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Things to do in Atlanta

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Aquarium
“My absolute favorite tourist attraction to take anyone of any age! One of the world’s largest aquarium exhibit isn’t one to miss!”
  • 451 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The High is loaded with cool art and even has a Love Jazz on 3rd Fridays. Enjoy music, drinks and art”
  • 306 locals recommend
Museum
“Welcome to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta! Spend the day interacting with multiple exhibits, learning about the storied history of the iconic beverage brand, and sampling more than 100 different beverages from around the world.”
  • 291 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Popular shopping mall that attracts all kinds of people from the average local, to the famous celebrity. Parking is free and plentiful.”
  • 302 locals recommend
Park
“Enormous historic park with fields, a skyline view, a pond, and porch swings. - Great for morning runs or afternoon picnics. Has a dirt track for running! - Atlanta Botanical Gardens are excellent for a leisurely stroll outside and tropical delights inside the greenhouses. ($22 GA). ”
  • 246 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“A great place with shops, stores and restaurants in the heart of Downtown ATL.”
  • 259 locals recommend
Historic Site
“What's ATL without MLK? Go visit his birth home and museum in this historic part of the city. Museum is free.”
  • 220 locals recommend
Zoo
“Zoo Atlanta (sometimes referred as Atlanta Zoo) is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoological park in Atlanta, Georgia.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Market
“If you have never been to Atlanta, Ponce City Market is the place to be. They have wonderful restaurants, shopping options, ice cream shops, and unique cocktails you can only find in Atlanta! The rooftop park is filled with amusement and drinks overlooking Atlanta! The famous Atlanta Beltline is a wonderful place to take a walk right beside Ponce City Market.”
  • 316 locals recommend
Market
“More than just a bar or market... Krog Street Market is a collection of retail and dining establishments. ”
  • 334 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“The downtown Atlanta stadium offers guided tours of the sports venue, available several times daily. The stadium opened in August 2017 and began offering tours that fall. Tour stops include the player locker rooms, field, “skybridge,” art collection and 100 Yard Club.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Theme Park
“We have season's passes to Six Flags and go often. Great rides, typically low waits, and a clean atmosphere. Be sure to remember sun screen though!”
  • 108 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Full of great restaurants, Shops, little eateries, pubs and more. A great little hang out spot your sure to enjoy!”
  • 203 locals recommend
Garden
“Amazing Garden experience and tour in the middle of the city! A must see destination in ATL!”
  • 148 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Designer mall next to Lenox Square Mall that has all kinds of upscale & luxurious brands. Free parking available.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Theatre
“Restored opulent theater built in 1920s with 3,600-pipe organ hosts ballet, movies & other events.”
  • 150 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“Excellent Tapas, wine list, and nighttime bar scene. Wonderful outdoor dining. 10 minute walk”
  • 106 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Go on a weekend and ask to be seated in Shady Lane's section in the back- Older gentleman playing a xylophone”
  • 128 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Amazing food and historic site. Step back in time as you enter and see the walls filled with the legends of last years who walked through the doors. If you like down south soul food, this is im the spot for you! Expect long lines on weekends though and no reservations ahead of time on weekend either. ”
  • 108 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Amazing food for dinner, great service in a large beautiful building with lots of character. Great for families. Also has gluten free and vegan options. ”
  • 108 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
“Fun, non-competitive, family-friendly, and relaxed environment. Test your golfing skills or swing for fun at this great entertainment place that provides a full service bar and food menu. Has a heated and cooling system for their seating. Free parking with plenty of spaces. Seating is usually available but may have to wait during peak hours, paid reservations available.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is a popular local favorite spot for breakfast, brunch, and lunch all day. Get here early for quicker seating as it fills up. delicious biscuits and highly rated cakes! Urban Atlanta feel.”
  • 84 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q has become not only an Atlanta staple but a southeastern staple, with rave reviews from top publications including Bon Appetit, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, USA Today, and Sports Illustrated in addition to being featured on national television programs including The Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Southern Barbecue Trail”, The Today Show, and Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is the Official BBQ of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United”
  • 82 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Best breakfast joint on earth. Get there early or expect to wait. Try the pancakes...out of this world! 5 minute Uber ride.”
  • 88 locals recommend

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