Georgia Aquarium

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

The Georgia Aquarium has more square feet and water than any other aquarium in the world. Dozens of displays contain about 10 million gallons of water and more than 120,000 sea creatures. You’ll see dolphins, rare whales, dangerous sharks and tropical fish — just to name a few.

Plan to spend about two to four hours at this downtown attraction. It’s one of Atlanta’s most popular venues, so arrive when the museum opens to get a head-start on the crowds. Buy tickets in advance online to avoid standing in long lines at the entrance.

The biggest display by far is the Ocean Voyager. This saltwater tank is 284 feet (87 meters) long, 126 feet (38 meters) wide and 30 feet (nine meters) deep. It’s home to whale sharks, manta rays, grouper fish, sharks and stingrays. Watch them as you stand in front of a window that’s 60 feet (18 meters) long and 27 feet (eight meters) high, or walk through a clear tunnel that runs through the middle.

There are six exhibits in total: Beluga whales and sea dragons are kept in a cold-water display. Coral and tropical fish make up the reef exhibit. At the open tank, touch stingrays, crabs and sea stars.

A 30-minute dolphin show, held twice a day and up to four times on Saturday, is great fun. Trained dolphins interact with actors in a show featuring elaborate costumes, lighting, special effects and a dramatic musical score.

The aquarium is open every day of the year. General admission tickets include the dolphin show, 4-D Theater and any special temporary exhibitions.

There are several areas for parking, but these tend to fill up early in the day. Consider catching the train, which stops nearby at the Philips Arena/CNN Center station.

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Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
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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 3 to Jul 4
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Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA, 30303
Fully refundable
The price is $158 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
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Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
The price is $113 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 3 to Jul 4
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
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 $178 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
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
Hyatt House Atlanta Downtown
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
4 out of 5
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
The price is $114 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
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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 $152 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
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Hyatt Place Atlanta Centennial Park
Hyatt Place Atlanta Centennial Park
3 out of 5
300 LUCKIE ST NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313
The price is $125 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Hyatt Place Atlanta Centennial Park
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