Best of Atlanta: Places

Best Place to Take Out of Town Guests
Best Place for the Kids

Georgia Aquarium

Where should you take families and friends when they visit Atlanta? And what’s the best place for a day out with the kids? The Georgia Aquarium ( is our readers top pick for both, with its new dolphin display, the gorgeous Beluga whales and much, much more. With over eight million gallons of water and all kinds of sea life, plus numerous activities especially for children, the largest aquarium in the world is sure to impress anyone, young and old alike.

• For Out of Town Guests, Atlanta Botanical Garden placed second and Piedmont Park placed third.

• For Best Place to Take the Kids, Zoo Atlanta ( placed second and Piedmont Park placed third.

Best First Date
Piedmont Park

GA Voice readers love nature when it comes to impressing a first date. Piedmont Park ( and its spacious green space prove perfect for a romantic picnic or a fun game of Frisbee. Walking the beautiful grounds during a gorgeous sunset is the perfect time to grab your date’s hand and will no doubt lead to more dates in the future. Atlanta Botanical Garden ( placed second while Apres Diem ( placed third.

Best Georgia Destination

With its rich history, the beautiful and diverse city of Savannah ( is the place to visit when looking for a Georgia destination. Whether you enjoy the lively riverfront, gay nightlife at Club One, or the city’s rich history, Savannah has something for every visitor. The North Georgia Mountains ( placed second and the Georgia islands of St. Simon’s ( and Tybee ( finished third.


Top photo: The Georgia Aquarium came away with two awards in this year’s Best of Atlanta survey (courtesy photo)