You’ve already conquered the capital and taken a bite out of the Big Apple. Now you’re looking for something fresh, fun and fabulous! Recently named one of the top student destinations in the U.S. by the Student Youth Travel Association, Atlanta is an exceptional city for students.
Atlanta is the birthplace of the civil rights movement for a reason. The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is a four-block treasure trove of historical significance. Visit the place where Martin Luther King, Jr. lived, worked, worshipped and is buried. There is no fee associated with the site and a U.S. park ranger will guide your tour.
The Harriet Tubman African American Museum features a permanent exhibit of vintage photographs, historical documents and works of art from the Tubman’s collection. It’s widely considered one of the South’s most important cultural institutions.
The Centennial Olympic Park is a 21-acre public park in downtown Atlanta and home of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games. Concerts, events and attractions are the centerpieces of the country’s largest downtown park. Your students may not have been alive for the games, but they’ll appreciate its legacy!
One of the coolest attractions in Atlanta is the World of Coca-Cola – a museum highlighting the history of one of America’s favorite beverages. Students tour, explore and taste samples from around the world. The famous Coca-Cola Polar Bear is on hand for photos as well!
The kids will “geek out” on their favorite shows and movies as Atlanta Movie Tours, Inc. brings them all to life. Pick a tour and get the behind-the-scenes scoop on the best productions to come out of Atlanta!
Stone Mountain Park is a spectacular 3,200 acres of natural beauty and fun! Students can Ride the Ducks™ or take a high-speed Swiss cable car ride for incredible views of the Atlanta skyline. A ropes course, dinosaur exhibit, farmyard, scenic railroad and historical homes tour can be part of your adventures (depending on the season).
You can’t go wrong with a visit to the nation’s largest aquarium. Georgia Aquarium’s 10 million gallons of fresh and saltwater house the largest single aquarium habitat in the world. Incredible!
Take a 50-minute guided tour of the world’s first 24 hour all news network. Students will love the behind-the-scenes look at how broadcasts are produced and sent to viewers around the world. Ted Turner was definitely on to something!
The Hard Rock Café is a master at knowing what kids like, from colossal, mouthwatering burgers to the sights and sounds of rock and roll! Hard Rock Café Atlanta caters to groups of 15 or more and can offer a dedicated menu- including those legendary burgers, golden, breaded chicken tenders, gooey mac and cheese, smoky pulled pork or a classic Caesar salad. The portions are monstrous (perfect for teens) and each meal is topped with a warm and fully-loaded chocolate chip cookie. If you prefer alternative choices, they’ll work with you to design a menu that will perfectly satisfy the needs of your group.
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Pittypat’s is a charming choice for the best in southern comfort food. If the group is looking for a taste of authentic southern cooking and hospitality, reserve a spot at Pittypat’s.
When you’re ready for a change to the usual class trip itinerary, Atlanta is a superb option. It’s packed with unique historical and student group-friendly attractions you and your students will love!
Our itineraries are just a starting point for your adventure. We work directly with you to create a student trip that’s perfect for your group. If you want a unique performance or learning experience, we make it happen. Do you need to change days or add an attraction? Consider it done! If you just need a trip planner that gives you great options, we have you covered. Our promise is always travel beyond expectations!
Arrive in Atlanta and meet your “full-scope” tour director, a seasoned pro who will handle the details of your trip. Start at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Ebenezer Baptist Church National Center for Civil & Human Rights. After that, explore the significant impact each had on American culture. Then enjoy lunch on your own at the historic Sweet Auburn Curb Market.
After that, stop at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History or spectacular Stone Mountain Park. End the day with a delicious dinner included in your trip cost and check in to your hotel.
Fuel up with breakfast (included) and head to the Georgia Aquarium, home to more aquatic life than any other aquarium in North America. Next, keep current with a behind-the-scenes look at current events with a guided CNN Studio Tour. Lunch is on your own, followed by a stop at Centennial Olympic Park (site of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games). After that, cool off at the World of Coca-Cola – a museum highlighting the history of one of America’s favorite beverages. Wrap up a busy day with dinner included as part of your trip.
Get ready to take on the park with a hearty breakfast (included). Then spend a thrilling day conquering the rides at Six Flags Over Georgia. In addition, you can also thrill the crowds by performing in the park (optional). Dinner meal vouchers are included so plan to indulge a little before heading for home!
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