Atlanta, Georgia, offers visitors a sweet-tea-infused, chili-dog-spiced blend of past and present. The city is a hub for African American and Civil War history with no shortage of museums and landmarks, and it also boasts a buzzy restaurant scene and some impressive urban restructuring that serves its residents from the South and beyond. Whether you travel to see nature, shop or learn about culture, there’s something here for you.
Turns out Georgia’s capital is a visual charmer, too. We took a virtual tour via Instagram to find the most photo-worthy spots in and around Atlanta. Take a look!
1 The Varsity
The self-proclaimed "world's largest drive-in" has two locations in Atlanta proper, plus two in the airport. Step into the old-school seating area, and snap photos with classic American fare like onion rings, burgers and their famous chili cheese dog.
2 Georgia Tech
Each of Atlanta's universities (Emory, Georgia State and Morehouse, just to name a few) is beautiful, but Georgia Tech's 400 wooded acres make it especially thrilling to explore. Historic buildings like Tech Tower provide great photo opps.
3 Junkman's Daughter
Atlanta local Pam Majors opened her shop in 1982 as a place to offload her parents' accumulated stuff, and now her son stocks clothes, gifts and tchotchkes of his own choosing. Browse around, then pose with the graffitied walls outside to commemorate your visit.
4 The Vortex Bar & Grill
5 Georgia Aquarium
6 Centennial Olympic Park
Walk right out the aquarium doors and through this sprawling green space in downtown Atlanta, which commemorates the city's hosting of the 1996 Olympic games. The park's 20-story Ferris wheel is especially photogenic at night.
7 Atlanta Botanical Garden
8 World of Coca-Cola
Atlanta is home to Coca-Cola's company headquarters, so it's only fitting to get a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process and taste Cokes from around the world during your stay. High-fives with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear make the chillest Instas.
9 Fernbank Museum of Natural History
10 The Fox Theatre
11 Ponce City Market
This historic commerce building re-opened in 2014 as a massive food, retail, living and work space with dozens of trendy stores. The rooftop's got games, mini golf and some stellar views, and the exterior is an iconic shot, too.
12 Stone Mountain Park
13 Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
An outdoor patio and screened-in porches lend outdoorsy vibes to this campfire-themed eatery on the Beltline, Atlanta's new public trail and park system. The views are great, but hot chicken biscuits will dominate your camera roll.
14 The Majestic Diner
15 Piedmont Park
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- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.