The Top 10 Things to Do in Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta is the state of Georgia's premier cultural hub. and despite being a major urban hub, still has plenty of southern charm, as well as myriad attractions, sightseeing, and activities. Let us take a look at the many things that are a must on a visit. Atlanta itinerary 1 day 


Do not miss the world’s largest aquarium, ‘the Georgia aquarium’, the Fox Theatre Centennial Park, Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, Piedmont Park, The High Museum of Art and the Turner Field on a visit to this city.


If you are someone who can’t sit in one place or a fitness freak, do take a walk run or jog around the Atlanta Beltline. Cycling is also an option here.

The city is rich with specialty shops, malls, souvenir shops, antique markets and more.

Take a Segway tour around the city digging into its history and exploring the best restaurants and specialties here.

General Tips

  • Fall and the initial days of winter are when you should visit Atlanta. Avoid visiting this city in the month of August as the weather is very humid during this month of the year.
  • The city is extremely crowded on weekends and Labor Day. If you want to enjoy the city at leisure, choose to explore the city on a weekday.
  • To enjoy the bliss of azaleas and dogwoods visit the city in spring months. That’s when these flowers bloom.
  • Visit the city in July to indulge in the street food festival.
  • If you’re visiting in May, do not miss the jazz festival.
  • If you’re on a budget, the city has quite a few free attractions to enjoy like historic sites, parks, markets and more.
  • The city has hiking trails. Adventurers come prepared with comfortable shoes for hiking.
  • The weather is pretty warm here. Wear sunscreen whenever you get out.
  • It rains throughout the year in the city; pack your rain gear while visiting here.


Best Places to Visit in Atlanta

The Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is located on the downtown of Atlanta and is been open for public viewing since 2005. The aquarium has more than eight gallons of water and enough aquatic life, compared with all others in the world. It is also the largest aquarium ever made by man.




World of Coca-Cola

This was opened 2007 in the heart of the city of Atlanta downtown from the Centennial Olympic Park. The facility has more than a thousand artifacts and exhibits and is open for public viewing. A 4D theatre, views of the bottling line that produced eight-ounce bottles of the drink and a tasting lounge with free samples are its highlights.


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Martin Luther King National Jr. Historical Park

Basically a living memorial complex, this U.S. National Park includes the civil rights leader's childhood home (above) the Ebenezer Baptist Church  where he and his father were pastors; the grave sites of MLK and his wife Coretta Scott King; and a visitor's center with a good overview of King's life and legacy.



Centennial Olympic Park

This centennial facility was developed for the summer Olympics in the year 1996 and was later designated for public use. This is a 21 acre downtown facility with the largest interactive fountain with the Olympic ring symbol. There are exhibits water gardens and children play zones to enhance its beauty. It has ample scope for Atlanta sightseeing as special annual events and festivals are hosted in the park in the winter season.


Museum of Art and the Woodruff Arts Center

This is one of the top places to see in Atlanta and is the center for visual arts and performance centers in the city. The Woodruff arts center has this art museum along with alliance theatre, The 14th Street Playhouse and the symphony orchestra and offers comprehensive entertainment portals for its visitors.




CNN Tour

This is the behind the scenes tour favoring the CNN news channel at its global headquarters. The tour is open daily and lasts for less than an hour to explore the real happenings at the station. It is important to reserve ahead for the tour.


Atlanta Center for History

This place indeed connects people with their culture and history. There are exhibits here depicting memories of the civil war, folks, and arts of the south and the development of Atlanta across ages. There are also children's playhouses and a living history farm to offer a comprehensive cultural experience for visitors.

Botanical Garden

The garden is located at the midtown of Atlanta and is spread over 30 acres of gardens and has the best orchids in the entire nation. The rose gardens and the children gardens spread their fragrance to the entire world. There are ongoing educational programs organized for all age groups.

Fox Theatre

This is a premier entertainment venue in Atlanta and offers exclusive performances starting from concerts to movies and live shows to attract tourists.




Dance the night away by being part of the glam party scene in the city. The nightlife of Atlanta is zealous and vibrant with a fleet of clubs, strip clubs, and party houses. You, of course, have a vast variety of social fun to choose from. The superlative restaurants serve delicious food here. Try out maximum clubs you can in a single night. Use taxis, car services, or MARTA to commute.

After all the club hopping, you definitely would want to grab a bite somewhere good. The city of Atlanta has plenty of late-night dining restaurants.


You can best explore the city with Atlanta itineraries to take the perfect glimpse of the city and get a perfect trip planned for a memorable vacation.



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