Top 10 Things to do in College Park, United States

February 11, 2018 Misti Hsu

College Park is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States, adjacent to the southern boundary of the city of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,942. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is partially located in the city's boundaries (including the domestic terminal, Concourse T, Concourse A, and about two-thirds of Concourse B), and the Georgia International Convention Center, owned and operated by the City of College Park, is within the city limits.
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1. Georgia International Convention Center

2000 Convention Ct Concrse, College Park, GA 30337-4200 +1 770-997-3566
Excellent
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4 based on 89 reviews

Georgia International Convention Center

Reviewed By Pamela L

Recently had the pleasure of coordinating an event at The Georgia International Convention Center. It was a pleasure working with such friendly and experienced staff. The one stop shop concept for sound/lighting, food and the best preferred vendor list imaginable, put everything in place for a successful event. Yanous, Dianne, Sharon (Proof of The Pudding), Reggie (Housekeeping) and other GIC staff thanks for helping me create a most memorable occasion. I could not have done it without you.

2. Georgia Aquarium

225 Baker St, Atlanta, GA 30313-1809 +1 404-581-4000
Excellent
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is the world's most magical aquarium. Situated near Centennial Olympic Park and World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta,Georgia, Georgia Aquarium offers its guests an experience like no other. Across six separate galleries, with more than 70 amazing habitats, 10 million gallons of water and thousands of species of marine animals, guests will marvel at, learn about and come to better understand such majestic aquatic animals as whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, beluga whales, sea otters, African penguins and thousands of species of exotic fish and other animals. The spectacular AT&T Dolphin Tales show combines incredible natural animal behaviors with dynamic theatrics, a Broadway-inspired musical score and a compelling story, which together underscore the connection between humans and the animal world. The animated "Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow," for all ages, tells an entertaining but important story about conserving and protecting animals and their natural environment. Cafe Aquaria offers delicious sandwiches, salads, pizza, pasta and delectable desserts. Two gift shops give visitors the chance to take home a treasured collectible. Special animal encounter programs offer the chance to go behind the scenes and come face-to-face with dolphins, sea otters and penguins. Guests can even swim or dive with whale sharks and manta rays in the world's largest aquarium habitat (at 6.3 Million gallons), Ocean Voyager built by the Home Depot. And an onsite parking deck immediately adjacent to the aquarium means quick, easy-to-find and affordable parking.

Reviewed By Fran1336 - Pascagoula, Mississippi

We went during spring break week, so it might not always be like this. But the place was so crowded we didn't really get to enjoy any of the exhibits for being jostled along. I had always heard it was a fabulous aquarium, but I will never visit it again, nor do I recommend anyone try during a typically "busy" week. I bought tickets in advance, because I had heard the number of attendees was regulated. That number should be lowered. I had driven 5 hours with my grandchildren for this attraction and we left after an hour because it was PURE chaos.

3. Arches Brewing

3361 Dogwood Dr, Hapeville, GA 30354-1439
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5 based on 11 reviews

Arches Brewing

Arches Brewing is a craft brewery located just north of the Atlanta airport, in the arts district of Hapeville, GA. Our focus is bringing the best of old-world and modern brewing practices together to deliver many beer styles never commercially brewed in Georgia. Our biochemist-brewmaster, Jamey Adams, brewed his first batch of beer over ten years ago with the idea that beer could be made better through chemistry. Through many hours of brewing and tasting, we now have over 30 different distinct recipes. We have a strong emphasis on classic & seasonal lagers, but also make many American styles along with several strong Belgians. We believe doing things the old way makes for a cleaner, more complex and balanced, delicious end result. We offer many year-round styles along with many seasonal lagers which follow the European brewing calendar. We will also offer specialty and limited-release beers throughout the year available only at the brewery.

Reviewed By Tom B - Atlanta, Georgia

Discovered this brewery recently and it was a very pleasant surprise. Nice little tasting room and comfy outdoor area with picnic tables lounge chairs and fire pits.
Tried 5 beers and all were good. My favorite was their flagship brew Unseasonal.
What was particularly nice is that while many of the breweries around here seem to focus on hoppy beers, these guys don't.
Recommend a trip to Hapeville to check them out.

4. The U Bar

3515 Camp Creek Pkwy, Suites 50-70, East Point, GA 30344-8144 +1 404-349-2301
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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3.5 based on 27 reviews

The U Bar

The U Bar offers the ultimate experience in food, sports, and entertainment in East Point, GA.

Reviewed By T B - Minneapolis, Minnesota

I went to the U Bar on a Friday night and it was packed! The atmosphere of the bar is very fun and laid back. They played great music- most of it is rap music! They have $10 pitchers of mixed liquor and $2 drinks. $20 hookah, 25 cent wings. I suggest going early because it took us over a hr just to get seated at a table. There isn't a dance floor- lot of ppl just dance near their table or around the edge of the seating area.

I recommend going here!

5. Atlanta Farmers Market

16 Forest Pkwy, Forest Park, GA 30297-2015 +1 404-675-1782
Excellent
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Atlanta Farmers Market

Reviewed By Capri67 - Chennai (Madras), India

It was a perfect place to visit for a Vegan! Great spread of farm fresh veggies, cut fruits neatly packed and basically ready to eat! Great place to visit!!!

6. The Hindu Temple of Atlanta

5851 Highway 85, Riverdale, GA 30274-1403 +1 770-907-7102
Excellent
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

The Hindu Temple of Atlanta

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

You can go walk around and even look inside as visitors are welcome. Great architecture and carvings. And the grounds are pretty nice as well.

7. Wolf Creek Amphitheater

3025 Merk Rd SW, College Park, GA 30349-1254 +1 404-613-9653
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 47 reviews

Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Reviewed By Penny T

So stupidly we decided not to take the umbrellas. It misted then poured on us. We attended the funk fest. It's a smaller venue than I'm use to going to but easy parking, good food options and plenty of drinks. Love the fact that you are allowed to bring in your own food and beverages. No blankets allowed for the lawn seats. We had actual seats that were 3 rows back from the table seating. Row C, seats 21 through 24. Good spot but we watched the screens most of the time because of the umbrellas that were in use. There was clearly a problem with the sound for all but the last act. Certain mics were very low so it was hard to hear. It was not difficult to get to vendors or bathrooms. No issue with parking but be prepared to wait in line as you approach venue.

8. Egan Park

Bachelor St, East Point, GA 30344
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3 based on 1 reviews

Egan Park

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

It's a small locals kind of neighborhood park. It was a short walk from my hotel so I checked it out. A bit of green space and playground area for the kids. It was clean, quiet and nicely maintained.

9. Hapeville Depot Museum

620 S Central Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354-1900 +1 404-669-2175
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5 based on 4 reviews

Hapeville Depot Museum

Reviewed By PuterDude - Herndon, VA

My son and I decided to kill a little time local to our hotel and saw that the city of Hapeville listed a depot museum that was close to still functioning tracks. Or hope was to spend a few minutes checking out the small building while waiting for trains to go by.

Then we went inside, and our host and the curator of the place transported us through generations with amazingly well organized displays and very thoughtful and representative collections. We are no strangers to museums, living near most of the Smithsonians, but this visit had our attention from moment one. Almost every item on display had an interesting story related to it, and it was clear that our docent loves what she does.

From the collection of WWII memorabilia to the very specific first class place setting, every item had a purpose and context, including the unique time-lapse Hank Aaron photo that captured his historic hit and the run around the bases. Somehow, a Curtiss JH4-Jenny and a V-Disc collection found their proper place along with typewriters and an electric hair fryer, and we learned something about each.

Return visits are recommended, as they change periods of history a decade at a time. Eventually, we hope there will be a book published filled with her stories.

Should we return to Atlanta, we will definitely return here. If you go, skip the Coca Cola advertising tour and go here instead - you can walk across the street to a local pharmacy / fountain and get a lime rickey or lime sour and make better use of your time.

10. World of Coca-Cola

121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1807 +1 404-676-5151
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 11 reviews

World of Coca-Cola

Immerse yourself in World of Coca-Cola, the one and only place you can explore the story of the world's most popular beverage brand. It's a place where anyone can experience moments of happiness and wonder. At World of Coca-Cola, inspiration is around every corner - from the vault where we secure our secret formula, to world-class art and memorabilia to more than 100 beverages to taste from around the world. With opportunities to meet the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, take a VIP Guided Tour - and more - it's no wonder that the World of Coke is a must-see among the top things to do in Atlanta, Georgia.

Reviewed By Montrese W

My daughter and her friend loved it! I was surprised at all the information I was able to take away from the visit. We will probably go again on an off season day to really slow down and enjoy the day.

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