Top 9 Places Visited in Atlanta

Have you visited Atlanta? Or plan to visit Atlanta? For me this is the first city that I saw when I reached USA. My visit in the city was not for leisure trip but a business reason. But, I still tried to explore the city even my first 10 days has been raining. I still tried to explore this city at the south. And during my exploration, I enjoyed discovering Atlanta.

Below are rank of the places that I visited. What are yours?

Top 1 – World of Coca-Cola

What I like about this museum is the secret formula of the famous soda itself. Seeing the vault made me excited and felt that the secret itself is real.

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Top 2 – The Fabulous Fox

One of the things that I dream to get inside of is the classic theater of the Fox. And I realized this dream when I got a chance to watch Shaping Sound contemporary dance artist.

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Top 3 – Margaret Mitchell’s House

When I learned about the movie “Gone With the Wind” and the author of the famous movie of all time has museum in Atlanta which was her former house and exhibits most about her, I felt excited as I got a chance to discover more about her and about the movie.

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Top 4 – Center for Civil and Human Rights

The museum made me cry as I felt in my heart the persecution that African-American experienced during the decades of sufferings, a part of USA history that I learned.

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Top 5 – Georgia Aquarium

The former largest aquarium in the world reminded me again how diverse our water world and how amazing their ecosystem.

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Top 6 – Centennial Olympic Park

A historical park that made Atlanta historic in the world.

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Top 7 – Pemberton Place

The home of famous museums that will make every visitor enjoys the city just in one place.

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Top 8 – Peachtree Street (Part 1, Part 2, & Part 5)

The name of the street itself is famous in Atlanta. And don’t be surprised if you will encounter lots of streets with the name “Peachtree”. It has its own reason, because it has historical significance in the city.

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Top 9 – Underground Atlanta

This historical city beneath the city has its historical part in Atlanta and an enjoyable place to explore the city if you are into shopping.

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Six (6) Atlanta City Walks

When the weather in Atlanta becomes better, I took my chance to walk in some part of the city during my last weekend and last Friday in the metropolis. I grouped my walk in six major places as listed below. The order of these places that I saw in my leisure walk  around the city are not necessarily based on how I presented it here, but I used north (Midtown) to south (Downtown) direction to tell the story of the places that I had seen in the city.

1. Peachtree St NE (Midtown)

This is the part of the walk where the following places can be found : Margaret Mitchell House, Fabulous Fox and Georgian Terrace.

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2. Peachtree Street NE (Downtown)

Here the following buildings can be found : Bank of America Plaza, Emory University Hospital, SunTrust Plaza and Hyatt Regency. Hardy Ivy Park can also be seen along this street.

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3. Pemberton Place

It is the home of World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium and Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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4. Centennial Olympic Park

A place where you can enjoy a walk with Atlanta Skyline view and not far from it you can decide to ride Skyview Atlanta.

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5. Peachtree Street NW (Downtown)

The walk in this part of Peachtree Street NW can enjoy Margaret Mitchell Square, Flatiron Building and Woodruff Park.

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6. Underground

This is the place where you can enjoy the oldest streets of Atlanta and understand why it was called city beneath the city.

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Strolling at Pemberton Place (Atlanta Walk Part 3)

Pemberton Place is home of popular city tourist spots such as Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the world until 2012, the World of Coca-Cola museum where the Coca-Cola secret formula is hidden in their vault and Center for Civil and Human Rights where you may have a chance to listen the unimaginable experience of people because of color discrimination and persecution.

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First Visit

After enjoying my visit in World of Coca-Cola last November 14, 2015, I walked a bit around Pemberton Place. It is a complex where tourist can enjoy their time without going too far just to visit tourist spots. During the walk, I realized how fascinating the architectural designs of the buildings that surrounds the place. I can say that it was designed to be globally recognized as tourist district.

I had one time chance to eat inside Pemberton Cafe after my visit in World of Coca-Cola museum. Next, I had a chance to take photos outside of World of Coca-Cola. Then I saw the wonderful building of Center for Civil and Human Rights museum which I visited the next day.

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Pemberton Cafe

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Center for Civil and Human Rights

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Second Visit

I returned to Pemberton Place the next day which was November 15, 2015 as I wanted to spend time inside the Center for Civil and Human Rights museum and before going inside the said museum I took additional photos of surroundings of Pemberton Place where I was able to take photos of statue of Dr. John S. Pemberton who invented Coca-Cola and additional photos of Center of Civil and Human Rights museum.

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On the way to Pemberton Place

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Pemberton Statue

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With Georgia Aquarium

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Pemberton Place Green Space

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Center for Civil and Human Rights

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Georgia Aquarium

Notes:
1. Plan to visit Pemberton Place ? – Please check latest information here
2. Entrance Fee – Walking in the city is totally free
3. Public Transportation Ticket – Use MARTA Breese Card,  here’s the official website, here’s alternative site for the card
4. Directions to Pemberton Place using train :
If you will ride within Red Line or Gold Line regardless which station you will come from, just remember to get-off at Peachtree Center Station.
If you will ride in any of Blue or Green Line, you are required to transfer at Five Points Station and take Red or Gold Line and get off at Peachtree Center Station.
Then exit at Peachtree Street, turn Right until you reach Baker Street NW and turn left towards Pemberton Place.

Structure : World of Coca-Cola

Structure (Post#15) : World of Coca-Cola

Seeing these photos of World of Coca-Cola from a distance, which I visited almost two years ago reminded me how great the museum was. The museum has modern style concept which for me a fantastic architectural design. These photos are part of Atlanta Walks Photo Collection November 2015.

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Restaurant : Pemberton Cafe

Restaurant (Post#1) : Pemberton Cafe

What can I say with this Cafe? It is an open-air beverage and food lounge. Honestly, this is just a typical cafe. When I came here to fill me in since I was really hungry, not so much people around. But still there were people whom like me that just wanted to eat after visiting one of the museum or after wandering around the place. Because the cafe just have small space, just few seats and tables are available. I took my order at the cashier area then I waited for my food. Next, I looked for available seats that I can take. I ate my food silently, when I was finished, I went off. Nothing to fancy in this cafe. The photo is part of Atlanta Walks Photo Collection November 2015.

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Name Of The Place : Pemberton Place

Name Of The Place (Post#39) : Pemberton Place

During my walk within complex, I had a chance to take photos of its surroundings. The place was named as Pemberton Place in honor to Dr. John S. Pemberton, since he invented Coca-Cola in 1886. And the World of Coca-Cola museum can be found within the vicinity of the complex. These photos are part of Atlanta Walks Photo Collection November 2015.

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The name of the place in the ground

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The name before the entrance gate

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The name at informational board with directions

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The person where name Pemberton Place derived