Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Midtown

High Museum of Art

Atlanta's modern High Museum was the first to exhibit art from Paris' Louvre and is a destination as much for its architecture as its world-class exhibits. The striking whitewashed multilevel building houses a perma…
Top Choice Music in Midtown

Music Midtown

Atlanta's biggest and best music festival, a two-day Piedmont Park extravaganza that attracts the biggest names in music. The 2017 lineup included Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, Wiz Khalifa, Bastille and Weezer.
Brewery in Midtown

Orpheus Brewing

An elevated patio overlooking an outcrop of Piedmont Park is where the visual experience at Orpheus Brewing ends – a visit here is about the brews, not the views. New double-hop IPAs, wild fermentations, dry-hopped …
New American in Midtown

Federal

Atlanta staple chef Shaun Doty has returned to his kitchen roots at this glam bistro serving everything from a $16 burger to high-end cast-iron steaks ($48 to $62). Doty's Sardinian flatbread is a sought-after Atlan…
Southern US in Midtown

Empire State South

This rustic-hip Midtown bistro serves imaginative New Southern fare and it does not disappoint, be it at breakfast ($7.50 to $11) or throughout the remains of the day. It makes its own bagels, the attention to coffe…
Museum in Midtown

Center for Puppetry Arts

A wonderland for visitors of all ages and hands down one of Atlanta's most unique attractions, the museum – expanded in 2015 – houses a treasury of puppets, some of which you get to operate yourself. A major additio…
Arts Center in Midtown

Woodruff Arts Center

This arts complex contains within its campus the High Museum, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Alliance Theatre.
Live Performance in Midtown

Apache Café

An eclectic performance-art venue for hip-hop, spoken-word poetry and soul artists on the rise. It's a must-stop for those looking to dive into Atlanta's diverse African American music scene.
Park in Midtown

Piedmont Park

A glorious, rambling urban park and the setting of many cultural and music festivals. The park has fantastic bike paths and a Saturday Green Market.
LGBT in Midtown

Atlanta Pride Festival

Atlanta's annual LGBT festival, one of the oldest and largest in the USA.