Photograph composite by Ryan Hayslip
Here are three superior spots for a little aviation observation.
Elevation Chophouse and Sky Bar
Watch private planes take off and land as you sip on a Liquid Nitrogen Martini. elevationatlanta.com
The 57th Fighter Group Restaurant
Savor a little nostalgia on the patio of this WWII-themed restaurant adjacent to DeKalb Peachtree Airport. If you’re feeling boldly Red Baron–esque, book a biplane ride first. the57threstaurant.com, biplaneridesoveratlanta.com
The cell phone lot at Hartsfield-Jackson
Not only was this addition a genius way to make pickups at the world’s busiest airport more manageable, but it also offers a great view of roaring jets. atlanta-airport.com
This article originally appeared in our April 2013 issue.