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Atlanta: 1.5-Hour Highlight Trolley Tour

1. Atlanta: 1.5-Hour Highlight Trolley Tour

Explore all the most popular and historic areas of the “Capitol of the South.” Hop aboard the Trolley in Atlanta’s downtown and hear the stories and history of this southern metropolis. This trolley tour is an excellent way to get the lay of the land and open your eyes to all the things you can do in Atlanta. Cruise by the Old 4th Ward, the neighborhood where Martin Luther King Jr. grew up, which is now filled with artisanal restaurants and stores. Discover areas such as Centennial Olympic Park, Inman Park, and Ansley Park.

Atlanta: Haunted Buildings and Ghosts Tour

2. Atlanta: Haunted Buildings and Ghosts Tour

Join a tour to see the dark side of Atlanta, one of the USA's most haunted cities. Listen to fun yet honest accounts of the hauntings that are so prevalent across Atlanta. Your experienced tour guide will take you to all the most paranormal hotspots in Midtown and unveil its deep dark secrets. You'll hear about encounters with the spirits of those killed on the MARTA tracks near Sivas Hookah Lounge. Listen to stories about the entities attached to items at the Goodwill Donation Center, and those that linger at the Fox Theatre, along with many other entertaining and chilling tales. Whatever the story, this tour will be sure to take you on a journey through the city’s rich history, with plenty of Intensively researched ghost stories that will make your heart jump.

Atlanta: Food & Cocktail Tour

3. Atlanta: Food & Cocktail Tour

Explore the flavors of the city, beyond the Coca-Cola museum and Georgia Aquarium. Visitors and locals alike can dine with this local provider in a safe, sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.  These tours are professionally certified by Food Tour Pros, members of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, and advisors to the Global Food Tours Association. On this tour, you can trust you are with the pros. As the official food tour company of Atlanta, Georgia, the local provider will provide a foodie experience centered in the neighborhood of Midtown Atlanta. Visit a handful of famous and hidden gem restaurants that will offer special curated menu items prepared just for you. In between restaurant stops you'll learn about the neighborhood, the city's history and even learn why there are so many Peachtree streets.

Atlanta: Food Tour of Inman Park and the Atlanta Beltline

4. Atlanta: Food Tour of Inman Park and the Atlanta Beltline

Experience delicious Southern Food in all its wondrous forms, from traditional to modern - often with a twist. This small-group tour only takes you to locally-owned restaurants who have won "best-of" awards for their food. In total, visit 6 award-winning restaurants with tastings at each. Some tastings will be smaller, others will be larger, but in total it equals a satisfying lunchtime meal, so come hungry! Atlanta is a city of small, interconnected neighborhoods, and historic Inman Park is one of the city’s most beloved. Over the years, it's become one of the city’s premier foodie destinations. While walking between restaurants, you'll meander through the street of Inman Park and hear the history of how this posh suburb from the 1890s became blighted in the 1960s before being resettled by urban pioneers who renovated the dilapidated Victorian homes, bringing the neighborhood back to its former glory. Then, you'll get the chance to explore the city’s rich arts scene as you walk along the Eastside Trail of Atlanta’s Beltline. The former railroad tracks have been transformed into a pedestrian trail winding through the city. This takes you over to the Krog Street Market, voted one of the country’s top food halls, offering a variety of delicious eats. This will be the final stop on the tour - about a 15 minute walk from where it started.

Atlanta: Martin Luther King Historic District Walking Tour

5. Atlanta: Martin Luther King Historic District Walking Tour

Hear the story of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in a way that you’ve never heard it before. Walk the same streets that MLK once walked. Visit the places where he worked, lived, and worshipped. Even Atlanta natives will gain a deeper understanding of the community’s contribution to American history on this moving tour. Listen to amazing stories of civil rights leaders that seamlessly weave through the history of MLK, the movement, and the city of Atlanta. Learn about Dr. King with a visit to the Freedom Hall of the King Center. Step into the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where MLK served as co-pastor with his father. Visit Prince Hall Grand Lodge, which was the headquarters of the SCLC during the 1960s. Take in the phenomenal views at the Jackson Street Bridge. By the end of the tour, you'll walk away with a deeper understanding of Martin Luther King.

Atlanta: Grant Park Past & Future Food Tour

6. Atlanta: Grant Park Past & Future Food Tour

Delve into the future of Southern cuisine while exploring Atlanta’s deep past in this fun food tour through one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods. Try 8 modern and Southern fusion tastings from 3 locally owned food stops on a 2.5 to 3-hour small-group tour, including a jaunt through historic Oakland Cemetery. Start out with a tasting at a restaurant and then proceed to beautiful Oakland Cemetery; full of history and gardens, sculpture and architecture, ancient oaks and magnolias. Next, stop for a flavorful cocktail, and another tasting. Lastly, finish with a mouthwatering dessert at a bakery which has received a James Beard Award for their delicious treats. After a 1.2-mile walk, end the tour in the same place you started from.

Atlanta: Downtown Atlanta Exploration Game

7. Atlanta: Downtown Atlanta Exploration Game

Explore highlights of Downtown Atlanta on this engaging phone game. See a 250-million-dollar aquarium, learn more about the area’s culture, visit one of the best arcades and breakfast joints in the region, and more. Start the game at Georgia Aquarium. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location.  It will take between 1-1.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Atlanta: From Civil War to Civil Rights Private Tour

8. Atlanta: From Civil War to Civil Rights Private Tour

Start the tour with a stop at Cabbagetown - a historic cotton mill-town established in the late 19th century which still retains its unique and historical architecture. Then head over to Inman Park to see the site of the Battle of Atlanta. Marvel at the many decorative Victorian homes in the neighborhood including the home of the founder of Coca Cola.  Next, continue on to Oakland Cemetery - a garden cemetery which is the final resting place for various historical figures including Civil War soldiers, the author of Gone with the Wind, and the founder of The Masters Golf Tournament. Visit numerous locations associated with the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the leader of the Civil Rights movement including his birthplace, church, and final resting place. Finally, end the tour at Sweet Auburn Curb Market - Atlanta's only public market located on what was known in the early 20th century as the richest African-American street in the world.

Atlanta: Martin Luther King Life & Legacy Exploration Game

9. Atlanta: Martin Luther King Life & Legacy Exploration Game

Explore Atlanta with a self-guided exploration game and learn more about the life of civil rights campaigner, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Solve puzzles and clues on the app to experience a uniquely crafted account of his life, curated by expert writers and researchers. Start the game at 501 Auburn Avenue and explore at your own pace. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. See the International Civil Rights Hall of Fame, the Memorial Mural, the Tomb of Dr. and Mrs. King, as well as many other local landmarks within the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. Pause the game at any time to explore points of interest further on a fully self-guided adventure. Resume your tour from any location where you paused it. Finally, finish up at the “Behold” statue by Patrick Morelli, located in front of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King was co-pastor until his assassination in 1968.

Atlanta: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

10. Atlanta: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Experience Atlanta, Georgia, on a self-guided tour via an app that functions as a guide, narrator, and map in one. This tour has been developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. The walking tour begins at Centennial Olympic Park. Learn about the 1996 Olympic Games and the shocking bombing that went unsolved for an entire year. Enjoy animated videos that let you visualize what you cannot see, such as different centuries or interior rooms. Swing by the World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta’s most popular attraction. Experience all sorts of quirky exhibits, colorful tidbits of history, and coke flavors from around the world. After that, stop at the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the United States. See enormous whale sharks and more thanks to the aquarium’s 10-million-gallon tank. Continuing downtown, hear about the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917. Learn about the astonishing blaze that left a whopping 10 percent of the city homeless. If you know where to look, you can still find evidence of the fire. Keep exploring downtown and tune in to the city’s entertainment business, from Hollywood to hip-hop. If you want to get a birds-eye view of Atlanta’s gorgeous downtown, hop on board the SkyView Atlanta Ferris wheel next. Pass the APEX Museum, dedicated to Black history in Atlanta. Then, turn back the clock to a time before the Civil Rights Movement, when half of Atlanta’s population wasn’t allowed to vote. Step into the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical District and walk to his birthplace, Auburn Ave. Hear the whole story of King, from his formative years to his studies in the ministry and, finally, his world-changing activism. Stop by the World Peace Rose Garden and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Learn Gandhi’s importance to King and the Civil Rights Movement as a whole. Next, walk to the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame. Hear about King’s shocking assassination and his enduring legacy. Finally, visit the King Center, hear about Coretta Scott King, and conclude your tour at the home of King’s birth.

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What people are saying about Atlanta

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

What a wonderful experience. The one in one interaction with our guide was wonderful. I definitely recommend this tour. Not only did we get to taste totaly unexpected food, but also got to visit enjoyable locations. I appreciate how LGBTQ friendly this tour was.

It was a fun ride in the heart of Atlanta. Our guide was informative and had great energy. Learned a lot history about the city. My whole family enjoyed our experience!!

The tour was educational and entertaining. It provided a great overview of the city. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth the time and money.

My 16-year-old daughter and I took the tour together and we both loved it and I would take it again when I come back.

Cool guide - very entertaining and informative. Would definitely recommend!