Visit the largest aquarium in the world, home to sharks, wales, manta rays and thousands of tropical fish and other sea life. The aquarium is also a leading aquatic animal conservation and research center, and offers educational shows and behind the scenes tours.
Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site
Walk in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds, and learn about his life and his legacy. Reflect in the International World Peace Rose Garden, which includes more than 185 types of roses, and a flowing water fountain, and the graves of Dr. King and his wife. Also located in the plaza is the “Behold” statue, a tribute to Dr. King and an enduring inspiration to all who fight for dignity, social justice and human rights.
Inside CNN Studio Tour
Get an exclusive look inside the world’s news leader, CNN at its global headquarters in the heart of Atlanta. The 55-minute behind-the-scenes tour shows you exactly what it takes to deliver the news available to over 2 billion people worldwide.
Visit this bustling shopping and entertainment district less than a mile from the Marriott Marquis hotel. Enjoy daily entertainment by Atlanta’s talented residents, caricature drawings and fortune telling, homemade candy, delicious dining and souvenir shopping. Learn Atlanta’s past on a guided history tour, “From Civil War to Civil Rights” or tour the World of Coca-Cola museum.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
This garden includes 30 acres of renowned outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children's Garden, a one-of-a-kind Canopy Walk through Storza Woods, and the innovative Edible Garden featuring an Outdoor Demonstration Kitchen. Be sure not to miss The Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center, home to the foremost collection of orchid species in the United States and collections of tropical palms and conifers.
Other attractions include Zoo Atlanta, the historic Oakland Cemetery Gardens, Centennial Olympic Park and various history and art museums.