What to Do around The Westin Atlanta Airport
Collected by Westin AFAR
Atlanta, like its airport, is sprawled and busy—but the city aspires to define its modern story while remaining rooted in its historic past. A fresh attitude celebrates Atlanta's abundant local products in restaurants, cafes, galleries, and boutiques.
800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, USA
The city’s oldest tourist attraction, Zoo Atlanta actually started by accident. In 1889, a traveling circus went bankrupt and sold its animals to a local businessman, who decided to open a zoo in Grant Park to house his new pets. Over the...
5851 GA-85, Riverdale, GA 30274, USA
The South Indian styled temple founded and built in the 1980s is a serene setting for contemplation or worship. It has two temples, the Balaji temple for the deity Vishnu and the Shiva temple. Silpis were flown in from India to Indianize the white...
206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334, USA
A visit to the Georgia Capitol allows guests to see the role of the government firsthand. It's free to go on a self-guided tour of the grounds and capitol and if the House and Senate are in session, you can watch from the gallery, too. The museum...
100 Peachtree Street #2300, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
A perfect example of urban renewal, the Atlanta BeltLine is a running and biking trail built on an old railway track. Its ever-popular Eastside Trail runs from Reynoldstown to Piedmont Park but is currently being expanded to the south and north...
Grant Park, Atlanta, GA, USA
Grant Park is one of Atlanta's oldest neighborhoods and the park itself is the oldest in the city. Surrounded by Victorian houses, the park was established in 1882. Soon after it became home to Zoo Atlanta and the Cyclorama, a large-scale Civil...
1889 Lexington Ave, East Point, GA 30344, USA
Although the most famous bike races are along roads, track bike racing is starting to gain more recognition and is actually more entertaining for the spectator. The Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point is one of 26 in the United States and one of 20...
6714 GA-85, Riverdale, GA 30274, USA
Explore your creative side at the Seven Arts Center, where kids and adults can tap into expert tuition in the worlds of music, art, drama, and poetry. If you’re just in town for a few days you can pre-register for a private class and sharpen up...
5442 Frontage Rd #110, Forest Park, GA 30297, USA
A must for any aviation fans, this small—but packed—museum is run by incredibly helpful and knowledgeable staff, and you’ll find plenty here amongst the 35,000 artifacts to keep you—and any other plane nuts, no matter how big or small—occupied for...
Inman Park, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Strolling through Inman Park is a charming walk through history. Wander the tree-lined streets of this planned, electric-trolley-serviced suburb for a taste of Victorian Era high-society life. The layered architecture of homes with towers,...
190 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
A tour of CNN Center offers a fascinating look at what it takes to run the 24-hour news cycle. At the world headquarters, founded by media icon Ted Turner in 1980, guests can tour the actual news desks and see a replica of the famed...
9237 Selborne Ln, Palmetto, GA 30268, USA
Experience Chattahoochee Hill Country's sustainable community of Serenbe by exploring the 15 miles of wooded trails by horse. Whether an experienced rider or a novice, Serenbe Trail Riding provides training and a trip enjoyable for all levels....
5665 Reynolds Rd, Morrow, GA 30260, USA
Reynolds Nature Preserve in a scenic sanctuary of woods, rolling hills, wildflowers, streams, and ponds in the south metro-Atlanta area. Over three miles of trails traverse the 146-acre park. Follow them over bridges and past historic sites like a...
427 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
Joystick Gamebar is the ultimate space to have fun with friends. What could be better than drinking and playing nostalgic arcade games like Mortal Kombat? Not only is it a bar with games, it is an incubator to help develop and launch local food...
16 Forest Pkwy, Forest Park, GA 30297, USA
The Atlanta Market state farmers market is 150 acres of wholesale and retail stands packed with fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, grains, plants, flowers, and more. It is the main distribution point for fresh produce throughout the Southeast and...
121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
At Atlanta’s World of Coca-Cola, you can taste dozens of Coke flavors from around the world (beware the bitter “Beverly” from Italy) and pose for pictures with the adorable polar bear from the holiday commercials. The perfect...
501 Grant St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
From East Point to Decatur, Living Walls urban art can be experienced throughout the Atlanta metro area. Each year since 2010, Living Walls has held an annual "City Speaks" conference that brings local, national, and international artists to the...
659 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
135 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
The African American Panoramic Experience, known as the APEX Museum, is Sweet Auburn's best museum on African American history. It starts with the culture and heritage of Africa without focusing on the topic of slavery, which many other museums...
488 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
The massive PBR graffiti on the brick wall of the EARL's parking lot in East Atlanta appropriately marks this live music landmark. Local and national touring bands frequent its stage nearly every night of the week. In addition to the music, the...
2000 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
Starlight Six Drive-In Theatre has been entertaining the area since 1949, and is the last standing drive-in movie theater in Atlanta. Grab concessions (or bring your own), tune the radio to pick up the audio, and lean back to enjoy this nostalgic...
1680 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
Oakland Cemetery gets much of the glory in Atlanta because it's closer to downtown and you can see the skyline between the headstones. But Westview Cemetery in the city's West End is equally picturesque. When Oakland became full in 1884, it was...
5780 Jonesboro Rd, Morrow, GA 30260, USA
The National Archives house historic records for the entire southeast U.S. (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee). The records are open to the public in microfilm and archival rooms and...
6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320, USA
While many may see Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport—the world's busiest—as overwhelming and unorganized, Atlantans love that you can find nearly anything here. It's laid out as a straight line with domestic at one end and...
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