Atlanta Bucket List -Top 10+ Things To Do In Atlanta

Experience Atlanta like you never haver before! We hope our Atlanta Bucket List will inspire you to explore what this great city has to offer!

Walk the Beltline 

I think one of my favorite things was spending the day walking the Beltline and it was a gorgeous day! The Atlanta Beltline is 33 miles of trails that is pedestrian and dog friendly. So many people use it and it was neat to see all of the beautiful artwork along the way. You will be in awe of the talent and creativity that these artists have put into their creations. Make sure to bring a camera. You will definitely want to take photos. You can check out some of our favorite photos from the Beltline on Southern Family Fun Facebook page.

Walk the Atlanta Beltline

Electric Bike Riding

Oh my word, I went electric bike riding for the very first time with a company called Atlanta Cruzers. When I first found out I was going on a bike ride, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  If you are not in the mood to peddle or break a sweat, no problem!  I didn’t peddle, not even once. This is a must do if you are ever in Atlanta! Touring Atlanta on an electric bike is an unforgettable experience.

Atl-Cruzers Atlanta

Visit Atlanta History Center  Swan House

Want to know the history of Atlanta? This is the way to go! Visiting the Atlanta History Center is like taking a step back in time. It’s safe to say that this is the place to learn about the history of Atlanta. While on the property of the history center, make sure you check out the Swan House as well. It will leave you breathless.

The Swan House in Atlanta

Visit the Shops of Buckhead

Who doesn’t love some shopping? I love shopping and had an incredible time at the Shops of Buckhead. I felt like I was on Rodeo Dr in LA. It’s actually amazing how many different shops there are at Buckhead. Some of my favorite shops are not something that are just down the road from me. I especially loved having access to shops like Jimmy Choo, La Perla, Kit Ace, or Dior.

The Shops of Buckhead

Visit Ponce De Market 

This was such a unique market to experience, I loved it. Ponce City Market has so much to offer. From the classic structure to the Central Food Hall. We had some delicious Puerto Rican Caribbean food at El Super Pan. The margaritas were just an added bonus.

There are several places to dine at. I heard H&F Burger was pretty yummy too. I’ll have to check them out on my next visit. Don’t forget, you can’t leave without purchasing some macaroons! A visit to Ponce De Market is a must while in Atlanta.

macaroons

Visit Skyline Park 

While at Ponce De Market, take an old freight elevator up to the rooftop. If you want to see some spectacular views of Atlanta, this is a cool way to see it! While you are up there, grab some drinks or food and have some fun. There are games, mini golf, and slides. You’ll feel like you are at a carnival. Admission is only $10 for adults.

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Behind scenes tour of Fox Theater

I love everything about the Fox.  They never disappoint with their beautiful theater, exemplary service, and incredible shows & performances. A behind the scenes tour is a must do when you are in Atlanta.

Jimmy Carter Library and MLK Jr National Historic Site

Are you really into history? Then I highly recommend visiting Jimmy Carter Library and MLK Jr National Historic Site while in Atlanta. Did you know that Atlanta is of only two cities in the World to be home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners – Jimmy Carter (2002) and Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964).

Visit Farmers Market

The Atlanta Farmer’s Market is known to be one of the largest farmer’s market of its kind.  Something that everyone should visit when in Atlanta. Your eyes won’t believe all of the activities and retail available plus you can purchase delicious, fresh fruit an veggies at a great price!

Atlanta Movie Tours

With Atlanta being a popular city for the filming industry, you definitely should go on an Atlanta Movie Tour. There are a variety of movie tours to choose from like Hunger Games, Gone With the Wind, Marvel’s Avengers and many others. The guides are experienced actors with inside knowledge. Bring your camera-you’ll want to snap some photos!

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

You will capture some of the most stunning gardens you will ever see at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens bring a whole new meaning to beauty. It is especially pretty to visit in the Spring and Fall. During Christmas, they have the annual Garden Lights.

Atlanta Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

New to Atlanta or just visiting? Make sure you check out the Atlanta Convention & Visitor’s Bureau while you are here. Experience Atlanta in a whole new way and start adding to that bucket list. No matter where you visit, be sure to slow down, relax and enjoy this beautiful city!

Things to Do in Atlanta - Atlanta bucket list

Have you ever been to Atlanta? What is on your bucket list?



I was invited as a guest to SITSum Event in Atlanta. Tours, food, and accomodations were included and complimentary on behalf of Atlanta CVB and sponsors. However, all opinions are my 100% my own.

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Winona is the author of Southern Family Lifestyle, a national blog focusing on food, family and travel. Her site was nominated this year as the Top 10 Parenting blogs in Atlanta according to Care.com. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family and cook. Winona and her husband have four children and five grandchildren living in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia.

10 Comments

  1. Gloria Walshver says:
    Never knew they had such interesting landmarks to visit inn Atlanta.
  2. Thanks for the info. Marilyn
  3. It definitely sounds like there are a lot of fun things to do in Atlanta! I have never been, but hopefully some day! I would like to take my whole family.
  4. gloria patterson says:
    I was in atlanta once for 2 days and it was all business no time for anything else. On my want to visit again and really see atlanta
  5. Kristin C says:
    I'd also recommend the aquarium
  6. nidhi chauhan says:
    This would be very useful while planning out trip to Atlanta. thanks for sharing.
  7. I have learn so much very informative.Thanks for sharing
  8. DENISE LOW says:
    Thank you for the information. I have been through Atlanta.
  9. Babette Thurston says:
    Wow! I have been to Atlanta many times in my life, but mostly to go to Six Flags or Stone Mountain. Which the later is a favorite of mine because it holds such fond memories with loved ones that have passed on. Your list includes some that I didn't even know about! Would love to visit and stay awhile!
  10. wow atlanta looks so much fun. i love the Visit Skyline Park which looks so intresting and a must visit on my wish list.

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