Welcome to Downtown Atlanta. Here's where to start. (📷 Chris Watkins, @christopherbw)

Eat and Play in the A: 6 Spots in Downtown Atlanta

Downtown is home to many of the city’s world-class attractions. So when you are in town for a meeting, a sporting event or a vacation , head Downtown with a game plan. Here are some top picks for things to do and places to eat.

For more inspiration, check out our Downtown neighborhood guide.

What To Do in Downtown Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium
Visit Georgia Aquarium. It’s “fintastic.” (📷 Kevin Rose,

Use CityPASS to explore World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born right here. (📷 James Duckworth,

Downtown encompasses Sweet Auburn Historic District and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. Visit the King birth home, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and The King Center.

Castleberry Hill Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta GA
You don’t need a dog in order to explore Castleberry Hill. (📷 James Duckworth,

Visit hidden gem Castleberry Hill for art galleries, delicious food and the epicenter of Atlanta’s TV and movie industry. Explore galleries during Castleberry Hill’s second Friday Art Stroll.

What To Eat in Downtown Atlanta

It’s historic and it’s fun. (📷 Jay Jordan,

Wander through Sweet Auburn Curb Market to pick up selections of Atlanta-grown food. Find everything from hamburgers to burritos and arepas in the historic market.

Der Biergarten
There’s food for every taste near Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Whether you’re in the mood for barbecue, pizza or German fare, Restaurant Row, located on Marietta Street within walking distance of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, offers options for anyone’s tastes.

Be cool. Dine on Peachtree Street. (📷 Gene Phillips,

Upscale dining is found along Atlanta’s main artery in Downtown –Peachtree Street. Ray’s in the City features fresh seafood, fish and steak, while White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails serves twists on Southern classics.

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