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Top Things To Do In Atlanta

Over the last few years, Atlanta introduced a new streetcar, invested in culinary tourism, and built the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. This city is all about investing in the future while staying true to its southern roots. History buffs, shopaholics and night owls will likely all find something to pique their interests. Whether you’re a lifelong resident, a visiting family, or an adventurous tourist, here are some of the best things to do in Atlanta.

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University Visit for Two or Four with Audio Tour (Up to 42% Off)
Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University
Atlanta
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$20.00 $13.00
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Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University Visit for Two or Four with Audio Tour (Up to 42% Off)
General Admission for One Adult, Senior, or Child at Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta
4.8
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$33.95
General Admission for One Adult, Senior, or Child at Georgia Aquarium
1, 2, or 4 Tickets & One Parking Voucher for the Green Deck at The College Football Hall of Fame (Up to 44% Off)
The College Football Hall of Fame
Atlanta
4.8
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$36.00 $30.00
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1, 2, or 4 Tickets & One Parking Voucher for the Green Deck at The College Football Hall of Fame (Up to 44% Off)
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (56% Off)
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
Marietta
4.5
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$16.00 $7.00
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Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (56% Off)
Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership to Chieftains Museum (Up to 46% Off)
Chieftains Museum
Rome
3.8
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$10.00 $6.50
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Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership to Chieftains Museum (Up to 46% Off)
Atlanta Peach Roll Pedal Tour for Four or Eight (Up to 22% Off)
Atlanta Peach Roll
Atlanta,
4.6
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$140.00 $109.00
22% discount_off
Atlanta Peach Roll Pedal Tour for Four or Eight (Up to 22% Off)
Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour for One or Two People from Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tours (Up to 43% Off)
Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour
Atlanta
4.6
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$69.99 $40.00
42% discount_off
Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour for One or Two People from Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tours (Up to 43% Off)
Two-Hour Private Hip-Hop City Tour for Two or Four at Hip Hop Tours of Atlanta (Up to 59% Off)
Hip Hop Tours of Atlanta
Atlanta
5.0
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$355.00 $145.00
59% discount_off
Two-Hour Private Hip-Hop City Tour for Two or Four at Hip Hop Tours of Atlanta (Up to 59% Off)
Admission for Two or Four to Bartow History Museum (Up to 27% Off)
Bartow History Museum
Cartersville
4.7
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$11.00 $9.00
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Admission for Two or Four to Bartow History Museum (Up to 27% Off)

When visiting Atlanta, be sure to explore the Virginia-Highlands and Little Five Points neighborhoods. The former is one of the best areas for shopping and dining. The latter is known for its indie businesses and hipster lifestyle.  

The best things to do in Atlanta include:

  • Adventure through fresh water river scenes and brightly colored coral reefs inside the Georgia Aquarium
  • Enjoy a taste of authentic Southern food with a contemporary twist at Watershed on Peachtree
  • Eat your weight in Georgia barbeque at places like Fat Matt’s, Bone Lick, or Daddy D’s
  • Visit the vault where the legendary secret formula for Coca Cola is kept at Pemberton Place
  • Explore miles of garden and trailway out the Atlanta History Center after spending an afternoon inside its galleries

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truTV Impractical Jokers: "The Scoopski Potatoes Tour" Starring The Tenderloins on Saturday, August 8
truTV Impractical Jokers: "The Scoopski Potatoes Tour" Starring The Tenderloins
Duluth
$68.71 $53.50
22% discount_off
truTV Impractical Jokers: "The Scoopski Potatoes Tour" Starring The Tenderloins on Saturday, August 8
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Standup Comedy for Two or Four (Through June 27)
Standup at Atlanta Comedy Theater
Norcross
$48.70 $16.00
67% discount_off
Standup Comedy for Two or Four (Through June 27)
240+ bought
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Atlanta for Two (Through August 30)
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Atlanta
Atlanta
$180.64 $110.00
39% discount_off
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Atlanta for Two (Through August 30)
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Georgia Bridal Show (June 28, August 2, August 16, and September 13)
Georgia Bridal Show
3 Locations
4.1
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$20.00 $10.00
50% discount_off
Georgia Bridal Show (June 28, August 2, August 16, and September 13)
Jazz Age Jeopardy: Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery Experience
Jazz Age Jeopardy: Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery Experience
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$275.00
Jazz Age Jeopardy: Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery Experience
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Chippendales@Home! Virtual Party
Chippendales@Home
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$200.00 $150.00
25% discount_off
Chippendales@Home! Virtual Party
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Two-Hour Kidpreneur Class for Two or Four Kids at Kings and Gents Accessories (Up to 42% Off)
Kings and Gents Accessories
Conyers
$60.00 $40.00
33% discount_off
Two-Hour Kidpreneur Class for Two or Four Kids at Kings and Gents Accessories (Up to 42% Off)
Ladies' Make-Up Session with Wine at Glam Squared Salon & Boutique (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.
Glam Squared Salon & Boutique
Atlanta
3.8
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$120.00 $60.00
50% discount_off
Ladies' Make-Up Session with Wine at Glam Squared Salon & Boutique (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.
Travis Tritt Tickets (Postponed from June 11, 2020) - Sep 4, 8:00 PM
Travis Tritt
LaGrange
$69.00
Travis Tritt Tickets (Postponed from June 11, 2020) - Sep 4, 8:00 PM

Explore a temporary exhibition at the Atlanta History Center, which includes the Atlanta History Museum, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Smith Family Farm, Swan House, Kenan Research Center, and six historic gardens.

Popular attractions near Atlanta include:

  • Take a guide tour from Martin Luther King Jr’s historic home through 35 acres of park at The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  • Dine on smoked catfish, handmade chocolates, or vintage sodas at one of the many unique restaurants at Krog Street Market
  • Live your favorite blockbuster on an Atlanta Movie Tour of the city’s film locations
  • Learn your favorite footballer’s story at The College Football Hall of Fame
  • Take an in-depth look at the American Civil Rights movement and human rights struggles across the world at the Center for Civil and Human Rights

There’s always fun things to do in Atlanta. During the summer, visit Dragoncon, Music Midtown, or the Atlanta Film Festival. When schools are in session, watch the Braves play at Turner Field or the Falcons at the Georgia Dome.

Exciting activities near Atlanta include:

  • Fulfill your fresh seafood craving with sushi from Wagaya Westside
  • Watch the 251 water jet show at Centennial Olympic Park’s Fountain of Rings
  • Learn something new about history at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
  • Eat a Holeman & Finch Cheeseburger with a side of deviled eggs
  • Cheer on the United Soccer team at the Mercedes-Benz stadium while they take on their rivals

Looking for things to do in Atlanta at night? The city is famous for its nightlife. Explore the Atlanta art scene, catch a broadway musical at the Fox Theater or a play at the Atlanta Civic Center.

Nighttime activities near Atlanta include:

  • Attend an award-winning performance at the historic Fox Theatre
  • See the city light up from above on the ferris wheel at SkyView Atlanta
  • Hear live blues at Northside Tavern or Blind Willie’s
  • Groove to an emerging indie music performer at Apache or The Masquerade
  • Visit the High Museum of Art on a Friday evening and enjoy an art opening

Visiting with family and looking for things to do in Atlanta with kids? Make a stop at the Centennial Olympic Park. The CNN Center, World of Coca Cola, College Football Hall of Fame, and Georgia Aquarium are all located near the park.

Family-Friendly things to do near Atlanta include:

  • Venture to Midtown and catch a live puppet show at the Center for Puppetry Arts
  • Meet Mei Lun and Mei Hwan, the giant panda twins at Zoo Atlanta
  • Explore a mini fortress inside the Legoland Discovery Center
  • Imagine the possibilities at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta in the Centennial Park area
  • Discover more than 100,000 animals and over 700,000 species at the Georgia Aquarium

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BYOB Paint Class or Gift Card at Masterpiece Mixers Roswell (Up to 37% Off). Four Options Available.
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Masterpiece Mixers Roswell
555 South Atlanta Street, Roswell 18.3 mi
4.7
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156 Ratings
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BYOB Paint Class or Gift Card at Masterpiece Mixers Roswell (Up to 37% Off). Four Options Available.
2.5-Hour BYOB Paint and Sip Class for One, Two, or Four People at Creative Palette Art Studio (Up to 53% Off)
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Creative Palette Art Studio
4810 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur 10.2 mi
4.8
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2.5-Hour BYOB Paint and Sip Class for One, Two, or Four People at Creative Palette Art Studio (Up to 53% Off)
Two-Hour BYOB Paint Class for One or Two at Masterpiece Mixers Lawrenceville (Up to 26% Off)
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Masterpiece Mixers Lawrenceville
162 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville 27.1 mi
4.7
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Two-Hour BYOB Paint Class for One or Two at Masterpiece Mixers Lawrenceville (Up to 26% Off)
Drawing and Illustration for Beginners Course from International Open Academy (80% Off)
International Open Academy
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4.1
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$99.00 $19.00
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Drawing and Illustration for Beginners Course from International Open Academy (80% Off)
Two-Hour BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Masterpiece Mixers (Up to 35% Off)
Masterpiece Mixers
11585 Jones Bridge Road, Johns Creek 23.8 mi
5.0
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Two-Hour BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Masterpiece Mixers (Up to 35% Off)
Virtual Events at Yaymaker
Virtual Events by Yaymaker
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4.7
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Virtual Events at Yaymaker

For those days when indoor activity is all you want, Atlanta offers shopping, live theater, and professional sports game to keep you entertained.

Indoor things to do in Atlanta include:

  • Stop by Criminal Records and buy that vinyl you’ve had your eye on
  • Race around a ¼-mile indoor karting track at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games
  • See a broadway play before it hits broadway at Alliance Theater
  • Laugh away your worries at one of the comedy shows at Dad’s Garage Theater Company
  • Get in on the basketball action at Philips Arena while the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Dream take compete

The City in a Forest has more than 300 parks, gardens, and green spaces. With 189 acres, Piedmont Park is Atlanta’s largest recreational area.

Outdoor activities and things to see in Atlanta include:

  • Escape the hustle and bustle without leaving city limits at Piedmont Park
  • Explore more than 3,200 acres of forest and the world’s largest piece of exposed granite at Stone Mountain Park
  • Awaken your inner plant lover at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Float the Chattahoochee river that runs through ATL proper
  • Venture to the outskirts of East Atlanta and camp at Stone Mountain Park Campground