Best of Atlanta in Only a Weekend

If you only have a few days – like a weekend – only in Atlanta there are some must see places. Atlanta is a city than can take years to explore, but most don’t have that much time and will want to see the best of the city. Some of the highlights of Atlanta are the Aquarium, Stone Mountain, and any sporting event. One thing to keep in mind when planning your trip to Atlanta is that you’ll probably need to bring or rent a car. The public transportation in the sprawling city is not what it should be so you’ll have to drive everywhere you go.

When the aquarium opened a few years ago it sold out day after day for months in advance. It is still a highlight of any trip to the city and attracts crowds by the thousands each day. Try to go as early as possible on the weekends so that you can avoid some of the crowds. You’ll love the giant tanks and if you have kids you must take them. After exploring the Georgia Aquarium walk over to the World of Coke Museum where you can learn about Coca-Cola, see fun exhibits, and get to taste Coke products from all over the world.

Just outside the perimeter of Atlanta is Stone Mountain and Stone Mountain Park. This large rock mountain provides excellent views of the city and the Atlanta metro area. You can hike to the top or take a cable car for an exhilarating ride to the top. The park puts on a fun laser show at night during the summer that is a pleasure to experience. You can also visit museums, swim and boat, and camp at the park.

Atlanta has many great sports teams including the Braves, the Falcons, and the Hawks, as well as an up-and-coming ice hockey team. Make sure to get tickets to a game. Even if you are not a sports fan the rush and excitement of a game are worth it.

Atlanta has many things to do and see and these are just a few of the highlights. From museums to sporting events there’s something for everyone. We hope that you’ll spend more than just a weekend in Atlanta but if that’s all the time you have these are the best things to do and see.