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Things to do in Midtown Atlanta, Atlanta

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“ The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA boasts a celebrated collection of classic to contemporary art, as well as renowned architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. With a dynamic schedule of special exhibitions, an extensive permanent collection, innovative educational and family programs, meeting and event facilities and several dining options, there is something for everyone at the High in Atlanta.”
  • 310 locals recommend
Park
“There is always something going on here! This is Atlanta's largest and most popular park, essentially our version of New York's central park!”
  • 246 locals recommend
Market
“If you have never been to Atlanta, Ponce City Market is the place to be. They have wonderful restaurants, shopping options, ice cream shops, and unique cocktails you can only find in Atlanta! The rooftop park is filled with amusement and drinks overlooking Atlanta! The famous Atlanta Beltline is a wonderful place to take a walk right beside Ponce City Market.”
  • 324 locals recommend
Garden
“The Atlanta Botanical Garden offers a lovely space with a variety of well laid out gardens, including formal flower beds and majestic trees that frame the urban landscape of Midtown Atlanta.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Fox Theatre is a history and grand venue. Visiting here is always a winner!”
  • 150 locals recommend
Theatre
“The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. The Fox’s 4,665 seat theatre hosts more than 150 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies. In December 2009, Billboard Magazine ranked the Fox Theatre in Atlanta as “The #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less).” In addition to our ​world-famous theatre, our spectacular ballrooms have hosted everything from Sweet 16s to weddings and corporate events.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Garden
“The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acres botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Incorporated in 1976, the garden's mission is to "develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research and enjoyment.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“This 1945-era institution draws locals & tourists for Southern comfort food in a homey space.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Pet Store
“The park itself it pretty big. You can park your car there in the parking garage accessed via the Botanical Gardens or Evelyn street. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Café
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“Beautiful atmosphere in the evening hours. Highly recommend this place for the food and dessert. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local fixture known for its burgers, beer & whiskey selection & offbeat, rock 'n' roll vibe.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Building
“Many many awesome places to go to at night, full of Bars / restaurants/ night clubs / activities”
  • 49 locals recommend
Route
“Wonderful urban trail for walking, biking, running, etc, with access to the best restaurants & shopping.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“This Atlanta favorite has grown to have a number of franchises for Breakfast & Brunch. Family-friendly with a great variety. People love their biscuits and some favorites like grits or the grilled pimento cheese sandwich, and challah bread french. This is a good close spot if you are heading to piedmont park.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Giving residence to some of Atlanta's major art attractions, the Woodruff Arts Center houses renowned venues such as The High Museum of Art, The Alliance Theater, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The largest puppetry museum in the USA houses the world's most complete collection of Jim Henson artifacts.  ”
  • 40 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“This 1945-era institution draws locals & tourists for Southern comfort food in a homey space.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Café
“Beautiful atmosphere in the evening hours. Highly recommend this place for the food and dessert. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Bar
“Local fixture known for its burgers, beer & whiskey selection & offbeat, rock 'n' roll vibe.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“This Atlanta favorite has grown to have a number of franchises for Breakfast & Brunch. Family-friendly with a great variety. People love their biscuits and some favorites like grits or the grilled pimento cheese sandwich, and challah bread french. This is a good close spot if you are heading to piedmont park.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Hot Dog Joint
“Long-running drive-in chain serving up burgers, hot dogs, fries, shakes & other American classics.”
  • 57 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is a very popular attraction for brunch, weekend events, local flair, and great spot to rest after your walk through the park. It has a great patio space and live music during certain hours. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Fine dining and soul food? They’ve got it right here at South City Kitchen!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“Cozy Cuban restaurant that offers traditional dishes, drinks, and atmosphere. ”
  • 37 locals recommend

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