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Your Guide to Atlanta for Clean Show 2022 (Conclusion)

Just like a proper host, Atlanta offers something for everyone

CHICAGO — While there will be plenty to do and see at this year’s Clean Show, to be held July 30 through August 2, its host city, Atlanta, offers a plethora of attractions for your time off the show floor. 

In Part 1 of this series, we examined ways to get around the city, and in Part 2, we looked at some neighborhoods that make Atlanta unique. In Part 3, we explored some downtown attractions and got some picks from Atlanta natives. Today, we’ll conclude by listing some attractions that the city has to offer. You won’t have time to take them all in, but there’s something for everybody on this list.

Attractions

Truist Park Tours — Want to explore the field the Atlanta Braves call home? Tours of Truist Park (formerly Turner Field) take guests around the facility, including many places normally off-limits during games. The tours take about an hour and a half and will take you from the press box to the dugout and many places in-between.  

755 Battery Avenue Southeast. • www.mlb.com/braves/ballpark/tours

Delta Flight Museum — Delta Airlines is headquartered in Atlanta, and this attraction offers visitors a chance to explore both aviation history and the future of flight. Located just one mile from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the museum highlights the history of Delta dating back to the 1920s and includes interactive exhibits, restored aircraft from past decades and more. 

1060 Delta Blvd.• www.deltamuseum.org

World Coca-Cola — First served in Atlanta in 1886, more than 1.9 billion servings of Coca-Cola drinks are served around the world each day. World Coca-Cola gives visitors the chance to explore the iconic brand, sample different types of the soft drink from around the world, learn about the secret formula and get a behind-the-scenes view of the Coca-Cola bottling process from start to finish. 

121 Baker St NW • www.worldofcoca-cola.com

Atlanta Botanical Garden — Looking for a chance to recharge from the Clean Show floor? The Atlanta Botanical Garden, known as the “emerald jewel in the crown of Atlanta culture,” might be just the thing. The garden offers 30 acres of outdoor gardens, as well as a children’s garden, a canopy walk and a skyline garden.

1345 Piedmont Ave. • www.atlantabg.org

College Football Hall of Fame — When The Clean Show opens, it’ll almost be time for college athletes to hit the gridiron for the 2022-23 football season, and the College Football Hall of Fame is sure to get you into the mood. This attraction offers a 45-yard indoor football field and interactive exhibits to celebrate the athletes, coaches and other people who make college football a highlight of the sporting world. 

250 Marietta St. N.W. • www.cfbhall.com

SkyView — Want to see Atlanta from a different perspective? The SkyView Ferris wheel in Centennial Park takes riders nearly 20 stories high, giving them panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding area. From the comfort of one of the 42 climate-controlled gondolas, visitors receive an amazing view during the day and a breathtaking experience at night. 

168 Luckie Street NW • www.skyviewatlanta.com

Georgia Aquarium — Atlanta can get warm in the summer, so a trip under the sea might be in order. The Georgia Aquarium is the nation’s largest, boasting more than 10 million gallons of fresh and saltwater for its exhibits. With animals ranging from penguins and sea lions to whales and sharks, something is sure to grab your attention here. 

225 Baker Street Northwest • www.georgiaaquarium.org                

Dining & Nightlife

Krog Street Market — Have a group and can’t agree on where to go for dinner? The Krog Street Market is the answer. Internationally featured as one of the best food halls in the world, Krog Street Market has everything from award-winning BBQ to Asian cuisine to Southern recipes to candies and other desserts. Seriously, if you can’t find something here, you just weren’t that hungry. 

99 Krog St NE • krogstreetmarket.com

Bold Monk Brewing Co. — Looking for a place to relax and reflect after a busy day at the Clean Show? The Bold Monk Brewing Co. probably has what you’re looking for. Offering both indoor and outdoor dining, Bold Monk has award-winning brewers creating different types of draft beers to choose from, along with wines and cocktails. Sandwiches, pizza, mussels, salads and other menu items fill out the experience. You can also explore the Beer Cellar, the Cask Room and other areas, and enjoy live events.

The Complex, 1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW • www.boldmonkbrewingco.com

Northside Tavern — If you want dinner and a show, Northside Tavern might be your ticket. Winner of several readers’ choice awards as the best place to hear the blues in the area, Northside has evolved from the neighborhood grocery store and gas station is started out as in the 1940s into a destination for people looking for good food and good music — to the point where it has been featured in film and television several times as a cool place for characters to plot their next move.

1058 Howell Mill Rd NW • www.northsidetavern.com

STATS Brewpub — For those wanting a classic American menu and a robust beer, wine and cocktail menu, STATS Brewpub fits the bill. With more than 70 high-definition televisions across almost 16,000 square feet of space, STATS is a great place to catch a game while enjoying food that aims to please every palate. It’s also one of the only bars in the U.S. to feature a beer tap system on certain tables, which allow guest to pour their own beer with no server or bartender.

300 Marietta Street NW • www.statsatl.com

Bulla Gastrobar — Visitors to Atlanta with more adventurous pallets and desiring a Spanish flare can look to Bulla Gastrobar for their next meal. Inspired by gastrobars in Spain, this establishment offers a bar and open kitchen design with an extensive menu of small and large plates to choose from, as well as hand-crafted cocktails and an impressive wine list.

60 11th Street NE • www.bullagastrobar.com

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails — While you’re in the South, you might want to check out White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, a restaurant that embraces its Southern roots with a bar that focuses on wine, whisky, bourbon and, yes, cocktails. The food is a mix of contemporary with tradition, prepared with precision but resulting in plants that appear simple and familiar. White Oak’s Barrel Bar was named the top Whiskey Bar in Georgia by Thrillist Magazine and designated by the Bourbon Society as a Great Bourbon Bar of America. 

270 Peachtree St NW, 100 • www.whiteoakkitchen.com

Shopping

Peachtree Center — This area, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, offers more than 50 restaurants, shops and other businesses. With 2.3 million square feet spread across three levels, visitors can do their shopping, get something to eat, treat themselves to some spa-like pampering and still be close to everything in the downtown area.  

231 Peachtree Street NE • www.peachtreecenter.com

AmericasMart Atlanta — While you’re in Atlanta, visit the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace, housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. AmericasMart Atlanta boasts more than 400 permanent showrooms, ranging from housewares to home décor to clothing and more. 

240 Peachtree Street NW • www.americasmart.com

Buckhead Village District — Nestled along a six-street enclave, the Buckhead Village District offers more than 60 designer boutiques, restaurants, cafes and more. Designer labels represented in this area include Dior, Hermes, Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin and more. If you’re looking for luxury goods, the Buckhead Village District should be on your list.

3035 Peachtree Rd NW • www.buckheadvillagedistrict.com

Little Five Points — If you’re in the mood for something a little off the beaten path, point your compass toward Little Five Points. Located just over two miles east of downtown Atlanta, the Little Five Points area has become famous in alternative culture circles and has been described as Atlanta’s version of Haight-Ashbury. Bookstores, vintage clothing shops, record stores, cafes, theaters, restaurants and bars can all be found in this area, as well as a vibrant street art scene. 

Along the 1000 block of Euclid Ave. NE

Phipps Plaza — For those wishing to purchase something memorable to remind them of their time in Atlanta, Phipps Plaza offers designer names and high-end luxury brands. Located about nine miles north of downtown, Phipps Plaza has more than 100 designer stores, including Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana. There are also many fine-dining restaurants in the area, as well as fast food if your wallet needs to recover from your shopping excursion.

3500 Peachtree Rd NE • www.simon.com/mall/phipps-plaza

Atlantic Station — This open-air shopping mall features a mini-version of New York City’s Central Park, and offers shops such as Target, Victoria’s Secret, IKEA, and Dillard’s, as well groceries, health and beauty stores, jewelry stores and other shopping opportunities. Atlantic Station also offers movie theaters, entertainment, children’s activities and more.

Atlantic Station — This open-air shopping mall features a mini-version of New York City’s Central Park, and offers shops such as Target, Victoria’s Secret, IKEA, and Dillard’s, as well groceries, health and beauty stores, jewelry stores and other shopping opportunities. Atlantic Station also offers movie theaters, entertainment, children’s activities and more.

1380 Atlantic Drive • www.atlanticstation.com

For Part 1 of this series, click HERE. For Part 2, click HERE. For Part 3, click HERE.

Atlanta East Little Five Points

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