MIDTOWN Shopping Dining Museums Entertainment Parks
The vibrant arts hub and commercial area of Midtown Atlanta is a centrally located neighborhood in the city with a mecca of fun things to see and do.
Things To Do In Midtown Atlanta
Experience great shopping and dining, discover top museums and entertainment venues and explore an expansive wooded green space in between. The choices are many but don’t miss these top things to do in Midtown on your visit to Atlanta Ga.
Stroll the Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30-acre property on Piedmont Ave NE features lush outdoor gardens including the largest collection of orchid species in the United States. Visit the edible garden and get demos by some of Atlanta’s top chefs. Take a fascinating wooded canopy walk and visit an award-winning children’s museum. Permanent art installations are displayed along the way, and on the weekends you can watch the conservation team care for the rare and endangered amphibians on display. The Garden also hosts special events from summer concerts to holiday light displays.
Get a Bird's Eye View of the City Skyline
Atlanta has some of the southeast’s best shopping, dining, and drinking. You’re sure to get a delicious sampling of Southern food and more at the fast-casual cafes located on the multi-floored Whole Foods store, the largest one of its kind in the southeast. Stop by the Allegro coffee and espresso bar and sample wines and beers produced by local farmers. To soak up a scenic skyline view of the Georgia capital city, head to the store’s rooftop bar featuring stadium seating, drinks, eats, and games like jumbo Jenga and cornhole.
Visit the High Museum of Art
Don’t miss the big white rectangular building on Peachtree St. SE known as the High Museum of Art, southeast’s foremost art museum in Georgia. Browse among 15,000 artworks featuring permanent collections from European paintings from 19th and 20th-century decorative art, African-American art, and interactive outdoor exhibits. Deck and street parking are available, but you can avoid the hassle of driving and parking by taking the MARTA red& gold lines where you’ll be dropped off right across the street from the museum.
Take in a Show at the Fabulous Fox
Scheduled for demolition in the mid-1970s, the Fox Theater is Midtown’s historic movie theater. Once the home of the Atlanta Shriners, the Moorish-style building is now a modern multi-performance venue. The Fox hosts more than 250 shows each year and features top Broadway shows like Hamilton along with the best musical performers. In fact, the Fox was the venue for Prince’s last show. You can also tour the theatre for a behind-the-scenes look at its architectural history.
Play in Piedmont
You’ll know why Atlanta is the “city within a forest” with a stroll through Piedmont Park in Midtown. Home to the Botanical Garden and Lake Clara Meer, this 185-acre green space is perfect for walking and biking. Have lunch at the Park Tavern and fish from the dock or piers at Lake Clara Meer. It’s also not hard to find a festival going on most anytime of the year at Piedmont Park.