The Georgian Terrace is obviously historic, but now that Atlanta’s most famous hotel is back, it’s hard to deny the temptation to stay in a room just above one of America’s most famous strip clubs (and Atlanta’s first), just to see for yourself if there are any ghosts roaming the newly restored building’s halls. The best part? Rooms aren’t even that expensive; you can get a night in a king bed for $179, pre-tax. But with its Astroturfed rooftop, French brasserie Tiny Lou’s and lobby bar with late-night eats, you’ll never want to leave -- at least until you see something in the Clermont Lounge that scares you worse than any ghost story you hear about the hotel’s rowdier days.
The King Center
Not only does it include Dr. King’s birth home and the final resting place of he and Coretta Scott King, but you can peruse The King Center's library and archives, which has all sorts of interviews, papers and historical artifacts relating to the Atlanta native’s inspiring work for humanity.
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Admit it: Whether it’s you visiting Atlanta or someone else that’s staying with you, you probably haven’t been to visit in a while or ever. That’s a shame -- the man was POTUS and continues to do great things for the world! Go get a piece of that peanut history!
Eat some authentic soul food
You’ve gotta visit The Busy Bee Cafe, period. And Mary Mac’s is also not to be missed. But there are a lot of other extremely worthy soul food restaurants in Atlanta, from old-school neighborhood favorites like The Beautiful, to newer spots like Kandi Burruss’ Old Lady Gang, and definitely chef Deborah VanTrece’s spot Twisted Soul. Todd Richards has you covered at Richard’s Southern Fried, and… well, that should keep you busy enough for now.
Go to one of our many great festivals
Whether you like ice cream, African-American films, BBQ, blues and bluegrass music, or finding shade from this damned ATL heat, there is certainly a festival for you and your friends. And it doesn’t end in fall either -- from Pride to Imagine Music Festival, the outdoor party never stops.
Dark Horse Tavern
Your friends will curse you if you let them come to Atlanta, eat a bunch of delicious food, have fantastic drinks, enjoy all the greatness of this city and everything, but forget to take them to 10 High Club for our long-running heavy metal karaoke event. The TL;DR is this: heavy metal karaoke, but with a live band. Get there early. And get some out-of-town friends who are more appreciative too, maybe.
Get a lapdance
Look, it’s no secret Atlanta has THE best strip clubs in the world -- Magic City, Follies, Cheetah, Blue Flame, Pink Pony, Onyx… you have lots of choices (even Clermont Lounge!). And you know you’ve seen and heard the videos and songs, and felt the only thing missing was you with a stack of one dollar bills shooting from your hand automatically. So yes, you can still enjoy Atlanta’s world-famous strip clubs in class and style. No cameras though. Not now, not ever.