In a couple of weeks All 3 Coasts is going to steal the show with ATL getting ready to welcome over 35,000 Hip Hop fans from across the world. Knowing that most people are not familiar with the city, we gathered ten must-see locations before feeling back home.
We covered everything from history to tradition, nature, entertainment, shopping, and food. Consider this a practical guide to Atlanta while attending A3C.
Every sneaker head needs to visit the Wish shoe store while being in Atlanta. Locals say that this is the best place in town to shop for kicks and apparently lots of celebrities feel the same way.
The staff is great and they also have a good selection so this is a must see before A3C.
Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Center for Civil and Human Rights is one of the biggest cultural attractions in Atlanta. This place encourages people to explore and learn about the human rights while seeking to connect the American Civil Rights to today’s Global Human Rights Movement.
While you’re at it, you can also visit Georgia Aquarium that’s located nearby. You will get to explore a great place with lots of free shows and some of the most beautiful ocean creatures on earth.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
If you’re a nature fan this is one of the best places to see in the city. With Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s Botanical Garden is a natural wonder with amazing glass installations, glass sculptures, and lots of flowers and trees.
The good news is that you can also visit this place on night time to enjoy a night spectacle.
Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail
Maybe you want to take a break from partying and do some healthy activities of your own. Atlanta’s Beltline Eastside Trail is the perfect place to do that with cycling and running being the most popular activities to engage in.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
This is where visitors can pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and learn about his legacy.
Established during the ‘80s, the site is a place where everyone is welcomed to commemorate Dr. King’s work for the civil rights, visit his childhood home, his crypt, and the Ebenezer Baptist Church where he served as a pastor.
College Football Hall of Fame
Sports fans, this one’s for you. If you call yourself a football fan it would be a shame to skip on Atlanta’s College Football Hall of Fame.
The place features lots of games and activities that visitors can play on a daily basis, and you can also check out the film “The Game of Your Life” with an in-depth experience of a college football team.
World of Coca Cola
World of Coca Cola allows you to experience the history of the world’s most recognized beverage with galleries that showcase ad campaigns, the production process and the brand’s impact in the pop culture.
You can also try and create your own Coke art with an interactive exhibit being opened for the fans.
If you must go to a mall, Lenox Square provides a great experience when it comes to shopping and food. The place is huge and it’s packed with high end fashion stores as well as sportswear locations and restaurants.
Fox Theatre features a great design with a strong history that’s almost 100 years deep. The interior has a late ‘20s appearance and the location hosts hundreds of events each year including operas, concerts, movies, speeches and many more.
We recommend that you take a look at their website to find an upcoming show that suits you.
It would be a shame to visit Atlanta and miss out on their local food. The Varsity is part of the modern culture of the city and at the same time it’s the largest drive-in fast food chain in the in the world.
They deliver incredible burgers so be sure to make a stop and try them.