Atlanta - a city with Southern charm and world-class sophistication. From incredible dining to rich history and inspiring attractions - you'll enjoy this trip to Georgia's Capitol.
Visit Fountain of Rings Show at Centennial Olympic Park. The Fountain of Rings is the centerpiece of Centennial Olympic Park and is one of the most recognized and photographed landmarks in Georgia visited by millions to enjoy the worlds largest interactive fountain featuring the Olympic Ring symbol. Walk over to Pittypats Porch for a southern comfort food supper. Visit the Sweet Auburn District and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site with a local guide. The Sweet Auburn district houses the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site; the restored King Birth Home; Ebenezer Baptist Church, where three generations of the King family preached; and the burial site of MLK, Jr. and his wife, Coretta. Lunch is at Mary Macs Tea Room where for over 70 years has been setting the standard for Southern cooking in Atlanta. Visit the Jimmy Carter Museum - trace the life and career of the 39th President of the United States. Completely redesigned in 2009, the museum offers a fascinating look at not only Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, but the American Presidency and the political system. Visitors can step into an exact replica of the Oval Office, experience "A Day in the Life of the President," hear first-hand accounts of the difficult decisions that confront the President each day, and take a virtual trip with the Carters around the world to fight disease, promote democracy and defend human rights. The Carters work since leaving the White House is featured in this museum. Inside CNN Studio Tour - experience an exciting way to discover how a newsroom operates. Watch behind-the-scenes action of the newsroom, see what it takes to put a news broadcast together and even learn how the weather map works.
Well travel the Gone with the Wind trail with a local guide. Visit the Margaret Mitchell House and see the apartment where she wrote her Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Gone with the Wind, as well as the exploration of multiple exhibitions about the authors life, the novel, the film and the city of Atlanta. Visit the Atlanta History Center - History happens every day! And thats a lot of history to tell. So, set your own pace and enjoy learning about all things Atlanta history as you stroll through our exhibitions, gardens, and historic houses. Tour Jonesboro, GA and the Road to Tara Museum experience the real history of the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign and Battle of Jonesboro with Margaret Mitchell's and Hollywood's Gone with the Wind. Fans will enjoy original movie props and wardrobe items, foreign edition library, original manuscripts, costume reproductions, extensive photo gallery and complete collectible plate and doll collection. History buffs will learn more about Jonesboro's part in the Civil War and the people involved through artifacts and researched personal accounts. Tour Stately Oaks Plantation, official home of Gone with the Wind, with a costumed docent. Stately Oaks is a plain Greek Revival antebellum home in the land of "Gone with the Wind." The historic grounds are home to the main house, country store, one-room schoolhouse, cook house and much more. Dinner will be served in the one-room schoolhouse.
Guided Tour at Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site Nestled into the wooded estate is a museum that tells the story of this great world leader. Exhibits include his 1938 Ford convertible equipped with hand controls, his Fireside Chats playing on a radio, the Great Depression, rural electrification and much more. A short film narrated by Walter Cronkite includes historic footage of the president visiting with neighbors and swimming in pools, as well as his funeral procession.
Well visit Callaway Gardens, a 6,500 acre resort complex located in Pine Mountain, GA. Right from the beginning, Cason J. Callaway and his wife, Virginia, felt a connection with this land. In 1930, two years after picnicking with friends beside a sparkling blue pond in Harris County, Georgia, they acquired 2,500 acres on which they would soon make their home. Over the next two decades, they expanded their holdings, their love of the surroundings grew, and they began to think their treasure needed to be shared beyond immediate friends and family. In the late 1940s, the development of Callaway Gardens began in earnest, and on May 21, 1952, the Gardens opened to the public. Since that time, millions of visitors have found respite for the weary, recreation for the restless and adventure for all ages. Nestled into the Southern foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Callaway Gardens exists to connect man and nature in a way hat benefits both. That mission is realized, when, for example, visitors breathe in the sweet aroma of magnolias, stand face to face with a great horned owl, or marvel at a sea of brilliant azaleas. These and numerous other encounters are everyday occurrences at Callaway Gardens, and a collection of fascinating indoor and outdoor attractions helps make it all possible. You will enjoy this 3 hour guided tour of the Gardens and its many attractions. ?Dinner is also included at Callaway before we return to Atlanta!
- Overnight & Dinner in Paducah, KY areaD
- Travel to Atlanta, GA
- Visit the Fountain of Rings Show at Centennial Olympic Park
- Dinner at Pittypat’s Porch
- Depart with a local guide to visit Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn District
- Visit the Martin Luthern King, Jr. National Historic Site
- Lunch at Mary Mac’s Tea Room
- Tour the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
- Take an Inside CNN Studio Tour
- Depart with a local guide on the Gone with the Wind Trail
- Tour the Margaret Mitchell House
- Visit the Atlanta History Center
- Sightseeing Tour of Jonesboro, GA
- Visit the Road to Tara Museum
- Costumed guided tour of Stately Oaks Plantation
- Dinner in a one-room schoolhouse at the Plantation
- Depart for Warm Springs, GA
- Guided Tour at Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site
- Travel to Pine Mountain, GA
- 3 hour guided tour of the Callaway Gardens and its many attractions
- Dinner at Callaway Gardens
- Overnight & Farewelll Dinner in Paducah, KYB, D
- Return home with amazing memories of your Atlanta vacationB
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Day One - Drury, Paducah, KY
Day Two - Five - Drury Inn & Suites, Atlanta, GA
Day Six - Drury, Paducah, KY
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