Atlanta, Georgia, Visitors Guide
Atlanta, Georgia was founded in 1837, and marks the end of the Western and Atlantic railroad line. A transportation hub back then, and now, as the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports! This is just one example of how this modern and thriving city still keeps its past alive.
Atlanta is proud of its heritage, and visitors to the ATL can expect that same amount of pride when it comes to their food, music, architecture, shopping, museums, arts, landscapes, and more. Want to know why Georgia was always on Ray Charles’ mind? Find out why for yourself by experiencing Georgia’s southern charm and appeal in Atlanta!
GeographyAtlanta lies in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwestern Georgia, just southeast of the Chattahoochee River. Atlanta is Georgia's largest city and the principal trade and transportation center of the southeastern United States. Though Atlanta is infamous for heavy traffic, getting around is easier in intown neighborhoods which are surprisingly close together.
NeighborhoodsBuckhead is an upscale affluent neighborhood known for its luxury malls and the independent art galleries.
Midtown is a busy commercial area and a vibrant arts hub with several hotspots for art, comedy, bars, and food.
Downtown Atlanta is the city’s busy central business district and a historic center city that boasts walkable streets. At its heart is Centennial Olympic Park, with the Fountain of Rings and regular lunchtime concerts.
Atlantic Station is an upscale neighborhood with different shops, eateries, and activities. During the winter, they set up an ice skating rink and a village that is great to attend.
Little Five Points is one of Atlanta’s hippest neighborhoods including indie stores for offbeat vintage clothing, vinyl, and cool gifts. There are also dive bars, burger joints, and Ethiopian and vegan eateries that line the surrounding streets.
Top Places to Visit
High Museum of ArtHigh Museum of Art is a contemporary to classic museum that is known for its diverse art collection & modern architecture.
Piedmont ParkPiedmont Park is the premier green space and central gathering place of Atlanta with postcard views of the Midtown Atlanta skyline and seasonal concerts and events.
Atlanta Botanical GardenAtlanta Botanical Garden is thirty acres of display gardens and shady woodlands featuring plant collections including roses, herbs, conifers, carnivorous plants, and more.
ClimateThe best time to visit Atlanta is from March to May when the weather is mild. The summers are hot and muggy, while the winters are cold and wet. It is partly cloudy year round and over the course of the year, the temperatures typically vary from 35°F to 89°F and are rarely below 22°F or above 95°F.
What is Atlanta Known for
Ponce City Market, Farmers Markets, Fresh Peaches, Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, Fox Theater, World of Coca-Cola, Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, College Football Hall of Fame, MARTA, Delicious Food, Diverse Music, Georgia State Capitol
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