Atlanta

Overview

We’re landing in the city that describes itself as “Vibrant. Diverse. Authentic. Beautiful. Thriving. Creative. Hot. Fresh. Colourful. Progressive.”

And we couldn’t agree more.

5 things you’ll want to see

1
The Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta, features four immersive and thought-provoking exhibit spaces that connect The American Civil Rights Movement to today's Global Human Rights Movements.

Highlight: Personal items and papers of Dr. Martin Luther King

2
Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a stunning 30 acre respite from the city, in the city.

Highlight: Spectacular overview of the gardens on the 40ft high Kendeda Canopy Walk

3
Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium invites you to get up close and personal with whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, beluga whales, sea otters, African penguins and thousands of species of exotic fish.

Highlight: Swim or dive with whale sharks and manta rays

4
Food Walk

Discover local food and history on one of Atlanta’s Food Walks.

Highlight: Yummy and educational

5
World of Coca Cola Museum

Celebrate America’s most iconic beverage at the World of Coca Cola Museum.

Highlight: The vault where they secure the secret formula

 

Kelsey

A WestJetter’s day in Atlanta

WestJetter Kelsey recommends getting up early to tour Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, followed by lunch at The Busy Bee. Spend the afternoon walking through Atlanta’s BBQ museum and enjoy an evening of music at one of Atlanta’s great venues. Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of Paper Boi.

Airport served by: ATL

Destination basics

Humid Subtropical: mild winters, comfortable spring and autumn temperatures, and long, hot summers. Pack a water proof jacket, as sudden rainstorms are common during Atlanta summers.

Be sure to visit the impressive Centennial Olympic Park, proud home of the Center for Civil & Human Rights, the World of Coca-Cola, and the Georgia Aquarium.

Soothe your soul at the luscious Atlanta Botanical Garden.

High Museum of Art features more than 15,000 works of art in its diverse permanent collection.

Take a tour of what famous Georgian Ted Turner started - the world’s first 24-hour news network - at CNN Center

Especially good for kids and their families:

Center for Puppetry Arts houses an interactive exhibition where visitors can view iconic puppets, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. 

Piedmont park offers everything from fishing and ice skating to festivals and attractions. There are so many ways to enjoy a day in the park.

Sports lovers have their pick of quintessential professional American sports to choose from.

  • Atlanta Braves MLB
  • Atlanta Falcons NFL
  • Atlanta Hawks NBA
  • Atlanta United FC

Atlanta’s music scene offers a look into its shimmering past, vibrant present, and exciting future.

N Highland is lined with old-school taverns, outdoor patios and live music options and is home to the famous Manuel’s Tavern.

Plan to come for Art, Beats + Lyrics annual art show/concert. “What started as a local art show in Atlanta and has grown to support visionary artists and musician who values of authenticity, creativity, and individuality.”

Dress up to see the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra or choose from a series of events hosted by the Alliance Theatre.

Recommend place to eat by famous Atlanta dish:

BBQ - Fox Bros., Community Q, D.B.A and Heirloom Market

Fried chicken - The Busy Bee, Gus’s Fried Chicken, Mary Mac’s

Biscuits - Callie’s, Home Grown and Mountain Biscuits

Burgers - Holeman and Finch, FLIP Burger, Grindhouse, Pijiu Belly

And for authentic ethnic cuisine, go to Buford Highway, the deceptively plain strip mall is home to more than 1,000 immigrant-owned businesses.

If you want a dose of local history with your food, be sure to go on one of Atlanta Food Walks.

Beer aficionados can also tour established and burgeoning breweries

At the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site you’ll find, among other things, visitors’ centers, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Freedom Hall, and MLK’s birth home.  A must visit.

The Atlanta History Center’s 33-acre experience features award-winning exhibitions, historic houses – including the Mitchell House & Museum - where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone with the Wind, enchanting gardens, interactive activities and a variety of year-round adult and family programs.

The Carter Presidential Library and Museum traces the life and work of President Jimmy Carter, from his childhood in Plains to the work he and Mrs. Carter do around the world to promote peace and health.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History offers exhibitions for children and adults that bridge history to the natural world. 

You can walk, rent a bike, take MARTA - Atlanta's rapid transit rail system - or downtown, the Atlanta Streetcar. Of course taxis, limos and shuttles can also get you where you want to go.

Public Transport Highlight - Station Soccer, the world’s first soccer field at a transit station. “We knew, we built a pitch accessible to everyone as well as a community green space, we could keep kids engaged and have a positive social impact."

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