How to Spend a Weekend in Atlanta

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The city of Atlanta is brimming with countless events, activities, and attractions to keep you busy through the weekend. If you’re planning on heading to the city for a three-day vacation, here’s our guide to spending the best weekend ever in this delightful town.


Start your weekend by indulging in Atlanta’s delicious food scene and head on over to the elegant and modern Watershed on Peachtree. Here, you’ll find creamy jumbo sea scallops and spiced-rubbed flounder on the dinner menu, as well as caramelized banana pudding and heavenly apple cheesecake for dessert. With a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere and fantastic food, it’s an excellent way to kick off your weekend in the city.

Friday night is also the perfect time to explore the city’s art and cinema attractions. One the second Friday of the month, head to the historic Castleberry Hill art district for a stroll through different art galleries. On the third Friday of the month, try visiting the High Museum of Art for local jazz bands and fun art gatherings. For those who enjoy watching films, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History features Martinis and Imax events that showcase several funk bands. To cap it all off, the Plaza Theatre holds a weekly midnight showing of the fun and alternative Rocky Horror Picture Show.


By Saturday, you’ll be ready to visit some of Atlanta’s world-famous attractions! Start by visiting the beautiful Georgia Aquarium, which is home to thousands of different animal species. Visitors can interact with Beluga whales, party with the penguins, and even get an in-depth look at behind-the-seas tours. Next, visit the classic World of Coca-Cola, where you can learn about one of the most popular beverages of all time. Your entire family will love discovering the fault of the secret formula, tasting different Coca-Cola flavors from around the world, and watching interesting films on the product’s pop culture.

Get a front row seat of the ocean's creatures at the Georgia Aquarium.
Get a front row seat of the ocean’s creatures at the Georgia Aquarium.


With nearly 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, the College Football Hall of Fame is a must-see for any sports fan. Whether you test your abilities in the skill zone, run a few plays in the playing field, or walk through the hall of fame, you’re guaranteed to have a fun time. After hitting the showers, head on over to the CNN Studio Tour, where visitors can get an up-close view of the exciting world of broadcasting.


End your weekend in Atlanta by spending some time in the great outdoors. At the thrilling Stone Mountain theme park, you can stretch your legs, enjoy the fresh air, and experience fun attractions such as the Summit Skyride and Snow Mountain tubing. The park also has great opportunities for family camping and outdoor music festivals as well.

Before heading home, stop at the colorful Sun in My Belly restaurant for a delicious last meal. Serving craft beers, a tasty seasonal menu, and plenty of yummy kid’s options, the cafe boasts a relaxing atmosphere that’s perfect for ending your time in Atlanta on a high note.

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