Tour Atlanta Without Breaking a Sweat on an Unexpected Virtual Tour

By Jennifer McKee

Taking a walking tour is one of the best ways you can familiarize yourself with a city. From food to history to public art, it’s the chance to gain personal insights that will forever stoke your love for that city’s gems.

One of Atlanta’s most-lauded tour companies, Unexpected Atlanta, has had to put its popular food walks and neighborhood history tours on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s found another way to offer its fun and insightful tours: through private Zoom links ($10 per screen).

The Zoom approach makes an Unexpected Atlanta tour even more immersive: participants can interact with each other and their guides through the chat function, watch taped messages on points of interest in the tour, and there’s an app to download for joining in on the tour’s trivia contest. You’ll feel a genuine camaraderie when you take an active part!

Tourgoers can also purchase an accompanying treat box ($14.99) to bring a food component into the tour: Unexpected Atlanta’s Street Art tour, for example, included a treat box with a make-it-yourself packet of sweet tea, which tour guides teach you how to make on the tour. The box also included coloring pages from local street artists.

The next scheduled tour is Southern Food History + Hoecakes (July 16-August 1) and tours through the remainder of 2020 are currently being scheduled. For more information, visit


Photos courtesy Unexpected Atlanta

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