The large city of Atlanta is divided into many areas the center of which is Downtown with its signature buildings and skyscrapers, large parks, and many of Atlanta’s most famous museums and attractions.
Peachtree Street is full of huge offices and hotels and many are connected by ‘skywalks’ like this one
The dizzying view up the inner courtyard of the Marriott Hotel
A signature event of Atlanta every Labor Day is the sci-fi extravaganza of DragonCon and the the parade of Storm Troopers and other famous costumed characters down Peachtree Street.
Atlanta’s old city brick streets were covered over and built upon as the city grew and now house the shops and restaurants of the Atlanta Underground.
CENTENNIAL PARK DISTRICT
The 1996 Olympics transformed the center of Atlanta into Centennial Park, a large outdoor space that has now become a district full of Georgia’s most popular sites to visit.
Among others, these include:
The Georgia Aquarium
Georgia boasts the world’s largest aquarium, constantly expanding with new exhibits, and the only American facility to have live whale sharks (the largest fish in the world)
Atlanta is “Coke town”–the seat of the Coca-Cola company and site of its popular museum full of memorabilia and soda flavors from around the world
The World of Coca-Cola
A large Ferris Wheel offering sky views of the city
The National Center for
Civil and Human Rights
One of the newest of the museums to visit, the center has very interactive displays on Southern civil rights history as well as human rights causes all over the world.
The CNN building houses Ted Turner’s media empire and is open for touring.
The CNN Center