“The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.”
– Jacques Cousteau
Experience southern hospitality in Atlanta, site of the 1996 Summer Olympics (Centennial Olympic Games). Atlanta was the third American city to host the Summer Olympics, after St. Louis in 1904 and Los Angeles in 1932 and 1984. Rich in history and culture, the city is home to historic museums, art galleries, trendy restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, and fun family-friendly attractions.
Things To Do in Atlanta
Georgia Aquarium – The World’s Largest Aquarium
Don’t miss a visit to Georgia Aquarium. The world’s largest aquarium houses over 100,000 sea creatures, including whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, alligators, Beluga whales, California sea lions, and African penguins, Visitors also have the opportunity to experience a variety of exciting Animal Encounters and Interactions. Take a fun Behind the Seas Highlight Tour and get a backstage look at the aquarium’s most popular exhibits. Georgia Aquarium is located in downtown Atlanta, across from Centennial Olympic Park. Open daily. Visit their website for more info on tickets, prices, times, exhibits, tours and special programs.
Fun Atlanta Attractions
More must-see Atlanta attractions include:
- Atlanta Botanical Gardens
- Centennial Olympic Park
- CNN Studios
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History
- Georgia Music Hall of Fame
- Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
- High Museum of Art
- The King Center
- Margaret Mitchell House & Museum
- Martin Luther King Jr Historic Site and Birth Home
- National Center for Civil & Human Rights
- Piedmont Park
- SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel
- Stone Mountain Park
- The World of Coca-Cola
- Zoo Atlanta at Grant Park
Book Atlanta Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips and Fun Things To Do
Sample 15 food tastings at seven of Atlanta’s most popular downtown restaurants on this fun Atlanta Southern Food Tour. See famous sites and historic landmarks on a guided narrated Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour. Architecture and history buffs won’t want to miss taking an Atlanta Historical Homes Tour. For fans of the hit TV series “The Walking Dead,” see filming locations on this unique Small-Group Walking Tour. Take an exciting Segway City Sightseeing Tour and see Atlanta’s historic sites. Try a variety of cuisines on a Small-Group Gourmet Walking Tour. This fun Atlanta Food & Cocktail Tour is popular with foodies.
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The Best Time To Visit Atlanta
The best time to visit Atlanta is during early Spring and late Fall. Summers are hot and humid and Winters can be cold.