“10 Best On Peachtree Street”
There are a lot of “peach” this and thats in Atlanta, which can be confusing for locals and visitors alike. So let us begin by clarifying that “Peachtree Street” refers to the original, the true transit way which extends from Downtown to Buckhead and is dotted with famous Atlanta sites on nearly every block along the way. Well known sites like The Fox Theater and High Museum of Art, but also lesser known sites like Shakespeare’s Tavern Playhouse and The Laughing Skull Comedy Club. Combine these entertainment stops with great restaurant options and there is enough to make a full day for anyone. To save you some time, we have chosen ten of our favorite things to do on Peachtree Street, all of which are within a couple miles of the Ellis. (The sites are arranged in geographical order, starting with those closest to the Ellis and working our way north up Peachtree Street)
Sweet Juke Joint
Experience southern culture through food and music.
The Sweet Juke Joint is a place where locals and visitors can meet to enjoy the tastes and sounds of the South, with live musical performances spanning a multitude of genres and tasty cuisine which does the same. Located just across the street from the Ellis, Sweet Juke Joint is great for a pre-game activity or as a cap off to end the night.
Escape The Room-Atlanta
Put on your thinking hat in this real-life escape simulation
Feeling adventurous? Escape The Room invites those with a knack for problem solving to their real-life simulations where hidden objects hold clues to freedom. Guests have 60 minutes to figure it all out. Great for families and small groups.
Dining and Shopping in the heart of downtown.
Peachtree Center is conveniently located only a couple blocks from The Ellis Hotel. Escalators descend underground to a world of shopping and dining which treats the interests of almost anyone. Peachtree Center is not overwhelmingly large, but offers diverse options for both shopping and dining. A quick and easy stop for anyone looking to fill an hour or two in Downtown, Atlanta.
Re-live the golden age of theater in Downtown, Atlanta
Take in a modern interpretation of some of the works of the greatest playwright of all time- William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s Tavern delights the audience with plays performed by The Atlanta Shakespeare Company in the spirit of Elizabethan age artistry, evoking feelings of theater’s golden age. Check their schedule for a list of upcoming performances.
The Fox Theatre
A historic and multipurpose venue
The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s most well-known and historic venues. It has endured through many years of uncertainty and now stands proud as one of Atlanta’s symbols of excellence and perseverance. An endless list of great musicians, performers, and shows have graced the stage, everything from Broadway Theater productions to rock and roll bands. The architecture and decor alone is enough to wow visitors, but the performances themselves are always memorable. Visit their website for a schedule of upcoming shows and events.
Laughing Skull Lounge
A trendy joint for trendy comedians
Feeling funny? How about a visit to the “world’s smallest full-time comedy club”? Laughing Skull is a widely popular comedy venue right in the heart of Atlanta that showcases many of Atlanta’s up and comers in a trendy and hip environment. Attached to the famous Vortex restaurant, guests can also stop in for a specialty burger and a beverage or two. (Venue is 21+)
The Margaret Mitchell House
Visit the apartment of one of America’s most well known novelists
Stepping into the place where on eom America’s greatest novels was written is a humbling and evocative experience for anyone. Margarett Mitchell’s “Gone With The Wind” tells the tale of Atlanta and The Civil War, but the Margarett Mitchell House tells the tale of the author herself. This is a very special experience for Atlantans and visitors alike. Be sure and buy your tickets ahead of time online by following directions on their website.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Woodruff Arts Center
Hear the Grammy award winning ensemble at their home venue
Catch the Grammy award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at their home venue for a musical performance that is sure to impress. ASO’s talented array of conductors and musicians allows them to perform at a level few others can obtain. Conveniently located at Woodruff Arts Center, guests of The Ellis can go from their hotel rom to their seat in the theater in a matter of minutes. Visit their website for a schedule of performances upcoming,
The High Museum of Art
A balanced blend of contemporary and historic art
One of the Southeast’s most well regarded art museums, The High Museum is a wonderful venue for art aficionados and novices alike to enjoy exhibits of a wide range of styles and tastes. With a balanced diet of permanent pieces and temporary exhibits, The High Museum manages to stay consistent while also offering something new for every season. A list of permanent and temporary exhibits can be found by visiting their website.
Museum of Design- Atlanta (MODA)
Showcasing a modern art medium
The Museum of Design in Atlanta showcases design as a form of art, a unique form of creative expression. The modern art landscape has opened new doors for various mediums to take their rightful place among standards of the past. MODA invites guests to experience this modern transformation through exhibits, education, and programming for visitors of all ages.