Travelers looking for a location steeped in civil rights history and oozing with sumptuous southern hospitality shouldn’t overlook Atlanta.
So if you’re tempted to take a bite from The Big Peach, here are 8 tips for Atlanta travelers.
- Georgia Aquarium
Do you dream of sailing under the ocean waves as a shark or fluttering through flotsam as a fluorescent jellyfish? Then touring the Georgia Aquarium should float your boat fabulously.
There’s plenty to see and you can grab family discounts by booking online beforehand.
If your kids like nothing better than building cars, condos and cities from plastic bricks, a world of adventure awaits at the Legoland Discovery Center.
Billed as ‘the ultimate indoor Lego playground’ it has a 4D cinema, 10 build and play zones and two rides.
- Atlanta Food Walks
Foodies who love fantastic soul food will find their spiritual home in Atlanta — and strolling around town on a guided Atlanta Food Walk entails tantalizing yourself with around 15 sample dishes from seven highly-rated local restaurants in just three hours.
You’re guaranteed to overeat, so be sure to pack some Pepto-Bismol in your overnight bag.
- Zombie Walk
The town of Senoia is around one hour south of Atlanta and it’s the filming location for cult, creepy TV series The Walking Dead.
The Big Zombie Walking Tour allows you to explore the fictional town of Woodbury and see the sets from series one to eight — all in the company of chilling undead actors.
Buying an Atlanta CityPASS might be the best way to grab great savings on top attractions like the College Football Hall of Fame, CNN Studio Tour and World of Coca-Cola while you’re in town.
You’ll save up to 40 per cent on regular ticket prices, a discount which is not to be sniffed at!
- National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Atlanta has been a heartland for the Civil Rights struggle for generations, so anyone interested in learning why should certainly make time to visit the captivating National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
You’ll learn all about the famous Atlantans who have broken barriers in politics, sports and global human rights — stirring stuff for any fan of living history.
- The King Center
Over 40 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, his global influence continues to grow and inspire.
Continue your Civil Rights education by visiting The King Center in Atlanta — a museum and research center dedicated to the great man and his legacy which attracts over 1 million visitors per year.
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson has been the world’s busiest airport since the year 2000 — so if you’re based in A-Town for a while, it’s a great base for travels further afield.
It has lots of amenities to recommend it, including many art installations and an interactive website for kids and teens. Finding Atlanta airport parking is also easy — sites like Looking4.com have plenty of valet and park and ride options.
So ends our list! Share your own Atlanta tips in the comments section.