Chris Watkins is an Atlanta-based writer and photographer and serves as the voice of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (@DiscoverAtlanta) on social media. You can follow him on Instagram @christopherbw.
Posted October 19, 2022
10 Live Theaters in Atlanta that Steal the Show
From Shakespearean romances to puppet shows and improv comedy, discover the best places in Atlanta for live theater performances, along with ideas for what to do after a show.
Posted September 23, 2022
Best Cocktail Bars in Atlanta: Drink it In
Discover the best cocktail bars in Atlanta where you can rub elbows with locals over signature sips and the conversation and libations flow with ease.
Posted October 15, 2021
10 Atlanta Food Festivals That Won’t Leave You Hungry
From showcasing the South’s finest flavors to celebrating every cuisine under the sun, these 10+ Atlanta food festivals are downright drool-worthy.
Posted July 9, 2021
Best Atlanta Street Art by Neighborhood
Eye-popping colors and powerful messages adorn Atlanta’s art-forward neighborhoods.
Posted October 6, 2020
Meet the Artists
Atlanta influences everything, especially when it comes to music. These artists have put the city's unique sound on the map with bass-heavy beats, soulful sounds, and thoughtful lyrics.
Posted September 17, 2020
Meet the Artists
Atlanta influences everything, especially when it comes to music, and these artists have put the city's unique sound on the map with bass-heavy beats, soulful sounds, and thoughtful lyrics.
Posted November 30, 2019
9 Awesome Atlanta Parades You Must Experience
From glowing lanterns on the BeltLine to city streets occupied by superheroes, you should definitely add these nine awesome Atlanta parades to your 2020 bucket list.
Posted November 25, 2019
Don’t Miss A Beat at these 7 Music Festivals
Whether you prefer banging your head to rock or bobbing it to hip-hop, here are seven music festivals in Atlanta to check out in 2020.
Posted September 18, 2019
Where to Hear Trap, Rap and Hip-Hop Music in Atlanta
Whether it's hip-hop, crunk, trap or rap, find bold beats and lyrics galore at these ATL destinations.
Posted April 18, 2019
Neighborhood Guide To Atlanta’s Awe-Inspiring Art Galleries and Event Spaces
From bright galleries to moody industrial event spaces, Atlanta neighborhoods display inspired works for every visual appetite.
Posted February 26, 2019
Bite Into The Best Burgers In Atlanta
When it comes to hamburgers, most Atlantans have a top five, and debate on the subject can get pretty contentious.
Posted January 28, 2019
Get Your Game On at These Atlanta Restaurants and Bars
Boredom is not allowed at these bars and restaurants where fun and games are on the menu.
Posted January 15, 2019
Visit the Most Iconic Public Art Spaces in Atlanta
In ATL, inspiring art is all around you. From towering sculptures and busts of civil rights icons to sprawling trails of murals and art you can literally play on, check out these places for extraordinary city art pieces (for free).
Posted November 11, 2018
Off the Wall Interview with Graffiti Artist Dr. Dax
For more than 20 years, graffiti artist Dr. Dax has called Atlanta home and has covered the city with his emblazoned moniker and style.
Posted September 26, 2018
Expect the Unexpected: ATL Stops Off the Beaten Path
Atlanta has plenty of popular attractions to explore, but there is so much more.
Posted September 12, 2018
Hip, Art-Filled Neighborhood: Castleberry Hill
Castleberry Hill has always been an Atlanta neighborhood with a rich dichotomy toeing the line between an arts district and an invigorating nightlife destination.
Posted August 30, 2018
Dig Into Atlanta’s Diverse DJ Scene
Atlanta's nightlife scene is centered around nightclubs and events that combine laser lights, smoke machines and entrancing beats to create unforgettable experiences – and DJs are the architects.
Posted August 13, 2018
Experience Endless Nightlife on Atlanta’s Edgewood Avenue
When you think about Atlanta nightlife, one destination always comes to mind – Edgewood Avenue.
Posted July 6, 2018
Up-and-Coming Atlanta Music Artists and the Venues Where You Can See Them
Atlanta’s lineage of music royalty runs deep. From the “Empress of Soul,” Gladys Knight, to the “King of Crunk,” Lil Jon, the city has birthed a legacy of artists who have rapped, sung and "beatboxed" their hometown’s indelible spirit into the key of songs that have made us laugh, cry and simply move our bodies for decades.
Posted June 15, 2018
Cool, Funky Neighborhood: East Atlanta Village
Like all of Atlanta's unique neighborhoods, East Atlanta Village (EAV for short) is like stepping into another world.
Posted April 25, 2018
7 Cool Ways to Experience the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
While we do love us a rousing rendition of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, who can forget the majesty of Brahms and Mozart?
Posted January 8, 2018
Fahamu Pecou’s Top Picks for Civil Rights Landmarks in Atlanta
Atlanta’s civil rights legacy is a message of hope and of the persisting struggle so many have fought and died for to safeguard equality for all.
Posted November 28, 2017
5 of the Best Places to Hear Live Music: Little 5 Points Edition
Anyone who has stumbled across one of ATL’s most diverse and eclectic neighborhoods, Little Five Points, knows is that it’s full of a character and style all its own, especially when it comes to music.
Posted October 27, 2017
7 Best Stops: Tour Atlanta BeltLine From Krog Street Market to Ponce City Market
With so many different Atlanta neighborhoods, each with its own personality and exciting vibes, it can be hard to find the common thread that unites the city as a whole.
Posted July 20, 2017
10 Atlanta Ice Cream Shops You’ll Scream For
Atlanta’s sweets scene is delivering on sugar-filled offerings from cupcakes and pies to doughnuts and, of course, ice cream.
Posted April 27, 2016
7 Atlanta Instagram Spots To Visit Right Now
The ATL has no shortage of beautiful sights to behold when visiting. From bright lights at the Fox Theatre and French-inspired architecture at Millennium Gate Museum to bustling Downtown streets and sweeping skyline vistas at Piedmont Park – with social media, stunning images of the city’s intense splendor are only a click away.