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A Family Guide to Atlanta CityPASS

October 1, 2017

Last month we evacuated north to Atlanta for a little hurrication as Hurricane Irma passed through town. Our goal was to have fun with the kids during a hectic and stressful time. This was our first trip to Atlanta for the four of us, and we had a blast exploring the city. Here are just a few of the highlights we enjoyed with the help of our Atlanta CityPASS.

Our first stop was the Georgia Aquarium. You can easily spend an entire day exploring the largest aquarium in North America and the only aquarium outside of Asia that houses Whale Sharks. If you go, don’t miss the Dolphin Show. We sat in the splash zone and getting an upfront view was well worth the soaking.

Directly across the courtyard from the aquarium is the World of Coca-Cola. The highlight of World of Coke has got to be getting to sample different Coca-Colas from around the world. The beverage tasting lounge boasts over 100 different types of soda! If you go, don’t miss getting your picture taken with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear.

Across the park from the aquarium is the CNN Studio Tour. If you have a broadcasting buff in the family, then this is the tour for you. Tours last 50 minutes and advance reservations are recommended but not required. If you go, please be aware that this tour descends 8 flights of stairs and strollers are not permitted on the tour.

Zoo Atlanta is nestled in the heart of downtown Atlanta and is a fantastic place to spend the day with the kids. Our kids had a blast watching the pandas, naked mole rats and live shows. If you go, be sure to check online or your zoo map and see when the shows and keeper talks are scheduled for that day.

Last but certainly not least on our CityPASS tour of Atlanta is the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. From the IMAX theater to their dinosaur exhibits, the Fernbank really does have something for everyone. If you go, consider visiting during the week in the afternoon. There are lots of school groups who visit in the morning but leave later in the day.

 

Thank you to CityPASS for providing our family free passes in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If purchase a CityPASS, I’ll receive a small percentage back from the sale.

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