Things To Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Things To Do in Atlanta This Weekend

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!

Atlanta BeltLine

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.

Detailed map about BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta

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 Tunnel, Atlanta
Krog Street Tunnel, Atlanta

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.

Via Krog Street Market Facebook

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

Ponce City Market, Atlanta

Piedmont Park

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)

Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Atlantic Station

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.

Atlantic Station, Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium

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!

Via Georgia Aquarium Facebook

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. 

Via High Museum of Art Facebook
High Museum of Art, Atlanta

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.  

Via Stone Mountain Park Facebook

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!

Via World of Coca-Cola Facebook

Final Thoughts

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 🙂

My name is Kaya and I'm the storyteller and content creator behind this blog. The purpose of this blog is to inspire adventurous spirits like me to experience and see the world in a different way. And see what the world has to offer!
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