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  • Fun Things To Do In Midtown

    Day and night, there are many things to do in Midtown Atlanta. By day, enjoy outdoor recreation, shopping and art galleries. By night, catch award-winning performances, mouth-watering meals and top entertainers. Whether you've got an hour or a day, use this list and decide what to do in Midtown, Atlanta’s “heart of the arts.”

  • Catch a Broadway play before it hits Broadway

    Musicals, dramas and classical favorites light up Atlanta’s theater scene before they head to the Big Apple. The Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre provides a perfect way to spend the evening.

    Stop and smell the orchids at an in-town urban oasis

    Right in the middle of Midtown Atlanta, in the northern corner of Piedmont Park, grows more than 30 acres of lush green garden just waiting to be explored. At the Atlanta Botanical Garden, seasonal activities keep adventure blooming no matter the temperature.

    Immerse yourself in Grammy-winning surround sound

    From classical to pops and everything in between, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its Grammy-winning cast of musicians are here to indulge you to a performance like you’ve never seen before.

    Experience a different type of retail therapy

    Pack a spare suitcase for all of the goodies you will bring back from Atlantic Station! Whether it’s a major retailer or a local boutique look you want, this walkable, outdoor shopping mecca will treat you to serious retail therapy.

    Pull the strings on family fun

    A must-see for the kids in your family, the Center for Puppetry Arts tells some of the most-loved children’s fables through puppetry. While you’re there, check out the Jim Henson exhibit to get a glimpse of everyone’s favorite frog!

    Mingle with the Masters

    Step inside the leading art museum in the Southeast and gaze at more than 13,000 modern and contemporary works of art. A ticket to the High Museum of Art will get you into both the special exhibitions and the permanent collection.

    Give a damn: Go to the Margaret Mitchell House, my dear

    Peek inside the restored rooms of the Margaret Mitchell House where most of "Gone With the Wind" was penned, complete with the native Atlantan’s writing desk and period furnishings. Frankly, you will give a damn as a guided tour leads you through the cinematic movie exhibition and you explore the author‘s life.

    Connect with your Mummy

    Take some time to bond with your mummy at Emory's Michael C. Carlos Museum. With permanent collections that span the globe and renowned traveling exhibits, your inner history buff will be transfixed by everything from mummies to a Greek muse!

    Play hooky in Piedmont Park

    Not that we condone it, but if you’re playing hooky, there’s no better way to spend your day than gallivanting around Piedmont Park, home to the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Lake Clara Meer. Whether you bring the pooch for playtime at the dog park or a book to relax in the grass, Atlanta’s Piedmont Park is the place to be.

    Walk the red carpet

    At Atlanta’s fabulous Fox Theatre, every night is a red carpet event. Musicals, dance and nationally-renowned acts wait at the end of your red carpet walk, and if there’s no show scheduled, have no fear – you can always tour the Atlanta icon!

    Place a presidential order

    Five chili dogs, four regular dogs and a cheeseburger. That’s what President Obama ordered on his trip to The Varsity. If he had asked, we would have recommended an FO and a naked dog walking. What will be in your presidential-style order?

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