Hotels in Georgia Aquarium, Georgia

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Georgia Aquarium Introduction

There’s more than 10 million gallons of water and 500 species from around the world in the Georgia Aquarium. Home to tens of thousands of animals including beluga whales, bottlenose dolphins, and whale sharks, it’s the largest aquarium in the Western hemisphere. Opened in 2005 by businessman Bernard Marcus with the aim of encouraging education and entertainment, the aquarium features largescale exhibits and interactive events, such as the musical dolphin show. It also conducts several conservation and research activities. It’s in a prime location in downtown Atlanta, across from Centennial Olympic Park.

Hotels near Georgia Aquarium

The Hyatt House Atlanta Downtown is a relaxed, mid-range hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. It's 0.2 miles from the Georgia Aquarium and offers free breakfast, as well as family rooms with microwaves and minifridges. The Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown is just 0.1 miles from the aquarium, close to the city center and Centennial Olympic Park. It also has an outdoor pool and a restaurant. The Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center is 0.3 miles from the aquarium. It’s a 4-star hotel with a spa and an outdoor pool, plus rooms with panoramic city views.

Where to stay near Georgia Aquarium

The hotels near the Georgia Aquarium are mostly located in downtown Atlanta, within walking distance of the city’s other top tourist attractions, such as World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, and the CNN Center. They’re also close to downtown’s vibrant dining district, transportation systems, and nightlife. You’ll find several hotels along Peachtree Street, which begins at Five Points and runs north through Midtown. The cool urban neighborhood of Midtown-Piedmont is about a mile away from the aquarium. Here you’ll find skyscraper landmarks and condos side-by-side with historic buildings and Piedmont Park.

Things to see near Georgia Aquarium

You can visit Centennial Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Olympic Games and a hub for concerts, festivals, and entertainment. It’s a 6-minute walk from the Georgia Aquarium and forms part of the Centennial Park District, along with the World of Coca-Cola, The Georgia World Congress Center, and the Georgia Dome. You can get a behind-the-scenes tour of the CNN Studios at the CNN Center, which is half a mile from the aquarium. The Woodruff Arts Center, home of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art, is just under 4 miles away.

How to get to Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is in an accessible location in downtown Atlanta, within walking distance of most shops, hotels, and restaurants. The MARTA transportation system operates an extensive bus and rail system throughout the city. The nearest MARTA train station is a 15-minute walk from the aquarium. The Atlanta Streetcar also connects to bus and rail lines within downtown Atlanta. Taxis are available to and from the aquarium. There’s plenty of parking available at the aquarium, but if you’re driving, watch out for congestion in downtown Atlanta.

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