Best Things to Do in Atlanta

Kelly Skinner

By , Local Expert, Atlanta
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While you may plan your Atlanta trip around a specific activity, like visiting Six Flags Over Georgia or hiking to the summit of Stone Mountain, what you'll find once you arrive is that there is far more awaiting youthan what you may have expected. And that's a good thing! Given the city's diversity, there's an abundance of museums, cultural centers, theater, concerts, events, festivals, parks, monuments, museums, restaurants and more.

Thus, options for a well-rounded vacation come aplenty with a diverse variety of attractions to consider, whether you're arriving with a group of friends, a spouse, a lover, colleagues on a Read more »

  • 1

    Georgia Aquarium

    See a magnificent array of the world's most majestic sea creatures.

    Local Expert Tip: "SCUBA-certified? Score a once-in-a-lifetime experience and dive with the whale sharks! "

  • 2

    Stone Mountain Park

    This family-friendly destination pairs wholesome outdoor recreation with American history.

    Local Expert Tip: "See the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision in the spring through early fall. It's free with the cost of parking. "

  • 3

    Fox Theatre

    Enjoy world-class theater and concerts in a gorgeous, historic theater.

    Local Expert Tip: "Take the experience up a notch. Park across the street at The Georgian Terrace and enjoy cocktails at The Livingston prior to your concert or play. "

  • 4

    High Museum of Art

    See famed works from art legends in a wide range of genres at this modern Midtown museum.

    Local Expert Tip: "View the calendar for special social events, classes and lectures. "

  • 5

    World of Coca-Cola

    Whether you're an aficionado or not, hearing the story behind the soft drink and seeing the scale of its production makes for a refreshing afternoon.

    Local Expert Tip: "Sample a range of Coca-Cola flavors you never knew existed. "

  • 6

    Inside CNN Tour

    The around-the-clock news headquarters lets you look behind the curtain at its world headquarters. Perfect...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Follow up your visit with lunch at one of CNN's onsite restaurants. "

  • 7

    Fernbank Museum of Natural History

    Dinosaurs, films with cocktails, beautiful grounds, regularly rotating exhibits and an active calendar make this a must-see for kids and adults.

    Local Expert Tip: "Spice up date night with a Friday night venture to the museum's popular Martinis & IMAX experience. "

  • 8

    Zoo Atlanta

    Children and adults alike will enjoy the diverse wildlife at Zoo Atlanta, located in historic Grant Park.

    Local Expert Tip: "Pick up the CityPass for discounted admission to the zoo and four other attractions at "

  • 9

    Centennial Olympic Park

    Commemorating Atlanta's role is Olympic host, the park is a pleasant place to linger, see a concert and enjoy city views.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check the website for a schedule of concerts, fests and events. "

  • 10

    Piedmont Park

    Atlantans take in the great outdoors and enjoy a sense of community at this friendly, beautiful place.

    Local Expert Tip: "Park at the Atlanta Botanical Garden deck. "



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