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Atlanta Staycation: 7 Fun Things to Do While Staying Close to Home

By    |   Monday, 23 February 2015 11:31 PM

Atlanta is a city filled with Southern charm, major attractions and excellent restaurants. Families on vacation or staycation will also appreciate the significant historic character of the city. Between the modern venues, current culture, and the old south flavor that lingers over the city, those who travel to Atlanta will find the experience interesting and entertaining.

Here are seven places for families on vacation or staycation to visit in Atlanta:

1. The Georgia Aquarium: This aquarium is the largest in the United States with over 100,000 fish and is home to the largest fish in the world, the whale shark. Families will be amazed at the variety of shows, exhibits and educational programs provided including the Journey with Gentle Giants, which is "the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to swim or dive with whale sharks, manta rays and more!"

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2. Sun Dial Restaurant: This unique restaurant and bar is not just a spot for vacationers to enjoy a great meal, it is a local favorite, as well. Located in the Westin Peachtree, the Sun Dial is "Atlanta's only tri-level dining complex featuring a revolving upscale restaurant, a rotating cocktail lounge and an observatory View Level offering a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the magnificent Atlanta skyline."

3. Atlanta Botanical Garden: 30 acres of botanical garden oasis make this attraction one of respite and beauty. With an "award-winning Children's Garden, a one-of-a-kind Canopy Walk through Storza Woods, and the innovative Edible Garden featuring an Outdoor Demonstration Kitchen," the Garden is a favorite place to visit in Atlanta for both vacationers and city dwellers.

4. The World of Coca-Cola: Visitors to this attraction will learn the story of the Coca-Cola brand, which now makes over 100 different beverages. From a fully functioning bottling line, each visitor receives a genuine glass bottle of Coca-Cola. Another attraction is the 4-D movie, "In Search of the Secret Formula." Photo opportunities abound with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear and fans of the brand will appreciate a special exhibit of Coca-Cola pop culture art and items.

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5. Atlanta History Center: Located on 33 acres, the Center contains several museums including the "Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Smith Family Farm, six historic gardens, and the Kenan Research Center." Families can also walk acres of historic gardens and nature trails, participate in guided tours of 10 or more people and take the opportunity to visit some of the traveling exhibits housed at the Center.

6. Stone Mountain Park: Hiking, fishing, golfing and recreational snow activities are just some of the fun things the park offers to families on vacation. Not to be missed is the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, which will "wow your family with state-of the-art digital graphics and awe-inspiring laser show effects." From the Summit Skyride to immersive 4-D productions, "this natural wonderland offers 3,200 acres of excitement for every member of the family."

7. Atlanta Movie Tours: Travelers to Atlanta can trace the footsteps of some of their favorite stars from popular television and movie productions. "Let us take you to the stars as you board our luxury coach. Our entertaining tour guides are actors that have been on these sets and will give you the inside scoop and exclusive behind-the-scenes stories."

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