sightseeing around atlanta
Got a few days extra before or after the convention? Here's a look at some activities you can do around Atlanta, GA!
Come explore and learn at Georgia Aquarium, the nation's largest and most magical aquarium! Our 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water house the largest single aquarium habitat in the world and more aquatic life than any other aquarium in North America. Georgia Aquarium offers shows, interactive animal interactions, animal encounters, Behind the Seas tours and more. Visit our 4D Funbelievable Theater and Sea Lions at Sun Trust Pier 225, then head to The AT&T Dolphin Coast to learn about dolphin behavior and the human connection. Georgia Aquarium is dedicated to enhancing conservation and preservation of animals everywhere, and help makes a positive impact on aquatic life in Atlanta and around the world.
The Georgia Aquarium
The world of coca-cola
At the World of Coca-Cola, experience the fascinating story of the world's most famous beverage brand in a dynamic, multimedia attraction. Get a behind-the- scenes look at the bottling process and view over 1,200 never-before-displayed artifacts ranging from vintage bottles to a 1939 Coca-Cola delivery truck from Argentina. Experience the thrilling 4-D movie, "In Search of the Secret Formula" with 3-D glasses plus moving seats. Take your taste buds on a trip around the world and sample over 100 different beverages made by The Coca-Cola Company from around the world in the Taste It! beverage lounge. And don't miss the chance to hug and have your picture taken with the very friendly 7-foot-tall Coca-Cola Polar Bear! There is something new and inviting around every corner at the new World of Coca-Cola. The World of Coca-Cola is located at 121 Baker Street in Pemberton Place, adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium
Since 1959, Lenox Square® has been the premier shopping destination for fashionistas throughout the Southeast. Located in the heart of Buckhead, Lenox Square offers an unparalleled shopping experience.
An impressive two-story glass facade welcomes shoppers to full-service restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory and True Food Kitchen. This dramatic entrance showcases the iconic property’s street side presence, including a glass covered porte-cochere and valet amenities for easy access. The property boasts Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and Macy's and features nearly 250 specialty stores like FENDI, Burberry, Cartier, David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, Diane von Furstenberg, and Vineyard Vines.
In addition to our front-side restaurants, you'll find dining experiences throughout our property that fit every taste. Enjoy a casual meal at California Pizza Kitchen, Corner Bakery, or even Cousins Maine Lobster. If you're looking for a quick bite, there's a wide selection of specialty food shops located on the lower level in the Lenox Square Dining Pavilion. Make sure you stop by Da Vinci's Donuts to celebrate your successful day of shopping! https://www.simon.com/mall/lenox-square
Children's Museum of Atlanta is a smart place to play, the only children's museum in Atlanta and the largest children's museum in the state of Georgia. Discover the power of play through six permanent hands-on interactive learning zones and feature exhibits throughout the year. Located in the Centennial Park area of downtown Atlanta, we provide a family-friendly environment that allows children to use their imaginations and learn through play. Children can enjoy special programming and live performances by the Imaginators, our professional actor-educators, and shop at the ONLY child-specific toy store in downtown Atlanta (paid admission not required to shop). https://childrensmuseumatlanta.org/
children's museum of atlanta
Experience a world of adventure filled with dinosaurs, live animals, cultural artifacts, hands-on science explorations and films in a state-of-the art 4K Giant Screen Theater Take a walk on the wild side as you explore 75 acres of new outdoor nature adventures featuring elevated tree pods, boardwalks, interactive exhibits and giant old-growth trees. https://fernbankmuseum.org/
fernbank museum of natural history
six flags over georgia
Get ready to dive into the largest expansion in park history at Six Flags Over Georgia with the all-new Hurricane Harbor water park! The park is also home to some of the best roller coasters in the nation, including Goliath, the Great American Scream Machine, Georgia Cyclone, Dahlonega Mine Train, SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight, BATMAN: The Ride and more! If tamer rides are more your style, the park offers something for you as well. Discounted season passes and memberships are available now! Visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia
Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays, and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in town to visit or host an event in every season. An urban oasis in Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children's Garden, a one-of-a-kind Canopy Walk through Storza Woods, and the innovative Edible Garden featuring an Outdoor Demonstration Kitchen. The Fuqua Conservatory is an organic biosphere and home to important collections of tropical palms and conifers; the Fuqua Orchid Center is home to the foremost collection of species orchids in the United States. Conservation gardens and amphibian displays highlight the Garden's work with carnivorous plant bogs across the Southeast as well as endangered species of frogs from around the world. atlantabg.org
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. The Zoo's highlights include one of the largest populations of great apes in the U.S. and a global center of excellence for the care and study of vanishing reptiles and amphibians. Zoo Atlanta is also proud to be one of only four zoos in the U.S. that giant pandas call home. Eat, shop and play at Zoo Atlanta! Kids and families will love the Zoo Train, our handcrafted replica of an 1863 locomotive! The Nabisco Endangered Species Carousel is another family favorite, featuring 38 hand-carved wooden animal figures. The Zoo is open daily.
LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is specifically designed for children 3-10 years of age, but is LEGO-tastic fun for the whole family! Featuring more than two million LEGO® bricks, children and adults will have an awesome experience in our safe, child-friendly, and most importantly FUN environment!
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Phipps Plaza, the southeast's premier, upscale shopping destination, is located off of GA 400 at the intersection of Peachtree and Lenox Roads, right in the heart of Buckhead with quick and convenient access to Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. Our beautiful indoor shopping mall boasts 100+ stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co., Gucci and more. In addition to our variety of shopping categories, Phipps Plaza offers exciting entertainment options, with a 14-screen AMC movie theatre and LEGOLAND Discovery Center attraction. We also have full-service restaurant and dining options like Agency Socialthèque, Grand Lux Cafe, Ecco Buckhead, Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse and The Tavern at Phipps, as well as fast options such as Johnny Rockets, Moe's Southwest Grill, Subway and Rocks Chicken & Fries, all of which are sure to satisfy any appetite. https://www.simon.com/mall/phipps-plaza
LENOX SQUARE MALL