A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure to tour the ‘Luckie Marietta District‘ (LMD) in downtown Atlanta for a day. You may be unfamiliar with the name, but you’re definitely familiar with the attractions within the LMD. Covering a 10 block radius around Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta, the LMD has great attractions and places to enjoy for a great day or night on the town. If you know your way around Atlanta below is a better visual of where the LMD is located.
I’m sure, you’ve heard of the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, Centennial Olympic Park and the CNN Center. However, it is the smaller places within the area that you stumble upon that makes this community a great one. For instance, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta is a place where you can take kids from infant to 8 years old. It is a well blended playground of fun and edutainment! Memberships are very affordable and you can even test drive before you actually commit to a membership. We had a chance to take a tour around and it’s definitely worth every penny if you have little ones.
Our day started off by getting a guided tour around the Luckie Marietta District. We visited the CNN Center and Georgia World Congress Center. The GWCC so happened to be hosting the FabTech conference while we were in there. It was cool to see people traveling from all over the world pitching “the next big thing.” We also visited the Children’s Museum of Atlanta as I stated previously. For lunch we had the opportunity to visit Legal Sea Foods located at 275 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA. The seafood was awesome and I would definitely recommend you taking a trip. Their shrimp and grits meal was amazing!
From there walked towards Centennial Olympic Park to meet with the Joe Skopitz the assistant manager for Centennial. We began talking about OutKast’s #ATLast concert that was held their recently and the history around the park. Here are a few things that Joe told us about the park that I found interesting:
- There’s 486,000 engraved bricks with the names of people from around the world who help fund the park in the early 90s.
- The “Fountain Rings” run at all times of the year, not just the summer.
- Anyone can host an event there, no matter the size.
- They are set to be there for another 100 years.
- They have a strong relationship with all the attractions,
- Every winter they open a new ice rink for family and kids to have fun.
The leaves in Georgia this fall are more vibrant than ever. @luckiemariettadistrict #LMDTour #CentennialPark A photo posted by Everything Georgia (@gafollowers) on
Once we finished visiting Centennial Olympic Park, we headed over to the Georgia Aquarium. I rested in the peaceful whale shark room and had the opportunity to watch the whale sharks feed. Afterwards, we visited The World of Coke, where were learned more about the Coca-Cola brand and had a chance to take a picture with the Coca-Cola polar bear.
We ended our tour at a Game-X. It is a fairly new restaurant/bar where you can play games somewhat like Dave & Busters. Game-X may actually be a little better than Dave Busters because of it’s location. If you’re in Atlanta and want to enjoy something like D&B you don’t have to drive to Marietta or Duluth to experience. I had fun beating the manager in a basketball shooting competition.
The Luckie Marietta District is the premiere tourist location in Atlanta. There were other outstanding places that I didn’t get to mention such as, Glenn’s Kitchen, Asante, Park Bar, The Omni, Der Biergarten, and Cigar Times that are also a part of the LMD and are worth visiting too. Next time you’re in Atlanta, make sure you stop by the Luckie Marietta District to make sure you have the best time with your friends or family.
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