One of the largest cities in the United States, Atlanta has attractions to entertain any budget or age. Visit the New World of Coca-Cola, which contains the largest collection of Coke memorabilia in the world, complete with a Pop Culture Gallery. Thirsty? Stop by the tasting room and sample more than 70 different products!
Walk out the front door and you'll find yourself at the largest aquarium in the world – the Georgia Aquarium. With more than 500 species – including beluga whales and whale sharks – you are sure to see aquatic life you've never seen before! Next, walk across the street to Centennial Olympic Park, the site of the 1996 Olympic Games. The kids can splash in the fountains if the weather’s warm; otherwise, just enjoy the Fountain of Rings show, which plays four times a day. You can choose from an abundance of hotels in downtown Atlanta, but the Hampton Inn, Marriott and Embassy Suites are all close to Centennial Olympic Park. On your second day, venture a few miles east and spend the morning at Zoo Atlanta, home to more than 800 animals from around the world (including giant pandas, which always delight animal lovers). Once you’ve seen the zoo’s exhibits, check out the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, just a few more miles east. Here, look at the fossils of mighty dinosaurs and other discoveries, as well as educational and entertaining IMAX films. Set aside a day to go to Stone Mountain Park, Georgia’s most-visited attraction. Ride the Scenic Railroad, challenge yourself at the Camp Highland Outpost and explore the museum at Memorial Hall. Don’t forget to hike or ride to the top of Stone Mountain for breathtaking views of up to 60 miles away.