CHICAGO — While there’s plenty to do and see at this year’s Clean Show, which runs July 30 through August 2, its host city, Atlanta, offers a plethora of attractions for your time away from the show.
In Part 1 of this series, we looked at ways to get around the city, and in Part 2, we looked at some neighborhoods that make Atlanta unique. In Part 3, we explored some downtown attractions and got some picks from Atlanta natives. Today we will conclude by listing some attractions the city has to offer. You won’t have time to take them all, but there’s something for everyone on this list.
Tours of Truist Park — Want to explore the terrain the Atlanta Braves call home? Tours of Truist Park (formerly Turner Field) take guests around the facility, including many places normally off-limits during games. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours and will take you from the press box to the dugout and many places in between.
755 Battery Avenue Southeast. • www.mlb.com/braves/ballpark/tours
Delta Flight Museum — Delta Airlines is headquartered in Atlanta, and this attraction offers visitors a chance to explore both the history of aviation and the future of flight. Located just one mile from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the museum highlights Delta’s history dating back to the 1920s and includes interactive exhibits, restored aircraft from decades past and more.
1060 Delta Blvd.• www.deltamuseum.org
Coca-Cola World — First served in Atlanta in 1886, more than 1.9 billion servings of Coca-Cola beverages are served worldwide every day. World Coca-Cola gives visitors the chance to explore the iconic brand, taste different types of soft drinks from around the world, discover the secret formula and get a behind-the-scenes view of the Coca-Cola bottling process from beginning to end. to end.
121 Baker St NW • www.worldofcoca-cola.com
Atlanta Botanical Garden — Looking for a chance to recharge from the Clean Show floor? The Atlanta Botanical Garden, known as the “emerald jewel in the crown of Atlanta culture,” might just be the place for you. The garden offers 12 hectares of outdoor gardens, as well as a children’s garden, a canopy walk and a skyline garden.
1345 Piedmont Avenue • www.atlantabg.org
College Football Hall of Fame — When The Clean Show opens, it’ll almost be time for college athletes to hit the grill for the 2022-23 football season, and the College Football Hall of Fame is sure to get you in the mood. This attraction features a 45-meter indoor football pitch and interactive exhibits to celebrate the athletes, coaches and others who make college football a highlight of the sporting world.
250 Marietta Street NW • www.cfbhall.com
Sky View – Want to see Atlanta from a different angle? Centennial Park’s SkyView Ferris wheel takes passengers up nearly 20 stories, giving them panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding area. From the comfort of one of 42 air-conditioned gondolas, visitors enjoy stunning views during the day and a breathtaking experience at night.
168 Luckie Street NW • www.skyviewatlanta.com
Georgia Aquarium — Atlanta can get hot in the summer, so a trip under the sea might be in order. The Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the nation, with over 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water for its exhibits. With animals ranging from penguins and sea lions to whales and sharks, something is sure to catch your eye here.
225 Baker Street Northwest • www.georgiaaquarium.org
Dining and nightlife
Krog Street Market — Are you in a group and you can’t agree on where to go for dinner? Krog Street Market is the answer. Internationally considered one of the best food halls in the world, Krog Street Market offers everything from award-winning barbecue and Asian cuisine to Southern recipes, sweets and other desserts. Seriously, if you can’t find something here, you just weren’t hungry.
99 Krog St NE • krogstreetmarket.com
Bold Monk Brewing Co. — Looking for a place to relax and reflect after a busy day at the Clean Show? The Bold Monk Brewing Co. probably has what you’re looking for. Offering indoor and outdoor dining, Bold Monk has award-winning brewers who create different types of beer on tap, as well as wines and cocktails. Sandwiches, pizzas, mussels, salads and other menu items complete the experience. You can also explore the Beer Cellar, Cask Room, and other areas, and enjoy live events.
The Complex, 1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NO • www.boldmonkbrewingco.com
Northside Tavern — If you want dinner and a show, Northside Tavern might be your ticket. Winner of several Readers’ Choice awards as the best place to listen to the blues in the area, Northside has grown from a neighborhood grocery store and gas station in its 1940s beginnings to a destination for people in search of good food and good music — so much so that it’s been repeatedly featured in film and TV as a cool place for characters to plot their next move.
1058 Howell Mill Rd NW • www.northsidetavern.com
STATS Brewery — For those who want a classic American menu and a robust beer, wine, and cocktail list, STATS Brewpub fits the bill. With over 70 high-definition televisions in nearly 16,000 square feet of space, STATS is a great place to catch a game while enjoying cuisine that aims to please every palate. It’s also one of the only bars in the United States to offer a beer tap system on select tables, allowing patrons to pour their own beer without a waiter or bartender.
300 Marietta Street NW • www.statsatl.com
Bulla Gastrobar — Atlanta visitors with more adventurous palettes and desiring a touch of Spain can turn to Bulla Gastrobar for their next meal. Inspired by Spanish gastrobars, this establishment offers a bar and open kitchen with an extensive menu of small and large plates to choose from, as well as craft cocktails and an impressive wine list.
60 11th Street NE • www.bullagastrobar.com
Kitchen and cocktails in white oak — While you’re down South, you might want to check out White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, a restaurant that embraces its Southern roots with a bar that focuses on wine, whiskey, bourbon and , yes, the cocktails. The food is a mix of contemporary and traditional, prepared with precision but resulting in plants that look simple and familiar. White Oak’s Barrel Bar was named the best whiskey bar in Georgia by Magazine Thrillist and designated by the Bourbon Society as a great bourbon bar in America.
270 Peachtree St NW, 100 • www.whiteoakkitchen.com
Fishing Center — This district, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, offers more than 50 restaurants, shops and other businesses. With 2.3 million square feet spread over three levels, visitors can shop, dine, pamper themselves at a spa while being close to everything downtown.
231 Peachtree Street NE • www.peachtreecenter.com
AmericasMart Atlanta — While in Atlanta, visit the country’s only global wholesale market, home to the world’s largest collection of home goods, gifts, rugs and apparel. AmericasMart Atlanta has over 400 permanent showrooms, ranging from housewares to home decor to apparel and more.
240 Peachtree Street NW • www.americasmart.com
Buckhead Village District — Nestled along an enclave of six streets, the Buckhead Village District offers more than 60 designer boutiques, restaurants, cafes and more. Designer brands represented in this area include Dior, Hermes, Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin and many more. If you’re looking for luxury goods, the Buckhead Village area should be on your list.
3035 Peachtree Rd NW • www.buckheadvillagedistrict.com
Small five points — If you fancy something a little off the beaten path, point your compass to Little Five Points. Located just over two miles east of downtown Atlanta, the Little Five Points neighborhood has become famous in alternative cultural circles and has been described as Atlanta’s version of Haight-Ashbury. Bookstores, vintage clothing stores, record stores, cafes, theaters, restaurants and bars are all found in this area, along with a vibrant street art scene.
Along the 1000 block of Euclid Ave. NOT
Phipps Place — For those looking to buy something memorable to remind them of their time in Atlanta, Phipps Plaza offers designer names and high-end luxury brands. Located about nine miles north of downtown, Phipps Plaza has more than 100 designer boutiques, including Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Dolce & Gabbana. There are also plenty of fine dining restaurants in the area, as well as fast food outlets if your wallet needs to recover from your shopping excursion.
3500 Peachtree Rd NE • www.simon.com/mall/phipps-plaza
Atlantic Station — This outdoor mall features a mini-version of New York’s Central Park and offers stores such as Target, Victoria’s Secret, IKEA and Dillard’s, as well as grocery stores, health and beauty stores, jewelry stores and other shopping opportunities. Atlantic Station also offers movie theaters, entertainment, children’s activities and more.
1380 Atlantic Drive • www.atlanticstation.com
For Part 1 of this series, click HERE. For part 2, click HERE. For part 3, click HERE.