Where to go in Atlanta: Atlanta Neighborhood Tour Guide

Book the hotel in Atlanta that suits you best to ensure that your trip is as relaxing as possible. These few suggestions will help you choose where to go in Atlanta.

Downtown (downtown)

The heart of Downtown Atlanta is a set of high towers occupied by offices. It’s the city’s business centre, located at the intersection of I-75 and I-20 expressways. The shade of the buildings extends over the sidewalks where businessmen in suits walk, but Downtown is also the place where you can find Atlanta’s most popular attractions: the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola Theme Park and the Centennial Olympic Park. The d´intersection point of Atlanta’s subway lines is located under this neighborhood, so it is easy to reach different points in the city from this place. Just to the north is Midtown, while Sweet Auburn extends to the southeast.


North of Downtown, Midtown is home to many of Atlanta’s most important cultural institutions: the High Museum of Art, Margaret Mitchell’s house and Piedmont Park. Midtown is also known for its rich nightlife. The bars on the rooftops of the Crescent Avenue and Peachtree Street buildings allow you to enjoy the panoramic views of Downtown at night, while enjoying a refreshing breeze at d´une East of Midtown, there is the trendy Virginia Highland and the rather bohemian Little Five Points area.


North of Midtown, while staying on the city side of the I-285 expressway, Buckhead is the place to go in Atlanta if you enjoy shopping, fashion and trendy restaurants. Along Peachtree Street, elegant department stores and stylish boutiques decorate their shop windows filled with clothes, while terraced cafés offer you many opportunities to rest your tired feet. There are also a number of distinguished shops and restaurants in Lennox Square and Phipps Plaza. Buckhead is located on a metro line that connects it to downtown attractions.

Perimeter Center

The Perimeter” refers to all the northern suburbs of the city outside the I-285 expressway that surrounds Atlanta. The main attraction of Perimeter Center, north of Buckhead and near the suburb of Sandy Springs, is the huge Perimeter Mall, which offers reasonable prices. Other places of interest, such as Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area National Park and the Buford Highway’s world-class restaurants, are easily accessible from I-285. There are two subway stations near Perimeter Center, one of which is at the Perimeter Mall.


Located on the northwestern edge of Atlanta, Marietta is a quiet residential area. Yet, because of its proximity to Atlanta’s main expressways, I-75 and I-285, it is quickly connected to downtown attractions. Marietta offers several water activities: spend the day canoeing in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, or enjoy the attractions of Six Flags White Water Water Water Park. Marietta also owns the beautifully maintained City Club Marietta golf course.