Atlanta Itinerary 1 Day

Best Places to Visit in Atlanta in 1 day

We are trying to help you in making the best of your 1 day in Atlanta. These are the most preferred places to visit in Atlanta in 1 day by fellow travelers and experts. Even though one day in Atlanta may not prove to be sufficient, one can still explore the highlights of Atlanta.

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Top One Day Trips to Atlanta, Georgia

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A Day in Atlanta - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

An epicenter of culture, cuisine, and music in the South, Atlanta has everything. Right from unforgettable cultural experiences, to leisurely days soaking in nature, to soul-satisfying meals. The capital of the U.S. state of Georgia, Atlanta is best known for the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. There are many sites spread throughout the city that stand as a testament to this statement. Home to Coca-Cola and CNN, Atlanta also has many parks, as well as manmade & natural attractions. Moreover, the world’s busiest airport is also located here.

1 day in Atlanta would not cut it, but you can still make the most of your 24 hours in Atlanta by covering the top attractions in the downtown Atlanta. Enjoy this wonderful city with this quick and enjoyable itinerary.

What to See in Atlanta in One Day?

Morning Excursions:

Most of the sites in Atlanta are concentrated around the downtown. Start your day by first heading to the Pemberton Place. Here the four major sights that you must visit are: The Georgia Aquarium – the world’s largest museum where marine life representing the thousands of species reside inside a 10 million US gallons of marine and salt water, the World of Coca-Cola – a museum dedicated to the world's most popular beverage brand, the CNN Centre – the world headquarters of CNN, and the new National Centre for Civil and Human Rights – a museum dedicated to the achievements of mid-20th century civil rights movement in the United State. All these places will take a good part of your day.

Afternoon Discovery:

In the afternoon, head to the Centennial Olympic Park. This open-air public park is buzzing with many activities. The park has many small ponds that are dedicated to the 100 years of the Olympics. Beautiful landscapes and well-kept walkways make this park a must visit. We suggest you just relax at this park after a morning full of exploring the best sites of Atlanta. If you have another hour to spare, you can also visit the Georgia International Plaza to explore its fantastic architecture.

Explore Evening:

In the evening, head to the Lenox Square. Located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, this upscale mall has many stores featuring top world brands and a large food court. Later, make your way back to the downtown to visit the SkyView Atlanta. This 20-story Ferris wheel with its climate-controlled gondolas offers some of the most stunning views of the city.

Atlanta travel tips to save time and money

Tip: Get an Atlanta City Pass to avoid standing in long queues.

Sightseeing Tours and Activities for 1-Day in Atlanta

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Best Hotels in Atlanta for 1 Day Trip

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With More Days in Hand

If you have more than a day in hand, look out for travel ideas for 2 days in Atlanta or 3 days in Atlanta. You can plan to spend more time at the attractions you find interesting. Enjoy the local restaurants, nightlife, treks, other adventure activites and more. Check the list of top things to do in Atlanta.

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