VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Atlanta
Peach City is as much a thriving financial center as it is an attractive Southern belle, lined with blooming dogwoods and fragrant azaleas. Sports lovers, gourmands, and culturevores alike will find fun things to do in Atlanta, including easy strolls along the Eastside Trail—a 2.25-mile stretch of the reclaimed BeltLine—that strings together five neighborhoods and two parks. If you work up an appetite, duck into Ponce City Market or Krog Street Market: two food halls with outposts from famed chefs (including James Beard Award darling Anne Quatrano).
If you’re in town on game day, you won’t have any trouble figuring out what to do in Atlanta. At Turner Field, watch an Atlanta Braves game from the first pitch to the final out—or play your own game at one of two ball fields at Piedmont Park. The 189-acre green space is also home to a dog park, bocce courts, a lake, a green market, twin soccer fields, a running track, and more. It may surprise you that one of the best Atlanta attractions is the Oakland Cemetery. In addition to 55 mausoleums and Smithsonian-listed sculptures, golf fans can also pay their respects to legend Bobby Jones by placing a golf ball on his grave.
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Ask any local how to master Atlanta and you’ll hear that a food tour is a must. Try classic Deep South fare like creamed shrimp with red Savannah rice at Revival, or a global feast from Bulford Highway. Here, you’ll dine on everything from Korean barbecue to authentic Mexican tacos (think: cabeza, or cow’s head). Get all the best of Atlanta by diving with whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium—the largest aquarium in the hemisphere—and listening to rising songwriters at Eddie’s Attic.