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Atlanta at a Glance

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

So you're new to Atlanta and you don't know where to start? Or maybe you've been in Atlanta for a while but you're ready to do some exploring, venture out, discover new vibes! Well you've come to the right place. Below is a snap shot of some of Atlanta's best - from restaurants, hidden gems, nature trails and more - there is definitely something here that will peak your interest and have you falling in love with our beloved city in a forest.

Must Dos

  • Jackson Street Bridge: to fully understand the Atlanta vibe, you have to come here. No matter what time of day (and especially at sunset) you'll be sure to find aspiring photographers, models and/or rappers showing off their craft with the city skyline and southern skies as their backdrop. You haven't visited Atlanta if you don't stop here.

  • Martin Luther King's House: A quick 5 min drive away from Jackson Street Bridge is Martin Luther King's home, located in a historic part of Atlanta. All the homes on this street have been preserved, so take a walk down memory lane and pay your respect to Mr. MLK.

  • Old Fourth-ward Skate Park: continuing your adventure, this ~vibey~ skatepark is about 7 min away from previously mentioned locations. Watch the new generation land tricks while others walk their dogs, or pass by on their mile long bike ride down The Beltline.

  • The Beltline: By this point, I'm sure you're hot and hungry. Never fear, The Beltline is here. Feel free to explore to the left or to the right of the skatepark (which is now behind you). To the left you'll walk toward Ponce City Market, an Atlanta staple. This iconic industrial warehouse is home to numerous restaurants, shops and office spaces. With amazing outdoor seating and rooftop views, there is plenty of Instagram worthy aesthetic to explore and photograph. If you decide to venture to the right, you'll uncover "the hidden side of the Beltline." A beautiful row of restaurants, shops and a speak easy bar or two, this hidden gem is definitely a fun find!

Worth Exploring

The Beltline

Ponce City Market

Old Fourth Ward

Peters Street - Downtown

Ponce de Leon Ave

Inman Park

North Highland Ave

Edgewood Ave

Krog Street Market

Bufford Highway

Little Five Points

Peachtree Street NE (High Museum of Art, Cafe Internmezzo)

Howell Mill Rd

Rosewell Rd NE

Chattahoochee Food Works

The Battery

Atlantic Station

Colony Sqaure - Politican Row

Vinings Jubilee

Buckhead Village

Smyrna Village

Marrietta Market

Emory Village

Downtown Decatur

Downtown Hapeville

Prime Coffee Shops

Dancing Goats - Midtown

Victory CC - Midtown

Chrome Yellow - Midtown

Aurora Coffee - Little Five Points

Honey Bubble - Ponce De Leon

The Jamesroom - The Beltline

East Pole Coffee Co - Uptown

Chattahoochee Coffee Company - Smyrna

Rev Coffee - Smyrna

Cafe Lucia - Smyrna

Cafe I Am - Roswell

Brunch Spots

Negroni - Downtown

Flying Biscuit - Midtown

Bread and Butterfly - Midtown

McCray’s Tavern - Midtown

Petit Chou - Midtown

Bar-Bacao - Virginia Highlands

Egg Harbor - Vinings

Another Broken Egg - Vinings

OK Cafe - Buckhead

Big Sky - Buckhead

Red Pepper Taqueria - Buckhead

Varasano’s - Buckhead

Aesthetic Restaurants

Roc Steady - Downtown

The Optimist - Downtown

Gypsy Kitchen - Roswell Rd NE

The Southern Gentleman - Roswell Rd NE

Yebo Beach Haus - Rosewell Rd NE

Beetle Cat - North Highland Ave

The Brasserie at Bazati - The Beltline

Buena Vida Tapas - The Beltline

The Garden Room - Buckhead

Bon Ton Atlanta - Midtown

Loca Luna - Midtown

Tropicale - Howell Mill Rd

Barcelona Wine Bar - Howell Mill

Wagaya - Emory Village, Decatur

Tiki Tango - Decatur

Cafe Bora - Alpheretta

Cheap Eats

Velvet Taco - Rosewell Rd NE

Nina and Rafi - Inman Park

Victory Sandwich Bar- Decatur or Inman Park

Dragon Bowl - Emory Village

The Vortex - Little Five Points

No Mas Cantina - Peters Street

The Varsity - Downtown

Satto Thai and Sushi Bar - Downtown

Mezcalito's Cocina & Tequila Bar - Midtown

Grind House Burgers - Midtown

El Super Pan Latino Sandwich Bar - Ponce City Market

Gusto - Ponce De Leon

Felinis Pizza - Ponce De Leon

Honey Bubble - Ponce De Leon

Fritti - North Highland Ave

Taqueria del Sol - Howell Mill

Corner Taqueria - Smyrna Village

Ph'east - The Battery

YardHouse - The Battery

Oz Pizza - East Point

The Corner Grille - College Park

Grecian Gyro - Hapeville

Don Sige Taqueria - Hapeville

Mellow Yellow Pizza - Hapeville or Vinings Jubilee

Figo Pasta - Vinings Jubilee

Bars with Bites or Good City Views

Estrella Rooftop at Bazati - the Beltline

New Realm Brewery - the Beltline

Hotel Clermont - Ponce De Leon

Orpheus - Piedmont Park

Three Taverns Imaginarium - Midtown

Six Feet Under - Smyrna or Midtown

Social Fox Brewing - Smyrna

Strout Brothers Beer Market - Smyrna Village

Reformation Brewery - Smyrna


Parlor - Downtown Peters Street

Ruby Chow’s - Midtown PCM

The rest, you'll have to find on your own. Try looking around Howell Mill Rd, the hidden side of the Betline and Colony Square - Politician Row.

Indoor Activities

High Museum of Art - Midtown

Georgia Aquarium - Downtown

The World of Coke - Downtown

National Center for Civil and Human Rights Museums - Downtown

Silverspot Cinema - The Battery

AMC Phipps Plaza Movie Theatre - Buckhead

AMC Parkway Pointe - Smyrna

Nature Activities

Centennial Olympic Park - Bike Around

Georgia Tech Hammocks - Relax, Walk

Piedmont Park - Picnic, Walk

Shoot the Hooch - Chattahoochee River

Starlight Drive in Movie Theatre

Sweetwater Creek - Lake, Hike

Kennesaw Mountain - Hike, Picnic

Stone Mountain - Hike, Picnic

Places to Visit Beyond ATL

Savannah, GA

Red Top Mountain - Lake, Hike

Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

Providence Canyon State Park (Mini Grand Canyons)


This is an Æra Hope x Audree Grand'Pierre x Bianca Laplanche writing collaboration.

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Rosemary Somefun
Rosemary Somefun
Aug 27, 2021

As an ATL local I really enjoyed reading this! Me and my friends are always looking for new places to try when we are in different moods so the way you broke it down is perfect. Definitely sending to anyone in needs of exploring ideas!


Resego Mooki
Resego Mooki
Aug 26, 2021

This is AMAZING!!! Exactly what I needed having just moved to ATL— thank you Nae :)

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