Totally Atlanta Activities


Become a tourist in your hometown by visiting these local landmarks. 

World of Coca-Cola
For most children, the best part about visiting the World of Coca-Cola is the tasting room at the end, where you can sample Coke products from around the world. Also don’t miss the Vault of the Secret Formula where the legendary recipe for Coca-Cola is secured. Adults, $16; ages 3-12, $12; younger than 3, free. 121 Baker St., Atlanta; 404-676-5151; worldofcoca-cola.com

The Varsity
Each day, two miles of hot dogs, a ton of onions and 300 gallons of chili are made from scratch at Atlanta’s own drive in. It’s an experience your children will not forget, and will soon have them yelling “One naked dog walking, mom!” 61 North Ave., Atlanta; 404-881-1706; thevarsity.com

The Big Chicken
Today, the Big Chicken stands in front of a KFC- but years ago it was built to attract drivers to Johnny Reb’s fried chicken. A local Marietta landmark, the 56-foot-tall steel bird cannot be missed. 12 Cobb Pkwy N., Marietta; 770-422-4716; marietta.com/attractions/the-big-chicken

Inside CNN Studio Tour
The tour begins with a ride on the world’s largest freestanding escalator. You and your child will then try your hand at delivering the news and weather from behind the desk. Adults, $15; ages 13-18, $14; ages 4-12, $12; under 4, free. 190 Marietta St., Atlanta; 404-827-2300; cnn.com/tour

-Teresa Farkas

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