When you visit our city, you can count on getting “only in Atlanta” experiences. These must-see attractions in Atlanta are fun for the whole family and will keep your itinerary full of memorable stops.
ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Experience a lush, urban oasis at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Enjoy walking through the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Orchid Display House or take a stroll through the Canopy Walk, a 600-foot suspension bridge. Before visiting, check for special programming such as Cocktails in the Garden or the summer music series. During the holidays, take in one of Atlanta’s most famed lighting displays. However you choose to experience Atlanta Botanical Garden, let the colors of the season fill your memories and photos!
ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER
Watch the past come to life at the Atlanta History Center. Housing the largest collection of Civil War memorabilia in the Southeast, the Atlanta History Center guides you through Atlanta’s fall and rise as an International City. After touring the acres of gardens, if you still have energy, take a run on the basketball hardwood from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games held in Atlanta.
CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK
Centennial Olympic Park, housed in the center of Atlanta’s downtown convention and entertainment district, serves as Atlanta’s legacy from the 1996 Olympic Games. Visit the urban green space and make a splash in the Fountain of Rings or have a picnic in the lush grass (there’s even a restaurant in the middle of the park!). Centennial Olympic Park is a true must-see attraction!
COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME AND CHICK-FIL-A FAN EXPERIENCE
Find your team on the Helmet Wall, punt a football to score a field goal, and view sports history from the 52-foot touch screen wall at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-Fil-A Fan Experience. As a must visit for every college football fan, the Hall is an interactive experience for all guests who visit. Located across from Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta, The Hall honors its inductees while engaging fans through celebrating their favorite teams and love for the game.
INSIDE CNN STUDIO TOUR
Are you a news junkie? Want to see how the news is made, or maybe just catch a glimpse of a CNN anchor? Take the Inside CNN Studio Tour and you might get both! This news giant is headquartered in Atlanta and offers behind the scenes tours every day. Slip into the control room, get a glimpse at how producers work and even try your hand at being a meteorologist. Think you have what it takes to work at CNN? Slide behind the anchor desk and give it your best shot…but you can only do it in Atlanta!
Escape into an underwater paradise at Georgia Aquarium where you can see the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, as well as belugas, dolphin, otters and more. Take a behind the scenes tour or indulge in one of Georgia Aquarium’s animal encounters where you can swim with the whale sharks, pet a beluga or get up close with a penguin. No matter if you have two hours or the whole day, Georgia Aquarium is a site that you can’t miss when visiting Atlanta.
MLK JR. NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Take a journey through King’s storied life as the leader of the Civil Rights movement, starting with a guided tour his birth home and a stop in the original Ebenezer Baptist Church. The site is a national park and features multiple exhibits that shine a light on defining moments in King’s life and within the movement, as well as a theater where visitors can view Civil Rights films. Not just for the history buff, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is a moving tribute to one of Atlanta’s most famed sons.
WORLD OF COCA-COLA
What do you get when the world’s most iconic brand builds a museum dedicated to a soft drink? Well, the World of Coca-Cola of course! Step into the home of happiness when you enter the doors. Take in tons of Coca-Cola memorabilia and a short film guaranteed to make you smile. Try your hand at writing the company’s historic logo, and when you fail miserably, cheer yourself up in the tasting room, where guests travel the globe by sipping more than 60 varieties of Coca-Cola from around the world.
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