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Atlanta: SkyView Ferris Wheel Ticket

1. Atlanta: SkyView Ferris Wheel Ticket

Tower nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park with this ticket to the SkyView Ferris wheel. Choose from a standard ticket for 7-12 minutes or extend your ride to 20 minutes with skip-the-line tickets that grant you access to the VIP gondola that has leather seats and hardwood floors. Hop aboard the the conveniently located downtown SkyView Ferris wheel for the perfect Atlanta skyline picture opportunity. With seating for up to six, you can easily elevate your date night, or a night out with friends with exceptional city views and a thrilling Ferris Wheel ride. Avoid sitting with strangers or getting too hot or cold in a private and climate-controlled gondola. Upgrade your experience with a longer ride in the luxury VIP gondola and time-saving skip-the-line tickets.

Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium Skip-the-Box-Office Entry Ticket

2. Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium Skip-the-Box-Office Entry Ticket

Skip the purchase lines at the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, and spend the day enjoying the aquarium's seven different galleries. The Aquarium features a variety of places to eat and drink, and parking is made easy in the connected parking garage. Every weeknight in June we’ll amplify the sounds of our city and uplift the talented voices of our artists. During this series, you will discover sound waves in a new way while connecting with the ocean’s magnificent life. Enjoy live music in our atrium while having access to the Aquarium’s galleries and presentations, included with general admission 5-9pm on weeknights! Learn about whale sharks, manta rays, giant groupers, and stingrays as you watch them from a huge window or walk through the clear underwater tunnel running through the giant tank. Discover the exciting energy of dolphins and their behavior from experienced trainers. Explore the world's coldest oceans with wildlife like the weedy seadragon, beluga whale, giant Pacific octopus, and Japanese spider crab. Introduce yourself to the charismatic nature of California sea lions before checking out one of the largest living reef exhibits of any aquarium in the world.

Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta General Admission Ticket

3. Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta General Admission Ticket

Connect with wildlife and visit over 1,500 animals with this ticket to Zoo Atlanta. Discover why Zoo Atlanta is one of the best zoological operations in the US. Enjoy a day with the whole family as you see the pandas, visit the the African Savanna, and interact with the animals at the petting zoo. Visit the twins, Ya Lun and Xi Lun, at the giant panda habitat. Then, head to one of Zoo Atlanta's largest expansions, the African Savanna.  The new elephant habitat is designed with elephant well-being in mind. Giraffes and ostriches live together in a mixed-species setting. See an upgraded habitat for warthogs and meerkats. Enjoy Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience. Explore a new amphibian and reptile complex featuring over 70 species and 100 individual animals. See over 65 animal habitats, including a windswept desert, Australian billabong, mangrove swamp, Georgia tidal creek, and more. Join a range of educational conversations with animal experts, many of which include an opportunity to watch animals during their feeding times. During the Wildlife Presentations, watch animals' natural behaviors in dynamic wildlife presentations. See mammals, birds, reptiles, and other animals.  Make sure to visit the KIDZone and Naked Mole Rat Playgrounds with your children, with plenty of opportunities to play, climb, and explore. In the summer, cool down at the Splash Fountain. The Petting Zoo, or also Treetop Trail for an additional fee, are both great options for more fun.

Atlanta: 1.5-Hour Highlight Trolley Tour

4. Atlanta: 1.5-Hour Highlight Trolley Tour

Explore all the most popular and historic areas of Atlanta, the capitol of the south on this guided trolley tour. Discover top attractions like the area where Martin Luther King was raised and greenspaces like Inman Park and Ansley Park. Hop aboard the Trolley in Atlanta’s downtown and hear the stories and history of this southern metropolis. This trolley tour is an excellent way to get the lay of the land and open your eyes to all the things you can do in Atlanta. Cuise by the Old 4th Ward, the neighborhood where Martin Luther King Jr. grew up, which is now filled with artisanal restaurants and stores. Discover areas such as Centennial Olympic Park, Inman Park, and Ansley Park.

Atlanta: World of Coca-Cola Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

5. Atlanta: World of Coca-Cola Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

Welcome to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. Spend the day interacting with multiple exhibits, learning about the history of the iconic brand, and sampling more than 100 different beverages from around the world. With artifacts from yesterday and today, experience the real stories behind the beloved beverage brand. Don't forget to take your selfie with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear before leaving. At World of Coca-Cola, inspiration is around every corner - from the vault where the secret Coca-Cola formula is secured to world-class art and memorabilia. Located near beautiful Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca-Cola is right in the heart of downtown Atlanta’s bustling entertainment district and a must-see while in Atlanta.

Atlanta: Atlanta Braves' Truist Park Guided Tour

6. Atlanta: Atlanta Braves' Truist Park Guided Tour

On this guided tour, step into the world of the Atlanta Braves as you explore their home base, Truist Park. Discover the illustrious history of the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Along the way, feel like a VIP with visits to the Monument Garden and Xfinity Club. Begin your tour at Truist Park's Right Field Gate. Here, you'll check in, meet your guide, and then begin the deep dive into Truist Park and the legacy of the Atlanta Braves. Feel like a team player as you view the field from the dugout. Continue your tour with a turn around Monument Garden. As you pass artifacts and exhibits throughout the park, learn about the history of the Braves. At Hank Aaron Terrace, discover the role this famous player had in the civil rights movement, in addition to his contribution to league history. Next, see the field from a different perspective as you enter the press box and visit other exclusive club areas, including the Xfinity Rooftop. Finally, stop in the Braves Clubhouse Store to complete your tour.

Atlanta: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

7. Atlanta: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Visiting Atlanta? Experience 5 must-see attractions, handpicked and packaged together at a 42% savings, with Atlanta CityPASS® tickets. Spend less time planning and more time exploring. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order. Valid for 9 consecutive days including the first day of use. One-time admission to 5 attractions. Includes: •Georgia Aquarium- Expedited Entry with Anytime Pass: Access to all galleries, dolphin presentation, and sea lion presentation (presentations based on availability; reservations required) •World of Coca-Cola- General Admission access to all of World of Coca-Cola's exhibits, films, and experiences with expedited entry during peak attendance periods. Some experiences may be temporarily altered or unavailable. •Zoo Atlanta- General Admission Plus choose 2 of the following: •Fernbank Museum of Natural History- Daytime general admission, including one giant screen film, all special exhibitions, daily programs, outdoor nature adventures, and free parking (Check fernbankmuseum.org for info on touring exhibits and seasonal experiences, included with CityPASS® tickets.) •Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame- General Admission to interactive exhibits and indoor playing field •National Center for Civil and Human Rights- General Admission

Atlanta 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus

8. Atlanta 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus

Tour Atlanta from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Visit everything from Downtown to Buckhead with stops at Civil War Battleground sites and the Swan House. Take a walk along the BeltLine and admire the Buckhead mansions. From Peachtree Center, head to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park for an in-depth look at the life of Dr. King. Continue to Krog Street Market and witness the reinvention of Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. Walk along the BeltLine trail and admire the public art installations. Stop at the booming Ponce City Market - the area's largest adaptive reuse project which houses the Central Food Hall and various shops. Treat yourself at the CNN Center before continuing to Buckhead. Relax on the bus and let your guide take you on a tour of the homes of the rich and the famous in this beautiful neighborhood. See other historical sites, including The Swan House which was featured in "The Hunger Games."

Atlanta: Black History and Civil Rights City Driving Tour

9. Atlanta: Black History and Civil Rights City Driving Tour

Drive around the home of the modern Civil Rights movement and discover the rich African-American heritage of Atlanta. Visit the most iconic and significant neighborhoods and landmarks while learning their historical significance and hear the stories of leaders and activists, past and present. Explore the major heritage sights of African-American Heritage by driving around Atlanta. Visit the heritage district of Sweet Auburn Avenue, a famous black neighborhood lined with iconic churches and black-owned businesses. Learn important stories from your guide and discover Atlanta's many close ties to great African-American leaders and activists such as W.E.B Du Bois, Madam CJ Walker, Booker T. Washington, Stokely Carmichael, Maynard Jackson, and many more. Drive through the Downtown, West End, Castleberry Hills, Vine City, Atlanta University Center, Downtown Atlanta, and the birth home and last residence of Dr. Martin Luther King. Despite its past challenges, Atlanta is a vibrant city that has emerged as a center for black culture, education, political influence, and business — a testament to its power, strength, and undefeated spirit.

Atlanta: Sloomoo Institute Admission Ticket

10. Atlanta: Sloomoo Institute Admission Ticket

Discover the healing and stress-relieving power of slime as you explore the Sloomoo Institute. Interact with vats of slime, learn about the Sloomoo Universe, walk across a lake of slime, slingshot slime at your friends, create your own unique slime, and even transform into a virtual slime creature. Sink your hands into more than 30 vats of slime and handle them to discover their unique stretch, poke and pop factors, as well as their smell. Each ticket includes access to the DIY Bar where you'll design a custom 8 oz slime to take home choosing from 40+ colors, 60+ fragrances & 150 charms. Slingshot slime at your friends and family as they stand behind plexiglass, making a great photo op, and an even better slow motion video. Transform into a virtual moving slime creature at Slimey Mirrors and feel the slime between your toes as you walk over 350 gallons of slime at Lake Sloomoo. During your visit you will interact with the many characters of the Sloomooverse, uncover your own new “slime name” and learn slimy facts which are dotted around the walls. Take time out and relax at the ASMR sound station. The cap off your visit to Sloomoo’s unique slime-themed store.

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Family-friendly activities: Things to do in Atlanta with kids


Going to Atlanta with the whole family and wondering how to organize your time? Don’t fret – there are lots of fun things to do in Atlanta with kids! Starry-eyed fans can visit shooting locations for the Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Venom, and the Avengers. Take young foodies on a tour of Downtown, Grant Park, and other neighborhoods for the best fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, and fried pimento cheese. Then work all that off with some kayaking or rowing along the Chattahoochee River. Or have some old-fashioned family fun at Skyline Park’s arcade and mini golf above the city.

Visit the Fernbank Natural History Museum 


Natural history is more than just fossils. However, not much beats being greeted by a family of dinosaurs. Inside, the kids will see lots of dinosaurs, including a Giganotosaurus that is unsurprisingly huge. Young scientists can learn about how the dinosaurs died off and turned into Okefenokee Swamp. They can continue exploring the cultures that influenced the region or go outside and traipse through nature in real life. The Fernbank Forest is 65 acres of old-growth forestry. Your whole family can go on a stroll along the trails and take a moment to enjoy the birds and the towering trees. For extra family fun things to do, check the schedule for storytelling, live experiments, and animal encounters.


Keep in mind that strollers may be difficult to maneuver in some of the outdoor areas, but you can take them inside the museum. You can store things inside the available lockers and use the baby changing facilities. Food and drink are only allowed at the café and restaurant.

Visit the World of Coca-Cola 


Visit the vault with the secret formula worth millions. Discover the different flavors of Coca-Cola around the world. Young cola connoisseurs can try their hand at making their own refreshing beverage. Maybe their formula will be the next new Coke! They can learn how the bottle took shape and where the brand’s signature polar bear came from (he may be older than you think!). Everyone in the family may be amazed at how influential a single soft drink has been. Especially when it comes to Santa.


Strollers are welcome, and there is no storage area or coat check available. If needed, baby changing facilities are at your disposal.

Visit the Center for Puppetry Arts

 
Meet your favorite Muppet or Sesame Street character. Then introduce them to your kids. The center has an extensive museum of puppets from around the world. Show the kids that puppets are enjoyed by young and old everywhere, from Indonesia to England and even your home country. Then join in on a tour of Jim Henson’s Gallery or a special workshop with an artist-in-residence. Check the schedule for what’s on – you may catch a behind-the-scenes tour or get to create your own puppet.

 You can’t use strollers in the theater, but staff will help store them.

 
Visit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
 

Rain or shine, you can get your garden fix. The gardens are open all year round, although you may want to check the weather before you go. Don’t miss the artwork sculpted out of the greenery, starting with the Earth Goddess created from over 10,000 different plants. Take the family past the calm water feature to the children’s garden, where the fun begins. Here, kids paint with water, make wooden drums, and plant vegetables. For a look into the weird and wonderful, they can check out the Venus flytraps and pitcher plants that eat bugs. Or they can see bees busy at work behind safety glass. Then check the schedule to catch garden playtime, storytelling, and frog feeding times.


Strollers are allowed. Children of all ages are welcome, but there are restrictions on running and picking flowers and plants outside the children’s garden. You can’t bring in outside food and drinks, but the restaurant, café, and snack bar offer children’s menus. There are plenty of water fountains throughout the park, as well as baby changing facilities.

Visit the Delta Flight Museum


Planes amaze children and adults alike. How do these huge machines fly and stay in the air? How do they land? These questions may just be answered at the Delta Flight Museum. More than just a tour through the history of aviation, there’s a scavenger hunt, complete with a pre-flight checklist to keep everyone focused. After soaking it all in, you might want to try your hand at the flight simulator or explore the first 747 ever built.


You can’t bring food or drink into the museum, and there are no food services available. Strollers are welcome, although they may have trouble accessing certain areas. Staff is available to escort visitors to the mother’s area.



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What people are saying about Atlanta

This tour was a great introduction to this beautiful stadium. I wish I knew more about baseball history but our guide, Russ, taught us a lot as we went through Truist. He was knowledgeable and answered all our questions.

We came from Ottawa Canada to see the giant pandas. They did not disappoint! We watched for over an hour…they were so adorable! A trip well worth it!🐼💗💗🐼. I will have their faces imprinted forever, 🐼🐼

Wonderful! Our guide did an amazing job. He was kind, funny, and had great information wherever we went! I couldn’t recommend this tour more!

Great! Our guide, Dennis, was fantastic! Very informative and was able to answer various questions; very personable!

We had a great experience and everything went well.