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Things To Do in Atlanta

As one of the top 10 largest metropolitan cities in the US, Atlanta offers a host of attractions and cultural destinations for visitors. Whether you're a sports fan, beer enthusiasts, art lover, or part of a large family on vacation, you'll find plenty of ways to keep busy in Atlanta during your next stay at Courtyard Decatur.


Family Activities

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium

225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA
With more than sixty exhibits and 10 million gallons of water, the Georgia Aquarium is a fun attraction for family and animal lovers. Observe thousands of mesmerizing sea creatures like whale sharks, manta rays, and dolphins through the largest aquarium viewing windows in North America. Make a day of it with lunch in Cafe Aquaria and a stop in the gift shop to commemorate your trip.

World of Coke

World of Coke

121 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA
Visitors can experience the fascinating story of the world's most popular soft drink: Coca-Cola®. Sample over 100 different products, see a fully functioning bottling line, learn about the legend of Coke's "secret formula" in the 4-D movie theater, and take photos with the world-famous Coca-Cola® Polar Bear.


Sports

Georgia Dome

Georgia Dome

1 Georgia Dome Drive, Atlanta, GA
Catch a sporting event or concert in the Georgia Dome - home of the Atlanta Falcons and Georgia State University football team. The Dome hosts all kinds of events throughout the year, from professional football and soccer games, to NCAA Final Four basketball tournaments, to big name musical concerts. Check their website for the event calendar and ticket information.


Museums

High Museum of Art

High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA
As the leading art museum in the southeastern United States, the High Museum of Art has more than 13,000 works of contemporary and classic art from the US, Europe, and Africa. It is the only major museum in North America with a special focus on folk and self-taught art. The museum is closed on Mondays but hosts frequent lectures and lively events like Friday Jazz.

The King Center

The King Center

449 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Dedicated to the life and lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an Atlanta native, the King Center is a 23 acre National Historic Site. Guests can learn more about the King's life through free tours of his birth home and influential neighborhood, views of his crypt, educational exhibits in Freedom Hall, and the famous eternal flame and reflecting pool where his legacy lives on.


Breweries

Sweetwater Brewery

Sweetwater Brewery

195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, GA
A recent winner of the Small Brewery of the Year Award at the Great American Beer Festival, the brewmasters at Sweetwater offer brewery tours and beer tastings in a friendly, social atmosphere. $10 will get you a souvenir pint glass and 6 drink tickets, each good for a half pint of beer that you can enjoy with friends in the brewery's open air patio. Sweetwater is open from 5:30 - 7:30 PM Wednesday through Friday, and 2:30 - 4:30 PM Saturdays and Sundays.


Outdoor Activities

Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park

400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta, GA
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, walking through Piedmont Park is like taking a backstage tour of the city. With sprawling green spaces, a running path, skyline views, quaint ponds, an off-leash dog park, seasonal farmers markets, and tasteful public art, this park is a destination in itself.

Atlanta

Unique Neighborhoods

Atlanta is made of up many small neighborhoods, each with their own quirky flare and personality. A few of our favorite neighborhoods to explore include Little Five Points, Cabbagetown, Virginia-Highlands, Inman Park, and Grant Park. Check out this Atlanta neighborhood guide for more information about each area.

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