• Fun Things to Do in Downtown Atlanta

  • Catch an MLB game under the lights

    Get your chopping arm ready! From spring to fall, head out to the Ted to catch the Atlanta Braves and cheer on our home team.

    Recreate Hollywood moments in ATLwood

    Television and film industries are bustling in Atlanta and there’s no time like the present to visit ATLwood. Whether it’s The Walking Dead, The Blind Side, Anchorman 2 or one of the many other movies filmed in Atlanta, let Atlanta Movie Tours show you the sites!

    Explore the city from open-air smart cars

    Get a first look at Atlanta from the comfort of an open-air smart car (or even a Segway) as your ATL-Cruzers tour guide shows you the ins and outs of Atlanta and its neighborhoods. Choose your favorite stops along the way to help plan the rest of your visit!

    Make Tracks on the Trail of History

    Feel like taking a more active tour? Bring your thirst for knowledge and your most stylish bike shorts to Bicycle Tours of Atlanta as you pedal to sites both scenic and historic with a knowledgeable (and fit) tour guide.

    Splash into the Fountain of Rings

    Pay homage to Atlanta's Olympic legacy as you splash through the Fountain of Rings or play tag in the green fields of Centennial Olympic Park, located near the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights and College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.

    Be Inspired by Heroes Past and Present

    Connect the American civil rights movement to current human rights issues through moving, experiential exhibits at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Interact with history to understand your role in the dream and the future.

    Score a touchdown with Atlanta's newest attraction

    Every team is the home team at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, where interactive installments keep you in the game. Sprint down memory lane with decades of memorabilia and learn about Hall of Fame inductees.

    Journey into the Jurassic

    Getting up close and personal with the dinosaurs at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History is a lot less scary than the bared-teeth versions in film. Take a peek back in time with the Giants of the Mesozoic – even one that measures more than 120 feet long!

    Swim with the whale sharks

    That’s no typo. You can actually snorkel or scuba dive with the whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium. Interested in interacting with a slightly smaller animal? The nation’s largest aquarium offers encounters with belugas, otters and even penguins!

    Lift Your Spirits With History and Mystery

    The scenic resting place of more than 70,000 souls, Historic Oakland Cemetery is the oldest of its kind in Atlanta. Visit Civil War soldiers and Civil Rights pioneers, as well as legends like author Margaret Mitchell, golfer Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first African-American mayor Maynard Jackson.

    Watch the news unfold

    News junkies and aspiring anchors unite! Take the Inside CNN Studio Tour to see exactly how this globally recognized brand makes news, beginning to end. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even see Robin Meade!

    Knock on the door of the Oval Office

    Several U.S. presidents established libraries, and we’re pretty fond of the one our very own Nobel Peace Prize-winning, peanut-growing President Jimmy Carter erected. At the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, you’ll find everything from a replica of the Oval Office to gifts he received during his presidency.

    Dunk or dance at Philips Arena

    Philips Arena, home to the Southeast Division champion Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and Atlanta Dream (WNBA), keeps it rocking all year long with hoops action and the hottest concerts. Named by Rolling Stone as one of the best arenas in the country, Philips Arena hosts top national acts year round.

    Wheel around town

    Hop into a SkyView Atlanta gondola and travel up more than 20 stories for a thrilling view of Atlanta. Once located in Florida and even Paris, the SkyView Ferris wheel is one of the newest additions to the collection of attractions surrounding Centennial Olympic Park.

    Eat, drink, spin, repeat

    Take in the only 360-degree view of Atlanta from 73 stories high at The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View. As the Sun Dial rotates high above Peachtree Street, you’ll see everything from Stone Mountain to Georgia Tech and many other sites in between!

    Sweeten your visit with a savory snack

    For meats and produce straight from the farm, plus unique eateries serving up everything from soul food and gourmet hot dogs to artisanal ice cream, look no further than this urban farmer’s market. Also on the menu at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market are monthly culinary tours, storytelling, cooking classes and tons of community events.

    Get Hands-On With the Love of Learning

    Get ready for an imaginative overhaul at The Children's Museum of Atlanta. Enjoy a new 3,000-square-foot featuring hands-on and shoes-off activities, including exploring the layers of Earth, composing original music and much more!

    Tour the town at your own pace

    Hop on board a fully narrated 90-minute trolley tour to learn the history and enjoy the stories and legends of Atlanta’s top attractions and historic sites. Step on to discover the must-sees of Atlanta while riding in style on Peachtree Trolley Tours.

    Search for the secret formula

    Experience the history of the world's most famous soft drink through fascinating exhibits, classic ads and an imaginative replica of the bottling process. Get closer than ever before to the World of Coca-Cola vault containing the secret recipe and tempt your taste buds with more than 100 beverages from around the globe.

    Treat your tikes to famous fables

    Expressive storytellers bring the famous Uncle Remus tales to life on Saturdays at the historic home of the compiler himself, Joel Chandler Harris. Sit down for a tale told by the “Ramblers” of the Wren’s Nest and stand on the same front porch where the writer gave life to the Br’er Rabbit tales.

    Peek at a pair of Pandas

    The only giant panda twins in the U.S., Mei Lun and Mei Huan, are twice as adorable and fluffy as you might expect. Come see them and the rest of the Zoo Atlanta family in the historic Grant Park neighborhood. A fun-filled exploration of the animal kingdom awaits, including the Scaly Slimy Spectacular for reptiles and amphibians.

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