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.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Atlanta is known as 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.
Harriet Tubman African American Museum
The Harriet Tubman African American Museum features a permanent exhibit of vintage photographs, historical documents and works of art from the Tubman’s collection and is widely considered one of the South’s most important cultural institutions.
Centennial Olympic Park
The Centennial Olympic Park is a 21-acre public park in downtown Atlanta and was the home of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games. Concerts, events and attractions are the centerpieces of the country’s largest downtown park developed in the last 25 years. Your students may not have been alive for the games, but they’ll appreciate the legacy left behind!
World of Coca-Cola
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 can tour, explore and taste samples from around the world. The famous Coca-Cola Polar Bear will be on hand for photos as well!
Atlanta Movie Tours, Inc.
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
Stone Mountain Park is a spectacular 3,200 acres of natural beauty and fun! Your 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 even an 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 salt water house the largest single aquarium habitat in the world and more aquatic life than any other aquarium in North America- incredible!
CNN Studio Tours
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!
Hard Rock Café
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 off 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 a destination packed with unique, historical and student group-friendly attractions you and your students will love!