From giant, reflective skyscrapers to vibrant mural-covered walls, Downtown Atlanta offers its abundance of photo and Intagrammable locations -- all within walking distance of Atlanta’s most iconic Westin Peachtree Plaza. Towering over the center of Downtown, this cylindrical hotel provides ideal accommodations for easily exploring the city’s many attractions, music festivals, street art and parks, on foot. So, grab your phone (or camera) and make these Instagram hot spots part of your weekend bucket list.
1. ATLANTA sign at Philips Arena
1 Philips Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 30303
Home to the Atlanta Hawks and concert venue for touring musical artists, Philips Arena is just one of the city’s fun entertainment centers. Known as one of the most photographed buildings in Atlanta for reasons that don’t need to be "spelled out," the arena is conveniently located near CNN Center and common Atlanta filming locations for films and TV shows such as "Marvel’s The Avengers" and AMC’s "The Walking Dead."
2. STATS Restaurant "Atlanta" mural
Corner of Marietta and Baker streets, Atlanta, Ga. 30313
Located on the side of STATS Restaurant at the corner of Baker and Marietta streets NW, you’ll see one of Buckhead Murals’ many creations. For an ideal image, you can either take a picture on ground level or from one of the higher floors in the public parking garage across the street.
3. Downtown street art -- Abstract Wall by HENSE
107 Walton St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30303
Granted, any image that features the SkyView Atlanta Ferris wheel and Atlanta’s skyline is bound to turn out beautiful. Here you can see one of HENSE’s (local mural artist) pieces covering the full side of a building. To shoot an image from the same angle, access the top level of the Centennial Tower Parking garage located at 107 Walton St. NW.
4. Vintage Coca-Cola sign near Woodruff Park
Marietta Street side of Woodruff Park, Atlanta, Ga. 30313
An Atlanta landmark, the circular Coca-Cola neon sign shines above the Olympia building at 22 Peachtree St., located adjacent to Woodruff Park. Coke’s historic ad was originally placed in Margaret Mitchell Square in 1932 where it remained for nearly half a century. In May 2003, hundreds of people lined the street to witness the historic sign’s return and watch it light up the Five Points district.
5. Spectacular skyline views from the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel
The Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30303
The views of, and from, the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel are stunning. The hotel offers 360-degree views of Atlanta from various locations including sky-high hotel rooms and the elegant, rooftop Sun Dial Restaurant.
6. Views of Atlanta attractions
See Atlanta’s most recognized buildings and attractions including the SkyView Atlanta Ferris wheel, CNN Center, Centennial Olympic Park and the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Snap a photo of spectacular city scenery while staying at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta and share the view you’ll have the pleasure of waking up to.
7. The indoor/outdoor pool on the 11th floor
Float 11 stories above the city in Westin Peachtree Plaza’s indoor-outdoor pool. Designed with a dramatic retractable curved glass roof, the 25- x 50-foot pool and sundeck provide comfortable temperatures year-round.
8. The spiral staircase
The Westin Peachtree Plaza’s blue staircase spirals down six floors, leading to meeting spaces and multipurpose rooms available for any occasion.
9. Jackson Street Bridge
Jackson Street NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30312
Last but not least, the Jackson Street Bridge, just a 15-minute walk from the Westin Peachtree Plaza, offers a beautiful view of downtown Atlanta. It’s also a familiar scene from "The Walking Dead," one of the many productions that have transformed Atlanta into the Hollywood of the South. Join the daily hordes of photographers trying to capture the perfect photo from this spot.
Enjoy the best views at the best prices.
With deluxe hotel amenities and easy, walkable access to events, attractions and the best of Atlanta, make the Westin Peachtree Plaza the center of your weekend getaway. Stay in style and enjoy perks and savings starting at 15 percent with the Westin’s weekend hotel packages. The best views of Atlanta are at your fingertips from this iconic hotel.