The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is about seven miles south of the central business district of Atlanta. Hartsfield-Jackson, one of the world’s busiest airports, is a variety of attractions, many less than 10 miles from the airport. Buses, trains and taxis are readily available and provide reliable and affordable transportation.
The Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is approximately eight miles north of the Atlanta Airport. The aquarium contains more than eight million gallons of water and offers more than 60 exhibits. Pathways tell stories of different underwater wildlife. Education centers are found throughout the aquarium, offering interactive exhibits. The Georgia Aquarium also offers a 4D theater, which shows high-definition 3D movies synchronized with 4D effects, such as interactive seats. Facilities include a gift shop, meeting spaces and areas for children’s parties.
The Georgia Aquarium 225 Baker Street Atlanta, GA 30313 404-581-4000 georgiaaquarium.org
The World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola is eight miles from the airport, near downtown Atlanta. This attraction tells the story and history of Coca-Cola and allows guests to taste more than 60 different products. The World of Coca-Cola features a 4D Theater with moving seats, a gift shop and meeting spaces for functions or parties. Guests are able to view the fully functioning Coca-Cola bottling line and take home a complimentary 8-oz. bottle of Coke.
The World of Coca-Cola 21 Baker St. NW Atlanta, GA 30313 404-676-5151 worldofcoca-cola.com
Zoo Atlanta is in Grant Park approximately eight miles from the Atlanta Airport. The zoo features birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians. The zoo also offers a backyard wildlife habitat with plants such as Virginia Bluebells, bloodroot, tall ironweed and American Silverbells. Zoo Atlanta is good for a quick visit or a long meander.
Zoo Atlanta 800 Cherokee Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30315 404-624-9453 zooatlanta.org