Game day: restaurants, transportation and sightseeing in Atlanta


Nadine Haddad, Staff Writer

Wednesday is the day we have all been waiting for! The football state playoffs between Milton and Colquitt County will be one for the ages. It is important that students know what restaurants, attractions and forms of transportation there are around the Mercedes Benz Stadium to ensure that they have a 10/10 experience.


Cheap Eats:

Atlanta Breakfast Club

Feel nice and comfortable in this modern/retro diner for all day breakfast, burgers and American staples!

Hours: 6:30 AM – 3 PM

Address: 249 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

*23 minute walk to the stadium

Aviva by Kameel

This Mediterranean restaurant and cafe/juice bar serves classic Middle Eastern meals.

Hours: 7:30 AM – 4 PM

Address: 225 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

*25 minute walk to the stadium



Drop by this New England eatery in the Sheraton Atlanta! It serves many vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.

Hours: 2 PM – 12 AM

Address: 165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

*29 minute walk to the stadium

Fine Dining:


*Takes reservations: call (404) 589-7506

Make reservations at this classy hotel restaurant while enjoying a 360 degree view of the city!

Hours: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6 – 10 PM

Address: 210 Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303

*25 minute walk to the stadium

Nikolai’s Roof

*Takes reservations: call (404) 221-6362

Take a trip to the Hilton Hotel and enjoy a French-Russian dinner and a fine view of the city.

Hours: 5:30 – 10 PM

Address: Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

*24 minute walk to the stadium


MARTA: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Translate Authority

MARTA is a public transportation system offered to everyone in Atlanta. This is a wise way for fans to avoid the expenses of traffic and parking at the stadium.  MARTA charges $2.50 for each way and an additional $2 for a one-time Breeze Card purchase.

For more information concerning MARTA routes, visit


Uber and Lyft are two peer-to-peer, taxi-like ridesharing companies that transport people in a timely fashion. Both companies match you with a nearby driver willing to take you wherever you want to go!

For more information about Uber, visit

For more information about Lyft, visit

Parking at the Stadium

Students are able to purchase parking passes in advance to be guaranteed one of the 20,000 parking spots within a 20 minute walk from the stadium. To learn more about parking or to purchase tickets, visit


Little Five Points

Little Five Points is a hip commercial neighborhood in Atlanta unlike any other! There you can find a variety of vintage clothing stores, vinyl shops, burger joints, vegan eateries and other events and places. Well-known restaurants in the area include the Vortex and Savage Pizza.

Little Five Points is located in Atlanta, GA 30307.

The World of Coca-Cola

The World of Coca-Cola is a museum that showcases the unique history of the Coca-Cola company and even allows tourists to sample over 100 of its international and domestic beverages. It will be open on Wednesday from 10 AM – 5 PM, so try to pay it a visit!

The World of Coca-Cola is located at 121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.

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Georgia Aquarium

Come visit over 100,000 animals and thousands of species at the Georgia Aquarium! Tickets are between $35-45 per student, and the site will be open from 10 AM – 9 PM.

The Georgia Aquarium is located at  225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.

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Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park is a public park in Downtown Atlanta that houses 21 acres of land. It will be open Wednesday from 7 AM – 11 PM and is located at 265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.

Atlantic Station

Atlantic Station is a commercial and residential area that houses the Atlantic Station mall, the Millennium Gate Museum, the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum and many diners and restaurants. It is located at 1380 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30363.