Buckhead is a destination, within a destination
Only eight miles from Centennial Olympic Park and just up Peachtree Street sits Atlanta’s most affluent neighborhood. Buckhead has long been the hub of social elites, where visitors are likely to bump elbows with the movers and the shakers of Atlanta.
Buckhead’s elegant residential streets are home to some of the most remarkable architecture and landscapes in all the South, including its most prized home, the Swan House, located at Atlanta History Center. This historic home touts impressive architecture and deep Southern roots. With Atlanta History Center offering more than 33 acres of award-winning exhibits, historic houses and gardens, guests can truly experience Southern high society.
In the heart of Buckhead, visitors can discover a newly rebranded community – Buckhead Village District – now owned by Jamestown Properties, renown developers of Atlanta’s Ponce City Market. Buckhead Village is a 9-acre mixed-use development blending diverse shopping and culinary experiences with welcoming communal spaces and bold designs. Buckhead Village offers a dynamic destination for the modern Southern lifestyle. Visitors and residents alike can enjoy a unique setting for shopping at some of the region’s top style makers, and can indulge on foods from around the globe and exercise at top-rated studios and wellness centers.
In a city with so much to see and do, Buckhead is an area flush with must-see attractions, including art galleries, museums, theater, music venues, nightlife and parks. Visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center and experience a 4D Cinema, interactive rides, a Build & Test area for race cars, a Master Builder Academy to build with experts and more. Or, check out Chastain Park, Atlanta’s largest city park. In addition to the parks’ jogging paths, playgrounds, swimming pool, tennis courts, golf course and horse park, Chastain Park is home to the Chastain Arts Center. Housed in early 20th-century historic buildings, the Center offers year-round programming and a gift shop.
When you’re done exploring, treat yourself to some of the South’s best cuisine. Atlanta’s social scene is set at the table of Buckhead’s restaurants, offering delicious dishes for every palate. Generally regarded as one of the top restaurants in Atlanta, Aria is a modern yet cozy space to celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy delicious modern American cuisine. Fine dining comes wrapped in an exterior of chrome and neon at Buckhead Diner. Here, classic diner fare is upgraded and paired with items like Thai chili calamari and sirloin steak ramen. Looking for great seafood? It’s hard to miss Atlanta Fish Market with the larger-than-life fish sculpture out front. Diners can choose from the catch of the day, fresh sushi or a variety of shellfish.
As the sun sets, Buckhead is the place to be and be seen, from hotel bars to rooftop lounges. Party along the four-mile-long stretch of Piedmont Street at EDM nightclub, The Gold Room, or visit Atlanta’s only gay sports bar, Woofs. Hop along the Buckhead Strip on Roswell Road, where SEC Greek life thrives. Whether you visit Kramer’s, or Dive Bar Buckhead, you’re sure to get a taste of the local college culture. If you’re looking for a more upscale evening then you’d do well to explore the craft cocktail menus of Whiskey Blue’s rooftop lounge at the W Hotel, or the Prohibition-style speakeasy the Blind Pig Parlor Bar. It mixes the right ingredients for a memorable night on the town.
After your night out, treat yourself to luxury accommodations. Live in the lap of leisurely, jaw-dropping hotels, and pamper yourself at one of their elite spas without ever stepping out the front door. Revel in unmatched Southern hospitality at the world-renowned InterContinental Hotel and Resort. Or, check into the St. Regis Atlanta and experience historic and refined hospitality.
Full of everything from sweeping Southern mansions and high-end shopping to progressive restaurants and hot nightlife, Buckhead is a must-visit destination. Shop, eat, drink, relax, repeat. Experience the full breadth of luxe-living when visiting Buckhead, Atlanta.
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