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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.

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.”
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Basketball Stadium
“State Farm Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Atlanta, Georgia. The arena serves as the home venue for the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks and the Women's National Basketball Association's Atlanta Dream.”
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History Museum
“A trip for adults who like cultural attractions, artifacts, art & photos from the Civil Rights Era & about human rights. Located beside the Aquarium & World of Coke”
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Coworking Space
“Get exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the world headquarters of CNN. Take a 50-minute walking tour with your very own guide through the halls of CNN Center and get an inside look at how a live broadcast is produced and sent to viewers all over the world. ”
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Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Great Southern food normally a long wait but well worth it if you like southern cooking.”
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Athletics & Sports
“The park that gives our neighborhood its name includes miles of walking trails and the Atlanta Zoo. On Sunday mornings you can visit the Grant Park Farmer's Market, regarded as one of Atlanta's best. (20 minute walk) ”
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Shopping Mall
“The Cumberland Mall is a shopping mall in the Cumberland district of Metropolitan Atlanta near the suburbs of Smyrna and Vinings. It was the largest shopping mall in Georgia when it opened on August 8, 1973.”
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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.”
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Park
“Centennial Olympic Park is a 21-acre public park located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia owned and operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. It was built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as part of the infrastructure improvements for the 1996 Summer Olympics.”
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Science Museum
“Surrounded by a 65-acre (26.3 hectares) forest, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History offers an observatory, a planetarium, an IMAX movie theater, and oodles of fascinating exhibits. Home to the biggest movie screen in Atlanta as well as the largest dinosaurs ever discovered, Fernbank Museum excites visitors of all ages. What to Do: Participate in Sensing Nature’s hands-on activities that helps visitors become aware of how their senses interpret the world around them. This interactive exhibit will help you understand how your senses can lead to false perceptions about the world, and also how those same senses work together to better understand your environment. What to See: Discover virtual waterfalls and the insides of a mighty red oak tree at NatureQuest, which lets kids explore the nooks and crannies of a multi-level clubhouse. The experience turns kids into explorers and scientists as they discover the natural world.”
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Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Lisa Spooner, former school teacher and Kevin Clark, renowned fine dining chef open what's been termed the 'next-gen' meat-and-three in Reynoldstown, a vibrant community in east Atlanta. Their quaint restaurant offers a welcome bright spot that blooms brightly in a drab strip of Memorial Drive, in the heart of working-class Atlanta. It not only brightens the landscape, it brightens the bellies of everyone in the community. Lisa Kevin Home grown offers creative and delicious breakfast options and a hearty brunch menu on the weekend. Home grown has already become a favorite neighborhood hangout spot for residents nearby and a mandatory stopping point for just about anyone else passing through the east Atlanta area by car, bike, scooter, motorcycle, or on foot. ”
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Golf Driving Range
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“Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.”
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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.”
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Cemetery
“Gorgeous place to walk and take pictures. There are events throughout the year - and especially during Halloween - at the Cemetery. There are some of Atlanta's notable residents buried there such as Margaret Mitchell and Bobby Jones. ”
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BBQ Joint
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“short drive from the location and most routes take you through the iconic Krog St. tunnel. ”
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Gastropub
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“A trendy bar and restaurant in the heart of popular East Atlanta Village, a neighborhood that’s a little bit grunge, a little bit rock and roll, and full of bars and several other good restaurants. Argosy has great cocktails, lots of local beers, bar games etc. (35 minute walk or 8 minute drive) ”
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