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 and top entertainers. Whether you've got an hour or a day, use this list and decide what to do in Midtown Atlanta, GA.

Actor’s Express Theatre Actor’s Express Theatre
Actor's Express Theatre (AE) is often lauded for its cutting-edge productions. Dedicated to enhancing Atlanta's acting community, AE offers workshops and classes for all ability levels. Through its daring plays, AE has brought Atlanta theater into the spotlight.
Alliance Theatre Alliance Theatre
Part of the Woodruff Arts Center, the Alliance Theatre is one of the largest regional theaters in the nation. Serving a diverse audience, the Alliance has produced more than 50 world premieres, bringing the globe's best talents to Atlanta.
Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta Botanical Garden
With more than 30 acres of gardens, forest, wildflower trails and the 10,000-square-foot Fuqua Orchid Center, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is one of Atlanta’s most beautiful attractions. The Canopy Walk, a 40-foot high suspension bridge creating a treetop walking trail, is the garden’s latest addition. Visitors will also enjoy the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen and soothing sanctuary of the Cascades Garden.
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, also known as The Contemporary, exhibits works from lesser-known local and national artists who have contributed to changes in society. The center offers programs including lectures, film screenings and tours.
Atlantic Station Atlantic Station
Great boutiques, sidewalk cafes and hip restaurants reign at Atlantic Station, designed to feel like a city within a city. Free shuttles are available from the Arts Center MARTA Station. The Millennium Gate showcases world-class architecture, art and history in an intimate gallery setting.
Atlanta Symphony Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chastain Park Amphitheater
Part of the Woodruff Art Center, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and its recordings have earned international acclaim with 27 Grammy Awards. If you want to listen to the music of the ASO under the stars, visit the new Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, located just north of Atlanta. For more music in the great outdoors, visit the Chastain Park Amphitheatre, where moonlit dinner performances featuring big music stars make for a great date night.
Center for Pupperty Arts Center for Puppetry Arts
As the largest organization in North America dedicated to the art of puppetry, the Center for Puppetry Arts features the nation’s largest interactive museum, Puppets: The Power of Wonder. Weekly performances include a fun family series and New Directions for adults.
Ferst Center Ferst Center
Located in the heart of the Georgia Tech campus, the Ferst Center for the Arts is a brilliant showcase for the presentation of concerts, lectures, dance, film and theater. This state-of-the-art facility houses an auditorium of 1,159 seats and features a proscenium stage, orchestra pit, and theatrical lighting and sound systems.
Festivals Galore Festivals Galore
Atlanta offers plenty of family fun with year-round festivals. Spring brings local artisans to the streets during the Dogwood Festival, and musicians serenade the city during the Atlanta Jazz Festival. The National Black Arts Festival and Virginia-Highland Summerfest are great ways to enjoy the summer sun, while Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and Taste of Atlanta spice up cuisines with fresh, seasonal flavors.
The Fox  Theatre The Fox Theatre
Designed in the late 1920s, this opulent, historic landmark was originally the Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque. Today, The Fox Theatre presents shows by Broadway in Atlanta and Theater of the Stars, as well as a summer movie series. It is also home to the Atlanta Ballet’s annual performance of “The Nutcracker.”
High Museum of Art High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art offers a diverse selection of art including 19th-20th century American works, European paintings, African and African-American, modern and contemporary art. The High is the leading art museum in the Southeast and a part of the Woodruff Arts Center.
Ivy Hall Ivy Hall
Ivy Hall, a post-Civil War, Queen Anne-style mansion, was completed 1883 for Edward Peters – president of the Atlanta Railway Company. Within the past 30 years, it has served as a drug rehabilitation clinic and the Mansion Restaurant. After being severely damaged by fire in 2000, it was adopted by Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2005. After years of meticulous restorations, Ivy Hall now serves as classrooms for SCAD Atlanta.
Margaret Mitchell House & Museum Margaret Mitchell House
The three-story Tudor Revival mansion in Midtown was the home where author Margaret Mitchell wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “Gone With the Wind.” The house offers tours, a museum and shop, as well as a literature series.
Laughin Skull Comedy Lounge Midtown Atlanta Nightlife
The Midtown Nightlife district is home to the legendary Opera Atlanta Night Club, Sutra Lounge and Loca Luna while Peachtree Street offers upscale lounges such as Reign Nightclub and Vanquish Lounge.
Midtown Bowl Midtown Bowl
Midtown Bowl has been an Atlanta mainstay since 1960. This pay-by-the-hour bowling alley has 32 lanes and is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Located in Midtown, the alley also serves a selection of cooked-to-order entrées and snacks, as well as beers and liquors.
Atlanta Preservation Center Midtown Walking and Bicycling Tours
Midtown walking and biking tours are available for many Atlanta attractions. Provided by The Atlanta Preservation Center, walking tours include historic neighborhoods and prominent buildings such as The Fox Theatre, one of the few remaining movie palaces of the 1920s. Bicycle Tours of Atlanta caters to many ability levels and features numerous options across the city, such as the Heart of the City Tour. The Progressive Dinner Bicycle Tour lets you experience Atlanta’s coveted cuisine while burning a few calories.
Museum of Design Atlanta Museum of Design Atlanta
Museum of Design Atlanta, commonly referred to as MODA, explores the intricate designs present in daily life. A one-of-kind in the Southeast, MODA gives a unique perspective to everyday objects such as furniture, products and fashion, as well as architecture and industrial design.
Piedmont Park Piedmont Park
Piedmont Park features lush woods, Lake Clara Meer, picnic spots, skating paths and many annual events. More than 180 acres, the park is situated between 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue, where it joins the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Atlanta Brewing Company Red Brick Brewing Company
Red Brick Brewing Company tours teach the history and how-to of craft brewing. As Georgia’s oldest operating craft brewery, Atlanta Brewing Company is a Southern favorite. Prior to tours, enjoy a happy hour tasting where you can enjoy the season’s newest additions well as tried-and-true brews.
Savannah College of Art & Design Savannah College of Art & Design
The Savannah College of Art & Design's (SCAD) Atlanta campus offers ongoing art exhibitions at its gallery, located at the Woodruff Arts Center. SCAD restored the historic Peters House into Ivy Hall, which now hosts cultural events.
Sweetwater Brewery Sweetwater Brewery
The Sweetwater Brewery tour takes you behind the scenes for a sneak peek into Atlanta’s legendary local brewery. Kick off the tour with a tasting of the season’s best sellers and an introduction to The Creature – mascot of the Dank Tank experimental beer series.
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Through its exhibitions, publications and resources, this Atlanta Jewish Federation museum explores Jewish heritage and how it relates to other cultures and religions. It also contains two permanent galleries and hosts special rotating exhibits.

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