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Top Reasons to Visit Atlanta for your Next Awesome Trip

If you want to visit Atlanta, you’re going to have to plan ahead so you can get the best that my hometown has to offer.


Historic Atlanta, GA offers visitors an abundance of exciting sights to take in and activities to broaden your horizons. You can plan your visit to the city today.


Get ready to visit Atlanta for your next vacation destination. Start your preparations by checking out these hot spots:


Atlanta at night
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Take a Step Back in Time When You Visit Atlanta


Atlanta has a rich and varied history. Walking through the beautiful streets can give you a taste of the past, and if you’re interested in digging in deeper, you can visit these locations. 


Visit Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights


The Center for Civil and Human Rights gives you a front-row seat at the fight for desegregation in the 1960s. You can experience an interactive example of what protestors went through at the Center. Be sure to visit their site to see all the current information about the center.


The Birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr.


In many ways, the Civil Rights Movement was born in Atlanta. Martin Luther King Jr. certainly was. You can visit his birth home while in the city.


Visitors can also stop by Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he preached, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, where he was laid to rest.


Atlanta MLK history
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A Recreation of the Oval Office


The White House may be in Washington D.C., but you can check out a recreation of Jimmy Carter’s Oval Office right here in Atlanta.


The Atlanta History Center


The Atlanta History Center is a history museum and research center located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. The Museum was founded in 1926, and currently consists of six permanent, and several temporary, exhibitions.


It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9am until 4pm


Coke Coca Cola
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World Of Coca-Cola® Museum


The World of Coca-Cola is another must see when you visit Atlanta. The museum features a room that is floor to ceiling memorabilia and a Coke around the world tasting room


Get Out and Enjoy the Fresh Air


Another reason to visit Atlanta is it is surrounded by rich, natural beauty. Visitors to the city may want to stretch their legs by visiting:


stone mountain georgia
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Stone Moutain


Located just outside of Atlanta, Stone Mountain features a variety of activities for the entire family. With eight different attractions including a history museum and a water park esk water tower, everyone will find something to keep their attention.


When the sun goes down Stone Mountain features a laser light show that will have everyone singing and laughing! 


Kennesaw Mountain


The Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park includes a trail that leads you to the top of Kennesaw Mountain, which loomed in General William T. Sherman’s path when he marched towards Georgia during the Civil War.


Explore history and stretch your legs by visiting the Park.


The Chattahoochee River


Georgia summers can be sweltering. You can cool off by visiting the Chattahoochee to explore a wide range of water sports. Visitors can rent tubes, paddleboards, or even kayaks to beat the heat and have some fun.


Forrest trees sunlight
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Fernbank Forest


Fernbank Forest offers cool pathways beneath towering trees. You can visit the Fernbank Museum of Natural History to reach the forest. Once there, you can take a trip on elevated walkways and learn more about this wild section of Atlanta.


Enjoy Cultural and Educational Options


Atlanta is a bustling city, full of options to broaden your horizons. Visitors can take in the sights by checking out:


Zoo Atlanta Panda
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Zoo Atlanta


Zoo Atlanta gives Atlanta residents and guests from around the world a chance to see wild animals close up. You can walk through the zoo to check out lions, pandas, gorillas, and many other animals today.


The Woodruff Arts Center


The Woodruff Arts Center provides a comprehensive chance to dig into the arts. Visitors can listen to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and browse through the High Museum of Art.


The Alliance Theatre is currently wrapping up renovation to provide theatre-goers with an updated experience. They even offer private event if you are looking for somewhere unique to get married.


Make Plans to Visit Atlanta


If you are looking for a great city expirience away from the typical destination spots, you should definitely visit Atlanta! It offers visitors a wide range of rich activities to fill the days and nights.


You can use these suggestions as part of an insider’s guide to Atlanta, allowing you to plan your trip quickly and easily.


We hope to see you in our beautiful city! Are you looking for date nights in Atlanta or fun film locations like The Walking Dead? Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post from my home city!

Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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