Top attractions in Atlanta
Top 10 must-see sights in Atlanta
Look no further for a sparkling metropolitan cityscape brimming with Southern charm. Boasting a rich cultural history, thriving arts scene, and booming business district, there's plenty to see and do. Just don't forget to try those famous Georgia peaches.
1. World of Coca Cola
The world's best-known brand has thrown open its doors for a fun-packed tour. Get a taste for the brand with over 60 different samples or check out their Pop Culture gallery.
2. Georgia Aquarium
Since opening, it's made a splash as one of the world's largest aquariums. With tens of thousands of animals and specialist exhibits, there's a dazzling display of marine life.
3. Centennial Olympic Park
It's a lasting legacy from the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and a beautiful spot to relax in the sunshine. Check out its free events program of lively festivals and concert series.
4. Zoo Atlanta
With over 1400 animals from around the world, it's well-worth a visit - if only to catch a glimpse of its famous panda twins. With a VIP pass you can even feed the tigers.
5. CNN Center
Take a peek into the world-renowned newsroom on a 50-minute guided tour. You'll even watch events unfold in the celebrated Studio 7 as the action happens. Make sure to book ahead.
6. Fox Theatre
It's a beautifully restored gem in the heart of Atlanta with a full program of performances and movies to see. Just don't miss its renowned organ show, 'The Mighty Mo.'
7. Turner Field
Home of the Atlanta Braves, the ballpark has quickly become one of the city's landmarks. Catch a game during the season or plan to visit for one of its rocking music concerts.
8. High Museum of Art
It's one of the nation's leading art museums, with over 11,000 pieces of contemporary and classical works. For something different, pop in on Friday nights for live jazz and wine.
9. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
A thought-provoking landmark for the South's historical struggle for Civil Rights. Pay your respects at Dr. King's tomb or visit The King Center to read his preserved writings.
10. Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Come face-to-face with wonders of our natural world, with thousands of engaging exhibits. It's even got an IMAX cinema, so you can get a taste for science on the BIG screen.
Planning Your Visit
Whatever your budget, getting to and from the best sights in Atlanta is easy. From the start to the end of your visit, MARTA - the rapid rail system - is the fuss-free way to travel from the airport and around the inner city. A single trip is only $2.50 and with a Breeze Card you can top up as you go. Alternatively, there's the streetcar with 10 stops around the entertainment district or plenty of taxis you can hop into.
Where's the best place to stay?
Whether you're looking for boutique or budget, there are lots of different areas to stay in Atlanta. For a touch of luxury and sophistication, head over to Downtown. You can relax in style and be only a stone's throw away from most of the city's must-see sights and restaurants. Or if you fancy the ultimate relaxation experience, why not check into one of Atlanta's many spa resorts just outside of town with beautiful natural surroundings.
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- Best time to visit
- To take advantage of the outdoor activities on offer, plan to visit in the summer months, but be warned the weather can get really hot! If you prefer a milder climate, visit in the spring or fall, when there are fewer crowds and a more pleasant temperature.
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What people are saying about Atlanta
The Jim Henson Exhibit was just incredible. I got way more emotional than I expected. Seeing these characters in person was like visiting old childhood friends. There are fond memories stitched inside that felt and fur! Puppetry is magical and The Center for Puppetry Art puts that magic right in front of your face! The facility is clean and neat, the gift shop is well stocked and full of curiosities and trinkets, and the price of admission is worth every cent - no strings attached! Thank you all for a magical experience! Can't wait to visit again next time I'm in Atlanta!
Lovely zoo, not far from Dr. Martin Luther Jr. Center. We did both easily in one day. The zoo was a great COVID safe activity!! Easy to social distance, and we enjoyed the animals and fresh air with masks!! The elephant and the pandas were a highlight. I went with my 18 year old, and she had a great time!! Many families with strollers and couples too, but plenty of room to social distance. Zoo Atlanta is in Grant Park and an easy drive from anywhere in Atlanta. I recommend it!!
Excellent tour, Chris and his partners were excellent and real fun to listen and were extremely detailed regarding safety and the correct use of segways. segway tours are the most fun way to get to know any city. I totally enjoyed this tour!
This was an unexpected find in Atlanta! We took the self-guided tour as the performances are not happening sure to covid-19. There was plenty to see and we felt safe with the social distancing precautions in place.
Been here a couple of times and every time I go it’s better than the previous time. Place is clean and organized. They just need to work on the social distancing bc there is none but it was fine.