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Visitor's Guide


Creative Loafing is an intensely local guide. We've been publishing a newspaper in the area since 1972 and just about all of the culture has been reported in the newspaper or on this website. Looking for things to do in the area? We can direct you.

Here's our suggestion. Work off this page - start with the 5 Things to Do list below which are our recommendations for today's events - one of these might catch your fancy. We've got a full City Guide of suggestions for locals if you want to go native. We have also included a list of tourist-oriented suggestions below as well as our favorite local attractions. If you are looking for events at the neighborhood level, take a look at our What's Going On to get the best local information available.

Five Things to Do Today

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Tourist/Visitor Lists

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Friday March 26, 2021 10:31 am EDT
Our list of the best tourist spots in Atlanta. For locals and out of towners. | more...

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Saturday December 26, 2020 04:00 am EST
Educational landmarks from the museum to the grave | more...

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Monday October 21, 2019 03:08 pm EDT
Explore these rap-related cultural landmarks in Atlanta | more...

Tourist Spots

Tourist Attractions

CL: A Smithsonian-affiliated gallery that has featured shows on artist-designed furniture, Japanese product design, lunch boxes and eco-friendly architecture. MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to all things design.
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Tourist Attractions

Atlanta's most fragrant attraction blooms with more than 3,000 ornamental plants spread over 30 acres adjacent to Piedmont Park, including a rare 15-a... | more...

Tourist Attractions

Housed in Delta's two 1940s aircraft hangers. Includes Ship 41, the first Douglas DC-3 to carry Delta passengers in 1940; the Spirit of Delta, Delta's... | more...

Tourist Attractions

The age of the Ferris wheel in Downtown is upon us, Atlanta. The 20-story attraction known as SkyView Atlanta takes guests on a roughly 15-minute ride... | more...

Tourist Attractions

The nation's largest aquarium has more aquatic life than any other aquarium, with specimens from more than 500 species, including whale sharks, the la... | more...

Tourist Attractions

The world's largest mass of exposed granite is the centerpiece of this park, which features golf courses, hiking trails, camping, swimming, dining, an... | more...

Tourist Attractions

You heard right, we said, "Waffle House Museum." In 1955, neighbors Joe Roger Sr. and Tom Forkner embarked on a plan to smother and cover the world (o... | more...

Tourist Attractions

The 200-plus-acre park with tennis, walking trails, and a pond has been Atlanta's place to go on a Sunday afternoon since it was first purchased by th... | more...

Tourist Attractions

A 2,965-acre park and museum on the site of the 1864 Civil War Campaign for Atlanta. | more...

Tourist Attractions

Offers free, self-guided tours of the Monetary Museum and Visitors Center.


The museum features a display on the history of money; interactive, multi... | more...

Tourist Attractions

Founded in 1926, the center includes the Atlanta History Museum featuring signature and traveling exhibitions, the Smith Family Farm, the 1928 Swan Ho... | more...

Tourist Attractions

Presidential Library system and museum with special exhibitions and a permanent collection that features photographs and historic memorabilia from the... | more...

Tourist Attractions

The house where much of Gone with the Wind was written beckons to tourists and native Atlantans alike who want to understand more about the author of ... | more...


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