Top 10 Things To Do in Atlanta, GeorgiaVisit 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
Atlanta History Center.Located on 33 acres in the heart of historic Buckhead, the Atlanta History Center invites you to explore Georgia's past through award-winning exhibitions; two historic houses including 1928 Swan House and 1860s Smith Family Farm; Centennial Olympic Games Museum; the Goizuetta Gardens, featuring 22 acres of historic gardens and trails; and the Kenan Research Center. The all-inclusive admission ticket includes tours of the Margaret Mitchell House, birthplace of Gone with the Wind, located just five miles away at our midtown campus. For more information, visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com
LEGOLAND.Discover the wonderful world of LEGO through a variety of attraction and rides. From a LEGO city made of 1.5 million LEGO pieces to a real-life factory where you can see where all the magic begins, LEGOLAND is full of inspiring, interactive activities for kids and families to explore. For more information on MINILAND, the LEGO Factory and many more attractions at LEGOLAND, visit http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta/.
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/.
Centennial Park.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.
Fox Theatre.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.