Discover Atlanta’s artistic hub, where vibrant cultural spaces sit alongside the city’s incredible urban parks
The Georgia Tech area of Midtown is an exhilarating place to live as a student. Home to amazing galleries and Atlanta’s greatest green spaces, you’ll have endless opportunities to gaze at inspiring art works, see incredible live performances, and get in touch with nature in stunning urban parks.
Make the most of the vibrant arts scene by visiting some of the area’s 25 cultural venues and 22 entertainment facilities. Be entertained by Atlanta Ballet’s performances at the historic Fox Theatre, listen to live music at Center Stage or spend an evening taking in the sounds of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Marvel at art works on display in the High Museum of Art and don’t miss the chance to catch a show before it reaches Broadway at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theater.
After a long week of studying, make time to enjoy the great outdoors. Picnic with friends, play Frisbee or go jogging in sprawling Piedmont Park, a local favorite. Get a bird’s-eye view of the city on the canopy walk in the Atlanta Botanical Garden, or go even higher with a trip out to Stone Mountain, where your hike will be rewarded with breathtaking views.
When hunger calls, pick up a hotdog at famous drive-in restaurant The Varsity, where even President Obama has stopped for snacks. Take a break from browsing the big name stores at Atlantic Station and grab a table at Strip - a hip eatery that serves sushi, seafood and steak. Head north for street food in Atlanta Food Truck Park or authentic ethnic fare along Buford Highway.