Visiting Atlanta on a budget? We recommend buying the Atlanta CityPASS. This deal will save you 40% on admission to Atlanta’s top attractions.
**A big thank you to CityPASS for providing us with a complimentary booklet so we could write this review. As always, all opinions are our own.**
Atlanta On A Budget
We got to explore Atlanta thanks to a house sit that we had there. We had only ever been to Atlanta’s airport so we were excited to spend some time getting to know the area and seeing some of Atlanta’s top attractions (getting to explore new cities is one of the things we love most about house sitting).
Once we arrived, we were very excited to learn that there was an Atlanta CityPASS. Believe it or not, we travel on a very tight budget. We’re often asked how we afford to travel, and we’re able to do so because we take advantage of good deals whenever possible. We think the Atlanta CityPASS is one of those good deals.
**Make sure to watch the video of our visit to Atlanta at the end of the post**
The Atlanta CityPASS is a booklet that contains tickets to the top attractions in Atlanta. You save a lot of money by buying the tickets as a package and it’s valid for 9 consecutive days starting with the first day of use. You can buy the Atlanta CityPASS either online at this website or at one of the participating attractions.
Atlanta CityPASS Attractions
With the Atlanta CityPASS, you can visit 5 of the 7 participating attractions. You can visit them in any order that you want and at your own pace since you have 9 days to use your pass. If you’d like to visit all 7, there are coupons inside the booklet that give you discounts for the remaining 2 attractions.
CityPASS Atlanta Admission Includes The Following Attractions:
- Georgia Aquarium
- World of Coca-Cola
- CNN Studio Tours
- Zoo Atlanta
- National Center for Civil and Human Rights
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History
- College Football Hall of Fame
How much does the Atlanta CityPASS cost?
Obviously, you’re trying to do Atlanta on a budget, so the cost of the Atlanta CityPASS is probably one of the first things you wondered about. Well, it’s $86 for adults and $68 for children (plus tax). By buying the pass you end up saving about 44%.
And maybe you had only planned to visit a couple of attractions in Atlanta because of your tight budget. Well, now you can afford to visit all of Atlanta’s best attractions! Below you can see the 5 that we visited…
World of Coca-Cola
This place is awesome! There are exhibits where you can learn about the history of Coca-Cola, see how it is bottled, take a picture with the famous Coca-Cola Polar Bear, and even take a look at the vault where the secret formula for Coca-Cola is kept. Our favorite exhibit, though, was the tasting room where you can taste over 100 Coca-Cola beverages from around the world!
The Georgia Aquarium has been voted the Top Aquarium in the US by TripAdvisor and it now also has our vote for best aquarium we’ve ever been to! 😉 As the second largest aquarium in the world, they have amazing displays including a 6.3 million gallon tank of salt water that has whale sharks!!
First of all, Zoo Atlanta has giant pandas. And over 1,500 other animals. Plus fun activities, presentations, a petting zoo, and train rides. Make sure you grab a zoo map and check the times for keeper talks, feedings, and training demonstrations. For an additional cost, you can try out their new Treetop Trail aerial playground. It has rope ladders, bridges, and nets.
CNN Studio Tours
With this behind-the-scenes tour, visitors learn all about the world headquarters of CNN. A guide will take you around for just under an hour and you can see where research is done, learn how a broadcast is produced, and possibly even see a live broadcast!
When you first get there, make sure you show your CityPASS at the box office to get a specific entry time. Tours start every 20 minutes. Once your tour starts, you’ll go up the world’s longest freestanding escalator. There are no photos allowed while on the tour, but you do get one photo op of a recreated studio at the beginning of the tour.
College Football Hall of Fame
Even if you’re not a die hard football fan, the College Football Hall of Fame is super fun because it is so interactive! You’re given a fully interactive All-Access Pass that you customize with your name and favorite college football team. Then as you go to the various exhibits, you’ll get personalized interactions and it saves it all so you can access it once you get home.
There’s also an obstacle course, an indoor half-football field, and really cool exhibits. One of our favorite exhibits was all about the history of tailgating.
Atlanta CityPASS Video
This video shows a bit more of the 5 Atlanta CityPASS attractions we visited:
Final Thoughts On Atlanta
There are a lot of fun things to do in Atlanta, but the cost of visiting a lot of attractions can add up. That’s why we believe the Atlanta CityPASS is such a great deal if you’re trying to visit Atlanta on a budget. It’s convenient and saves you time and money. It’s a win win!
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