Buckhead, Atlanta Travel Guide
- Upscale shopping
- Pretty area, with tree-lined streets
- Terrific restaurants
- Lively scene day and night on Peachtree Road
- A business hub
- Only 15 minutes from Downtown
- Hotels are generally expensive
- 15 minutes from Downtown and its attractions
What It's Like
About 15 minutes from Downtown, Buckhead is an affluent area in uptown Atlanta with tree-lined streets, beautiful mansions, high-rise office buildings, and luxury hotels. It's Atlanta's third largest financial district, and draws tourists and locals alike with its upscale shops, magnificent restaurants, and bars. (Its lively nightlife scene died down a bit, however, after an ordinance was passed requiring all bars to close by 2:30 a.m.) The area also boasts the Atlanta History Center, a 32-acre space with gardens, trails, a historic farm and mansion, and a museum.
Where To Stay
The majority of the hotels in Buckhead are high-end business hotels. Staying on Peachtree Road (lined with shops, restaurants, and bars) puts guests in the middle of all the action. Those doing business in Downtown may want to stay near the subway station, while those wanting to be near some open space may consider staying close to the Atlanta History Center.