Atlanta is the capital of the U.S. State of Georgia. This sprawling urban landscape has played host to many important events in recent history including the American Civil Rights Movement, the 1996 Olympic Games and the American Civil War.
All of these important events and many, many more make the city well worth visiting, exploringand learning about. Atlanta is the capital of the U.S. State of Georgia.
We get started on the top 10 things to do in Atlanta :
10- Centennial Olympic Park
Built for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, this 21-acre park boasts a variety of free, fun-filled, family entertainment throughout the year, including concerts, Family Fun Days, a spectacular Fourth of July Celebration, a Holiday in Lights festival complete with an ice skating rink, unforgettable fountain shows and much more. In addition to special events the Centennial Olympic Park is perfect for a stroll to take in the sculptures, water gardens and lavish scenery.
9- Legoland Discovery Centre Atlanta
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Atlanta is a LEGO World full of colour, creativity and fun for children and their families. This indoor attraction, featuring a range of educational and interactive experiences, will inspire imaginations with 2 different rides, multiple interactive play areas, and a unique 4D Theatre. With offerings for both children and adults, this is a great place to visit no matter how old you are.
8- World of Coca Cola
This fun museum located at Pemberton Place, examines the Coca Cola drink and brand throughout the years. During your trip to the museum you will learn about how the drink was first developed, the secret formula behind the famous taste and the process of making the drink today. As well as all this there is a chance to see lots of memorabilia and Coca-Cola related artefacts as well as 4d theatre celebrating people’s experiences with Coca Cola around the world.
7- Atlanta Botanical Garden
Experience a lush, urban oasis at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Enjoy walking through the Orchid Display House or across the Canopy Walk, a 600-foot suspension bridge. Adjacent to Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden comprises a stunning 30 acres of indoor and outdoor themed gardens, woodland areas, brooks, fern glades, and walking paths. A highlight is the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory, a massive collection of plants from tropical rain forests and deserts, from around the globe.
6- Fernbank Science Centre
The Fernbank Science Centre is a museum and woodland centre operated by the DeKalb County School System that encourages the understanding of science and technology and how it works in agreement with nature. The centre has dinosaur skeletons, live animals and an authentic Apollo spacecraft for visitors to see. Admission is completely free to the centre, except the planetarium, and most of the seasonal exhibits and activities have no extra costs.
5- Zoo Atlanta
Zoo Atlanta has a mission to inspire value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family experiences. From well-known native wildlife, to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Zoo highlights include giant pandas, one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes and a global centre of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians.
4- Piedmont Park
Adjacent to the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Midtown, Piedmont Park is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon. Sprawling 200-plus acres, the park has no shortage of things to do, including walking and jogging paths, dog parks, picnic facilities, playgrounds, tennis courts, a public swimming pool and a Saturday farmers market. Thanks to its size, Piedmont Park also hosts a variety of Atlanta’s top events, including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the Atlanta Jazz Festival and Atlanta Pride.
3- Stone Mountain Park
Spread across 3,200 acres, Stone Mountain Park boasts a variety of family-friendly attractions. But for many, the real star here is the Confederate Memorial Carving. The largest high relief sculpture in the world, this carving depicts three Confederate heroes. Additional facilities include a wildlife preserve, a cable car ride, two golf courses, several restaurants and an antebellum plantation that is open to tour.
2- CNN Atlanta Studio Tour
The studio tour is an approximately 50-minute guided walking tour that provides a view into the newsrooms and studios to see firsthand how CNN gathers and reports the news. Learn about CNN’s history from your informative guide and visit a control room theatre where you’ll learn all about how news broadcasts are put together. Next, head inside a special effects studio to see how weather maps and on-air graphics are created. Watch live news feeds, see journalists at work in the main CNN newsroom, and maybe even see newscasters broadcasting live. With tours running approximately every 10 minutes throughout the day, this fun, educational tour is ideal for the whole family!
1- The Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is home to an impressive 120,000 marine animals including Californian sea lions and dolphins. The animals are housed in a state of the art facility in a whopping ten million gallons of water. Also worth seeing at the aquarium is the 4d theatre, the on site restaurant as well as the “behind the sea” tours that are available which give you an idea of how the aquarium operates on a daily basis. Kids and families can even book sleepovers at the aquarium and spend the night watching the animals swim above their heads.
So that sums up our top 10 things to do in Atlanta, we hope you enjoyed.