The Georgia Aquarium at Pemberton Place. PN Photo/Sharlyn Tabaco
By Sharlyn Tabaco
Atlanta has interesting attractions that are surely worth the trip The Atlanta CityPass offers three of these main attractions, which are the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and Zoo Atlanta.
When you purchase a CityPass you also get into two more attractions which you can choose yourself.
The options include the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the College Football Hall of Fame and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Upon purchase of the tickets, you have nine days to explore all five attractions.
The Georgia Aquarium exhibits a large multitude of species and animals and contains more than 11 million gallons of water! My personal favorites at the aquarium were the jellyfish.
They looked absolutely beautiful and seeing them flow in the lights was a very interesting experience.
The aquarium has many species ranging from African penguins, Tiger Sharks, Green Moray Eels and California Sea Lions. They also have various galleries available including Dolphin Coast, Trust Pier 225, Aquanaut Adventures and many more.
World of Coca Cola
The World of Coca Cola was also a very interesting to visit, they have a wide range of activities available. “Taste It,” allows you to sample various beverages from around the world.
There were many to try and I couldn’t get around to them all myself.
It is definitely worth spending some time here and getting to sample the different flavors, you may even find your new favorite here.
The Loft is also a great activity. Here you can experience the rich heritage of Coca Cola by viewing the various artifacts from the past and present.
I really enjoyed looking at the variations of Coca Cola songs that were all over the place. The Milestones of Refreshment gallery has an engaging walk through of the Coca Cola company.
Another interesting activity is Bottle Works, where you can view the bottling process of Coca Cola bottles from start to finish from behind the scenes.
There are plenty of other activities you can try out such as Scent Discovery, Pop Culture, The Vault of Secret Formula and the 3D Theater.
Zoo Atlanta is the third Atlanta CityPass. The zoo is very large and has many animals, they have amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. My personal favorites were the pandas. There’s something comforting about watching a panda relax and eat bamboo.
They have African elephants, African lions, African slender-snouted crocodiles, Aldabra giant tortoises, Angolan colobus monkeys and more.
The zoo offers activities depending on the day but they generally include feeding different animals and educational talks with the zookeepers where you can learn more about these amazing animals and rides around the zoo.
The Atlanta CityPass saves nearly 44% on Atlanta’s top five attractions. Tickets can be purchased online for $86 per adult and $68 per child.
If You’re Going
Atlanta CityPass Description:
Georgia state aquarium
225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. General parking Rate $17. Aquarium Guests with discounted rate $12.
Spring Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 am – 8 pm Friday- Saturday
9am – 9pm Sunday 9am – 5pm
World of Coca Cola
121 Baker St NW Atlanta, GA
30313. Hours: Monday – Thursday 10am – 3pm Friday – Saturday 10 – 5pm Sundays 10am – 3pm
800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta
GA, 30315. Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 Saturday – Sunday 9:30am –4:30pm
Georgia State Aquarium to the World of Coca Cola is a 6 min walk. The World of Coca Cola to Zoo Atlanta is a 11 min drive.