So this past weekend we took a short trip to spend time with our friends in Roswell, a quaint suburb 20min north of Atlanta. We had a quite few things on our itinerary: Stone mountain, the CNN Center, Coca Cola museum and the Georgia aquarium. For many good reasons we could only fit in the aquarium and Coca Cola museum, as we also wanted to spend time with our friends in their area and check out all the good work they do treating pets and helping injured wildlife at the East Roswell Vet Hospital. Roswell was a pleasant surprise. The downtown has a colonial village feel, full of boutiques and bistros. We had lunch sitting in swings on a balcony overlooking the main street, watching the world go by. And nearby is bucolic Vickery Creek with a covered bridge and restored old mill, a perfect place for a lazy afternoon taking the dogs for a walk.
The Coca Cola museum was not the best amusement and we could have done without it. Perhaps not surprisingly it felt like an infomercial for their product, but the Georgia aquarium on the other hand was all soooo worth it. You can buy the ticket at the entrance or buy online at a discount. We started with the Dolphin show (which was fantastic!) and then explored the rest of the aquarium. It’s the largest aquarium in the western world and we could have spent triple the time there and still not seen it all. The Whale sharks! the Manta Rays! Penguins! Belugas! CUTE Otters! It’s the only aquarium in the U.S. with Manta Rays and Whale sharks. Walking through the tunnel as these creatures swam over us was an other-worldly experience
I had the best time in this aquarium and given the chance would return again.