Visiting Atlanta


From the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Atlanta Botanical Garden

gardensExperience a lush, urban oasis at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Enjoy walking through the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Orchid Display House or take a stroll through the Canopy Walk, a 600-foot suspension bridge. Before visiting, check for special programming such as Cocktails in the Garden or the summer music series. During the holidays, take in one of Atlanta’s most famed lighting displays. However you choose to experience Atlanta Botanical Garden, let the colors of the season fill your memories and photos! More Info

Atlanta History Center

swanhouseWatch the past come to life at the Atlanta History Center. Housing the largest collection of Civil War memorabilia in the Southeast, the Atlanta History Center guides you through Atlanta’s fall and rise as an International City. After touring the acres of gardens, if you still have energy, take a run on the basketball hardwood from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games held in Atlanta. More Info

Centennial Olympic Park

copCentennial Olympic Park, housed in the center of Atlanta’s downtown convention and entertainment district, serves as Atlanta’s legacy from the 1996 Olympic Games. Visit the urban green space and make a splash in the Fountain of Rings or have a picnic in the lush grass (there’s even a restaurant in the middle of the park!). Centennial Olympic Park is a true must-see attraction! More Info

Inside CNN Studio Tour

cnnAre you a news junkie? Want to see how the news is made, or maybe just catch a glimpse of a CNN anchor? Take the Inside CNN Studio Tour and you might get both! This news giant is headquartered in Atlanta and offers behind the scenes tours every day. Slip into the control room, get a glimpse at how producers work and even try your hand at being a meteorologist. Think you have what it takes to work at CNN? Slide behind the anchor desk and give it your best shot…but you can only do it in Atlanta! More Info

Georgia Aquarium

aquariumEscape into an underwater paradise at Georgia Aquarium where you can see the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, as well as belugas, dolphin, otters and more. Take a behind the scenes tour or indulge in one of Georgia Aquarium’s animal encounters where you can swim with the whale sharks, pet a beluga or get up close with a penguin. No matter if you have two hours or the whole day, Georgia Aquarium is a site that you can’t miss when visiting Atlanta. More Info

High Museum of Art

highMingle with the masters at the High Museum of Art, the foremost art museum in the Southeast. The High, located in the middle of Midtown Atlanta’s Arts District, features several permanent collections as well as high-profile traveling exhibits. Make the High Museum of Art a stop on your Atlanta visit and step into history with the High’s permanent collection of Civil Rights photos. The collection captures decisive moments of American history and transplants the viewer into the moment. More Info

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

mlkTake a journey through King’s storied life as the leader of the Civil Rights movement, starting with a guided tour his birth home and a stop in the original Ebenezer Baptist Church. The site is a national park and features multiple exhibits that shine a light on defining moments in King’s life and within the movement, as well as a theater where visitors can view Civil Rights films. Not just for the history buff, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is a moving tribute to one of Atlanta’s most famed sons. More Info

Stone Mountain Park

stnmtnThere is a reason Stone Mountain Park is the most-visited attraction in Georgia – there is something for everyone! With hiking, biking and jogging trails galore, staying active at Stone Mountain is a breeze. In warm months, take in 18 holes of golf, complete the ropes course, or catch a movie projected onto the mountain. When the season cools down, grab your mittens and head to Snow Mountain for tubing family fun! However your explore Stone Mountain, you can’t miss the laser show at night! More Info

World of Coca-Cola

cokeWhat do you get when the world’s most iconic brand builds a museum dedicated to a soft drink? Well, the World of Coca-Cola of course! Step into the home of happiness when you enter the doors. Take in tons of Coca-Cola memorabilia and a short film guaranteed to make you smile. Try your hand at writing the company’s historic logo, and when you fail miserably, cheer yourself up in the tasting room, where guests travel the globe by sipping more than 60 varieties of Coca-Cola from around the world. More Info

Zoo Atlanta

zooLions, tigers and bears! Oh my! But if you’re at Zoo Atlanta, you also get a chance to see twin giant pandas, elephants and maybe a even a kangaroo! Animal lovers of all ages unite to explore the habitats of more than 1,500 animals. As a matter of fact, Zoo Atlanta is one of only four zoos in the United States to house giant pandas. Spanning nearly 40 acres of lush landscapes and inviting botanicals, Zoo Atlanta is a leader in building naturalistic habitats for wildlife, and a must-see destination for the animal lover in all of us. More Info