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Best things to do in Atlanta

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Aquarium
“This aquarium is located downtown Atlanta adjacent to the Centennial Park, the CNN building, and Atlanta 20 story Farris wheel. This location will put you at the center of many other sites. ”
380 locals recommend
Museum
“Great place to try beverages from Coke from around the world! Don’t try the Beverly, or do if you’re into that sort of thing! :) ”
253 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is a grand 4-leveled shopping mall so please prepare for a bit of walking. A great place to enjoy your time in Buckhead, rain or shine. Great food options in the food court, located on the 1st floor. ”
286 locals recommend
Art Museum
“MARTA trains take guests all the way to High Museum with one transfer at Five Points station. Starting point at East Lake MARTA station is an easy two block walk from Art House and Old Church. ”
291 locals recommend
Park
“Thee Biggest Historical Park in the city of Atlanta. Great place to jog, walk, ride bikes/scooters, picnic, cookout, host events, etc. Pet friendly w/dog parks. Lots of historical trees and agriculture. ”
218 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Must see. Learn about black history in the very city where MLK made the biggest impact. ”
206 locals recommend
Zoo
“Note from Zoo Atlanta: We’ve come a long way since opening our doors way back in 1889! Zoo Atlanta has changed dramatically since the earliest days of our Victorian origins, from the fascinating series of events that led to Atlanta’s first zoo, to the legendary Willie B., to the history of our giant panda program. We thank you for being part of the journey — our story is still being told!”
133 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.”
323 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“My favorite place to spend a day! Ideal for decent weather, this is an outdoor shopping plaza that includes several restaurants to please all taste buds. ”
237 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Check out an Atlanta United Game or Falcons game at the Mercedes Benz Stadium!”
129 locals recommend
Market
“Krog Street Market is a west coast-style market with southern grown restaurants and retailers, family style seating, and another local favorite for wide variety of craft draft beers. If you’re torn on what to eat, there’s a little bit of everything there! It’s also near Krog Street Tunnel, another Atlanta staple for those like that professional style graffiti and well done murals. ”
305 locals recommend
Garden
“Note from the Garden: Since the Garden opened its doors in 1976, it has become the emerald jewel in the crown of Atlanta culture. The Garden is an ever-evolving destination where the horticulturally-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families come together to feel human again. Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in the city to visit. An urban oasis in the heart of Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, the serene Storza Woods highlighted by a unique Canopy Walk, and the picturesque Skyline Garden. The Gainesville location, opened in 2015, celebrates years of planning and development of one of North Georgia’s most beautiful landscapes aimed at connecting visitors with both the natural world and cultural amenities. It is home to the largest conservation nursery in the Southeast.”
128 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Awesome roller coasters for the thrill seeker. Also has a waterpark included in your admission ticket.”
98 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Live in the lap of luxury at this upscale shopping mall located literally​ across the street from Lenox Square Mall. ”
136 locals recommend
Theatre
“From Broadway performances to rock concerts and movies, The Fox Theatre in Atlanta is one of the best venues for live entertainment. Visit this amazing theater and be amazed by the architecture, decor, and history of the place. Check out their website for the list of the upcoming events.”
140 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Funky area, interesting stores, good restaurants, and great people watching. Their slogan is "We're all here, because we are not all there"”
173 locals recommend