Lindsey's Guidebook

Lindsey
Lindsey's Guidebook

Sightseeing

Georgia Aquarium is One of the worlds largest and most captivating aquariums. If features on the largest single aquatic habitats and one of the most abundant collections aquatic life in the world.
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Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street Northwest
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Georgia Aquarium is One of the worlds largest and most captivating aquariums. If features on the largest single aquatic habitats and one of the most abundant collections aquatic life in the world.
Across the street from the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta. Two for one! Beautiful 22 acre park with grass, artwork, pools and fountains!
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Centennial Olympic Park
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Across the street from the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta. Two for one! Beautiful 22 acre park with grass, artwork, pools and fountains!
The highly esteemed Zoo Atlanta hosts North America’s largest population of great apes, a pair of adorable giant pandas, and over 1500 more animals of all different shapes, sizes, and walks of life. Guests have the opportunity to interact with the animals, even snap a selfie during a variety of informative keeper talks and training demos. Make sure to stop into Scaly Slimy Spectacular, a highly acclaimed reptile exhibit that hosts more than 70 species!
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Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue SE
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The highly esteemed Zoo Atlanta hosts North America’s largest population of great apes, a pair of adorable giant pandas, and over 1500 more animals of all different shapes, sizes, and walks of life. Guests have the opportunity to interact with the animals, even snap a selfie during a variety of informative keeper talks and training demos. Make sure to stop into Scaly Slimy Spectacular, a highly acclaimed reptile exhibit that hosts more than 70 species!
At iFLY Atlanta, thrillseekers can feel the intense adrenaline of skydiving without the nervewracking need to physically jump out of a plane, 14,000 feet above the ground! Once inside the 175 mph vertical wind tunnel, flips and tricks will come naturally.
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iFLY
2778 Cobb Pkwy
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At iFLY Atlanta, thrillseekers can feel the intense adrenaline of skydiving without the nervewracking need to physically jump out of a plane, 14,000 feet above the ground! Once inside the 175 mph vertical wind tunnel, flips and tricks will come naturally.
Do we have any aspiring zombie hunters out there? Atlanta is no Hollywood, however, it (along with the nearby town of Senoia) was the star of the show for AMC’s The Walking Dead; a series that’s impressively received 16 Emmy nominations. Join a large group or get the VIP experience — either way, you’ll walk in the footsteps of zombies and hunters alike, exploring the film sets and the fictional towns of Woodbury and Alexandria while hearing all about the show and cast. Most tours even include a visit to the Walking Dead Museum.
Walkin Dead Haralson Tours and Events
10 Line Creek Rd
Do we have any aspiring zombie hunters out there? Atlanta is no Hollywood, however, it (along with the nearby town of Senoia) was the star of the show for AMC’s The Walking Dead; a series that’s impressively received 16 Emmy nominations. Join a large group or get the VIP experience — either way, you’ll walk in the footsteps of zombies and hunters alike, exploring the film sets and the fictional towns of Woodbury and Alexandria while hearing all about the show and cast. Most tours even include a visit to the Walking Dead Museum.
Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Georgian capital played a pivotal role in the American Civil War. Its – and his – involvement is chronicled here to a tee. The museum’s exhibits extend past the USA, also covering the civil rights struggles, battles, and victories across the world. Make sure to check out the papers and writings from Dr. King himself.
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National Center for Civil and Human Rights
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
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Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Georgian capital played a pivotal role in the American Civil War. Its – and his – involvement is chronicled here to a tee. The museum’s exhibits extend past the USA, also covering the civil rights struggles, battles, and victories across the world. Make sure to check out the papers and writings from Dr. King himself.
Explore the history of the world's most famous beverage brand at the World of Coca-Cola—the dynamic, multimedia home of Coke’s secret formula. Get closer than ever to the vault that holds the secret Coca-Cola recipe. See more than 1,200 rare artifacts and get a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process. Then take a trip around the world in a thrilling 3-D movie experience before sampling more than 100 different beverages. Read more about World of Coca-Cola Multimedia Attraction Admission in Atlanta 2022 - https://www.viator.com/tours/Atlanta/World-of-Coca-Cola-Admission-in-Atlanta/d784-6526COLA?mcid=56757
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Coca-Cola Welt
121 Baker Street Northwest
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Explore the history of the world's most famous beverage brand at the World of Coca-Cola—the dynamic, multimedia home of Coke’s secret formula. Get closer than ever to the vault that holds the secret Coca-Cola recipe. See more than 1,200 rare artifacts and get a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process. Then take a trip around the world in a thrilling 3-D movie experience before sampling more than 100 different beverages. Read more about World of Coca-Cola Multimedia Attraction Admission in Atlanta 2022 - https://www.viator.com/tours/Atlanta/World-of-Coca-Cola-Admission-in-Atlanta/d784-6526COLA?mcid=56757
Build till your heart’s content in one of 10 Lego build & play zones, immerse yourself in the sensory delight that is the 4D cinema, stuff your backpack full of souvenirs from the gift shop, and so much more at the kid-favorite LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. The entire facility isn’t just interactive, it’s also indoors, meaning that it could serve as a much-needed relief in the hotter summer months.
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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
3500 Peachtree Road Northeast
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Build till your heart’s content in one of 10 Lego build & play zones, immerse yourself in the sensory delight that is the 4D cinema, stuff your backpack full of souvenirs from the gift shop, and so much more at the kid-favorite LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. The entire facility isn’t just interactive, it’s also indoors, meaning that it could serve as a much-needed relief in the hotter summer months.
Spanning three floors and 75 acres of both permanent and rotating exhibitions, there’s plenty to see and do at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Catch a 3D movie on the enormous four-story screen, marvel at the giant dinosaur skeletons, or wander through the Science and Nature Experience before taking a well-earned break at the on-site cafe.
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Fernbank Museum - WildWoods Exhibit
767 Clifton Rd
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Spanning three floors and 75 acres of both permanent and rotating exhibitions, there’s plenty to see and do at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Catch a 3D movie on the enormous four-story screen, marvel at the giant dinosaur skeletons, or wander through the Science and Nature Experience before taking a well-earned break at the on-site cafe.
Not many cities can boast a decided puppet museum but the big A is one of them! As the largest of its kind across the US, the Center for Puppetry Arts is a constant hit for kids and adults alike, delighting visitors with its live puppet shows, thousands of books and artifacts, and chance to meet Kermit the Frog. If you’ve ever thought of trying a new hobby, the Center also regularly hosts puppet-making workshops.
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Center For Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street Northwest
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Not many cities can boast a decided puppet museum but the big A is one of them! As the largest of its kind across the US, the Center for Puppetry Arts is a constant hit for kids and adults alike, delighting visitors with its live puppet shows, thousands of books and artifacts, and chance to meet Kermit the Frog. If you’ve ever thought of trying a new hobby, the Center also regularly hosts puppet-making workshops.
Located on the corner of 10th street and Peachtree Street, this historic abode served as the 20th century home to famous author Margaret Mitchell, the mastermind behind the timeless work, Gone with the Wind. Professionally-run tours take visitors through the Pulitzer Prize winner’s house, as well as to a number of locations that featured prominently in the story.
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Margaret Mitchell House
979 Crescent Avenue Northeast
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Located on the corner of 10th street and Peachtree Street, this historic abode served as the 20th century home to famous author Margaret Mitchell, the mastermind behind the timeless work, Gone with the Wind. Professionally-run tours take visitors through the Pulitzer Prize winner’s house, as well as to a number of locations that featured prominently in the story.
Bliss and serenity await at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, a rare piece of thriving nature amid a bustling metropolis. Located within Piedmont Park, the 30-acre complex houses thousands of plant species — including roses, herbs, conifers, carnivorous plants, and more — plus a tree-top walk, water features, and a magical light display in the winter months.
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
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Bliss and serenity await at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, a rare piece of thriving nature amid a bustling metropolis. Located within Piedmont Park, the 30-acre complex houses thousands of plant species — including roses, herbs, conifers, carnivorous plants, and more — plus a tree-top walk, water features, and a magical light display in the winter months.
Spanning an enormous 185 acres, Piedmont Park is heaven on Earth for nature lovers visiting Atlanta. The park plays host to annual festivals like the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and Atlanta Pride while also offering year-round jogging routes, playgrounds, wetlands, and access to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
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Piedmont Park Greystone
400 Park Dr NE
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Spanning an enormous 185 acres, Piedmont Park is heaven on Earth for nature lovers visiting Atlanta. The park plays host to annual festivals like the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and Atlanta Pride while also offering year-round jogging routes, playgrounds, wetlands, and access to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Showcasing award-winning exhibits that chronicle the city’s intricate past — like Civil War, Olympics, and railroad-themed collections — the Atlanta History Center is an excellent place to learn about centuries gone by in The Big Peach. In addition to its educational collections, the center also boasts an expansive garden perfect for a stroll and some fresh air.
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Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest
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Showcasing award-winning exhibits that chronicle the city’s intricate past — like Civil War, Olympics, and railroad-themed collections — the Atlanta History Center is an excellent place to learn about centuries gone by in The Big Peach. In addition to its educational collections, the center also boasts an expansive garden perfect for a stroll and some fresh air.
The Big Peach’s answer to the London Eye, SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel soars almost 20 stories high, offering a sublime view of the city’s skyscrapers, parklands, and seemingly never-ending suburbs. Nestled amongst the controlled chaos of the Centennial Olympic Park area, you’ll never find a shortage of activities to do before or after hopping in a SkyView gondola.
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SkyView Atlanta
168 Luckie Street Northwest
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The Big Peach’s answer to the London Eye, SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel soars almost 20 stories high, offering a sublime view of the city’s skyscrapers, parklands, and seemingly never-ending suburbs. Nestled amongst the controlled chaos of the Centennial Olympic Park area, you’ll never find a shortage of activities to do before or after hopping in a SkyView gondola.

Sports Scene

World-class Sports and entertainment facility! It’s the stadium of the NFL Atlanta Falcons and the MLS Atlanta United. Catch your favorite band, sports game, and much more! You won’t be disappointed!
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium
1 AMB Dr NW
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With nearly 100,000 square feet of memorabilia and interactive features, the College Football Hall of Fame is a must for any diehard NFL fan. With a conscious focus on presenting the past players and coaches as positive role models, the Hall of Fame sells itself as a wonderful destination for kids passionate about the sport.
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Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
250 Marietta Street NorthWest
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With nearly 100,000 square feet of memorabilia and interactive features, the College Football Hall of Fame is a must for any diehard NFL fan. With a conscious focus on presenting the past players and coaches as positive role models, the Hall of Fame sells itself as a wonderful destination for kids passionate about the sport.
If football or soccer don’t overly entice, then a live baseball game ought to do the trick. The MLB’s Atlanta Braves play their home games at Truist Park, and since the season spans roughly March to October every year, there’s a great chance that the roster will suit your travel plans. Grab a hot dog and obnoxiously large soda to really feel like a local.
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SunTrust Park
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If football or soccer don’t overly entice, then a live baseball game ought to do the trick. The MLB’s Atlanta Braves play their home games at Truist Park, and since the season spans roughly March to October every year, there’s a great chance that the roster will suit your travel plans. Grab a hot dog and obnoxiously large soda to really feel like a local.
Catch some of the nation’s best pro basketballers at State Farm Arena, home to the city’s cherished Atlanta Hawks. Even if your visit doesn’t coincide with the NBA season, you can still watch a preseason game or, at the very least, a concert. Unlike some cities’ main stadiums, State Farm Arena is smack-bang in the city center in the Centennial Olympic Park area, making transit to and from events a breeze.
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State Farm Arena
1 Philips Drive
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Catch some of the nation’s best pro basketballers at State Farm Arena, home to the city’s cherished Atlanta Hawks. Even if your visit doesn’t coincide with the NBA season, you can still watch a preseason game or, at the very least, a concert. Unlike some cities’ main stadiums, State Farm Arena is smack-bang in the city center in the Centennial Olympic Park area, making transit to and from events a breeze.

Entertainment

One of the city’s most iconic landmarks! Inspired by the Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor, Egypt, and the Alhambra in Grenada, Spain.
Fox Theater Historic District
The theme park features high-octane roller coasters, kid-friendly carousels and rides, go-karts, a giant arcade, laser tag, and three amazing mini golf courses. The kids – and let’s be honest, the adults too – will absolutely love it.
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Fun Spot America Atlanta
1675 GA-85
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The theme park features high-octane roller coasters, kid-friendly carousels and rides, go-karts, a giant arcade, laser tag, and three amazing mini golf courses. The kids – and let’s be honest, the adults too – will absolutely love it.
Covering some 290 acres, Six Flags Over Georgia is the largest and most exhilarating theme park in the state, without a doubt. Boasting high-octane roller coasters like the stand-up looping Georgia Scorcher; plus thrill rides; gentle, kid-friendly rides; live entertainment; water rides to cool off on those hot days; and plenty of food and drink options, you’ll never be short of things to do at Six Flags.
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Six Flags Over Georgia
275 Riverside Parkway Southwest
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Covering some 290 acres, Six Flags Over Georgia is the largest and most exhilarating theme park in the state, without a doubt. Boasting high-octane roller coasters like the stand-up looping Georgia Scorcher; plus thrill rides; gentle, kid-friendly rides; live entertainment; water rides to cool off on those hot days; and plenty of food and drink options, you’ll never be short of things to do at Six Flags.
On those stinkingly hot summer days, there’s no better way to cool off than with an excitement-filled day at Six Flags White Water. Showcasing over 24 rides and attractions, encompassing everything from the five-story Python Plunge to the relaxing Little Hooch River, visitors of all ages will be grinning ear-to-ear from the moment they set foot inside. Hot tip: arrive as early as possible, to give yourself the best chance of beating the lines (and the scorching mid-afternoon sun).
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Six Flags White Water
250 Cobb Parkway North
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On those stinkingly hot summer days, there’s no better way to cool off than with an excitement-filled day at Six Flags White Water. Showcasing over 24 rides and attractions, encompassing everything from the five-story Python Plunge to the relaxing Little Hooch River, visitors of all ages will be grinning ear-to-ear from the moment they set foot inside. Hot tip: arrive as early as possible, to give yourself the best chance of beating the lines (and the scorching mid-afternoon sun).
Proudly holding the title as one of the largest arts venues in the world, the Woodruff Arts Center hosts over 3300 live events and exhibitions every single year. That number sounds near impossible, however, thanks to the four renowned organizations which call the center home (the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art, and Young Audiences), it’s capable of putting on simultaneous shows.
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The Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street Northwest
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Proudly holding the title as one of the largest arts venues in the world, the Woodruff Arts Center hosts over 3300 live events and exhibitions every single year. That number sounds near impossible, however, thanks to the four renowned organizations which call the center home (the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art, and Young Audiences), it’s capable of putting on simultaneous shows.
Given its history, as an early 20th-century church turned dynamic concert hall, events at the Tabernacle theatre stand out from those of most venues! The calendar features world-famous and locally-grown singers and bands, as well as comedians, musicals, and more. Take your show to the next level by opting for the VIP experience; skip the lines and hang out at the private bar.
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Tabernacle
152 Luckie Street Northwest
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Given its history, as an early 20th-century church turned dynamic concert hall, events at the Tabernacle theatre stand out from those of most venues! The calendar features world-famous and locally-grown singers and bands, as well as comedians, musicals, and more. Take your show to the next level by opting for the VIP experience; skip the lines and hang out at the private bar.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is a world class NASCAR race track and year-round multipurpose event facility on more than 840 acres 25 miles south of Atlanta.
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Atlanta Motor Speedway
1500 Tara Place
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Atlanta Motor Speedway is a world class NASCAR race track and year-round multipurpose event facility on more than 840 acres 25 miles south of Atlanta.

Outside the city

If you’re looking to escape the city here’s a few ideas!
Kaya's Winery and Tasting Room in Dahlonega are built atop a ridge that is 1,600 feet above elevation and offers the most exquisite panoramic mountain view in North Georgia. Enjoy wine made from estate-grown grapes with a view from the covered deck.
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Kaya Vineyard & Winery
5400 Town Creek Rd
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Kaya's Winery and Tasting Room in Dahlonega are built atop a ridge that is 1,600 feet above elevation and offers the most exquisite panoramic mountain view in North Georgia. Enjoy wine made from estate-grown grapes with a view from the covered deck.

Unique Experiences

Off the beaten path experience
Go solo, or take a friend or partner — either way, once you’re soaring over the city, you’ll be awestruck. The open-air biplanes soar over the suburban and regional areas, offering spectacular, unobstructed views of the Downtown Skyline, Stone Mountain, Lake Lanier, Ted Turner Field, and beyond. Whether you’re an aviation nut or not, this experience is unbeatable, and arguably the most unforgettable of all things to do in Atlanta.
Biplane Rides Over Atlanta
2000 Airport Road
Go solo, or take a friend or partner — either way, once you’re soaring over the city, you’ll be awestruck. The open-air biplanes soar over the suburban and regional areas, offering spectacular, unobstructed views of the Downtown Skyline, Stone Mountain, Lake Lanier, Ted Turner Field, and beyond. Whether you’re an aviation nut or not, this experience is unbeatable, and arguably the most unforgettable of all things to do in Atlanta.
Check out www.racewithrusty.com Get behind the wheel of the fastest NASCAR style racing experience in the country!
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Atlanta Motor Speedway
1500 Tara Place
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Check out www.racewithrusty.com Get behind the wheel of the fastest NASCAR style racing experience in the country!
For anyone who’s ever wanted to take the wheel of a lightning-quick supercar, now’s your chance. The Porsche Experience Center, which is just a 15-minute drive from Downtown, gives motorheads the chance to roar around a 1.6-mile track at top speed, putting the true power and handling of these German vehicles to the test. After the hot laps, guests can grab a bite to eat at the cafe, learn about the automaker’s brand and history in the Heritage Gallery, or continue the thrills in the Simulator Lab.
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Porsche Experience Center Atlanta
One Porsche Dr
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For anyone who’s ever wanted to take the wheel of a lightning-quick supercar, now’s your chance. The Porsche Experience Center, which is just a 15-minute drive from Downtown, gives motorheads the chance to roar around a 1.6-mile track at top speed, putting the true power and handling of these German vehicles to the test. After the hot laps, guests can grab a bite to eat at the cafe, learn about the automaker’s brand and history in the Heritage Gallery, or continue the thrills in the Simulator Lab.

Food scene

Take your tastebuds on an unforgettable journey in the repurposed Sears, Roebuck, & Co. building, sampling all the very best flavors of A-town in one tight-knit location. Foodies, this is one of the premier things to do in Atlanta, period. You’ll have the chance to try mouthwatering treats and local staples from multiple vendors, all while learning about the history of the building and the meals from the knowledgeable guide.
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Ponce City Market North Northeast
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Take your tastebuds on an unforgettable journey in the repurposed Sears, Roebuck, & Co. building, sampling all the very best flavors of A-town in one tight-knit location. Foodies, this is one of the premier things to do in Atlanta, period. You’ll have the chance to try mouthwatering treats and local staples from multiple vendors, all while learning about the history of the building and the meals from the knowledgeable guide.
A hipster’s, shopper’s, and drinker’s paradise, the quirky Little Five Points neighborhood on the east side of the city is a regular draw for locals and tourists alike. Pick up a vintage sweater on Moreland Avenue, grab a drink at one of many dive bars as you people-watch, and let the sounds of talented street performers be music to your ears.
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Little Five Points
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A hipster’s, shopper’s, and drinker’s paradise, the quirky Little Five Points neighborhood on the east side of the city is a regular draw for locals and tourists alike. Pick up a vintage sweater on Moreland Avenue, grab a drink at one of many dive bars as you people-watch, and let the sounds of talented street performers be music to your ears.
Located along the famous BeltLine trail at the heart of the Inman Park neighborhood, the industrial-designed Krog Street Market is a great place to pick up some fresh produce, local souvenirs, or sit down for a delicious meal with some friends. A large collection of food stalls means that there’s something for everyone — even a craft beer store to help wash it all down.
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Krog Street Market
99 Krog Street Northeast
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Located along the famous BeltLine trail at the heart of the Inman Park neighborhood, the industrial-designed Krog Street Market is a great place to pick up some fresh produce, local souvenirs, or sit down for a delicious meal with some friends. A large collection of food stalls means that there’s something for everyone — even a craft beer store to help wash it all down.