Eat and Play in the A: 6 Spots in Downtown Atlanta

A city of exciting things to do and delicious places to eat awaits. Welcome to Downtown Atlanta.
  • Welcome to Downtown Atlanta. Here's where to start. (📷 Chris Watkins, @christopherbw)
    Welcome to Downtown Atlanta. Here's where to start. (📷 Chris Watkins, @christopherbw)

Downtown is home to many of the city’s world-class attractions. So when 2020 NCAA Men's Final Four rolls around, head Downtown with a game plan. Here are some top picks for things to do and places to eat.

For more inspiration, check out our Downtown neighborhood guide.

What To Do in Downtown Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium

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Use CityPASS to explore World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Studio Tours, Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.


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Downtown encompasses Sweet Auburn Historic District and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. Visit the King birth home, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and The King Center.

Castleberry Hill Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta GA

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Visit hidden gem Castleberry Hill for art galleries, delicious food and the epicenter of Atlanta’s TV and movie industry. Take an Atlanta Movie Tour for an inside scoop on all things filming in and around the city.

What To Eat in Downtown Atlanta

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

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Wander through Sweet Auburn Curb Market to pick up selections of Atlanta-grown food. Find everything from hamburgers to burritos and arepas in the historic market.

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Whether you’re in the mood for barbecue, pizza or German fare, Restaurant Row, located on Marietta Street within walking distance of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, offers options for anyone’s tastes.


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Upscale dining is found along Atlanta’s main artery in Downtown–Peachtree Street. Ray’s in the City features fresh seafood, fish and steak, while White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails serves twists on Southern classics.


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