This is the dangerous corner record shop you miss from your childhood, where vinyl discs are still for sale and no one bothers you if you stand and read the magazines. Stocking as good a selection as most superstores, this loud and fun local spot is also a great source for music news, band announcements and concert information. For the lover of animation, Criminal has one of the best comics archives in the city.
963 Edgewood Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307 +1 404 521 2308
If you have plans for a special affair that deserves someplace unusual, consider the Trolley Barn. Built in 1889, the barn's architectural detail and character have been lovingly maintained through a careful renovation in 1987. Located in historic Inman Park, the Trolley Barn is one of the oldest existing buildings in the city. The spacious wooden structure served to house the trolley cars of the Atlanta and Edgewood Street Railroad Company, which once linked this Victorian subdivision with downtown. Full catering and event planning assistance are available.
441 Freedom Parkway Atlanta, GA 30307 +1 404 865 7100
The Carter Library & Museum sits on 35 landscaped acres just east of downtown where the Virginia-Highlands meet Inman Park. The complex consists of five interconnected pavilions that house the offices of the former President, research and foundation facilities, and the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, which includes thousands of papers and mementos from the Carter administration. The landscaped gardens feature a lake, as well as more than 400 plants and 80 varieties of roses, including the coral Rosalynn Carter rose.
453 Freedom Parkway Jimmy Carter Library & Museum Atlanta, GA 30307 +1 404 420 5113
Cecil B. Day Chapel is a plush 450-seats auditorium nestled in the Ivan Allen III Pavilion, based inside the Carter Center. The venue serves as a hot spot for a myriad of social events such as weddings, concerts, seminars, conferences and screenings of films. Fancy wall sconces upon silk covered walls and crystal chandeliers impart a highly elegant aura to the auditorium. Cecil B. Day Chapel serves as a sophisticated choice for hosting events at their best.
Euclid Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30307 +1 404 512 6600
Inman Park was the first planned neighborhood south of the Mason-Dixon Line, established in 1887 and fully built by the early 1900s. It experienced a long period of decline starting around 1910 and continuing until restoration began in the 1970s. The neighborhood is characterized by Queen Anne architecture and large trees and is now one of the most pleasant in Atlanta. The yearly Inman Park Spring Festival, taking place during the last weekend of April, is a great time to see it.
914A Austin Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307 +1 404 522 4544
Ever heard of an establishment that hangs artworks by both people and animals side-by-side? No? Well, you have now! Inman Pet Works is a pet shop/animal adoption agency/art gallery that looks after the interests of our furry friends, supplying various kinds of animal foods and products, organizing micro-chipping camps for pet-owners, and displaying works by animal-loving artists. Their star painter, however, proceeds from the sale of his Swine Art Collection go to a pig rescue association!
75 Bennett Street Northwest Tula Art Center, Space B-1 Atlanta, GA 30309 +1 404 605 0605
This downtown gallery puts its focus on the work of the lens, displaying the creative expressions of some of the Southeast's most accomplished and promising photographers. The work of many local craftsmen are on permanent display, offering a spectacular artistic glimpse of the city. Many historical and panoramic views of Atlanta are featured in the collections. Exhibitions change regularly, so call ahead for a current schedule and list of upcoming events.
57 Forsyth Street Northwest Healey Building Atlanta, GA 30303 +1 404 221 1270
Although this small Buckhead gallery is dedicated to showcasing the work of disabled artists, the focus is squarely on the art, not the circumstances of its creation. Work in many mediums by a wide range of professional and promising artisans is on display, with many pieces for sale. The gallery's most noted collection is that of the work of James "Seymour" Lunsford, whose works also appear locally at Landsell Galleries.
130 West Paces Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30305 +1 404 814 4000
This comprehensive museum of Atlanta's past is located a few blocks from the Governor's Mansion in residential Buckhead. Exhibits cover the gamut of the region's history, including special sections on the Civil War, Southern folk crafts, African-American history, and the Civil Rights movement. The museum is surrounded by 33 acres (13.5 hectares) of gardens that feature the historic Swan House, the fully-restored Tullie Smith Farm, a library and archive, and several restaurants. Visitor maps are available in five languages.
384 Woodward Way Atlanta, GA 30305 +1 404 355 1009
This par-71 public course is named for one of golf's greatest legends and one of Atlanta's favorite sons. Owned and operated by the city of Atlanta, the course's trademark Bermuda greens have welcomed golfers from around Georgia since 1934. This isn't the most extravagant or challenging course you've played, but the course features a pro shop, restaurant and putting green.