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Things to do in DeKalb County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“5 Reasons to Visit Stone Mountain Park Stone Mountain is the place to take your family to see the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®. The lights are choreographed with toe-tapping tunes and take-your-breath away pyrotechnics. It is the very best way to cap off a day at Stone Mountain Park. The Crossroads area is the spot to spend a few hours watching live shows, shopping and dining. Stone Mountain is a great place to throw a party, have a family reunion or host a company picnic. The professionals at Stone Mountain Park will plan and host your group event for you. Your requirement: Have a ball. Learn a little history as you gaze up at the faces carved into the mountain. Who are they? Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis. Attractions include Summit Skyride, Geyser Towers®, SkyHike®, Scenic Railroad, 4-D Theater, Ride The Ducks™, The Great Barn®, Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard and Discovering Stone Mountain Museum at Memorial Hall. ”
  • 217 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Funky, boho, edgy...shopping and dining are unique experiences. Get your freak on.”
  • 202 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Fernbank Museum of Natural History, in Atlanta, is a museum that presents exhibitions and programming about natural history. Fernbank Museum has a number of permanent exhibitions and regularly hosts temporary exhibitions in its expansive facility, designed by Graham Gund Architects.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Nature
“Piedmont Park Walk, rent a bike, bring your dog to the large dog park area, and much more! This is the best park in Atlanta!”
  • 142 locals recommend
Food Court
“Best mall in Atlanta in my opinion. Only a 10 minute drive. Located in the beautiful Dunwoody area. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Amazing food for dinner, great service in a large beautiful building with lots of character. Great for families. Also has gluten free and vegan options. ”
  • 108 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q has become not only an Atlanta staple but a southeastern staple, with rave reviews from top publications including Bon Appetit, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, USA Today, and Sports Illustrated in addition to being featured on national television programs including The Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Southern Barbecue Trail”, The Today Show, and Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is the Official BBQ of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United”
  • 82 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Ecclectic and artsy music, food and stylish and interesting food scene where nothing is cookie cutter and being weird is applauded and endorsed. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“The Porter Beer Bar offers a variety of special events from beer tastings and festivals, to classes and themed dinners. In addition to its exceptional beer menu, the Porter Beer Bar showcases a full cocktail menu, along with many unique wine, whiskey and liqueur options. The Porter Beer Bar serves lunch and dinner every day, as well as a special Weekend “Hair of the Dog” Brunch menu. Specials are updated daily!”
  • 74 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local Bar but currently smoking is still allowed. Great place to hear live music in the back. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Numerous great beers on tap. Great ambiance, food is delicious. And you can walk home after too many beers!”
  • 62 locals recommend
Drive-in Theater
“Ditch the regular movie theatre experience for a unique drive In a movie theater experience. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best burgers in the heart of midtown! This place was on FoodNetwork for their amazing and massive burgers!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Be aware of often long lines that proves how great and popular this place is but moves quickly and special local and friendly service! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Its casual atmosphere and the wide variety of beers has made it the Best Brewpub of Atlanta”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great cocktails. Known for their french fries with numerous sauces. Get the bacon in a jar - so good!”
  • 52 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Amazing food for dinner, great service in a large beautiful building with lots of character. Great for families. Also has gluten free and vegan options. ”
  • 108 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q has become not only an Atlanta staple but a southeastern staple, with rave reviews from top publications including Bon Appetit, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, USA Today, and Sports Illustrated in addition to being featured on national television programs including The Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Southern Barbecue Trail”, The Today Show, and Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is the Official BBQ of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United”
  • 82 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“The Porter Beer Bar offers a variety of special events from beer tastings and festivals, to classes and themed dinners. In addition to its exceptional beer menu, the Porter Beer Bar showcases a full cocktail menu, along with many unique wine, whiskey and liqueur options. The Porter Beer Bar serves lunch and dinner every day, as well as a special Weekend “Hair of the Dog” Brunch menu. Specials are updated daily!”
  • 74 locals recommend
Bar
“Best burgers in the heart of midtown! This place was on FoodNetwork for their amazing and massive burgers!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Be aware of often long lines that proves how great and popular this place is but moves quickly and special local and friendly service! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Brewery
“Its casual atmosphere and the wide variety of beers has made it the Best Brewpub of Atlanta”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Great cocktails. Known for their french fries with numerous sauces. Get the bacon in a jar - so good!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Adorable classic brunch spot in east Atlanta on the way to Decatur. Wait times can be long, so get there early. ~20ish min ride. ”
  • 37 locals recommend

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