Atlanta Favorites

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Midtown, Atlanta | The Atlanta Botanical Garden is 30 acres of urban oasis located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown. Since 1976, the garden has hosted social events, art exhibits, and annual attractions including the holiday show with over 1.5 million LED lights. (website)

SkyView Atlanta

Downtown, Atlanta | SkyView Atlanta ferris wheel towers 20 stories above Centennial Park. The ride came to downtown Atlanta in 2013 and features 42 climate-controlled gondolas with incredible views of the city, especially in the evenings. (website)

College Football Hall of Fame

Downtown, Atlanta | In 2014, the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience opened in the heart of downtown Atlanta with three floors and five themed galleries of memorabilia, interactive displays, and a 45-yard indoor football field. (website)

World of Coca-Cola

Downtown, Atlanta | The original World of Coca-Cola opened in 1990 and relocated to its current address in 2007. The exhibit includes a history of the Atlanta based company and a tasting of over 60 versions of Coca-Cola from around the world. (website)

Georgia Aquarium

Downtown, Atlanta | Opening in 2005, Georgia Aquarium was the world's largest aquarium until 2012. Five galleries of whale sharks, beluga whales, dolphins, and manta rays along with seasonal exhibits make the aquarium a worthwhile visit. (website)

Zoo Atlanta

Grant Park, Atlanta | Zoo Atlanta was founded 1889 and remains one of the only zoos in the United States that is home to giant pandas. The park continues the legacy of famous gorilla Willie B. who lived at Zoo Atlanta for 39 years. (website)

 

Local Choices

The Beltline

Midtown, Atlanta | The Atlanta BeltLine is among the largest urban redevelopment programs with a system of rails, trails, and greenspaces that will eventually encompass and connect 45 neighborhoods. (website)

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain | Stone Mountain Park is a hub of outdoor family activities on 3,200 acres of natural beauty. Attractions include the Laser Show in the summer and Snow Mountain in the winter. (website)

Piedmont Park

Midtown, Atlanta | Piedmont Park opened to the public in 1895 and remains the most visited green space in Atlanta for outdoor activities, sports, fishing, dog parks, festivals, concerts, and more. (website)

SweetWater Brewing Company

Midtown, Atlanta | A craft brewery founded in Atlanta, SweetWater offers tours and tastings every Wednesday-Sunday. Since 2004, the company has also hosted SweetWater 420 Fest annually. (website)

Ponce City Market

Midtown, Atlanta | When you take a stroll along the BeltLine, make a stop right off the trail to Ponce City Market for a bite to eat. Don't miss Skyline Park on the roof with carnival games and mini golf. (website)

TopGolf

Midtown & Alpharetta | TopGolf offers entertainment for all ages and skill levels with point scoring golf games, food, drinks, and a rooftop terrace with fire pit. It's perfect for the family or corporate events. (website)

 

Art & History Museums

Atlanta History Center

Buckhead, Atlanta | The Atlanta History Center's 33-acre experience includes access to the museum, gardens, Smith Family Farm, Swan House - and even the Margaret Mitchell House in Midtown. (website)

The High Museum of Art

Midtown, Atlanta | The High has become a leading art museum in the southeast with its renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and award-winning architecture. (website)

Center for Puppetry Arts

Midtown, Atlanta | The Center for Puppetry Arts opened in 1978 and is America's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the art of puppet theater. The center includes a museum and performances. (website)

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Downtown, Atlanta | The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site offers access to King's birth home, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the "I Have A Dream" World Peace Rose Garden, and more. (website)

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Druid Hills | Fernbank Museum presents interactive, educational exhibits about natural history. The museum includes permanent exhibits such as NatureQuest, Dinosaur Plaza, and WildWoods. (website)

Oakland Cemetery

Downtown, Atlanta | Oakland Cemetery was founded in 185 and is the final resting place of many of Atlanta’s settlers, builders, & most noted citizens like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, & Maynard Jackson. (website)