Without a doubt, a cultural and economic center, the most populous city of Georgia, Atlanta is home to over 5.9 million people and has got something to offer to everyone. With the rapid development and pecuniary advancement pushed through its diverse economy, the city serves as a dominant center for business services, aerospace, logistics, transportation, media, and information technology sectors. Through this post, we would like to offer you some great attractions that await anyone that visit this grand metropolitan which is rated as a “beta (+)” world city. Let’s take a quick look at some of the best things to do in Atlanta whenever you get a chance to take a tour through its marvelous vicinity.
An Abundance of Museums
While there is plenty of noteworthy and exhilarating amount of museums in Atlanta for you to visit, the following are simply some of the best the city has to offer:
- Atlanta History Center
With over 33 acres for you to explore, there are various award-winning exhibitions, enchanting gardens, historic houses, along with year-round adult and family-oriented activities and programs for you to experience. It offers you tons of mysteries and stories for you to delve in for an entire lifetime.
- National Center for Civil & Human Rights
Opened to public since 2014, the groundbreaking 42,000 square foot facility will usually take you around 90-120 minutes simply to explore the various exhibits that it has to offer. An exonerating and exhilarating experience at the same time, this place is filled with emotions, feelings, and struggles of the past that speak directly to you even today.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
While there are several other sites dedicated to other historic personalities, this one was simply too moving and poignant to pass up. Built-in 1929, covering over 34 acres of land, it consists of several buildings including Martin Luther King Jr.’s home during his childhood. In recent times, President Donald Trump has redesignated it as a National Historic Park as of January 2018.
- World of Coca-Cola
Established in 1990, this gigantic complex that covers more than 20 acres of land is a splendor to behold at first sight. With countless galleries and over 100 beverages for you to try out, it is surely one of kind place to visit that you simply do not want to miss. They also offer you VIP Guided Tours and especially one of the best Instagram spots for millennials and centennials who will find themselves simply unable to stop clicking every second now and then.
- Atlanta Botanical Garden
Spreading out to over 30 acres of land, this magnificent plant collection was incorporated in 1976 with the mission to display and educate audiences from all ages while offering them tons of enjoyment at the same time. It is simply breathtaking to take in all the vibrant colors in a single go, we are sure that you will keep coming back to feed your imagination with its serene beauty.
- Georgia Aquarium
The world’s largest indoor aquarium from 2005 to 2012, housing over 100,000 animals, seven hundred species, and over 10 million gallons of water, it is without a doubt another spectacle on our list to behold. With over 2.4 million visitors annually, we bet you and your family to have a great and immersive time that you would simply never forget. Notable specimens at the venue include beluga whales, bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, manta rays, and whale sharks.
- High Museum of Art
We should have mentioned this place earlier to you, however, the High Museum of Art deserves a special spot on our list, since it ranks as one of 100 best museums in the world, taking the spot at 95th position. With over 509,000 visitors as of 2010, it was founded in 1905 by the Atlanta Art Association. It has over 15,000 works of art that will leave you stunned and wanting for more.
- Lenox Square
For the ultimate upscale shopping experience within the city, the Lenox Square comprises of over 198 stores and covering over 1.6 million square feet of retail space. Opened since 1959, there are four floors for you to go simply bonkers at this place. If there is a brand or an item that you want from across the planet, this is where you will get it for sure.
- Zoo Atlanta
Open since 1889, this 40 acres big zoological park has over 1,500 animals and 220 species. It is an outstanding place for your family to visit and enjoy various activities like Sippin’ Safari, Zoo Yoga, and Family Nightcrawlers to name a few.
We hope this post was able to offer you much of the enticement that awaits you when you visit this fabulous city with your family. Due to lack of time and space, we couldn’t simply offer you even half of what this great city has to offer you. Best time to visit Atlanta is from March to May so that you can enjoy its mild weathers to the fullest. For any questions or queries please feel free to let us know of your comments in the section below.