Things to do in Atlanta
For a look back at Atlanta’s civil rights history, visit the Martin Luther King Jr National Historical site. Learn about the life and legacy of the revered leader in America’s civil rights movement. Check out the new dolphin show at the Georgia Aquarium. Get up close with stingrays in the touch pools, and watch beluga whales and whale sharks through their enormous viewing windows. For more animal adventures, head to Zoo Atlanta to see giraffes, kangaroos, and America’s only twin panda cubs. Right next door to the aquarium, the New World of Coca-Cola is ideal for fans of their sweet drinks from all over the world. It offers a history of the brand, a huge tasting room to sample their products, and even had Warhol pieces on display. As the first museum in the world to display art on loan from Paris’s Louvre, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art always has exhibits to experience. Find paintings by van Gogh, Cézanne, and Manet amongst its expansive and well-curated collections. Take a break from the city’s busy streets and head to Piedmont Park right in midtown. The area has bike paths, dog runs, and the Green Market that takes place every Saturday.
What makes a walking tour of Atlanta seem passé? Try seeing the top sites on a City Segway Tour. Following a brief safety demonstration at their downtown store, you can master this mode of conveyance in no time flat.
Twist’s shopping center location does not deter the well-dressed, and typically younger, patrons who stop by this Phipps Plaza spot after work to enjoy signature cocktails and happy hour specials.
The history of the world's most recognizable brand—which was created right here in Atlanta back in 1886—is documented at this fun, interactive museum.
One of the Southeast's largest natural science and learning hubs.
Operating since 1972, Uncharted Outposts selects properties in Africa, South America, Australia, and New Zealand—it currently works with more than 200, from safari lodges to island resorts—and also organizes individual itineraries
To even get to W Buckhead's rooftop bar is an experience in itself. As the glass elevator climbs 125 feet outside the hotel to Whiskey Blue, patrons are met with sweeping views of Atlanta’s skyline.
Encompassing a collection of different museums and historic buildings within easy walking distance of one another, the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site provides a definitive look at the life of the great native-Atlantan civil rights leader.
Located in the vibrant Little Five Points district, Stefan's lays claim to being Atlanta's oldest vintage clothing store. Since 1977, the boutique shop has been selling evening 1920’s evening gowns and men's three-piece suits from the '40's and '50's.
In addition to annual trips to her native Germany, Elisabeth Landry travels extensively to other European countries each year, allowing her to offer accurate, first-hand advice in regards to local hotels, restaurants, and tour guides.
The world's largest aquarium is one of Atlanta's absolute must-visits. More than 60 different exhibit tanks here hold some eight million gallons of water—and the most incredible variety of sea creatures you'll ever see under one roof.
Although located in the historic downtown district of Castleberry Hill, Marcia Wood Gallery is one of the best places to view lesser-known contemporary artists. Established in 1987, the gallery displays noteworthy artists in addition the emerging ones.