With upcoming Super Bowl LIII taking place in Atlanta, this city is a place buzzing with excitement. Whether you are a history buff, film aficionado, an outdoor enthusiast, or just looking for a place to spend a long weekend, Atlanta will have something for you.
Before even entering the city, you’ll get a preview of the energy when landing in the massive Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). This is the largest and most busy airport in the world with 250 flights per hour and two million passengers a week. Like the populous city itself, the airport can be characterized as progressive, sophisticated, diverse, yet also friendly and welcoming to visitors.
Once you arrive in the city, what you will want to do will depend on your interests. Below we have listed a sample of attractions based on your possible tastes.
For the History Buff…
Despite Atlanta being cosmopolitan and modern, it also has a long and deep history that includes the Trail of Tears, the Civil War, World War II, Civil Rights, the establishment of Coca Cola, and the Olympics.
The Atlanta History Center
This museum covers essentially all history Atlanta has to offer. It is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Buckhead in an elegant mansion built in the 1920s. They also frequently bring in award-winning authors to give talks, host toddler programs, offer homeschool programs, offer tours, and put on history-themed festivals.
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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised in Atlanta. Here, you have the chance to visit various sites important to his life. His birth home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the World Peace Rose Garden, and the Visitor Center are the most popular options.
For the Film and Television Aficionado…
Atlanta often called the “Hollywood of the South.” A few well-known productions filmed in Atlanta include The Walking Dead, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, and The Vampire Diaries. Additionally, several Marvel productions such as the Black Panther, Ant Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame were all shot in the city.
Visiting the CNN Headquarters allows you to go behind the scenes, observe the newsroom, and ride the world’s largest freestanding escalator. If you are lucky, you might spot prominent news anchors or television guests walking through the facility.
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Walking Dead Tours
Several tour companies offer tours that focus on Walking Dead film sites. Rick’s hospital, Daryl and Carol’s bridge, the tank scene, and more are all included. Additionally, some of the cast is known to spend time in Atlanta. There is a fair chance you may spot them on the streets.
For the Active Types…
Even though Atlanta is a bustling city, it is far cry from the concrete jungle you may imagine. It can be characterized as lush, pretty, and filled with green spaces. Atlanta has multiples parks and trails within the city. The city is also a car drive away from the base of the Appalachian Trail, Stone Mountain Park, and several beaches.
This is one of the most iconic green spaces in the city. It’s a great place to walk, bike, attend festivals, have a picnic, go on a date, or bring your dog. It is a central gathering place in the city, so large events such as the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Gay Pride Festival, and the Dogwood Festival are hosted here.
Six Flags Over Georgia
This amusement park is Atlanta’s biggest and most popular attraction for families. It includes over 30 rides, 11 roller coasters, and a water park. The facility is mostly Warner Bros themed with characters from Looney Tunes and DC comics featured.
Whatever you decide to see, be sure to consider the season before planning your trip. Georgia’s summer can be brutally hot and humid, but the spring and autumn are beautiful. Also, if you intend on seeing more than three attractions, you should purchase an Atlanta CityPASS to help you save money. Order passes online here. Finally, remember that the above is only a small preview of the variety of attractions in Atlanta. ForThe city has something to offer for everyone, so book your trip online and experience it for yourself.