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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: 1.5-Hour Highlight Trolley Tour

3. 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

4. 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: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

5. 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

6. 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."

From Atlanta: North Georgia Wine Country Tour

7. From Atlanta: North Georgia Wine Country Tour

Visit North Georgia's Wine Country on a full-day tour from Downtown Atlanta. Admire the rolling hills on the two-hour drive to Georgia's premier wine region with your friendly guide. Let your driver take care of the details as you are escorted around the region in an air-conditioned shuttle bus. Tour three local vineyards- Kaya Vineyard, The Cottage Vineyard, & CeNite Vineyards. You will stop at each for an hour, so you'll have plenty of time to soak in the local flavor. In total, taste up to 13 delicious wines with expert sommeliers and learn about North Georgia's unique wine history and culture. If you need snacks to go along with your tastings, food will be available for purchase at each Winery. After visiting the wineries you then get the chance to explore North Georgia’s Bavarian mountain town in the town of Helen. Dine in delicious restaurants and explore the boutique shopping on your 70-minute stop in this charming town. Then settle back and relax in your leather seat as your professional guide drives you back to Downtown Atlanta and you can meditate on your favorite wines and highlights during this stress-free day.

Atlanta Electric Car City Tour

8. Atlanta Electric Car City Tour

Learn all about the history of Atlanta and explore some of its most exciting areas on a 90-minute journey via electric car. Explore the city far away from all its main tourist-crowded areas downtown. Discover some of its most historic and eclectic neighborhoods like Inman Park, Atlanta's first planned suburb; Old Fourth Ward, the birthplace of the civil rights movement and home to Dr. Martin Luther King; Georgia Institute of Technology; the Martin Luther King Jr Historic Site; and Midtown Atlanta, with its thriving bars, cafes, and colorful lifestyle. The Atlanta Experience tour is perfect for both tourists and locals wanting to learn more about the city's history. Whether a first-time visitor or an Atlanta resident, you will leave with a new found love and affection for this great southern city.

Atlanta: Downtown, Midtown or Eastside Segway Tour

9. Atlanta: Downtown, Midtown or Eastside Segway Tour

Discover Atlanta in a fun and exciting way by gliding around on Segway. Learn about the rich culture and history as you explore some of the eclectic neighborhoods of this fascinating southern city. Choose one of three tours to explore different parts of Atlanta. Each segway tour begins with a 15-20 minute training session so that you feel safe and comfortable as you hit the streets on these vehicles.  On the Eastside Atlanta 2.5-hour tour, see the historic sites and neighborhoods of Atlanta on a relaxed tour that takes an in-depth look at the city’s history and culture. Meet your group at the meeting point and set off, avoiding the busy sidewalks and congested streets. Go to the Inman Park neighborhood to explore Atlanta's first planned suburb, established back in the 1890’s. Continue to the Martin Luther King National Park, located at his boyhood home on Auburn Avenue. Explore the traditionally African American neighborhood of Old Fourth Ward (O4W), where King grew up. Go to the Historic Oakland Cemetery, one of Atlanta’s largest green spaces. Cruise through Grant Park, Atlanta’s oldest public park, and look out for the renovated mill in the artistic Cabbagetown district. Along the way, your guide will stop to introduce you to some of the city's specialty stores and there may even be the chance for food tastings along the way.  On the Midtown Atlanta 2.5-hour tour, experience the soaring skyscrapers and leafy neighborhoods of Atlanta and enjoy great views of architecture and urban nature. Pass the modern skyscrapers of the Midtown Business District en route to the lovely houses of Ansley Park. Marvel at a diverse range of building styles, from opulent Tudor homes to Craftsmen and Italian Renaissance buildings in the heart of the city. Discover one of the fastest growing areas of Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park, bordered by many of the city's top attractions. Glide into Midtown, known for its diversity of restaurants that you cane come back and visit some of them after the tour. Pass the Georgia Institute of Technology, one of America’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Then, escape the hustle and bustle of the city center as you roll past the lush landscape of Atlanta Botanical Garden. Continue to Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, always alive with a range of outdoor activities.  The Downtown Atlanta 90-minute evening tour is a leisurely journey through historic Downtown Atlanta. From Atlanta’s early beginnings, the Centennial Olympics, and current day expansion. Come and see why the city is noted as the Capitol of the south. See sites including the Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Headquarters, World of Coke, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and Georgia State University. Venture into the historic Fairlie Poplar district of downtown. This tour is great for picture opportunities. You will learn, explore, and get sound recommendations on restaurants and other things to do in the area.

Atlanta: City Lights Night Tour with Photos & Dinner Stop

10. Atlanta: City Lights Night Tour with Photos & Dinner Stop

Ride by night around Atlanta and see the glimmering city lit up against the sky. Visit top landmarks, spot famous movie and TV filming locales, and iconic attractions like the Mercedes Benz Stadium. Listen to interesting facts from your guide and watch the city come to life as the sun sets. Drive through the twinkling lights of Downtown Atlanta and see all the sights. Take in the view of the sun setting as you drive by The King Center and learn of the city's important civil rights heritage. Grab local restaurant and bar suggestions from your guide as you pass by the best in town. Take in views of the Jackson Street Bridge, Centennial Olympic Park, and Mercedes Benz Stadium, which are sometimes illuminated with brilliant colors. Allow your guide to point out famous filming spots and share the history of the Millennium Gate. Enjoy plenty of time for photo ops and stops and drop-off at a dinner location at the end of the tour.

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4.7
(396 reviews)

Seeing the largest aquarium in the world is a great experience. But it's so crowded that it's the only minus.

The tanks are full of fish, shark and whale sharks. It was amazing to see the size!

It was fantastically nice and well maintained. Nothing to change

Everything was great. Gift shop checkout took too long.

We had a great experience and everything went well.