Ultimate Districts: Where to Go and What to Do

Here is your guide to things to do, places to go and where to eat in the city after 5 p.m. There are museums, theaters, long-time favorite Atlanta restaurants and one of the most popular parks in the city. The big question is: “What can’t you do in Atlanta?”

Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market
Atlanta Beltline Entrance to Ponce City Market.

Nestled in the Old Fourth Ward along Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, Ponce City Market is one of Atlanta’s favorite gathering spots. Opened in 2014, Ponce City Market transformed the 1860s Sears & Roebuck building, populating it with retail, residential, office space, rooftop amusements and dining. Ponce City Market’s central food hall is home to a wealth of options. From tasty entrees to share at Atrium to vegan bites and drinks at Bar Vegan, you might need to make two trips to experience all the market offers. There is an attached paid parking lot and a parking deck with easy BeltLine access.

Where: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave, NE

The Krog District

Krog Street Market
Krog Street Market buzzes with activity.

Another thriving development on the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail is in historic Inman Park. The Krog District includes Krog Street Market, Atlanta Stove Works and SPX Alley. Dining and retail options abound in this top destination for locals and visitors.

Where: 99 Krog St NE

Politon Row at Colony Square

Politan Row is a talent-driven food hall located in Midtown Atlanta’s Colony Square. (Photo by Melissa McAlpine)

Politan Row is located inside Colony Square, which is directly across the street from the Woodruff Arts Center, which includes the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Hall and the High Museum of Art. Just a few of the choices at Politan Row are Gekko Sushi, Pretty Little Tacos, Belli Pizzeria and Unbelibubble (teas such as rose black milk tea, green milk tea and Thai milk tea).

Where: 1197 Peachtree St. NE

Westside Provisions District

Atlanta Westside Provisions District
Atlanta Westside Provisions District

Do a little shopping and then et the dining experience begin. Westside Provisions District offers options for filling up with bites at one of the many restaurants. You can let your taste buds venture to Israel while dining at Aziza. After you’ve eaten all you can, grab an evening beverage at one of the local bars, or finish off your dining journey with a scoop from Jeni’s Ice Cream.

Where: 1198 Howell Mill Rd

The Interlock

Drawbar at The Bellyard offers some of the city’s best views.

After you finish up at Westside Provisions District you can meander across the street and visit one of the Westside’s newest destinations for a night to remember at The Interlock. Whether you want to grab another small bite or stay until the wee hours, The Interlock is overflowing with options. Play a game of mini golf at Puttshack or grab a drink and visit Rooftop L.O.A for beautiful views, a rooftop pool and eats. Stop by The Bellyard’s Drawbar for more rooftop views. The list only gets longer and so will your night.

Where: 1115 Howell Mill Rd NW

Centennial Yards

Centennial Yards’ 50-acre development is located in the heart of Atlanta.

Centennial Yards is an urban revitalization project that will create a vibrant hub that alters Atlanta’s skyline and embodies what it means to thrive together. This massive development promises additions to the retail, dining and nightlife scene destined to elevate the convention and entertainment district, heightening the visitor journey. The first tenant, Wild Leap Atlanta, is a multi-level venue offering their own craft beer and spirits.

Where: 125 Ted Turner Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Atlantic Station

Atlantic Station Central Park
Atlantic Station is a city within the city.

Yes, you can shop at Atlantic Station. And eat. You also can visit the Millennium Gate Museum and the Museum of Illusions. Or, you can bowl a game or three at Bowlero, where you’ll find an arcade and a sports bar. Free outdoor wellness classes and events such as Lunch Time Jazz and a Creator’s Market often exist.

Where: 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW

The Works

The Work offers an array of dining, shopping and entertainment options.

Chattahoochee Foods Works features 31 vendors ranging from Debbie’s Delights Cereal and Breakfast Bar to Flying Fish (sushi and robata grill) and Cubanos ATL (sandwiches and coffee). There’s an ice cream shop, a bakery. You can get Mochinuts, a combination of an American doughnut and a Japanese mochi (Mochi doughnuts are made with rice flour, which makes them stretch and chewy.) The Works isn’t just about the food, it’s about the experience. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere, catch live music by local artists, or gather with friends under the twinkling string lights in the spacious indoor-outdoor seating area. Whether you’re craving a quick bite, a leisurely lunch, or a full-blown culinary exploration, Chattahoochee Food Works has something for everyone.

Where: 1235 Chattahoochee Ave. NW

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