ATTRACTIONS: Most visitors' journeys to Atlanta begin downtown in Centennial Olympic Park, the epicenter of downtown life. From its inspiring attractions such as Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center and Center for Civil and Human Rights to year-round sporting events at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena, there's always something going on in Downtown Atlanta.
The Convention & Entertainment District is where big events and family fun meet. Discover Atlanta’s civil rights history in the historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood. Neighboring Fairlie-Poplar puts world-renowned performances center stage. And Castleberry Hill provides the perfect blend of eclectic artistry and city spirit.
Atlanta attractions, activities, and the many options for entertainment would take a lifetime to experience, so we have narrowed a shortlist down to our most popular favorites, from yours truly, the locals and residents of Atlanta.
Centennial Olympic Park
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
World of Coca Cola
Art on the Atlanta Beltline
RESTAURANTS: What's the best part? The restaurants and bars! Here's a short list, sneak peek of Atlanta favorites in the area.
The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View
Red Phone Booth
Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint
Ray's In The City
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
NIGHTLIFE: Consider Atlanta nightlife the ultimate melting pot of fun. Many visitors' journeys begin in Downtown Atlanta, where there's always something going on. Or choose between the laid-back vibes of Atlanta's Eastside or Westside, the chic style in Buckhead, a trendy scene in Midtown. No matter what style of nightlife you're craving, you're sure to find it in Atlanta! A few local favorites:
Havana Club ATL
The Music Room
BARS-DIVES-CASUAL STOPS: When 5 o'clock rolls around, Atlanta bars start serving exotic martinis and hand-crafted cocktails, on the side of live entertainment and tantalizing snacks! Relax at a casual neighborhood bar or meet up with friends for a drink. If you want a little more heart-pumping excitement and sports, sports, and more sports, explore some of the best sports bars in Atlanta.
Atlanta bars and late-night restaurants are the excitement you've been craving! Explore some of Atlanta's best hotel and martini bars, neighborhood taverns, and more. To name a few:
Tin Lizzy's Cantina
CAFE'-BAKERIES: Whether it's a grab-’n-go bite to eat, a decadent treat or just the morning's jump-start java, Atlanta coffee shops and bakeries offer quick and casual dining. Atlanta's casual dining restaurants feature a variety of refreshments and serve everything from espresso, coffee, and smoothies to sandwiches, salads, and pastries.
Corner Bakery Cafe'
Ebrik Coffee Room
Wheelies Tiny Donuts
STORES-GROCERIES: Below is a short list, of where you can find a big supermarket if you are looking to do a big shop to fill the cupboards and fridge for the duration of your stay. Within walking distance and close range are a few small convenience stores. There’s International Peach Mart, Quick Mart, Peachtree Food Mart, and Downtown Deli.