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A Day in Atlanta

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Atlanta has a wide range of entertainment and shopping options, attractions, and restaurants. Discover the local art galleries and museums, explore the amusement parks and the outdoors, stroll through historic sites and buildings, eat at the fine dining establishment, and shop for antique and vintage items, or go mall hopping and take your pick. With the following one-day itinerary, you’ll surely get the real flavor of  “The Big Peach”, as it’s also known!

Centennial Park hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics
Image by scmikeburton via Wikimedia Commons

Breakfast at 9:00am!

Start the morning off at one of the A-town’s fav breakfast haunts, the Flying Biscuit Cafe that serves delicious southern meal and biscuits that keep you coming back for more.  

Address: 1001 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States
Phone: 1 404-874-8887
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am-10:00pm

Or another breakfast alternative-

Kick start your day at the Julianna’s Coffee & Crepes that serves hand-made crepes in a vintage setting. Grab a cup of coffee and savor the crepes.

Address: 775 Lake Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, United States
Phone: 1 404-436-1825
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm; Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am-4:30pm

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site at 10:00am!

Head to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, and know about the early years of the United States first civil rights activist.  Next to the center is the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. preached. Then stroll to the King Center, where he was buried and is the site of Dr. King’s tomb. Then a short walk to the Martin Luther King Jr. home where he was born, and other memorabilia. 

Address: 450 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, United States
Phone: 1 404-331-5190
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Distance from Julianna’s Coffee & Crepes: 0.8miles or 4minutes drive

Browse the World of Coca-Cola at 11:00am!

Head to the World of Coca-Cola. Know the history of the Coca-Cola, the global brand, and sample a few Coke products from across the world. Some of the products will surely leave you yearning for another sip. Also, check out the coca-cola gift shop that carries its memorabilia. 

Address: 121 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, United States
Phone: 1 404-676-5151
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Distance from Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site: 2.0miles or 5minutes drive

Experience the Aquatic life at 12:00pm!

Head over to the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium and experience the marine life. It houses tens of thousands of sea creatures representing over 500 species. The major highlight of the aquarium is the beluga whales and sharks. It also has penguins, jelly fish, giant octopi- they’re all here in wonderful habitats. Get a feeling of strolling through the ocean! 

Address: 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, United States
Phone: 1 404-581-4000
Distance from World of Coca-Cola: 0.5miles or 3minutes drive

Out to Lunch at 1:00pm!

Head over to the Bacchanalia that serves farm-fresh food. It has a four-course prix-fix menu that changes often. Every dish serves is flavorful and has a delicate touch. The home-made ice creams, cheeses, risottos are top shelf here and blue crab fritters is a popular started here.

Address: 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318, United States
Phone: 1 404 365 0410
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-10:00pm
Distance from Georgia Aquarium: 2.1miles or 8 minutes drive

Explore the art at 2:00pm!

Head to the High Museum of Art that houses an impressive collection of the nineteenth and the twentieth century American art, European art and paintings, African art, contemporary art and photography. 
 
Address: 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States
Phone: 1 404-733-4400
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Distance from Bacchanalia: 1.9miles or 7minutes drive

Get behind-the TV-screens at 3:00pm!

Head over to the CNN Center and get a glimpse of the workings of the world’s leading 24-hour news channel. Take a CNN Studio tour and learn about on-screen graphics, what teleprompter is, meet the correspondents and anchors, and also check out the worldwide news in the making. You can also check out the video clips of top 100 news stories that the channel has covered. It also has a gift shop that has an imitative newsroom setup where you get an opportunity to deliver the news manning an anchor’s desk. 

Address: 190 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, United States
Phone: 1 404-827-2300
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00am-11:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
Distance from High Museum of Art: 2.7miles or 14minutes drive

After the tour, stop by the Centennial Olympic Park (265 Park Avenue West NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, United States) that hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics. Many events, music performances, concerts and other programmes are held at this park year-round. 

Distance from CNN Studio Tour: 0.3miles or 2minutes drive

Georgia State Capitol at 4:30pm!

Tour the Georgia State Capitol, a neoclassical structure. A Statue of Freedom atop it, and the dome is covered in gold leaf. It houses the governor’s office, and the fourth floor has the Georgia Capitol Museum and legislative galleries. 

Address: 206 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30334, United States
Phone: 1 404-463-4536
Distance from Centennial Olympic Park: 1.0mile or 6minutes drive

Go Shopping at 5:00pm!

Head over for shopping to the Atlantic Station that houses major retailers and specialty shops covering all price range. Some of the shops are: Old Navy, Gap, Dillard’s, The Body Shop, Guess, American Eagle, the Gap, Old Navy, Ann Taylor, and more.  Also there are dining choices and many entertainment options available here that suit every taste.

Address: 1380 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA 30363, United States
Phone: 1 404-733-1221
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 11:30am-7:00pm

7:00pm- Catch a show at Fox Theater!

Catch a movie, comedy show, and ballet or opera performance at the Fox Theater. It’s a classic 1920's movie palace. 

Address: 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States
Phone: 1 404-881-2100
Website: foxtheatre.org/
Distance from Atlantic Station to Fox Theatre: 2.0miles or 8minutes drive

Dinner at 9:00pm!

Head to the Optimist (914 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30318, United States) that serves delicious seafood. The optimist boasts dishes like gumbo, wood-fired oysters, shrimp toast, lobster rolls, and more.
Or you can go to the Varsity (61 North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, United States), a drive-in eatery in the A-town.  It serves the best burger, chili cheese hotdog, shakes, fries and many more American classics. 

10:00pm- The A-town starts heating up as the sun goes down!

Glam up for a night filled with dancing, drinks and music. Head over to the CosmoLava (45 13th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States), a chic nightclub in the ATL. Dance to the music that ranges from 80s to house and hip-hop music to industrial beats and enjoy the cocktails. Or hit the dance club Opera NightClub (1150 Crescent Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States). Or visit the popular underground nightclub MJQ Concourse (736 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, United States).Dance and listen to the famous DJs at the MJQ.

12:00am-Nightcap at Sister Louisa's Church!

Head over to the bar named as Church for late night drinks and eats. Drink the bar’s signature drinks, belt out the song you like at karaoke, or a play a ping-pong game. 

Address: 466 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, United States
Phone: 1 404-522-8275
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 5:00pm-3:00am; Sunday: 5:00pm-12:00pm

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