Atlanta Vacations to Kick Start Your Summer

When summer season kicks off, there are hundreds of exciting things to do in Atlanta. If you enjoy history, Atlanta is home to a number of Civil War memorabilia and historical sites. The city has an active nightlife and wonderful downtown Atlanta hotels to accommodate everyone. Here are some of the exciting things to do in the Atlanta area.


Atlanta has several museums to visit that provide exciting cultural opportunities. The High Museum of Art, the Atlanta History Center, and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History are all great places to visit. The Martin Luther King Jr. Natural Historic Site is another place you need to visit if you are in the Atlanta area. In addition, the newly opened Center for Civil and Human Rights features incredible exhibits about the civil rights movement.

Kid-Friendly Areas

If you are traveling with your kids, there are several fun attractions for them to enjoy. Take your kids to the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium. There are over 80,000 different species and touch tanks for kids to enjoy.

The World of Coca-Cola is completely devoted to the beverage, and offers samples of the famous product from 60 different areas of the world where it is sold.

Throughout the summer, Centennial Park offers a variety of different outdoor festivals as well as an unforgettable Fourth of July celebration. Taking in an Atlanta Braves’ game at downtown Atlanta’s Turner Field is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while taking in America’s pastime.

Nature Adventures

Atlanta is a beautiful city with a lot of things to experience. You can take their new streetcar for quick city transit and visit some of the quieter areas of Atlanta like the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This 30 acre garden sits within Piedmont Park and has beautiful floral displays including an amazing orchid center.

Stone Mountain Park is 20 miles east of downtown and has a large granite memorial to the Confederacy. To see beautiful views of Georgia, take a cable car where you can see the top of the mountain.


There are several hotels on Peachtree in Atlanta that will get you near all of the activities. Al fresco dining is common among the different districts that comprise Atlanta, as you can enjoy delicious Southern cuisine.

Several areas have exciting high-end boutiques and niche antique and fun resale shops to browse. Buckhead has some of the best shopping accommodations if you want to find boutiques and antique shops. Buckhead and Virginia Highland offer some of the best nightlife spots with some exciting jazz houses to attend. The Fox theatre offers concerts, operas, and ballets for your enjoyment.

Staying at one of the downtown Atlanta hotels can enhance your stay, putting you minutes from most attractions and must see destinations. Plan your downtown Atlanta accommodations today at the only independant boutique hotel in the area, The Ellis Hotel. Full service combined with finding the balance between contemporary and classic, the Ellis Hotel is perfect to fit your vacation needs. Discover how an Atlanta vacation can be the perfect start to your summer and contact one of our representatives today at 877.211.2545.

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