2 - 3 Hours
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 astonishing 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 Hollywood to hip-hop. Did you know tons of 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.
Changing travel date? No worries! Your tour is available anytime from the moment you book.
What You'll See
Centennial Olympic Park
World of Coca-Cola
Giant Ferris Wheel! SkyView Atlanta
Sweet Auburn Curb Market
Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK National Historic Park Visitor Center
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame
Coretta & The King Center
Birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr
College Football Hall of Fame
Historic Fire Station 6
The Hamilton Howell House
Preview the Tour
Stop 1 : Welcome
Stop 3 : World of Coca-Cola
Stop 2 : Centennial Olympic Park
Stop 4 : Georgia Aquarium
Stop 6 : Giant Ferris Wheel! SkyView Atlanta
What do we do?
Well simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone.