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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
“" The largest Aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, housing thousands of animals and representing several thousand species, all of which reside in 10 million US gallons of marine and salt water."”
  • 449 locals recommend
Museum
“Welcome to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta! Spend the day interacting with multiple exhibits, learning about the storied history of the iconic beverage brand, and sampling more than 100 different beverages from around the world.”
  • 290 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“The downtown Atlanta stadium offers guided tours of the sports venue, available several times daily. The stadium opened in August 2017 and began offering tours that fall. Tour stops include the player locker rooms, field, “skybridge,” art collection and 100 Yard Club.”
  • 162 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.”
  • 107 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.”
  • 112 locals recommend
History Museum
“Give yourself some time when visiting here as you could spend a whole day and not see everything!”
  • 114 locals recommend
Park
“Historic park that has been around for decades that is perfect for any tourist, or local. Paid parking available.”
  • 118 locals recommend
Museum
“The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience is much more than a museum. Immerse yourself in Atlanta’s most engaging experience from the moment you step foot into our 95,000 square feet of awesome. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Viewing on this Ferris wheel is awesome. Entire view of the city, good for date night or a general outing.”
  • 77 locals recommend
TV Station
“Great tour throu our time of Media history! You might catch a live broadcasting. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Great Lunch and Dinner at the heart of downtown Atlanta. Enjoy the views of the city!”
  • 76 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.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Café
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“The menu includes more than 36 tequilas, a Mexican-inspired menu that includes tampiquena, camarones alambres and sopa de tortilla. Not only is food on the menu, but so are the art and furnishings, which come courtesy of No Mas Hacienda.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“No better sights to see than downtown Atlanta. Enjoy a stroll through Centennial Park and embrace in the sights!”
  • 38 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”
  • 22 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel Bar
“Great Lunch and Dinner at the heart of downtown Atlanta. Enjoy the views of the city!”
  • 76 locals recommend
Café
“The menu includes more than 36 tequilas, a Mexican-inspired menu that includes tampiquena, camarones alambres and sopa de tortilla. Not only is food on the menu, but so are the art and furnishings, which come courtesy of No Mas Hacienda.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Known for its live music, club scene, and trendy guests, this is a nice spot for weekend partying. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Delicious Asian Fusion . Small and quaint with great food and drinks. More of a date night spot.”
  • 37 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Good food and good company is Atlanta Breakfast Club pride and joy. Their claim is to have the best breakfast in Atlanta and the best team of people.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Old Lady Gang promises to deliver its patrons good old fashioned southern cuisine made with love. We were first introduced to the OLG on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
  • 29 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“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.'" ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Southern cooking since 1947, Paschal's Restaurant is the "soul" of Atlanta, serving favorites like Paschal's Fried Chicken, Smothered Pork Chops, BBQ Ribs and famous Peach Cobbler!”
  • 22 locals recommend

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