Atlanta: Make the Most of Your Visit!
To make the most of your stay in the Atlanta, Georgia area, be sure to visit us at discoveratlanta.com for tips on dining, shopping and things to do.
For the possibly top five destinations, see below.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Atlanta Botanical Garden boasts sculptures, water features, and a large permanent collection of glass works by Dale Chihuly set along enchanting garden paths. Visit a rainforest in the Conservatory. Visit the Fuqua Orchid Center with its two distinct climates of species orchids. The Desert House “celebrates the surprising diversity and harsh beauty of the desert habitats of southern Africa and Madagascar. The Orangerie showcases “economically, medicinally, and industrially significant plants from around the world.” As a special treat, the cherished holiday traditional “Garden Lights, Holiday Nights” will be on display at the time of the Nationals.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park
“A young boy grows up in a time of segregation… A dreamer is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement… This was Martin Luther King, Jr. Come hear his story, visit the home of his birth, and where he played as a child. Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds. Marvel at how he was an instrument for social change.”
Atlanta History Center / Swan House
The Atlanta History Center, in the heart of Buckhead, offers award-winning exhibitions. You will learn the history of Atlanta, with a lens into the art, culture, horticulture, sports, and other aspects of its early and recent history.
Adjacent to the History Center is the graceful Swan House. Noted architect Philip Trammell Shutze designed the Swan House and its gardens in 1924. He adapted Italian and English classical styles to accommodate 20th-century living for Swan House, which many consider his finest residential work. Enjoy lunch midst the southern ambience of the Swan Coach House.
The Georgia Aquarium / Centennial Olympic Park
The Georgia Aquarium is one of world's largest aquariums, home to more than 100,000 sea creatures, with permanent exhibits and interactive galleries. It’s the only institution outside of Asia to house whale sharks.
Nearby Centennial Olympic Park with expansive lawns and the Fountain of Rings is a legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Within a short walk visitors can also enjoy the World of Coca-Cola, which showcases the history of Coca-Cola, the CNN Center, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons, the State Farm Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks, and the College Football Hall of Fame.
According to Trip Advisor, Zoo Atlanta is“one of the finest zoological institutions in the U.S. and a proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Zoo Atlanta offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Zoo highlights include giant pandas and a set of panda twins born in 2016, one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes, and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. “Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience” features more than 70 species.
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