Travel Guide: Atlanta, GA
If you’re headed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl (or any time of year) this vibrant, cosmopolitan city offers world-class sights along with easygoing Southern hospitality. Here are some don’t-miss destinations while you’re in town:
CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK
Built for the 1996 Summer Olympics, this 21-acre green space in the city center features sculptures modeled after notable athletes, water gardens and lush landscaping. The park’s visitor center is located on the south end of the park, next to the Fountain of Rings. The park is the centerpiece of Atlanta’s downtown entertainment district, near tourist attractions, nightlife and restaurants.
Soar above the crowds of Atlanta’s bustling downtown area from Skyview Atlanta, a Ferris wheel with 42 climate-controlled gondolas that offer breathtaking skyline views. Towering 20 stories above Centennial Park, the Ferris wheel also has a VIP gondola with Ferrari-style seats and a glass floor.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
If you’re ready for some football before the big game, head to the College Football Hall of Fame to see interactive games about your favorite teams and exhibits that pay tribute to college football’s greatest. This family-friendly museum includes an All-Access Pass to share all the fun you’re having with your buddies back home through social media.
WORLD OF COCA-COLA
Taste more than 100 flavors from around the world, see the vault where the legendary secret formula for Coca-Cola is kept and get a behind-the-scenes look at the famous beverage’s bottling process at this fun museum with interactive exhibits.
Get up close and personal with Beluga whales, penguins and dolphins. Swim or dive with whale sharks, watch a sea lion show or take in a behind the seas tour at the Georgia Aquarium. With more than 10 million gallons of water, the aquarium offers habitats and exhibits showcasing aquatic animals from around the world.
CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Learn about the American Civil Rights Movement and its significance in the progress of human rights throughout the globe. This museum features a collection devoted to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., plus exhibits, artifacts and storytelling that will inspire visitors of all ages.
Whatever your interest, Atlanta has a tour for you. Foodies line up for Atlanta Food Walks or Flavors of Atlanta Food Tours, which combine tastes of the city’s best dishes with a sprinkle of history. Movie buffs can take in Atlanta’s most famous filming locations with Atlanta Movie Tours. Gather your friends or make some new pals on a party bike tour of the city through Southern Pedaler.
Get out and enjoy Atlanta’s many charms as you visit this engaging city. Many adventures await in its museums, parks, music venues and downtown entertainment district.
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