Downtown



Atlanta, Georgia is filled with fun and excitement for families, friends and fans! Can’t decide what to do in Downtown Atlanta? Start with this list of can't-miss things to do in Downtown Atlanta including major attractions, delicious dining, arts and culture, and - of course - sporting events.

Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves and Turner Field
The Atlanta Braves play from April through September at Turner Field. The Braves Museum and Hall of Fame features more than 600 Braves artifacts and photographs that trace the team’s history from its 1871 beginnings in Boston to Atlanta.
 
ATL-Cruzers ATL-Cruzers Electric Car Tours
Discover a new way to explore the city with ATL-Cruzers Electric Car Tours. Learn about Atlanta's rich history, find the most popular places to grab a bite, or just sit back and enjoy the ride and beautiful city vistas.
 
Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome
The Atlanta Falcons kick off the official season each September. The Georgia Dome has been the site of numerous events including the 1996 Summer Olympics, two Super Bowls, the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl and the 2007 NCAA Men’s Final Four.
 
Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Dream at Philips Arena
Philips Arena is home to the NBA Atlanta Hawks and the WNBA Atlanta Dream, as well as world-class concerts and events.
 
Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll
Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll is a free, monthly event in which the neighborhood art galleries are open late into the evening. Guests are invited to sip wine and wander through the galleries or enjoy samples from street vendors and live entertainment at local businesses.
 
Centennial Olympic Park Centennial Olympic Park
Home of the 1996 Olympic Games and the world's largest Olympic Ring fountain, Centennial Olympic Park provides year-round entertainment including concerts, festivals and family activities. If you want to explore more things to see and do around the park, City Segway Tours are entertaining and unique options for family fun. This self-balancing personal transport device lets you glide through Atlanta with ease. Riders 12 years of age and older can experience tours of all kinds, including the Legends & Lore Tour, Evening Glide and more. Consider a flight on Atlanta's ferris wheel, Skyview Atlanta, to cool down in the summer or stay warm in the winter. Any time of year, day or night, the views from 20 stories above the park are spectacular.
 
Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Altanta The Children's Museum of Atlanta
The Children's Museum of Atlanta features hands-on exhibits and activities where kids can discover, imagine and explore as they learn how things work in their world. Whether it’s building a sand castle, painting on the walls or exploring the latest exhibit, children will discover why it’s a smart place to play.
 
College Sports College Sports
Atlanta is home to many up-and-coming athletic stars. Spring offers Georgia Tech baseball, while summer features Georgia State University’s (GSU) softball and soccer teams. Fall brings football, including the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff, 100 Black Men Football Classic, Chick-fil-A Bowl, SEC Championship, and Georgia Tech and GSU’s exciting seasons. Winter is filled with basketball games from Georgia Tech, GSU, Morehouse College and Oglethorpe University.
 
Concerts in the City Concerts in the City
Spotlighting homegrown harmonies, visit these Atlanta venues for a great shuffle of upcoming talent and household names: Philips Arena, a state-of-the-art entertainment complex, brings national acts to town; the Tabernacle, once a turn-of-the-century church, is now a house of rock ‘n roll; and Centennial Olympic Park offers weekly alfresco shows.
 
Downtown Nightlife Downtown Atlanta Nightlife
In the Downtown Nightlife scene, enjoy drinks and sports at STATS and Taco Mac or watch the world turn from the Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View. Relax with Wednesday WindDown Centennial Olympic Park or have a taste of drama at Agatha’s – A Taste of Mystery. Find your way to the Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta to experience exceptional “Love All, Serve All” service and delicious food inside a museum of rock music memorabilia. Make sure you check out the Luckie Marietta District for a truly walkable entertainment experience.
 
Georgia Aquarium Georgia Aquarium
Dive into a one-of-a-kind aquatic experience at the Georgia Aquarium, where imaginations go to play. At the world's largest aquarium, you’ll discover graceful beluga whales, spectacular whale sharks, playful penguins and aquatic animals from around the globe.
 
Hammonds House Galleries Hammonds House Galleries
Hammonds House Galleries is located within the historic home of the late Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, one of Atlanta's prominent African-American physicians. Home to more than 350 works in many mediums from the mid-19th century and onward, it is Georgia's only museum dedicated to African-American art.
 
Hard Rock Cafe Hard Rock Cafe
Try the Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta to experience exceptional “Love All, Serve All” service and delicious food within a living museum of authentic rock music memorabilia. Check out the Rock Shop where you’ll find Hard Rock-branded merchandise not available anywhere else. Its location in the heart of downtown within walking distance of the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park and all the major downtown hotels makes Hard Rock Cafe the ideal choice for a memorable dining experience.
 
Atlanta University Center Historic West End
The West End historic district is an urban neighborhood just southwest of downtown Atlanta.  The community dates back to the 1830s and features restored period homes and Victorian cottages. The Wren’s Nest was the home of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus Stories, and Hammonds House Museum features African-American art. The Atlanta University Center (AUC) is the country's largest concentration of African-American colleges. The AUC comprises Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and the Morehouse School of Medicine.
 
Inside CNN Studio Tour Inside CNN Studio Tour
Tour the core of CNN Worldwide for an up-close look at global news in the making. This 55-minute guided walking tour offers behind-the-scenes views of Atlanta’s CNN studios and an exclusive glimpse of news and broadcasting in action.
 
Marcia Wood Gallery Marcia Wood Gallery
Marcia Wood Gallery, downtown, features contemporary pieces by international artists.
 
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site & Sweet Auburn District Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site & Sweet Auburn District
The area of Sweet Auburn served as the thriving center of Atlanta’s black enterprise from the 1890s to the 1940s. At the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, explore his birth home, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and The King Center, where Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize is displayed. The tomb of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, is also located here.
 
Rialto Center for the Arts Rialto Center for the Arts
The Rialto Center for the Arts, located at Georgia State University, hosts world-renowned performers. An 833-seat venue, the Rialto presents jazz, international music and local talents. It is also home to many contemporary dance and cabaret shows.
 
Theatrical Outfit Theatrical Outfit
Theatrical Outfit at the Balzer Theatre at Herren's is Atlanta's third-oldest professional theater troupe. It produces multi-genre plays and musicals and also operates an extensive public school outreach program.
 
Underground Atlanta Underground Atlanta
Six city blocks of Underground Atlanta have been transformed into a subterranean marketplace offering guided historic tours, more than 100 specialty stores, and Kenny's Alley music and nightlife district. You’ll also find street-cart merchants and annual events such as the Peach Drop New Year’s Eve Celebration and Heritage Arts Festival.
 
World of Coca-Cola World of Coca-Cola
Experience the intriguing World of Coca-Cola. The museum features a multi-sensory 4-D theater, an 1880s soda fountain and live-action bottling line, plus an opportunity to sample more than 60 different beverages from around the world.
 
Wren’s Nest Wren’s Nest
Wren's Nest is the historic home of famed author Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus Stories. It is Atlanta's oldest house museum and features original turn-of-the-century furniture, fashions and personal effects. Children can enjoy a unique story time every Saturday at 1 p.m.
 
 
   


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