The soil of Georgia has rich American history from Civil War to Civil Rights, old-fashioned Southern charm, and is the backyard of many inventors, writers, and public figures who shaped the future of America. In fact, the state capital Atlanta always has been the focal point of the New South. The Coca-Cola was invented here, the American classic Gone with the Wind was written here, and the modern crusader Dr. King was hailed from here. Aren't these reasons tempting enough to visit Atlanta?
Places to Visit in Atlanta
Take a peek inside the 'Vault of the Secret Formula' at World of Coca-Cola, gawk at 19th and 20th-century artworks of American and European artists at High Museum of Art, enjoy a date with history at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, and snorkel with sharks in a tank at Georgia Aquarium – the largest in Western Hemisphere.
Things to Do in Atlanta
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of CNN studios, re-enact Hollywood moments in ATLwood, take a leisurely stroll on Kendeda Canopy Walk in Grant Park, see the collection of flowers in Atlanta Botanical Garden, explore miles of Atlanta BeltLine on a bike, and plan a family trip to Stone Mountain Park. Atlantans converge at the dog-friendly Piedmont Park to enjoy outdoor activities.
Some of the most popular shopping destinations in Atlanta are Underground Atlanta, Virginia Highland, Scott Antique Market, and Chamblee Antique Row. Make sure to swing by Little Five Points neighborhood for bohemian shops, bookstores, restaurants, and coffee shops. Catch a Broadway show at the Fox Theatre and then sample traditional Southern fare at The Varsity, Mary Mac's Tea Room, and Horseradish Grill.
When to visit Atlanta?
Visit Atlanta in spring and summer months to shake the winter chill and get your fever on. Major festivals and outdoor events happen throughout May-August. Seasonal amusement parks like Six Flags Over Georgia provide lots of summertime entertainment and a shelter from heat.
Last Updated on: February 26, 2020
|City Name ||Atlanta|
|Capital and largest city||NA|
|Area||132.4 sq mi (343.0 km2)|
|Lat Long||33° 45′ 18″ N, 84° 23′ 24″ W|
|Calling Code||00 1 404 X|
|Time Zone||EST (UTC-5) Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)|
|Airport||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport- Commercial|
|Currency||United States Dollar (USD)|