Where to Stay, What to Do and Where to Eat: Airbnb Hosts’ Guide to Atlanta

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As the Airbnb community helps Atlanta welcome thousands of visitors for the Big Game in February, the variety of things to do, places to stay and restaurants to dine in has never been easier to navigate on Airbnb.

Whether visiting Atlanta to cheer on your favorite team or for the southern hospitality, here’s a breakdown of how to truly experience Atlanta through the eyes of locals. Below you’ll find a variety of things to do and what to know before you go from our Homes and Experience hosts.

Where To Stay

With the launch of a new tier of homes in Atlanta and expanded property types available on Airbnb, there is truly something for every visitor. Guests can book one of the more than 50 Airbnb Plus listings available in Atlanta, or choose from a broad variety of accommodation options to find the host and home that’s right for them. Below is a sampling of Homes that are available on the platform. 

“The city is filled with very diverse individuals that make this city great. Each part of the city has a different vibe and feel. This eclectic mix of scenery and people is what makes Atlanta special.”

–   Host Darrel

“Atlanta is surprisingly easy to get around without a car. If you’re staying in town, forego a rental and opt for walking, bike sharing, or scooter sharing. You can even grab an electric scooter share for two.”

– Hosts Allie & Brandon

“Walk the urban Beltline to soak up the art installations and hit Ponce City Market for shopping and delicious foodie options. Or head to Buford Highway for some really amazing ethnic eats from around the world.”

–   Host Kara

“A lot of our guests go to Stone Mountain during their visit. We have a picnic basket available in the listing if you want to hike to the top and have a nice picnic there. They also have restaurants, a kids’ park, and a lake. It’s a great outdoorsy area.”

–  Host Krystal

Dad’s Garage for improv is really fun. It’s a place locals go to to catch a laugh. They always have great shows and it’s by Staplehouse, a top restaurant, and in a really awesome area.

–  Host Brandi

What To  Do

With Atlanta Experiences, there are more ways than ever for travelers and residents to immerse themselves in the city with one-of-a-kind, bookable activities handcrafted and led by local experts. With more than 50 unique Atlanta Experiences live on the platform, Airbnb connects guests to a different and authentic side of the city they might have otherwise missed. Below is just a sampling of Experiences available on Airbnb.

“Art drives the city, from renowned artists to the plethora of movies and shows shot here, this is a city to express yourself creatively.”

– Host Vince

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“Our farmers markets are amazing. Super fresh produce. My favorites are the Buford Highway Farmers Market, Peachtree Road Farmers Market, Brookhaven Farmers Market, and Green Market at Piedmont Park.”

–  Host Ed

“If you are from out of town and don’t come to Atlanta often, you must visit the King Center at least once in your lifetime.”

– Host Edward

Atlanta was the birth city and childhood home of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the city was a large hub for civil rights activity in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. You can take in this history at Auburn Avenue, where you can stand on the porch of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home, historically called “Sweet Auburn” for the delicious smells that were in the air on this street back in the mid 1900s.

–  Host Andrew

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“Yes, you will probably bump into a celebrity… do not freak out. They are in their natural habitat!”

–  Host La’Bonnae

“The very best way to navigate the city during the Big Game will be MARTA. They are currently selling a commemorative pass that not only pays your fare, but is a keepsake. Uber and Lyft will be available, but to avoid any traffic frustration, definitely consider public transportation. ”

–  Host Debra

Where To Eat

From modern soul food, to vegetable-rich fare, to southern-inspired cuisine, this city does not disappoint with the myriad restaurant options available. Airbnb has dining desires covered for all of your tastes and cravings through our Resy integration. Restaurants below like Empire State South and Miller Union, which are among the top host recommended spots on the platform, are gaining popularity and are available to book on Resy via Airbnb. Here is where you can find restaurants to book your table.

Empire State South: With a menu featuring authentic Southern dishes,  utilizing a farm-to-table approach that appeals to all, Empire State South is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a to-go breakfast and lunch program, a patio with a bocce ball courtyard, and an extensive cocktail list.

Miller Union: Founded in 2009 and named after the Miller Union Stockyards that once occupied a full city block in Atlanta’s meatpacking district in the 1880s, Miller Union has contributed to the evolution of the Westside neighborhood. The restaurant offers contemporary Southern cuisine, like fritters made with grits and country ham, field pea ravioli, and house-made sausage with grilled beans, shishito, and tomato conserva.

The Mercury: An attractive, mid-century modern inspired locale in the Ponce City Market, The Mercury has it all, from a thriving bar scene with a sharp attention to craft cocktails to menus for brunch, lunch, dinner, and the lounge. The fare is American, and consists of well-executed classic dishes like crispy brussels sprouts and trout almondine, and most notably, a prime rib dinner.

Whiskey Bird: It’s true that guests here can enjoy many kinds of whiskey in a variety of forms, and the same goes for bird. But that’s not all. The inventive, Asian-American menu spans from yakitori to Hong Kong sliders, tacos, and greens. 

1Kept ATL: Known for its southern-inspired fare, this cozy spot with house-infused cocktails will make you glad you were born post 18th Amendment. Insider tip: get the truffle popcorn.

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