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Our Staff’s Top Picks

Want to explore Atlanta like an insider? Check out what our staff has to say about the best things to do in Atlanta. From Braves games to BBQ, beer, and bourbon, we’ll deliver monthly intel on the best Georgia’s capital city has to offer.

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September 02, 2019

Music Midtown is Coming!

You’ve bought the plane ticket, booked the hotel, and have already started imagining your perfect Atlanta trip. However, your itinerary is not complete until you’ve checked out the lineup at Music Midtown. 

Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, carve out some time to catch headliners like Travis Scott, Panic! At the Disco, Billie Eilish, Vampire Weekend, and more. Taking place on September 14th and 15th at Piedmont Park, the weather is perfect for an outdoor concert. The two-day festival, established in 1994, has been rocking the Atlanta music scene ever since. Treat your group to a fun day in Piedmont Park, trying local food and drink vendors while dancing to your favorite pop, indie-rock, and rap performers. Opt for general admission tickets or elevate your time with the VIP and Super VIP experience. Snag your tickets in advance here

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August 05, 2019

Tasting Your Way Around the World

There are many ways to experience the culinary scene in Atlanta. However, what if you could taste your way around the world in just one evening? Piedmont Park is situated in the center of Atlanta, but for four hours on August 24th (from 6 pm to 10 pm), it will become the culinary center of the globe. Join like-minded attendees at the inaugural ATL Wine and Spirits Fest, hosted under the open skies on The Promenade.

Prepare to take your taste buds on a tour of delicious and refreshing drinks. Purchase a general admission ticket for a chance to taste over 100 samples of wine, spirits, and more; or opt for the Designated Driver ticket at a discounted rate. Show your passport brochure proudly as you join The World Tour, which will visit the vendors based on regions. Pass by the Beer Garden to enjoy sips from local breweries such as Sweet Water and Terrapin, while enjoying live music. Ultimately, there is something for everyone. Be one of the first to experience this fun and enriching event. 

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July 01, 2019

Brewing Up Summer Fun

Atlanta may be the birthplace of Coca-Cola, but the city’s local brews—ranging from pale ales to porters to IPAs—have earned equal billing on its buzzing beverage scene. If you’re a beer lover, head to Atlanta’s Historic 4th Ward Park on Saturday, June 15 for the 2019 Atlanta Summer Beer Fest, a late afternoon-into-early evening celebration of local breweries and their lovingly hand-crafted brews. Atlantans consider this one of the city’s best beer festivals so, naturally, tickets sell out early. The $40 advance ticket price includes unlimited samples, live entertainment, and a souvenir cup. 

In addition to more than 150 local and regional beers, there’ll be 25+ wines and a few tasty ciders to try, as well as food for purchase and unlimited free bottled water. The fun starts at 4:00 pm but you’re encouraged to go earlier to explore the Historic 4th Ward Park, a 17-acre urban oasis that dates back to the late 1860s. Its current iteration dates back to 2006 when the city established the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine that encircles downtown. In 2012, the 17-acre Historic Fourth Ward Park City debuted as the BeltLine’s first major city park. Highlights include a splash pad (open May 1 - Oct. 1), playground, skatepark, and outdoor amphitheater.

Parking is limited to the streets surrounding the park so plan to ride-share or take public transportation and don’t forget a picnic blanket or lawn chair so you can relax and unwind in one of Atlanta’s prettiest urban parks.

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