Midtown

Midtown was once the definitive heart of gay Atlanta. As with many gayborhoods, high-priced condos and mainstream businesses have moved in, but for decades the...

  • Neighborhood

Blues sets at Blind Willie's

Poncey-Highland

A blues club named after local legend Blind Willie McTell, Willie's hosts an impressive retinue of Blues musicians, including the stylings of one Francine Reed,

  • Performing arts

Fabulous Fox Theater

Midtown

Given Atlanta's priorities, it is not so hard to believe that it almost let a phone company tear down one of its architectural treasures, but thanks to sufficient...

  • Performing arts
  • Architecture

Old Fourth Ward

There is no neighborhood in Atlanta (and few in the country, for that matter) with more historical clout than the Old Fourth Ward, the borough in which Martin Luther...

  • Neighborhood

The BeltLine

Midtown

A feat of urban renewal and remarkably humble grassroots project that integrates transportation, land use, greenspace, and sustainable growth, the BeltLine is a...

  • Park
  • Hiking
  • Excursions
  • Eco Tourism
  • City Tour
  • Bicycle
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure

Piedmont Park

Midtown

From exhibition grounds to athletic fields to the sweeping green lawn it is today, Piedmont Park has gone through as many iterations as the city around it. It's a...

  • Walking
  • Playground
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Fun & games
  • Bicycle
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Georgia Aquarium

Downtown

Atlanta is home to the largest aquarium in the western hemisphere - a wonderful aquatic amusement-park-esque fantasia in all its glory - with an overwhelming...

  • Zoo
  • Museum
  • Amusement Park

CNN Center

Downtown

CNN founder Ted Turner is from Atlanta and his company is still headquartered in the city. Today, the studios are also a strange, over-the-top theme park and

  • Food & drink
  • Fun & games
  • Amusement Park

World of Coca-Cola

Downtown

Atlanta is the city that Coke built, and there is a museum that tells the whole story of the soft drink's origins and rise to fame. What will not be divulged is the...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Amusement Park

High Museum of Art

Midtown

Atlanta has only really one proper art museum, but she is a doozy whose stature has been rising in stature since a recent addition onto the original building by...

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Museum

Alliance Theatre

Midtown

A recent recipient of the Tony Award for Best Regional Theatre, the Alliance is the largest and most well-endowed theatre in the South. It puts on musicals, plays...

  • Performing arts

Arabia Mountain

Lithonia

Techinally a monadnock, a stone that rises isolated from a plane, Arabia Mountain is well-worth the drive out East beyond the Perimeter. An eerie lunar landscape,...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Natural Attraction
  • Hiking
  • Eco Tourism
  • Walking

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Midtown

Adjacent to Piedmont Park, the 30-acre garden is home to over 3,000 different ornamental plants, including the largest collection of species orchids on permanent...

  • Park

Atlanta History Center

Buckhead

Taking up 33-acres in the heart of Buckhead, the Atlanta History Center is a great opporunity to learn not only about the history of the city but of the southeastern...

  • Park
  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Atlanta Roller Girls

Midtown

Atlanta is full of tough women, but none quite as tough as those on Atlanta's original, WFTDA-founding-member Roller Derby team. About once every month there is a...

  • Sports

Atlanta Symphony

Midtown

Atlanta's symphony has been one of the more well-renowned orchestras in the country, ever since the conductor Robert Shaw took over in 1967. Today it's a beloved...

  • Performing arts

Atlanta Vintage Books

Chamblee-Doraville

Though a bit outside the city center, this bookstore with is titling piles and fully-packed shelves is a must for any bookworm. Browse through books by southern...

  • Store

Braves games at Turner Field

Downtown

The strongest tie holding this disparate, sprawling city together might just be love for the Braves. The team is top-notch and easy to rally behind, having brought...

  • Sports
  • Fun & games
  • Cultural & Historical

Buckhead

Swanky and not particularly pedestrian-friendly, Buckhead is Atlanta's other skyline and in many ways a regretful symbol looming on the horizon of what was. Once a...

  • Neighborhood

Cabbagetown

Cabbagetown-Reynoldstown

Cabbagetown is a neighborhood that might never quite make it beyond being in transformation, but this ramschackle, reluctant quality is what lends it so much...

  • Neighborhood

Cascade Springs Nature Reserve

Cascade

This 135-acres is the largest extant old forest inside the city limits. Once used as a resort by early 20th-century entrepreneur John Zaring, only the springs,...

  • Park
  • Natural Attraction
  • Hiking
  • Excursions
  • Eco Tourism
  • Bicycle
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure

Centennial Olympic Park

Downtown

Like many spots in Atlanta, the Olympic Park is meant to make Atlanta feel more like a coherent, big-time city but instead remains a wistful memory of what once was....

  • Water fun
  • Playground
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Cultural & Historical

Center for Puppetry Arts

Midtown

This museum and theatre is the largest organization in the country dedicated to the artform of puppetry and includes a large chunk of Jim Henson's muppet collection....

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art
  • Performing arts

Chamblee Antique Row

Chamblee

Near the intersection of Broad Street and Peachtree Road in historic Chamblee is a handful of antique stores that will put a spring in even the most seen-it-all...

  • Shopping Street
  • Neighborhood

Chamblee-Doraville

To really begin to understand Atlanta, its unique diversity and cultural make-up, one must venture out toward the Perimeter, particularly into the Chamblee-Doraville...

  • Neighborhood

Chastain Park and Ampitheater

Chastain Park

A park with a giant ampitheater, Chastain brings out the bleacher-picnicking, outdoor-concert-loving haute bourgeoisie like no other. But it's a fun and fairly...

  • Performing arts
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park

Chrome Yellow Trading Company

Old Fourth Ward

A small, well-curated boutique clothing store in the Old Fourth Ward, owned and operated by Kelly and Kyle Taylor. Stumptown Coffee is served in the foyer, while

  • Boutique

Cliterati at Charis Books

Little Five Points

Charis is the only women-centric, feminist bookstore in the city and Cliterati, an "open no-mic" on the second Tuesday of every month, is a chance to see a wonderful...

  • Performing arts

Criminal Records

Little Five Points

Long Atlanta's premier music store, Criminal Records has mostly new releases on vinyl and CD for market prices. It might not be as browsable as Wax n' Facts around...

  • Store

Dad's Garage

Little Five Points

A mainstay of the city's improv scene, Dad's Garage has been producing original works and stand-up since 1995 - raunchy and aggresive, and is never shy of cultural...

  • Performing arts