Wondering what else to do in Atlanta besides visiting the famous Georgia Aquarium?
Is Atlanta fun to visit?
Is Atlanta safe to walk around?
In this blog, I’ll show you things to do in Atlanta from my personal experience living here for about 8 years!
The Atlanta BeltLine is a 22-mile loop around the core of Atlanta, Georgia. There’re many stores and attractions along the line, such as Ponce City Market, Krog Street Market, and Krog Street Tunnel. I personally like to start the BeltLine on Krog Street Tunnel and walk my way to Ponce City Market and Piedmont Park. That’s a good amount of walk already and also where most people walk on the BeltLine.
Krog Street Tunnel
Address: 1 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
The Krog Street Tunnel is a tunnel in Atlanta known for its street art. The Graffiti Arts on the wall along the way are very unique, you can barely find any space that’s unpainted. The tunnel is one of the popular spots that shows Atlanta’s artistic vibe.
Krog Street Market
Address: 99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Krog Street Market is a 9-acre mixed-use development in Atlanta, located along the BeltLine trail opened in summer 2014. It’s a lovely little food market that felt very safe for family and travelers.
Ponce City Market
Address: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Ponce City Market is one of the city’s most historic structures in Atlanta, now a market with a food hall, shops, and living space.
The history of Ponce City Market
Address: 1320 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Piedmont Park is a huge urban park in Atlanta, Georgia where you can basically enter it from any location on the streets, such as walking from the BeltLine, depending on where in the park you are going.
My hidden free street parking spot: 270 15th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (It’s just a street away from Piedmont Park but a little far from the BeltLine)
Direction: 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW Atlanta, GA 30363
Atlantic Station has free two-hour self-parking in the deck and street-level metered parking around the area. If you’re seeing a movie, validate your ticket for an extra two hours of free parking!
See full information about parking
Atlantic Station is an upscale commercial and residential area. At its heart is the open-air Atlantic Station mall, with popular fashion, home decor stores, and restaurants. It’s a nice urban area to enjoy the city vibe.
Parking direction: 357 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
It could be hard to find the entrance and the parking garage. General Parking Rate: $17 see full parking directions here.
General Admission for Georgia Aquarium is about $40.
Check the website for full information
Georgia Aquarium a non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Georgia that contains more than 11 million gallons of water. It features an underwater tunnel where you can see all the water creatures above you. I would say Georgia Aquarium is one of the coolest aquarium in the United States!
High Museum of Art
Address: 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
General Admission is $16.50. Buy your ticket here
High Museum of Art is Atlanta’s most famous museum. It exhibits a variety of cultures and mediums such as American, European, African, and Modern Art including painting, sculpture, decorative and interactive media.
The map of each floor’s exhibition
High Museum of Art’s interior design is amazingly unique with its z shape stairs along with an open space where you can see the lobby from each floor. Most of the time, the museum will host events during weekends for friends and families such as painting activities and music performances.
Stone Mountain Park
Address: 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Nestled in 3200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park features family-friendly attractions and outdoor recreational activities. I love to hike on their hiking trail where you don’t need to be very athletic to climb to the top, the trail has stone shapes ground along the way and I suggest wearing comfortable slip-resistant shoes.
World of Coca Cola
Address: 121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Parking Garage Address: 126 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30313
General Admission for Adults is $18.
The World of Coca-Cola is a museum, located in Atlanta, Georgia, showcasing the history of The Coca-Cola Company. The 20-acre complex opened to the public on May 24, 2007.
It is worth visiting once in your life where you can try out all the Coca-Cola around the world. Some taste interesting and some taste really yucky… If you’re a Coke lover and interested to give it a try, here is your place!
Atlanta is a pretty big city but mostly beside the Beltline and Piedmont Park, I rarely see people walking on the streets. Due to the distance between each place, sometimes it’s easier to drive from one place to another. Be aware, Atlanta is one of the worse cities to drive around…
Even though I personally love to walk around the city, I wouldn’t walk around places outside of these famous attractions.
I hope this blog gives you an idea of things to do for your next trip visiting Atlanta, Georgia. If you have other favorite places in Atlanta, please feel free to comment down below so we can all learn from each other!
Check out my other post about 10 BEST coffee shops in Atlanta, GA
Happy Adventure Soul 🙂
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