Things to Do in Atlanta

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One of the most comprehensive urban renewal efforts in the United States, the Altanta Beltline is an historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling Atlanta... Read More

The Victorian neighborhood of Grant Park (just south of Downtown) is home to the world's largest oil painting: the Atlanta Cyclorama, a 19th-century... Read More

Set on the grounds of Swan House, one of Atlanta's classic historic estates, the Atlanta History Center features permanent and special exhibitions... Read More

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... Read More

Located in Atlanta's vibrant Midtown district, the Center for Puppetry Arts has been offering family-friendly puppetry programs since 1978. While the... Read More

One of the Southeast's largest natural science and learning hubs. Read More

Chomp & Stomp is a one-day annual event that pays homage to what Cabbagetown used to be: a small, tightly nit mill town community. Attendees arrive... Read More

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... Read More

A "Helmet Wall" displaying the headgear of more than 700 college football teams welcomes you into this downtown attraction. Visitors can personalize... Read More

When performing artists like Lil Wayne, Nelly, and Akon have shows in town, Compound is where they come to party. Young patrons dress up to code to... Read More

In addition to annual trips to her native Germany, Elisabeth Landry travels extensively to other European countries each year, allowing her to offer... Read More

This former movie palace with a can't-miss marquee on Peachtree Street plays hosts to more than 250 shows each year, from Broadway productions to... Read More

Gene Lashley believes that to truly know a destination, you should see it for yourself. Specializing in luxury cruises and adventure travel, the founder... Read More

Atlanta's Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the Western Hemisphere; its five themed galleries include tropical coral reefs, beluga whales and black... Read More

Olympic Pedigree: Dutch racer Bart Brentjens won a gold on the Atlanta track, site of the Olympics’ first-ever mountain biking competition.... Read More

This modern white structure in the heart of Midtown has a permanent collection of 15,000 works of classic and contemporary art. Its vast anthology... Read More

This venerable retail establishment in Atlanta (open since 1957) is run by a father-son team of designers, Jim and Jimmy Huff. Many of the sleek, retro... Read More

Go behind-the-scenes of CNN's global headquarters during this 50-minute walking tour (run daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The tour takes in a recording... Read More

At the beginning of each season, fashion guru Jeffrey Kalinsky and buyer David Rubenstein carefully select pieces to create a unique collection of... Read More

Insider clout: For a couple’s seven-year-old twins, Udwin organized a separate safari itinerary that included a private chef (who whipped up pizza... Read More

Located in a rehabbed 1920s warehouse building with exposed brick walls, concrete floors, and steel trusses, this busy Inman Park food hall on the... Read More

Inspired by a trip to Spain, chef Kevin Rathbun personally designed this unique Spanish wine bar that has an excellent wine selection and scrumptious... Read More

Owners Kate and George Lawes have been welcoming collectors for more than 32 years at this charming Decatur antique mall. Named for the iconic vine that... Read More

Atlanta's sweet young things don glitter gear, stiletto heels, and designer blue jeans to shake their stuff on Loca Luna's large, high-energy dance... Read More

Although Valerie Wilson closed its Atlanta office, Manny Beauregard is still based in Atlanta working for the company. A member of the American Society... Read More

Although located in the historic downtown district of Castleberry Hill, Marcia Wood Gallery is one of the best places to view lesser-known contemporary... Read More

Visitors to Atlanta, especially Southern history and literature buffs, won't want to miss the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, operated by the... Read More

Encompassing a collection of different museums and historic buildings within easy walking distance of one another, the Martin Luther King, Jr., National... Read More

In a mid-century warehouse building once occupied by the Miller Union Stockyards, Chef Steven Satterfield brings sustainable Southern fare to Atlanta's... Read More

This Westside craft brewery is known for its entertaining tours and relaxed, convivial vibe. Tours and tastings are offered four afternoons a week;... Read More

Follow winding paths through ornate mausoleums and sculptures at this eerie Grant Park attraction. Founded in 1850, the city's oldest cemetery is the... Read More

This craft distillery in Old Fourth Ward creates small-batch vodka from scratch, with plans to add gin and bourbon in the future. The tasting room is... Read More

Peoples is a high-end clothing store for women of all ages, specializing in designer items shoppers simply can’t find in department stores. Co... Read More

Sprawling 189 acres just northeast of Atlanta's downtown, Piedmont draws sporty types with its miles of trails for running, biking, and strolling. The... Read More

You can't miss the illuminated marquee of this historic Poncey-Highland landmark, which is the city's longest continuously operating movie theater. Take... Read More

The largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta's history, this mixed-use development in Old Fourth Ward is housed in a former Sears, Roebuck & Co.... Read More

Channel your inner race car driver at this over-the-top attraction less than two miles from Atlanta's airport. Visitors are invited to whet their... Read More

This Buckhead cigar bar has the allure of a 1920’s speakeasy, complete with a “hidden” location and exclusive access. Outside the... Read More

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... Read More

Highly regarded by Atlanta foodies, this gourmet grocer on the Westside has individual "markets" devoted to freshly baked breads, artisan cheeses, and... Read More

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... Read More

The Sweet Auburn Curb Market has been located on Edgewood Avenue, in the very heart of Atlanta, since it first opened for business back in 1918. During... Read More

Blow off some steam at this Midtown microbrewery, which features tours, a taproom, and live music. The indoor-outdoor space attracts a mix of tourists... Read More

In June 2014, the $68-million National Center for Civil and Human Rights welcomed its first visitors to a landmark downtown building designed by Phil... Read More

Pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a self-guided visit to this memorial, where exhibits illustrate the life and teachings of the... Read More

Founded in 1983 by climbing enthusiast and retired knee surgeon Peter "Treeman" Jenkins, TCI was the first school of its kind to offer expert... Read More

Twist’s shopping center location does not deter the well-dressed, and typically younger, patrons who stop by this Phipps Plaza spot after... Read More

Operating since 1972, Uncharted Outposts selects properties in Africa, South America, Australia, and New Zealand—it currently works with more than... Read More

Entirely devoted to glass art, Vespermann Glass Gallery showcases the work of more than 200 mostly American glass art specialists, including both... Read More

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... Read More

The history of the world's most recognizable brand—which was created right here in Atlanta back in 1886—is documented at this fun,... Read More

Founded in 1889—originally with animals stranded from a traveling circus gone bankrupt—Zoo Atlanta is now a state-of-the-art facility, where... Read More

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