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AWOL In The A: Things To Do In Atlanta

Date 25 Aug 2015 | Posted by Linda Paul


The sprawling capital of Georgia, Atlanta has a rich history as it played a pivotal role in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. One can view all of that history in glorious detail in the Atlanta History Center as well as the Martin Luther King Jr.

National Historic Site which is dedicated to the legendary civil rights activist. It is the 9th largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is recognized as an ‘alpha’ city and ranks in 36th place among the cities of the world, in the US it is 8th with a GDP of $270 billion. Its economy is considered diverse and is flourishing. It is also a popular place to visit – what follows are some of the top things to do in Atlanta.

Catch A Broadway Play, Before It Hits Broadway

Many classical musicals, dramas and favorites come to Atlanta’s theatres before they head on over to Broadway in NYC. You can catch many great performances at the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre which provides a perfect way to spend the evening.

Traverse The Atlanta Beltline

The best way to explore miles of this BeltLine is on foot or on a bicycle. After you’ve traveled a fair amount and worked up an appetite, you can stop at one of the numerous restaurants to relax and eat. The BeltLine is one of Atlanta’s newest green spaces.

Catch an MLB game under the lights

Head to the Ted and catch Atlanta’s team, the Atlanta Braves in action.

Catch Up With History

Catch up with History
Located in the Buckhead district, the Atlanta History Center was founded in 1926 and currently has 12 exhibits. It has historic gardens and houses located within its premises. The Museum also has one of the largest collection of artifacts from the Civil War in the US. It also hosts six thousand memorabilia from the Olympic Games (hosted in Atlanta in the summer of 1996) including victory medals, Olympic torches and a running track.


Remember The Walking Dead, The Blind Side and Anchorman 2? These are just a few of the many shows and movies which are filmed in Atlanta. Let Atlanta Movie Tours take you to the places of all your favorite movies.

Swim With Whale Sharks

Yes that’s actually a thing. At the Georgia Aquarium you can actually snorkel or scuba dive with the whale sharks. Besides this the nation’s biggest aquarium offers encounters with penguins, belugas, otters and many other creatures. Definitely one of the top things to do in Atlanta.

CNN Studio Tour

Take this tour to see how this global news brand broadcasts its news from start to finish. A must see for aspiring journalists and news anchors.

Stand With Civil Giants

things to do in Atlanta
At least see their shoe prints on the International civil rights Walk of Fame. Prints of people such as President Jimmy Carter, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks and other are embedded in a concrete memorial.

These are just a few of the things to do in Atlanta. Be sure to check out other stuff as well.

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