Natural beauty, adventurous activities, fearless fashion and numerous exciting places to explore – it’s no wonder Atlanta holidays are becoming increasingly popular. Anybody who is interested in the great outdoors, fashion trends and current affairs is certain to thrive in Georgia’s busiest city.
Undoubtedly, one of the most notable attractions to add to your Atlanta holidays itinerary is a visit to Stone Mountain Park. It’s celebrated for its wide array of family friendly activities and plays host to countless festivals and events throughout the year. It’s also home to Snow Mountain – a 400 foot tubing hill with slopes designed for adults and children of all ages. Atlanta’s Buckhead District is another popular tourist attraction, especially if you are keen to explore the luxurious lifestyles of the city’s upper class. Be sure to save up for an unforgettable, once in a lifetime shopping spree at Lenox Square Mall or Phipps Plaza.
Atlanta holidays: brands and business
There are two other impressive places to visit when in Atlanta, Georgia. They are the World of Coca-Cola and the bustling CNN Centre, which is also the global headquarters of CNN. Interact with a host of exhibits, shop at the Coca-Cola store and sample over 100 different beverages from around the globe when you stop by the World of Coca-Cola.
The best way to explore the CNN Centre is with a guided tour which includes 50 minutes of behind the scenes access to the studio and the centre’s many busy halls. It’s also worth investing in an Atlanta CityPASS which will allow you to save up to 40% off of your admission to the CNN Studio Tours, along with four more of Atlanta’s leading attractions.
Great sample itineraries
With so many activities and adventures on offer, how do you decide what to do and what to skip? Use our sample itineraries below for inspiration.
Florida Rv Road Trip
Experience Atlanta's charming mix of modern attractions and historic sights, take a stroll around the ultra chic Buckhead district, and discover decadent dining and world class shopping at Lenox Square® and Phipps Plaza. Stop for snack at the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market take a tour of the CNN studios, visit Margaret Mitchel House, where she wrote her Pulitzer winning novel Gone with the Wind and learn about the life and impact of Martin Luther King Jr at the King Center.
Centennial Olympic Park
Discover Atlanta's legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympics, located in downtown Atlanta, featuring wide, grassy areas interspersed with red brick paved walkways. There is a man-made river and a dancing water show harmonised with lights, sound effects, and music in the summer, and an ice skating rink opens in the winter. Throughout the year the park hosts live music, local bands, and other performances.
The New World of Coca-Cola
Explore the world of Coca-Cola at this impressive museum in Atlanta and discover the multi-sensory 4D theatre or head to The Hub to see the Coca-Cola polar bear, or view the Vault of the Secret Formula. Sample nearly 70 products offered by Coca-Cola in the Taste It! exhibit.
Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site
This historic area includes numerous buildings around the boyhood home of Martin Luther King Jr. The visitor centre features exhibits which show the path of the Civil Rights Movement and how King came to play such a central role in it. Martin Luther King Jr is buried next to the Ebenezer Church. The King Center explores the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. King's wife Coretta Scott King established the centre in his memory in 1968 and is dedicated to educating the world about nonviolence and humanising the Civil Rights era. Don't miss the reflecting pool and the tombs of both Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King.
“A trip to Atlanta would not be complete without a visit to Martin Luther King Jr’s childhood home where you can walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice and how it moved hearts and minds.”
“I loved the CNN Centre. I’m not generally interested in business but the energy of the teams there is just incredible.”
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