Atlanta is known for so much! The start of the civil rights movement, Coca-Cola, hip hop music, and peaches. If you are visiting Atlanta, it’s hard to narrow down your trip to just a few stops.
We’ve curated a guide with a little something for everyone so you can leave feeling like you didn’t miss a thing. Here’s our list of some of the top attractions you need to check out next time you are in the empire city of the south.
1. World of Coca-Cola
This immersive experience takes you on a journey through the creation of the world’s favorite soda. The world of Coke has an informative video, the Coca-Cola polar bear himself, and a room FILLED with Coke flavors to sample.
Not only is this a fun activity for friends and family but you might just learn something. Nearby is Centennial Olympic park where you can hop through the fountains and see the ferris wheel!
2. College Football Hall of Fame
Team up with your friends or family for this 2 hour long experience. The College Football Hall of Fame has more than 50 exhibits to view and interact with, including a field where you can kick your own field goal!
Featuring only the best players and coaches, take a look back into history while diving into your love for the game. This is perfect for birthday parties, corporate bonding, or just your next day off.
3. High Museum of Art
Combining culture and community, the High Museum is easily one of Atlanta’s most loved attractions. With different artists and exhibits coming in and out, every visit is a new experience.
This museum is open for group visits, individual tickets, and field trips. There’s also a cute shop and cafe waiting for you once you’re done gazing at the art. Plan your next visit now and get ready for Bob Thompson’s “This House is Mine” exhibit starting in June.
4. Oakland Cemetery
Every cemetery holds history and stories, but this one is special. This victorian style cemetery with six acres of land and several monuments is the resting place of many once famous names. It was renamed to Oakland after all the Oak trees were covering it.
People from Dr. Herbert Hanna to James Cook are buried here. It’s home to doctors, pioneers, soldiers and many more. While anyone can walk though it, there are weekly guided tours with all the stories you can’t get anywhere else. This cemetery is in Grant Park directly across from Tin Lizzy’s and Java Cats Cafe.
5. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park
Historical figure and someone who paved the way for freedom, Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised in Atlanta. Anyone is able to see his home and church he grew up and pastored in. There are lots of exhibits honoring Dr. King.
To see it all, there are tours to sign up for or you can walk the grounds yourself to hit the places you want. These stops are right off of Auburn Avenue where lots of other wonderful restaurants and coffee shops are!