On the 3rd February 2019, Atlanta will host the nation’s largest sporting event: Super Bowl LIII. Whilst the city loves its sports fans, hosting dozens of sporting events throughout the year – this one is the big one! Set in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, the big game is just a short walk from the heart of Atlanta. When visiting Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII, take some time to explore some of the city’s most popular attractions and discover the top tips for where to play, where to eat and where to stay in Atlanta during the nine days of exciting concerts, festivals surround the big event.
WHERE TO PLAY
- Centennial Olympic Park: Many of the city’s major attractions are downtown and around Centennial Olympic Park, which was built for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Admire the sculptures modelled after famous athletes.
- World of Coca-Cola: Head to the World of Coca-Cola where you can sample over 100 flavours from around the world. Equal parts museum and attraction devoted to the world’s most well-known brand – did you know Coca-Cola originally started as a pharmacy headache remedy?
- Center for Civil and Human Rights: A visit to the Center for Civil and Human Rights is an important one. Learn about the civil rights movement as well as modern struggles for equal rights.
- Skyview Atlanta: Check out the whole city aboard Skyview Atlanta, a ferris wheel with glass pods providing unobstructed skyline views.
- Tours: From Atlanta Movie Tours visiting the city’s notable filming locations to discovering the capital’s best dishes with Atlanta Food Walks – there’s a tour for everyone in Atlanta!
WHERE TO EAT
- Twin Smokers BBQ, near Centennial Olympic Center: Boasting dual custom red smokers, eat BBQ and drink bourbon at the regionally inspired Twin Smokers BBQ.
- Pittypat’s Porch Restaurant, near Peachtree Center: Not to be missed! One of the area’s top Southern cooking restaurants, Pittypat’s has been delighting guests with southern hospitality since 1967.
- Sweet Auburn Curb Market, near Georgia State University: A popular food market and food hall with burgers, arepas (Venezuelan bread) and soul food – it’s one of the best kept secrets in Atlanta.
- The Varsity, North Avenue: It wouldn’t be a sporting event without a trip to The Varsity, the world’s largest drive in restaurant!
- Paschal’s Restaurant, near Castleberry Hill: Serving the best fried chicken in town, Paschal’s was a favourite of some of the most notable entertainers and politicians including Aretha Franklin and Dr. Martin Luther King to name a few.
WHERE TO STAY
- Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Downtown Atlanta: Newly renovated and steps away from the city’s attractions and restaurant, not to mention the CNN offices.
- The Ritz Carlton, Midtown Atlanta: A luxurious oasis in the heart of the city.
- The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown – doubleTree by Hilton: Redesigned to look like it did during the 1960s, this is definitely a hotel with its own personality.
- The Atlanta Marriot Marquis, Downtown Atlanta: Experience urban energy and a stylish vibe at the newly renovated Atlanta Marriot Marquis.
- Decatur, Northeast of Atlanta: Just a short ride on the MARTA blue line to the city, there’s great hotel options in Decatur for those wanting to be a bit further away from the action.
Welcome to Atlanta, Super Bowl LIII – watch the official video here: www.atlanta.net/super-bowl
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