Earlier this month while looking at flight deals on Frontier.com I stumbled across a $40 roundtrip flight deal from Florida to Atlanta. Without too much thought I booked a ticket for my daughter and myself and spent the next week making a list of things to do in Atlanta with kids.
Looking for somewhere to stay wasn’t a problem being that I have a brother who resides in ATL, so we crashed at his house to save money. My idea of the trip was to make it a little fun and a little educational, so I did a little Google research for weekend activities in Atlanta for children. Of course, the Georgia Aquarium was at the top of the list followed by the World of Coca-Cola. Since we traveled to ATL on MLK weekend, I also looked up a couple of civil rights events taking place that weekend and The Center for Civil and Human Rights was the first to pop up.
First, up we visited the Georgia Aquarium. We have been to a few aquariums, but it’s always fun to visit different ones. The Georgia Aquarium is one of the world’s largest aquarium with 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water, and more than 100,000 animals representing 500 species from around the globe.
What I find fascinating is that the Aquarium tells a global water story, with features modeled after the greatest zoos and aquariums in the world. Each majestic exhibit is designed to inspire, entertain and educate. They also have several species rarely seen in captivity, like a whale shark. Have you ever seen one of these close up? If not then you need to head on over to the Georgia Aquarium. Our visit to the Georgia Aquarium was well worth our time, the dolphin show was the highlight of out visit.
Next up we headed to The Center for Civil and Human Rights. That day we lucked up with free entry for children (more savings). This is an incredible museum, not only showcasing the Civil Rights movement in the USA, including handwritten letters and documents by Martin Luther King. The top floor has an exhibit relevant to today and what is going on in the world in regards to Human Rights.
I found this place left a mark on me that I will never forget. My daughter asked so many questions; I was so excited that she was interested. They have interactive exhibits and cutting-edge technology that will get you in your feelings here and there. The Civil Rights Gallery presents the brave fight for equality during the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. I left with a deeper understanding of human rights issues and how they affect the lives of every person. Make sure you leave enough time to do the exhibits justice. I was so mad that my phone died, wanted to capture so much more.
The next day we headed to the World of Coca-Cola. The World of Coca-Cola is the only place where you can experience the fascinating story of the world’s best-known beverage brand in a dynamic, multimedia attraction.
We drank ourselves silly with 60 sodas from around the globe (don’t trust the drink called Beverly it’s disgusting) We learned about the legend of the secret formula for Coca-Cola. I’m a big Pepsi drinker, but exploring the World of Coca-Cola was both entertaining and educational.
Our final activity was riding the Atlanta Ferris wheel AKA SkyView Atlanta. I wish we would have experienced this at night because the daytime ride was pretty boring. At least at night, we could have saw all the beautiful lights.
From fun to education we had a ball. Mini-me left ATL asking about out next adventure, so I guess it’s time to look for another deal. Check out more pictures below and of course outfit details for our matching Adidas outfits.