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Legit Fun Things to do in Atlanta Today

Atlanta has a reputation for being sweltering, if not ablaze. General William Tecumseh Sherman’s notorious “March to the Sea” burnt down most of the city in 1864 as a devastating blow to the Southern states in the American Civil War. With more than five million citizens, the world’s busiest international airport, and several honors to a local hero and Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and so much more in the metro region, the city has been like a Phoenix emerging from the flames ever since. To get the most out of your time in Atlanta, use our list of things to do in Atlanta today as a starting point.

Historic Site of Martin Luther King, Jr.

On a leisurely walk down Auburn Avenue, the spirit of the visionary Civil Rights leader may be felt. The house where Dr. King was born has been restored to its former glory, including the rooms where he spent his formative years. Visit his neighboring mausoleum at the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change and pay your respects. Coretta Scott King and Mahatma Gandhi are also included in the exhibitions at this location, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s no surprise that visitors find the whole site incredibly touching since Dr. King inspired minds and hearts and socio-political change.

Put on a blindfold for a holiday taste that’s really unique!

Festive flavors are being added to the unmatched dining experiences at Dining in the Dark. Dining in the Dark hosts a dark holiday menu tasting on Wednesdays throughout December in an attempt to amplify the sensations of smell and taste in its visitors. This can be a fun experience if you’re looking for things to do in Atlanta today.  If the thought of eating a secret menu while blindfolded intrigues you, get your tickets to Dining in the Dark as soon as you can.

The Library and Museum of Jimmy Carter

The modernist construction of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, which opened in 1986, nevertheless has a contemporary air to it. This is a massive museum dedicated to former President Jimmy Carter, who was born and raised in Georgia. The Carter Presidential Library and Museum isn’t just a place to learn about Carter’s time in the White House; it’s a place to learn about Carter’s life before, during, and after his presidency. Four thousand square feet of the museum are set aside for temporary displays, as is his Nobel Peace Prize medal.

Have fun on the ice and at the bar

With relatively few winter days below freezing, Atlanta offers a surprising number of public ice skating facilities open all year round. As one of the greatest retail malls in the city, Atlantic Station’s enormous ice skating rink is the perfect location for Skate the Station from November 19 to January 17, 2022. Get the tickets if you want fun things to do in Atlanta today.

Park Tavern’s holiday bar is only a few kilometers away from The Rink, available for ice skating from Thanksgiving Day to Presidents’ Day in 2022 for pre-or post-skating refreshments. With Skate on the Square (an outdoor ice skating rink) and The North Pole, Colony Square is joining in the celebration this year (a holiday pop-up bar). With Colony Square’s upcoming holiday activities, Politan Row will be open for business.

Book your visit to these fun places right away!

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