When talking about Atlanta Georgia, everybody has in mind the 1996 Summer Olympics and Martin Luther King Jr. Here are the top 10 attractions of the city! Book your Atlanta flights right now!
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site
If you plan to travel to Atlanta, prepare to immerse yourself in the history of the United States. Located in the Sweet Auburn district, the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site traces the life and work of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. You will thus discover the house where he lived, the Church where he served and his grave.
High Museum of Art
For art lovers, the High Museum of Art is Atlanta’s premier museum. It presents more than 14,000 works in its permanent collection, ranging from classical to contemporary, as well as the works of Richard Meier and Renzo Piano.
Little Five Points
If you’re wondering what to do in Atlanta for an unusual city tour, head to the coolest neighborhood: Little Five Points. Shop in Moreland Avenue’s vintage boutiques, taste Ethiopian cuisine in one of the many restaurants or attend a concert at La Variety Playhouse, a concert hall set up in a former 1940s cinema.
Since 1904, Piedmont Park has encouraged visitors to connect with nature. The park is also a popular wedding destination and hosts a wide variety of events, including fitness camps, festivals and other activities. Do not miss the Noguchi Playscape, a playground whose shape, color and texture are designed for active and enthusiastic interaction.
World of Coca-Cola
Discover the secrets of the most famous soft drink at the World of Coca-Cola. This museum retraces the history of soda through the various marketing campaigns, the making of authentic glass bottles and a short film that will take you on a search of the secret recipe. On top of that, you will have the privilege of tasting some 60 different varieties of Coca-Cola.
Located in the heart of downtown (most active Atlanta area, 10 miles [16 km] south of Atlanta international airport), Georgia Aquarium is a must-see when visiting Atlanta. Indeed, you will find more than 120,000 marine species such as sharks, dolphins and many tropical fish. Do not miss the Ocean Voyager, where you can observe the famous whale sharks among manta rays in a 9-metre deep basin. You can also attend a dolphin show several times a day.
The Centennial Olympic Park
This Olympic park was built in 1996 to mark the centenary of the Summer Olympic Games. Today the city’s green lung, Centennial Olympic Park hosts various events throughout the year, and allows everyone to enjoy the beautiful nature in the heart of the city. You can walk between the 575 trees, play hide and seek in the 30,000 massifs or relax on the 3 hectares of lawn.
Also built for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, Turner Field has been home to the Atlanta Braves, a Major League Baseball team, since its inception. Attending a baseball game is therefore preferable, but you can also enter freely and admire the giant screen measuring 71 feet tall and 79 feet wide (24 meters by 22 meters).
With more than 1400 animals from all over the world, this zoo is really worth a visit; even if only to see the two famous pandas. With a VIP pass, you can even feed the tigers. You can also find the largest collections of orangutans and gorillas.
The Fox Theatre
In the heart of Atlanta’s historic district, Fox Theatre was founded in 1916 as a Shriners temple. The auditorium is a replica of an Arab courtyard, with a ceiling in the colors of the Bedouin night sky and the Egyptian room features the temple of Ramses. You can always watch shows, films, plays, musicals…