Atlanta

Atlanta Waterfront

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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. 

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.

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."