The metropolitan vibes and urban energy of downtown Atlanta keeps things moving at a fast pace, and there’s so much to see and do, you won’t want to slow down either. From historic museums and unique attractions to prestigious landmarks and cultural cuisine, downtown Atlanta has something for everyone.
And when you’re a guest at Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - Atlanta, you’re perfectly positioned to take advantage of many of Atlanta’s hot spots without the headache of a car. City driving is hectic, parking is a pain, and the one-way streets can be brutal. You’re much better off on foot, and the best things to do in Atlanta are all just a short walk away from the convenience of your resort’s front door. Put on your comfiest walking shoes and hit the sidewalks — this sun-kissed city is the key to your next vacation paradise.
Attractions: Atlanta’s Top Things To See & Do
SkyView Atlanta — 2-minute walk
Just a few steps away from the resort you’ll find SkyView Atlanta — a towering ferris wheel nearly 20 stories tall. Featuring private, climate-controlled gondolas and stunning panoramic views of the downtown area, it’s the most leisurely way to see the city. Bonus: Try the VIP package for a more luxurious experience.
Centennial Olympic Park — 3-minute walk
Centennial Olympic Park is a 22-acre green oasis, originally built for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Featuring iconic fountains, gardens, playgrounds, and landmarks like the Olympic rings, this Atlanta hot spot sits directly across from Club Wyndham Atlanta, making it an easy walk from the comfort of your conveniently-located resort.
College Football Hall Of Fame — 6-minute walk
Fans of America’s game will love the College Football Hall of Fame and all the memories it inspires. See the greats etched in glass, nostalgic memorabilia, and footage of impossible feats. Test your QB skills or try kicking a field goal on the indoor playing field, and learn about the history of the game in the Game Day Theater.
World Of Coca Cola — 6-minute walk
Coke is definitely the world’s most iconic beverage, and lovers of Coke (or other Coke products) won’t want to miss the World of Coca Cola — a 20-acre museum dedicated to the history of the popular drink. Meet the Coca Cola bear, sample a variety of beverages from around the world, and see the bottling process firsthand. It’s definitely one of the best things to do in Atlanta.
National Center For Civil And Human Rights — 9-minute walk
An important Atlanta icon is the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, a cultural museum and institution focused on connecting the historic Civil Rights Movement with human rights challenges faced today. Home to many of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous papers, the museum offers immersive exhibits and dynamic education.
Georgia Aquarium — 10-minute walk
The world-famous Georgia Aquarium is one of the largest and most captivating aquariums in the world. With thousands of marine animals living in more than 11 million gallons of water, it has one of the most abundant collections of aquatic life in the world. See whales, dolphins, sharks, marine mammals, rare fish, and more.
Restaurants: Atlanta’s Top Places To Eat & Drink
Park Bar — 1-minute walk
Just a few steps from the resort is the Park Bar, a cheerful exposed-brick establishment serving pub fare with a twist, craft beer, and a laundry list of upscale bourbon. The Savannah spuds and hotzarella sticks are pub stables with a Southern spin, and their Olympic-sized onion rings (in honor of Centennial Park) are to die for.
Glenn’s Kitchen — 4-minute walk
Glenn’s Kitchen bills itself as an establishment serving American comfort food with Southern flair. With a casual yet sophisticated vibe, shrimp and grits is a popular menu item, and in true Southern style, pimento cheese is a menu staple found in many dishes. You’ll leave Glenn’s feeling warm and satisfied.
The Sun Dial — 6-minute walk
Positioned atop the iconic Westin hotel, The Sun Dial Restaurant is an upscale establishment serving farm-to-table cuisine with breathtaking 360-degree views of the Atlanta skyline. At 723 feet high, the Sun Dial’s views are magnificent, the sunsets are amazing, and even the food tastes better up high. Reservations are required at this Atlanta hot spot.
Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint — 8-minute walk
Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint doesn’t just feed your belly, it feeds your soul. With live, nightly soul music played by local musicians, you’ll eat good old-fashioned Southern food, you’ll drink specialty cocktails, and then you’ll dance the night away to the soulful sounds of Atlanta. Make sure to try the Juke Joint peach cobbler, made with sweet Georgia peaches!
Red Phone Booth — 8-minute walk
The 1920s speakeasy environment of the Red Phone Booth Atlanta is a unique experience not to be missed. Serving traditional Neapolitan pizzas and creative craft cocktails, you must enter a secret phone number into a restored antique London phone booth to gain entry. As you’d expect at a speakeasy, cigars are permitted, and the dress code is strictly enforced.
The Yard Milkshake Bar — 9-minute walk
If you’re looking for a decadent sweet treat, look no further than The Yard Milkshake Bar. Serving crazy milkshakes in every concoction imaginable is their specialty. Picture a milkshake that is one foot tall, with everything but the kitchen sink stacked on top. With hundreds of flavor/topping combinations, after this milkshake you’ll never need dessert again.