Atlanta is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic cities in the South. Hometown pride is abundant here, as is hospitality. The only thing Atlanta residents like more than bragging about their city is showing newcomers around.
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Starlight Six Drive-In
A local fixture since 1949, the Starlight has a tailgate atmosphere that Ardra adores.
The Porter Beer Bar
Find 30 beers on draft and more than 300 by the bottle at this modern tap house.
Thumbs Up Diner
Patrick says this five-location chain has the "best multigrain pancakes anywhere."
Chops Lobster Bar
Melt-in-your-mouth lobster tails.
Fantastic Italian food, and a secret patio.
Dive deep but stay dry while viewing otters, beluga whales and manta rays — oh my!
Dad’s Garage Theatre
Outrageous improv every weekend, along with wildly creative scripted productions.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Get away from it all just 23 miles north of downtown at this lush 127-acre park.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
One step inside and you'll never know you’re smack in the center of the city, says Chad.
Jim 'N Nick's BAR-B-Q
This southern chain knows how to do barbecue right — by slow-cooking meats overnight.