Atlanta is one of the most widely recognized cities in the United States. The city, affectionately known as ATL, is the most promising destination of 2022 by National Geographic Travel and Lonely Planet. 

Both brands describe the A as “Charismatic and lush, Atlanta is feverish, an easy-on-the-eyes cavalcade of culture, cuisine and Southern hospitality.”

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Neighborhoods like Buckhead and Midtown are popular, but there are lots more to explore. ATL has lots of amazing neighborhoods to explore, here are our favorites. 

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If you’re into art and music, this is your neighborhood! Walk through Cabbagetown to explore its murals, art galleries, and Atlanta’s oldest park — Oakland Cemetary. 

Head to Petit Chou for brunch where the eggs benedict is worth traveling for.

East Atlanta Village



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East Atlanta Village, or EAV, is similar to Cabbagetown and perfect for art lovers. Enjoy an evening at the neighborhood’s drive-in theater and music venues. 

TEN ATL is the spot to be for good drinks and even better live music.




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When in Atlanta, you have to explore Ponce City Market. This market has lots of food options, locally-owned stores, and fresh produce. Poncey-Highland is a neighborhood filled with history, music, food, and art. 

Enjoy a fun-filled evening at BettleCat, for oysters and cocktails.

Old Fourth Ward


Located between Midtown and Cabbagetown, this neighborhood is making a comeback. Its located along the Atlanta BeltLine and has a food truck festival. Its growing art scene makes the Old Fourth Ward a neighborhood to keep an eye on.

Check out Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall for great live music and food.




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Spend a day shopping at local ATL boutiques and dining at amazing restaurants when in Virginia-Highland aka VaHi. There are lots of affordable food options and green spaces. 

Murphy’s Restaurant has an amazing, elevated comfort food menu. The brunch menu is delicious. 



If you’re looking for a quiet place to stay while in Atlanta, Brookhaven is your spot. Visitors and residents can easily access the Brookhaven MARTA station to get around the city. There are lots of food options, especially for those who love Korean, Mexican, and Vietnamese cuisines.

The Rusty Nail is great for drinks and if you’re craving southern food, head to Secreto Southern Kitchen.



This popular ATL neighborhood is great for nightlife, shopping, and fine dining. Buckhead also has great happy hour options.

For amazing views of Atlanta, head to Whiskey Blue’s rooftop. For dinner, make reservations at Bones Restaurant for the best steaks in the city.




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Midtown is one of the easiest Atlanta neighborhoods to explore by foot. From restaurants to shopping and entertainment — this neighborhood has something for every type of explorer. 

Virtue Rooftop is a great bar with views of Midtown. 

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