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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.

Aquarium
“One the best Aquariums to see. Located across the World of Coke, bundle tickets are available to visit both at discounted rates.”
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Shopping Mall
“Lenox Square is an enclosed upscale shopping mall located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. Lenox Square comprises 1,558,678 square feet of retail space, with 198 stores on four levels, including a large food court. The mall is home to three anchor stores: Macy's, Bloomingdale's, and Neiman Marcus.”
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Museum
“Coke Factory is a fun and lively place for all ages. The facility provides samples of Coca-Cola products from around the country. Be sure to try The Beverly!”
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Art Museum
“Look at the African Art. .. El Anatsui is my favorite Building by Renzo Paino in the Back, and the Front is Richard Meyer. It feels like Europe.”
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Historic Site
“See and learn some history of one of Atlanta's prominent families. Take a tour. Buy some gifts. Eat along the historic strip. Also visit the church and museum located on the same street.”
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Park
“Located in Midtown, Piedmont Park is a huge park to explore. There are public tennis courts, public pool, dog park and lots of trails to explore. Much of the park is shaded but there are some sunny spots too. Farmers Market on select weekends too. Go to spot for festivals including April's Dogwood Festival and also many concerns/event like Jazz Festival. Adjoins the Botanical Gardens (fee to enter Gardens) and lots of great places to eat in/around midtown. Limited parking and observe parking signs as they will ticket. There is a parking deck for the Park/Gardens off of Monroe Avenue. Beltline leads you to 10th street which will take you to the Park. ”
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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.”
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Shopping Plaza
“Suddenly, a dense spot of department stores for all of your shopping needs.”
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Market
“A great food court type place, everyone can get something different and sit together. I always get a cheesesteak at Fred’s and Steph will get sushi. Limited parking, use the valet to park at peak times. I got to butter and cream for ice cream just across the beltline out the back. ”
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Zoo
“The Zoo Atlanta currently houses 1,500 animals from over 200 species. get up close to gorillas, flamingos, and the pandas - the main attraction here.”
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Football Stadium
“Atlanta United or Falcons games are a must see. The Mercedes-Benz stadium offers daily tours call for more information.”
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Shopping Mall
“Live in the lap of luxury at this upscale shopping mall located literally​ across the street from Lenox Square Mall. ”
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Pizza Place
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“Little Five Points, Virginia-Highland, East Atlanta Village, Decatur and Cabbagetown, all located east of Atlanta, comprise Atlanta's eclectic neighborhoods, which are worth the trip outside of the city for a different shopping, dining, and cultural experience.”
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Garden
“The Atlanta Botanical Garden aims not only to showcase all of the plants in its collection for your viewing pleasure but to use them to promote research, education, and conservation.”
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Theme Park
“Six Flags Over Georgia boasts 100 acres of awesome rides - including world-class roller coasters - great shots, and thrilling attractions such as the Sky Screamer. There are rides for all ages, dining throughout the park, and many entertainment options for the whole family. Explore the sister park as well, Six Flags White Water, the South's largest water park.”
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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.”
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