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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gallery/i_20140417134934_ba934da7-5056-b3a8-49d220266202a045

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

gallery/i_20140401144015_13fc85fb-5056-b3a8-49366047a15fc3fa

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

gallery/c0c66792-f3ee-425f-b211-c545ff4d14a1_719910cf-5056-a36a-0af121aad81f6c74

Atlanta Beer Bus is the city's only HOP-on/Hop-off brewery shuttle service. For only $15/day, riders have access to 7 breweries, one distillery, a cidery, and a Marta station. Each bus also has a Beer Nerd to help navigate the breweries and make recommendations. Atlanta Beer Bus expertly curated routes for our Atlanta beer enthusiasts to help take the guesswork out of touring local breweries. Visit and sample beer at the finest local brewing establishments in Atlanta without worrying about a designated driver or deciding which breweries to hit. Email info@atlantabeerbus.com for details.

Atlanta beer bus

gallery/i_20150105094018_b99ee4f8-5056-b3a8-49696d37b34f37ad

college football hall of fame

Redefining what a Hall of Fame can be, the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame is engaging and interactive from the moment you set foot in the building. The facility features 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, in addition to a 45-yard indoor football field offering flexible event space. The Hall of Fame showcases the history of college football and highlights some of its greatest legends through historic and contemporary artifacts and interactive multimedia exhibits, immersing fans into the game day experience.  The College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta is also adjacent to the Omni Hotel and within walking distance of many other hotel and dining options in the downtown area. For more information on the College Football Hall of Fame, visit www.cfbhall.com.

gallery/i_20160216135310_0e9455d3-5056-b3a8-497b5b9c22263860

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).

children's museum of atlanta

gallery/j0044064_bb6dc00b-5056-b3a8-499ef3cc2c7ad57a

delta flight museum

The Delta Flight Museum is a 68,000 square-foot facility at the airline's world headquarters in Atlanta. The museum houses five historic aircraft including The Spirit of Delta, a Boeing 767 purchased for the company by employees in 1982. Also on display is a DC-3, Ship 41, that flew for Delta and was restored by Delta employees and volunteers. Visitors can try the ultimate aviation experience and pilot a Boeing 737-200 full-motion simulator, the only one open to the public in the U.S. The hangars serve as unique event venues, with state-of-the-art audio visual capability and full catering services. For more information, visit our website at www.deltamuseum.org.

gallery/j0044792_bb6f7b29-5056-b3a8-493511c0ad6c488d

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.

fernbank museum of natural history

gallery/i_20140812153313_babd4ca6-5056-b3a8-4973827dc328534c

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 everyone, from the Sky Buckets to Wile E. Coyote's Canyon Blaster! Visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia for discounted season passes and memberships now!

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. 

Atlanta Botanical Garden

gallery/j0012969_b9a05a2e-5056-b3a8-49727b3b2364f115
gallery/i_20140812153313_babd4ca6-5056-b3a8-4973827dc328534c

zoo atlanta

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.

gallery/j0062709_5467bb88-5056-b3a8-49a6647c174eea06