Playing Tourist in Atlanta & Mother’s Day idea

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 100, ƒ/5.6, 1/200

We haven’t played tourist in Atlanta for a long time and this weekend we decided to take in a couple of attractions. After doing this I would recommend this for a Mother’s Day present.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 100, ƒ/18, 1/100

I checked online about pricing for SkyView Atlanta. Here are the prices and you can click on the link to take you to their web page.

We drove down from Roswell and parked right next to SkyView. Walked right up and got on with no wait time at all.

Nikon D4, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/5.3, 1/250

Here are some of the sights from up inside the gondola. Due to shooting through the glass of the gondola sometime there were flairs that I couldn’t avoid.

Nikon D4, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/5.3, 1/250

You can see most of the major attractions from SkyView in downtown Atlanta. Here you can see the Olympic Rings in Centennial Park.

Nikon D4, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/5.6, 1/320

Here is the World of Coke and you can also see the Georgia Aquarium, The College Football Hall of Fame, CNN, and the new Civil Rights Museum as well.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 180, ƒ/13, 1/100

Here we are inside the Gondola.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 100, ƒ/18, 1/100

We recommend taking the SkyView ride. While on the ride we noticed the Horse drawn carriage rides and decided to take one of those as well.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 220, ƒ/18, 1/100

We took the Nottingham Shire & Carriage ride around downtown. Here we are passing CNN Center.

RATES: 

$50 15 Minute Carriage Tour walk up only 

$100 Half Hour Carriage Tour 

$200 One Hour Carriage Tour 

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 100, ƒ/10, 1/125

Riding slow without a top that you would have in a car makes you look at the city in a different way. Slowing down and enjoying the scenery was worth the ride.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 100, ƒ/10, 1/100

We noticed some the architecture in buildings that we have never paid attention to in all our years living in Atlanta.

Nikon D4, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/5.6, 1/250

Have you taken the time to be a tourist in your hometown?

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 100, ƒ/10, 1/125

Here we are driving down Luckie Street on our way back. SkyView and Nottingham Shire & Carriage rides are located at 168 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 100, ƒ/10, 1/100

Camera Tips:

  • Daytime–your camera phone will work just great on sunny days.
  • Lens–I recommend lens like the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. It will cover the range for most everything you need.
  • Super Wide Angle–Only if you are trying to get a photo of everyone inside the Gondola
  • Small pop-up flash–you may want to use it to help with seeing under ball caps or helping with raccoon eye problems from the overhead sun
  • Keep it light–Don’t carry too much. You want to enjoy your time and not have your stuff crowding others and you on the rides.