7 Things to Do During Your First Week in Atlanta

7 Things to Do During Your First Week in Atlanta

  • Scott Einfeldt
  • 01/16/23

Atlanta is one of the largest cities in the United States. There are several exciting activities to enjoy in the Atlanta area that will satisfy a variety of interests. Perhaps you’re beginning to shop for a home in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, and the surrounding communities, or maybe you’re simply interested in paying a visit to the Atlanta area. There are plenty of things for both locals and tourists to enjoy. Here are a few of the things you should check out first after you arrive in Atlanta.

1. Visit the Atlanta History Museum – Buckhead Village

130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Explore award-winning exhibitions at the Atlanta History Museum on the 33-acre campus of the Atlanta History Center. Learn about the people and past that made Atlanta what it is today, and check out historic houses and gardens while browsing the 20+ exhibitions. It also hosts the Kenan Research Center, which is the perfect place for scholars to visit when looking for extensive primary source holdings for the study of Atlanta. There’s a cafe to grab a bite and a cup of java during your visit. This is the perfect place to start and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for your new Atlanta hometown.

2. Attend an Atlanta Braves game – The Battery

800 Battery Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

The Atlanta Braves are one of Major League Baseball’s most popular and storied franchises. The team played in Boston from 1871 until 1952 before moving to Milwaukee for twelve years. They have played in Atlanta since 1966, and they have played in four World Series and won two during that time. The Braves went on an unprecedented run of success between 1995 and 2005 when they won eleven straight NL West titles. The Braves play their home games at Truist Park. One of the newest home stadiums in the MLB, Truist Field first opened its doors in 2017 and sits around 10 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta and is surrounded by The Battery Atlanta. This dining and shopping district is a great place to hang out or grab a bite to eat before or after the game. If the Braves are out of town during your stay, take a tour of Truist Park. It is an amazing tour!

3. Walk through the exhibits at the College Football Hall of Fame – Downtown Atlanta

225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

The mission of the Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame is to inspire, educate, and connect visitors to college football’s rich history while honoring the people and the traditions that make up the game’s past. When you visit the museum, you’ll have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the game’s defining moments while enjoying all-time highlights as if you were seeing them for the first time. The hall takes up nearly 100,000 square feet of space, including 50,000 square feet worth of exhibits and a 45-yard indoor football field. The exhibit space includes various memorabilia and interactive displays along with children’s activities and a high-definition theater. Nearly 1,000 players and 200 coaches are enshrined in the Hall, a number that only represents 0.02% of the five million players who have put on a college football uniform.

4. Get close to the wildlife at Georgia Aquarium – Downtown Atlanta

225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

The Georgia Aquarium is home to thousands of animals spanning hundreds of different species. The aquarium is the largest in the United States and one of the largest in the entire world. The animals live inside over 11 million gallons of water, and featured animals include the sand tiger shark, the California sea lion, penguins, and the whale shark. They also offer various presentations and displays throughout the day. The aquarium opens daily at 9 am and closing times vary based on which day of the week you visit.

5. Explore the World of Coca-Cola – Downtown Atlanta 

121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

At the World of Coca-Cola, you’ll get to learn about the history of one of the most famous beverage brands in the entire world. You will also have a chance to sample various projects and view the museum’s most popular exhibits. Their Pop Culture Gallery is currently one of their featured exhibits. Try Coca-Cola beverages from all over the world at the end of your tour. This exhibit tells the story of how the Coca-Cola brand has influenced artists and designers throughout its 136 years of existence. The World of Coca-Cola opens daily at 10 am. They close at 5 pm Monday through Thursday, and they remain open until 7 pm Friday through Sunday.

6. Take in the natural beauty of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens – Midtown Atlanta

1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Owners of homes in Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Brookhaven, and the Atlanta Metro regularly travel to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens when they need to take a break in nature. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens stretch over thirty acres near Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta. The gardens were first developed in 1976 with the mission of preserving and displaying various plant collections. They hope to provide opportunities for education and enjoyment to each guest who visits. They also take pride in their various research and conservation efforts. They are closed on Mondays, but they open from 9 am until 8 pm Tuesday through Sunday.

7. Tour the Swan Coach House – Buckhead Village

130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Part of the Atlanta History Center, the Swan Coach House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by famed Atlanta architect Philip Trammel Shutze in 1928, the historic site housed Edward Inman, an Atlanta businessman. While Edward passed shortly after the house was completed, his wife, children, and grandkids continued to live there for quite some time. It was eventually purchased by the Atlanta Historical Society along with most of its antique furniture and is now open for people to visit and serves as the headquarters of the society. The Swan Coach House Restaurant is a favorite gathering place for people of all walks of life.
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