Atlanta is known for having the world’s busiest airport, but for those who want to explore the city, it’s pretty impressive; there are lots of cool places to visit with a mass transit system that doesn’t suck!
Things to do on the southern side of downtown (5 Points station)
- CNN Center
- Centennial Park
- Philips Arena
- Mercedes-Benz Stadium (RIP Georgia Dome)
Things to do in central downtown (Peachtree station)
Things to do on the northern side of downtown (Civic Center station)
- Coke-a-cola museum
- Georgia Aquarium
The north side of I-75 is home to Atlanta’s Midtown area; Midtown is a hub for all-things-food. There are tons of amazing restaurants with every type of food imaginable, along with the Fox Theatre.
Things to do in Midtown
- Fox Theatre
- Piedmont Park
Check the calendar of events for events in Piedmont Park – they have some fantastic music festivals (assuming the weather cooperates).
The City of Atlanta Uncensored
I visit Atlanta very regularly; the single most significant advice I can offer is to use public transportation. MARTA is cheap and efficient to get you to much of Atlanta; the alternative is horrendous traffic (much like the ATL airport) all day and night.
A comfy pair of shoes is a must for navigating Atlanta city center and dodging the shitty drivers who can’t tell the difference between a red and green traffic light.
The music scene in Atlanta is insane. Dubbed “The Home of Hip Hop” you can get your groove on at some great nightclubs in the city. Additionally, the summer is “music festival season” and is always in high-gear at Piedmont Park.