Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Atlanta city guide. Here you'll find the best of Atlanta. WTR's Atlanta map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Atlanta - including the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum and the Georgia Aquarium.
You'll also find the best dining in Atlanta guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Atlanta includes Restaurant Eugene and the best breakfast in Atlanta at Ride -N- Dine.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Atlanta
Getting Around in Atlanta
Transportation in Atlanta
WTR's Tony Transit says you need a car for this trip.
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states
Lagniappe for Atlanta
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University
Now through August 26, 2018 see Coiling Culture: Basketry of Native North America
Baskets were one of the first art forms in the Americas, with basket fragments found in California and the Southwest dating to 9,400 years ago.
Over the millennia, native North Americans developed elaborate techniques and intricate designs worked in local materials, from sweetgrass in Florida to black ash in the Northeast and deer grass in California, among many others.
These materials were sacred to their makers and those who used these special containers. So too was the way each was made with coiling, especially poignant, symbolizing for many groups the path of human emergence from inside earth and the movement of the spirits between realms.
This display in the Art of the Americas' galleries explores the intersection between material, making, and meaning in the fragile basketry art of the Southeast to the Southwest and up into the Arctic.
People Watching in Atlanta
Our Francois Flaneur's favorites are Atlanta's Little Five Points including a burger at Atlanta's The Vortex.
Beverages in Atlanta
After Coca-Cola it's a toss up between the frosted orange at Atlanta's The Varsity and Jack & Coke everywhere in Atlanta.
Dining in Atlanta
WTR's Carlota Cuisine does a shout out for the best place for dinner at Rathbun's - D: M-Sa, 112 Krog St, 404-524-8280
A good start is the shrimp and bacon hush puppies or the pork belly tacos with citrus hosin and sesame onion. For a main Carlota likes the lamb chops with wild mushrooms or the sauteed trout with bok choy and jasmine rice.
Dessert is the banana cream pie and your wine is the '06 Cote-de- Brouilly.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Atlanta
For the hottest DJs our Shauna Showtime says go to Atlanta Midtown dance clubs like Opera and Vanquish or Tongue & Groove and East Andrews and Buckhead is teeming with singles looking to hit the dance floor and swap digits.
The Jimmy Carter Library in Atlanta is interesting and the architect was a friend of ours.
Shopping in Atlanta
WTR's Shari Shopper says Atlanta's best shopping is in Buckhead. Antique shops and fine art galleries line south Buckhead’s Bennett Street District. Atlanta's historic districts tell of Atlanta’s past with antebellum homes and turn of the century market squares. Malls include Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.
Recognition for Atlanta
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own Atlanta's institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Let’s go to the only place in the world where you can explore the fascinating story of Coca-Cola®. Atlanta's World of Coca Cola – Daily: 10-5, 121 Baker Street NW, 404-676-5151