Heading to the Super Bowl this February? Need some ideas for touring Atlanta?
The Super Bowl is one of the most popular events in the sporting calendar, with America’s greatest game regularly attracting a massive worldwide audience. The 53rd Super Bowl, which will decide the league champion for the 2018 NFL season, is scheduled to be played on February 3, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots are amongst the teams fancied to win the NFL’s top prize and if you are feeling lucky, you can place a bet on the Super Bowl ahead of the big game.
As the game is in Atlanta this year, the city offers Super Bowl fans a host of attractions and places to tour. In the week leading up to Super Bowl LIII, around one million people will visit Atlanta’s hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Read on as we look at three top activities you can do while visiting the city before the game.
The Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is dedicated to inspiring awareness and preservation of ocean and aquatic animals worldwide. The institution features high-class exhibits and programs, offering exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. As a leader in aquatic research and exceptional animal care, the Georgia Aquarium is committed to fostering a deeper appreciation for the oceans and the animals that call it home.
Families can experience immersive aquatic environments, watch sea otters, penguins, beluga whales, harbor seals, and experience a bottlenose dolphin show. Be sure to check out the one of the largest aquatic exhibits in the world – the Georgia Aquarium’s 6.3 million gallon salt water aquarium filled with whale sharks, manta rays, and thousands of colorful fish.
The World of Coca-Cola
Experience the history of one of the world’s most famous brands at the dynamic home of Coca-Cola. History buffs can learn about the more than 125-year-old secret formula for Coca‑Cola. Get closer than ever before to the vault containing the secret recipe, view over 1,200 never before displayed artifacts and get a behind the scenes look at the bottling process. In addition, you can take a tour around the world in a thrilling 4D movie experience, before taking home a complimentary commemorative glass bottle of Coca‑Cola.
You can also taste test more than 100 different drinks made by the Coca-Cola Company, including many international drinks, popular favorites, and seasonal beverages. For more information about the World of Coca-Cola, head over to their website.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
LEGOLAND Discovery Center is great day out for the family. It features a 4D Cinema, interactive rides, a build and test area for race cars, a master builder academy to build with experts and more. Be sure to check out Pirate Adventure Island where people can build their own sandcastle, create their own treasure map, build a pirate ship, navigate it through an aquatic obstacle course, and battle fellow shipbuilders with air cannons. Young children aged 2- 5 can even play in the DUPLO village for imaginative play with DUPLO blocks. Take the whole family on a LEGO factory tour and learn how the infamous blocks are made.
In addition, adults can even enjoy LEGOLAND without children at Adult Night on every third Thursday of the month – it’s the perfect opportunity to relive your childhood!
Other notable and popular Atlanta landmarks and attractions include:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park
- Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
- College Football Hall of Fame
- Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta is a wonderful city, so while in town for the Super Bowl, be sure to check out the city and its history as well!