Our essential guide to 58 fascinating museums, historic sites, thrilling rides, lovable animals, inspiring artisans, tasty restaurants, quirky inns, roadside curiosities, and illegal hooch
According to technology research firm Comparitech, Atlanta has 48.93 cameras per 1,000 people, making it the most surveilled city in the United States and the seventh most surveilled city in the world.
The African Diaspora Art Museum of Atlanta’s north star is exploring and advancing conversations around contemporary Black art and culture through exhibitions, programs, and artist residencies.
“I discovered that Atlanta had all of these hidden forests and pockets of nature—over 90 hidden forests that were all a short drive from my house. I started compiling them into a book, Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests: Intown and Out.”
Review: The Betty brings some midcentury charm—and the best martini in town—to Buckhead’s new boutique hotel
The Betty is the fine-dining restaurant that anchors the Kimpton Sylvan hotel, with a name nodding to its retro inspirations. Elsewhere on the property, the Sylvan has two delightful bars, also overseen by executive chef Brandon Chavannes: the garden-themed Willow Bar and the rooftop lounge St. Julep.
Some of the most exciting food in Atlanta today is served out of borrowed kitchens, at farmers markets, and from food trucks. Here’s some of our recent faves, and where to find them.
Inspired by a trip to Morocco, interior designer Chris Hutcheson designed a freestanding pavilion for her Smyrna client. “It’s the epitome of a staycation spot for entertaining but cozy enough for ‘work from home,’” says Hutcheson.
“There’s a big misconception that sleep is wasted time. But it is so important for the rest of our lives,” says Dr. Anne D. Bartolucci, who practices at Atlanta Insomnia & Behavioral Health Services. “If you’re trying to lose weight and you are sleep deprived, your fullness hormones get thrown off. With exercise, you need sleep in order to build muscle. It’s impossible to live a truly healthy life if you’re not getting enough sleep.”
“You get to wear literal art!” is how Madolyn Ropell describes her love for fashion—admitting that her respect for the creativity, thoughtfulness, and love that go into creating garments sometimes makes her (unapologetically) the most overdressed person in a room.
Atlanta’s hospitality landscape, once dotted with convention-friendly high-rises and cookie-cutter chains, is rapidly diversifying, thanks to a wave of more intimate, experiential properties popping up from Alpharetta to College Park. Here are 10 of the newest hotels—and what makes them unique.