Are you tired of all the vacations at the beach or in the mountains? Are you ready for a getaway where you might actually learn a little something? Do you want to do some shopping, visit a museum or two, maybe visit a park or garden? Then Atlanta is the place for you! Atlanta is home to the world’s largest aquarium, the largest zoo in Georgia, the only Coca-Cola museum, a very popular art museum, and the site of the 1996 Olympic Games! There is so much to do in Atlanta that you won’t have trouble finding things to do, you’ll have trouble narrowing down your list (“Things To Do In Georgia!”)!

What Is Going On In Atlanta?

Atlanta is a very fast growing city, and is a transportation hub for this country and the world. One of the nation’s busiest for daily passenger flights, Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport has direct flights to Asia, South America and Europe. These flights have given Atlanta access to more than 1,000 businesses that work here and over 50 countries that have representatives in the city. It is said that Atlanta is the “city not too busy to care.” It has been apart of the civil rights movement for many years. The 1996 was the turning point for Atlanta and it became a more modern city soon after. There has been tremendous metro population growth in Atlanta in the past two decades. Also growing is the construction of skyscrapers (“History”). The Atlanta skyline at night is just breath-taking.

What Are Th Sites To See In Atlanta?


As previously stated, there are tons of things to do and places to visit in Atlanta! The Georgia Aquarium opened its doors in 2005, and is the world’s largest aquarium. It has more than 8 millions gallons of water and shows more animals than any other aquarium (“About Georgia Aquarium”). Another very popular attraction in Atlanta is the World of Coca-Cola museum. There is a complimentary glass bottle of Coca-Cola for every guest, a 4-D movie theatre, and over 1,200 artifacts on display. You may also sample over 60 different beverages made by Coca-Cola (“World of Coca-Cola”)! Also is Centennial Olympic Park that is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The 1996 Olympic Games were held there, the bombing also took place that year. The Quilt of Remembrance is located on the north end of the park and honors the 111 that were injured and the one that died (“History of the Park”). There are many other places to visit in Atlanta including Underground Atlanta, CNN, Atlantic Botanical Garden, and the High Museum of Art (“Things To Do In Georgia”).

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