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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Aquarium
“One of the top things to do in Atlanta with kids, the Georgia Aquarium features a wide variety of marine life and some very interesting and interactive activities for visitors. The world's largest aquarium, it houses more than 100,000 aquatic creatures, including the largest in the ocean - whale sharks. ”
  • 443 locals recommend
Art Museum
“ The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA boasts a celebrated collection of classic to contemporary art, as well as renowned architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. With a dynamic schedule of special exhibitions, an extensive permanent collection, innovative educational and family programs, meeting and event facilities and several dining options, there is something for everyone at the High in Atlanta.”
  • 310 locals recommend
Museum
“The World of Coca-Cola is a museum, located in Atlanta, Georgia, showcasing the history of The Coca-Cola Company. The 20-acre complex opened to the public on May 24, 2007, relocating from and replacing the original exhibit, which was founded in 1990 in Underground Atlanta.”
  • 286 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Originally constructed as an open-air retail mall in the 1950s, Lenox Square is the at the top of the list when it comes to retail centers in the Southeast. Over the years, the shopping center has evolved through a number of expansions and renovations. In CallisonRTKL’s fourth and most recent contribution, the design brings the interior of the mall in line with the exterior and gives the mall entrance a new identity on the well-known Peachtree Road. The plan also dramatically opens up the food court to the upper mall levels and includes an exterior dining area just outside the interior food court, inviting shoppers to enjoy views of the wooded tree canopies to the south. The result is a retail center with lasting impact that continues to be a catalyst for Atlanta’s thriving Buckhead residential and commercial district.”
  • 307 locals recommend
Park
“There is always something going on here! This is Atlanta's largest and most popular park, essentially our version of New York's central park!”
  • 246 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Lots of shops and restaurants are filled here! There is usually an ice skating rink here in the winter!”
  • 262 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Martin Luther King played a major part in the Civil Rights Movement. This site is dedicated to his life and the many achievements he made. The site includes a tour of his birth home and church. ”
  • 220 locals recommend
Zoo
“This zoo is amazing! (I would know, I work there). So many different animals and sounds and events. Check out our beautiful pandas, you won’t be disappointed ”
  • 145 locals recommend
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.”
  • 324 locals recommend
Market
“Some of my favorites here: Jeni’s Ice Cream Varuni Napoli - pizza Fred's Meat & Bread”
  • 333 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“"The Benz" hosts a multitude of events on a regular basis. Home to the Falcons and Atlanta United teams, if you can catch a game I highly recommend taking the time. This is by far one of the best stadiums in America by far!”
  • 156 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Atlanta's biggest, most popular family attraction featuring dozens of thrill rides, shows, and activities.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Atlanta's artsy neighborhood with interesting shops with laid back restaurants, and dive bars!”
  • 203 locals recommend
Garden
“The Atlanta Botanical Garden offers a lovely space with a variety of well laid out gardens, including formal flower beds and majestic trees that frame the urban landscape of Midtown Atlanta.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Originally constructed as an open-air retail mall in the 1950s, Lenox Square is the at the top of the list when it comes to retail centers in the Southeast. Over the years, the shopping center has evolved through a number of expansions and renovations. In CallisonRTKL’s fourth and most recent contribution, the design brings the interior of the mall in line with the exterior and gives the mall entrance a new identity on the well-known Peachtree Road. The plan also dramatically opens up the food court to the upper mall levels and includes an exterior dining area just outside the interior food court, inviting shoppers to enjoy views of the wooded tree canopies to the south. The result is a retail center with lasting impact that continues to be a catalyst for Atlanta’s thriving Buckhead residential and commercial district.”
  • 145 locals recommend
Theater
“The Fox Theatre is a history and grand venue. Visiting here is always a winner!”
  • 150 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant is a warm and welcoming tapas bar inspired by the culture of Spain. The ever-changing menu is focused on clean flavors, seasonal ingredients, specialties from Spain and the Mediterranean, and rustic small plate presentations created by chefs with tremendous talent. Barcelona offers an award-winning selection of wines from Spain and South America—and boasts one of the largest Spanish wine programs in the U.S.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Go on a weekend and ask to be seated in Shady Lane's section in the back- Older gentleman playing a xylophone”
  • 133 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“This 1945-era institution draws locals & tourists for Southern comfort food in a homey space.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great neighborhood bar with a good beer selection and tasty food. If you get a chance, check out the back room bar.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
“This is a local favorite! Go get a drink, play indoor golf, and enjoy other games!”
  • 77 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is a popular local favorite spot for breakfast, brunch, and lunch all day. Get here early for quicker seating as it fills up. delicious biscuits and highly rated cakes! Urban Atlanta feel.”
  • 85 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Great BBQ! Make sure to get the short rib (before they sell out for the day) and the banana pudding!”
  • 82 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Another off the beaten path brunch spot, closes at 3 Ria's always has a line of people waiting to get in. It's clear at first glance how well loved and popular this diner is. It's small, eclectic, and cozy. And it's right across the street from the beautiful historic Oakland cemetery, which makes for a nice scenic walk if you're waiting on a table. I personally love the Vegetarian "chicken" fried teak with mashed potatoes. ”
  • 90 locals recommend

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