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World of Coca-Cola: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

1. World of Coca-Cola: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

Welcome to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta! Spend the day interacting with multiple exhibits, learning about the history of the iconic brand, and sampling more than 100 different beverages from around the world. With artifacts from yesterday and today, experience the real stories behind the world’s most famous beverage brand. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the bottling process in Bottle Works. Don't forget to take your selfie with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear before leaving! Enter the new exhibit, Scent Discovery, and use your nose to guess the origin of a variety of scents led by your small group docent. At World of Coca-Cola, inspiration is around every corner - from the vault where the secret formula is secured to world-class art and memorabilia. Located near beautiful Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coca-Cola is right in the heart of downtown Atlanta’s bustling entertainment district and a must-see while in Atlanta. Advance ticket purchases will allow you to proceed directly to the main entry line.

Atlanta 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus

2. Atlanta 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus

Tour Atlanta from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Visit everything from Downtown to Buckhead with stops at Civil War Battleground sites and the Swan House. Take a walk along the BeltLine and admire the Buckhead mansions. From Peachtree Center, head to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park for an in-depth look at the life of Dr. King. Continue to Krog Street Market and witness the reinvention of Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. Walk along the BeltLine trail and admire the public art installations. Stop at the booming Ponce City Market - the area's largest adaptive reuse project which houses the Central Food Hall and various shops. Treat yourself at the CNN Center before continuing to Buckhead. Relax on the bus and let your guide take you on a tour of the homes of the rich and the famous in this beautiful neighborhood. See other historical sites, including The Swan House which was featured in "The Hunger Games."

Atlanta Electric Car City Tour

3. Atlanta Electric Car City Tour

Learn all about the history of Atlanta and explore some of its most exciting areas on a 90-minute journey via electric car. Explore the city far away from all its main tourist-crowded areas downtown. Discover some of its most historic and eclectic neighborhoods like Inman Park, Atlanta's first planned suburb; Old Fourth Ward, the birthplace of the civil rights movement and home to Dr. Martin Luther King; Georgia Institute of Technology; the Martin Luther King Jr Historic Site; and Midtown Atlanta, with its thriving bars, cafes, and colorful lifestyle. The Atlanta Experience tour is perfect for both tourists and locals wanting to learn more about the city's history. Whether a first-time visitor or an Atlanta resident, you will leave with a new found love and affection for this great southern city.

From Atlanta: North Georgia Wine Country Tour

4. From Atlanta: North Georgia Wine Country Tour

Visit North Georgia's Wine Country on a full-day tour from Downtown Atlanta. Admire the rolling hills on the two-hour drive to Georgia's premier wine region with your friendly guide. Let your driver take care of the details as you are escorted around the region in an air-conditioned shuttle bus. Tour three local vineyards- Kaya Vineyard, The Cottage Vineyard, & CeNite Vineyards. You will stop at each for an hour, so you'll have plenty of time to soak in the local flavor. In total, taste up to 13delicious wines with expert sommeliers and learn about North Georgia's unique wine history and culture. If you need snacks to go along with your tastings, food will be available for purchase at each Winery. After visiting the wineries you then get the chance to explore North Georgia’s Bavarian mountain town in the town of Helen. Dine in delicious restaurants and explore the boutique shopping on your 70 minute stop in this charming town. Then settle back and relax in your leather seat as your professional guide drives you back to Downtown Atlanta and you can meditate on your favorite wines and highlights during this stress-free day.

Atlanta: College Football Hall of Fame All-Access Pass

5. Atlanta: College Football Hall of Fame All-Access Pass

Visit the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall Fame and enjoy an immersive and interactive experience. Use your special all-access pass to see all the museum has to offer. Explore the museum’s 95,000-square-foot space, which boasts a 45-yard indoor football field, and over 50 interactive exhibits. Learn about the greatest college gridiron players, teams, and coaches. Head through the tunnel and enter the quad. Find your team’s helmet from the massive three-story Helmet Wall, which displays helmets from 770 schools. Choose your team, and watch their helmet light up on the wall. Hit the indoor playing field and test your skill at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Skill Zone. Kick a field goal, throw like a quarterback, and run the obstacle course. The College Football Hall of Fame is one of the only museums you can work up a sweat in. Win bragging rights and snap photos for your social media. Die-hard and casual fans alike will feel the love of the game when they visit the College Football Hall of Fame.

Atlanta: Martin Luther King Historic District Walking Tour

6. Atlanta: Martin Luther King Historic District Walking Tour

Hear the story of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in a way that you’ve never heard it before. Walk the same streets that MLK once walked. Visit the places where he worked, lived, and worshipped. Even Atlanta natives will gain a deeper understanding of the community’s contribution to American history on this moving tour. Listen to amazing stories of civil rights leaders that seamlessly weave through the history of MLK, the movement, and the city of Atlanta. Learn about Dr. King with a visit to the Freedom Hall of the King Center. Step into the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where MLK served as co-pastor with his father. Visit Prince Hall Grand Lodge, which was the headquarters of the SCLC during the 1960s. Take in the phenomenal views at the Jackson Street Bridge. By the end of the tour, you'll walk away with a deeper understanding of Martin Luther King.

Atlanta: Private City Highlights Tour

7. Atlanta: Private City Highlights Tour

Climb into a private vehicle and begin your tour of downtown Atlanta. Begin on Peachtree Street located along Atlanta’s main thoroughfare and home to one the South’s oldest private clubs, several historic churches, and the site of the deadliest hotel fire in US history. Then head into the Fairlie Poplar Historic District - the commercial heart of the city which contains a range of architectural styles popular in the late 19th and early-20th centuries including Atlanta's Flatiron Building. Then head to the Centennial Olympic Park to see The World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, National Center for Civil Rights, and CNN. Finally, witness the imposing Mercedes Benz Stadium which is home to the Falcons and Atlanta United. Continue the tour with a drive through midtown, where you will see the apartment where the Pulitzer-Prize winning author Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With The Wind. Admire the Fox Theater & Georgian Terrace, a lavishly restored 1920's movie palace. Head into the Ansley Park neighborhood known for its winding roads, beautiful landscaping, and a variety of architecture predominantly from the early 20th-century. Finish this section of the tour at Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Next, see some of the finest architecture in the city in the exclusive neighborhood of Buckhead and Tuxedo Park including the 1920's Swan House which featured in The Hunger Games movies. See numerous sites related to the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the leader of the Civil Rights Movement and step inside the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. Make a quick stop in the Ponce City Market which hosts a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops, apartments, and offices. End the tour with a drive through the Eastside district of the city. Pass by Cabbagetown, one of the 1st textile processing mills built in the South and the restored mansions at Inman Park. End the day with a tour of Grant Park - Atlanta’s oldest city park, home to Zoo Atlanta and a large collection of restored Victorian and Craftsman homes.

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What people are saying about Downtown Atlanta

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 247 reviews

This is a MUST-DO activity when visiting Atlanta. Combining fun, history, facts, and exploration you are sure to be amazed as you walk through the World of Coca-Cola. There is not a dull moment during your time inside. You begin your tour marveling at old Coke artifacts before entering into a movie theater where you enjoy a brief short film. Next you make your way to various different fun activities ranging from how the bottling process works to an entire room filled with Coke products from around the world that you can sample! Absolutely wonderful!

We had a great time from the moment of the meeting point to the day good byes. We would not have gone to the so many places they took us if we were on our own. The tour was interesting and the 5 hours flew by without noticing.

Shauna was fabulous and I really learned a lot from the tour. She is very knowledgable, and the tour could not have been better! Thank you!

The guide was very knowledgeable and seemed to really enjoy her job. She was joyful and easy to listen to

I enjoyed it but was upset we didn’t get the little bottle of coke to take home!!!!