You’re in Atlanta, and you’re not sure where you want to go, or which sights to see. You’ve heard that it’s a great place to visit, so you went without actually knowing what you wanted to do. That’s why down below we have the top 10 things to do in Atlanta, Georgia!
1. Atlanta History Center
- 1 1. Atlanta History Center
- 2 2. Georgia Aquarium
- 3 3. Atlanta Botanical Garden
- 4 4. World of Coca-Cola
- 5 5. Stone Mountain Park
- 6 6. High Museum of Art
- 7 7. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park
- 8 8. Zoo Atlanta
- 9 9. Fox Theatre
- 10 10. Six Flags White Water
The Atlanta History center is the perfect place for someone who’s looking for both adventure and history in one place. According to their site, “The Atlanta History Center is located in one of Atlanta’s most vibrant communities where the stories and mysteries of our region thrive.”
While you’re there, you can see award-winning exhibits, gorgeous gardens, historic homes, and join in on interactive activities. You can join group tours, eat and rest at delicious cafes and restaurants, and shop for souvenirs.
They’re open every day, and tickets start at $9.00 and goup to $21.50.
2. Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is a special aquarium, as it’s, “a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide.”
While you’re here, and helping out our friends in the sea, you can take tours and visit the various sea animals. Meet a penguin (face to face), swim with a beluga, play with a dolphin, interact with sea otters, and more!
The Georgia Aquarium is open every day. General admission tickets are 20% off on weekdays, and 10% off on weekends if you buy them online.
3. Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Atlanta Botanical garden is a beautiful place, and for anyone who loves nature and plants. While you’re here, visit all the popular gardens if you’re a connoisseur.
If you get lucky, you may catch the famous Imaginary Worlds, or any concerts the garden may be hosting. Check out the adult classes and kids programs, too.
Tickets are $21.95 for adults and $18.95 for children 3-13-years-old. They’re closed on Mondays, except for a few select ones, and their hours (http://atlantabg.org/visit/visitor-info) vary depending on the time of year.
4. World of Coca-Cola
There are lots of things that you can do on your visit to The World of Coca-Cola. You can take a look at the Coca-Cola portrait walls, visit the pop culture gallery, or watch In Search of the Secret Formula in 4-D.
Take a tour to the Vault of the Secret Formula, the Coca-Cola store, or take a picture with the famous Coca-Cola Polar Bear. And of course, have a coke while you’re there!
The World of Coca Cola is open everyday, but hours may vary, so check them first if you’re planning on visiting. Tickets start at $13.00 for youth and end at $17.00 for adults.
5. Stone Mountain Park
The Stone Mountain Park is perfect for the family, or anyone who wants to channel their inner kid. There are an abundance of outdoor recreational activities. You can kayak, golf, hike, bike, and lots more.
If you need a place to stay, the park has an inn called the Park at the Stone Mountain Inn. Do this, and you’ll have more time to go to the Geyser Towers, the museum, or catch The Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision.
Stone Mountain Park is open every day from 10:00-5:00. Tickets depend on what you want to do!
6. High Museum of Art
“The High Museum of Art is the Southeast’s leading art museum and home to a renowned collection of historical and contemporary art, special exhibitions, and celebrated architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano.”
This museum is closed on Mondays, but is open the rest of the week. They open at 10:00 am every day except Sundays (they open at noon), and close at 5:00 PM every day except on Friday (they close at 9.) Tickets are $14.50 to anyone 6 and over.
7. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park
This incredible park is something you don’t want to miss. It’s a chance to remember one of the most influential men in the world. Here you can see the BEHOLD Monument, the “I Have a Dream” World Peace Garden, Kings’ birth home, and the King Center.
You can also visit Dr. and Mrs. King’s tomb, the freedom hall, and Fire Station No. 6.
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park is open every day from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Your have to register to see the birth home, but besides that, admission and parking are free.
8. Zoo Atlanta
At Zoo Atlanta, you can see elephants, the African lion, the Angolan Columbus monkey, and more. You can catch some fun events like Fantasic Flights, Giant Otter Feeding, Wonder of Wildlife: Animal Show, and more.
Tickets for the zoo are $25.99 for anyone 12-years-old and over at the gate, and $16.99 for 3-11-year-olds. They’re open every day from 9:30 AM-4:30 PM on weekdays, and 9:30 AM-5:30 PM on weekends.
9. Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre hosts many events and concerts. Since you’re in the area, you can check out the schedule to see if there’s anything interesting that you may want to see. You can get tickets to Hamilton if you’re there from May 22-June 10, 2018.
The building has a beautiful and fantastical design and has hosted legends. This is one type of building that you have to see at some point in your life.
Ticket prices depend on the event, but you can catch events like “A Conversation with President Bill Clinton,” “Pod Save America,” or Brit Floyd as a part of their Eclipse World Tour 2018.
10. Six Flags White Water
Six Flags White Water is a fun water park with an activity pool, Black River Falls, Bermuda Triangle, Dragon’s tail, and more famous rides. This is the perfect place for pure fun that just about anyone can enjoy.
This park is opened every day from 10:30 AM-7:00 PM. Tickets are $46.99, and children under 48” are $41.99.
Things to consider when planning your trip!
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