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Home to the 1996 Olympics and 6 million of population in the Atlanta metro area, this city has so much to offer! Atlanta, Georgia has many things to do, and is made up of several different neighborhoods with different personalities and things to see. To the locals, you’re either ITP (inside the perimeter) or OTP (outside the perimeter). If you’re traveling for work, you’ll most likely be staying ITP, which has so much to offer.
Located in Midtown, Piedmont Park is an Atlanta park that is always full of people after work hours. It’s a great place to go for a walk/run, or pack a snack and enjoy the views on the park. At the top of the hill you can see the beautiful Atlanta skyline and skyscrapers. There’s also a restaurant right on the park called Park Tavern. Whenever it rains, they offer $1 draft beers!
Ponce City Market
From the 1920s-1970s, the Ponce City Market historic building was a Sears store, warehouse and regional office. Now it has converted to a local Atlanta hang out filled with shops, food hall, offices, residences and even arcade games with mini golf. Just a five minute cab ride away from Atlanta downtown! If you want to go to the rooftop and check out the games and rooftop bar and restaurant, it costs $10 to get to the top. You can also reserve a spot online to their rooftop restaurant, 9 Mile Station, and pay $20 to get to the top, but the money goes towards your tab.
Krog Street Market
Located at the end of the belt line is Krog Street Market, a space with restaurants and retail. Try many of the beers on tap at Hop City or some delicious Mexican food at Superica. You can also get some exercise by renting a bike and hoping on the Atlanta belt line.
The Glenn Hotel Rooftop
The best view of Atlanta is at the rooftop of the Glenn Hotel Rooftop. Enjoy some hand crafted cocktails and or snacks while sitting back and taking in the beautiful view of Atlanta and city lights. Keep in mind that there’s sometimes a cover charge.
Check out the brand new home of the Atlanta Braves Stadium, Battery Park. Whether you’re visiting during baseball season or not, there’s a lot of stuff to check out there. You can visit Antico pizza, one of the top pizza restaurants in the country, and you won’t regret it! Finish it off with some delicious and authentic gelato. They have an open container law, so feel free to grab a drink and walk around to check out the area. They also have a concert venue at the park, so if you’re in luck you can check out a show. (FYI, this is a little bit outside the perimeter, OTP).
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