Georgia State Capital: Atlanta
Initially a Creek trading post, Georgia’s capital was called Standing Peach Tree, as white settlers began to set up permanent residence in the region, it became known as Whitehall. Then, when the railroad reached the region in the 1830s, it became known as Terminus—the last stop on the Western and Atlantic Railroad line. In the 1840s, when it began to look as though the railroad might continue past the town after all, residents decided to rename it and it became Marthasville before being named Atlanta (after the Atlantic Ocean).
Georgia Aquarium: If you live in Tampa, Florida we must say the aquarium has ours beat! The dolphin show was fantastic as well as the sea otter show. The views were breath taking especially the section that Home Deport built. It comes as a definite recommendation, and they’re open until 9pm, so you can take your time to enjoy the place. What an amazing aquarium and attraction! The aquarium is in walking distance of many of the hotels in the area and directly next door to the Coca Cola museum. You can do both in one day. Tickets to the aquarium are $40.00 per person. This is the largest aquarium in North America and the home to the only Whale Sharks. They have 4 that are considered juveniles at 20 ft. They will grow to 40 ft. They also have Manta Rays that grow to a staggering 30 feet span. (They are about half grown.) The exhibits are amazing. (Unless you have small children skip the 4 D adventure featuring Scrat from Ice Age). The dolphin show is a must. If you want to get wet sit in the first 10 rows. They have quite a few eating areas for a reasonable price. You will only be there about 4 hours so you may want to wait till you leave.
World of Coca-Cola: Explore the history of the world’s most famous beverage brand at the World of Coca-Cola, the dynamic, multimedia home of Coke’s 128-year-old secret formula. Get closer than ever to the vault that holds the secret Coca-Cola recipe. See more than 1,200 rare artifacts and get a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process. Then experience a sampling more than 100 different beverages. The World of Coca-Cola is located next to the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. The experience begins in the Lobby, featuring a Coca‑Cola folk art bottle display and a “sneak peek” video of some of the highlights of the World of Coca‑Cola experience; and is home to seven out of 75 Coca-Cola bottle sculptures that were created for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. The museum offers a variety of entertainment options and attractions. Spend the day interacting with over a dozen exhibits, like the Loft, home to almost 200 historical and international artifacts representing more than 125 years of Coca-Cola memories. There are also two theaters. In the Coca-Cola Theater, watch the 6-minute film Moments of Happiness, celebrating some of life’s most memorable moments experienced by people of different ages and cultures around the world. In the 4-D Theater, take a journey around the world In Search of the Secret Formula, a multi-sensory movie experience. Visit Bottle Works, a behind-the-scenes look at the Coca-Cola bottling process; Milestones of Refreshment, the story of the Coca‑Cola Company in an engaging walk through history and much more. Thirsty? Visit the “Taste It” exhibit where there are over 100 different beverage choices in a single machine. On the way out, take home a complimentary commemorative glass bottle of Coca-Cola; visit the Coca-Cola Store for a wide selection of gifts and souvenirs, including decorative items, apparel, accessories, one-of-a-kind art pieces and much more.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site: It is a great place to wander around and you really get a feel for the neighborhood. You’ll find it very moving and thought provoking. The exhibition center is well laid out and interesting. The tour tickets for his birthplace are available at 3pm – definitely visit and book early! A tremendous amount of effort and thought was put into this moving tribute to the man, who knew that Peace was the answer. A memorial walkway, with many great men and women who support his cause was an interesting side-note…A must visit when in Atlanta!
College Football Hall of Fame: Not only is every aspect of the Hall of Fame customized to your favorite college team, but it’s interactive on each floor. You can kick regulation field goals, sit in on College Gameday picks, and explore the history of the game through unique videos. It is all around awesome. Very interactive; not just old helmets and pictures. When you sign in you put in your school or one that you like. You go to various stations and videos will drop down about who is in the Hall of Fame from that school, statistics, pictures, and video of the player. Regardless of age, try at least one field goal attempt on the indoor field!
The Fox Theater: This Theater has an ornate lobby, the gold carvings of the theater, a balcony and the downstairs restrooms which are all reminiscent of Broadway. See a performance; the acting, singing, music and sound is fantastic. A live show organ is played prior to the opening curtain and snacks and drinks are offered in the lobby. This is one of the most unique and beautiful theaters you’ll ever see. When you arrive in the theater walk to the very front and turn around and look to the back of the theater and up. The theater is built to look like a Moroccan street scene. It is beautifully done. The touring companies are amazing! The only thing that was better were the sets.
Atlanta’s Southern Food Tour: Experience the delicious Southern cuisine of Atlanta on this guided, 3.5-hour, small-group food tour. Led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable foodie guide, sample 15 food tastings at seven of the most popular restaurants in historic downtown Atlanta. Visit Paschal’s, the unofficial headquarters of the Civil Rights Movement; the Smoke House, a rustic restaurant featuring barbecue, Southern sides and cocktails; Arden’s Garden, offering fruit juices and smoothies, Lowcountry cuisine, Creole-style candies, and today’s newest Southern specialties. Your guide will entertain and inform you on the easy 2 mile walk with stories and insights into the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta yesterday and today, and the city’s food culture. In fact, some guests have said that this is the best value in the city because it’s both a food tour and a history tour in one! You’ll be introduced to neighborhoods and stories about Atlanta that even locals don’t know! Feed your belly and your mind with Atlanta’s most unique culinary experience.
Margaret Mitchell House: If you are fascinated by Southern history and by the Gone with the wind story then you will enjoy a visit to the home where Margaret Mitchell penned one of the most iconic books in American history. Mitchell has a very interesting story and there are a lot of cool little anecdotes about the book and the movie that give you a glimpse into southern history.
The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse: Very warm atmosphere, and fun experience. Charismatic actors and fun plays! You can eat while watching the play, which is quite a new concept; you’ll enjoy it. The fact that the place is very small with people basically sharing tables, makes the experience very intimate, feels like a family gathering. The food is very tasty and is homemade, ranges from shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, to salads and soups. Great experience.
Atlanta has so much to offer, whether you are passing through or staying for an extended visit.
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