Atlanta is calling! Discover its live music, aquarium, food, and more.

The South is known for its charm. Atlanta is no exception. Visit Georgia’s capital city for its variety of museums, nature and amusement parks, charming neighborhoods and notable historic landmarks.

Transport yourself to outer space in Fernbank Science Center’s planetarium and observatory. Understand the natural world through hands-on exhibits including a waterfall hologram at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Tour historic homes, gardens and Civil War relics in the Atlanta History Center. Learn about one of America’s most iconic brands at the World of Coca-Cola museum.

Meet over 120,000 sea creatures, ranging from massive whales to tropical fish, at the Georgia Aquarium. Zoo Atlanta has exotic animals from all parts of the world.

See journalists in action at downtown’s CNN Center, home of one of the world’s largest news networks. Watch a performance or show at the lavish 1920s-style Fox Theatre.

Explore Atlanta’s many parks. Walk past water gardens and the Fountain of Rings in Centennial Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Find walking paths, a lake, sports facilities and picnic areas in the centrally located Piedmont Park. Entertainment meets wilderness in Stone Mountain Park, a sprawling area surrounding a huge piece of exposed granite.

Learn about famous past Atlanta residents. At the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, see the humble birthplace and final resting place of one of the most important figures in the civil rights movement. In a small apartment building in Midtown, visit Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, where the author of Gone with the Wind wrote her famous novel.

Get cool and experience thrills at Six Flags White Water. Slide, splash and swim through the popular waterpark in Marietta, Georgia. Daredevils of all ages love Six Flags Over Georgia, a sprawling theme park in Austell with over a dozen roller coasters, water slides and other rides.

Explore Atlanta’s many neighborhoods. Outside of Downtown, discover a quirky side of the city in the musical hub of Little Five Points.

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Live Music, Entertainment and Aquariums

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Where to stay in Atlanta

Downtown Atlanta
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Downtown Atlanta

Aquariums, Entertainment, Live Music

Known for its must-see aquarium, great live music, and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Atlanta. Top attractions like CNN Center and Centennial Olympic Park are major draws. Catch the metro at Five Points Station or Peachtree Center Station to see more of the city.

Buckhead
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Buckhead

Shopping, Bars, Dining

Known for its fantastic nightlife and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Buckhead. Check out top attractions like Lenox Square and Atlanta History Center, and jump on the metro at Buckhead Station or Lindbergh Center Station to see more of the city.

Midtown
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Midtown

Bars, Museums, Theaters

Enjoy the fantastic nightlife in Midtown. Fox Theatre is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Midtown Station or Arts Center Station to see more of Atlanta.

East Side
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East Side

While you're in East Side, take in top sights like Zoo Atlanta or Variety Playhouse, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Edgewood-Candler Park Station or Inman Park-Reynoldstown Station.

Top Hotels in Atlanta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA
$83/night
Aug 23 - Aug 24
4/5Very Good! (8,157 reviews)

"Beautiful room, clean and spacious! Very comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Hilton Atlanta
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Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
$94/night
Aug 23 - Aug 24
4.2/5Excellent! (5,460 reviews)

"Property was convenient to downtown and had wonderful meeting facilities! Staff was friendly and the food in the Sway restaurant was outstanding! Would recommend this hotel to anyone!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
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Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
4 out of 5
100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA
$134/night
Aug 27 - Aug 28
4.3/5Excellent! (6,587 reviews)

"Size of room was great. The beds were fabulous and the staff very nice. We loved having a balcony too!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

Popular things to do in Atlanta

Centennial Olympic Park
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Centennial Olympic Park

This urban oasis offers walking paths, lawns for relaxing or playing Frisbee, and a series of public events to enjoy throughout the year.

Georgia Aquarium
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Georgia Aquarium

Discover thousands of sea creatures at the world’s biggest aquarium.

World of Coca Cola
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World of Coca Cola

Learn about the fascinating history of one of the world’s best-known drinks, in the city where it was invented.

Stone Mountain Park
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Stone Mountain Park

Nature trails and theme park attractions surround the world’s largest piece of exposed granite, just outside the city.

Six Flags Over Georgia
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Six Flags Over Georgia

Enjoy roller coasters, water slides, go-karts and more at this family-friendly theme park located just outside of Austin, Georgia.

Zoo Atlanta
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Zoo Atlanta

Go from Asian forests to the African plains at this animal park that’s home to pandas, exotic birds, and the country’s biggest collection of gorillas. 

Top activities in Atlanta

Atlanta CityPASS: 5 Must-See Museums & Attractions
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Atlanta CityPASS: 5 Must-See Museums & Attractions

$83

Atlanta CityPASS - Discover Atlanta's best attractions at one great price and skip most main-entrance ticket lines. Spend less, experience more.

Georgia Aquarium Admission Ticket
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Georgia Aquarium Admission Ticket

$37

Delve into the fascinating undersea world of the Georgia Aquarium to encounter massive whale sharks, watch playful dolphins, and learn about the lives of beluga whales. With more than 100,000 marine animals in the largest aquarium in North America, there's no end to the undersea adventures that await your visit.

Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour
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Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour

$70

From old-school mansions to urban parks to a downtown that boasts the biggest skyline in the South, the sprawling city of Atlanta is a real peach. Cruise to landmarks like CNN Center on a bus, and hop off to uncover Atlanta's significant heritage at historic sites like Martin Luther King Jr.

Inside CNN Studio Tour
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Inside CNN Studio Tour

$15

Journey behind the scenes of “The Worldwide Leader in News” to see how a news broadcast is put together and aired. Inside CNN Studios offers an exclusive look at the headquarters of one of the largest and most venerable news organizations in the world.

Zoo Atlanta Admission Tickets
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Zoo Atlanta Admission Tickets

$27

Over 1,500 animals from around the world are waiting for you at Zoo Atlanta. Home to America's only twin giant pandas and the country's largest collection of gorillas and orangutans, Zoo Atlanta is an exciting animal encounter the whole family can enjoy.

Stone Mountain Park All-Attractions Pass
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Stone Mountain Park All-Attractions Pass

$35

Stone Mountain Park's All-Attractions Pass is a great way to see all that Georgia's most visited attractions has to offer. Your family and friends can enjoy the park in many different ways.

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