Take over Atlanta in three days with a mad rush of Broadway, history, and entertainment.

While you can’t see everything, you can see three shows, three museums, and several parks and restaurants with this three-day weekend itinerary.

Fish, Hawks, and Laser Show

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Morning: Georgia Aquarium. As the 2nd top aquarium in to United States, the Georgia Aquarium offers an interactive Beluga show, touch pools where you can pet various sea creatures, and many, many other exhibits. Whales, manta rays, and the largest vewing window in North America are some other perks.

Afternoon: Stone Mountain. The most visited attraction in the state, Stone Mountain offers rides, games, hiking trails, and camping in addition to an amazing laser show. You can even spend the night in one of two hotels.

Evening: Atlanta Hawks Game. With a couple of Atlanta Hawks tickets, you can enjoy the great players, great concessions, and the amazing half-time acrodunking tricks of SkyHawk. No Friday game? Try Saturday or Sunday night as well.

Farmer’s Markets, Frontier History, and Broadway

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Morning: Piedmont Park. Dotted with summer festivals during the warm months, you can catch a park tour, a Saturday farmer’s market, or a rainwater or canning workshop. This park is also home to the beautiful and exotic botanical  gardens.

Afternoon: Atlanta History Center. Signature exhibits on the American Civil War, golfer Bobby Jones, and the frontier history of Atlanta offer insight into the past. Meanwhile, historic houses like Swan House, Smith Family Farm, and Margaret Mitchell’s home allow you to take a breathtaking walk through history with gardens, elaborate rooms, and other farm structures. Costumed interpreters at some locations offer programs and workstations to experience the history for yourself as well.

Evening: Fox Theatre. Restored to its 1920’s beauty, the theatre now shows Broadway shows, ballets, and concerts. Catch Les Miserables or Swan Lake for a bit of cultured entertainment.

MLK, Shakespeare, and a Bobby Jones Cocktail

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Morning: Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site. Visit the birthplace of MLK and understand more about his childhood with a free guided tour. The beautiful Ebenezer Church and memorial site offer further insight in his life, as does a visitor center. Tours can be full, so come early in the day to secure a spot.

Afternoon: Georgia Shakespeare. Catch a Sunday Matinee performance of “Much Ado about Nothing” or “The Importance of Being Earnest” with this dedicated group of actors. If you like an evening production more, you can even catch a Shakespeare at the Park performance in the fresh evening air at Piedmont Park.

Evening: Six Feet Under. Relax from the hectic sightseeing at this laidback location with a Bobby Jones, made with Sweet Tea Vodka and fresh lemonade. Twinkle lights, a wood patio, and great food make it the perfect place for locals and tourists alike. Not to mention it overlooks the famous Oakland Cemetery.

This is our dream Atlanta weekend. What did we miss?