Things to Do in Downtown Atlanta

The city began in what is now known as Downtown Atlanta. As railroads merged, terminating in a city once (appropriately) known as “Terminus,” a rough-and-tumble town emerged—transforming eventually into the Capital of the South. Now, Downtown Atlanta is the city’s tourism hub thanks to an impressive mix of attractions, restaurants and massive venues, like the Georgia World Congress Center and Philips Arena, all within walking distance of each other. Get your downtown day started by visiting any of the must-see stops below, including everything from attractions to historical sites and more things to do in Downtown Atlanta.