This city has deep community roots — and live music around every corner.
From museums and music venues to vintage shopping and eclectic neighborhoods, getting lost in the mix can be easy — and that’s all part of Atlanta’s charm. The special thing about A-Town is the community roots, which are easily felt in each neighborhood. Whether it’s taking in all the murals from local artists or having a conversation with one of the many chefs who call Atlanta home, you’ll quickly learn that this city was built on the entrepreneurial spirit of its residents (and their collaborations).
- East Atlanta Village
- Little Five Points
The Downtown neighborhood is absolutely packed with things to see and do. Visit aquatic life in the Georgia Aquarium, get lost in the gorgeous works within the walls of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and take in the history behind your favorite soda at the World of Coca-Cola.
East Atlanta Village
East Atlanta Village may be small (you can walk from end to end in less than 20 minutes), but it’s mighty when it comes to music venues and a lively bar scene. Don't miss the Earl, which showcases regional acts, and 529, a venue hosting the best of Atlanta’s rock and metal talents.
Dining, Live Music
Little Five Points
Little Five Points is full of unique goods and vintage items you aren’t likely to find anywhere else. You could spend an entire day digging through pile upon pile of vintage duds. And before you leave, make sure to hit up one of the area's well-trafficked record shops.
Record Shops, Vintage Shops
Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood is a cultural hub, but it’s beautifully balanced by Piedmont Park’s natural (and very walkable) trails and the city’s botanical gardens. Both are fantastic places to get a little lost in the afternoon before hitting up a high-energy comedy club or getting your hand stamped at a local music venue.
Museums, Dining, Parks
Stay in The Center of it All
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Spend a Musical Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia
Shop for Vintage Treasures
Spend the day shopping in Atlanta’s coolest vintage shops and snagging coffee from its hippest cafés in the Little Five Points neighborhood. End the day with dinner at a nostalgia-laden drive-in and enjoy live music at a venue that was once a bank.
Explore East Atlanta Village
Kick the morning off in the East Atlanta Village taking in the Living Walls Project murals with a break for snacks at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market. Score tickets to see a new musical act and grab a bite before dancing the night away.
Soak in the Culture Downtown
Get ready for a day of museums. First up, head downtown to check out the Georgia Aquarium, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and the famed World of Coca-Cola. Toast to your weekend getaway with dinner at the iconic Bacchanalia followed by a nightcap with a side of shuffleboard.