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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“Local fixture known for its burgers, beer & whiskey selection & offbeat, rock 'n' roll vibe.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Branch of a down-home chain known for Southern food & all-day breakfast selections.”
  • 54 locals recommend
“Wonderful urban trail for walking, biking, running, etc, with access to the best restaurants & shopping.”
  • 80 locals recommend
History Museum
“Located on 33 acres in the heart of historic Buckhead, the Atlanta History Center invites you to explore Georgia’s past through award-winning exhibitions; two historic houses including 1928 Swan House and 1860s Smith Family Farm; Centennial Olympic Games Museum; the Goizueta Gardens, featuring 22 acres of historic gardens and trails; and the Kenan Research Center. The all-inclusive admission ticket includes tours of the Margaret Mitchell House, birthplace of Gone with the Wind, located just five miles away at our midtown campus. Year round, visitors of all ages enjoy a variety of programs including monthly family festivals, homeschool days, toddler programs, lecture series with award-winning authors, and the opportunity to Meet the Past through our living history programs. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Giving residence to some of Atlanta's major art attractions, the Woodruff Arts Center houses renowned venues such as The High Museum of Art, The Alliance Theater, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of the best things (and worst things if you're concerned about affordable housing) Atlanta has going to for itself. Highly recommend a walk on the Eastside Beltline. Stop for brunch or a drink at one of MANY great patios and get a feel for New Atlanta. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“This is my favorite bar in Atlanta. It has been chosen as one of the best bars in America. The food is delicious and the servers can help you find almost anything. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
“Virginia Highland is a happening area with a vibrant bar and restaurant scene. On North Highland and Virginia avenues, young locals sip coffee and cocktails in quirky cafes and shop for organic tea and funky homeware. The landmark Plaza Theatre screens indie films. Green spaces include Orme Park, which runs along Clear Creek and has a playground, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.”
  • 52 locals recommend
“Midtown is a busy commercial area and a vibrant arts hub. The High Museum of Art shows world-renowned works in a striking modern building, while Margaret Mitchell House offers tours of the former home of the “Gone With the Wind” author. Peachtree Street is a hotspot for comedy, bars and big-name shops, with eating options ranging from street food to fine dining. Large, leafy Piedmont Park offers walking trails.”
  • 36 locals recommend
History Museum
“Housing documents of the 39th president, this museum also features a replica of the Oval Office. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
“Closest major park. Great for cycling, sight seeing, and close by to bars and restaurants to your liking”
  • 38 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Great theater showing classics and the latest films in an unpretentious setting.”
  • 61 locals recommend
“3 DJs spin house music in the Gallery, Latin sounds in the Studio & anything-goes in the Main Room.”
  • 28 locals recommend
“Goldroom Is the hottest Hip Hop club on friday nights. Contact me for great deals on tables and entry. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“(Guidebook cover photo) An outdoor shopping mall with lovely upscale restaurants and beautiful scenery. Ideal for decent weather! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
“A walkable adventure to cafes, restaurants, juice bars, boutiques, parks, recreation, etc. Or, if you feel inclined ... rent a scooter or bike. Enjoy!”
  • 41 locals recommend