A lot of people say that Atlanta is one of the hottest cities in America because of its climate you see!
Little do they know that Atlanta has now become one of the hottest tourist destinations as well because it has a lot of awesome things to offer to all those that decide to pay a visit! It lacks nothing that a modern metropolitan city should have and that includes malls and tourist attractions like parks and zoo’s, it offers a great cuisine and amazing natural landscape. Top this all off with amazing people and imagine a cup of the best tea and you will find yourself loving the beautiful city. This article is going to focus on the top ten tourist destinations in Atlanta, a place which will greatly please those who are visiting and actually experiencing the city for the first time.
10. Georgia Aquarium
Let us start off with the biggest aquarium in the world known as the Georgia Aquarium. This is one of the more recent tourist attractions that Atlanta has to offer. The best part about this large aquarium is that you get to go underwater! We are not talking about diving but an experience that is generally only allowed to or limited to divers! The aquarium has a tunnel that passes right through it, called the Ocean Voyager, and as you can imagine, the tunnel allows you to see the beautiful sea creatures that the Georgia Aquarium houses including but not limited to jellyfish.
9. The Coca Cola Factory
The next tourist spot to visit in Atlanta is certainly the Coca Cola factory (we know this reminds you of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for some reason). We would like to take this moment to highlight what we think some people are not aware off, the fact that Coca Cola was initially a headache pain reliever discovered by Dr. John Pemberton on 1800s. There are a lot of interesting things to look forward to while in the factory like tasting all of the 60 plus beverages that are marketed by the Coca Cola Company throughout the world, watch how the drink is bottled and relive history.
8. CNN World Headquarters
Up next we have the CNN offices, the world headquarters that are also situated in Atlanta. CNN is one of the biggest international news channels in the world so you can very well imagine that kind of energy and buzz you can find inside their studios. This is also one of the most sought after tourist spots in Atlanta. Make you way through the news studio by starting off with the longest freestanding elevator in the world, check out live as the newscast occurs and witness the commotion in the control room. This is really worth it!
7. High Museum of Art
What would you give to see some of the most dramatic architectures you have ever laid eyes upon and what if beyond that amazing architecture you find a life size pile of apples and pears? Wouldn’t you just be thrilled? The High Museum of Art offers the tourists just that; the awe inspiring architecture by Richard and Renzo and a treasure chest of tasteful art. We are talking about 12,000 pieces of art as far as the permanent collection goes which should be exciting enough especially if you have an interest in art.
6. Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Before we move onto our next tourist destination in Atlanta, let us take a small trip down memory lane. Remember how Ross took Rachel to the planetarium and they lay there under the artificial starts in the show called FRIENDS? Well here is your chance to do exactly that as the Fernbank museum houses not only an observatory but also a planetarium and a movie theater. The museum itself is surrounded on all sides by a dense forests which only adds to the secluded yet thoroughly entertaining escapades that it has to offer including a large amount of truly fascinating exhibits.
5. Centennial Olympic Park
The next spot that you should definitely pay a visit too especially if you are in Atlanta is the Centennial Olympic park which was, as the name indicates, originally created to host the Summer Olympic Games. This destination within Atlanta is not only famous with regular tourists but also with the local community as it offers a playground for children to spend their energy in and a lot of street food shops line the park. If you just want to spend a quiet little moment, the dancing fountains should be your ultimate vantage point.
4. Piedmont Park
The Piedmont Park is the next destination that we have on recommendation for all those people who are out to tour Atlanta. The primary purpose of this park was that the residents get to be up, close and personal with Mother Nature which is why the place to actually see in the park would be Noguchi Playscape. It will baffle your mind and also allow for quite an interesting interaction regarding which, actions will speak louder than mere words.
3. National History Site
The next tourist destination in Atlanta, a must for all those nerds who are interested in learning more about the times gone by and getting a lesson in history, is the Martin Luther King Jr. National History Site. As the name indicates, you can practically find anything you want related to the late Martin Luther King Jr. whether it is speeches or sermons that you are looking for.
2. Atlanta History Center
The next tourist destination is also regarding history as the name very well indicates. Those who are not all that fond of history can relax as the place will not bore you into a coma. The place for you to see would the Swan House and the Tullie Smith Farm. The house is actually an age old mansion and the farm is a farmhouse from the 1860s that has been restored back. And if it is history that you are interested in, then this is the place where you will relive the Civil War.
1. Atlanta Zoo
Last but definitely not the least, we have the Atlanta Zoo. This is the tourist spot especially if you are with family because the renowned zoo spans an area of over 40 acres and houses 200 different species of animals. The zoo also boasts the maximum number of gorilla residents (not the gorillas from the gorilla war, the animals) and you get to see cute yet gigantic pandas.