If you’re driving to Atlanta, Ga. this weekend to see the Virginia Tech Hokies battle the Alabama Crimson Tide, the seven hour drive down I-81 might seem long and boring, but you will soon be glad you made the trip.
The game isn’t the only thing for Hokies staying in Atlanta for the weekend to do. The World of Coca-Cola and Chic-fil-A are hosting a variety of events for football fans and there are a few local attractions worth checking out.
What: World of Coca-Cola
Where: 121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30313
Learn about the company’s history, view artifacts and watch a 4-D presentation. The best part is you get to sample several Coca-Cola products from both the United States and worldwide.
What: Tailgate Town and Kickoff Concert
Where: Centennial Olympic Park
When: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Play games and win prizes at this free event open to the public. Between 2:15 and 4:30 special guests Sheryl Crow and Uncle Cracker will perform together live.
What: Kickoff Game FanZone
Where: Georgia World Congress Center
When: 11:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m
Stay indoors and enjoy free prizes and food. The team walk begins at 3 p.m. and fans can receive autographs from their favorite players. Admission is $10 with football ticket and $15 regularly.
What: The Varsity restaurant
Where: 61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, Ga 30308
The largest drive-in restaurant you’ll ever see with the freshest choices. Enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches and more. You’ll never have to worry about the wait since it can host more than 800 people at once.
What: Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home
Where: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, Ga 30312
When: Tours every half hour from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. or visit outside
Come see the national historic site where prominent civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was born and spent twelve years of his life. Fifty years ago from August 28, marked the anniversary of King’s March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
What: Georgia Aquarium
Where: 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, Ga 30313
Visit the largest aquarium in the world. See all of the animals and even purchase cheaper tickets between Aug. 27 and Sept. 3.
What: Atlanta Braves vs. Marlins
When: Aug. 30 – Sept. 3
Where: Turner Field (Atlanta Braves Stadium)
Are you a Braves fan? Well, it’s perfect since you’re in Atlanta for the weekend. Walk to Turner Field, located in downtown Atlanta, and see the Braves play the Marlins in a weekend series.
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