If you are going to be in the area of Atlanta, Georgia, don’t miss the following attractions:
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
The Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was born and raised here. See the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he once served as a pastor, as well as his gravesite, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Admission is free.
The Piedmont Park is a great place to have a picnic, or just relax. There are also bike and walking paths, places to jog, and play soccer or other sports. Admission is free, except for swimming.
Georgia Aquarium is the world's biggest aquarium. It houses 80,000 animals, from 500 species in five different exhibits, including beluga whales, albino alligators, penguins, sea otters, and giant octopus. There is an admission fee and there is a special behind the scenes tour for an additional fee.
World of Coca-Cola
If you love Coca-Cola, don’t miss the World of Coca-Cola, which is near the Georgia Aquarium. This museum is totally dedicated to the soft drink. See exhibits on its history, and get to taste samples from Coke products all over the world. If you see both venues right after the other, you can buy a special pass to get discounted entries.
The Fox Theatre has an Egyptian theme and houses the Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Ballet, as well as holding Broadway musicals and assorted bands on its stage. There are over 300 performances every year and it can hold 5,000 people. Come to one of these or just tour the theatre itself to see this glorious site.
Baseball fans shouldn’t miss Turner Field, home for the Atlanta Braves. The field holds 50,000 fans. You can watch a baseball game or just go on a guided tour to see the stadium, including press box and dugout.