Discover Atlanta: Where to Stay, Eat and Play

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  • Atlanta

  • Arts & Culture

  • City Travel

  • Luxury Travel

  • Local’s Guide

  • Long Weekend

  • Local Food

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Curator’s statement

Atlanta is where I am based. I am a Georgia Tech alumni and I have lived here for over 15 years. People are always asking me "what are the best things to do?" "tell me the best restaurants" and "where should I stay?"

Atlanta is a great weekend getaway or staycation spot. Or maybe you have to be here for another reason - there are lots of reasons to linger a little longer. Find out more.

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Where to stay in Atlanta

The St. Regis Atlanta

The epitome of refined sophistication, where timeless luxury and Southern charm create an unforgettable experience of indulgence and grandeur.

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Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Discover unparalleled luxury and Southern charm at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta.

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Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead

Expect elegant interiors and top-notch service at this Buckhead favorite, walking distance to Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square.

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Things to do in Atlanta

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Hawks or Braves Game

Catch an NBA game with the Atlanta Hawks at the State Farm Arena or experience the excitement of Major League Baseball with the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park.

The Beltline

Embrace Atlanta's vibrant art scene as you explore the BeltLine, a revitalized railway corridor featuring public art, scenic trails, and a variety of dining and shopping options.

Georgia Aquarium

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the deep at the Georgia Aquarium, home to breathtaking marine life, including whale sharks and playful dolphins.

World of Coca-Cola

Discover the history and global impact of the iconic beverage at the World of Coca-Cola, where you can sample Coca-Cola products from around the world.

Center for Civil and Human Rights

Gain insight into the civil rights movement and human rights struggles at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. It's an educational and moving experience.

The High Museum of Art

Explore the impressive collection of American and European art at The High Museum of Art, known for its diverse exhibitions and captivating sculptures..

Porsche Experience Center

Get your adrenaline pumping at the Porsche Experience Center, where you can test drive high-performance Porsche vehicles on a thrilling track.

Delta Flight Museum

Aviation enthusiasts will love the Delta Flight Museum, where you can learn about the history of Delta Air Lines and explore vintage aircraft.

Places to eat & drink in Atlanta

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Atlanta's food scene is a vibrant fusion of flavors, where traditional Southern comfort meets international culinary innovation. From upscale dining experiences to cozy brunch spots, Atlanta offers a diverse range of dining options to satisfy every palate. Whether you're exploring the city's history or indulging in its culinary delights, Atlanta has something to offer everyone.


Experience innovative cuisine at Gunshow, where chefs prepare dishes tableside for a unique dining experience. Try the ever-changing "Chef's Whim" for a delightful surprise.


Staplehouse is a critically acclaimed restaurant known for its farm-to-table approach and ever-evolving menu. Don't miss the "Honey-Glazed Carrots."

Buttermilk Biscuit

Start your day with a southern-inspired breakfast at Buttermilk Biscuit, known for its flaky, buttery biscuits and flavorful breakfast sandwiches.

Umi Sushi

Indulge in exquisite sushi and Japanese cuisine at Umi Sushi. The "Omakase" tasting menu is a must-try for sushi lovers.

Le Colonial

Transport yourself to the charm of 1920s Saigon at Le Colonial, where you can enjoy classic French-Vietnamese dishes. Don't skip the "Bo Luc Lac" shaking beef.

Need to Know

Looking for more travel inspiration? Check out my guide, Things to do in Munich for Everyone.

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Atlanta.