When I was in Atlanta for the Hot Chocolate Run 15k, my family and I had a couple days to explore what Atlanta had to offer. The city was kind of shut down for part of the time we were there because Southerners don’t entirely know how to deal with ice and snow. Because of this, we were a little limited on what we could do. Our hotel was within walking distance of the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola, so we decided to walk down to the World of Coca-Cola on Friday. When we got there, we found out at the Atlanta CityPass. The Atlanta CityPass costs $73.25, and gives you access to 7 of Atlanta’s main tourist attractions. If you go to three of the attractions, the city pass will already pay for itself and it is good for 9 days. In total you can only go to 5 of the 7 attractions using the CityPass because four of the attractions are set up as you can either go to this attraction or you can go to this one. The attractions you can visit with the CityPass are:
- The Georgia Aquarium – This aquarium is the second largest aquarium in the world, and the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere. It is also rated at the number one aquarium in the United States, so it is a definite must see if you find yourself in Atlanta!
- World of Coca-Cola – Here you can learn the story behind one of the world’s most famous beverages, Coca-Cola. You also get the chance to try over 100 different Coke products from all around the world.
- Inside CNN Studio Tour – A 50-minute guided walking tour is offered at Atlanta’s CNN studios that gives visitors a close-up, behind the scenes look at news and broadcasting.
- Zoo Atlanta – Home to over 1400 animals of 200 species, and the United States largest gorilla and orangutan collection.
- Center for Civil and Human Rights – This museum gives visitors an inside look on understanding the roles people can play in order to help protect the rights of all people.
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History – Visit a museum filled with all ages. There are several dinosaur displays, a walk through different scenes of Georgia’s wildlife, as well as a history through the ages area on different cultures of people in Georgia over time.
- College Football Hall of Fame – Here you can explore the tradition and history of football, and can see why college football is one of the countries most celebrated sports.
The attractions that you have to pick either or from are:
- Zoo Atlanta or The Center for Civil and Human Rights
- Fenbank Museum of Natural History or The College Football Hall of Fame
While in Atlanta, we only visited 3 of the 7 attractions, which were the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Fernbank Museum. The hotel we stayed at was connected to the CNN building, where we could have taken the Inside CNN Studio Tour, but we didn’t end up having enough time to go. The College Football Hall of Fame was also right next door to our hotel. We stayed at the Omni, but really is you stay in any of the hotels around the downtown area, at least 4 of these 7 attractions are within walking distance of the hotels and of each other. Because several of these attractions are within walking distance of each other (the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium are right next door to each other), it is easy to fit in a couple of the attractions into the same day. So if you ever find yourself in Atlanta and are looking for something to do, I would highly recommend looking into the CityPass because you can visit 5 popular attractions for the price of 3, and it is definitely worth it (especially since you’re saving money this way)!