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Midtown Atlanta

Midtown Atlanta

Our most recommended things to do in Midtown Atlanta

Atlanta: 1.5-Hour Highlight Trolley Tour

1. Atlanta: 1.5-Hour Highlight Trolley Tour

Explore all the most popular and historic areas of Atlanta, the capitol of the south on this guided trolley tour. Discover top attractions like the area where Martin Luther King was raised and greenspaces like Inman Park and Ansley Park. 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. Cuise 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 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus

2. Atlanta 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus

Tour Atlanta from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Visit everything from Downtown to Buckhead with stops at Civil War Battleground sites and the Swan House. Take a walk along the BeltLine and admire the Buckhead mansions. From Peachtree Center, head to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park for an in-depth look at the life of Dr. King. Continue to Krog Street Market and witness the reinvention of Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. Walk along the BeltLine trail and admire the public art installations. Stop at the booming Ponce City Market - the area's largest adaptive reuse project which houses the Central Food Hall and various shops. Treat yourself at the CNN Center before continuing to Buckhead. Relax on the bus and let your guide take you on a tour of the homes of the rich and the famous in this beautiful neighborhood. See other historical sites, including The Swan House which was featured in "The Hunger Games."

Atlanta Electric Car City Tour

3. Atlanta Electric Car City Tour

Learn all about the history of Atlanta and explore some of its most exciting areas on a 90-minute journey via electric car. Explore the city far away from all its main tourist-crowded areas downtown. Discover some of its most historic and eclectic neighborhoods like Inman Park, Atlanta's first planned suburb; Old Fourth Ward, the birthplace of the civil rights movement and home to Dr. Martin Luther King; Georgia Institute of Technology; the Martin Luther King Jr Historic Site; and Midtown Atlanta, with its thriving bars, cafes, and colorful lifestyle. The Atlanta Experience tour is perfect for both tourists and locals wanting to learn more about the city's history. Whether a first-time visitor or an Atlanta resident, you will leave with a new found love and affection for this great southern city.

Atlanta: Center for Puppetry Arts, Worlds of Puppetry Museum

4. Atlanta: Center for Puppetry Arts, Worlds of Puppetry Museum

Discover the history of puppetry in The Global Collection. The collection celebrates puppetry traditions in major cultures from around the world. Highlighting the history of puppetry in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, learn how puppets have been used as a teaching and communication tool. See puppets organized by continent, and find artifacts displayed with rich, contextual backdrops, and hands-on interactives that encourage patrons to immerse themselves in puppetry traditions from around the world.  Explore the interactive Jim Henson Collection, displaying the work of the creator of The Muppets. Follows Henson’s prolific imagination chronologically, and explore environments that typified the master puppeteer’s world, such as Jim’s Office and the Television Studio. In addition to learning how Henson’s characters came to life and are still performed, see iconic puppets such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

Atlanta: Downtown, Midtown or Eastside Segway Tour

5. Atlanta: Downtown, Midtown or Eastside Segway Tour

Discover Atlanta in a fun and exciting way by gliding around on Segway. Learn about the rich culture and history as you explore some of the eclectic neighborhoods of this fascinating southern city. Choose one of three tours to explore different parts of Atlanta. Each segway tour begins with a 15-20 minute training session so that you feel safe and comfortable as you hit the streets on these vehicles.  On the Eastside Atlanta 2.5-hour tour, see the historic sites and neighborhoods of Atlanta on a relaxed tour that takes an in-depth look at the city’s history and culture. Meet your group at the meeting point and set off, avoiding the busy sidewalks and congested streets. Go to the Inman Park neighborhood to explore Atlanta's first planned suburb, established back in the 1890’s. Continue to the Martin Luther King National Park, located at his boyhood home on Auburn Avenue. Explore the traditionally African American neighborhood of Old Fourth Ward (O4W), where King grew up. Go to the Historic Oakland Cemetery, one of Atlanta’s largest green spaces. Cruise through Grant Park, Atlanta’s oldest public park, and look out for the renovated mill in the artistic Cabbagetown district. Along the way, your guide will stop to introduce you to some of the city's specialty stores and there may even be the chance for food tastings along the way.  On the Midtown Atlanta 2.5-hour tour, experience the soaring skyscrapers and leafy neighborhoods of Atlanta and enjoy great views of architecture and urban nature. Pass the modern skyscrapers of the Midtown Business District en route to the lovely houses of Ansley Park. Marvel at a diverse range of building styles, from opulent Tudor homes to Craftsmen and Italian Renaissance buildings in the heart of the city. Discover one of the fastest growing areas of Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park, bordered by many of the city's top attractions. Glide into Midtown, known for its diversity of restaurants that you cane come back and visit some of them after the tour. Pass the Georgia Institute of Technology, one of America’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Then, escape the hustle and bustle of the city center as you roll past the lush landscape of Atlanta Botanical Garden. Continue to Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, always alive with a range of outdoor activities.  The Downtown Atlanta 90-minute evening tour is a leisurely journey through historic Downtown Atlanta. From Atlanta’s early beginnings, the Centennial Olympics, and current day expansion. Come and see why the city is noted as the Capitol of the south. See sites including the Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Headquarters, World of Coke, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and Georgia State University. Venture into the historic Fairlie Poplar district of downtown. This tour is great for picture opportunities. You will learn, explore, and get sound recommendations on restaurants and other things to do in the area.

Atlanta: Hauntings, Ghouls, and Phantoms Walking Tour

6. Atlanta: Hauntings, Ghouls, and Phantoms Walking Tour

Join a tour to see the dark side of Atlanta, one of the most haunted cities in the USA. Start your tour at Babs Midtown, where a violent, haunted house used to sit. From there, you will wind through six other historic, spooky locations in the city. Unearth the story of an experimental doctor with bodies hidden in his basement. Visit a Goodwill Donation Center plagued by the spirits of cursed dolls and statues. Investigate the mysterious activity at Stone Summit Climbing and Fitness Center.  Choose the 1.5-hour extended tour to unlock four additional haunted spots, including the Biltmore Ballrooms, where the victims of a 1970s plane crash still roam. Immerse yourself in the strange energy of the city and have a few spooky stories to take home with you. 

Atlanta: Food Tour of Inman Park and the Atlanta Beltline

7. 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: Food & Cocktail Tour

8. 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: Drag Queen Guided Pub Crawl and Cabaret Show

9. Atlanta: Drag Queen Guided Pub Crawl and Cabaret Show

Experience the boisterous party scene that Atlanta's known for on an exciting pub crawl led by a fun-loving drag queen. Enjoy a night of shameless fun with neverending jokes, dance-offs, sing-alongs, and even a cabaret show at the hands of your unique guide. Grab a cocktail or one of the many drink specials and prepare to party the night away. Visit the biggest local hotspots on a special tour perfect for bachelor parties, birthday celebrations, and even single travelers looking to make some friends. End the night with an interactive cabaret show. Get to watch your guide in action, performing in full drag and entertaining the crowd with controversial jokes, dances, and more. Don't miss out on the experience of a lifetime and make the most of your visit to Atlanta with a fun night out.

Atlanta: BeltLine Food, Cocktails and Street Art Tour

10. Atlanta: BeltLine Food, Cocktails and Street Art Tour

Experience Atlanta's most popular walking trail, the BeltLine, through its food and outdoor art on this fun walking tour. Sample popular local restaurants to get a taste of Atlanta's foodie scene, from Southern fried green tomatoes to Detroit-style pizza to New Orleans beignets and more. Plus, if you like chocolate, you'll love our stop at a chocolate factory, where you can taste bites from around the world. Along the way, learn secrets behind some of the city's most vibrant murals and sculptures, including ties to Hollywood. There is even a secret artist experience for you! Come away with a better sense of how this massive urban renewal project is completely reinventing Atlanta, and giving locals a place to express their creative spirit.

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What people are saying about Midtown Atlanta

Overall rating

4.8
(138 reviews)

Katie our guide was wonderful, she was fun and knowledgeable. Goldie was a great driver. I learned a lot, saw some great sights and got some great suggestions for the rest of my trip in Atlanta. I highly recommend.

Kesser and Goldie were awesome! I loved all the fun facts and personal recommendations we were provided.

I loved hearing the history of the buildings in the area. And the different restaurants

Entertaining and knowledgeable guide. Would recommend this tour.

It went really well. The guide and driver were excellent.