Atlanta is an integral and exciting aspect of the Georgia Tech educational experience. The state's capital and home to more than three million residents, Atlanta is one of the Southeast's most vibrant, progressive, and dynamic cities. Business opportunities abound as more than 730 of the Fortune 1,000 companies have representative offices in Atlanta, including the national headquarters of the Coca-Cola Company,CNN, Delta Air Lines, Home Depot, UPS. Home to 37 other universities, colleges, and junior colleges, Atlanta has much to offer students. From its mild climate ensuring year-round outdoor activities to the hundreds of restaurants, dance, clubs, sport clubs, and cultural activities to the many professional sports teams, students rarely lack inspiration for leisure activities. In addition, nearby lakes, mountains, and beaches offer water sports, camping, rock climbing, and snow skiing. If you are interested in additional information about Atlanta, please check the links below.

Culture

Atlanta History Center
Explore Atlanta history from the Civil War to civil rights in award-winning exhibitions. 130 West Paces Ferry Road.

 

Carter Presidential Center
The Carter Center is comprised of four circular interconnected pavilions house offices for the former president and first lady and most of the Center's program staff. One Copenhill, Atlanta, GA 30307.

 

Fernbank Museum
150-acre environmental/education complex which includes a major museum of Natural History, a Science Center, Planetarium & Observatory, and the Fernbank Forest. 767 Clifton Road NE.

 

 

High Museum of Art
This Atlanta landmark houses a superb collection of European, American, African, contemporary and decorative art as well as an array of special exhibitions. 1280 Peachtree (at 16th), Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Martin Luther King Center
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change is dedicated to carrying forward the legacy and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through research, education and training in the principles, philosophy and methods of nonviolence.

 

Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is dedicated to excellence in the performing and visual arts. The Woodruff Arts Center offers its patrons a unique, multi-faceted experience of many distinctive arts institutions on a single campus.

Recreation

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Tropical, desert and endangered plants from around the world. Piedmont Avenue at The Prado.

 

Centennial Olympic Park
The 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park was developed to serve as the world's gathering place during the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996. The park has become a civic symbol and community focal point as well as a catalyst for new development in the downtown area. 285 International Boulevard, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313.

 

CNN Center
Tour the global headquarters of Cable News Network, and visit the eateries and specialty stores.

 

Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium is 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, you're sure to see things you've never seen before!

 

Piedmont Park
In the heart of Midtown, Atlanta's beloved Piedmont Park hosts many of the events that have help shape the city. Nearly 3,000,000 people a year visit Piedmont Park, making it one of the most heavily used parks in the southeastern United States.

 

Stone Mountain Park
Georgia's Stone Mountain is a masterpiece of nature that amazes millions of guests from around the world. The giant granite rock, the magnificent Confederate Memorial Carving and the surrounding 3200-acre park are results of natural and historical events. P.O. Box 778, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30086.

 

The World of Coca-Cola
The story of Coca-Cola is told through fascinating exhibits, classic radio & TV advertisements, and Taste It!, exhibiting more than 60 Coke products from around the world. Located near Centennial Olympic Park at 121 Baker Street.

 

Zoo Atlanta
Named one of "America's Favorite Zoos", Zoo Atlanta's exhibits include an extensive reptile collection, bird collection, red pandas, and the Publix Petting Zoo.  Atlanta Zoo is also home to one of only four giant panda exhibits in the United States.  800 Cherokee Avenue, Historic Grant Park. 

Entertainment

Atlanta Braves Baseball/Turner Field
Baseball's Atlanta Braves have called Turner Field home since 1997.  Braves tickets can be ordered online and charged to MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.

 

Atlanta Hawks Basketball
The Atlanta Hawks host 41 games each season at Philips Arena, challenging the NBA's best.   Tickets can be ordered online and charged to MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. 

 

 

Atlanta Falcons Football
The Atlanta Falcons battle the best of the NFL each season.  Tickets can be ordered online and charged to MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. 

 

 

Fox Theater
This 1929 Moorish/Egyptian/Art Deco fantasy hosts a wide range of live performances including live music, plays, movies, and touring Broadway musicals.  The Fox also offers year-round tours. 660 Peachtree Street NE.

 

Variety Playhouse

The Variety Playhouse hosts nationally touring live music acts.  Our seating features a mixture of theater-style seats, tables and chairs and dancing and standing areas. All of shows are general admission.