The Best Things to Do in Atlanta

On June 3, 2019

Atlanta is a beautiful piece of history for Georgia and the United States, but it is also a tourist hot-spot. Whether you are just passing through or this is your destination, there are so many places to go and things to see in this beautiful city. Take some time and consider adding some of the best things to do in Atlanta to your list.

Must-See Things to Do in Atlanta

Atlanta History Center: With a city this old, there is a lot of history packed into this Center! Award-winning exhibits help give understanding to the region set up within historic houses and immaculate gardens. There are interactive activities for visitors of all ages. There is even a family and adult program available. [More Information]

Atlanta Botanical Gardens: The Atlanta Botanical Garden is unlike any other experience. The peaceful walk through the gardens is one that will take your breath away with unique plants, fun plant sculptures, and water features. See the Fuqua Orchid Center to view orchids never grown outside the southeast before. This horticulture paradise will give you inspiration and renewal during your vacation. [More Information]

Center for Civil and Human Rights: This cultural attraction is a popular stop for learning about the American Civil Rights Movement and even the Global Human Rights Movements. There are four exhibition spaces that are immersive for better thought-provoking experiences. There is also a rotating gallery so you can visit often and see something new each time. [More Information]

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Free/Cheap Things to Do in Atlanta

Art Stroll at Castleberry Hill: This section of Atlanta used to be just for warehouses, but has become one of the most artistically progressive neighborhoods. Take a stroll through the area and admire all the art in the area. If you want a more guided option, there are tours offered for free. [More Information]

Piedmont Park: This is a great place to take a break and run around. There are plenty of walking paths to walk, run, or ride a bike through this beautiful part of the city. With plenty of beautiful trees and greenery, you can let loose and get some energy out. [More Information]

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site: One of the greatest heroes of the 1900s, Martin Luther King Jr’s tomb is in Atlanta. Take time to take a free tour of the house where he grew up while educated yourself and your group to the Civil Rights Movement. [More Information]

Centennial Olympic Park: Home to the 1996 Olympics, this park brings the community together to remember the occasion for free. Come on Wednesday nights from June to September for an experience called Wednesday Wind Down with free music. [More Information]

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Things to Do in Atlanta for Families/Kid-Friendly Things to Do

Atlanta Zoo: While this isn’t the biggest zoo in the country, it is a unique zoo because of the Panda experience. There are still plenty of animals to see and it won’t take up your whole trip to see them all. Coming in summer 2019 the African Savanna will be opening with even more animals that will certainly please guests of all ages. [More Information]

World of Coca-Cola: Ever wondered about the history of the most famous beverage brand? This is a fun stop for families. Come in and see the vault that holds the secret recipe, lots of memorabilia, and view the many ways the company has been depicted in art and films. There are plenty of places to try the products too! [More Information]

Georgia Aquarium: Touted as the world’s most magical aquarium, this stop won’t disappoint your kids of any age. This stop offers experiences you won’t find anywhere else in Georgia. There are six different galleries and more than 70 habitats to see with thousands of different species of marine animals. [More Information]

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Things to Do in Atlanta for Adults

College Football Hall of Fame: Calling all college football fans! The Hall of Fame is in downtown Atlanta for easy access. Join the Chick-fil-A fan experience and get closer to the game than ever before. There are plenty of activities to do and listen to stories, told by hall of fame inductees. [More Information]

Atlanta’s Southern Food Tour: Everyone knows that food in the south is the best there is, from soul food and barbecue to creole dishes. Why not take a city tour that features the cuisine? Whether it is a date or just going with friends, this tour takes you to 7 local eateries for at 15 food tastings. Learn about the history of Atlanta and how food played a role. [More Information]

Atlanta Brew Bus Tour: Visit three of Atlanta’s breweries while learning about the brewing culture here. Included in the tour is coverage for trying a pint and bringing another home in a souvenir glass at each of the three stops. This is a fun, unique, and tasty way to get to know Atlanta. [More Information]

Porsche Experience Center: If you have ever wanted to try out a Porsche, this is the place to go. You can test the cars on the tracks in the Human Performance facility. Get behind the driver’s seat and put the pedal to the metal. While it probably isn’t possible to get tired of driving these cars, you should probably take a break and try the fine dining onsite at Restaurant 356. [More Information]

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