Georgia Aquarium

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Discover thousands of sea creatures at the world’s biggest aquarium.

The Georgia Aquarium has more square feet and water than any other aquarium in the world. Dozens of displays contain about 10 million gallons of water and more than 120,000 sea creatures. You’ll see dolphins, rare whales, dangerous sharks and tropical fish — just to name a few.

Plan to spend about two to four hours at this downtown attraction. It’s one of Atlanta’s most popular venues, so arrive when the museum opens to get a head-start on the crowds. Buy tickets in advance online to avoid standing in long lines at the entrance.

The biggest display by far is the Ocean Voyager. This saltwater tank is 284 feet (87 meters) long, 126 feet (38 meters) wide and 30 feet (nine meters) deep. It’s home to whale sharks, manta rays, grouper fish, sharks and stingrays. Watch them as you stand in front of a window that’s 60 feet (18 meters) long and 27 feet (eight meters) high, or walk through a clear tunnel that runs through the middle.

There are six exhibits in total: Beluga whales and sea dragons are kept in a cold-water display. Coral and tropical fish make up the reef exhibit. At the open tank, touch stingrays, crabs and sea stars.

A 30-minute dolphin show, held twice a day and up to four times on Saturday, is great fun. Trained dolphins interact with actors in a show featuring elaborate costumes, lighting, special effects and a dramatic musical score.

The aquarium is open every day of the year. General admission tickets include the dolphin show, 4-D Theater and any special temporary exhibitions.

There are several areas for parking, but these tend to fill up early in the day. Consider catching the train, which stops nearby at the Philips Arena/CNN Center station.

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥11,363 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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Hilton Atlanta
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4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥12,903 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
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The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
4 out of 5
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥11,990 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
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4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥15,200 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
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The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown - a DoubleTree by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
160 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥14,814 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
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4 out of 5
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA
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The Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
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Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
4 out of 5
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Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
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