Atlanta, Georgia is a very popular destination with our corporate housing clients. It’s a city full of commerce and business opportunities and has a large military presence too. It is a lively city with a fascinating character and real Southern charm. If you’re staying in one of our furnished rentals for a while and are looking for something to do, here are what we think are the top five attractions to visit while working in Atlanta.
Georgia Aquarium is rated #1 in Trip Advisor and many Atlanta tourist websites as being the top attraction to visit in the city. It is the world’s largest aquarium and is home to over 100,000 different sea creatures. It has huge tanks, a tunnel and even offers the opportunity to dive with sharks if you are SCUBA qualified.
The aquarium gets very busy in the holidays but there is enough room for everyone. The shows are well worth checking out too.
The Atlanta History Center in the Buckhead neighborhood is well worth a visit. Spread over 33 acres, this center includes a stately home, miles of trails, acres of lovely gardens and exhibitions. The Museum is full of exhibits covering the entire span of our history from Native American through the various wars to present day.
Other highlights include Swan house, the Swan Woods Trail, the farm and Margaret Mitchell House where she wrote Gone With The Wind.
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site celebrates one of the world’s most famous civil rights leaders. The site includes the home where Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised, the church where he was a pastor and the King Center that showcases many exhibits of his life and work. Finally, you can visit Martin Luther King Jr’s grave.
There are guided tours of the site which are well worth taking. They are informative and take only 30 minutes but pack a huge amount of information into that time.
The Fox Theatre is a performance venue but also one of Atlanta’s most significant landmarks. Modeled after the Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor and the Alhambra in Granada, the architecture is unique and is as fascinating as its history. Guided tours are held three days a week and are well worth checking out for the view of backstage and Mighty Mo’ alone.
The Fox Theatre is a working theater so also holds regular performances which are reasonably priced and of a good quality.
Atlanta Botanical Garden is 30 acres of loveliness in Piedmont Park. Set in midtown, the park and garden are a lovely place to enjoy the sunshine and wind down after a long day. The gardens feature the Lou Glenn Children’s Garden, the Edible Garden, the Tropical Rotunda, Fuqua Orchid Center and the park in general.
It is best to visit here in the spring or summer as not much blooms in winter. Admission is a little pricey but is well worth it if you’re into flowers and orchids.