As baseball season swings into action, so does our interest in Atlanta, Georgia, and all of the excitement that it brings! There is so much to do and see in Atlanta that it is hard to fit everything into three days, but at Blue Ridge Tours we do our best to make sure that you get the most out of your trip. Head to the home-run capital of the southeast with us and you won’t be sorry!
Traveling is hard work sometimes, so once we get to Atlanta the first thing that we will do is head to the New World of Coca-Cola for a refreshing drink. The World of Coke offers a journey into the history of Coca-Cola, from its humble beginnings to the billion dollar industry that it is today! You will also have the chance to taste different Coca-Cola products from around the world, meet and greet some Cola Characters, and even sneak a peek into the vault of the secret Coca-Cola formula! You will agree that a morning at the World of Coca-Cola is time well spent. Now that we are revived with Atlanta’s favorite soda, we head off to partake in America’s favorite pastime: Baseball!
We heard your cries of “Take me out to the ballgame!” and we complied. We will spend the afternoon cheering on our Atlanta Braves (or the opposing team if you are a fan) through all nine innings of baseball glory. This is your chance to grab a hotdog or some nachos and enjoy a warm spring day rooting for the home team! You might even catch a ball if you are lucky! When the game is over, we will enjoy a delicious dinner and then depart for the hotel for some rest and relaxation after a long day.
Following a bright and early breakfast at the hotel, we will return to Turner Field for a stadium tour. Stops along the tour include the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame, Coca-Cola Sky Field, Scouts Alley, Broadcast Booth, Luxury Suite, Press Box, Clubhouse, The Plaza, Dugout, and the Museum Store. Once we have toured the field, we will head to the Hard Rock Cafe to rock out and eat lunch.
After lunch we journey back in time as we visit the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum. The Cyclorama is home to the world’s largest oil painting, which depicts the Civil War Battle of Atlanta. The Museum is also home to the Steam Locomotive Texas, which played a part in the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862.
The day isn’t over yet! We will now spend some time at the Atlanta Zoo.
“Zoo Atlanta maintains a collection of more than 1,000 animals, representing more than 200 species from around the world. Spanning nearly 40 acres of lush landscapes and inviting botanicals, the Zoo is a leader in building naturalistic habitats for wildlife.”
Next, we leave the Zoo and make our way to the CNN building for an insider tour of the facilities. This year, Blue Ridge Tours was named one of CNN’s top ten tour operators for 2011! Following the conclusion of our visit to the CNN building, we will eat dinner at The Varsity, the world’s largest drive-in restaurant. Once we have eaten our fill, we will spend the evening at Dave and Buster’s, a fun-filled game-room with unique attractions that you will not want to miss.
Now that we are all tuckered out, we will head back to the hotel for a well-deserved rest until morning. After breakfast, we will check out of the hotel and head to FDR’s little White House, the historic site of the seat of government when our thirty-second president was suffering from polio. Other options for the last day include: Stone Mountain, Fernbank Science Center, or the Georgia Aquarium.
After a packed few days of fun and games, we will return home from Atlanta tired, but happy. If you would like to plan your next trip to Atlanta, please contact Blue Ridge Tours at firstname.lastname@example.org!