Atlanta, Georgia, has become a popular place for filming movies and more. It’s more affordable than filming in LA, it has a huge international airport, and there are some great tax incentives that attract filmmakers too. In fact, Atlanta has been called the Hollywood of the South for its large film industry. Any movie lovers or TV geeks can find plenty of fun filming locations to visit on a trip to Atlanta. Whether you take the kids or decide to go on an adults-only trip, there are top filming locations that are not only fun to see but offer some entertaining things to do too.
If you’re flying into Atlanta, you might want to start at the airport. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the biggest airport in the US. It’s not exactly a filming location, but it is a place where you could possibly spot some stars flying in. If you’re visiting during the filming of a movie or TV show, you could be lucky enough to spot a favorite actor.
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A good park is always a smart choice of place to visit for a family day out. Atlanta’s Woodruff Park is a 6-acre park in the middle of the city, which is surrounded by tall tower blocks. It’s for this reason that it’s often used to look like New York in movies such as Anchorman 2. It has been used as a filming location in Zombieland and The Change Up, and the TV show Black Lightning is shot in The Muse’s apartments, which overlook the park. While you’re there, you can discover fun events and fun things to do, from interesting talks to history tours and places to eat.
One of the most popular filming locations in Atlanta, this Downtown area of the city is undeveloped, but there are big plans to use it as a site of major development. The area is at ground level, with the streets around it elevated. It has been used to shoot scenes for Captain America: Civil War, The Walking Dead, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1, and Baby Driver. The Gulch is often used for tailgating sports events for the Mercedes Benz Stadium too. The site will soon be home to a $5 billion mix of apartments, offices, hotels and retail spaces, and is sure to be unrecognizable.
Atlanta History Center – The Swan House
History lovers will enjoy a trip to the Atlanta History Center and the beautiful Swan House mansion. The building featured in The Hunger Games franchise and was built in 1928, just before the Great Depression. The Atlanta History Center offers plenty to see and do, including historic house tours, exhibitions, gardens, and interactive activities. They have a variety of family and adult programs all year.
This neighborhood, adjacent to Downtown, has a longer filming history than other areas in the city. Among the movies it has been used for is Driving Miss Daisy. Today, there are some great things to see and do, including a farmers’ market and a yearly loft tour to see some of the neighborhood’s best architecture and interiors.
If you and your family love movies, take a tour of Atlanta to find your favorite locations. It’s a great way to discover the city.
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