Conference championship weekend is over, the match-up has been set, and now all there's left to do is wait for February 3rd to roll around so we can watch the 53rd Super Bowl as the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams battle it out for the Lombardi Trophy inside Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
With many fans and media traveling to Atlanta for the big game, as the official sports drink of Atlanta, we thought we could be your online tour guide for the week. Here are some things you should check out on your Atlanta visit for the Super Bowl:
*Note: There is much much more to Atlanta that is not mentioned in this article. These are just some of our favorites.
Sights To See In Atlanta
Three of the biggest Atlanta tourism spots are the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, and Centennial Olympic Park. Luckily for you, there are right next to each other.
The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the United States and is home to over 100,000 sea creatures. The sharks are housed in a 6.3 million gallon tank, which is worth the price of admission alone. Speaking of admission, you can purchase tickets online here.
You might need a refreshment after enjoying all of those fish, so head over to the World of Coca-Cola. This 20-acre complex is home to the history of one of the most iconic companies in history. Take a walk through the history of Coca-Cola and enjoy the 60 different flavors from around the world. You can buy your tickets online here.
Once you're finished both tours, cross the street and enjoy Centennial Olympic Park. Built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, this 20-acre public park pays homage to the 1996 Summer Olympics that were held in Atlanta, featuring the Fountains of Rings, an interactive water fountain that is surrounded by the flags representing the host countries of each Summer Olympics preceding the 1996 games.
The Atlanta BeltLine is a former railway corridor that has been transformed into a walking/running path that runs through the hot spots of the city. Along the path are trails, shops, parks, art, restaurants, and bars, making it a great way to spend your time in Atlanta.
What To Eat in Atlanta
Two of the best stops for food are along the Atlanta BeltLine. Ponce City Market's Central Food Hall isn't your ordinary food court. Featuring multiple James Beard Award-winning chefs, the Central Food Hall has a mix of 33 restaurants ranging in culture that will leave your belly full and taste buds satisfied.
Similar to Ponce, the Krog Street Market is filled with 16 delicious food options including Fred's Meat & Bread, Richards' Southern Fried Hot Chicken, and Superica. There are plenty of shops to check out while you munch on some delicious food.
In the mood for BBQ? Look no further than Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. This Texas-style BBQ spot has become an Atlanta staple since opening in 2007. Make sure to get the Fox-A-Roni, which is a combination of two southern staples: macaroni & cheese and Brunswick stew.
If you're in some need of some southern style breakfast or lunch, head over to Homegrown. With their super low prices and classic southern menu, you'll find your new favorite Sunday morning spot. We suggest getting the fan-favorite Comfy Chicken Biscuit, which is an open-faced fried chicken biscuit sandwich covered in southern-style sausage gravy.
Where To Drink In Atlanta
If you're looking to bar hop in one of the liveliest areas of Atlanta, head over to Buckhead and enjoy the bar scene. This area is filled nearly twenty bars and most are within walking distance of each other. You can enjoy a refreshing Kill Cliff and vodka at The Ivy in Buckhead, one of the staples of Atlanta bar culture.
The Virginia Highlands is another great bar scene that is a little less rowdy than Buckhead, but still has great energy and plenty of places to enjoy a beer or cocktail.
Little Five Points is a popular spot in Atlanta that offers a different vibe than the previous two bar scenes mentioned, but still has plenty of options to enjoy a drink in the city.