I’ve been to Atlanta before, back in 2008. I went with my parents on a road trip from Miami to Atlanta. It was really nice. This time, I flew from Venezuela, making a quick stop in Miami and flying again to Atlanta.
I arrived in Atlanta by 10pm or so. I just went to the hotel and slept.
The following morning, I woke up very early so I can enjoy a whole day in the city. I knew I wasn’t going to the Aquarium because I visited last time. I loved it and I thought if I had time I’ll return, but to visit that amazing and huge aquarium you need a lot of hours.
In the morning I drove around the city. I went to Martin Luther King, Jr, National Historic Site. Even when I visited before too, I wanted to take some shots for the video I didn’t have before and wanted something better. This place might take an hour or so to see it all. (read my trip from 2008)
Later that day, after some Christmas shopping (it was cheaper than in Miami), I went downtown for a walk among the museums, Centennial Olympic Park and Pemberton Place. Beautiful and big area to relax or get to know about different subjects.
I went to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. I found very ‘funny’ that a lot of people were visiting a museum about Coke (which it will never get my attention to visit that, sorry coca cola lovers, I just don’t like any type of soda) and few were visiting this incredible center to get to know more about our world and our people. Well.. I did and like it a lot.
Although I passed by the World of Coca Cola, for some pictures around the area of Pemberton Place. It’s close to the amazing Georgia Aquarium. This is another nice spot to relax, maybe grab some snacks and enjoy the weather… well, at least when I went, I can’t do it during Summer.
Before strolling through the park and visiting museums, I had to ride the SkyView Atlanta. A ferris wheel in downtown. It’s not like the London Eye or the newest attraction in Orlando, the Orlando Eye. This one is smaller and you get to go around 4 times. While in it, you’ll listen to various stories and history about the buildings you get to see from above. I believe during the sunset might be an amazing view.
By sunset, I just walk a little more around the Centennial Olympic Park. I loved the feeling of Fall around the area, all the brown and yellow leaves as a carpet on the sidewalk, it’s just beautiful.