Almost nothing compares to the excitement surrounding the SEC Championship game in Atlanta each year, as some might even argue it is more entertaining than the National Championship game itself.
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, home to the global drink company that has many labels within stores nationwide, is one stop you should not miss when coming to Atlanta. The museum is home to many pieces of memorabilia from throughout the company’s 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. Also, College Gameday typically sets up in Centennial Olympic Park and broadcasts live the morning of the SEC Championship game. If you have seen College Gameday before, you have probably seen the numerous fans who come out to watch the broadcast with various signs in the background. If you want perhaps a moment on live television broadcast nationwide, you may want to consider going to the broadcast and perhaps making a creative sign.
4. COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
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. SNOW MOUNTAIN
Yes, according to their website, “Snow” Mountain is slated to open on November 19 to the general public at Stone Mountain, just east of downtown Atlanta. According to the website, tickets will be $28 for everyone three years and older. Children two years and younger may enter for free. Including a tubing hill, a snow area for families and a space for children under three, Snow Mountain is sure to bring out many people throughout the winter time. There is also a place to purchase food and beverage. However, Snow Mountain will depend on the current weather conditions of the day, so be sure to check the forecast before heading out to Stone Mountain Park.