The lobby of the The World of Coca Cola located in Atlanta,Georgia provides an artistic taste to the famous brand. Photo by Keyarrow Murphy
By Sunne Khurana
My getaway will possibly include ancient sites and traditional tourist attractions. Nevertheless, I mostly prefer finding off the beaten path that makes fun and unique trip. Do you know anything about those shopping, dining, and entertainment? More than hundred different places will keep you very busy for hours when you visit this attraction.
One of the greatest Atlanta tourist attractions is the High Museum of Art that houses the city of Atlanta's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, The Great Hall has a skylight that is 86 feet from below, and the Fembank Museum of Natural History has a 315-seat IMAX theatre inside it. You can spend hours in these two places alone. Other great Atlanta attractions include the Botanical Gardens that have almost 15 acres of splendid gardens for you to admire and the Atlanta Zoo -- one of the star Atlanta tourism attraction where you can enjoy yourself in the afternoon. Coca Cola is Atlanta's most famous invention! You can go to the Home of Coca Cola, see how they were made, and learn all about it. Moreover, you can taste the different Coca Cola's products and you can see it all in the World of Coca Cola Museum, which is a great attraction.
Below we have listed out the best Atlanta attractions and it is a guide for you with information. There are plenty of sights and attractions for you to choose from. Put on your comfortable shoes and go out to see the city.
Centennial Olympic Park
265 Centennial Olympic Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30303
Hours: Daily 7am-11pm
This Park is a timeless attraction for all ages. So many things to do there nowadays and it is just a riot of activities, tricks, and action from the Summer Noon Concerts to the Ice Skating Rink during November and December. There is a Fountain Show with springs of water dancing to the tunes of music - a great Atlanta Attraction for all ages. The Centennial Olympic Park is vast and has been transformed from a large area of land at the centre of Atlanta.
225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta
Hours: 10 am - 5 pmSun - Fri, 9am - 6pm Sat
Georgia Aquarium is the world s largest with over 8 million gallons of water the top Atlanta attraction, right in the heart of downtown.
50 Upper Alabama Street
Atlanta, GA 30303-3192
Hours: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat; 11am-6pm Sun
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-3366
Hours: Apr-Sep: 9am-7pm Tue-Sun; Oct-Mar: 9am-6pm Tue-Sun; closed Mon
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens is a breathtaking blaze of colors during many months of the year. It has all kind of activities & actions in its 15 acres of plants and blooms, shrubs and trees. Enjoy the lovely beauty of the flowers with mind blowing fragrances as you walk through. There is also a series of exhibits, talks, and shows and there is a moonlight garden.
Georgia's Stone Mountain
U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8
Georgia's Stone Mountain State Park is open at 6am-midnight every day; Attractions: 10am-closing daily (the closing differs seasonally). This is one of the world’s only exposed granite mountain and the park has 3,200 acres of land. You can go by sky lift to the top, 825 ft up for some breathtaking views of Atlanta.
Winter operation hours start mid August and last through mid June. The park opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. daily. The first tour of Dr. King's Birth Home starts at 10:00 a.m. and the last tour for the day is 5:00 p.m. The Birth Home tour lasts 30 minutes and is conducted every hour.
800 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30315-1440
Hours: 9:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri; 9:30am-5:30pm Sat-Sun and the grounds stay open one hour after closing.
The Zoo Atlanta houses the most inspiring collection of wildlife in the entire Northeast. Some of the sights include daily elephant shows. If you want to spend your remarkable afternoon, just go there & have fun.
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305-1380
Hours: 10am-5:30pm Monday to Saturday and on Sunday - noon-5:30pm.
This Atlanta attraction has 30 acres of land and beholds the area's history all the way from the time of the Civil War. The Tullie Smith Farm and the Swan House are sights to watch also and there are several restaurants onsite to satisfy your culinary appetite.
World of Coca Cola
121 Baker Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
Hours: Jun-Aug: 9am-6pm Mon-Sat; 11am-6pm Sun; Sep-May: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat; noon-6pm Sun.
Coca Cola was Atlanta's most famous invented soft drink. Come here and see the place where you can learn more about it. At the end of the tour, you can taste different products Coca Cola even those that are not sold in the United States.
Martin Luther King Center
449 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312-1590
Subway: King Memorial Station
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm
I hope you will be able to have a perfect getaway to Atlanta.
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This article was originally printed in the December 18, 2011 - Janaury 1, 2011 edition.