Day Trip Itinerary in Atlanta, GA

Enjoying our Trademark Collection by Wyndham hospitality here at the Courtland Grand Hotel—which means relishing upscale creature comforts in your guest room or suite, lounging in the swimming pool, working out in the 24-hour fitness center, and toasting a fine dinner at Fandangles—you’ll be ideally set up for sightseeing, R&R, outdoor recreation, and other explorations and experiences in Atlanta.

Georgia’s capital city comes packed to the gills with attractions and activities, and that’s not even counting all the wonderful jaunts outside town—to Kennesaw Mountain or Stone Mountain, for example—easily enjoyed from a Downtown Atlanta home base.

Here are just a few ideas for day-tripping around Atlanta during a stay with us at the Courtland Grand!

Sightseeing in Atlanta

Your guest room or suite at the Courtland Grand puts you within shouting distance of one of the real centerpieces of Downtown Atlanta: Centennial Olympic Park, designed for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games and drawing young and old alike to its pleasant greenspace, which includes the famous Fountain of Rings and multiple sculptures.

It also adjoins other first-class Downtown destinations, including the SkyView Ferris Wheel, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, and the Georgia Aquarium, which is the biggest aquarium in the U.S. and plays host to many species not commonly on display, including whale sharks, tiger sharks, and electric eels.

Sports lovers will find Atlanta an honest-to-goodness paradise, what with Atlanta Braves baseball (at Truist Park), Atlanta Falcons football (at Mercedes-Benz Stadium), Atlanta Hawks basketball (at State Farm Arena), and Atlanta United soccer (also at Mercedes-Benz Stadium) on offer. Then there are the amazing exhibits, galleries, theater shows, and other experiences available at the College Football Hall of Fame.

Wander the lovely floral extravaganzas of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, fraternize with giant pandas, Komodo dragons, and western lowland gorillas at Zoo Atlanta, or indulge in some thrills at Six Flags Over Georgia.

There’s also some incredible history to explore with a Courtland Grand home base, including at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park, the sites of which include the great civil-rights icon’s birthplace, burial place (and that of Coretta Scott King), and the legendary Ebenezer Baptist Church where King, his father, and his grandfather all served as pastor. At the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, meanwhile, you can see a replica of the Oval Office, Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize, an Interactive Map Table, and other exhibits and displays.

Speaking of museums, Atlanta lays claim to plenty of other world-class ones, among them the High Museum of Art and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Experience the Best of Atlanta With Luxury Accommodations at the Courtland Grand Hotel

We’ve barely scratched the surface when it comes to things with which to fill a day’s sightseeing itinerary in Atlanta, but hopefully we’ve given you something to work with! Book your guest room or suite at the Courtland Grand today, and enjoy a peerless Downtown home base for exploring this amazing city.