Sightseeing in Atlanta, State of Georgia

There are 242 different neighborhoods in Atlanta. The most popular locales for tourist are Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead.

Most of Atlanta’s commercial and touristic activities take place in Downtown.

Georgia Aquarium

Tourists traveling to Atlanta should check out the Georgia Aquarium – the world’s biggest indoor aquarium with ten thousand animals. The aquarium is open 365 days per year. Hours of operations vary daily at the Aquarium. The operation hours can be accessed at https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019124-calendar.pdf

The tickets can be purchased online to save time and some money. No outside food and beverages are permitted at the Aquarium. There are different dining options at the Café Aquaria & Seaside Delights. 

World of Coca-Cola

Take a five-minute walk to the south-east part of the downtown to get to one of the most touristic places in Atlanta is a world of Coca-Cola – a colossal museum dedicated entirely to Coke. The museum is located in the downtown area very close to Georgia Aquarium and center for Civil and Human Rights. The World of Coca-Cola can be reached by a streetcar, train, bus, and a car. There is also a parking garage at the building changing $10 per vehicle. The museum features exhibits about the history of the company, evolution of bottles, and Coca-Cola in Popular Culture. Visitors can also visit Museum’s 7D cinema or purchase Coca-Cola in special bottles. 

Centennial Olympic Park

If you walk to the south for 5 minutes from the World of Coca-Cola, you will reach the Centennial Olympic Park. The park features artwork, pools, and fountains. The most notable element of this park is the Fountain Rings, consisting of 251 water jets. The park was built in 1996 for the Olympic Games. The fountain area at the park is surrounded by flags of each country that hosted Summer Olympic before 1996. The Fountain shows are available at the park 365 days per year at 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM. 

The CNN Center

Continue walking to the south for an additional 4 minutes to get to the CNN center. You do not need to be a journalist or a reporter working at the company to enter the building. All visitors are welcome to explore the world's first 24-hour network established by Ted Turner.

There are various dining options at the building starting from fast food to an ordinary cafe, where you can sit and enjoy the view to the vast ceiling and transparent offices of the CNN.

The CNN Center offers Tours for visitors. The behind-the-scenes tour takes guests on a walking tour to explore live broadcast and have a look at operations inside CNN. The price of this tour is $15 per adult.

To access live newsrooms, the HNL control room, and a state-of-the-art studio, you can purchase a VIP tour for $33. 

Atlanta Zoo

It is going to take an 11-minute car ride to get to the Atlanta Zoo from the CNN center. The ticket price per adult is $25,99, $21,99 per senior, free for children under 2, free for Military, and $17,99 per child. To save money, travelers should check out the Atlanta City Pass to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studios and Zoo Atlanta for $76.