Centennial Olympic Park

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

Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park is one of the city’s major public spaces. The 21-acre (nine-hectare) downtown park is bound by several major attractions: the Georgia Aquarium, the CNN Center and the World of Coca-Cola.

Cool off in summer beneath the Fountain of Rings, a series of more than 250 water jets built into a courtyard known as the splash pad. Each ring is 25 feet (eight meters) in diameter and the jets of water propel up to 35 feet (10 meters) in the air. Don’t miss the great photo opportunities during the light and music show on display throughout the afternoon and evening.

Stroll the park’s walkways for spectacular views of Atlanta’s skyline. Glance down to check out messages from donors to the park’s construction, engraved in the pavement. The park was built as a centerpiece of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, when locals and visitors congregated here for entertainment and medal presentations.

Centennial Olympic Park remains a popular meeting point for locals. Particularly on weekends, families fill the lawns with picnic blankets. Joggers and cyclists use the paths for exercise in the early mornings and late afternoons.

Starting in November, the park is decorated with lights and Christmas trees for the holiday season, and an ice-skating rink is open November through January. During the summer, the park plays host to a series of events. Visit at lunchtime on Tuesday and Thursday for Music@Noon, or drop by for the music on Wednesday Evening WindDown. Weekend family activities are also regularly scheduled. Check the park’s website for a complete events schedule.

The park is open every day. There’s free wireless internet access and public restrooms at the Visitor’s Center on the west end of the park.

There are limited public parking spaces, so consider using public transport. Three buses stop on the park’s perimeter.

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4 out of 5
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Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
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Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA, 30303
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Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
The price is $99 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
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Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
The price is $159 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
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Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA, 30303
The price is $158 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
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Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta Downtown
3.5 out of 5
89 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30313
The price is $159 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
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Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
4 out of 5
100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303
The price is $156 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
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Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
4 out of 5
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
The price is $104 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
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Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
3.5 out of 5
267 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313
The price is $168 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
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The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown - a DoubleTree by Hilton
The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown - a DoubleTree by Hilton
4 out of 5
160 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303
The price is $112 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 26
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Hyatt House Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt House Atlanta Downtown
3.5 out of 5
431 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313
The price is $127 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
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