Rediscovering Atlanta: An Itinerary for Returning Visitors

As a city bursting with culture, history, and character, a visit to Atlanta is sure to never disappoint. And with an Atlanta charter bus rental by your side, it’s easier than ever to get your group away from the tourist traps and out to all of your favorite off-the-beaten-path stops.

If you've visited Atlanta before, trust us when we say there's still plenty of new and exciting things to see. Here's a list of some places you might have missed—where to stay, where to eat and what to visit—that allow you to dive deeper into the spots that make Atlanta unique.

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Get your Group Around Atlanta with a Charter Bus Rental

When you’re on a trip, the last thing you want to do is to waste time figuring out how to get your group where you want to go. Instead of drawing straws to see who will drive their car or splitting into rideshares, choose an Atlanta charter bus from our network so that you and your group can travel worry-free!

We charter a wide range of charter buses and minibuses to accommodate any group size, whether you’re a small group of coworkers or a large tour group. And while you ride, you’ll have a professional bus driver at the wheel while you enjoy reclining seats, air conditioning, WiFi and TVs with DVD players, and even additional amenities like onboard restrooms, power outlets, and PA systems (some may only be available on select bus models, so let your reservation specialist know if you have any specific amenity requests).

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No matter where you go in Atlanta, your bus driver will follow your custom schedule to a T so you can focus on enjoying some new sights in the city. Our reservation specialists are available 24/7 at 404-400-3545 to get you a free quote on your bus rental! For now, check out a few of our favorite lesser-known spots below, all of which are great for returning groups:

Our Favorite Lesser-Known Spots to Stay in Atlanta

Sugar Magnolia Bed and Breakfast

Address: 804 Edgewood Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Phone: (404) 222-0226

If you want a taste of life in Victorian times, the Sugar Magnolia Bed and Breakfast is the place for you. Intimate and quaint, this Queen Anne-style home has gone through a complete restoration to preserve its identity, architecture and personality for you to return home to after a busy day out in the ATL. The Victorian vibes extend beyond the grounds to historic Inman Park, best known for its greenery, cobbled lanes and beautiful architecture. 

Virginia Highland Bed and Breakfast

Address: 630 Orme Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Phone: (404) 892-2735

Named an Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary in 2006, the Virginia Highland Bed and Breakfast doesn’t disappoint. Located in the popular Virginia Highland neighborhood, you'll be within walking distance of top-quality restaurants, shopping and entertainment. After a day in Midtown or Downtown, you'll return home to a stunningly crafted bungalow that makes you feel right at home with delicious home-cooked meals and a peaceful porch. There's even a hammock for you to relax on!

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Eat Like a Local

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House

Address: 461 North Central Avenue, Hapeville, GA 30354

Phone: (404) 762-1746

You may have eaten at one of the best burger chains in the country before, but have you been to the world’s very first Chick-fil-A? A cultural icon, Chick-fil-A Dwarf House offers all your favorites but also gives you the unique option of trying special meals featuring mouth-watering Southern staples. This location is right by the airport, so your group can grab a quick meal on your way into or out of Atlanta.

Sublime Doughnuts

Address: 535 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Phone: (404) 897-1801

If you've got a sweet tooth, you have to stop at Sublime Doughnuts. As the name suggests, you will be treated to more than 30 creative, freshly-made treats. 

If your group is in Atlanta for a special occasion, you only need to get the good people at the doughnut house 24 hours' notice for them to prepare custom doughnuts just for you, allowing you to spell out whatever you want.

Taqueria del Sol

Address: 1200-B Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Phone: (404) 352-5811

With plenty of space for a large group and a menu that doesn’t disappoint, this Taqueria del Sol location is a great place to break for lunch or dinner. And with a variety of shops and dessert options nearby, your group can walk off your meal before loading back onto the bus and heading to your next stop. Another local favorite, Ormsby’s, is just on the other side of the shopping center if your group is in the mood for shuffleboard, bocce ball, board games, and beers from local breweries!

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Atlanta Stops you Might have Missed on your First Trip

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

Address: 209 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 659-1665

This is an eclectic, vibrant market in which you can spend hours browsing the stalls for trinkets and local products. From bakeries, fresh coffee and flowers to organic products such as meats, fruits and vegetables, everything here is locally and ethically sourced.

As one of Atlanta’s oldest markets, Atlanta vendors have been earning a living here since 1918! You can also treat your taste buds to a wide range of cuisines at one of their many food stalls and restaurants. 

Porsche Experience Center

Address: One Porsche Dr, Atlanta, GA 30354

Phone: (888) 204-7474

This location is one of only two Porsche Experience Centers in the U.S. (the other being in Los Angeles), so if you’re in Atlanta and into cars, you definitely won’t want to miss it! Group tours showcase the history of the brand and a collection of vintage Porsche cars, and simulator experiences let you feel like you’re in the middle of a race on a world-famous track. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even get behind the wheel of  one of the latest Porsche models and take a lap around the center’s track.

Museum of Design Atlanta

Address: 1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: (404) 979-6455

The Museum of Design Atlanta, located near the ritzy Colony Square shopping center, celebrates all things design by highlighting the way design affects all of our daily lives. Here, you’ll find exhibits featuring architecture, industrial product design, furniture, interior design, and more. After you’ve explored the museum’s exhibits, stroll over to Colony Square’s Politan Row food hall for a drink, a bubble tea, or a meal!

Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping-Pong Emporium

Address: 1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: (404) 522 8275

Atlanta has just as much to offer once the sun goes down as it does during the daytime. A popular destination with the locals, Church offers great beer and spirits to go with its music and unique religion-meets-street-art style. If that isn’t enough to entice you, how about the ping pong tables for a bit of competition and entertainment?

If you think your group might spend more time out after dark, check out our group guide to Atlanta’s nightlife!

Charter a Bus for Your Return to Atlanta

Whether you’re a local, a semi-frequent visitor, or you’re ready to dive into Atlanta’s real hidden gems, Falcon Charter Bus is always prepared to make sure your group is paired with the perfect charter bus rental. Give us a call today at 404-400-3545 to learn more about Atlanta charter bus rental options and to secure your group bus rental!