1 - 2 Hours
One Per Person
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Atlanta Self-Guided Walking Tour
Explore all that Atlanta, Georgia has to offer! From Coca-Cola World to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace and everything in between, your Atlanta walking tour is brimming with history and activity.
About the Tour
Our walking tour of Atlanta begins at Centennial Olympic Park. Here, we’ll revisit the 1996 Olympic Games and the shocking bombing which rocked the ceremonies and went unsolved for an entire year. From there, we’ll swing by the World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta’s most popular attraction. With all sorts of quirky exhibits on offer, plenty of history, and, of course, coke flavors from around the world, this funky museum is a must-see.
After that, we’ll see the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the United States. Ever wanted to see an enormous whale shark up close? Well, thanks to this aquarium’s staggering 10 million-gallon tank, you can!
Continuing through downtown, we’ll hear about the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917. This great blaze left a whopping ten percent of the city homeless, and if you know where to look, you can still find evidence of the fire.
If you want to get a birds-eye view of Atlanta’s gorgeous downtown, hop on board the SkyView Ferris wheel next! As we keep walking through downtown, we’ll tune in to the city’s entertainment business, from movies to hip-hop. Did you know many movies set in New York are filmed in Atlanta? Or that Childish Gambino is from Atlanta?
As we pass the APEX Museum, dedicated to Black history in Atlanta, we’ll turn back the clock to a time before the Civil Rights Movement, when half of Atlanta’s population wasn’t even allowed to vote. We’ll step into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical District and walk to Auburn Ave, where King was born.
As we continue through this historic neighborhood on the Atlanta walking tour, we’ll give you the whole story of King, from his formative years to his studies in the ministry and, finally, his world-changing activism. We’ll stop by the World Peace Rose Garden and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. There, we’ll learn Gandhi’s importance to King and the Civil Rights Movement as a whole.
After we walk the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, we’ll hear about King’s shocking assassination and his enduring legacy, which is felt even to this day. Finally, we’ll visit the King Center, hear more about Coretta Scott King, and conclude our Atlanta walking tour at the home of King’s birth.
How does it work?
- Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions.
- Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours.
- To begin touring, go to the starting point and launch the app.
- The audio starts automatically once you reach the starting point. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
- Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
What You'll See
Welcome to Atlanta
Centennial Olympic Park
World of Coca-Cola
Great Atlanta Fire
Giant Ferris Wheel! SkyView Atlanta
Hollywood of the South
A city of Hip Hop
Why not me?
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Seven Minutes at the Mike
March on Washington
MLK National Historic Park Visitor Center
Civil Right Walk
Walk of Fame
The Legacy Lives On
Coretta & The King Center
Birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr
College Football Hall of Fame
World Congress Center
Fire Station Number 6
Alt Stop: The Hamilton Howell House
Alt Stop: Oakland Cemetery
Bell Tower Visitor Center
Preview the Tour
Welcome Audio Story
World of Coca-Cola Audio Story
Centennial Olympic Park Audio Story
Georgia Aquarium Audio Story
The best time to visit Atlanta for a driving tour is during the spring and fall months, when the weather is mild and pleasant.
The World of Coca-Cola is Atlanta’s most popular attraction, offering quirky exhibits, historical insights, and a chance to taste Coke flavors from around the world.
Most Atlanta driving tours are suitable for all ages, but some tours may have age restrictions, especially those that focus on specific themes or historical events.
Midtown and Buckhead are generally considered to be some of the safest areas to stay in Atlanta. They offer a mix of upscale neighborhoods, dining options, and attractions.
Spending 2 to 3 days in Atlanta should give you enough time to explore the city’s major attractions, historical sites, and vibrant neighborhoods.
You can rent cars for an Atlanta self-guided tour from various rental car agencies located in the city. Some popular options include Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, and National Car Rental.
Generally, the cheapest time to visit Atlanta is during the winter months, from December to February, excluding holidays and special events. Hotel rates and airfare are often more affordable during this period.
Avoiding weekday rush hours (7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM) in Atlanta can make driving easier. Weekends and mornings are best for city driving.
The most famous road in Atlanta is Peachtree Street. It is one of the city’s main thoroughfares and is well-known for its historical significance and numerous landmarks.
Yes, Atlanta offers several free attractions, such as the Atlanta BeltLine, Piedmont Park, and the High Museum of Art (on select days).
Families can enjoy visiting the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Inclusions and Exclusions
- App on your phone: A link to download the Action Tour Guide App and Password for your tours.
- Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
- Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
- At your own pace: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace.
- Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
- Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated videos, text, and hidden gems.
- Transportation, parking fees, food, and drinks.
- Entry tickets or reservations to any attractions along the route.
- Car Rental: Please arrange a rental car at the closest airport or train station.