Group Travel to Atlanta Attractions
May 19th, 2015
Atlanta is one of the biggest hubs in America for airline travel at its international airport, and sees millions of travelers passing through (in fact, it’s the world’s busiest airport!). But if you don’t get outside of the terminal, you’re missing out on all of the group travel opportunities that Atlanta provides. Rent a motorcoach and get your group on the bus to visit the 9th largest metro area in the U.S. and discover big-city charm in the south.
The BusRates.com team will have a first-hand account of Atlanta as they travel to the United Motorcoach Association’s annual trade show in 2016. So far, we’ve made an itinerary of sites to see in Atlanta, and feel free to supplement these ideas using attractions and restaurants in the area using the BusRates.com directories for your next trip.
The city of Atlanta offers much to curious group travelers
(Image: Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.com)
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Atlanta was a significant city in the history of civil rights in America. The city itself was burned down in the Civil War by the Confederate Army, but was rebuilt following the end of the war. It began to expand rapidly and became a center of black commerce. Fast forward to the 1960s, and Atlanta had become a key organizational center for the Civil Rights Movement led in part by Martin Luther King Jr. In 1980, King’s childhood home was declared a national historic site. The church where he and his father pastored, a museum, a firehouse turned gift shop, and rose garden occupy the land on which this historic site is preserved. Take your group to the visitor center to relive the progress and keep in memory the strides our country has made influenced by King’s leadership.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
The humid subtropical climate of Atlanta is a lovely home for plenty of flora. The Atlanta Botanical Garden covers 30 acres and is open to the public to display and educate visitors. Even in the winter this attraction is popular for tourism as the garden is decorated with over a million LED lights and holiday displays. Do your best monkey impression to prepare your group for the Kendeda Canopy Walk, which is a skywalk suspended 40 feet in the air that leads through one of the few remaining urban forests in the city. Be sure to grab a visitor’s guide to ensure you don’t miss any of the garden’s fascinating exhibits.
Take your group through the forest on a suspended skywalk (Image: Rob Thurman / Wikimedia.org)
Are there any Atlanta Braves fans out there? Chances are you may find them in your charter and tour group, so be sure to please them with a trip to Turner Field. This is the last year in which the Braves will play at Turner Field, so if you are able to catch a game during your visit, take advantage of the opportunity! The stadium itself is no stranger to baseball buffs, as it’s hosted the National League Championship Series, one World Series, an All-Star game, and eleven National League Division Series. Break out the Cracker Jacks and take your group out to the ballgame.
Atlanta has a lot to offer groups of all sizes. Go ahead and get to planning your group travel to this city using the BusRates.com group travel databases.
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