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The Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center also provides great options for lovers of plants, animals and nature. The nearby Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the Western Hemisphere and includes tens of thousands of animals. Meanwhile, Zoo Atlanta was established in 1889 and is home to a wide variety of wildlife. The Atlanta Botanical Garden offers a children’s garden and a number of other specialty gardens and exhibits not to be missed by garden aficionados.
About 35 minutes away is Stone Mountain, a 3,200-acre park known for it’s massive quartz mountain with the largest high relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, which depicts three Confederate figures of the Civil War: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. There’s also a wildlife preserve, hiking trails and an antebellum plantation open for tours.
Explore the flavors of the Mediterranean at Eataly, a high-quality Italian food market where you can shop, wine and dine. Taste everything from gelato to fresh meat and fish to pizza and pasta.
Experience a taste of elegance at City Winery, an urban winery which doubles as a music venue, combining concerts by artists like Elvis Costello who play surrounded by wine casks. The wines are made from grapes harvested at night and shipped in a refrigerated container at 35 to 45 degrees.
The Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center concierge team contributed to this article.