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Atlanta is a beautiful city that combines lots of green areas and modern architecture perfectly blending into massive urban area that I really enjoy to travel through using public transportation.

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  • Nature Lover
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16 Places

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16 Places

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Gardens

Atlanta History Center

History Museums

Georgia Aquarium

Aquariums

High Museum of Art

Specialty Museums

Centennial Olympic Park

Historic Sites, Parks

Swan House

Historic Sites, Gardens

State Farm Arena

Arenas & Stadiums

Underground Atlanta

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Shopping Malls

World of Coca-Cola

Specialty Museums

Georgia Dome

Arenas & Stadiums

Buckhead

Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods

Georgia State Capitol

Government Buildings

Little Five Points

Neighborhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Margaret Mitchell House

Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums

Fox Theatre

Architectural Buildings, Theaters

Oakland Cemetery

Historic Sites, Cemeteries

FERNANDO C's City Tips

  • Atlanta has some places as the Capital and Federal Reserve Museums that are admission fee, even the brand new light rail train downtown was free for a while
  • Get a multi-day pass for public transportation, MARTA system includes Metro-Trains and buses as well as connections to other regional transportation routes etc...
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
    Gardens
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    The Botanical Garden its a great place to visit, it's located at the hearth of Midtown, very easy to get there by bus, train and even walking, the atmosphere of the place takes its shape by the natural forest areas (as most parts of Atlanta) and the amazing sculptures displayed all over the gardens. it's just a must see...

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Come after May better
    • look at the website for special events and memberships
    • from MARTA station Midtown, go to bus court take bus # 27
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great fall visit 10/18/2019
    • Beautiful oasis in the midst of the city 10/16/2019
    • Atlanta Botanical Garden
    Address:
    1345 Piedmont Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30309-3366
    Phone:
    +1 404-876-5859
    Price range:
    US$24 - US$24
    Hours:
    Tue - Wed
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Thu
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri - Sun
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Atlanta History Center
    History Museums
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    I been here 3 times and I liked it a lot, it is like museums inside a museum with huge green areas, bridges and gardens; there is also a Farm with Characters and live animals... and a mansion; The Swan House... it is great to get lots on the trails and explore the gardens... The civil war galleria... the Olympic games Museum... Golf... Latin culture...

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • the main entrance is under construction and a lot of the interior also
    • the bus 110 will take you to W Pace Ferry, then its a short 3- blocks walk
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Way better than the Civil Rights Museum! 10/20/2019
    • Excellent Collection of Things to See 10/12/2019
    • Atlanta History Center
    Address:
    130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
    10 St Nw
    Atlanta, GA 30305
    Phone:
    +1 404-814-4000
    Price range:
    US$21 - US$21
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Georgia Aquarium
    Aquariums
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    Massive Aquarium to explore... I been here countless times, my baby enjoys the dolphin's show... they have some events during the year, gift shop and cafe...

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • recommend to come week days, on Saturday they are usually cleaning and Sundays are so busy
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must do in Atlanta 10/22/2019
    • A very full day 10/21/2019
    • Georgia Aquarium
    Address:
    225 Baker St
    Atlanta, GA 30313-1809
    Phone:
    +1 404-581-4000
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • High Museum of Art
    Specialty Museums
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    Wow! that was my reaction as soon as I walked in... the modern architecture on the outside and its impressive collection and seasonal exhibitions makes this place a must see of Atlanta

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Marta: Arts Center station 7 bus 110 (both directions)
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • It's not the MOMA! 10/20/2019
    • High culture in Atlanta 10/12/2019
    • High Museum of Art
    Address:
    1280 Peachtree St NE
    Atlanta, GA 30309-3549
    Phone:
    +1 404-733-5000
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Tue - Thu
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Centennial Olympic Park
    Historic Sites, Parks
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    A beautiful park Downtown Atlanta, somehow brings alive that spirit of the Olympic Games of 1996, All the flags and the water-rings, all the names on the ground, the sculptures and the skyline of the city's Downtown specially at nights...

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • now with a spot on the new rail-train, other Marta stations near by are, 5 points and Peachtree center
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow! What a prize park for Atlanta! 10/21/2019
    • Dancing Fountain is So Cool 10/20/2019
    • Centennial Olympic Park
    Address:
    265 Park Avenue West NW
    Atlanta, GA 30313-1615
    Phone:
    +1 404-223-4412
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Swan House
    Historic Sites, Gardens
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    Beautiful Mansion that its open to the public with your admission ticket from Atlanta History Center. We enjoyed going up and down the stairs into the kitchen and on the maids rooms in the attic, the gardens and the green car parked outside... great spot for photographers.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • with the same ticket you also have access to Margaret Mitchell House
    • take bus 110 to Arts Center, then trin or walk to next station; Midtown M.M.H. its in the corner and across the street is the Federal Reserve Museum
    • Federal Reserve Museum its free Monday -Friday 10-5 pm.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Swan hunt! 10/20/2019
    • Beautiful home but could not go in! 10/19/2019
    • Swan House
    Address:
    130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
    Atlanta, GA 30305-1380
    Phone:
    +1 404-814-4000
    Price range:
    US$21 - US$21
    Hours:
    Sun
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • State Farm Arena
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    I only been in the outside but it seems as part of the Atlanta's architecture landscape.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • the Arena its served by its own Marta station and is also walking distance from 5 points station
    • CNN center is next to it and its also a fun place to go
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Post Malone 10/20/2019
    • Disappointed 10/19/2019
    • State Farm Arena
    Address:
    1 State Farm Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30303-2723
    Phone:
    +1 404-878-3000
    Other:
  • Underground Atlanta
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Shopping Malls
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    last time I was there look very lonely as from last year, too many shops closed, I heard in the news that the whole mall sold in an auction or something and they are doing something else here.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • I cross through Underground Atlanta to go tho the Capitol by walking, the Capitol museum its free also.
    • Marta; 5 points station
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #216 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    • CLOSED - WTHeck??!! 10/21/2019
    • Depressing 10/12/2019
    • Underground Atlanta
    Address:
    50 Upper Alabama St SW
    Atlanta, GA 30303-3192
    Phone:
    +1 404-523-2311
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • World of Coca-Cola
    Specialty Museums
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    It is a fun attraction and a dream land for some and a little overwhelming for others, its got a 4d theater that is fun, lots of memorabilia, history etc... and there's an area where you can sample like 40 different coca cola products from overseas... the visit ends with a souvenir coca cola glass bottle (that most people drink) the gift shop its huge and they got everything, unfortunately seems a little pricey...

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • keep your coca cola bottle as a souvenir!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Save your money! 10/21/2019
    • Interesting and great experience for the kids 10/20/2019
    • World of Coca-Cola
    Address:
    121 Baker St NW
    Atlanta, GA 30313-1807
    Phone:
    +1 404-676-5151
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Georgia Dome
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    again another place that I haven't been inside but photograph from the outside, I guess its great for people into sports

    Good for
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • walking distance from main Atlanta's attractions downtown
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Atlanta
    • Georgia Dome 01/09/2018
    • Great food 01/06/2018
    • Georgia Dome
    Address:
    1 Georgia Dome Dr NW
    Atlanta, GA 30313-1504
    Phone:
    +1 404-223-4636
    Other:
  • Buckhead
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    My life revolved in the Buckhead & Brookhaven area for more than 10 months, as many others I consider Buckhead as the place to be... with all this shops, restaurants, cafes, huge modern buildings, hotels, malls etc...

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • theke the 110 bus "peach" from Arts center to Lenox Marta stations, its a nice ride, get off in any part you want the bus runs over every 15 to 20 minutes
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stay here! 10/07/2019
    • Great place for nice restaurant and shopping 10/04/2019
    • Buckhead
    Address:
    3060 Peachtree Rd NW
    Atlanta, GA 30305-2234
    Phone:
    +1 404-261-7922
    Other:
  • Georgia State Capitol
    Government Buildings
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    Georgia State Capitol is a nice place to visit in Atlanta, you can take good pictures and go to the 4th floor and see a State Museum, were people can see a lot of Georgia's history, it is free admission but be prepare for scan security systems upon entrance.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Marta 5 points Station, walk through underground Atlanta + 2 more blocks
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Chance to see another State Capital 09/18/2019
    • Another good state capitol visit 09/14/2019
    • Georgia State Capitol
    Address:
    206 Washington St SW
    Capitol Square, Room 214
    Atlanta, GA 30334-9007
    Phone:
    +1 404-656-2844
    Other:
  • Little Five Points
    Neighborhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    This is a neighborhood with character, it's got a lot to offer, restaurants, cafes, bars, record shops, vintage, smoke, tattoo shops, concert venues.. a really cool part of Atlanta but it might get a little scary at night.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • there few ways to get here by bus and train+bus depending were you coming from
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not your average strip mall 10/12/2019
    • Location is Amazing! 10/10/2019
    • Little Five Points
    Address:
    299 Moreland Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30307-2011
    Phone:
    +1 404-577-0873
    Other:
  • Margaret Mitchell House
    Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    I been here couple of times as the admission is included with Atlanta history center ticket, the place itself is her apartment and the souvenir shop, there are other rooms with exhibits, the yard, the porch, etc... they have narrated tours every 1/2 hour, very nice staff...

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Midtown station. the place also has a parking lot, across the street from Atlanta Federal Reserve museum
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful historic home 10/19/2019
    • Over rated 10/17/2019
    • Margaret Mitchell House
    Address:
    979 Crescent Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    Phone:
    +1 404-249-7015
    Price range:
    US$13 - US$13
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Fox Theatre
    Architectural Buildings, Theaters
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    Unfortunately I have never went inside, the outside its really nice and its consider as one of Atlanta's landmarks, last time I went there to take pictures with daylight the theater was in restoration covered with scaffolds...

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • walking distance from North Avenue Marta station.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • One of my Favorite concert venue 10/19/2019
    • Christina Aguilera 10/19/2019
    • Fox Theatre
    Address:
    660 Peachtree St NE
    Atlanta, GA 30308-1969
    Phone:
    +1 404-881-2100
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Historic Sites, Cemeteries
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    FERNANDO C Says:

    wow... this is such a cool place to visit specialy if you are into Photography, the cemetery has it's welcoming center and souvenir shop with very nice staff dressed up in historic attire, they do guided tours and other cool events, as for the cemetery itself its amazing with all this Mausoleums and statues it just fells like Disneyland for photographers like me.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • it is like 3 blooks walk from the Green/Blue train line station King Memorial
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 263 things to do in Atlanta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing 10/21/2019
    • A wonderful historic evening 10/20/2019
    • Oakland Cemetery
    Address:
    248 Oakland Ave SE
    Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
    Phone:
    +1 404-688-2107
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
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