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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 Visit for Two or Four with Audio Tour (Up to 42% Off)
Atlanta
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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)
1, 2, or 4 Tickets & One Parking Voucher for the Green Deck at The College Football Hall of Fame (Up to 44% Off)
Atlanta
4.8
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Four Tickets to The College Football Hall of Fame and One Parking Voucher for the Green Deck; Blackout Dates Apply
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (56% Off)
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (56% Off)
Marietta
4.5
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$16.00 $7.00
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Museum Admission for Two
Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership to Chieftains Museum (Up to 46% Off)
Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership to Chieftains Museum (Up to 46% Off)
Rome
3.8
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$10.00 $6.50
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Admission for One Child or Adult to Callaway Gardens (Up to 20% Off)
Admission for One Child or Adult to Callaway Gardens (Up to 20% Off)
Pine Mountain
4.6
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$14.95 $13.95
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Single-Day General-Admission Ticket for One Adult (Ages 13–64)
Atlanta Peach Roll Pedal Tour for Four or Eight (Up to 22% Off)
Atlanta Peach Roll Pedal Tour for Four or Eight (Up to 22% Off)
Atlanta,
4.6
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$140.00 $109.00
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Atlanta Peach Roll Pedal Tour for Four
Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour for One or Two People from Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tours (Up to 43% Off)
Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour for One or Two People from Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tours (Up to 43% Off)
Atlanta
4.6
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$69.99 $40.00
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Five-Hour Atlanta City Bus Tour for One
Admission for Two or Four to Bartow History Museum (Up to 27% Off)
Admission for Two or Four to Bartow History Museum (Up to 27% Off)
Cartersville
4.7
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Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two or Four at Talk of The Table (35% Off)
Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two or Four at Talk of The Table (35% Off)
Cumming
4.8
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wine & artisan cheese tasting for four people

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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The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Atlanta for Two (Through August 30)
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Atlanta for Two (Through August 30)
Atlanta
$180.64 $110.00
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Atlanta - 12/14/19–08/30/20: Two Reserved Tickets to a Murder-Mystery Dinner Show Plus 2 Commemorative Merchandise Items
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Chris Mitchell Virtual Jazz Concert (Through August 1)
Chris Mitchell Virtual Jazz Concert (Through August 1)
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Through 08/01/20: One General-Admission Ticket to Any Virtual Show with a Digital Download of the album I Found Forever
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Big Daddy Weave: When The Light Comes Tour on August 21, 2020
Big Daddy Weave: When The Light Comes Tour on August 21, 2020
Marietta
$25.93 $19.50
24% discount_off
08/21/20 at 7 p.m.: One General-Admission Ticket
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"One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes" Through July 31
"One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes" Through July 31
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Through 07/31/20: One Viewing
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Gaylarious Virtual LGBT Stand-Up Comedy Show (June 25–August 20)
Gaylarious Virtual LGBT Stand-Up Comedy Show (June 25–August 20)
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06/25/20 at 9 p.m. ET: One General-Admission Ticket
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Two-Hour Kidpreneur Class for Two or Four Kids at Kings and Gents Accessories (Up to 42% Off)
Two-Hour Kidpreneur Class for Two or Four Kids at Kings and Gents Accessories (Up to 42% Off)
Conyers
$60.00 $40.00
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Two-Hour Kidpreneur Class for Two Kids Ages 8–18
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General Admission for One, Two, or Four to The Big Fake {Micro} Wedding Atlanta on August 26 (Up to 31% Off)
General Admission for One, Two, or Four to The Big Fake {Micro} Wedding Atlanta on August 26 (Up to 31% Off)
Atlanta
4.5
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$32.00 $22.00
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8/26/20 at 7 p.m.: Single-Day VIP Admission for One
Livestream Name that Tune, Dueling Pianos, or Piano Bar Bingo (Through August 29)
Livestream Name that Tune, Dueling Pianos, or Piano Bar Bingo (Through August 29)
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Name that Tune
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Virtual Stand-Up: Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour 2020 featuring Dan Frigolette (May 22–July 31)
Virtual Stand-Up: Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour 2020 featuring Dan Frigolette (May 22–July 31)
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7/17/20 at 12 a.m. EST: One General-Admission Ticket
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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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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