Atlanta Bucket List

8 Best Things To Do in Atlanta

If you haven’t already been to Atlanta, there’s a good chance you’ve passed through- the city’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport is one of the most traveled locations in the entire world.

Having first connected the country by railroad, Atlanta has become a cultural hub that connects people in more ways than just transport. In the 1960s it was at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, in the 1990s it played home to the Olympics, and today it stands tall at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains with a rich history and diverse population worth exploring.

If you take a trip to Atlanta and don’t want to miss the best things to do, put these items on your Atlanta Bucket List.

1 Atlanta Botanical Garden

Across 30 acres in the heart of midtown Atlanta, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is an award-winning urban oasis that let’s visitors connect with nature in wonderful ways.

Since opening in 1976, the garden has grown from a diverse botanical collection into a cultural destination with rotating displays and exhibits that attract visitors from all over the world.

2 Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park

The life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior are documented across 30+ acres in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park.

The park includes the home where Dr. King was born, Ebenezer Baptist Church where he served as a minister, the final resting place of MLK and his wife Coretta Scott King, the “I Have A Dream” World Peace Rose Garden, the Behold Monument, and Visitor Center.

3 High Museum of Art

Over 18,000 works of art, highlighted by American, African, and European masterpieces from the 18th and 19th century, fill the High Museum of Art in downtown Atlanta.

It was originally established as the Atlanta Art Association in 1905, opened its doors inside a former family residence in 1926, and has enjoyed so many massive updates and expansions over the years that it now sits on over 300,000 square feet.

This Atlanta institution was designed not only as a museum space with strong permanent collection, but as a social space where each visit feels unique.

4 Georgia Aquarium

With over 11 million gallons of water playing host to tens of thousands of sea creatures, the Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the United States and one of the largest in the world.

It’s open 365 days a year and has stunning array of exhibits that showcase all sorts of marine wildlife.

5 World of Coca-Cola

The world’s best known beverage brand is headquartered in Atlanta and a visit will take you and your tastebuds on a fantastical journey.

In addition to learning about the history of the Coca-Cola company, you’ll be able to taste soda flavors from around the world, test your sense of taste, enjoy a 3D movie, uncover info on the secret formula, and much more.

6 Watch the Braves at Truist Park

The home of Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves opened in 2017. It was originally called “SunTrust Park”, but after SunTrust Bank’s merger with Truist Financial, the stadium was renamed.

The mostly brick stadium holds about 41,000 fans and features a waterfall in centerfield that blasts 50 feet into the air to celebrate big moments. The stadium has been praised for putting fans closer to the action than most stadiums.

Surrounding the ballpark is an entertainment district called “The Battery Atlanta” that includes restaurants, bars, shops, apartments, and more.

7 College Football Hall of Fame

The greatest athletes and coaches to ever play College Football are enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.

The 95,000 square foot facility includes a 45-foot indoor football field and interactive exhibits that immortalize the greatest players, teams, and moments the game has ever seen.

8 Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The current home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons football team and MLS’ Atlanta United pro soccer team is Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It first opened in 2017 and has already hosted 3 of the nation’s biggest sporting events: the Super Bowl, College Football National Championship, and MLS Cup.

The triangle panels in the stadium’s signature feature – the retractable roof – were designed to resemble a bird’s wings when opening and closing.

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