My hometown, Atlanta, Georgia is one of the largest cities in the country. It is the biggest city in the southeast. Atlanta is a major tourist destination. In today’s post, I go over 16 things to do in Atlanta.
World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca -Cola is a museum that shows you the history of the Coca -Cola Company. It is a nice attraction that is open year round. They have several different exhibits that you can visit. My favorite part is the area where you can sample various types of sodas from all over the world. If you happen to visit make sure that you try this one soda called Beverly!
Piedmont Park is located in Midtown. The park has nearly 190 acres. Depending on the time of the year you will see people exercising, walking their dogs or just simply relaxing and enjoying the day. Piedmont Park is also home to several events and festivals such as The Atlanta Jazz Festival, Music Midtown, and the Dogwood Festival.
Atlantic Station is an area in Atlanta that has retail and restaurants. There is also a movie theater and an L.A. Fitness out there. Atlantic Station is a good place to go, and people watch from time to time.
Atlanta is the home of the 1995 World Series Champion, the Atlanta Braves. The Braves will be playing their last season at Turner Field this year. In 2017, they move to SunTrust Park.
College Football Hall of Fame
The College Football Hall of Fame is located in downtown Atlanta. It opened in 2014. If you’re a fan of college football, then this is the place for you.
Atlanta University Center
The Atlanta University Center commonly called the AUC is another attraction that you may want to check out. The AUC consists of four HBCU’s. They are Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College and the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park is about 20 miles east of downtown Atlanta. There are several things for you to do at the park such as hiking the mountain, riding the train around the park and taking a sky ride to the top of the mountain.
There are a lot of places to shop in Atlanta. Lenox Square Mall is by far the most popular mall in the city. It is located in the Buckhead area. Lenox is typically very busy on the weekend. Other shopping malls to consider are Phipps Plaza, Cumberland Mall, and Perimeter Mall.
The Beltline is a project that features 22 miles of multi-use trails and public parks. It circles downtown Atlanta and connects 45 neighborhoods directly to each other.
Catch an Atlanta Hawks game
The Atlanta Hawks are currently the best team that we have in Atlanta. Coming off an Eastern Conference Finals run the Hawks are poised to take it to the next level. The Atlanta Hawks play at Phillips Arena. If you’re in town during the NBA season you should check out a game.
MLK Historical Site
The MLK Historical Site consists of several buildings including the Ebenezer Baptist Church and Dr. King’s childhood home. Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King tombs are also located in the King center which is also a part of the site.
Centennial Olympic Park
The 12th item of my list of 16 things to do in Atlanta is Centennial Olympic Park. Centennial Olympic Park was built for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. It is home to several events such as the summer concert series that is called Wednesday WindDown. I also attended one of the greatest concerts (Outkast Atlast) of my life there.
The GA Aquarium is located in downtown Atlanta. It is the largest aquarium in the country. There are over 500 species that can be found there.
Zoo Atlanta is located near the Grant Park area. The zoo has over 1500 animals. Zoo Atlanta is one of four zoo’s in the country that houses giant pandas.
If you are an NFL fan you should check out the Atlanta Falcons. As of this writing, we just finished a tough 8-8 season under 1st-year head coach Dan Quinn. We can only get better from there. They have one year left to play in the GA Dome before they move to a new stadium.
The Fox Theatre is a performing arts venue that is located in Midtown. It opened in 1929. The Fox Theatre shows movies and several shows throughout each year.
If you get a chance I hope you can visit some of the 16 things to do in Atlanta.
Have you been to Atlanta? What is your favorite thing to do or see when you’re there?
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