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  • 1 Buckhead Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Atlanta, GA 30355

    Upscale is the word for Buckhead; the neighborhood thrives with some of the city's trendiest restaurants and shopping areas. Peachtree Street, Atlanta's main artery, runs through Buckhead.

  • 2 Carter Presidential Center and Library Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    441 Freedom Pkwy. USA - Atlanta, GA 30307

    The official library/museum of Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the US (1977-81), opened in 1986. Its Carter Library Museum features a pictorial biography of Carter's rise from a Georgia peanut farmer to the nation's president, exhibits describing..

  • 3 Georgia State Capitol Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Washington & Courtland Sts.. Downtown USA - Atlanta, GA 30334

    Situated on five acres of one of Downtown's highest ridges, Georgia's Classical Renaissance 1889 limestone capitol, with its four-story portico, is a scaled-down version of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Here in the state's political nerve center ..

  • 4 Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    10th & Peachtree Sts.. Midtown USA - Atlanta, GA 30309

    Nicknamed "the dump" by the sprightly Atlanta writer who penned the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone with the Wind (1936), this restored house is the city's only surviving building with a connection to Margaret Mitchell (1900-49) and her e..

  • 5 The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site Visitor Center Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    450 Auburn Ave. N.E. USA - Atlanta, GA 30312

    During the 1980s, a revitalization of the historic Auburn Avenue began when the blocks where Dr. Martin Luther King had lived and worked were designated a National Historic District. Begin your tour at The Martin Luther King Jr., National Historic Si..

  • 6 Downtown Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Atlanta, GA 30303

    Downtown Atlanta, commercial nexus of Georgia and the Southern US, is home to soaring office towers.

  • 7 Atlanta Cyclorama Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    800 Cherokee Ave. S.E. USA - Atlanta, GA 30315

    One of three existing cycloramas in the country (the other two are in Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City), this 42ft-tall painting-in-the-round weighs more than 9,000 ..

  • 8 Atlanta History Center Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    W Paces Ferry Rd 130 USA - Atlanta, GA 30305

    This complex comprises a history museum, a research library and archives, two historic houses, 33 acres of gardens and a restaurant. Four excellent permanent exhibits in the Atlanta History Museum bring the city's defining experiences to life. Be sur..

  • 9 Midtown Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Atlanta, GA 30308

    In Midtown Atlanta you'll find the city's best-known performing-arts centers-the Fox Theatre and the Woodruff Arts Center-as well as a bounty of festivals and community events.

  • 10 Underground Atlanta Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    50 Upper Alabama St.. Downtown USA - Atlanta, GA 30303

    This thriving mix of street vendors, retail outlets, entertainment and dining facilities occupies the site of the city's birth. As Atlanta grew as a railroad center, the ground level became congested with tracks. To accommodate street traffic, viaduc..

  • 11 New World of Coca-Cola Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    55 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.. Downtown USA - Atlanta, GA

    This boxy series of pavilions is a tribute to the world's best-selling soft drink, born in Atlanta in 1886. Displays here trace the Coca-Cola story from its humble beginnings at a downtown Atlanta drug store to its multinational presence today. There..

  • 12 High Museum of Art Interesting

    Museums and art

    Peachtree Street 1280 USA - Atlanta, GA 30309

    The star in the Woodruff Arts Center's crown is this striking contemporary structure (1983, Richard Meier) covered with white porcelain-enameled steel panels. Rodin's sculpture The Shade, a gift from the French government, presides over the front law..

  • 13 Georgia Governor's Mansion Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    391 W. Paces Ferry Rd. N.W.. Buckhead USA - Atlanta, GA 30305

    Its Doric-columned facade facing one of Buckhead's main thoroughfares, the 24,000sq ft Greek Revival-style brick structure contains a museum-quality collection of Federal-period antiques. Upstairs rooms are reserved for the use of the current governo..

  • 14 Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Change Interesting

    Museums and art

    449 Auburn Ave. N.E. USA - Atlanta, GA 30312

    Located across the street from the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site Visitor Center is the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, where a number of King's pastoral accoutrements are displayed. King is buried outside..

  • 15 Rhodes Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Peachtree St NW 1516 USA - Atlanta, GA 30309

    This 1904 castle-like structure of Stone Mountain granite was built for furniture magnate Amos Rhodes. It now houses the headquarters of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Inside, the grand mahogany staircase is flanked by nine stained-glas..

  • 16 Piedmont Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Park Drive NE 400 USA - Atlanta, GA 30309

    Developed for the 1895 Cotton States Exposition, Piedmont Park's 185 acres encompass the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The park has facilities and programs for bird walks, a green market, historical park tours, school field trips and summer day camps.

  • 17 Woodruff Arts Center Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Peachtree Street NE 1280 USA - Atlanta, GA

    The Woodruff Arts Center complex includes the Atlanta Symphony Hall, the Alliance Theatre, the High Museum and the Atlanta College of Art.

  • 18 Centennial Olympic Park

    Nature and gardens

    Park Ave W 365 USA - Atlanta, GA 30303

    The city gained international status in 1996 as host of the Centennial Olympic Games. One of the lasting legacies from that event is the 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park. The park, with its centerpiece Olympic Rings fountain, hosts special events down..

  • 19 Grant Park

    Nature and gardens

    Cherokee Ave 840 USA - Atlanta, GA 30315

    Grant Park is the name given to both the city's second-largest park and the adjacent neighborhood. Its rolling terrain is home to two popular attractions: the Cyclorama and the 40-acre Zoo Atlanta. Grant Park is named for Lemuel P. Grant, a civil eng..

  • 20 CNN Center

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Marietta St NW 190 USA - Atlanta, GA 30303

    In 1980 Atlanta entrepreneur Ted Turner launched the Cable News Network (CNN), the first 24-hour cable news station, which broadcasts from the 14-story CNN Center. Studio tours show visitors the inner workings of the network and allows access to a gl..

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