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    Five Interesting Atlanta Facts 

    History is an integral part of Atlanta’s culture, so let’s take a stroll through time and explore some interesting facts about our “city in the forest.”

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    Sips Under the Sea at the Georgia Aquarium

    On March 20th, the Georgia Aquarium is hosting a throwback party like no other! Dress up in your most festive 2000s gear and party like it’s 1999, again. Grab your denim jackets, throw on your kicks, and layer on the accessories for this adult-only cocktail party, with the whale sharks as your backdrop! 

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    Atlanta Oysterfest 2020

    There’s always an exciting event happening in Atlanta, and who doesn’t love seafood festivities? On Saturday, February 8th, head to Park Tavern for the Atlanta OysterFest! From delicious oysters to a full cash bar, live music, and other great food options, this event is a can’t-miss if you’re in town. 

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    Day Trips to the Georgia Aquarium

    Whether you’ve traveled to Atlanta for business or pleasure, there’s always time for a stop at the wonderful Georgia Aquarium. From upcoming events to programs and exhibits, check out our guide to a fun-filled day at the aquarium.

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    Atlanta's Chinese Lantern Festival

    There’s always a new event happening in our lively city! The Chinese Lantern Festival is taking on Atlanta, and we couldn’t be more excited. Happening right now at Southern Company Amphitheater, check out handcrafted lanterns of over 25 different kinds of animals, and exciting interactive experiences. 

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    Explore Atlanta This Fall

    We’ve survived the Halloween festivities! Now it’s time to get serious about Thanksgiving and Christmas. With so many exciting events, it may be challenging to plan your itinerary. That’s why we’ve hand-selected the best activities happening this fall.

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    Don’t Miss the Halloween Half Marathon Series

    Lace-up your running shoes and let the Halloween costume shopping commence! One of the best holidays of the year is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited.

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    Take Advantage of National Museum Day

    There are few cities better to visit than Atlanta during National Museum Day. If you’re not familiar with this trendy little holiday, you’re in for a treat. 

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    Get Inspired at the Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival

    For the last ten years, inspiration has made an appearance in Atlanta, bringing with it the ideal summer celebration: The Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival.

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    Celebrate in Centennial Olympic Park

    What better way is there to celebrate Independence Day than by getting the most out of your holiday at Centennial Olympic Park during their annual Fourth of July festivities. This festival is known throughout the states for its massive firework display, the largest in the Southeast, and it’s fantastic entertainment.

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    Check Out the World of Coca-Cola

    Atlanta is hot in June, but don’t let the heat keep you indoors. Cool down with a sampling of icy cold Coca-Cola products at their museum and interactive experience center on Baker Street. This museum functions more like a Coca-Cola-themed campus dedicated to showcasing “the world's most famous and most loved beverage brand” than a traditional museum.

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    What’s in a Name: Becoming Atlanta

    You’ve decided to visit the “City in a Forest,” our beloved city of Atlanta, most well-known as the capital of Georgia. Atlanta has a varied and storied history, packed full of fascinating tidbits that make our city the shining gem of the south.

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    Explore the High Museum

    Founded in 1905 by the Atlanta Art Association, the High Museum of Art has a unique and varied history, beginning with humble origins in a private home on Peach Street to its status today as the foremost leading art museum in the Southeast region.

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    Be Gone with the Wind at the Margaret Mitchell House

    Atlanta is home to a vast collection of historical landmarks, structures, and homes which continue to tell the tale of how our nation and culture formed into what it is today.

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    Valentine’s in Atlanta’s Botanical Gardens

    Make new memories at a vivid horticultural experience unlike any other with a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens on Valentine’s Day for a special nighttime viewing of their stunning Orchid Daze exhibit.

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    Celebrate MLK Day in Atlanta

    Atlanta is the birthplace of one of the most iconic American heroes of the century, a global destination for visitors to the museum dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Christmas Lights up Atlanta

    It’s the most magical time of year again. Shed a little light on your holiday experience in Atlanta by visiting any one of the vast collections of holiday light displays glittering across our fair city. We’ve gathered the best, brightest, and shiniest for you here.

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