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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
“Please have proper transit if you are not driving, and please know that traffic can become very heavy at time. It is also best to purchase tickets in advance. ”
  • 453 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Address: 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 The High Museum of Art, located in Atlanta, is a leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. Located on Peachtree Street in Midtown, the city's arts district, the High is a division of the Woodruff Arts Center”
  • 307 locals recommend
Museum
“The World of Coca-Cola is a museum, located in Atlanta, Georgia, showcasing the history of The Coca-Cola Company. The 20-acre complex opened to the public on May 24, 2007, relocating from and replacing the original exhibit, which was founded in 1990 in Underground Atlanta.”
  • 291 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Lenox Square is a shopping mall located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. Lenox Square comprises 1,558,678 square feet of retail space, with 198 stores on four levels, including a large food court. The mall is home to three anchor stores: Macy's, Bloomingdale's, and Neiman Marcus”
  • 304 locals recommend
Park
“Piedmont Park is an urban park in Atlanta, Georgia, located about 1 mile northeast of Downtown, between the Midtown and Virginia Highland neighborhoods. Its host concerts, and festivals year round. ”
  • 248 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“A great place with shops, stores and restaurants in the heart of Downtown ATL.”
  • 260 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park consists of several buildings in Atlanta, Georgia, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s boyhood home and the original Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where King was baptized and both his father Martin Luther King Sr. and he were pastors.”
  • 219 locals recommend
Zoo
“Zoo Atlanta is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited zoological park in Atlanta, Georgia.”
  • 149 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.”
  • 165 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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“About a half-mile walk away. "Little Five Points is Atlanta’s undisputed cool neighborhood. Named after the site where the former Underground Atlanta shopping area once was, the stretch along Moreland Avenue NE is home to an independent radio station, vintage stores, vegan restaurants and a skate shop run by some pros, making it an offbeat haven. The area is also known for its high concentration of street art from local artists." - Washington Post”
  • 203 locals recommend
Garden
“Great place to be surrounded by nature within a city! Beautiful floral sculptures and fountains. Park connects to Piedmont Park which has scooters & e-bikes available for a charge through App. Parking available at a cost. They also have coffee shops and a nice restaurant inside. ”
  • 150 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Phipps Plaza is an upscale shopping mall located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. Owned by Simon Property Group, the retail center is located at the intersection of Peachtree Road & Lenox Road and sits adjacent to its sister-mall Lenox Square in the heart of Buckhead's commercial center.”
  • 149 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
“This place is steeped in history and so popular they even have a recipe book! 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308”
  • 109 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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