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Atlanta is a city rich in history, sophisticated cultural offerings, gorgeous green spaces and exciting shopping experience all served up with famous Southern hospitality. Home to the world’s busiest passenger airport, Atlanta is fast-paced yet family friendly making it an ideal destination for all kinds of fun!
Spreading across more than 200 acres adjacent to the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Midtown, Piedmont Park has a plethora of activities to engage visitors and residents alike. The site sports walking and jogging paths, parks for Fido to play in, picnic facilities, playgrounds, tennis courts, EnviroVentures Camp, self- and guided tours, a public swimming pool plus a honeybee exhibit and butterfly garden. The popular venue also hosts a variety of Atlanta’s top events, including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the Atlanta Jazz Festival and Atlanta Pride.
The historic Fox Theatre located in Midtown is not only one of Atlanta’s premier venues for live entertainment, it is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Check out its ornate interior on a guided tour of the building which was designed with inspiration by Egyptian and Spanish architecture, specifically the Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor and the Alhambra in Granada. Check out the website for a calendar of performances or take a tour which includes everything from the orchestra pit to the ornately decorated men’s bathroom and Mighty Mo’, the largest working Moller theater organ in the world.
Located in Pemberton Place in the heart of downtown, the 42,000 square foot National Center for Civil and Human Rights offers two temporary and three permanent exhibits, including a collection of Martin Luther King Jr. artifacts, such as his briefcase and handwritten drafts and outlines of notable speeches.
Conveniently located near the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola, the Center was designed by architect Phil Freelon; note how the building’s curvatures mimic two hands coming together.
The Center offers the history of the US civil rights movement; and stories from the struggle for human rights around the world today and hosts educational programs, performances, book talks, lectures, and moderated conversations on-site and online through our Campaign for Equal Dignity.
One of the more popular exhibits is “Rolls down like Water, which immerses visitors in the sounds, sights, sounds, and interactive displays depicting the struggles of individuals working to transform the United States from Jim Crow laws to equal rights for all. It explores life in the 1950s in the Urban South and concludes with a tribute to Dr. King and all martyrs who worked to make the United States a stronger nation.
Check out Atlanta’s newest outdoor space which is comprised of 22 miles of unused railroad tracks with paths, trails and open green space connecting people and neighborhoods throughout the city.
A world-class amenity often compared to New York City’s High Line, the Atlanta BeltLine is also home to Art on the BeltLine, the Southeast’s largest temporary public art project and the Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park is located right on the Atlanta BeltLine. The park is pet-friendly, too, so Fluffy can enjoy the outdoors with her two-legged friends.
Refuel at one or more of some of Atlanta’s most popular restaurants situated right on the Atlanta BeltLine with walk-up patios. The Beltline truly lives up to its slogan: “Where Atlanta Comes Together”
Host to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, Centennial Olympic Park covers 22-acres located across the street from the College Football Hall of Fame. The venue is a popular green space that anchors Atlanta’s downtown entertainment and hospitality district.
Cool off in the jet sprays of the iconic Fountain of Rings or locate a commemorative brick among the more than 430,000 engraved bricks, which were installed prior to the Olympic Games. Or pose with The Spectacular, an aluminum sculpture of the Olympic rings; stroll through the Quilt Plazas, gardens and lawns. Roam the garden and expansive lawns, and check out the recent renovations designed to enhance the visitor experience.
New to park’s Unity Plaza are a water feature and a prominent, permanent home for the Androgyne Planet sculpture, representing the Game’s continuity and spirit of international unity. The Park also features the Southern Company Amphitheater with live music and entertainment and Paralympic Plaza.
Check out these activities and sites either on your own or via guided tours. See the best of what Atlanta has to offer!
- Arts & Culture
- Civil Rights
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- Gardens and Parks
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We offer airport transportation to/from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), as well as around town transportation throughout Atlanta area.
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