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Whether you have a few hours or days, you need the must-see, must-do list of the coolest places and super fun things to do in Atlanta to get you started. Family-friendly attractions, historic sites and scenic outdoor green spaces are just the beginning. There’s trendsetting culture and mouth-watering dining to keep you wanting more. Plan your adventure with this guide to things to do in Atlanta (and pick out your favorite icons by 👨‍🎨 @gfb3). You can also explore like a local and visit some of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods- Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown.

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Emory | Decatur | Stone…

Fernbank Museum

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Meander Through the Mesozoic
Get up close and personal with the dinosaurs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This museum is an adventure for all who dare and takes travelers back in time to see giant creatures of the Mesozoic – including one that measures more than 120 feet long.

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Downtown

Georgia Aquarium

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Journey Under the Sea
Georgia Aquarium is something you should “sea” to believe. Stare in awe at the sheer variety of marine life on display, peek at puffins and penguins or feed the dolphins after their spectacular show. Don’t miss the opportunity to check swimming with whale sharks off your bucket list.

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Downtown

World of Coca-Cola

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Search for the Secret Formula
Experience the history of the world’s most famous soft drink. Walk through fascinating exhibits at World of Coca-Cola, get nostalgic looking at classic ads and see a replica of the bottling process. Get a peek at the vault containing the secret formula and tempt your taste buds with a sample of different Coca-Cola beverages from around the globe in the tasting room.

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Midtown

Alliance Theatre

Catch a Broadway Play Before It Hits Broadway
Musicals, dramas and classical favorites light up Atlanta’s theater scene. See groundbreaking performances at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre for a perfect ending to your evening.

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Midtown

Atlanta Ballet

Save $5 on Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker On Demand
Bring the magic and mystery of Atlanta Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker into your home.

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Eastside

Atlanta BeltLine

Walk, Bike, Run on Atlanta BeltLine
Explore miles of Atlanta BeltLine by foot or on two wheels. Once you work up an appetite, stop in at one of the many spots along the path to relax and refuel. With all the changing artwork, unique neighborhood shops and restaurants, the BeltLine is an easy way to stay active in Atlanta.

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Midtown

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

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Stop and Smell the Orchids
Nestled in the northern corner of Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden spreads its roots across more than 30 acres. Explore the lush green garden when it is lit up for special events, blooms during seasonal activities and harvests a spooky spectacle or two.

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Downtown

Atlanta Food Walks

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Buckhead

Atlanta History Center

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Get Hype for History
Big things await you at Atlanta History Center. This 33-acre attraction features award-winning exhibitions including the re-imagined Cyclorama exhibit, memorabilia from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and the historic Swan House. Don’t forget to make a quick trip to the Margaret Mitchell House at the center’s Midtown campus.

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Downtown

Atlanta Magic Theater

Expect an Evening of Elegant Illusion
Hilarity and magic blend together to create an outstanding evening with tons of audience involvement. Peter Morrison’s performance delights and amazes everyone, so play your cards right and see this marvel of a show.

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Midtown

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Immerse Yourself in Award-winning Surround Sound
Whether they’re performing the classics or a soundtrack over a favorite film, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra always hits the right notes.

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Midtown

Atlantic Station

Treat Yourself
See a movie, concert, tennis match or a Cirque du Soleil show. Then browse major retailers and find a local boutique in this walkable, outdoor shopping haven. Pack a spare suitcase for all the goodies you will bring back from Atlantic Station.

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Gwinnett

Buford Highway

Explore Atlanta’s International Restaurant Scene
The endless restaurant options offer a global culinary adventure like no other neighborhood. This six-mile stretch of highway serves up metro Atlanta’s best Colombian, Korean and Mexican cuisine with farmers markets, dive bars and karaoke tucked in between.

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Downtown

Centennial Olympic Park

Embrace the Heart of Atlanta
Pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy, take a selfie with the Olympic rings, splash around in the Fountain of Rings, enjoy a nice picnic or play on the lush green space with Downtown views in every direction. Many of Atlanta’s top attractions, restaurants and venues are only steps away.

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Midtown

Center For Puppetry Arts

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10% Off Family Series
Get 10% off All-Inclusive Family Series tickets (limit 4). Tickets include performance, Worlds of Puppetry Museum entry, and Create-A-Puppet Workshop. Use code ACVB10.

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Westside

Chattahoochee River

Float On, All Right?
If you want to experience chill river vibes on an Atlanta rite of passage, you have to “Shoot the Hooch.” The river is one of the metro area’s finest outdoor destinations to have a tubular time on the water through Atlanta’s serene, green outdoor scene.

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Airport

Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour

Live Virtual Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour
Join the Backstage and Archive teams as they guide you through a live virtual storytelling experience.

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Downtown

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

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Get Hands-On With the Love of Learning
Kids and grown-ups alike will love the 3,000-square-foot Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Climb through the layers of Earth, journey across the continents, deliver food from farm to table, then build or paint a masterpiece, all before storytime!

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Eastside

Criminal Records

BREAK OUT THE VINYL
While you’re exploring the funky Little Five Points neighborhood, be sure to flip through Criminal Records’ stellar vinyl collection. The legendary record shop is locally owned and independently operated with comics, Funkos, posters, apparel and more.

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Eastside

Dad’s Garage Theatre Company

Laugh It Off
In search of a good laugh? Look no further than award-winning Dad’s Garage improv comedy theater located just off of Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta’s Historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. With a variety of shows and a fully stocked bar, this is a can’t-miss activity for an unscripted night out.

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Airport

Delta Flight Museum

Soar Through Skies
Experience aviation history at Delta Flight Museum, where everyone can reach for the skies. Enjoy immersive exhibits, state-of-the-art simulator technology and see rare planes from past eras. Take a guided tour or glide through the massive premises at Delta’s world headquarters with friends, family or a co-pilot of your choice.

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Midtown

Fox Theatre

Walk the Red Carpet
Get ready to feel like a movie star when visiting Fox Theatre. Musicals, dance performances and nationally renowned acts await guests at the end of the red carpet walk. No show scheduled? You can take a tour and learn the fascinating history of this Atlanta icon.

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Buckhead

Gypsy Kitchen

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Downtown

Hard Rock Cafe

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Midtown

High Museum of Art

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Mingle With the Masters
Find more than 17,000 works including 19th century art and a growing collection of contemporary pieces inside the leading art museum in the Southeast. Impress a date or bring the family for special exhibits and events plus the permanent collections at High Museum of Art.

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Eastside

Historic Oakland Cemetery

Raise Your Spirits With History and Mystery
Historic Oakland Cemetery is alive and kicking. The infamous scenic resting place for more than 70,000 residents includes Atlanta legends such as author Margaret Mitchell, professional golfer Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first African-American mayor, Maynard Jackson. The cemetery also frequently hosts events including Halloween tours, regular weekend tours and a Harvest Hunt.

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Eastside

Hotel Clermont

Elevate Yourself on the Eastside
Take in sweeping skyline views from atop a fully decked-out rooftop patio. Grab a handcrafted drink while you luxuriate on top of the city’s historically quirky Hotel Clermont with friends new and old. Don’t forget to try your hand at giant Jenga while you enjoy the music and unique scenery at this Atlanta institution.

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Downtown

Hub at Peachtree Center, The

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Start saving at the Hub
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Eastside

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

Elect to See the Impact of a Global Icon
Not every city boasts a presidential library, and we’re proud of the one our very own peanut-growing, Nobel Peace Prize-winning President Jimmy Carter built. At Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, you’ll find everything from an Oval Office replica to the gifts received during his presidency and see his impact on the world today.

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Eastside

Junkman’s Daughter

Embrace Your Wild Side in Atlanta’s Alternative Superstore
If the big, stiletto-shaped staircase doesn’t give it away, you’ll soon realize this isn’t your typical store. Unique trinkets abound, from vintage games to kitschy items along with a funky costume selection. When you leave, be sure to explore the equally quirky Little Five Points neighborhood.

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Midtown

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Hear the Resounding Voice of Storytellers
Celebrate with bold artists of all cultures as they continue the rich tradition of black storytelling on stage. The shows here will leave you with a powerful message that educates, entertains and delights.

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Eastside

Krog Street Market

Hang Out in a Hubbub-filled Food Hall
If variety is the spice of life, then Krog Street Market is on fire. A bustling hub of authentic eats built into a 1920s warehouse space, this market has everything the stomach could crave. You can find tapas, burgers, Paleo fare – and don’t forget the thirst-quenching beverage selection. While food and drink may be the highlight, don’t miss flowers and gifts galore and the famous Krog Street Tunnel just down the BeltLine.

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Buckhead

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

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Build, Play and Discover
In the heart of Buckhead at Phipps Plaza, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is an attraction that will delight both kids and their companions. Rides, a 4D movie experience, themed play areas and the world’s biggest box of LEGO bricks offer hours of fun.

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Buckhead

Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, Simon Malls

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Be Seen in the South’s Shopping Epicenter
Enter a shopper’s paradise with high-end boutiques and department store favorites. Lenox is the destination for an upscale shopping experience with all the brands you love. Phipps is home to Nordstrom and many luxury retailers plus one of Atlanta’s go-to movie theaters and LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

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Downtown

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

See Superstars at a Stellar Stadium
Score some of the best seats in town for an Atlanta Falcons (NFL) game, Atlanta United FC (MLS) soccer match or a high-energy concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Check out the daily tours to see amazing artwork and behind-the-scenes areas rarely open to the public. Connect with the community for yoga, art and other events at The Home Depot Backyard.

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Michael C. Carlos Museum

Bond with Mummy
Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum houses permanent collections ranging from Egyptian artifacts to one of the earliest bathtubs in existence. World-renowned traveling exhibits mesmerize your inner history buff.

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Downtown

Municipal Market Company

Sweeten Your Visit With a Savory Snack
This urban farmers market offers everything from seafood, farm-fresh meat and produce to unique eateries serving arepas and barbecue. Pro Tip: Don’t stop after the bookstore, bakery and killer burger. While you are there, see if the market is having a culinary tour, storytelling, cooking classes or community event.

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Murals & Public Art

Marvel at Magnificent Murals
The city’s vibrant street art is on full display. Many murals come to life during annual collaborative community art events like Forward Warrior, ELEVATE and Living Walls. Artists are drawn to Atlanta to create these must-see canvases throughout the city.

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Midtown

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

Delight in the Celebration of All Things Design
Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) creates engaging exhibits of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion and more. See the impact of design on your everyday life with MODA’s range of programs and lectures for all ages.

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Downtown

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

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Be Inspired by Heroes Past and Present
Connect the American civil rights movement to current human rights issues through moving, experiential exhibits at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Interact with history to understand your role in the dream and the future.

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Near Metro Atlanta

North Georgia Premium Outlets

North Georgia Premium Outlets
Present your convention credentials and receive a free VIP Coupon Book. Groups can register to receive VIP Coupon Books & Maps at the link below.

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Buckhead

Path 400

A Getaway Above the Fray
Get off the beaten path and onto Buckhead’s favorite outdoor trail. Enjoy vistas along the greenway while you take in this urban oasis. You’ll quickly fall in love with this peaceful path above one of the most well traveled roads in ATL.

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Midtown

Piedmont Park

Play in the Park
Truly experience The City in the Forest with a walk or bike ride through Piedmont Park, home to Atlanta Botanical Garden and Lake Clara Meer. Whether you are going to a festival, taking a sunset stroll or walking your pooch to the dog park, this is the place to be on a beautiful day.

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Eastside

Plaza Theatre

Catch a Cult Classic
Ease on down Ponce De Leon Avenue to catch a flick at Atlanta’s oldest operating cinema. This theater specializes in special screenings of obscure fan favorites and mini-themed movie runs. You’ll find indie movies and blockbusters depending on the week. Check for movie times and don’t forget the popcorn.

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Eastside

Ponce City Market

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Savor the Flavor of Atlanta
Take the trail to Ponce City Market, home to a number of famous chef-owned restaurants, quick service fare and a mixture of both national and local retail options. Head up to The Roof at Ponce City Market, one of the best rooftops and most romantic views in Atlanta, for classic carnival amusements, miniature golf and a giant slide at Skyline Park. If you need provisions while you’re up there, fill ‘er up at Nine Mile Station and RFD social.

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Airport

Porsche Experience Center Atlanta

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Peel Out in a Porsche
Push yourself to the limit at Porsche Experience Center, specially designed to exhibit elegance and engineering under the hood while testing you on and off the tracks. Once you feel the power from the driver’s seat, be sure to refuel with fine dining at Restaurant 356.

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Midtown

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film

Flaunt Finery and Film
SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film celebrates fashion as a universal language, garments as important conduits of identity and film as an immersive medium. Strut your stuff over to these dynamic exhibits and events on the SCAD Atlanta campus.

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Near Metro Atlanta

Six Flags Over Georgia

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Channel Your Inner Daredevil
Scream and shout through all the roller coasters you can handle or relax waterside at Hurricane Harbor. Six Flags Over Georgia has heart-pounding rides, excellent live entertainment and is undeniably fun for the whole family.

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Downtown

Skyview Atlanta

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Get a Sky-high View of the City
Ride a SkyView Atlanta gondola to experience the city from 20 stories up. It’s a thrilling view during the day and a breathtaking sight at night. You’ll see everything from Stone Mountain Park to Midtown’s Georgia Tech campus.

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Downtown

State Farm Arena

Are You Ready for THIS Arena?
State Farm Arena is home to the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and some of the city’s hottest concerts year-round. The arena is also packed with notable eateries from B’s Cracklin BBQ to the always-lively Zac Brown’s Social Club. It truly has everything you need for a modern fan experience including Killer Mike’s SWAG Shop.

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Stone Mountain Park

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Enjoy Mountains of Fun
Trek through the treetops on SkyHike, hike up the mountain for a beautiful view or take a relaxing trip to the top with Summit Skyride. While you are there, ride around Stone Mountain by train and enjoy the longest-running laser show in the world.

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Downtown

Tabernacle

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All Together Now
Come let your full-on fandom fly at one of Atlanta’s most unique music venues. Tabernacle, a concert hall which began life as a church over a century ago, is chock-full of character and regularly features internationally known acts, all within walking distance of the rest of downtown Atlanta.

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Buckhead

The Southern Gentleman

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Tiny Doors

Knock Knock, Y’all
Want to discover Atlanta’s best hangouts with a scavenger hunt? Keep an eye out for Tiny Doors ATL, the itty-bitty art installations beloved by locals. These six inch doors guide you through ATL’s neighborhoods and attractions and reflect the city’s creative vibes. TIP: Start at the Visitor Center in Centennial Olympic Park, where three of artist Karen Anderson Singer’s imaginative doors fit within an augmented reality mural made by local Atlanta artists, Lotus Eaters Club.

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Cobb | Cumberland

Truist Park at The Battery Atlanta

Charge Up at The Battery
When the Braves play at home, take an outing to Truist Park for a lively game-day atmosphere. Between games, slide into The Battery Atlanta for restaurants, bars, shops or a concert at Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre.

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Eastside

Zoo Atlanta

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ZOO ATLANTA DISCOUNT
Please contact bkitchens@zooatlanta.org for special discounts on general admission.

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