- Rialto Theatre - Formerly known as the Rialto Center for the Arts, this world-class performing arts venue seats 833 people. It is conveniently located downtown on the Georgia State University Campus. Blues, jazz and rock performances are regularly held here.
- Georgia Aquarium - This gorgeous aquarium is the largest one in the world. More than 100,000 animals live here in more than eight million gallons of water. In addition to looking at a variety of animals, visitors can swim with whale sharks.
- Coca-Cola Museum - Officially known as The World of Coca-Cola, it is located near the Georgia Aquarium at Pemberton Place. Visitors can enjoy a product tasting center. Thousands of pieces of memorabilia are also on display.
- CNN Center - The world headquarters of CNN. This popular tourist attraction includes viewing galleries where visitors can watch newsrooms in action. Retail shops and a large food court are also located on the premises.
- Georgia State Capital - With its shimmering gold dome, the capitol building is a sight to behold. It was built in 1889, and it is a registered National Historic Landmark. Its visitors' galleries include an impressive selection of Georgia state flags.
- GA Dome/ Philips Arena - As home of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Philips Arena can get filled to capacity on game days. The Georgia Dome, which is where the NFL's Atlanta Falcons play, was the largest domed structure in the world for many years.
- Tabernacle - Affectionately known as The Tabby, the Tabernacle is a premier performing arts venue. This mid-size concert hall has a capacity of 2,600 people. In addition to comedy tours, it has played host to artists like Bob Dylan, Adele and Fergie through the years.
- Margaret Mitchell Home - Learn more about the famous author at this lovingly restored historic house museum. Visitors are taken on guided tours that provide rich details about Mitchell's life. Fans of Gone With the Wind will adore this popular attraction.
- Georgia Tech - Officially known as the Georgia Institute of Technology, this public research university was founded in 1855. Today, it primarily focuses on science and technology. Programs in liberal arts, engineering, computing and architecture are also popular.
- High Museum - Although its official name is the High Museum of Art, it's commonly referred to as The High. This art museum houses more than 11,000 works. Pieces by Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Dorothea Lange are included in the permanent collection.
- Robert B. Woodruff Arts Center - Founded in 1968, this visual and performing arts center houses several different attractions. In addition to the Alliance Theatre, it is home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the 14th Street Playhouse and the High Museum of Art.
- Atlanta Ballet - This ballet holds the title of the longest continually performing ballet company in the country. It is also the State Ballet of Georgia. 20 professional dancers and six apprentices perform story ballets like Swan Lake and other ballets throughout the year.
- Carter Center - Founded by President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, this not-for-profit organization is dedicated to the advancement of human rights. Through his work with the organization, President Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
- Turner Field - Around Atlanta, this field is commonly referred to simply as The Ted. It is named in honor of media mogul Ted Turner, but it was originally called the Centennial Olympic Stadium when it was build for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Currently, it is home to the Atlanta Braves.
- Fox Theatre - Referred to in ads as the Fabulous Fox, this former movie palace features ornate decor and architecture. It is located on Peachtree in Midtown, and it seats 4,678 people. In addition to touring Broadway shows, it plays host to popular musical acts on occasion as well.
- Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater - This premium concert venue is actually now called Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood. It offers 7,000 covered seats and 12,000 lawn seats. When a popular band or artist comes to Atlanta, this is often where they perform.
- Buckhead District - With its gleaming skyscrapers and upscale ambiance, the Buckhead District is a must-see destination. It offers an unbelievable nightlife, and it is jam-packed with exceptional shopping opportunities. It is also the location of the Governor's Mansion.
- Phipps Plaza - With its chandeliers, marble floors and grand staircase, Phipps Plaza is the most upscale shopping center in Atlanta. It is located in the tony Buckhead District. Boutiques like Armani, Hugo Boss, Versace and Tiffany & Co. are all located here.
- Lenox Square Mall - This mall, which was built in 1959, is the sister mall of Phipps Plaza. It is anchored by Bloomingdale's, Macy's and Neiman Marcus. More than 250 stores are found in the mall, which features more than 1.5 million square feet of space.
- Six Flags Theme Park - Officially known as Six Flags Over Georgia, it is located west of town in Cobb County. A variety of thrilling roller coasters are spread across its more than 250 acres. A historic carousel, the Riverview Carousel, is another popular attraction.
- Stone Mountain - This remarkable mountain is commonly called Our Granite Mother. Visitors can reach its 1,686-foot summit via a walking trail or an aerial tram. A bas relief of Confederacy heroes Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis is carved onto the mountain as well.
- Emory University - This private research university was founded in 1836. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and named after Methodist John Emory. Currently, there are more than 13,000 students.
- Georgia State University - The bustling campus of this university is located in downtown Atlanta. Since being founded in 1913, it has become an Atlanta institution. These days, more than 30,000 students study here.