Atlanta travel guide

Atlanta is the capital and the most populous city in Georgia, United States. It is a city that balances southern traditions with sleek modernism. Atlanta is one of the most visited cities in the United States, with over 35 million visitors per year.

 

Key facts

Country: Georgia, United States

Official languages: English

Currency: United States dollar (USD)

Driving side: right

City population: 486.290

City area: 347,1 km2 (134 sq mi)

 

Things to see and do in Atlanta

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park – several buildings including his boyhood home, a church where King was baptized, his final resting place, a museum and memorial dedicated to his colossal achievements.

The World of Coca-Cola – is a museum dedicated to the most famous beverage in the world. The museum offers hundreds of artifacts, gift shop, 4-D theater, look at the bottling process.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium – is a fantastic new stadium opened in 2017. The stadium holds the record of the world’s largest halo board. The roof included eight triangular translucent panels, that when opened would create the illusion of a bird’s wings extended. There are 24 bars and restaurants.

College Football Hall of Fame – showcases the history of college football and highlights some of its greatest legends through history. Currently, there are 997 players and 217 coaches in a museum dedicated to college football.

Atlanta zoo – has more than 1.500 animals and 220 species. Atlanta zoo has the largest zoological populations of orangutans, more than 20 gorillas, Giant Panda and more.

Georgia Aquarium – is one of the biggest in the world with more than 500 species. The Aquarium’s notable specimens include whale sharks, California sea lions, manta rays, bottlenose dolphins, and beluga whales.

Piedmont Park – is the largest park in Atlanta located near downtown. The park features a walking path, picnic facilities, playgrounds, tennis courts, public swimming pool, two ponds, and a dog park.

Centennial Olympic Park – is a park dedicated to the Olympic Games held in Atlanta in 1996. A key feature of the park is the Fountain of Rings with lights and jets of water synchronized with music and light towers surrounding it.

Downtown Atlanta – is the central business district of the city. There are headquarters of many companies. Some of the famous buildings are the Bank of America Plaza, SunTrust Plaza, Georgia Pacific Tower, 191 Peachtree Tower.

 

Things to do in Atlanta

Shopping – you can enjoy in many shopping malls like The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

Festivals – Atlanta has many concerts, and most popular concerts are

Sports – visit a sports event because Atlanta has professional franchises in four major team sports: Atlanta Falcons in NFL, Atlanta Hawks in NBA, Atlanta Braves in MLB, Atlanta United FC in MLS.

Golf – In Atlanta, you can find numerous golf courses and some of the most famous are East Lake Golf Club, Peachtree Golf Club, Candler Park Golf Course.