It's all fun and carnival games on The Roof at Ponce City Market (📷 Joleen Pete)

Girls’ Vacation Idea: Fun Places to Go With Your Friends in Atlanta

Is there anything more fun than a girls’ trip? We think not. Get your besties on the phone, research fun vacation ideas for friends and start planning your next getaway. While you’re putting together your vacation itinerary, you’ll want to consider these fun places to go with your friends in Atlanta.

The Fox Theatre

A man walks across the stage the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Spend a night catching a show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (📷 Melissa McAlpine)

The Fox Theatre is a vintage movie palace restored to its former glory as a jewel of a spot for concerts, private events, Broadway shows and more. If you can coordinate your girls’ trip with an event or tour at the fabulous Fox, you must.

High Museum of Art

Guests look at an exhibit at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.
There is always something new to see at The High. (📷 Gene Phillips, AtlantaPhotos.com)

Art lovers (and others) will enjoy visiting the High Museum of Art. The High offers world-class permanent and temporary exhibits from around the globe, in addition to special events.

Best Cocktails in Atlanta

A cocktail from Einstein's in Atlanta.
You and your besties can toast your friendship with the best cocktails in ATL. (📷 Einstein’s)

Dinner and drinks always make the list of things to do when on a girls’ trip. Fortunately, Atlanta is full of topnotch dining spots and terrific spots for unique and tasty cocktails. Check out our Atlanta dining guide for all the best recommendations.

Bars and Nightclubs 

A woman taking a selfie and photo of the crowd, while she dances at The Basement, in Atlanta.
There is no nightlife quite like Atlanta nightlife. (📷 The Basement / Oh Snap Kid)

Atlanta comes alive at night. If you and your friends enjoy going out for drinks, dancing and the music scene, visit our complete guide to Atlanta nightlife.

Ponce City Market 

Visit Ponce City Market for fun shopping, games and good eats. (Joleen Pete)

Ponce City Market is a must-visit for shopping and eating. For a unique and fun experience with fantastic views, head up to the roof to Skyline Park for boardwalk-style games, food and drinks. 

Atlanta History Center

The stairs and fountain behind the Swan House at Atlanta History Center.
Stroll the gardens, grab a bite and explore the past at Atlanta History Center.

Atlanta History Center is a stunning spot and must-visit for any visitor to the area. There are many events at the facility but even on non-event days it’s a great place to see the sights with friends and take amazing pictures as a memento of your trip. Grab new Southern fare and cocktails for lunch at Swan Coach House.  

Piedmont Park 

Lake Clara Meer in fall at Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta.
Spend time outdoors while still in the city at Piedmont Park. (📷 Gene Phillips, AtlantaPhotos.com)

One of the things we love best about Atlanta is the availability of beautiful parks all over the city. They offer a wide variety of activities in addition to just being great places to take a walk or enjoy a simple picnic with friends. Piedmont Park is a great place to picnic after touring Atlanta attractions in Midtown.

Atlanta Botanical Garden 

Three girlfriends smile and take a selfie among the garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden.
You’ve never seen a garden quite like Atlanta Botanical Garden. (📷 Lily Leiva)

Atlanta Botanical Garden is a city treasure,  home to many beautiful areas and specialty gardens. It is the perfect spot for a leisurely day with friends, including lunch on the grounds.

Stone Mountain Park 

An aerial view of Stone Mountain Park.
Get active outdoors with climbing, hiking and picnicking at Stone Mountain Park.

If you and your girlfriends are outdoorsy types, a stop at Stone Mountain Park is on the must-do list. Hike or bike the park or take the Summit Skyride tram to the top of the mountain to enjoy the views.

Get Brunch 

Friends toast mimosas at brunch at Meehan's Public House.
Atlanta serves up everybody’s favorite meal — brunch. (📷 Meehan’s Public House)

Nothing could be as ubiquitous as brunch on a girls’ trip (yes, please!). Here’s where to find bottomless mimosas at Atlanta’s favorite brunch restaurants.

If you haven’t booked a place to stay yet, you can explore Atlanta hotels by area, types and brands through this Atlanta hotels guide

Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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