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Visitor's Guide


Creative Loafing is an intensely local guide. We've been publishing a newspaper in the area since 1972 and just about all of the culture has been reported in the newspaper or on this website. Looking for things to do in the area? We can direct you.

Here's our suggestion. Work off this page - start with the 5 Things to Do list below which are our recommendations for today's events - one of these might catch your fancy. We've got a full City Guide of suggestions for locals if you want to go native. We have also included a list of tourist-oriented suggestions below as well as our favorite local attractions. If you are looking for events at the neighborhood level, take a look at our What's Going On to get the best local information available.

Five Things to Do Today

MAY 24, 2022

Origami in the Garden

The exhibition, presented May 7 – Oct. 16, features 18 installations of nearly 70 museum-quality metal sculptures inspired by the Japanese art of folding paper that are the creations of Santa Fe artists Kevin and Jennifer Box. Throughout the Garden will be large-scale sculptures of flying birds, emerging butterflies, grazing deer, floating boats and more. The highlight of the show will be “Master Peace,” a 25-foot-tall sculpture of hundreds of stainless steel origami peace cranes towering over Howell Fountain. Origami in the Garden features Kevin Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with world-renowned origami artists Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse and Robert L. Lang. All are larger than life, some more than 20 feet tall, and all based on prototypes created with origami – one folded sheet of paper with no cuts.

André Kertész: Postcards from Paris

05/24/2022 10:00 AM
High Museum of Art
CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: The early work of Hungarian photographer André Kertész is...

What is Left Unspoken

05/24/2022 10:00 AM
High Museum of Art
CL's Okla Jones Recommends: The word “love” means different things to different people –...

Chris Veal Solo Exhibition

05/24/2022 11:00 AM
Cat Eye Creative
Cat Eye Creative is hosting Chris Veal's first Solo Exhibition Friday, May 13th-31st. Chris Veal's iconic pop art can be seen all around the city from...

Front Line Assembly, Rein

05/24/2022 8:00 PM
The Masquerade
Front Line Assembly is the primary focus of Vancouver-based musician Bill Leeb. A founding member of Skinny Puppy, Leeb moved on to form FLA in 1986 w...

Tourist/Visitor Lists

Best Tourist Spots

03/26/2021 10:31 AM
Our list of the best tourist spots in Atlanta. For locals and out of towners.

10 history lessons you'll find in Atlanta

12/26/2020 4:00 AM
Educational landmarks from the museum to the grave

Atlanta's surviving hip-hop haunts

10/21/2019 3:08 PM
Explore these rap-related cultural landmarks in Atlanta

Tourist Spots

Atlanta History Center

Founded in 1926, the center includes the Atlanta History Museum featuring signature and traveling exhibitions, the Smith Family Farm, the 1928 Swan Ho...

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Presidential Library system and museum with special exhibitions and a permanent collection that features photographs and historic memorabilia from the...

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta's most fragrant attraction blooms with more than 3,000 ornamental plants spread over 30 acres adjacent to Piedmont Park, including a rare 15-a...

Delta Flight Museum

Housed in Delta's two 1940s aircraft hangers. Includes Ship 41, the first Douglas DC-3 to carry Delta passengers in 1940; the Spirit of Delta, Delta's...

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Offers free, self-guided tours of the Monetary Museum and Visitors Center.


The museum features a display on the history of money; interactive, multi...

Georgia Aquarium

The nation's largest aquarium has more aquatic life than any other aquarium, with specimens from more than 500 species, including whale sharks, the la...

SkyView Atlanta

The age of the Ferris wheel in Downtown is upon us, Atlanta. The 20-story attraction known as SkyView Atlanta takes guests on a roughly 15-minute ride...

Stone Mountain Park

The world's largest mass of exposed granite is the centerpiece of this park, which features golf courses, hiking trails, camping, swimming, dining, an...

Waffle House Museum

You heard right, we said, "Waffle House Museum." In 1955, neighbors Joe Roger Sr. and Tom Forkner embarked on a plan to smother and cover the world (o...

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

A 2,965-acre park and museum on the site of the 1864 Civil War Campaign for Atlanta.

Piedmont Park

The 200-plus-acre park with tennis, walking trails, and a pond has been Atlanta's place to go on a Sunday afternoon since it was first purchased by th...

Margaret Mitchell House

The house where much of Gone with the Wind was written beckons to tourists and native Atlantans alike who want to understand more about the author of ...



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