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Things to do in Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta

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.
Aquarium
“It’s one of the biggest tourist draws in Atlanta for a reason. If you’ve never been before you really should go. ”
  • 455 locals recommend
Museum
“To explore the story of the world's most popular beverage brand is an exciting adventure! There are vaults with the secure secret formula, world-class art and memorabilia to more than 100 beverages to taste from around the world. Get a chance to meet the Coca-Cola Polar Bear! Nice day with family!!❤💚”
  • 292 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tours provides your all-access ticket to the home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United. On your 90-minute tour, you can go behind-the-scenes to see the locker rooms and play on the field, explore the incredible architecture and observe the expansive art collection, including the world’s largest sculpture of a falcon. There is something for everyone to enjoy! ”
  • 172 locals recommend
Co-Working Space
“News junkies and aspiring journalists, unite! Take CNN Studio Tours to see exactly how this global superpower reports news, beginning to end. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even see one of your favorite HLN or CNN hosts.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“State Farm Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Atlanta, Georgia. The arena serves as the home venue for the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks.”
  • 114 locals recommend
History Museum
“Give yourself some time when visiting here as you could spend a whole day and not see everything!”
  • 113 locals recommend
Park
“Good space for picnics, pictures, and being in the middle of all downtown has to offer. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Museum
“The College Football Hall of Fame is a hall of fame and interactive attraction devoted to college football. The National Football Foundation founded the Hall in 1951 to immortalize the players and coaches of college football. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“20-story Ferris wheel in Centennial Park providing scenic views from climate-controlled gondolas.”
  • 75 locals recommend
TV Station
“Great tour throu our time of Media history! You might catch a live broadcasting. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Restaurant at the top of Peachtree Plaza, Downtown Atlanta. Great view of the city. The restaurant is on the, I think it's the 73 floor.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Route
“Central Hub of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Atlanta was somehow chosen to host the Centennial Olympic Games in the mid-90’s and beat out Athens, Greece. The games transformed downtown Atlanta in the 90’s and laid the groundwork for its continued progress throughout the early 21st centrury.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Stadium
“GO SEE THE FALCON PLAY YOUR FAVORITE TEAM OR JUST GO TAILGATE $5 dollar uber ride.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Café
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“I love this place. Always great for a decently priced meal and the perfect margarita ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Downtown is the city’s busy central business district. At its heart is Centennial Olympic Park, with its centerpiece Fountain of Rings and regular lunchtime concerts. Nearby sights include the College Football Hall of Fame, the Georgia Aquarium and the Center for Civil and Human Rights, which has multimedia exhibits. There are several casual, student-friendly eateries around the Georgia State University campus.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is a convention center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Enclosing some 3.9 million square ft in exhibition space and hosting more than a million visitors each year, the GWCC is the third-largest convention center in the United States”
  • 21 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel Bar
“Restaurant at the top of Peachtree Plaza, Downtown Atlanta. Great view of the city. The restaurant is on the, I think it's the 73 floor.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Café
“I love this place. Always great for a decently priced meal and the perfect margarita ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Good spot for the adult crowd to dance, chill, and eat. Weekends are always jumping when it’s warm outside. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Dinner menu is a little pricey but the food is delicious. They also have brunch on the weekend. Try the lobster fried rice.”
  • 39 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“One of the best breakfast/brunch places in Atlanta. Open until 3pm. Great atmosphere and Wonderful food ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A trip to Castleberry wouldn’t be complete without stopping by OLG for one of their signature meals or drinks ”
  • 31 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Daddy D'z is a funky, run-down Grant Park hole in the wall with GREAT BBQ! The owner knows you'll probably judge the place by its looks, which is why it has posted this message prominently on its website: "Remember what your momma told ya... 'Don't judge a book by its cover.'" ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in the heart of the historic West End, Paschal’s is known as much for its place in civil rights history as its food. James and Robert Paschal opened a 30-seat luncheonette in 1947 but they didn’t have a stove. They cooked the food at Robert’s home and then taxied it to customers. During the 1960s the brothers became active in the civil rights movement, and leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his key strategists as well as the city’s white leadership would meet at Paschal’s to devise an integration plan. ”
  • 24 locals recommend

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