Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birth Home

Guide for Seniors to Explore Atlanta at a Slower Pace

While some people enjoy the rush and thrill of a booming city, Atlanta gives visitors the opportunity to find their own rhythm. Pace yourself through experiences at your comfort level to enjoy your Atlanta stay. 


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Walk and shop at Buckhead Village.

Take advantage of a shopping experience where your favorite stores are right next door to each other. Save yourself the hassle of multiple trips by visiting Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza, both in Buckhead Atlanta, and right across the street from each other.  

Atlantic Station in West Midtown also offers shopping. It’s the perfect place to people watch. On weekends, choose from a selection of handcrafted goods during the Creator’s Market. 

Taste Atlanta 

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Politan Row at Colony Square has many eating options. (Photo courtesy of Politan Row)

Feed your special cravings with options from around the globe at one of Atlanta’s prized food halls. Whether you have a special diet or just a taste for something different, exploring these halls will show you what Atlanta’s culinary scene brings to the table. 

The Municipal Market

Also known as the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, was Atlanta’s first food hall. 

Politan Row at Colony Square

This dining option is one of Atlanta’s newer halls, located in Midtown. 

Chattahoochee Food Works

Located on the Upper Westside, “The Works” is the largest of Atlanta’s food halls, housing some of the city’s top chefs. 

The Krog District

A unique twist to this dining exploration that sits in Inman Park is that it is housed in a restored factory. 

Ponce City Market

In the heart of Old Fourth Ward, this food market is a popular hangout for crowds of all ages. 

Exploring the town 

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Get a picture at the Centennial Park Olympic Rings sculpture.

Ease your mind with a walk in the park at one of Atlanta’s green spaces along the Atlanta BeltLine. It wends through some of Atlanta’s most treasured neighborhoods.  

You can see the city in more ways than just walking. Take a 90-minute electric car tour highlighting Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium and more. 

Discovering History & Culture 

Visit Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth home.

Known as the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta has history and art preserved for an experience like no other. Be amazed as you tour Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park and step through the doorway of his birth home located on Auburn Avenue. 

Look into the world of the 39th president of The United States at Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, where you can remember or admire the highlights of his presidency and view a replica of the Oval Office. 

Winding Down 

Relax and unwind in Atlanta.

If you are truly in need of some quiet time, Atlanta has a plethora of spas to best fit your kind of relaxation. Waldorf-Astoria Spa provides luxury service with ancient practices located in Buckhead Atlanta. 

For a calm and fun activity, you could choose to “wine-down” at Vinoteca, located in Inman Park, to try wine collections curated by experts. 

If you plan on taking this trip alone, check out our Guide to Traveling Solo in Atlanta to personalize every moment of your visit. 

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