Residents seek to attract restaurants, grocery stores along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail

On September 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, neighborhoods in Southwest Atlanta will host iSWAT Development Day, a collection of speeches and bus tours through the area that highlight redevelopment initiatives in an effort to attract chefs, restaurateurs, and grocers. Participants will meet at 884 Murphy Avenue.

49. Dive into the Chattahoochee

There’s a big hunk of granite along the Chattahoochee River, about twenty-five feet off the water, just downstream from Charlie’s Island where tubers and kayakers beach themselves for lunch.

38. Snap a selfie at…

Grab your camera!

37. Commune with the walking dead

Back in September 2011, we boldly declared Atlanta the zombie capital of America, and we’re not backing down from that assertion.

35. Sleep with 
the fishes—or the felines

If you’ve got small kids, we don’t need to sell you on the marvels of Zoo Atlanta and the Georgia Aquarium.

34. Try “plane-
spotting”

Here are three superior spots for a little aviation observation.

30-33. Experience four essential festivals

You can tour historic homes in Atlanta’s first “suburb,” take in bands, and see local art, but the real highlight 
is Saturday’s parade, complete with 
an attorney drill team, the Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, and the Trash Queen.

29. Spend a day with the dead

There is no better way to get to know a city’s past than exploring its citizens’ final resting places. And there’s nothing macabre about graveyard tourism; older cemeteries were designed to be enjoyed by the living, serving as public parks.

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