First Time Tourists Guide in Atlanta

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Atlanta is home to the cultural center of Georgia

The city has the High Museum of Art (1905) and a school of the visual arts, with performing facilities for its symphony orchestra and a professional resident theatre in town

It's also known best for being the home to the World of Coca-Cola and CNN Center, and many other downtown Atlanta tourist attractions

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FOOD & DRINK

Basically, as Southern American city, Atlanta has similar homegrown food to the best American cities. However, the recommendation of food in Atlanta goes to Atlanta barbecues. There are around 50 best barbecue restaurants you can visit for its best barbecue pork. While for the iconic drink you can try the original taste of Coca Cola.

CULTURE

Atlanta culture is the blend of rural Scots-Irish culture with the culture of Africans and Native Americans.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The date range from March to May is the best time to visit Atlanta. In the time, Atlanta has the best weather for outdoor activities.

SIGHTSEEING

Have a sightseeing tour by electric city tour car service. The service includes an expert guide service who will give you insights about Atlanta. You will have 90 minutes tour across the city. The route of the tour includes Atlanta's hippest neighborhoods, civil rights monuments, and Centennial Olympic Park.

Centennial Olympic Park

Home of the 1996 Olympic games now filled with walking paths, water gardens & the Fountain of Rings

DOWNTOWN

Downtown Atlanta is filled with exciting attractions for tourists and even locals. Downtown is the heart and the largest of the three business districts of the city. This area features the iconic 19th-century architecture in Atlanta. Some of the most famous building is the Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, and World of Coca-Cola.

Georgia World Congress Center

the largest combined convention, sports, and entertainment campus in North America

SHOPPING

As a tourism city, Atlanta has numerous shopping places. One of the shopping districts is Virginia Highland. It's where the city places its famous stores, boutiques, galleries, and eateries. The district offers you almost everything you need, from apparel to trade-specific stores. There's a famous handmade jewelry shop named Judith Bright Jewelry. The store offers the unique collections of Judith Bright's handmade jewelry made of the finest materials and gemstones.

Virginia Highland

The distrcit avenues are lined with buzzing restaurants and boutiques

Judith Bright Atlanta

a jewelry store of Judith Bright collections

HOTEL

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Ritz-Carlton is a luxury hotel with elegant Southern design combined in contemporary features. The hotel is strategic because it's located close to MARTA mass transit, Georgia Aquarium, and Centennial Olympic Park. But, if you want to save your budget, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Atlanta Midtown can be one of your options. The hotel provides free parking, high-speed Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, and quick access to major highways. To keep your cost low, the hotel also offers a free shuttle to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta

A contemporary Southern luxury hotel in downtown Atlanta

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Atlanta

Convenient hotel with free shuttle to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

RESTAURANT

The top recommendation for a restaurant in Atlanta is Mary Mac's Tea Room. It's a historic restaurant in Atlanta. The restaurants have served Southern cuisines from 1945. The restaurant's walk-in only at the weekend, so you have to make a reservation for dining on weekdays. For breakfast recommendations, Home Grown can be one of the options. It's known for breakfast's favorite place among locals and tourists.

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Mary Mac's Tea Room is a classic restaurant in Atlanta that attracts locals & tourists for the Southern comfort food in a homey space

Address : 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States

Home Grown

Laid-back eatery serving locally sourced breakfast & Southern fare in a retro country-diner setting

CAFE

Atlanta offers many good vibe cafe with its own style. One of the great vibe cafes is Hodgepodge Coffeehouse. It's a coffee shop serving a tasty coffee and sandwiches. The cafe is filled with locally designed art merchandise you can buy. Another cafe to visit in Atlanta is Taproom Coffee & Beer. It's a famous cafe located in the historic Kirkwood area, having its specialty on making coffee and beer.

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse

Homey, art-filled coffee shop with sandwiches, from-scratch baked goods & open-mike nights

Taproom Coffee & Beer

a famous cafe located in the historic Kirkwood area, having its specialty on making coffee and beer

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Have a different nightlife experience in Castleberry Hill Art Stroll where local and global artworks are being displayed. It's open for free starting from 6 PM local time, so you can take a self-tour in the area. There a variety of art display rooms you can enjoy displaying local and global arts. But, if you can't skip a night without clubbing, Atlanta offers you various dancing clubs in town. One of the clubs is Tongue & Groove. It's a night club with luxury decor. The club has a lively spot for dancing and private party table service.

Tongue & Groove

This sleek nightclub with luxe decor is a lively spot for dancing & private party table service

Castleberry Hill

Castleberry Hill is an industrial area turned trendy, with residential lofts and indie art galleries in old warehouses

INTERESTING PLACE

Atlanta is blessed for many interesting places. Georgia Aquarium is your first where-to-list. Not only its world's largest aquarium, but this aquarium place also offers a numerous variety of marine attractions and activities like snorkeling and sharks diving. You can walk along the aquarium tunnel with the view of living fish swimming on all sides. Another Atlanta tourist attraction is its famous Coca Cola World. Explore the World of Coca Cola where you can discover the history of the world's most popular beverage brand, Coca Cola. You can book the ticket online to save your time. Discover the authentic taste and over 100 Coca Cola samples from all around the world.

Georgia Aquarium

One of world's largest aquariums, with permanent exhibits, interactive galleries & animals galore

World of Coca-Cola

Memorabilia, films & exhibits (some interactive) about soft drink that debuted in Atlanta in 1886

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Catch the beauty of Atlanta with your camera. Atlanta has a variety of Instagramable locations. If you are a street photography enthusiast, have a tour at the Krog Street Tunnel. The area has the best spots for your Instagram feed. There are beautiful murals scattered around the tunnel's walls that give an artistic touch for your photos. But, if street photography isn't your thing, you may like Piedmont Park. The park is rich in green color giving a fresh background to your Instagram photos.

Krog Street Tunnel

Funky tunnel lined with edgy street art & murals that's popular for photo & video shoots

Piedmont Park

Sprawling park featuring jogging paths, basketball courts, dog parks, a farmers' market & more