Heading to ITW 2019? Here are 10 great things to enjoy in Atlanta when you get some well-earned downtime.
Truth is, if you were putting together an extensive list of things to do in Atlanta, it could go on for miles. But as you head in during June for ITW 2019, here’s a few very worthwhile activities you can tick off your bucket list:
Grab a hotdog from Varsity – an Atlanta institution, you’ll be greeted with a chorus of “What’ll ya have?” from the literally world’s largest drive-in. Go for the Chili Cheese Dog with Onion Rings and a Frosted Orange. If it’s good enough for Obama…!
Go to the Georgia Aquarium – the largest indoor aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, you’ll find whale sharks and dolphins swimming around, and some very cute penguins to warm the cockles.
Pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr – find the birthplace of the Civil Rights leader at 501 Auburn Avenue, explore his legacy at the King Center, and then pay the great man’s crypt a visit.
Head to Ponce City Market – nice little boutique shops, one of the best food halls around. Take the elevator to the roof if you’re in the market for magnificent views.
Descend on a World of Coca-Cola – Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta by John S Pemberton in the late 1800s, making this the ultimate shrine to an international icon. Head to the tasting room to try over 100 different takes on a classic drink.
Take in the view from Stone Mountain Park – on a good day, from the top of Stone Mountain (the largest piece of exposed granite in the world, no less), you can see for 45 miles. Atlanta, truly striking a pose.
Take the CNN Studio Tour – peep behind the curtain to see exactly how TV reporting works. The perfect afternoon out for news junkies.
Marvel at the Fox Theatre - A landmark building since the 1920s; it is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. They have a musical, ‘Come From Away’, showing from 25 – 30 June. If you can’t take in the show, they also have guided tours of the Theatre available Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays which is well worth your time!
Take in the view at SkyView Atlanta - Enjoy sweeping views of Atlanta at the SkyView. It’s the ideal spot to host a company or client event whilst you’re at ITW 2019.
Shoot the Hooch: Looking for adventure while in town? Jump in a raft, canoe, kayak, tube or stand up paddle board for a relaxing trip down the Chattahoochee River.