There are lots of fun things to do in Atlanta.
You could start or end your day at SkyView. The big ferris wheel originally located in Paris. Many of these sightseeing things are close to one another in downtown. Survey all the fun things you’re about to do! The SkyView wheel is walking distance to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, and Centennial Park.
We do have a pretty awesome aquarium. It’s not just for kids. If you go, there is a dolphin show that is of course geared towards kids but it is epic. Its free with your admission, you just need to get tickets ahead of going, it sells out.
Atlanta is proud to be the home of Coca-Cola! Just so you know, every soft drink is a Coke in Atlanta, it’s just what kind you’d like. The world of Coke is always on the things to do in Atlanta lists. At the end of the tour, you can taste all the Coke products from around the world, some of them are great, some of them are SOOOOO bad. Be brave, try the Beverly… it is a discontinued drink from Italy. Some say it’s the worst beverage in the world.
Atlanta hosted the 100th Olympic Games in 1996! Centennial Olympic park is in the center of the above attractions. It’s not a good time of year for running through the fountain… But worth a walk by.
The Fabulous Fox theater is a beautiful gem in the city. It has an incredible history. In 1928 it was conceived as the home for the Shriners organization. Its styled after ancient temples in the far east. In true Shriners way, the Fox is full of secret passages, some are still used today. There is a tour, it’s been years since i’ve been on it, but the whole place is magnificent. The theatre is designed to feel like being outside and the sky twinkles with hundreds of crystals gleaming through small holes in the ceiling. There is one green twinkle, my favorite Fox story. In the 50’s a worker polishing the crystals accidentally broke one. He had just finished his lunch up in the rafters, he hung his empty Coke-a-Cola bottle in the crystals place and it has been there ever since. The Fox was almost lost in 1975. The man that lead the charge to keep the fox open is in his 90’s and still lives in an apartment above the theater. The Nutcracker is running now.
Have a drink at the Sun Dial. 73 stories up, there is a bar and restaurant in the Westin that offers a rotating floor with 360 degree views of the city. No entry fee. Drinks and food are $$-$$$ on yelp.
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens has one of the most epic light displays. The gardens are amazing on their own. The lights are open 5pm to 11pm. It’s a fun family thing to do the tour.
There is a lot of shopping to do in Atlanta. Ponce City Market is the old Sears building downtown and takes up a massive city block. It is now shopping and eating. There’s an amusement park on the roof!
A walk down the belt line is another big attraction in Atlanta. It’s made national headlines for turning disused railroads into a road with shops for biking, walking, all around the city.
Here is a list of 50 things to do in Atlanta. Some of them I’ve listed here. There’s so much to take in in Atlanta. If you have questions about anything on this list, I’ve pretty much all of them over the years. https://www.atlanta.net/50fun/
There is LOTS of eating around town. I’ll list a few and if there’s more particular questions about what kinds of places or food, feel free to ask.
The King + Duke (my favorite)
http://www.kinganddukeatl.com (all of the Ford Fry Restaurants are amazing)
Il Localino (my other favorite) Been going there for 19 years! Amazing food. Gail and Giovani are the real deal.
OK Cafe (This is where business gets done over lunch in Buckhead) Check out the money tree…. and try the mac and cheese
South City Kitchen (Great food and of course awesome chicken)
Mary Mac’s Tea Room (Good ol fashioned southern cookin’ For the past 70 years)
Fado Irish Pub (Gotta try the pretzel)
And many many more…