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Things to do in Midtown Atlanta

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Atlanta Electric Car City Tour

1. 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

2. 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: 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: Drag Queen Guided Pub Crawl and Cabaret Show

4. 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: Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead Highlights Tour

5. Atlanta: Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead Highlights Tour

Experience three days' worth of awe-inspiring sightseeing in a half-day journey. Drive across Atlanta's most popular districts to get a fantastic insight into its culture and history. The tour allows time for up to two stops, so you can explore the destinations of your choice and take some photos. Start off the day in Downtown Atlanta to soak in a fusion of traditional and modern architecture. See Centennial Olympic Park, Underground Atlanta, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and famous TV and movie locations, as well as the historic Sweet Auburn Avenue. Enter Midtown Atlanta, the city's "Heart of the Arts", with attractions such as Fox Theater, Woodruff Arts Center, the Coca-Cola Headquarters, and author Margaret Mitchell's house. Enjoy this eclectic neighborhood as you move on to Buckhead, a modern and elegant residential district. Last but not least, admire the luxury of the Buckhead Mansions and the Swan House. Have a peek at the Governor's Mansion, Atlanta Financial Center, and the chic boutiques and high-end brands at The Shops.

Atlanta: A City in a Forest Private Nature Tour

6. Atlanta: A City in a Forest Private Nature Tour

Start the tour at Piedmont Park and the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta's Central Park. The 189-acre urban green-space is home to more than 30 acres of botany including a 40-foot-tall canopy walk through the forest. Next, continue on to the Ansley Park neighborhood which was the birthplace of Margaret Mitchell. Admire the winding roads, beautiful landscaping, and a variety of architecture predominantly from the early 20th-century.  Next head over to the Olmsted Linear Park which was developed by Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect of NYC’s Central Park. This impressive park is known as the 'front yard' to stately homes in the Druid Hills neighborhood. Finally, explore Grant Park, the oldest park in the city and home to Zoo Atlanta. The 131-acre park is surrounded by the largest collection of Victorian cottages and Craftsman bungalows in the city.

Atlanta: Private City Highlights Tour

7. Atlanta: Private City Highlights Tour

Climb into a private vehicle and begin your tour of downtown Atlanta. Begin on Peachtree Street located along Atlanta’s main thoroughfare and home to one the South’s oldest private clubs, several historic churches, and the site of the deadliest hotel fire in US history. Then head into the Fairlie Poplar Historic District - the commercial heart of the city which contains a range of architectural styles popular in the late 19th and early-20th centuries including Atlanta's Flatiron Building. Then head to the Centennial Olympic Park to see The World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, National Center for Civil Rights, and CNN. Finally, witness the imposing Mercedes Benz Stadium which is home to the Falcons and Atlanta United. Continue the tour with a drive through midtown, where you will see the apartment where the Pulitzer-Prize winning author Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With The Wind. Admire the Fox Theater & Georgian Terrace, a lavishly restored 1920's movie palace. Head into the Ansley Park neighborhood known for its winding roads, beautiful landscaping, and a variety of architecture predominantly from the early 20th-century. Finish this section of the tour at Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Next, see some of the finest architecture in the city in the exclusive neighborhood of Buckhead and Tuxedo Park including the 1920's Swan House which featured in The Hunger Games movies. See numerous sites related to the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the leader of the Civil Rights Movement and step inside the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. Make a quick stop in the Ponce City Market which hosts a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops, apartments, and offices. End the tour with a drive through the Eastside district of the city. Pass by Cabbagetown, one of the 1st textile processing mills built in the South and the restored mansions at Inman Park. End the day with a tour of Grant Park - Atlanta’s oldest city park, home to Zoo Atlanta and a large collection of restored Victorian and Craftsman homes.

Atlanta: Guided Minibus Tour of the City's Hotspots

8. Atlanta: Guided Minibus Tour of the City's Hotspots

Learn all about the history of Atlanta and explore some of its most exciting areas on a 90-minute journey. 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 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, cafés, 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.

Rising from the Ashes: Private Atlanta Architecture Tour

9. Rising from the Ashes: Private Atlanta Architecture Tour

Enjoy a customized, private walking tour and see the phenomenal street art in Atlanta. Admire pieces of art that date back as far as the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Start your tour with a meet and greet from your guide. Then walk around, marvel at the iconic street art, and listen as your guide tells you about this vibrant city's history. Did you know that Atlanta is one of the most diverse artistic cities in the USA? That's right, the art in this city moves; it pops up everywhere, from gallery walls to street tunnels, from warehouses to sidewalks and fences. So ensure you bring your camera as you want to snap photos around. Discover hidden gems in every corner you turn; your guide will take you to see beautiful buildings that emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Walk around, marvel at the iconic street art, and listen as your guide tells you about the history of this vibrant city. Stop at a variety of places, depending on your interests. Stroll through the Cabbagetown, a former mill town that now hosts the annual Forward Warrior mural festival, or walk through the Fairlie-Poplar Historical District, Midtown, or Peachtree Street; the choice is yours. 

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What people are saying about Midtown Atlanta

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 135 reviews

Mira was an excellent tour guide! She elevated our historical knowledge of your great city! We learned so much and so appreciated her expertise, kindness and including us in her large family … of being a “cuz”. Couldn’t think of a better ambassador for your fine city! Thank you, Marti Miller, Janice Bigger and Tom Bigger

I had a great time.. Our guide Katrina she gave us useful information and had a beautiful spirit and personality throughout the whole tour.. I definitely will recommend to my friends and family.

The young lady was kind, knew about the city, and has good driving skills. I really liked the electric car.

The driver was amazing and very knowledgeable about the City. She seemed to genuinely love Atlanta

This was an amazing tour jam packed with lots of interesting information.