In Old Fourth Ward on the eastside of Atlanta, the former warehouse and showrooms of the Sears, Roebuck & Company have been renovated into Ponce City Market, one of Atlanta’s hottest spots. Affectionately called PCM by Atlantans, this marketplace is for both locals and visitors to eat, shop, and play.

Inside PCM, the bustling Central Food Hall is a destination for both adventurous foodies and those needing some great comfort food. Some of Atlanta’s most well-known chefs, Anne Quatrano, Linton Hopkins, and Sean Brock have added their creations to the hall’s lineup. Choose from Indian street food, gourmet Italian dishes, Latin-inspired fare, Szechuan, and Moroccan cuisine. You’re in for a serious food extravaganza when you decide to dine here.

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Edible cookie dough, fancy gelato, or gourmet popsicles are desserts worth saving room for.

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Devouring tastes from around the world is just a set up for a shopping extravaganza. From high-end shops to specialty boutiques, there is something for everyone’s interest. Check out big named brand anchor stores such as West Elm and William Sonoma to small boutiques like Ace & Jack for specialized pet products to elegant stationery at Archer Paper Goods to designer jeans at Ponce Denim Company.

For a little activity, take the historic freight elevator to the roof and Skyline Park. Here carnival style attractions await visitors of all ages. Give it your best try at amusement park games, take a swing or two on an 18-hole miniature golf course, and sip away at the beer garden. Be sure to take in the surrounding city views before you go back down to the ground level. During winter months, visitors can go ice skating up on the roof. Please note, there is an admission charge for rooftop access.

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Parking is in high demand. Once you find a parking spot, you have to guesstimate how much time you are planning to spend here, because you need to pay ahead of time. There is so much to do, deciding on your timing can be challenging. To help, you can download the PCM app. You can pay for parking on their app, so you don’t have to keep running back to the parking deck to pay for more time to park.

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