Atlanta is a wildly popular tourist destination, with diverse attractions ranging from the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park to the educational Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Among Atlanta's popular attractions is the World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place. Visitors find over 1,200 artifacts, a 4-D movie, and a 7-foot tall Coke polar bear. Come thirsty, because you can sample more than 100 beverage flavors from around the globe.
If you're hungry in Atlanta, you must hit The Varsity. Opened in 1928, this is now the world's largest drive-in. Every day, the restaurant cooks up 300 gallons of chili, 2 miles of hot dogs, 2,500 pounds of potatoes, and 5,000 fried pies.
Atlanta offers two family friendly attractions for wildlife lovers. The Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the world at 10 million gallons. Zoo Atlanta houses mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
Atlanta often gets a bad reputation for its traffic, but with proper planning, the city is very navigable. Use GPS or a travel app to help point you in the right direction. While Atlanta does offer the MARTA rapid transit rail system and Atlanta Streetcar for public transportation within the city, many of the area's highlights are spread farther than these systems can take you, making a rental car a handy choice.