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Not only is Atlanta home to the busiest airport in the world, but it also features beautiful green spaces, world-class restaurants, professional sporting venues, and a host of interactive museums and centers for the entire family to enjoy. It pretty much has everything that a modern traveler desires and more.
- 1. See the marine life at the Georgia Aquarium
- 2. Make friends with the animals at Zoo Atlanta
- 3. Take a tour of the World of Coca-Cola
- 4. Learn about the city’s history at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
- 5. Walk the canopy at Atlanta Botanical Garden
- 6. Explore Centennial Olympic Park
- 7. Find peace at Oakland Cemetery
- 8. College Football Hall of Fame
- 9. Trawl Ponce City Market
- 10. Be dazzled by a show at Fox Theatre
1. See the marine life at the Georgia Aquarium
With 10 million U.S. gallons of fresh and saltwater, Georgia Aquarium is home to the largest aquarium habitat in the western world. In addition to its impressive aquarium, a ticket to the center also includes access to its interactive displays, educational programs, theatres, animal interactions, making for a truly magical experience for kids.
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2. Make friends with the animals at Zoo Atlanta
If you still haven’t had your animal fix, head over to Zoo Atlanta where you’ll see over 1,000 animals from hundreds of species from around the globe. Introduce the family to well-known species and animals on the brink of extinction as well as all-time favorites like the Giant Panda twins. Best of all, the zoo is a great place to get up close and personal with creatures great and small. And, perhaps most importantly, the zoo sits on the cutting edge of conservation and education, meaning that ecological travelers can visit in comfort.
3. Take a tour of the World of Coca-Cola
Skip the ticket line and whisk your kids away to the World of Coca-Cola. As one of the most famous brands, The World of Coca-Cola doesn’t disappoint. Expect a dynamic, multimedia experience with tours, tastings, educational displays, a 4D movie, and more. There is always something new and exciting at the World of Coca-Cola.
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4. Learn about the city’s history at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Get to know the city’s complex and challenging history at The Center for Civil and Human Rights. With interactive exhibits and cutting-edge technology, the whole family can find inspiration in each story and learn more about history’s civil rights leaders. If you want to discover a truly modern and engaging way of understanding how the American Civil Rights Movement influences today’s global human rights movements, The Center is for you. Better still, if you want to access 5 of Atlanta’s most popular attractions – including The Center– at a big discount, you should check out the Atlanta City Pass.
5. Walk the canopy at Atlanta Botanical Garden
When visiting Atlanta, make sure this is at the top of your list. Named one of the top 10 Botanical Gardens in the nation by USA Today, Atlanta Botanical Garden is 30-acres of incredible plant life in every possible form.
Take a tour and travel from the Fuqua Conservatory (which houses an impressive collection of orchids species in the U.S.) to a canopy walk and award-winning children’s garden. Atlanta Botanical Garden is open rain or shine so make sure you dress for the weather. A visit to this wonderland of color is sure to delight visitors of all ages.
6. Explore Centennial Olympic Park
Some call the Centennial Olympic Park the heart of Atlanta. And, with its beautiful views, walkable paths, and vibrant atmosphere, they’re not wrong. Full of picturesque attractions like the Fountain of Rings, the park is fun to explore with maps and brochures that you can get from the Visitor’s Center. The park is open from 7:00 AM-11:00 PM every day.
7. Find peace at Oakland Cemetery
While a visit to a cemetery might not be on the top of many people’s “must do” list, Oakland Cemetery is far from ordinary. Founded in 1850, this historic site is a hidden treasure. Head there to pay respect to the final resting place of many of Atlanta’s founders and noted citizens such as Margaret Mead, Maynard Jackson, and Bobby Jones. While there, don’t forget to soak in the peaceful and calming atmosphere, and be amazed by the intricate sculptures.
Check out the experience: Bicycle Tour with Oakland Cemetery
8. College Football Hall of Fame
Whether you’re a sports fanatic or would rather sit on the bench, there’s something for everyone in Atlanta. Atlanta loves its football and college ball is big here. Make a trip with an all access pass to the College Football Hall of Fame where you’ll be awed by a 45-yard indoor football field, more than 50 engaging and interactive exhibits, and a shrine to the greatest to ever play or coach the game. All this in the heart of Downtown Atlanta.
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9. Trawl Ponce City Market
Even as a resident, Ponce City Market is one of my favorite places to people watch, window shop, and eat. Located in the historic Sears & Roebuck building, it’s now a hip, urban market full of swanky shops, taverns, and eateries. Time your trip to coincide with one of their special events such as the“Skate the Sky” rooftop ice-skating rink or Winemaker Wednesdays. Alternatively, hop on a bus tour and instead of struggling to organize your own transport, relax as you visit the market via bus.
The Roof at PCM is an Atlanta destination in its own right. Take a freight elevator up to The Roof for gorgeous panoramic views of the city, an 18-hole mini-golf course, boardwalk-style games, and more. If you’re able to, get a sitter for the evening and spend a few hours enjoying craft cocktails as the sun sets.
10. Be dazzled by a show at Fox Theatre
Visiting Atlanta for a few days? Check out the show at the famous Fox Theatre for a memorable night out with all the family. Broadway plays, concerts and professional dance performances grace the stage of the amazing theatre, as well as your child’s beloved television favorites “in real life”! Can’t catch a show? Make time to stop in for a tour and learn how the fabulous Fox was saved from the wrecking ball to become one of the top performance venues in the world.
So, whether you’re visiting Atlanta for the first time, or you’re a regular visitor, here’s your list of the top things to do in Atlanta with the entire family. For the full article read here.