Welcome to Atlanta


The New South

With more than six million residents in the metro and outlying areas, Atlanta continues to experience explosive growth thanks to domestic transplants and international immigrants alike. Beyond the big-ticket Downtown attractions you will find a constellation of superlative restaurants, a palpable Hollywood influence (Atlanta is a hugely popular film-production center) and iconic African American history. That last point can't be overstated: any nationwide African American intellectual, political and artistic movement you can mention either had its genesis in Atlanta, or found a center of gravity here.

City in a Forest

Without natural boundaries to control development, it's fair to say Atlanta is more a region than a city. Yet for all its sprawl and suburbanization, there is a lovely urban core covered with trees – some 36% of the city to be exact, making it one of the most densely forested cities in the US. Magnificent oaks, Southern pines, dogwoods and magnolias pepper the nation's ninth largest metro area, a refuge for 343 parks, nature preserves, gardens and public spaces. Among the green is the ongoing Atlanta BeltLine, transforming the city's urban core and cutting a cinematic path through the canopy.

A Civil Rights Giant

Martin Luther King Jr, the quintessential figure of the Civil Rights movement and arguably America's greatest leader, was born and raised in Atlanta, the son of a preacher and choir leader. His lineage was significant not only because he followed his father to the pulpit of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, but also because his political speeches rang out with a preacher's inflections. King remains one of the most respected figures of the 20th century and is Atlanta's quintessential African American hero, his legacy emblazoned across the city's historic Sweet Auburn district, home to the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site.

Fried Green Refinement

Atlanta is a quirky and cultured metroplex, with world-class museums, theater and arts. The economy is robust, the population is young and creative, and the social scene is refreshingly diverse. Distinct neighborhoods are like friendly small towns, rife with pristinely preserved historic homes and thoroughfares of hip bars, cozy coffee shops and independent shopping. And the food? Be it classic Southern eats such as pecan pie, fried chicken and pimento cheese; innovative, chef-driven New American foodie haunts; or ethnic holes-in-the-wall, Atlanta's dining scene is a culinary juggernaut.


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$36 Cultural & Theme Tours

Atlanta City Electric Car Guided, 90-Minute Sightseeing Tour

You’ll meet your driver-guide at the American Hotel, located at 160 Ted Turner Drive NW and hop in a comfortable electric vehicle that seats five, plus the driver.(Note: Georgia State child seat laws require that all participants must be at least 8 years old and/or 4'9". Infants and toddlers are not able to join this tour). In 90 minutes, you’ll cover 15 miles (24km) in the heart of the city, discovering the history and culture of the ‘Capitol of the South.’ You can chat with your guide throughout the tour in your quiet, eco-friendly electric car! Set out from downtown on a drive through some of the city's historic neighborhoods. You’ll journey to the Old Fourth Ward, where the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park commemorates the life and legacy of the famous civil rights leader. Pass by Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King’s father and grandfather both were ministers. See Historic Inman Park, Atlanta’s first-planned suburb and a former site of brutal Civil War battles. Next you’ll explore Midtown Atlanta, a buzzing neighborhood filled with some of the city’s hottest restaurants, bars, clubs and hotels. Marvel at the intricate Moorish design of the Fox Theater, a premiere spot for live entertainment. Cruise by the Georgia Institute of Technology, a top research university. Your knowledgeable guide will share fun facts and history about each of the sites. You’ll catch a glimpse of CNN Center, which serves as the world headquarters for the television news station, and spy the modern architecture of the World of Coca-Cola, a museum of earth's most famous soft drink. After a comprehensive 90-minute tour of Atlanta’s highlights, you’ll be returned to the starting point to end your tour.

$25 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Walking Dead TV Show Filming Locations Walking Tour

The Touring Dead Walking Tour is specifically geared for fans of The Walking Dead. Also, included along the route are locations used in other "deadly" productions in Senoia, such as Pet Sematary Two, Drop Dead Diva, and Buddy's demise on Fried Green Tomatoes.Walk from Woodbury to Alexandria in just two miles from Seasons 3 - 5 of The Walking Dead as well as current filming for Season 6.  Stroll past vans carrying stars from set to base camp. You never know who you might get to see or even meet! Look out for Walkers, join the stalkers and be among all the activity of the hustle and bustle of the film crew and equipment while filming occurs. This walking tour also includes such famous sites as: • The Veterinary Office and hometown in Maine of Geoff and his dad, Chase, from Pet Sematary Two • The four-way intersection where Grayson was plowed down on Drop Dead Divainally • Hear the sound of the whistle of the train that Buddy couldn't get away from in Fried Green Tomatoes

$69 Cultural & Theme Tours

Atlanta Walking Dead Tour with Guide, Part 1: Big Zombie Tour

Travel aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach equipped with TV screens, so that you can watch clips while arriving at the site where that exact scene was filmed. With the clip fresh in your mind, disembark at select locations to stroll around the area and learn from your guide about that episode. Your knowledgeable guide provides insight into the filming process and gives you plenty of time for photo opportunities and rest breaks throughout your tour. Hear what happens on set and get a chance to show off your Walking Dead knowledge during a trivia game - you might even win a prize! All of the guides have worked on set, share insider stories and are happy to answer your questions. Plus, you get to meet fellow TWD fans and compare your favorite scenes and characters. An insider’s look into the filming locations of 'The Walking Dead’ in Atlanta: There’s the hospital where it all started for a certain sheriff, the Goat Farm where the “Vatos” episode was filmed and a stop at the iconic Jackson Street Bridge for a cover shot and selfie.

$82.68 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Atlanta CityPASS, including Atlanta's Top Tourist Attractions

Atlanta CityPASS® tickets include prepaid admission to Atlanta’s top attractions and save travelers 40% off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. Extra perk: CityPASS travelers skip most main-entrance ticket lines. CityPASS tickets are valid for nine consecutive days, beginning with the first day of use.  Spend less, experience more. Buy now and save 40%. Includes admission to 5 must-see attractions:Georgia Aquarium – Expedited Entry with Anytime Pass: one-time entry to all galleries, AT&T Dolphin Celebration, sea lion presentation, and The 4D Funbelievable Theater. Presentations and exhibitions based on first-come, first-served availability.World of Coca-Cola – General Admission with expedited entry during peak attendance periods.CNN Studio Tours – Admission to a Behind-the-Scenes Tour Space is limited and often sells out during peak times; call in advance to make a reservation (same-day reservations not available).Option Ticket 1: Zoo Atlanta – General Admission OR National Center for Civil and Human Rights – General AdmissionOption Ticket 2: Fernbank Museum of Natural History – General Admission to indoor and outdoor exhibits, nature trails and dinosaur adventures OR Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame – General Admission to interactive exhibits and indoor playing field

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Atlanta Segway Tour: Midtown Sightseeing

Meet your guide at the The American Hotel, conveniently located one block away from Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. Start with a detailed orientation to the Segway and have time to practice and get comfortable with the controls. When you’re ready, step onto the Segway and follow your guide through Midtown Atlanta. Cruise past the tall towers of the Midtown business district followed by the stately homes of Ansley Park, with architectural styles that include Tudor, Craftsman and Italian Renaissance. Nearby, wheel through part of Piedmont Park, a large green space with miles of paved walking and biking paths, ample event space, picnic areas and playgrounds.  Pause with your small group in front of the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum to hear more about the Atlanta journalist who lived here, where she wrote her famous novel Gone With the Wind. Just across the street, your guide points out the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, which features a free museum with exhibits about the history of money and a glimpse of automated forklifts that move piles of dollars around the bank vaults. Not far away you see the campus of a top research university: Georgia Institute of Technology. Roll a little further to admire the ornate Moorish design of the Fox Theater, a favorite venue for live entertainment. Nearby, you find the Midtown restaurant district and learn from your guide about some of the best spots to eat and drink in the hopping neighborhood. Wind your way back to your starting point, passing Centennial Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympics, Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. With the ease of the Segway, you get a fun spin around Midtown while enjoying frequent stops to take in the sights and hear about Atlanta’s history from your knowledgeable guide before returning to the original start point.

$75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Atlanta 3.5-Hour Southern Food Walking Tour with Food Expert

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sweet Auburn, Atlanta, GeorgiaSweet Auburn is a historically African-American area, closely associated with the Civil Rights movement. It's known for its street art, hip bars, and eateries.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours, Atlanta, GeorgiaYour Atlanta food tour takes you off-the-beaten path to Atlanta's historic downtown neighborhoods to try 15 mouth-watering tastings from 7 restaurants and food shops. The 3.5 hour small group tour will introduce you to the history and diversity of Southern food as you try soul food, barbecue, Lowcountry cuisine, Creole-style candies, and today’s newest Southern specialties.Your guide will entertain and inform you on the easy 2 mile walk with stories and insights into the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta yesterday and today, and the city’s food culture. In fact, some guests have said that this is the best value in the city because it's both a food tour and a history tour in one!  You'll be introduced to neighborhoods and stories about Atlanta that even locals don’t know!  Feed your belly and your mind with Atlanta's most unique culinary experience.Tasting Locations Include: • Paschal's: the unofficial headquarters of the Civil Rights Movement • Smoke Ring: contemporary barbecue • Arden's Garden: Atlanta's oldest juicery • Just Add Honey: boutique tea company • Panbury's or Grindhouse Killer Burgers: amazing meat pies or burgers  • Metro Deli: classic soul food • Miss D's Pralines: Creole-style candy shopImportant Note: If you have food allergies or restrictions (such as vegetarian, gluten-free, or allergy restrictions) or if any person in your group doesn't drink alcohol, please advise prior to the tour. Tour includes pork, beef, and nuts, but there are substitutions if you notify local operator in advance by specifying at the time of booking in the 'special requirements' field.Duration: 3 hours 30 minutesStop At: The Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Atlanta, GeorgiaReferred to as the Curb Market by locals, it houses thirty local businesses, including produce, butchers, seafood, a full service​ bakery, a cooking school, pharmacy and ten of the most popular eateries in the city.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: John Lewis Mural, Atlanta, Georgia John Lewis was a founding leader of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, as well as, a civil rights activist.