If you only have a few days in town, you may be trying to whittle down all the many things to do in Atlanta into an accomplishable list. You know Atlanta is famous for its sports, restaurants and music, but you want to see a few things that will make your trip truly memorable and your Facebook friends jealous. There are a few tourist attractions in The Big Peach that everyone should put on their bucket list. Can’t miss experiences include a tour of an American hero’s childhood home, a live performance of heavy metal by an unexpected performer, and a bit of the bubbly.
Martin Luther King’s Home
Take a tour of the childhood home of the country’s most famous Baptist minister and political orator. The tour informs visitors of the Mr. King’s life from the time he was born to the time he was twelve. A park ranger will guide you through the humble two-story abode. Be sure to get there early; visitors normally wait at least a half an hour to go on the tour, which is limited to 15 people.
Heavy Metal Karaoke at Darkhorse
So you love to sing, but you are not a fan of looking at pictures of ocean waves while belting out, “Let It Go.” You prefer to croon “Today’s Tom Sawyer,” but you never had a place outside of the shower to do it until now. Dark Horse is a shadowy and cool bar that contains a cabaret called the 10 High Club where brave patrons can take turns belting out everything from Metallica to Twisted Sister on the club’s tiny stage.
The Coca-Cola Center
If you are a cola nut, you simply cannot miss out on seeing this popular attraction. Ever since it was introduced as a medicine in 1886, the “pause that refreshes” has been one of America’s favorite drinks. Whether you like your Coca-Cola with pizza, popcorn, or rum, you will never forget such features as “The Vault of the Secret Formula” or the 4-D theater, which is a 3-D theater with moving seats. Coca Cola is a very important part of Atlanta’s economy. Its syrupy goodness sweetens the wallets of many a resident.