Atlanta is hot, hot, hot! And we’re not just talking about the weather. These days, everything happening in this progressive southern city in Georgia is explosive, from its famous nightlife to its many innovative restaurants. Whatever you choose to experience in Atlanta, you can expect it to be the best of the best. That’s why so many business travelers wind up staying longer than intended in Atlanta. Here’s a guide to get you started on things to do in Atlanta.
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This is where all of the new food trends are born
Since Food Terminal opened in March of 2017, the restaurant has literally been filled with patrons. Created by the owners of the tremendously successful Sweet Hut Bakery & Café, this endeavor serves up Malaysian-inspired food in a comfortable space that’s been designed to resemble a food court. This is one of the best places in the Atlanta area for curries, noodle soups, bao, and other Asian delicacies.
5000 Buford Hwy.
Bon Ton sits in the building that was once home to Top Flr, where the restaurant’s menu consists largely of food that can only be described as New Orleans-meets-Vietnam. Bon Ton is particularly known for its fried shellfish, po’ boy sandwiches, seafood boils, and smoked snow crab. Hieu Pham, the owner of the Crawfish Shack, is a partner in Bon Ton, so you can expect only the choicest pieces of seafood here.
674 Myrtle St NE.
Petit Chou is a new breakfast and lunch bistro located in Atlanta’s Cabbagetown neighborhood and one that has ignited a sort of revival in the old community. The response to Petit Chou has been so tremendous, that a dinner menu is even being considered. Here, you’ll find expertly prepared craft sandwiches, healthy sides and salads, and extraordinary coffee provided by PERC in Savannah. And, thanks to the great service and outstanding food, the bistro has gained a large and loyal following.
662 Memorial Dr.
Talat Market is a new Thai pop-up restaurant in Candler Park that uses nothing but fresh, locally sourced ingredients in its innovative menu. Helmed by chef Parnass Lim Savang during dinner hours, Friday through Sunday, Talat Market takes the place of Eat Me Speak Me. The “Thai food by way of Georgia ingredients” is one of the biggest challenges Savang has to face on a daily basis, but the response to his culinary works has been nothing but exemplary. In fact, the eatery is so popular, it doesn’t even need a website. If you want to dine here, pay mind that it is a first-come/first-served restaurant and it is also currently BYOB.
1660 McLendon Ave NE.
Located in nearby Sandy Springs, Kaiser’s Chophouse is owned by Kevin Rathburn and chef Peter Kaiser. The warm, inviting, and richly decorated restaurant serves a traditional American steakhouse menu, but it also has a number of seafood dishes for those who don’t want to eat red meat. There’s also a strong bar menu that features a lengthy list of Old World wines and standard cocktails. Kaiser’s Chophouse was awarded the 2017 Diner’s Choice Award by OpenTable.
5975 Roswell Rd.
A city of museums, scenic green spaces, art, and more
Atlanta History Center
Whenever you visit a new place on business, it’s always good to learn more about the city you’re staying in. In Atlanta, this means a visit to the Atlanta History Center. Sitting on 33 beautifully manicured acres in the famed Buckhead neighborhood, this museum showcases exhibits that span the region’s history, with a large concentration of Native American culture and life in the antebellum South.
130 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW.
There are only a few landmark theatres in this country, and Atlanta is fortunate to be home to one of them – the iconic Fox Theatre. Originally built in 1928 to serve as home to the Atlanta Shriner’s organization, the building was designed to resemble Egypt’s Temple of Kharnak. But the building turned out to be a financial burden for the Shriners, so they leased it to movie mogul William Fox. Fox outfitted the space with a 3,622-pipe Möller organ that remains the largest Möller theatre organ in the world. Today, the Fox Theatre still hosts more than 300 performances a year.
660 Peachtree St. NE.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is located in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn neighborhood, and on its grounds, you can visit the home where the Civil Rights leader was born and raised. The Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King was once the pastor, as well as his grave, are also located on the site. Located right next to King’s gravesite is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Admission to this important historic site is free, so if you want to take a guided tour, your best bet is to get there early because the tours fill up fast.
450 Auburn Ave. NE.
If you have a yearning to go exploring, then a visit to Stone Mountain is a must while you’re in Atlanta. Stone Mountain is a 3,200-acre park that sits on a massive quartz monzonite mountain. Etched into the sides of the mountain are the images of three famous Civil War figures: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis. There are two ways to get to the top of the mountain – take the sky ride or hike. Also available at Stone Mountain Park is a wildlife preserve, two golf courses, a number of restaurants, a beach, and an antebellum plantation that’s open for tours.
Highway 78 E.
World of Coca-Cola
World of Coca-Cola is a museum that’s dedicated to one of the most popular soft drinks in the world. A visit to the two-level museum begins with exhibits on the drink’s historical milestones, as well as its role in pop culture and the bottling process. There’s also a Taste It! Beverage Lounge where you can sample more than 100 different varieties of Coca-Cola from all over the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Best of all, the sample drinks are unlimited.
121 Baker St. NW
Outdoor recreation in Atlanta is out of this world!
The Atlanta Beltline is a new outdoor recreational space, featuring a 22-mile trail that was built over the unused railroad tracks that once circled the core of the city’s in-town neighborhoods. The trails and walkways on the Atlanta Beltline are not only used by walkers, joggers, and bicyclists, but they also serve as a means to connect people throughout the city. All along the Beltline, there are public art installations, making it the largest temporary public art project in the Southeast.
Bicycle Tour of Atlanta
Take a bicycle tour of Atlanta, and you will see an entirely different view of the city. The three-hour guided tour takes you through Downtown, Midtown, several of the in-town neighborhoods, as well as local fixtures like Piedmont Park, Inman Park, Cabbagetown, Oakland Cemetery, The King National Historic Park, Sweet Auburn, Little Five Points, The Jimmy Carter Library, Ansley Park, Grant Park, and many other great sites, several of which lie off the beaten path. On your journey, you’ll be entertained and educated by a knowledgeable guide.
659 Auburn Avenue, Unit G19.
Porsche Experience Center
At Atlanta’s Porsche Experience Center, you can take “the world’s greatest test drive,” knowing that the Center’s drive programs are custom-designed for each individual. Programs are run in 90-minute durations, after which you’ll have developed a better understanding of Porsche’s precision engineering and your driving skills will be enhanced. If you want an experience that will get your heart pumping, then this is the place for you.
One Porsche Dr.
Atlantic Station might not be considered “recreational,” but you’ll sure get your workout in with the retail outlet’s walkable, brick-paved streetscape-style streets and its Central Park. There are more than 50 premium stores located in Atlantic Station, as well as some of the trendiest restaurants and cafes in the city. There are also festivals and events held here throughout the year, and if you’re visiting in the winter, the Skate Atlantic Station outdoor ice rink will be open for open-air skating.
1380 Atlantic Dr.
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