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Atlanta's Top Tourist Attractions

Places to see when you visit Atlanta, Georgia


Whether you're visiting Atlanta for just one day or spending a whole week, there are plenty of attractions to visit. Learn about some of the must-see activities and attractions in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Georgia Aquarium

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One of Atlanta's most popular places to visit is The Georgia Aquarium. Located Downtown, in close proximity to a number of other popular area attractions - making it a great place to visit if you'd like to fit in a number of attractions in just a short amount of time.

The Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest aquarium, with exhibits that showcase fish from all different parts of the world. Explore Coldwater Quest (with beluga whales and otters!), Tropical Diver, local species in the Georgia Explorer area and don't miss the brand new dolphins show.

Learn how to save money when visiting the Georgia Aquarium.

The World of Coca Cola

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The World of Coke is a tribute to Atlanta original and the world's favorite soda, Coca-Cola. Learn about the history of Coke, view memorabilia from throughout the years and don't miss the best part - the tasting room! The tasting room features more than 60 types of Coca-Cola products from around the world.

The World of Coca-Cola is located right next to the Georgia Aquarium.

Learn how to save money when visiting World of Coke.

The CNN Center

See where the news gets made with the Inside CNN Studio Tour. You get a behind the scenes look at the newsroom at CNN, plus you can even sit on a news set and try out your anchor skills. The one hour tours begin every 10 minutes in the CNN Center food court, which is also a great place to grab a quick bite if you aren't up for a sit down meal in between visiting all of the downtown attractions.

Special tours of Morning Express with Robin Meade are also available, where you can actually be present behind the scenes while the show is being filmed (tours are Thursday morning only, subject to show schedule).

Zoo Atlanta

If you are visiting Atlanta with children, they are sure to enjoy a visit to Zoo Atlanta. Zoo Atlanta is quite large, and it is home to more than 1,000 animals. While there are lots of different animals to visit, the pandas are often the highlight of the trip. Giant Pandas can only be found at four zoos in the U.S., so it's quite a treat to see them. Zoo Atlanta is one of the 10 oldest running zoos in the country!

Learn how to save money when visiting Zoo Atlanta.

Piedmont Park

Image by Jason Riedy

Piedmont Park is like the Central Park of Atlanta. It's a large, beautiful green space that's usually buzzing with activity. Stroll around the park, have a picnic, take a dip in the new pool (summer only) or reserve a tennis or bocce ball court and play a game!

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Located within Piedmont Park is the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Wander the gardens and explore lovely plants and flowers - both native to Georgia and more rare. The Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center is a highlight, with tropical plants and amazingly lush, delicate orchids. There is also a large rose garden and a popular children's garden - complete with a splash fountain.

Little Five Points

Photo © Laura Horton

A bit off the beaten path, a few miles east of Downtown, is the neighborhood of Little Five Points. It's a great place to go if you'd like to walk around, visit some boutiques and vintage stores and grab a bite to eat. It's an eclectic, alternative neighborhood (though it's much more "mainstream" than it was 15 years ago) and it can be good for people watching. It's also located very close to the neighborhood of Inman Park, which has beautiful historic homes and a large restaurant selection of it's own.

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