Day Trip: Midtown Atlanta


Atlanta is a premier hub for arts and culture in Georgia, with music, art, entertainment and food around every corner. There’s always something new and exciting to catch your eye, and one of the best examples of this sense of wonder comes from the district of Midtown, arguably the most notable and happening area in all of Atlanta. Whether you’re looking for a landmark locale, some pop-up performances or a quick bite to eat, Midtown is the place to find it!

This district is home to many of the city’s most iconic hotspots for the arts. Step into literary history at the home of Margaret Mitchell, author of “Gone with the Wind.” Take a stroll through Piedmont Park for a break from the action of the city. Catch a world-class show live at the breathtaking Fox Theatre, or have your mind blown by one of the finest art collections around at the High Museum. With so many cultural foundations in one place, the only problem you’ll have is trying to fit in as many stops as you can in one day! The district boasts the largest concentration of arts facilities and organizations in the southeast, enough to ensure a fresh experience is always just around the corner.

Need a break from taking in all the art? Sample some of the vast dining options Midtown Atlanta has to offer. Mary Mac’s Tearoom is a classic southern food spot that has been serving up smiles for over seventy-five years. Another historic comfort food restaurant, J.R. Cricket’s, has chicken wings of legend! If you’re in the mood for some pizza, Antico Pizza can’t be beaten – an award-winning spot with some of the best slices in the South. Steamhouse Lounge will delight any seafood lover with mouthwatering lobster bisque and a massive seafood boil to share. No matter where you end up if you’re heading to Midtown, don’t forget to pack an appetite.

A melting pot of cultural and culinary variety is waiting to be explored in Midtown Atlanta. Whatever your interests may be, you can be sure that a day in this district is a day well spent. Just make sure you take advantage of all the photo ops to sell your friends on coming with you next time!