Last week, we went to Atlanta. On our only full day there, we were able to do several things, that were all within a few miles of each other!
Our first stop was the Georgia Aquarium.
This aquarium was absolutely huge. We saw thousands of different sea creatures from exotic fish, seahorses, and jellyfish, to whales, dolphins, and penguins. We even stood and watched as some scuba divers cleaned the inside of one of the massive tanks. This tank alone holds 10 million gallons of salt water.
Our next stop, was next door at the Coca-Cola Museum.
Learning about the creation of Coca-Cola was interesting, but the tasting room was amazing. They had setups from countries all over the world that have Coke products we have never even heard of. (My favorite was probably the ginger beer that is available in Africa) Any guesses what is housed in that massive safe? If you said the secret recipe for making Coca-Cola, you would be correct!
Did I mention we were walking? Yes, we walked! After we left the Coca-Cola museum we ended up at the Atlanta Sky Wheel. This enclosed and air conditioned ferris wheel was just what we needed on this particular day when it was 94 degrees in downtown Atlanta.
What self-respecting Southern Belle could visit Atlanta and not stop by Margaret Mitchell’s House?
This was actually a set of apartments when she lived here, but this is the actual location where she wrote the majority of Gone With the Wind. If you haven’t read the book, or seen the movie, what rock have you been living under? (LOL)
Finally, with throbbing feet and aching back, we landed at Pittypat’s Porch. Yes, I know another Gone with the Wind reference. However, their fried chicken and mashed potatoes were the perfect end to the day. We did decide to try their black-eyed pea cakes and peach cobbler, because you just have to.
I was quite amazed at just how many things we were able to do in just a single day here! If you have the chance to visit, even if it is for a short stay, I would greatly recommend everything we did here.