Go from tourist to local by visiting these non-touristy Atlanta spots instead


Whether it’s your fifth visit to Atlanta or you’ve been living here for a few months, you can’t keep visiting the same old sights, can you? ! That’s why we help you change your route. Here are 8 spots to add to your list!

The big chicken

This local landmark may surprise tourists. Originally used as an advertisement for a restaurant called Johnny Reb’s Chick-Chuck-N’-Shake, the Big Chicken found a new owner at KFC. The Big Chicken can move its eyes and beak and acts like a North Star to many residents.

Location: Marietta – 12 Cobb Pkwy SE

Jackson Street Bridge

For beautiful skyline views, head to Jackson Street Bridge for Instagram-perfect shots. Jackson Street Bridge is also the iconic shot from the first season of “The Walking Dead.” Watch sunsets and enjoy your night at one of Atlanta’s most scenic stops.

Location: East of Atlanta – 433 Liberty Park Trail

Atlanta Alpaca Treehouse

The Alpaca Treehouse is home to llamas and alpacas where guests can tour the farm, pet alpacas and llamas, go to bamboo forests, and even participate in llamas yoga. You can even stay in the treehouse for the night as the property is listed on Airbnb and has been the setting for many movies and TV shows. What could be better than a relaxing weekend in a treehouse to pet alpacas?

Location: East Atlanta – 1152 Fayetteville Rd SE

The Delta Flight Museum

Learn about the history of one of the country’s greatest airlines at the Delta Flight Museum. The museum features more than ten aircraft, including the very first 747-400 aircraft, a full-motion flight simulator, and exhibits that cover Delta’s vast aviation history.

Location: Hapeville – 1060, boul. Delta

CDC Museum

You may know that Atlanta is home to the nation’s public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But did you know that Atlanta is also home to the CDC Museum? Learn about the history of the CDC and how the country has fought off some of the biggest health crises in the world.

Location: North Decatur – 1600 Clifton Road

blind willies

If you’re looking for a place to dance, Blind Willies hosts live blues music most nights. Paying homage to New Orleans, Blind Willies serves up booze with a bluesy twist, and you can find traditional Cajun classics at the restaurant. The club offers an intimate setting where you feel like you are in your own personalized concert.

Location: Atlanta East – 828 North Highland Avenue Northeast

Eddie’s attic

Want to find the next rising music star? Artists such as John Mayer and Justin Bieber performed at Eddie’s Attic before becoming the superstars they are today. The venue asks guests to turn off their phones and just listen and enjoy the music they witness. There are concerts almost every night and tickets can range from $10 to $59 depending on the show.

Location: Decatur – 515 N McDonough St

Callanwolde Center for Fine Arts

Located in the heart of metro Atlanta, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a community arts center that spans 12 acres. This historic site hosts art exhibits, live concerts, and a Jazz on the Lawn event where people can picnic and listen to live jazz music from distinguished Atlanta artists.

Location: Atlanta East – 980 Briarcliff Rd NE

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