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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
“Georgia Aquarium is the world's most magical aquarium. Situated near Centennial Olympic Park and World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta,Georgia, Georgia Aquarium offers its guests an experience like no other. Across six separate galleries, with more than 70 amazing habitats, 10 million gallons of water and thousands of species of marine animals, guests will marvel at, learn about and come to better understand such majestic aquatic animals as whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, beluga whales, sea otters, African penguins and thousands of species of exotic fish and other animals. ”
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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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Market
“Our favorites include Gu’s Dumplings, Jeni’s Ice Creams, and The Little Tart Bakeshop! ”
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Shopping Mall
“The premiere shopping mall in Atlanta with your favorite department stores and fun boutiques.”
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Museum
“You can't come from up north without venturing 1.5 hours to Atlanta on your trip. And the World of Coca-Cola is a fun place to take the family!”
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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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Park
“The largest parks in the city of Atlanta. It features jogging paths, basketball courts, a swimming pool, and a farmers market”
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Shopping Plaza
“Atlantic Station in Midtown is a neighborhood that offers shopping, dining, and a Regal Cinema ”
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Historic Site
“Atlanta is the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement...so a trip to the city must include MLK sites. You can see his childhood home, the famous Ebenezer Baptist Church where MKL gave some of his most influential speeches, and his final resting place. ”
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Pizza Place
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“Very hip,unusual shopping w multiple food and drink options.15 min walk from Airbnb. El Myr for food ,drinks.Junkmans Daughter for very unique gifts. Sevananda Co-op for great vegetarian health foods(Amazing Hot Bar).”
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Theater
“The Fox Theatre is a beautiful venue in Midtown for watching live performances.”
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Zoo
“Great for young kids. In Grant Park. 15 min drive/ uber away. A very nice afternoon.”
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Football Stadium
“Formerly the Georgia Dome, now the Mercedes-Benz stadium, the new structure sits just beside the old in downtown Atlanta. Costing $1.5 billion to build, it's a testament to the lofty aspirations of the city.”
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Garden
“Love, love, love this place. Has parking if you go early. Can be gotten to by scooter on the freedom park trail and beltline if you are up for an adventure. Pickup an scooter in Little 5 Points if you can't find one near us. One of my favorite places to take pictures in Atlanta. Great for kids, with the kids garden and Orchid center. Really fun, much more than you might expect. Highly recommended. Bring a bathing suit for the kids to use in the kids garden fountains.”
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Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Everything is good here for a true southern meal. Starts with the bread and goes on with the fish, chicken, macaroni and cheese and so on and so on. You will need a nap afterwards, but you will sleep good.”
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Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Delicious breakfast, can be a wait on the weekends so try to get there early.”
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