Atlanta Travel Guide
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.
Set on the grounds of Swan House, one of Atlanta's classic historic estates, the Atlanta History Center features permanent and special exhibitions devoted to the history of the city and region.
In a mid-century warehouse building once occupied by the Miller Union Stockyards, Chef Steven Satterfield brings sustainable Southern fare to Atlanta's Westside. The rustic, yet modern decor recalls a charming, country cottage.
Chomp & Stomp is a one-day annual event that pays homage to what Cabbagetown used to be: a small, tightly nit mill town community.
Taking several trips a year to both England and Scotland, Claire Schoeder has first-hand knowledge to help clients plan unique luxury trips to these destinations.
Visitors to Atlanta, especially Southern history and literature buffs, won't want to miss the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, operated by the Atlanta History Center.
Hip, split-personality sushi bar and nightclub.
Owners Kate and George Lawes have been welcoming collectors for more than 32 years at this charming Decatur antique mall.
Inspired by a trip to Spain, chef Kevin Rathbun personally designed this unique Spanish wine bar that has an excellent wine selection and scrumptious small plates.
Gene Lashley believes that to truly know a destination, you should see it for yourself. Specializing in luxury cruises and adventure travel, the founder and CEO of Century Travel employs first-hand knowledge while planning individualized tours and vacations.
When R. E. "Ted" Turner bought WJRJ-Atlanta, Channel 17 in 1970, he laid the foundation for today's Cable News Network—the news organization still headquartered in Atlanta but known around the globe.
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.
Miles away from chain grocery stores, this locally owned and operated shop sells grocery products at nearly the same, if not cheaper, prices. Beside the mural-filled brick wall, a large painted sign with the store’s name indicates that patrons have found the right place.
Peoples is a high-end clothing store for women of all ages, specializing in designer items shoppers simply can’t find in department stores.
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.