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10 of the Most Interesting Travel Destinations in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated on July 20, 2015

A panoramic view of Georgia's capital city - Atlanta.

Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta, Georgia. | Source

Being Georgia’s capital city also known for its “Peachtree” street name, Atlanta is a must-visit for the following most interesting sports:

# 1 World of Coca-Cola

Who doesn’t know the most-loved brand in the world? Take a tour around this one-of-a-kind museum that will take you through the exciting history of the brand that has made its way into almost every household.

Find out how it all started and what interesting changes Coca-Cola went through before it became the brand that it is today. On top of that, you get the chance to have your picture taken with their iconic polar bear!

A fan of Coca-Cola? Always drinking Coke? If yes, you've got to visit this place to become a certified fan.

Atlanta's World of Coca-Cola.
Atlanta's World of Coca-Cola. | Source

# 2 Georgia Aquarium

Opened last November 23, 2005, The Georgia Aquarium plays host to hundreds of different species of animals. If those numbers don’t impress you, how about the fact that it’s the largest aquarium in the whole western hemisphere?

They have 5 different galleries for their aquarium species:

  • Ocean Voyager
  • Tropical Diver
  • Dolphin Tales
  • River Scout
  • Cold Water Quest

Take a gander at the manta rays and the beluga whales at some of their trademark shows.

Take note, the volume of the largest marine tank there is 6.3 million US gallons. With that, you'll feel like you are in the middle of an ocean. Simply amazing!

The Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source

# 3 Underground Atlanta

What sounds like a museum of mysterious items that have haunted back-stories is actually the go-to shopping district within the state. It may be below the ground, but the selections are sky-high.

Take your pick from shopping, musical performances, and fine dining. If you’re not the fancy entertainment lover, why not have a good beer and some good old food truck grub. No matter what time of the year you go, there’s always something cooking underground.

High-end fashion wear, restaurants, entertainment areas, and more. It's an underground district you don't want to miss.

The Underground in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Underground in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source

# 4 Zoo Atlanta

This is not your ordinary zoo that hosts lions and zebras. It is one of the only four zoos in the United States that houses Giant Pandas. These rare animals have been under protection due to their dwindling numbers, on top of the fact that they’re giant versions of one of the most adorable animals on the planet. It’s perfect for the family.

If you will go for a group tour with friends and families, this zoo should be in your itinerary. Kids will have fun, fun and fun watching the animals up-close.

The Zoo in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Zoo in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source

# 5 Six Flags over Georgia

It’s not a geography-themed game show. It’s one of the most exciting amusement parks in the state. What list of awesome places would be complete without its share of amusement parks?

From roller coasters to flying tea-cups, they’ve got them all. There’s a ride for everybody. Thrill seekers and slow-walkers will find themselves having the time of their lives here.

Get ready to scream out loud with one of world's most exciting and longest roller coasters. Go, go, go!

The roller coaster at Six Flags in Atlanta, Georgia.
The roller coaster at Six Flags in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source

# 6 LEGOLAND Discovery

If you don’t love LEGO, you’ve probably stepped on a piece bare-foot, but even that will change at the one place that is all about those blocks.

It’s not just a place hosting recreated iconic buildings with lego (even if that’s already reason enough to go). It’s a center for discovery made through interactive activities that the whole family can enjoy. You won’t step on any misplaced blocks here.

It's perfect for all age groups! Whether you're a kid, teen or adult, lego is for you!

Legoland Discovery Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Legoland Discovery Center in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source

# 7 Oakland Cemetery

Atlanta isn’t just for thrill and block seekers. It also plays host to one of the fanciest garden cemeteries in the United States. It’s a melting pot of garden scenery, old-school architecture and good old-fashioned history.

This place serves as the resting place of the earliest settles in the state as well as some notable people like Bobby Jones and Margaret Mitchell. It’s ideal for those slow strolls where you just sit back and enjoy the view.

Probably the most unique cemetery all over the world. It's a combination of nature, arts, history, and people.

The Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source

# 8 Atlanta History Center

It may sound plain and boring, but this name pertains to the campus that holds several museums. You’ve got the Olympic Games Museum, the Atlanta History Museum, and the Swan House.

Imagine all the learning and history that you’ll find all cramped into one place. Did you also know that this campus is also home to more than 5 historic gardens? It’s all the history you’ll need for a vacation.

Guys! History is not boring! We are not who we are now if not because of it. Could be your teacher that's at fault?

The History Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
The History Center in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source

# 9 White Water Six Flags

You’ve also got to have your fair share of water parks in Atlanta. In that regard, White Water is the place to go. It’s one of the few water parks in the US that hosts Dive-In Movies.

You read that right. You can float in the biggest pool you’ve ever seen while kicking back to your favorite movie. It’s like Drive-In Theatre but wetter.

Very casual, fun, and relaxing. That is what describes a dive-in movie experience. It is a must-try for everyone - families, friends, lovers, partners, all.

The white water dive-in at Six Flags.
The white water dive-in at Six Flags. | Source

Check out this video by the Kent State University Recreational Services to see what it’s like to go out for a dive-in movie.

# 10 Donna Van Gogh’s Artist Market

While Atlanta has its share of hype and action, it also has something to share when it comes to art and culture. The Artist Market isn’t just a regular brush shop.

It’s a haven for art lovers who are looking for some inspiration. It’s not just paintings; you’ve got murals, local art, magnets and even statuettes. You can spend hours just “perusing the merchandise”.

For those who are passionate about arts, check out their awesome painting collections here.

Donna Van  Goghs Artist Market in Atlanta, Georgia.
Donna Van Goghs Artist Market in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source

What’s more interesting about these places is that most of them are included in the itinerary packages from Atlanta Charter Bus Rentals, one of the best companies providing buses and motor coach rentals in Atlanta, Georgia and the neighboring areas.

Having a good time in Atlanta isn’t supposed to be difficult and hard to plan, and the planning part’s already done for you.

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To know more about Georgia’s tourism sector including its regions and cities, events and attractions, places to eat and stay, and traveling tips and guides, check out their official travel website.

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      Lovely Evaine 2 years ago

      I agree Patrina! It's that one city in the US that should be in every globetrotter's list. :) A trip to America is incomplete without touring this place through the help of a charter bus rental like the Atlanta Charter Bus Rentals :)

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      Patrina Breau 2 years ago from Germany

      This is such a lovely post! Atlanta is perfect for families :) A great way to bond and build stronger relationship.

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      Lovely Evaine 2 years ago

      Thank you for the comment and vote thumbi7 :D Really appreciate it :)

      Yes, Atlanta is a wonderful, awesome city. It is one city in America that globetrotters should consider :) It's rich in culture, history, and world-class entertainment, restaurants, hotels, and more. :)

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Very beautiful city. Once I got a chance to go to Atlanta for a conference;but I could no make it for some reasons

      Great hub

      Voted up and shared