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Day ONE

MORNING                 

Breakfast Glenn’s Kitchen (110 Marietta St. NW)
Glenn’s Kitchen, situated in the heart of Downtown, is an upscale dining room that serves a Southern-inspired menu with emphasis on small plates.

Take a ride on the Atlanta Streetcar

The Atlanta Streetcar creates a 2.6 mile loop connecting downtown’s convention and tourism district to the historic Sweet Auburn district on the Eastside.

Walking tour of Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District (450 Auburn Ave. NE)

Visit the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Walk in the footsteps of iconic civil right leaders at The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood.

AFTERNOON             

Lunch at Home Grown (968 Memorial Dr. SE)

Home Grown is located in Reynoldstown and excels at locally sourced, fresh ingredients in their dishes. Try the catfish po’boy or the award-winning, vegan Sloppy Joe.

Visit Centennial Olympic ParkAtlanta CityPASS:

The 21-acre park serves as Georgia’s lasting legacy of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and it serves as a starting point for visitors to explore Atlanta. 

  • World of Coca-Cola (121 Baker St. NW)

The World of Coca-Cola is a highly visual and interactive museum dedicated to Atlanta’s native soda, Coca-Cola. The museum features a multi-sensory theater, an 1880s soda fountain, the smallest bottling line in the world and an opportunity to sample more than 100 beverages from around the globe.

  • Georgia Aquarium (225 Baker St. NW)

Walk next door to North America’s largest aquarium, Georgia Aquarium. This popular Atlanta attraction features aquatic animals from around the globe and more than 10 million gallons of water.

  • CNN Studio Tour (190 Marietta St.)

Journey into the heart of CNN Worldwide for an exciting glimpse of news and broadcasting in action. CNN Studio Tour takes you behind the scenes of the Global Headquarters of CNN in Atlanta.

  • Center for Civil and Human Rights (100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd. NW)

The Center’s theatrical and high-tech exhibits use motion, sights and sounds to immerse visitors in the American civil rights movement. Touch screen video panels bring visitors face-to-face with human rights activists from around the world.

  • College Football Hall of Fame and Fan Experience (250 Marietta St. NW)

The Hall is a massive, state-of-the-art shrine for college football fans, with interactive exhibits that entertain even the non-fan visitor. Tickets carry visitor-specific data that links to various exhibits to display content about each visitor’s college football team. Guests can experience football games from the 50-yard-line using 360-degree viewers. The high definition Game Day Theatre will immerse fans in Saturday game-day pageantry with a panoramic projection display.

EVENING                  

Dinner at YEAH! Burger (1168 Howell Mill Road)

Priding itself on using food from local farmers and respecting the environment, YEAH! Burger creates “food you can feel good about.”

Drinks at Ormsby’s (1170 Howell Mill Road)

Ormsby's is a classic neighborhood tavern found in Atlanta's west-side. A warm, welcoming and comfortable gathering spot with a full bar, Ormsby’s features an extensive craft beer selection and classic cocktails alongside a fresh pub menu. Downstairs is where the real fun is with bocce, darts, pool and shuffleboard. 

Live music Apache Café (64 3rd St. NW)

Apache Café features local artists in an intimate setting and is the spot for hip-hop and soul enthusiasts in the Midtown neighborhood. Erykah Badu and India.Arie jumpstarted their careers here where open-mic nights, DJs and jam sessions occur each week.

DAY TWO

MORNING                 

Breakfast at West Egg Café (1100 Howell Mill Road)
Have breakfast for lunch at West Egg Café, named Best Breakfast in Georgia by Southern Living magazine.

Living Walls Tour (Multiple Locations)

Tour some of the most unique and diverse street art throughout the city. Walls and buildings have been transformed by talented artists for a visually striking exploration of Atlanta.

AFTERNOON           

Lunch at Ponce City Market (675 Ponce De Leon Ave.)

Housed in the fully renovated 1925 Sears, Roebuck & Company building, the largest brick building in the Southeast, this urban market features a central food hall, leading retail brands, and living and working spaces.

Go on the Atlanta BeltLine Walking Tour

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and it’s among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the U.S. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that provides a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other.

Explore Little Five Points

Ranked No. 16 on Forbes list of Best Hipster Neighborhoods, Little Five Points offers tasty food, eclectic events and alternative culture on Atlanta's Eastside.

Points of interest include:

  • Junkman's Daughter (464 Moreland Ave. NE)

Junkman’s Daughter is a 10,000-square-foot megastore filled with far-out fashions, groovy accessories, unusual gifts and cool collectibles. Be sure to climb the 20-foot, red high-heeled staircase to check out the extensive shoe department.

  • Criminal Records (1154 Euclid Ave. NE)

Criminal Records has a large and diverse selection of music offerings in many formats, including vinyl.

EVENING               

SweetWater Brewery Tour (195 Ottley Dr.)

In 1997, Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerny opened a West Coast-style brewery, SweetWater Brewing Company, Atlanta’s largest craft brewery. SweetWater features more than 15 year-round, seasonal and limited release brews.

Dinner at Krog Street Market (99 Krog St.)

Krog Street Market is one of Atlanta’s culinary meccas. Southern-grown restaurants from the likes of James Beard semifinalist Ford Fry and Top Chef: Las Vegas contestant Eli Kirshtein call this home. Retail stalls specializing in high-quality housewares, jewelry, clothing, flowers and more also pepper the market.