USCT 012: Visiting Atlanta – With The World of Coke & 8 Time Emmy Nominee Janice McDonald

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USCTIn this episode of the US City Traveler Podcast, you get to meet Jacquie Wansley, The Group Marketing Manager at The World of Coke, which you may have seen featured on our list of the 27 Coolest Museums In America. We’ve also got Atlanta, GA resident, author, 8 time Emmy nominee and former Miss South Carolina Janice McDonald, who has visited all 7 continents and whose work has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, The Hallmark Channel and the Travel Channel. Janice has authored “The Varsity,” “Daytrips from Atlanta,” and “Insider’s Guide to Atlanta.” Today we’ll be learning all about the 92,000-square-foot, $97 million World of Coca-Cola, which is located right beside The Georgia Aquarium, and we’ll also get an inside scoop on everything from the best dining spots in town, to children’s hot spots, to the city’s best kept secrets. We’ve got all that and so much more!


More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: 

  • Learn all about the sorts of things that we can expect to see at The World of Coke, including the incredible Taste It! exhibit, which is where visitors can sample 64 products from the Coke family! Find out about their fully functioning bottling line! Learn about their works from well known artists like Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell. Learn about other Coke themed attractions here in the US. Find out whether or not the attraction is recommend to non-coke fans. Plus, learn about how it differs from the original museum.
  • Then Janice shares what all else we can expect to find in Atlanta.
  • Hear about Hotlanta’s best kept secrets.
  • Find out about some of the best places for children.
  • Learn about some of The A’s most overrated attractions.
  • Learn where you can get a unique dessert called “Coca-Cola cake“ and even Coca-Cola cupcakes that come topped with bottle-shaped gummies! (It’s just a 6 minute drive from The World of Coke)
  • Learn about other iconic restaurants from across town.
  • Hear about the city’s coolest hotels.
  • Find out about the transportation system and why it can be so hard to get around Atlanta. Plus, get transportation tips from a local who travels these roads daily!
  • Get budget travel tips for visiting “The Big Peach!”
  • See what’s the best time of year to visit.
  • Learn about some really cool day trips.
  • Plus much more!


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Thank you for listening! I hope you enjoyed this episode of the US City Traveler Podcast and I hope you have a blast in A-Town! Check us out for more of America’s favorite vacation destinations. Please let us know what you think in the comment section below. Cheers!

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Taylor Goldblatt

After years of research, travel, and dreams, I have created this website for people like you who want to experience the things that only America can offer. My passion is to explore and share America's greatest destinations and attractions. Follow me on Twitter @USCityTraveler for additional travel tips and ideas.

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