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Best things to do in Atlanta

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Basketball Stadium
“The State Farm Arena, formerly known as the Philips Arena, is the home of the Atlanta Dream Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the Atlanta Hawks National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. The venue also hosts several big concerts throughout the year.”
102 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Funky area, interesting stores, good restaurants, and great people watching. Their slogan is "We're all here, because we are not all there"”
173 locals recommend
Co-Working Space
“Take a tour of CNN and if you’re lucky catch a live showing of a newscast! ”
96 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Explore one of Atlanta’s most enlightening and delightful museums at Fernbank Natural History. Set on 75 acres of beautiful Georgia forest land, Fernbank is a short 10-minute drive from the city center and offers exhibits activities, and events ideal for all ages. The museum was founded in 1992 and designed by Graham Gund architects. For over 25 years Fernbank has played host to temporary exhibits in its inspiring, expansive facility.”
101 locals recommend
Park
“Fun in the summer with water features and lots to do for the whole family in downtown Atlanta. ”
96 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Mary Mac’s Tea Room for 1945 era southern style comfort food that’s worth the wait! ”
98 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Incredible stick to your ribs breakfast staples - go for the comfy chicken biscuit!”
124 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If shopping is on your list, then look no further than the Cumberland Mall. ”
45 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
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“Not your ordinary golf range, don’t miss it. Nice spot to wind down with food and drinks. ”
64 locals recommend
Theatre
“The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. The Fox’s 4,665 seat theatre hosts more than 150 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies. In December 2009, Billboard Magazine ranked the Fox Theatre in Atlanta as “The #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less).” In addition to our ​world-famous theatre, our spectacular ballrooms have hosted everything from Sweet 16s to weddings and corporate events.”
60 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“$$ Spanish restaurant: Spanish shareable plates & a long wine list served in a rustic wood setting with a wraparound patio.”
97 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Be sure to call before you go to check on the wait. It can get pretty busy. Try the chopped brisket. It's amazing! ”
75 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Argosy in East Atlanta (like the song) Village has a huge craft draft beer selection and great food with a cool vibe. ”
102 locals recommend
Garden
“The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acres botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Incorporated in 1976, the garden's mission is to "develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research and enjoyment.”
62 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Towering nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park, the SkyView Ferris wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas providing guests with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area. Those looking for an even more enhanced experience will enjoy our VIP gondola boasting Ferrari style seats, glass floor and a longer flight time. With our convenient location just steps from many of Atlanta’s most popular attractions, SkyView Atlanta is the perfect compliment to your downtown adventure. SkyView. You can really see Atlanta from here.”
63 locals recommend
Museum
“If you are an American football fan, then you simply can’t miss this place! The College Football Hall of Fame is an interactive museum dedicated to college football, its players and coaches.”
46 locals recommend