The Peach State is a beautiful place, and for a true taste of Georgia, you’ll want to visit its capital, Atlanta (ATL). Filled with rich history, Atlanta was home to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and has grown to be the 7th most visited city in the United States as well as the 9th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
To take a dip in Atlanta’s culture, you can visit the High Museum of Art, which is considered the South’s leading art museum, or Atlanta’s Alliance Theater, which won a Tony award. There are many beautiful venues to enjoy in Atlanta, including the Atlanta Opera, the Atlanta Ballet, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Visit the World of Coca-Cola, which originally opened in 1990, and was reopened at Pemberton Place in 2007. One of the World of Coca-Cola’s biggest neighbors at Pemberton Place is the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest indoor aquarium, and the only aquarium in the western hemisphere where you can view whale sharks. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can even take a swim with these gentle giants!
For sports fans, Atlanta is the home to the Atlanta Braves baseball, the Atlanta Hawks basketball, and the Atlanta Falcons football. Catch a game in the incredible Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is the most sustainable sports venue in the world.
Enjoy Atlanta’s beautiful outdoors at the stunning Atlanta Botanical Gardens, which not only has gorgeous blooms but also boasts the only canopy-level walkway of its kind in the United States, where you can view the forest from 40 feet in the air on the 600 foot-long walkway. For more incredible views, visit Stone Mountain Park which has activities for the whole family. You also won’t want to miss out on Zoo Atlanta, which is one of the only four zoos in the United States to house giant pandas.
For more information on Atlanta, be sure to visit the official Atlanta website HERE.