Atlanta Preservation Center
This nonprofit organization promotes preservation of Atlanta’s historically, architecturally and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and districts, offering a wide assortment of walking tours.
Atlanta State Farmers Market
Take your pick of fresh produce including Vidalia onions, eggs, meat and other regional taste treats at one of the world’s largest markets of its kind.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Located in the Gothic-Tudor mansion built in 1920 for Charles Howard Candler, son of Asa Candler, founder of Coca-Cola Company, this fine arts stronghold sits amid 12 acres of sculptured lawns and formal gardens.
Centennial Olympic Park
At this 21-acre legacy from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, you can visit the Fountain of Rings, the world’s largest fountain featuring the Olympic symbol of five interconnecting rings with 25 water jets.
Blazing trails with all news all the time, the sleepless CNN Center serves as the global headquarters of Turner Broadcasting System. Visitors experience news in the making on the CNN Studio Tour.
Georgia Aquarium is scheduled to open November 23, 2005, along with the new World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium is designed as a five-million gallon showcase for both freshwater and saltwater fish and mammals. At 250,000 square feet (with a $200-million underwriting boost from Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus), it promises to be one of the nation’s largest fish tanks.
Public tours are offered at the world’s largest cable-supported dome, site of the 1994 Super Bowl and venue hosting gymnastics and basketball for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
Georgia State Capitol
Native gold tops the dome of Georgia’s capitol, an 1889 structure housing natural science displays, a Hall of Flags and a Hall of Fame for outstanding Georgians.
Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, across the street from Centennial Olympic Park, has four major learning zones: Fundamentally Food, Let Your Creativity Flow, Tools for Solutions, and Leaping into Learning.
Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
Devotees of Rhett and Scarlett flock to the tiny apartment where author Margaret Mitchell spent the better part of a decade laboring over her epic novel, Gone With The Wind. Exhibits within the building include the door to Tara from the movie set. Highlighted are the book, movie and author’s life.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Visit The King Center site and Dr. King’s grave, the King birth home and Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the legendary civil rights activist graced the pulpit. The surrounding Sweet Auburn District thrived as Atlanta’s center of black enterprise from the 1890s through the 1940s. The street runs east from downtown’s Five Points intersection.
Explore this final resting place for the remains of some 75,000, including GWTW’s Margaret Mitchell, golfing legend Bobby Jones, six Georgia governors, 25 Atlanta mayors, and some 3,900 Confederate soldiers.
Sun Dial View
“Atlanta’s Best View of Atlanta” becomes evident on a glass elevator ride leading to a city-wide panorama with telescopes and history displays of six of Atlanta’s major corporations and educational institutions.
In the heart of Atlanta, six city blocks await as a spirited urban marketplace with a dozen restaurants and more than 100 specialty shops and entertainment emporiums along with scores of street-cart merchants.
The Varsity Drive-In
Open 24 hours and thriving on brisk "what'll you have" service since 1928, The Varsity, near the Georgia Tech campus, bills itself as the world's largest drive-in, handling 600 cars at a clip. Made-from-scratch favorites from chili and fries (called strings) to fried pies, chicken salad and more, bolster a legendary line-up of dogs, from Naked (plain on a bun) to Red or Yellow (ketchup or mustard only), Heavy Weight (extra chili) and beyond. A gift shop stocks collectibles and a line of Varsity paper plates and cups.
World of Coca-Cola Atlanta
Get the fizz on the world’s most famous soft drink – past, present, and future – via exhibits, memorabilia, classic radio and television ads, and more. In 2005, World of Coca-Cola moves from its Underground Atlanta location to an expanded site adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium, and will feature a more interactive version of the current attraction that includes a fanciful representation of the bottling process, a futuristic soda fountain and a shop with Coke merchandise.
The Victorian-era home of author Joel Chandler Harris, famed for his Uncle Remus tales, features guided tours, story telling programs and a museum shop with books and Br’er Rabbit memorabilia.
See gorillas, tigers, lions, giraffes, elephants, birds and more.
Six Flags Over Georgia
With spine-tingling rides, other attraction thrills, and live Broadway-style shows, Six Flags Over Georgia yields family fun for all ages.
Six Flags White Water
Splash away the day at this water mecca on nearly 40 acres with more than three dozen attractions from Tree House Island to the Bahama Bob-Slide family raft ride. Water playgrounds await younger children and toddlers.
Stone Mountain Park
The 3,300-acre Stone Mountain Park -- its granite centerpiece carved with a memorial to the Confederacy -- has swimming, fishing, tennis, golf, a skylift and more. Inside the Great Barn, kids find a gigantic climbing structure with rope nets, mazes, interactive games and a 40-foot super slide.