30 Things To Do In Atlanta You Shouldn’t Miss

Atlanta is an extremely diverse city and there is a wide range of things to do in Atlanta. From the thriving arts scene to the beautiful nature preserves to the deep history, there is something to do for every type of visitor.

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Whether you’re interested in unique attractions, delicious food, catching a Braves game, or getting lost in a museum, there’s no way you’ll be bored in Atlanta.

Things To Do In Atlanta

1. Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden is 30 acres of beautiful gardens and exhibits. There’s even a 25-foot-tall Earth Goddess sculpture.

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2. World of Coca-Cola

It may not be healthy, but it’s definitely famous (and vegan!). Check out the history of Coca-Cola via the tasting room with 100 flavors, watch the bottling process, and learn the anatomy of smell at Scent Discovery.

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3. Center of Puppetry Arts

At the Center of Puppetry Arts, you can catch a performance or visit Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy at the interactive museum.

Learn about the legacy of Jim Henson and reconnect with your childhood.

4. Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park spans a massive 185 acres. It hosts annual festivals such as the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and Atlanta Pride while also offering year-round activities, including running trails, playgrounds, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

5. High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art is the greatest collection of art in the southeast. It displays 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection along with rotating exhibits. There’s a diverse mixture of art galleries in Atlanta that you have to see, so don’t just stop at the High Museum of Art.

6. Oakland Cemetery

The historic Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest public park. It’s also home to beautiful gardens, sculptures, an art gallery, and more.

7. Atlanta Beltline

The Atlanta Beltline is a 22-mile trail that loops the city, connecting neighborhoods and showcasing why Atlanta is “The City in the Forest.”

Throughout the trail, you’ll find unique shops, lively bars and restaurants, and artwork that constantly changes.

8. College Football Hall of Fame

The College Football Hall of Fame has a 45-yard football field. Browse decades of memorabilia, learn about football legends, and explore the interactive exhibits.

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9. National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Travel back to the mid-1900s to experience the pivotal moments in history. The center connects the American civil rights movement to modern global human rights movements.

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10. Margaret Mitchell House

Located on the corner of 10th street and Peachtree street, this historic home was the home to famous author Margaret Mitchell who wrote Gone with the Wind.

You can take a tour through the Pulitzer Prize winner’s house.

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11. Walking Dead Tour

The nearby town of Senoia, Georgia was the location for AMC’s The Walking Dead.

You can join a group tour, or take a VIP experience, and explore the film sets and fictional towns of Woodbury and Alexandria.

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12. Dragon Con

Dragon Con is an annual multi-media and pop culture event held on Labor Day weekend in Atlanta.

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13. SkyView Atlanta

The view from this 20-story Ferris wheel is a must! The VIP experience includes a glass floor, champagne, and the perfect photo op!

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14. Fernbank Museum of Natural History

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History spans three floors of permanent and rotating exhibits. Marvel at the dinosaur skeletons, catch a 3D movie, or wander through the Science and Nature Experience.

15. The Tabernacle

The Tabernacle is an early 20th-century church turned concert venue and it is an epic one!

16. Little Five Points

Little Five Points is a quirky and hip neighborhood. Pick up some vintage clothes, grab a drink at the dive bars, or grab a bite to eat at one of the many local restaurants.

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17. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

LEGOLAND is not just for kids! Build in one of the 10 Lego build & play zones, get immersed in the 4D cinema, and grab some souvenirs from the gift shop.

18. Switchyards Ping Pong Stadium

The Switchyards declares itself as “Atlanta’s only subterranean ping pong stadium.”

It’s a fun underground spot to watch a game of ping pong (only members can play).

19. Ponce City Market

This converted historic Sears building is now a vibrant food hall, shops, and living space.

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20. Atlanta Braves Game

Check out a Braves game at Truist Park while you’re in town!

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21. Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia is the largest theme park in Georgia, covering roughly 290 acres.

It has plenty of roller coasters and thrill rides, live entertainment, water rides, and more. And it’s just a 15-minute drive from downtown.

22. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

At this recreation area, zipline across a pond, get up close and personal with butterflies, take a hike, or watch a concert by the river.

23. Slutty Vegan

Grab a vegan burger from the ever-popular Slutty Vegan. They just launched their first non-Atlanta location in NYC, but make sure to check out the original while in town.

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24. Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park boasts 3200 acres of beautiful greenery, attractions, and exhibits.

25. Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse isn’t your average theater. Each month hosts a new play with wild costumes, live music, and sword fights!

26. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

This historic landmark honors the work and life of civil rights leader MLK Jr.

27. Tiny Doors ATL

Tiny Doors ATL is a fun public art movement where you’ll find hidden tiny doors all over the city of Atlanta.

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28. Videodrome

The last video rental shop in Atlanta is Videodrome. It’s a fun and quirky spot to visit even if you’re not renting a movie.

29. Illuminarium

Check out the immersive experiences at Illuminarium. The Waking Wonderland and Space exhibits will engage your senses with 4k interactive projection, 360-degree audio, in-floor vibration, and scent systems.

30. Centennial Olympic Park

The Spectacular, the park’s Olympic Rings, pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy. The sculpture is located at the east entrance to the park which is just steps away from many of Atlanta’s attractions.

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  1. Sarah

    The tiny doors are riiiight up my alley! I loved Atlanta when I was there last year but I didn’t get to do much touristy stuff. Def worth a return visit 🙂

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