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ALLIANCE THEATRE

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Catch a Broadway Play Before it Hits Broadway

Musicals, dramas and classical favorites light up Atlanta’s theater scene. See groundbreaking performances at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre for a perfect ending to your evening. #404-733-4650

ATLANTA BELTLINE

Walk, Bike, Run on the BeltLine

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Explore miles of Atlanta BeltLine by foot or on two wheels. Once you work up an appetite, stop in at one of the many spots along the path to relax and refuel. With all the changing artwork, unique neighborhood shops and restaurants, the BeltLine is an easy way to stay active in Atlanta. #404-477-3003

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN Stop and Smell the Orchids

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Nestled in the northern corner of Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden spreads its roots across more than 30 acres. Explore the lush green garden when it is lit up for special events, blooms during seasonal activities and harvests a spooky spectacle or two. #404-876-5859


ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER Get Hype for History

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Big things await you at Atlanta History Center. This 33-acre attraction features award-winning exhibitions including the re-imagined Cyclorama exhibit, memorabilia from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and the historic Swan House. Don’t forget to make a quick trip to the Margaret Mitchell House at the center’s Midtown campus. #404-814-4000

ATLANTA MAGIC THEATER Expect an Evening of Elegant Illusion

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Hilarity and magic blend together to create an outstanding evening with tons of audience involvement. Peter Morrison’s performance delights and amazes everyone, so play your cards right and see this marvel of a show. Show times are Fridays at 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. #925-584-6504

ATLANTIC STATION Treat Yourself

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See a movie, concert, tennis match or a Cirque du Soleil show. Then browse major retailers and find a local boutique in this walkable, outdoor shopping mecca. Pack a spare suitcase for all the goodies you will bring back from Atlantic Station. #404-410-4010


ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Immerse Yourself in Award-Winning Surround Sound

Prepare to be spellbound by song. Whether they’re performing the classics or a soundtrack over a favorite film, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra always hits the right notes. #404-733-5000

BUFORD HIGHWAY Explore Atlanta’s International Restaurant Scene

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The endless restaurant options offer a global culinary adventure like no other neighborhood. This six-mile stretch of highway serves up metro Atlanta’s best Colombian, Korean and Mexican cuisine with farmers markets, dive bars and karaoke tucked in between. #770-455-8600

CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK Embrace the Heart of Atlanta

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Pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy, take a selfie with the Olympic rings, splash around in the Fountain of Rings, enjoy a nice picnic or play on the lush green space with Downtown views in every direction. Many of Atlanta’s world-class attractions, restaurants and venues are only steps away. #404-222-7275


CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS Pull a Few Strings

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Bring the kids to experience the most beloved children’s tales through award-winning puppetry shows, films and workshops at Center for Puppetry Arts. After a show, don’t miss the Worlds of Puppetry Museum featuring a huge Jim Henson collection. #404-873-3391

CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER Float on, All Right?

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If you want to experience chill river vibes on an Atlanta rite of passage, you have to “Shoot the Hooch.” The river is one of the metro area’s finest outdoor destinations to have a tubular time on the water through Atlanta’s serene, green outdoor scene. #866-511-7742

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CHICK-FIL-A COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

Live the Ultimate College Football Fan Experience Broadcast with the ESPN College GameDay crew, browse decades of memorabilia, interact with legends and learn about your favorite Hall of Fame inductees. Once you’ve tackled that, try your luck at a field goal. #404-880-4800


CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA

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Get Hands-on with the Love of Learning Kids and families love the 3,000-square-foot Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Climb through the layers of Earth, journey across the continents, deliver food from farm to table and build or paint a masterpiece, all before story-time. #404-659-5437

CNN STUDIO TOURS Watch the News Unfold

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News junkies and aspiring journalists, unite. Take a behind-thescenes look at CNN Studio Tours to see how this global network reports news from beginning to end. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even see one of your favorite HLN or CNN hosts. #404-827-2300

DAD’S GARAGE THEATRE Laugh it Off

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In search of a good laugh? Look no further than award-winning Dad’s Garage improv comedy theater located just off of Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. With a variety of shows and a fully stocked bar, this is a can’t-miss activity for an unscripted night out. #404-523-3141


DELTA FLIGHT MUSEUM Soar Through the Skies

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Experience aviation history at Delta Flight Museum, where everyone can reach for the skies. Enjoy immersive exhibits, state-of-the-art simulator technology and see rare planes from past eras. Take a guided tour or glide through the massive premises at Delta’s world headquarters with friends, family or a co-pilot of your choice. #404-715-7886

FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

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Meander through the Mesozoic

Get up close and personal with the dinosaurs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This museum is an adventure for all who dare and takes travelers back in time to see giant creatures of the Mesozoic – including one that measures more than 120 feet long. #404-929-6300

FOX THEATRE

Walk the Red Carpet

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Get ready to feel like a movie star when visiting Fox Theatre. Musicals, dance performances and nationally renowned acts await guests at the end of the red carpet walk. No show scheduled? You can take a tour and learn the fascinating history of this Atlanta icon. #404-881-2100


GEORGIA AQUARIUM

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Journey Under the Sea

Georgia Aquarium is something you should “sea” to believe. Stare in awe at the sheer variety of marine life on display, peek at puffins and penguins or feed the dolphins after their spectacular show. Don’t miss the opportunity to check swimming with whale sharks off your bucket list. #404-581-4000

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART

Mingle with the Masters

Find more than 17,000 works of art and a growing collection of contemporary pieces inside the leading art museum in the Southeast. Impress a date or bring the family for special exhibits and events plus the permanent collections at High Museum of Art. #404-733-4400

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HISTORIC OAKLAND CEMETERY Raise your Spirits with History and Mystery

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Historic Oakland Cemetery is alive and kicking. The infamous scenic resting place for more than 70,000 residents includes Atlanta legends such as author Margaret Mitchell, professional golfer Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first African-American mayor, Maynard Jackson. The cemetery also frequently hosts events including Halloween tours, regular weekend tours and a Harvest Hunt. #404-688-2107


JIMMY CARTER PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Elect to see the Impact of a Global Icon

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Not every city boasts a presidential library, and we’re proud of the one our very own peanut-growing, Nobel Peace Prize-winning President Jimmy Carter built. At Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, you’ll find everything from an Oval Office replica to the gifts received during his presidency and see his impact on the world today. #404-865-7131

JUNKMAN’S DAUGHTER

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Embrace your Wild Side in Atlanta’s Alternative Superstore

If the big, stiletto-shaped staircase doesn’t give it away, you’ll soon realize this isn’t your typical store. Unique trinkets abound, from vintage games to kitschy items along with a funky costume selection. When you leave, be sure to explore the equally quirky Little Five Points neighborhood. #404-577-3188

KENNY LEON’S TRUE COLORS THEATRE COMPANY

Hear the Resounding Voice of Storytellers

Celebrate with bold artists of all cultures as they continue the rich tradition of black storytelling on stage. The shows here leave you with a powerful message that educates, entertains and delights. #404-613-3220

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KROG STREET MARKET

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Hang out in a Hubbub-filled Food Hall

If variety is the spice of life, then Krog Street Market is on fire. A bustling hub of authentic eats built into a 1920s warehouse space, this market has everything the stomach could crave. You can find tapas, burgers, Paleo fare - and don’t forget the thirst-quenching beverage selection. While food and drink may be the highlight, don’t miss flowers and gifts galore and the famous Krog Street Tunnel just down Atlanta BeltLine. #770-434-2400

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER ATLANTA Build, Play, Discover

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In the heart of Buckhead at Phipps Plaza, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is an attraction that delights both kids and their companions. Rides, a 4D movie experience, themed play areas and the world’s biggest box of LEGO bricks offer hours of fun. #404-848-9252

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

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Walk in the Footsteps of a Civil Rights Icon

Visit the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and see where he preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Explore his legacy at The King Center and his final resting place. Then stand in the footprints of change-makers and civil rights leaders on the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. #404-331-5190


50 FUN STICKERS Collect all the stickers! Step 1: Find a sticker for one of the 50 fun Step 2: Place it on the empty circle to track your trip Step 3: Keep going until you’ve done them all

What will you see or do first?


MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM See Superstars in a Stellar Stadium

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Score some of the best seats in town for an Atlanta Falcons (NFL) game, Atlanta United FC (MLS) soccer match or a high-energy concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Check out the daily tours to see amazing artwork and behind-the-scenes areas rarely open to the public. Connect with the community for yoga, art and other events The Home Depot Backyard. #470-341-5000

MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM Bond with Mummy

Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum houses permanent collections including Egyptian artifacts and one of the earliest bathtubs in existence. World-renowned traveling exhibits mesmerize your inner history buff. #404-727-4282

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MODA

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Delight in the Celebration of All Things Design

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) creates engaging exhibits of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion and more. See the impact of design on your everyday life with MODA’s range of programs and lectures for all ages. #404-979-6455


MUNICIPAL MARKET IN SWEET AUBURN

Sweeten Your Visit With a Savory Snack

This urban farmers market offers everything from seafood, farm-fresh meat and produce to unique eateries serving arepas and barbecue. Pro tip: Don’t stop after the bookstore, bakery and killer burger. While you are there, see if the market is having a culinary tour, storytelling, cooking classes or community event. #404-659-1665

31. MURALS AND PUBLIC ART

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Marvel at Magnificent Murals

The city’s vibrant street art is on full display. Many murals come to life during annual collaborative community art events like Forward Warrior, ELEVATE and Living Walls. Artists are drawn to Atlanta to create these must-see canvases throughout the city. #404-521-6600

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS Be Inspired by Heroes Past and Present

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Connect the American civil rights movement to current human rights issues through moving, experiential exhibits at National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Interact with history to understand your role in the dream and the future. #678-999-8990


PATH 400

A Getaway Above the Fray

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Get off the beaten path and onto Buckhead’s premier outdoor trail. Enjoy vistas along the greenway while you take in this urban oasis. You’ll quickly fall in love with this peaceful path above one of the most well-traveled roads in ATL. #404-842-2680

PHIPPS PLAZA AND LENOX SQUARE Be Seen at the South’s Shopping Epicenter Enter a shopper’s paradise with high-end boutiques and department store favorites. Lenox is the destination for an upscale shopping experience with all the brands you love. Phipps is home to Nordstrom and many luxury retailers plus one of Atlanta’s go-to movie theaters and LEGOLAND Discovery Center. #404-261-7910 #404 233-6767

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PIEDMONT PARK Play in the Park

Truly experience the “city in a forest” with a walk or bike ride through Piedmont Park, home to Atlanta Botanical Garden and Lake Clara Meer. Whether you are going to a festival, taking a sunset stroll or walking your pooch to the dog park, this is the place to be on a beautiful day. #404-875-7275

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PLAZA THEATRE Catch a Cult Classic

Ease on down Ponce De Leon Avenue to catch a flick at Atlanta’s oldest operating cinema. This theater specializes in special screenings of obscure fan favorites and minithemed movie runs. You’ll find indie movies and blockbusters, depending on the week. Check for movie times and don’t forget the popcorn. #470- 225-6503

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PONCE CITY MARKET & ROOFTOP AT PONCE CITY MARKET Savor the Flavor of Atlanta

Take the trail to Ponce City Market, home to a number of famous chef-owned restaurants, quick service fare and a mixture of both national and local retail options. Head up to The Roof at Ponce City Market, one of the best rooftops and most romantic views in Atlanta, for classic carnival amusements, miniature golf and a giant slide at Skyline Park. If you need provisions while you’re up there, fill ‘er up at Nine Mile Station and RFD social. #404-900-7900

PORSCHE EXPERIENCE CENTER

Peel out in a Porsche Push yourself to the limit at Porsche Experience Center, specially designed to exhibit elegance and engineering under the hood while testing you on and off the tracks. Once you feel the power from the driver’s seat, be sure to refuel with fine dining at Restaurant 356. #888-204-7474

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ROOFTOP AT HOTEL CLERMONT

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Elevate Yourself on the Eastside

Take in sweeping skyline views from a top a fully decked-out rooftop patio. Grab a handcrafted drink while you luxuriate on top of the city’s historically quirky Hotel Clermont with friends new and old. Don’t forget to try your hand at giant Jenga while you enjoy the music and unique scenery at this Atlanta institution.

#470-485-0485

SCAD FASH

Flaunt Finery and Film

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film celebrates fashion as a universal language, garments as important conduits of identity and film as an immersive medium. Strut your stuff over to these dynamic exhibits and events on the SCAD Atlanta campus. #404-253-3132

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SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA Channel Your Inner Daredevil

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Scream and shout through all the roller coasters you can handle or relax waterside at Hurricane Harbor. Six Flags Over Georgia has heart-pounding rides, excellent live entertainment and is undeniably fun for the whole family. #770-739-3400


SKYVIEW ATLANTA

Get a Sky-high View of the City

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Ride a SkyView Atlanta gondola to experience the city from 20 stories up. It’s a thrilling view during the day and a breathtaking sight at night. You’ll see everything from Stone Mountain Park to Midtown’s Georgia Tech campus. #678-949-9023

STATE FARM ARENA Are You Ready for this Arena?

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State Farm Arena is home to Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and some of the city’s hottest concerts year-round. The arena is also packed with notable eateries including B’s Cracklin BBQ to the always-lively Zac Brown’s Social Club. It truly has everything you need for a modern fan experience including Killer Mike’s SWAG Shop! #404-878-3000

STONE MOUNTAIN PARK Enjoy Mountains of Fun

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Trek through the treetops on SkyHike, hike up the mountain for a beautiful view or take a relaxing trip to the top with Summit Skyride. While you are there, ride around Stone Mountain by train and enjoy the longest-running laser show in the world. #770-498-5690


TABERNACLE All Together Now

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Come let your full-on fandom fly at one of Atlanta’s most unique music venues. Tabernacle, a concert hall which began life as a church over a century ago, is chock-full of character and regularly features internationally known acts, all within walking distance of the rest of downtown Atlanta. #404-659-9022

TINY DOORS ATL Knock Knock, Y’all

47. TRUIST PARK AND THE BATTERY ATLANTA Charge up at The Battery

When the Braves play at home, take an outing between innings to Truist Park for a lively gameday atmosphere. Slide into The Battery Atlanta for restaurants, bars, shops or a concert at Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre. #404-577-9100

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Want to discover Atlanta’s best hangouts with a scavenger hunt? Keep an eye out for Tiny Doors ATL, the itty-bitty art installations beloved by locals. These six inch doors guide you through ATL’s neighborhoods and attractions and reflect the city’s creative vibes. TIP: Start at the Visitor Center in Centennial Olympic Park, where three of artist Karen Anderson Singer’s imaginative doors fit within an augmented reality mural made by local Atlanta artists, Lotus Eaters Club. #404-521-6600


WORLD OF COCA-COLA

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Search for the Secret Formula

Experience the history of the world’s most famous soft drink. Walk through fascinating exhibits at World of CocaCola, get nostalgic looking at classic ads and see a replica of the bottling process. Get a peek at the vault containing the secret formula and tempt your taste buds with a sample of more than 100 beverages from around the globe in the tasting room. #404-676-5151

ZOO ATLANTA Haven’t You Herd?

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Join the migration as you travel into true-to-life habitats for elephants, giraffes, zebras, Southern white rhinos and more. You’ll also see the only giant panda twins in the U.S., Ya Lun and Xi Lun, plus many more animal friends and other exciting exhibits. A fun-filled exploration of the animal kingdom awaits. #404-624-5600


ATLANTA TOURS Great ways to explore these 50 Fun Things and other unique Atlanta experiences

Amazing Atlanta Tours

404-273-2558

Atlanta Beer Bus

770-696-6080

Atlanta Food Walks

470-223-2203

Atlanta Motor Speedway

770-707-7904

Atlanta Movie Tours

855-255-3456

Atlanta Preservation Center

404-688-3353

ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours

404-492-7009

Best Friends Travel

770-861-9380

Bicycle Tours of Atlanta

404-273-2558

Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour

404-305-4163

Civil Rights Tours

404-386-0992

D Tours 404-971-7763 Pennyman Atlanta Tours

404-499-1000

Red T Tours

770-376-0676

Sweet Magnolia Tours

615-242-5323

The Sweeney Zone

678-910-4452

Welcome Walks USA

404-444-0027


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