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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
“The Georgia Aquarium is a major attraction in Atlanta. It houses more than tens of thousands of animals from several species from around the world. A few examples of what you can see here are beluga whales, great hammerhead sharks, and manta rays. Don't miss the spectacular dolphins exhibit and the dolphin show!”
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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
“Discover the history of this iconic beverage at this museum which displays Coca-Cola artifacts from more than 100 years ago. And as your visit here will probably make you quite thirsty, take advantage of the unique opportunity to try the more than 100 drinks that made the Coke company.”
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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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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
“Awesome local food hall with a neighborhood feel. Top it off with some Jeni’s for dessert!”
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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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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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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
“The world-class sports and entertainment facility is the home of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). The Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosts all Atlanta Falcons home games as well as special events. Get an inside look at the stadium and join the stadium tour that includes stops at the field, locker rooms, Window to the City, Skybridges and 100 Yard Club.”
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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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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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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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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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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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