Top 10 Things To Do in Atlanta, Georgia
Visit our elegant hotel in the beautiful Buckhead section of Atlanta and be prepared to be impressed. There are innumerable places to visit and sensational sights and sounds to embrace. Go behind the scenes of CNN for a complete news and weather tour. Stroll through soothing Centennial Park or catch a live event at the Phillips Arena. Our neighborhood encompasses much more and you can read about our picks for the top 10 things to do in Atlanta, below.
Atlanta, Georgia Tourist Attractions
CNN Atlanta Tour.
Experience a re-creation of CNN's main control room for a behind-the-scenes look at live 24-hour news. Uncover an interactive exhibit to view video clips of the top 100 news stories that CNN has covered during the past 20 years. And that's just the beginning of what you'll encounter on the CNN Atlanta Tour. For the rest of the story, visit www.cnn.com/tour/Atlanta/.
In addition to serving as Georgia's lasting legacy of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, this unique 21-acre park plays host to community-wide free events, including the Fourth of July Celebration, Wednesday Wind Down concert series and Fourth Saturday Family Fun Days. For more information about this downtown oasis, visit www.centennialpark.com/.
Georgia World Congress Center.
Downtown Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center is one of the finest convention, sports and entertainment venues anywhere. In addition to the 3.9 million square-foot convention center, GWCC is comprised of the 71,250-seat Georgia Dome and 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park. Events range from international trade shows to outdoor concerts to Atlanta Falcons football. For more information, visit www.gwcc.com/.
Movies. Theatre. Music. Dance. It's all at the fabulous Fox Theatre, which opened its opulent doors during the Great Depression. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark (the highest national ranking) and is also a Georgia Museum Building (the most prestigious statewide ranking). For event and behind - the - scenes tour information, visit www.foxtheatre.org/.
Georgia Aquarium is Atlanta's #1 attraction for good reason. The world's largest aquarium at a whopping 8.1 million gallons, the Georgia Aquarium features a dazzling array of water displays, including Cold Water Quest, Ocean Voyager and the River Scout exhibit. A 100-foot-long glass tunnel into the aquarium offers a rare glimpse at undersea life unlike any other. The Georgia Aquarium is located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more about the Georgia Aquarium, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.
High Museum of Art Atlanta.
The High Museum of Art Atlanta is home to one of the south's greatest fine art displays and features permanent collections in specializing in African Art, American Art, European Art, Folk Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, Photography and the Decorative Arts and Design. The museum also features renowned exhibits from all over the world, from South African works to an exhibit highlighting the automobile as art. High Museum of Art is located on Peachtree Street in midtown Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more about visiting the High Museum of Art and current exhibits, visit www.high.org.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
Enter the Fernback Museum of Natural History and you'll enter a wondrous world of dinosaurs, artifacts and wildlife. Discover permanent exhibitions such as "A Walk Through Time in Georgia" and "Giants of the Mesozoic." Plus, explore the earth's history and environment. For more information, visit www.fernbank.edu/museum/milestone.aspx.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
From an indoor collection of orchids and special exhibits to an outdoor gathering of hydrangeas, hardy palms and cobra lilies, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens are a truly special treat for all five senses. For more information, visit www.Atlantabotanicalgarden.org/home.do.
Martin Luther King Birth Home.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in 1929 in the Sweet Auburn community, the thriving African-American hub of Atlanta. His two-story birth home is open to visitors but only via a park ranger-led tour. Each tour is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 15 people. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/malu/.
World of Coca-Cola.
Opened in May 2007, the World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place covers 60,000 square feet of exhibits to explore and contains over 1200 artifacts. Experience a show in the 4-D movie theater with moving seats, or taste over 60 different products from around the world. You can also take a tour of a fully-functioning Coca-Cola bottling line. Today, the "pause that refreshes" is served more than 1 billion times a day in more than 200 countries. For more sparkling information, visit www.woccAtlanta.com/.