Top Things To Do In Atlanta, Georgia
Altlanta is the State Capital of Georgia and is a city that is rich in entertainment, history, culture and family fun. The climate encourages individuals, and families, to explore everything that the city has to offer and averages a high temperature of 51 degrees in January (which is the coldest average temperature during the year) and a high temperature of 88 degrees in July (which is the warmest average temperature during the year). With almost perfect temperatures and its Southern charm, Atlanta is a city that provides a perfect travel destination!
Explore Atlanta’s History
Atlanta is full of historic sites and anyone visiting the city should plan some time to take in some locations that have left an impact on our Nation’s history. The Martin Luther King National Historic Site can be found in Atlanta (several blocks on Auburn Avenue in Downtown) and visitors can see a complete museum, Martin Luther King’s birthplace, his gravesite and several other locations. The Margaret Mitchell House and Museum can be found Peachtree Street and includes the home where she wrote the classic novel Gone With the Wind. The museum includes several historic treasures celebrating the author and the city. The Atlanta History Center (130 West Places Ferry Road) is a must stop location for anyone interested in Civil War history and the impact it had on Atlanta. The History Center houses artifacts, photos, house tours and many other Civil War experiences. Many historic sites in Atlanta that require paid admission will gladly provide Military Discounts to all members of the Military.
Visit Atlanta’s Cultural Centers
A visit to Atlanta would not be complete without discovering the amazing museums located throughout the city. The Fernbank Museum of Natural History (767 Clifton Road) houses a complete skeleton of the largest dinosaur ever discovered and is the only one in the world. This museum celebrates Atlanta’s natural history along with a large display of shells and exhibits focusing on the Mesozoic period. Both kids and adults will love what they find Fernbank Museum of Natural History! The Georgia Aquarium (225 Baker Street) can take a whole day to fully explore everything that can be found. There are touch tanks where visitors can actually touch sea life and sea creatures, a theater, interactive exhibits, a behind scenes tour and much more! It is strongly advised to pre-purchase tickets online and also download maps prior to visiting. Although it isn’t a museum, The CNN Studio Tour (1 CNN Center) is a great opportunity to see one of the world’s largest media centers operate. Visitors actually tour the CNN studio and offices where they can see and learn about news reporting and go behind the scenes of CNN’s news broadcasts. Although several cultural centers have an advertised Military Discount, members of the Military should ask for a discount at these destinations. Many will provide fantastic discounts and savings.
Coca-Cola and Sports
Atlanta has several locations that encourage fun and entertainment. Many of these are public places but a few are specific destinations that visitors should consider. At the top of this list is The World of Coca-Cola (121 Baker Street). There is a unique display of Coca-Cola history, advertising and a fully operating bottling line that bottles actually 8 ounce bottles of Coca-Cola. The most popular interactive display is the Taste It room where visitors can samples over 64 flavors of soda distributed by Coca-Cola all over the world. Centennial Olympic Park (265 Park Avenue West) combines history and a world-class park all in one place. This location was made known throughout the world during the 1996 Olympics and is now one of the Nation’s premier parks for activities including festivals, concerts and other entertainment. Don’t miss ice skating in winter and splashing in the Fountain of Rings in warmer weather. Atlanta is home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, the MLB’s Atlanta Braves, the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Motor Speedway. There truly is something fun always happening in Atlanta. Almost every professional sports venue, in addition to other entertainment locations, will offer a Military Discount.
Atlanta is an amazing Southern destination in the United States. The city provides a unique glimpse into how the local history has helped shape our country in addition to a great way to find fun and exciting ways to enjoy traveling to new vacation destinations.
By Military Travel Exchange