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Best things to do in Atlanta

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Since 1959, Lenox Square has been the premier shopping destination for fashion enthusiasts throughout the Southeast. Located in the heart of the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. It is an enclosed upscale shopping mall, with 198 stores on four levels, including a food court.”
289 locals recommend
Art Museum
“If you love and appreciate art or just want to do something outside of the norm; this is a must visit ”
292 locals recommend
Park
“Thee Biggest Historical Park in the city of Atlanta. Great place to jog, walk, ride bikes/scooters, picnic, cookout, host events, etc. Pet friendly w/dog parks. Lots of historical trees and agriculture. ”
218 locals recommend
Market
“If you have never been to Atlanta, Ponce City Market is the place to be. They have wonderful restaurants, shopping options, ice cream shops, and unique cocktails you can only find in Atlanta! The rooftop park is filled with amusement and drinks overlooking Atlanta! The famous Atlanta Beltline is a wonderful place to take a walk right beside Ponce City Market.”
323 locals recommend
Garden
“Note from the Garden: Since the Garden opened its doors in 1976, it has become the emerald jewel in the crown of Atlanta culture. The Garden is an ever-evolving destination where the horticulturally-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families come together to feel human again. Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in the city to visit. An urban oasis in the heart of Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, the serene Storza Woods highlighted by a unique Canopy Walk, and the picturesque Skyline Garden. The Gainesville location, opened in 2015, celebrates years of planning and development of one of North Georgia’s most beautiful landscapes aimed at connecting visitors with both the natural world and cultural amenities. It is home to the largest conservation nursery in the Southeast.”
130 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Funky area, interesting stores, good restaurants, and great people watching. Their slogan is "We're all here, because we are not all there"”
173 locals recommend
Theater
“From Broadway performances to rock concerts and movies, The Fox Theatre in Atlanta is one of the best venues for live entertainment. Visit this amazing theater and be amazed by the architecture, decor, and history of the place. Check out their website for the list of the upcoming events.”
141 locals recommend
Theater
“The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. The Fox’s 4,665 seat theatre hosts more than 150 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies. In December 2009, Billboard Magazine ranked the Fox Theatre in Atlanta as “The #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less).” In addition to our ​world-famous theatre, our spectacular ballrooms have hosted everything from Sweet 16s to weddings and corporate events.”
60 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Mary Mac’s Tea Room for 1945 era southern style comfort food that’s worth the wait! ”
98 locals recommend
Garden
“The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acres botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Incorporated in 1976, the garden's mission is to "develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research and enjoyment.”
62 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“$$ Spanish restaurant: Spanish shareable plates & a long wine list served in a rustic wood setting with a wraparound patio.”
97 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Be sure to call before you go to check on the wait. It can get pretty busy. Try the chopped brisket. It's amazing! ”
75 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Highly-acclaimed, large restaurant w/ excellent breakfast, brunch, and lunch everyday - short driving distance”
82 locals recommend
Pet Store
“The park itself it pretty big. You can park your car there in the parking garage accessed via the Botanical Gardens or Evelyn street. ”
48 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“One of our favorite upscale date night restaurants in Atlanta. They serve delicious food, have complimentary valet parking and live music some nights. A reservation is recommended.”
65 locals recommend
Café
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“dessert and a coffee spot I love for a late night snack and cozy quaint atmosphere. they also serve food!”
77 locals recommend