Things to Do - Midtown
From arts to restaurants to Piedmont Park, Midtown is one of the city's most vital centers. Take in a show at the Fox Theatre or Alliance Theatre, followed by a stroll through the park and perhaps a stop at the Margaret Mitchell House. The options are limitless in this walkable, cosmopolitan district.
|CATCH A BROADWAY PLAY BEFORE IT HITS BROADWAY
Musicals, dramas and classical favorites light up Atlanta's theater scene before they head to the Big Apple. The Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre provides a perfect way to spend the evening.
|STOP AND SMELL THE ORCHIDS AT AN IN-TOWN URBAN OASIS
Right in the middle of Midtown Atlanta, in the northern corner of Piedmont Park, grows more than 30 acres of lush green garden just waiting to be explored. At the Atlanta Botanical Garden, seasonal activities keep adventure blooming no matter the temperature.
ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN
|IMMERSE YOURSELF IN GRAMMY-WINNING SURROUND SOUND
Want to be in the midst of dozens of Grammy-winners on one stage, but lost your invite to the Grammys? A performance by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's award winning cast of musicians is your ticket!
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
|EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF RETAIL THERAPY
Pack a spare suitcase for all of the goodies you will bring back from Atlantic Station! Whether it's a major retailer or a local boutique look you want, this walkable, outdoor shopping mecca will treat you to serious retail therapy.
|PULL THE STRINGS ON FAMILY FUN
A must-see for the kids in your family, the Center for Puppetry Arts tells some of the most-loved children's fables through puppetry. While you're there, check out the Jim Henson exhibit to get a glimpse of everyone's favorite frog!
CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS
|MINGLE WITH THE MASTERS
Step inside the leading art museum in the Southeast and gaze at more than 13,000 modern and contemporary works of art. A ticket to the High Museum of Art will get you into both the special exhibitions and the permanent collection.
HIGH MUSEUM OF ART
|GIVE A DAMN: GO TO THE MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE, MY DEAR
Peek inside the restored rooms of the Margaret Mitchell House (where â€œGone With the Windâ€ was penned) complete with the native Atlantan's writing desk and period furnishings. Frankly, it would be your misfortune to miss exhibitions exploring the author's life and the making of a film classic.
MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE
|BOND WITH YOUR MUMMY
Take some time to connect with your mummy at Emory's Michael C. Carlos Museum. With permanent collections that span the globe and renowned traveling exhibits, your inner history buff will be transfixed by everything from mummies to a Greek muse!
MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM
|WALK THE RED CARPET
At Atlanta's fabulous Fox Theatre, every night is a red carpet event. Musicals, dance and nationally renowned acts wait at the end of your red carpet walk, and if there's no show scheduled, have no fear - you can always tour this Atlanta icon!
THE FOX THEATRE
|PLACE A PRESIDENTIAL ORDER
Five chili dogs, four regular dogs and a cheeseburger. That's what President Obama ordered at The Varsity. If he had asked, we would have recommended an FO and a naked dog walking. What will be in your presidential-style order?
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