Sure, the Atlanta, GA area is best known as a commercial hub but, it also boasts of a wide array of fun activities to engage in. From live music, nature trails, great indigenous cuisine, and urban shopping landscapes, paying a visit to this area will leave you with adventure tales for months to come. Below, we have a recommendation of 7 things to do to get the perfect experience in Atlanta.
Spend a few hours at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Interested in learning more about the civil rights movement? Then why not take a walk along Auburn Avenue and see if you can gain an insight into the life of a revolutionary civil rights leader. The tour takes you through the birth home of Dr. Luther King, and it features original furnishings from his childhood, restored rooms and a stop at his crypt on the grounds of the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
Catch an event at the Fox Theatre
Located on Centennial Place, the Fox Theatre is a magnificent movie palace which serves as home to comedy shows, band tours, and Broadway performances. With a large sitting capacity of 4660, the ballrooms can also host corporate events and grand balls. If you want to catch a summer movie, a live band or series, then the Fox Theatre is the place to go.
Apart from watching performances, you can book a behind-the-scenes tour of the grand Egyptian style theatre. It also serves as home to the largest working Moller Theatre Organ in the world which was built in 1929.
Go on a Bike Tour
On a bike ride with Civil Bikes, you get a history lesson and a healthy exercise. With the bike tour, you get to cruise on the Sweet Auburn District, home to the Ebenezer Baptist Church where civil rights activist Martin Luther preached for decades. You also get to see landmarks associated with the human rights movement to free African- American widow Rosa Lee Ingram who was accused of killing a white sharecropper in 1947.
Eat at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
If you are a proud foodie, then this joint is a must visit. It serves as home to some of the best blues nights in the city, and their barbecue is one of the best in the town. Apart from the grill, you get pecan pie, tangy sauce, and ribs. However, we must prepare you for the vast queue you are bound to come across on most nights.
Try Your Hand at Arts with Indie Crafts Experience
Ever visited the Etsy shopping site and wished you could DIY some of the products? Well, now is your chance to pick up some crafting skills. Creators Chirsty Peterson and Shannon Mulkey have spent over 10 years curating the craft scene of Atlanta, and they organize these pop-events and crafting retreats for avid craft makers.
Shop at Krog Street Market
A cast-iron stove factory containing a good number of the city’s most talked about restaurateurs and food makers. This network of food experts sells anything and everything from freshly baked goods to smoothies. Whether you are in for the market for bath goods or ice cream, you can’t leave empty-handed or hungry.
Visit World of Coca-Cola
Interested in learning more about the soda industry and the creation of the fizzy drink? Then get your tickets to visit the World of Coca-Cola. The city of Atlanta was the birthplace of the favorite soda in 1886. It also serves as home to the global headquarters of the brand. With soda fountains, pop-culture museum and 4-D large screen displays, you are sure to love this museum.