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Things To Do in Decatur, GA

Located just 6 miles east of downtown Atlanta, Decatur is a charming suburb with lots of green space. In addition to the many excellent restaurants in Decatur, the town is bustling with things to experience like afternoon hikes, local shopping, and musical performances. Here are a few of our favorite local attractions.

Food

Downtown Decatur food tours

Downtown Decatur Food Tours

Meeting spot for tours will be printed on your tour tickets
See and taste Downtown Decatur on this walking food tour! Stroll through one of Georgia's oldest cities and indulge in the local fare. Taste authentic cuisine from all cultures including Korean, Italian, Latin, and more! Tour time is three hours and meets at 11 a.m. Adults: $65 Children: $45. Fun Fact: The first stop is Taiyo, conveniently located on our hotel property!


Music Venues

Eddie's Attic

Eddie's Attic

515-B North McDonough St, Decatur, GA
Eddie's is an intimate live music venue in downtown Decatur where both aspiring and accomplished musicians perform. Big time musicians like John Mayer, Sugarland, and The Indigo Girls played at Eddie's when they were just getting started and are still known to drop by for surprise visits. Feeling musical? Stop by on a Monday night to sing or listen to aspiring local songwriters during the weekly open mic nights.


Local History

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DeKalb History Center

101 E Court Square, Decatur, GA
Explore Decatur's rich history at the DeKalb History Center! Step back in time to the Civil War days, discover your local family history, and even meet DeKalb County's most famous dairy farm mascot, Rosebud!
For history center events, visit their Facebook page.

Waffle House Museum

Waffle House Museum

2719 East College Avenue Decatur, Georgia 30030
Waffle lovers rejoice! Decatur is proud to be home to this monument to one of America's most famous breakfast chains. Step into the original Waffle House restaurant, restored to its original look. Stroll through more than 60 years of Waffle House Memorabilia.
Tours run on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 AM and 2 PM. To book yours, call: 770-326-086

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Decatur Ghost Tour

Meet the local ghosts on the Decatur Ghost Tour! Visit some of the oldest sites in town, learn about Decatur's haunted histories, and maybe come across a few spooks along the way.
To reserve your spot on a tour, visit the ghost tour website.


Festivals

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Experience Decatur by attending one of its lively festivals! There's family-friendly fun as well as exciting events for just the grown-ups. Enjoy various free concerts, art walks, beer & wine tastings, and traditional holiday celebrations. Visit our upcoming festivals page for more information.


Outdoor Activities

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Biking Trail

Extending 19 miles from downtown Atlanta, through Decatur, and ending at Stone Mountain, this tree lined trail is perfect for biking, walking, or jogging. The trail parallels Howard Avenue through Decatur.


Shopping

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Local Shopping

More than 50 locally owned boutiques and national retail shops are located in the heart of downtown Decatur. Ponce de Leon Ave features a quaint shopping areas where you'll find apparel, shoes, book stores, galleries, and retail shops. For every $100 spent at a locally owned store, $68 stays in the community, so be sure to shop local!


DeKalb Farmers Market

Your DeKalb Farmers Market

3000 East Ponce De Leon Avenue Decatur, Georgia 30030
Take a trip around the world without leaving Decatur at the DeKalb Farmers Market! Featuring products from all across the globe, as well as local fare, this market is sure to have everything you're looking for. Whether stopping by to pick up a treat from the bakery, or shopping for artisan wines and cheeses, the DeKalb Farmers Market is worth exploring.

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