Attractions in Atlanta
From Peachtree Street, visitors can easily reach downtown Atlanta. Children and adults alike enjoy the massive Georgia Aquarium. A tour of CNN gives visitors a peak into the world of broadcasting. The World of Coca Cola is a fascinating museum with free samples from around the world. Visitors make the pilgrimage to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and other civil rights movement landmarks. Heading just over the Atlanta line into Decatur, visitors can enjoy the Fernback Science Center and the Imagine It! Children's Museum.
For some grown-up fun, the Sun Dial atop the Peachtree Westin offers a bar that slowly rotates, giving visitors a 360-degree view of the city and gold-topped Georgia State Capitol. Underground Atlanta offers bars and live music. Other venues range from the historic Fox Theater to modern clubs such as The Masquerade, The Tabernacle, and The Variety Playhouse. Well-known artists also play at Chastain Park amphitheater and the Georgia Botanical Gardens. From Peachtree Street, visitors can drive a few miles up I-75 to the Cobb Performing Arts Center to see popular bands or pop divas.
Just minutes from Peachtree Street, sports venues include Phillips Arena for basketball and the Georgia Dome for football. To reach the Atlanta Braves stadium, visitors take I-75 South from Peachtree Street.
In Midtown Atlanta, the Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Alliance Theater and to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Adjacent to the Woodruff, the High Museum of Art offers world famous masterworks and touring exhibitions.
Heading away from downtown to Grant Park, visitors flock to see the giant pandas at the Atlanta Zoo. For walking, hiking and biking, there are some 300 parks and nature preserves in Atlanta. The largest, such as Grant, Piedmont, Woodruff and Chastain, host cultural events.
Located downtown, the Centennial Olympic Park was designed and built for the summer Olympics in Altanta in 1996. It offers everyone the chance to cool off in a giant fountain during the summer. All year round, the Park offers a Fountain of Rings show. For roller coasters and more, it's just a short trip to Six Flags Over Georgia, a seasonal theme park. For outdoor adventure, visitors can hike around Stone Mountain. This bare granite mountain seems to rise up out of nowhere. It offers seasonal attractions and a tram to the top. From there, you can see Peachtree Street and all of Atlanta.