Here are eight of Atlanta’s best neighborhoods to visit during your next group trip:

Little Five Points

Little Five Points is known for its funky, alternative vibe. Located northeast of downtown, this eclectic area is home to a mix of vintage clothing stores, record shops, tattoo parlors, and more. Grab a coffee at Aurora Coffee or a craft beer at The Porter Beer Bar, then check out Junkman’s Daughter for kitschy secondhand finds. Your group can easily spend hours exploring the unique shops and soaking in the artsy character of Little Five Points.


Virginia-Highland, often referred to as “VaHi,” has a quaint, small-town feel just minutes from bustling downtown. Stroll down Virginia Avenue to browse the boutiques and cafés lining the street. Try brunch at the Flying Biscuit Cafe or dinner at Tap. This neighborhood is also home to Amsterdam Atlanta, where you can grab a craft beer in the beer garden. And don’t miss the historic homes and charming residential streets on a walk through VaHi.

Inman Park

Inman Park is known for its beautifully restored Victorian homes dating back to the late 1800s. Take a leisurely stroll to admire the architecture and lush gardens. Stop for a bite at Parish Food & Goods or King of Pops, then continue exploring the residential streets. You can also visit the historic Swan House mansion, located within the Atlanta History Center campus. Inman Park exudes classic Southern charm.


One of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, Cabbagetown is located just east of downtown. The area gets its name from its origins as a mill town that produced materials for the booming textile industry. Take in the original mill architecture and colorful painted bungalows built to house mill workers. Cabbagetown is also home to the Atlanta Dairies Building, now an event space, as well as a massive outdoor mural called “Catlanta.”


Midtown is a vibrant district packed with attractions. Visit the Fox Theatre, a lavish movie palace that now hosts concerts and performances. Stroll through Piedmont Park, home to the city’s beloved botanical gardens. And don’t miss Atlantic Station, a popular shopping and dining complex. For art lovers, the High Museum of Art and Museum of Design Atlanta are must-visits. Midtown buzzes with energy and offers diverse entertainment options for groups.

East Atlanta Village

East Atlanta Village, often referred to as EAV, is a creative community southeast of downtown. Explore the local shops and restaurants lining Flat Shoals Avenue. Try dinner at Holy Taco or drinks at The Earl. EAV also hosts two popular annual festivals: the East Atlanta Beer Fest and East Atlanta Strut, a music and arts street festival. The laidback neighborhood vibe makes EAV a favorite of locals and visitors alike.

Sweet Auburn

Sweet Auburn was once the thriving center of African-American culture, business, and life in Atlanta. Today, it remains a landmark historic district. Walk down Auburn Avenue to see important sites like Big Bethel AME Church and the Royal Peacock Club. Make sure to also visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. The area played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement. Sweet Auburn offers an impactful look at Atlanta’s past.

Grant Park

Grant Park provides a scenic urban oasis near downtown. The massive green space contains Zoo Atlanta as well as Atlanta’s oldest park, established in 1883. Visit the historic Grant Park Zoo entrance or walk through the tranquil, 30-acre Victorian Grant Park. You can also admire the Atlanta Cyclorama building, home to a massive panoramic painting depicting the Civil War. Grant Park makes for a refreshing outdoor escape with historic architecture.

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