Must-See Attractions and Fun Activities that Should Not Be Missed in Atlanta


Visiting the city of Atlanta is like preparing yourself for one of the incredible trips of a lifetime. The city offers everything, from historic museums, monuments, art galleries, amazing eateries, lively music scenes, and other cultural activities. 

If you are still trying to figure out where to start, UK travel blogger James Smith can help you explore a variety of Atlanta landmarks and offer you an exciting itinerary.

James has travelled to more than 100 countries, and that too by land, which explains why his travel blog has the name Only By Land.

You will find all the transportation and accommodation options, the point of interest and the best places to pose for photographs documented in his blog. Follow Only By Land to start planning for an ultimate Atlanta getaway.

Explore Georgia Aquarium

Visit Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium, where the numerous varieties of fish will enchant you. View the colorful fishes through huge glass windows and take iconic snaps posing against them.

The World of Coca-Cola 

Visit the world of Coco Cola to discover this iconic drink’s history and the vault with the secret recipe. Pose pics with the historic Coca-Cola polar bear while enjoying complimentary drinks on offer.

Centennial Olympic Park

This 22-acre park was built for the Summer Olympics in 1996 and is a great place to relax and enjoy the perfect weather of Atlanta.

The Fountain of Rings is the highlight, with computerized lights and 251 synchronized jet water sprays that shoot up to 35 feet. 

The 11-foot high and 20-foot wide sculpture of The Spectacular representing the Olympic Rings is another park attraction.

Ensure to ride the giant Sky View Ferris wheel overlooking Centennial Park. The 20 stories high Ferris wheel gives you panoramic views of Atlanta and the top attractions in the Centennial Park vicinity.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park

Visit Martin Luther King Jr.’s home, which is now a huge park of 35 acres with historical sites.

Tour the house where he was brought up, the World Peace Garden with flowers symbolizing his message and the Behold Monument constructed to honour the King.

The other primary monuments in the park that are worth seeing are:

  • Gandhi Statue
  • The ancient Ebezener Baptist Church
  • Historic Fire Station No. 6

Museum of Art

Admire the various art forms in the High Museum of Art like European, American and African art, modern art, decorative art and design and even photography. 

Piedmont Park

The amazing view of the Atlanta skyline can be seen from Piedmont Park, just a mile from downtown. Nothing can match the mesmerizing views of the sunset that reflects in Lake Clara Meer. 

Shopping at Ponce Market

This converted Sears building market has a food hall, shops and living space. Visit the rooftop for amazing views, bars and games. 

Visit the iconic Atlanta attractions at your convenience, as the city has lots to offer for everyone.

Atlanta awaits to give you an unforgettable trip experience with exciting options, and the best way to explore the city is by following a good travel blog. 

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