Deals in Atlanta

Atlanta Guide

Atlanta’s dense foliage has earned it a reputation as “The City in a Forest,” but Georgia’s capital has also proven fertile ground for influential public figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. The city’s history stretches back nearly two centuries, so there has been ample time to fill in a list of local celebrities that also includes baseball legend Hank Aaron. Such a list serves to highlight the exceptional diversity of Atlanta’s past and present residents. Though the city continues to add more than 450,000 new citizens per year, it offers enough variety to keep all segments of the population amused.

Atlanta has long been a cradle of innovation, and perhaps its most famous export is the internationally beloved soft drink, Coca-Cola. Local pharmacist John Pemberton first brewed the soda at Jacob’s Pharmacy in 1886, envisioning it as a cure for headaches and hangovers. Today, fans pay homage to the beverage and its colorful history at the World of Coca-Cola. Just next door at Pemberton Place is a new addition to the city’s litany of attractions: the Georgia Aquarium. Here, guests of all ages explore exhibits and touch pools that spotlight Georgia’s aquatic wildlife, from horseshoe crabs to a loggerhead sea turtle.

Atlanta’s natural splendor simply refuses to be ignored. Tucked amid the southern foothills of the Appalachian mountains, the Chattahoochee River snakes along the city’s northwestern edge. The river’s most awe-inspiring stretch burbles through a valley that reaches depths of 400 feet and widths of up to five miles. To the east, Stone Mountain cuts an imposing shape into the horizon. Rising 825 feet toward the clouds, this quartz monzonite behemoth ranks as the biggest chunk of freestanding exposed granite in the world.

Atlanta’s malls make for impressive landmarks in their own rights. The area’s reputation as a hotspot for shopping is well earned, thanks to commercial havens such as Lenox Square and the imposing Mall of Georgia in nearby Buford. A profusion of celebrated restaurants lines the famed Peachtree Street that runs through downtown Atlanta, making the city an attractive culinary destination. Just make sure you know where you’re going, as more than 65 streets in the city go by some version of “Peachtree.

Browse the many offerings of handcrafted and commercial goods, including real vinyl record shops like the store aptly named Vinyl.
 

Up to 49% Off at The Children's Museum of Atlanta

Downtown

$25.50 $14

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Hands-on exhibits geared toward kids ages 8 and younger include a farm-to-table zone, walls to paint, and little cranes to operate

50% Off Shopping Event from Sassy City Chicks

Atlanta

$10 $5

Shopping specials from local designers and boutiques, plus complimentary spa treatments makes a great gift for Mother's Day

Up to 46% Off Indoor-Playground Visit

North Atlanta

$20.50 $11

After bounding through an indoor playground filled with slides and obstacle courses, pairs of children take breaks to sip water or juice

Up to 53% Off Atlanta Fashion Week Event

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

$64.29 $30

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Models show off frocks, bags, and menswear from local and international designers as live music sets the beat

Membership to the High Museum of Art

Midtown

$95 $65

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Museum boasts 13,000 pieces of art and hosts programs and educational classes for members, as well as previews and private tours

Explore a Beehive and Taste Its Honey with a Master Beekeeper

Sandy Springs

$50 $50

Armed with protective gear and a smoker, Julia Mahood opens a hive to give guests an intimate look at the intricate society of bees

Up to 55% Off Atlanta Chamber Players Concert

Multiple Locations

$16.20 $8

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Acclaimed chamber music group treats audiences to programs of premiere works and beloved classics

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

Henry's Midtown Tavern

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes