Atlanta – Things to do with your Team

When you travel with your amateur sports team, finding things to do near your hotel or convention center is as important as finding a good restaurant. Fortunately, Atlanta has much to offer.

Do some team bonding in Atlanta as you enjoy some of its many cultural offerings. Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the most populous city in the state.

It’s the home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, which has helped shape it into a world-class metropolis offering endless museums, entertainment, shops, restaurants, and other attractions.

It’s also home to the corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 companies like The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, Delta Airlines, and AT&T.

Atlanta’s economy is booming, which is evident from its cleanliness and the abundance of inviting urban spaces, green parks, and public art. But don’t take our word for it. Head out and explore while your team is in Atlanta. Here are ten team-friendly things to do to help get you started.


Georgia Aquarium

From African penguins and beluga whales to yellow stingrays and zebra sharks, the Georgia Aquarium showcases nearly 300 species of marine creatures throughout six galleries. It’s also conveniently close to many of the city’s downtown hotels.

Exhibits include Cold Water Quest, which features animals who live in frigid waters around the world; Ocean Voyager, which boasts one of the largest indoor aquatic habitats in the world; and Dolphin Tales, which features a school of bottlenose dolphins who enchant human watchers with playful antics and their precision swimming skills.

The aquarium is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta and contains over ten million gallons of fresh and salt water and thousands of square feet of viewing windows. 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313


World of Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola is much more than just a soft drink. A pop-culture icon, Coca-Cola has evolved through the ages since the days when cocaine was one of its essential ingredients.

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Atlanta is not only the home of Coca-Cola, but also the World of Coca-Cola, where you can trace the history of this sweet drink. It features artifacts from the company’s long history, a short film about Coca-Cola around the world, and Bottle Works, where you’ll get an insider’s view of the bottling process.

Other exhibits include The Vault, where you’ll learn about the mystery and intrigue surrounding Coke’s secret formula, and a tasting room where you can sample over 100 international and domestic beverages made by Coca-Cola.

End your day with a trip to the Coca-Cola store, where you’ll find just about everything Coke-related that you can imagine, including polar bear hats, old-school Coke glasses, and Coca-Cola-flavored snacks. 121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313


College Football Hall of Fame

Besides staying in the team hotel together, there is nothing better for team building than learning about some of the great college athletes of all time. The College Football Hall of Fame is an interactive experience that immerses you in the world of college football in order to educate and inspire.

A number of fascinating exhibits offer an intimate look at the ins and outs of college ball, including Breaking Barriers: A Salute to Black History in College Football and The Quad, which displays the helmets of over 700 college football teams.

Games and other activities for visitors are usually happening at the Playing Field, an indoor 45-yard replica of a football field where you can try your hand at various skills. 250 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313


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Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags amusement parks are the best around, and the one on Atlanta’s east side is no exception.

Thrill rides there include Batman: The Ride, a 10-story, 50-mph coaster featuring a zero-g roll; The Blue Hawk, featuring 2,100 feet of twisted, looping track; and the Georgia Cyclone, 95-foot-tall wooden roller coaster that zips down the track at over 50 mph.

Cool down from the Georgia heat at Hurricane Harbor, the gigantic multimillion-dollar water park featuring a giant wave pool, twisting slides, and water rides like the Tsunami Surge.

If you have any little kids tagging along, they’ll love the kids’ space, a collection of tame-but-fun rides along with a playground and a beautiful vintage carousel from 1908. 275 Riverside Parkway Southwest, Austell, GA 30168


Sporting Events

No matter what time of year your team is visiting Atlanta, there is at least one professional sports team playing. Plan ahead and try to get group tickets for a game during your hotel stay. There’s baseball’s Atlanta Braves, football’s Atlanta Falcons, basketball’s Atlanta Hawks, and soccer’s Atlanta United FC.


Tour the State Capital

The Georgia State Capitol is a stunning work of architecture and one of the most important buildings in the state.

If you have at least 10 people in tow, you can take a free guided tour that lasts about 40 minutes. This tour gives visitors a fascinating look at the ins and outs of the Capitol and offers a taste of Georgia history.

Self-guided tours are easy too, with the help of the Self-Guided Tour Brochure, which takes you from the Rotunda, to the legislative chambers, and on to the fourth floor’s Georgia Capitol Museum, which has been around since 1891.

Head outside for a self-guided tour of the grounds, and enjoy the glorious facade of the building as well as a number of historical statues that dot the landscape. 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334


LegoLand Discovery Center

LegoLand Discovery Center is absolute heaven for Lego-minded kids in Atlanta, but everyone can enjoy a trip to this giant attraction featuring 12 family-friendly activities.

There’s Miniland, a little city made from 1.5 million Legos; Kingdom Quest, a fun ride that includes lurking trolls and skeletons; Lego 4D Cinema, where you can watch your favorite Lego movies; and Earthquake Tables, where you try to make an earthquake-proof Lego building and see if it stands when the table begins quaking.

Consider buying your tickets online to ensure you get in on the day you want, since LegoLand limits the number of people in the Discovery Center to ensure a good time is had by all. 3500 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326


Zoo Atlanta

No matter what, be sure not to miss the Atlanta Zoo. From African elephants to black rhinos and warthogs to zebras, this always entertaining wildlife extravaganza will entertain and awe your team as you learn about the habitats, diets, and behaviors of the variety of animals that live here.

You’ll learn about ongoing research the zoo conducts on giant pandas, apes, reptiles, and amphibians and you’ll enjoy the ubiquitous keeper talks, giraffe feedings, hands-on encounters with wild things, and wildlife presentations that give visitors a deeper appreciation for all manner of amazing animals. 800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315


Historic Fourth Ward Park

Located close to downtown, the Historic Fourth Ward Park was completed in 2011 and serves as a neighborhood park for Atlanta residents as well as a tourist destination for visitors from around the world. The park covers 17 acres and features a two-acre lake, a skate park, a splash pad, and a giant playground with climbing structures and other equipment for all ages. Gaggles of geese and a paddling of ducks roam free, delighting visitors of all ages.

A newly constructed Shade Pavilion offers respite from the sun, and green spaces are optimally designed with native plants to minimize storm water runoff, ensure sustainability, and maximize enjoyment. 680 Dallas St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308


SkyView Atlanta

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If you’re looking for a thrill; and a great way to see downtown Atlanta; take a trip on SkyView Atlanta. This world-class Ferris wheel rises 20 stories above Centennial Park and features 42 fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas with comfy seating and plenty of windows to afford astonishing views.

The ride lasts about 15 minutes, during which you’ll complete four rotations, giving you ample opportunities to see all the sights and really savor the adventure. Gondolas seat six, and group rates are available. 168 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303


There’s no shortage of fun activities to do in Atlanta. Showing the team around town when  they aren’t playing or hanging out at the hotel is a great way to keep them entertained. Who knows, they might even learn some fascinating things in the process!