Georgia Bucket List: Atlanta Metro

It’s time for the third installment of my Georgia Bucket List series! I know it’s been awhile but what can I say, summer is a time for traveling, which means I spend less time online writing about what I wish to see and more time actually seeing those things!

I’m excited about today, because although I’ve driven through Georgia twice on the way to Disney, I’ve never actually had a chance to stop and explore Atlanta, and it’s one of those places I really hope to get to!

Atlanta

  • College Footbal Hall of Fame: Football is one of my favorite things, so I figure this would be a pretty fun place to check out!
  • Atlanta Monetary Museum: A museum about money? Sounds like an interesting time!
  • Georgia State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion: Anytime I visit a state capitol, checking out these two locations is a must!
  • Underground Atlanta: Shopping center located underground!
  • The Varsity: The largest drive-in
  • Center for Puppetry Arts: This holds the largest collection of Jim Henson puppet’s in the world, so it’s safe to say a good time would be had here.
  • American Girl Store: I’ve made it my goal in life to visit every American Girl store as I am an avid collector.
  • Atlanta Braves and Falcons Stadiums: While I will always bleed Green and Gold for Football and root for my St. Louis Cards, I still enjoy seeing the other facilities teams get to play in.
  • Atlanta History Center: Whenever I visit a new area I like to take in their history museum. I usually find it gives me a great idea of how the city and area came to be what it is today.
  • Centennial Olympic Park: I am an Olympics super fan, so to visit the park that helps remember the 1996 Olympic Games is a dream come true!
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights: After visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis last summer, I’ve found there’s so much I don’t know and I’m always looking to learn more.
  • Georgia Aquarium: This is the world’s largest aquarium, so I’d say it’s safe to say I’d have a great time here since I’ve loved pretty much any aquarium I’ve already been to.
  • Inside CNN Studio Tour: While it’s a rare occasion that I actually watch the news, I still think it would be fascinating to take a tour of a news studio.
  • Jimmy Carter Presidential Library: A chance to check another presidential library off my list!
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park: Civil War battle field that would get me another stamp in my National Park Passport.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site: A chance to see the birthplace of the great MLK Jr.
  • World of Coca-Cola: While I’m not a fan of Coca-cola in general, I’ve heard from many that this is a must, plus you get to try Coke from different countries, so maybe I’d actually find one I like.
  • Zoo Atlanta: I love zoos and it’s always fun to see how different cities put together unique exhibits.

Marietta

  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Not only located along a beautiful river, this also would earn me a stamp in my National Park Passport.

Stone Mountain

  • Stone Mountain Park: I’ve wanted to visit Stone Mountain forever, just to see the mural carved into the Mountain.

Clearly I could spend at least a week in Atlanta alone when traveling through Georgia, and this doesn’t even include all the other attractions in the area! I’ve just picked my favorites. Follow my current travel journeys on Instagram by following sitesandbitesjournal.

Suggestions pulled from Georgia’s 2017 Travel Guide

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