Held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, the 2016 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game features the Georgia Bulldogs and North Carolina Tarheels in action on September 3. The game marks the excitement fans have come to expect for college football in Atlanta.
Here are 5 things to consider doing around the city of Atlanta during the weekend of the game.
1. World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola is one stop you should not miss when coming to Atlanta. The museum is home to many pieces of memorabilia from the company’s illustrious history, an area to sample different Coca-Cola products from all around the world, as well as the vault of the secret formula. There is also a gift shop located at the end of the tour, so be sure to pick up something to remember your visit.
2. Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the world, is home to multiple species of marine life. This is the ideal destination for everyone coming to Atlanta for the first time (or at least the first time in a while). The aquarium includes several touch tanks, exhibits and even a cafeteria and large gift shop. Admission can be a bit pricey, but it is well worth it when you consider all there is to offer inside Georgia Aquarium.
3. Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park is a green space in the heart of downtown Atlanta, just mere steps away from the Georgia Dome. This green space was originally built for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and has since remained a public park. There is plenty of space for families with children to play.
4. College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-Fil-A Fan Experience
The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-Fil-A Fan Experience contains a vast collection of memorabilia from years past, interactive exhibits, a theater and children’s areas. The College Football Hall of Fame is one of the newer attractions to downtown Atlanta and, when coming to Atlanta to see a college football game, this is definitely a destination you will not want to pass up on.
5. CNN Studios Tour at the CNN Center
The CNN Center, located in downtown Atlanta, has been the home of CNN’s world headquarters since 1980. Guests of the CNN Center have the option to take a tour of CNN’s studios. Prices are quite reasonable, usually last around one hour and depart regularly. There are also VIP tours with a steeper price tag, but they occur at less frequent times during the day.