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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

MAY 22, 2022

2022 LTF Ride For A Cure with Blackberry Smoke

Eat, drink, and jam with us all to help Children Fighting Cancer! Join the Lana Turner Foundation and brothers Brit and Richard Turner of Blackberry Smoke as we bring together Metro Atlanta’s Motorcycle Riding family to benefit The Lana Turner Foundation.  Enjoy a day filled with bikes, bourbon and BBQ! This event welcomes all bikers to join the ride to The Battery for a celebration to raise money and awareness!   Don't miss out on local vendors, games, and of course some bourbon and BBQ, all for a great cause! The Lana Turner foundation uses the power of music, art and community to promote and benefit children's physical and mental wellbeing as we work to support families fighting children's cancer and work to find a cure.Find out more about the Lana Turner Foundation here:www.lanaturnerfoundation.org Follow us on social for announcements and special offers and keep up with the fun with #RideForACure

CompassionCon 2022

05/22/2022 12:00 PM
Grant Park
Atlanta CompassionCon 2022 will be a Springtime three-day, multi-city event throughout Georgia, centering on the viral nature of compassion when our c...

The Wake: A New Play with Old Irish Songs

05/22/2022 7:30 PM
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company @Shakespeare Tavern
CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: A wake brings together a motley assortment of cronies and...

Lilly Winwod, Dave Franklin, Jon Harris

05/22/2022 8:00 PM
Smith's Olde Bar
CL Critic Hal Horowitz Recommends: Like Lilly Hiatt, the younger Winwood is more recognizable for...

2022 Atlanta Fringe Festival

05/22/2022 8:00 PM
Little Five Points Community Center
CL Critic Okla Jones Recommends: The tenth anniversary of this performance arts fest will be the...

Tourist/Visitor Lists

Best Tourist Spots

03/26/2021 10:31 AM
Our list of the best tourist spots in Atlanta. For locals and out of towners.

10 history lessons you'll find in Atlanta

12/26/2020 4:00 AM
Educational landmarks from the museum to the grave

Atlanta's surviving hip-hop haunts

10/21/2019 3:08 PM
Explore these rap-related cultural landmarks in Atlanta

Tourist Spots

Atlanta History Center

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

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

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

Atlanta Botanical Garden

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...

Delta Flight Museum

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...

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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


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

Georgia Aquarium

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...

SkyView Atlanta

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...

Stone Mountain Park

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

Waffle House Museum

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...

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

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

Piedmont Park

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...

Margaret Mitchell House

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 ...



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