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Things to do in Atlanta, GA

Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. > Things to do in Atlanta, GA

atlanta-georgia-nugentAlthough Atlanta is mostly known as a leading commercial and industrial center, it is also a tourist-friendly city that attracts thousands of visitors and new residents every year.

Below is a list of things to do and places to visit during your stay in Atlanta, Georgia:

Georgia Aquarium

Billed as the world’s largest Aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium is the ultimate tourist destination in Atlanta. The aquarium is home to over 500 different species of marine life and carries over 10 million gallons of water, spanning over 70 unique habitats and six large galleries. Some of the animals you can expect to see include whales, penguins, exotic fish species, and dolphins.

High Museum of Art

Located along Peachtree Street, the High Museum of Art is a heaven for art enthusiasts and history buffs. Designed by Richard Meier, the museum houses a giant collection of contemporary and classic art from different periods in history. The museum also hosts a number of art-oriented events, lectures, and guided tours for people of all ages.

Atlanta History Center

If you are in for American Civil War history and American-African history, this is the right place for you. Located in the historic Buckhead district in uptown Atlanta, the facility is dedicated to safeguarding and showcasing the history and heritage of Atlanta city and the surrounding areas through permanent and temporary exhibitions, lectures, living history programs, and seasonal events. The Center spans an area of a little over 30 acres of land and is home to several signature attractions including the Atlanta History Museum, several historic structures, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the Kenan Research Center, and half a dozen gardens.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Apart from visiting historical landmarks, you also get the chance to appreciate nature at its best by visiting the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Some of the wonders that are showcased in this picturesque 30-acres garden include captivating landscapes, statues, sculptures, water features,  ponds, a woodland canopy walk, lighted trees, an edible garden, and a rose garden just to mention a few. Be sure to carry your camera and take pictures in one of the most spectacular sceneries in the capital of Georgia.

A Bucket List Of Atlanta Attractions

There can be no argument that Atlanta extremely hot during the summer months – but even during the cooler months of the year the city sizzles with excitement and attractions for the visitor. If you find yourself in Atlanta here are some of the attractions that simply should not be missed.

One stop that should be on every visitor’s to-do list is the Martin Luther King Junior Historic site. A stroll along the picturesque Auburn Avenue will bring the visitor to the home where the civil rights activist was born. Here the tourist will be able to get an in-depth feel for the home that has now been lovingly restored – and which shaped King’s childhood. A visit to his crypt allows one to get an insight into what made the great man such a pivotal part of American history.

For nature lovers, a visit to the Georgia Aquarium is a must. Exhibits like the Whale Sharks are an absolute delight and many of the sea creatures will keep young and old spellbound for hours. An app guides visitors through the many exhibits that make this such a wonderful destination.

Atlanta has soul – and that is often expressed in the music of the Blues. One of the best places to enjoy live performances is Fat Matt’s Rib Shack. The ribs are incredible, and the music will touch your heart.

For those who want to experience a touch of nostalgia – and also a great evening’s entertainment park your car at the Starlight drive-in theater. Some great double features are on the bill- and the retro Tex-Mex concession stand should not be ignored by those in search of refreshment.

When the shopping bug bites head for the Krog Street market. Great food and handmade crafts make this the ideal destination for those who want something to remember their trip to this vibrant city. Try the cheeseburger at Fred’s Meat and Bread or sample some craft beer. It’s a local favorite for very good reason.

For lovers of the outdoors, a visit to Piedmont Park should be on the itinerary. there’s usually something on the go in the Park. From live music concerts to a farmer’s market, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the natural beauty of the Park.

For the visitor who wants to immerse themselves in the world of a global icon, the Coca Cola Experience will not only provide refreshment but also an insight into what makes this global phenomenon of a soft drink a firm favorite with consumers across the globe. The experience includes a fantastic museum and various other exhibits. Soda fountains that dispense flavors from across the world will be sure to delight the younger members of the party – and many of the adults.

Atlanta is filled to the brim with attractions – make sure that you set aside some time to visit.

Other activities

Aside from visiting various tourist spots in Atlanta, visitors can also enjoy a wide range of activities. If you love sports, you can have an exciting game-day experience at the Georgia dome or at the Turner Field. Shopping options in Atlanta are also endless as it would not be possible for someone to cover Lenox square, Westside Provisions District, Phipps plaza, and Ponce City Market all in one visit. Dining and nightlife are also not a problem for the outdoorsy person as there are plenty of world-class night clubs, and renowned restaurants to keep that party mood going.

Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.
1355 Peachtree St NW #1000, Atlanta, GA 30309

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