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Best Free Tours in Atlanta
Atlanta is quickly becoming one of the hottest tourist spots in North America. In fact, it was the only US city ranked by Lonely Planet in the Best Global Travel Destinations in 2022 ranking! Why? Lying in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the capital of the state of Georgia has a thriving cultural scene, with a wide array of theatres, musical venues and art galleries that attracts many national and international travelers every year. It also ranks very high among the most walkable large cities in the US, so you are welcome to join a Free Walking Tour in Atlanta to discover the best downtown landmarks. The Essential City Tour of Atlanta is perfect to discover the downtown and midtown, as well as the history of the city with a guide. The Free Civil Rights Tour of Atlanta will help tourists explore the city where Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King Junior was born and raised. And history buffs can follow a Free ‘Gone with the Wind’ Tour to discover Margaret Mitchell’s Atlanta.
Highlights of a Free Tour in Atlanta
Atlanta Free Walking Tours are ideal to explore this cosmopolitan city, whose rich history is reflected in many historical houses, streets and museums. Founded as the final stop of the Western and Atlantic railroad built in 1836, Atlanta was home to a multitude of events in the Civil War and during Reconstruction that helped shape the United States. In fact, The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is dedicated to the memory of the most famous civil rights fighter in the history of America. Historical buildings such as the 1891s William Perrin Nicolson House, the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum (dedicated to the writer of ‘Gone with the Wind’), the Flatiron Building or the Healey Building (also known as ‘the Queen of Atlanta’) will offer tourists a great introduction to the city’s development. Atlanta has been the home to many music, arts, and literature pioneers. Today, it also boasts a wide array of interesting museums and galleries. Piedmont Park is a huge green area with plenty of spots to chill out and regular farmer markets.
Things to Do in Atlanta
Joining Free Tours in Atlanta, travelers will discover that Georgia’s capital was the birthplace of many illustrious historical figures, companies and inventions. In fact, the headquarters of Coca Cola are based here, and The World of Coca Cola in Baker Street is a huge museum sharing the origin story of the brand with many interesting details. Families will also have a great time at some of the most popular attractions in the city, including the massive Georgia Aquarium (home to over marine 120,000 animals) and the Zoo Atlanta (with state-of-the-art installations that ensure the welfare of all animals). For a fun day, go to Centennial Olympic Park. This park hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics, and the infrastructure has been reused to create a family space ideal to spend a weekend. Art lovers can’t miss the most emblematic museum in Atlanta: The High Museum of Art. This massive gallery showcases a comprehensive collection of more than 18,000 international works of art.