Atlanta today is the economic and cultural center of the Southern United States. The city is full of traditional charm spiced up with a modern flair. Atlanta is filled with attractions and activities, including the Georgia Aquarium (the world’s largest), the Atlanta Olympic Park and the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Garden. Atlanta is also rich in history with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of "Gone with Wind" - Margaret Mitchell - commemorated by display of her Home and Museum.
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Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
Address: 233 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta
Open hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tel: +1 404 521 6600
Modern Atlanta is a great cosmopolitan city and well worth a visit. From the outside, Atlanta looks like a typical American big city with skyscrapers and plenty of hotels and restaurants. However, there is much more to explore in Atlanta. It is a place full of American history, which predates the American Civil War.
Atlanta is also the birthplace of several famous people, such as civil rights’ fighter Martin Luther King Jr. and Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With the Wind". It is home to the world’s most famous soda brand, Coca-Cola, and the Coke headquarters and museum are still based in Atlanta.
Sports enthusiasts will find a complete selection of options including Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves, the Georgia Dome hosting the NFL Atlanta Falcons and Philips Arena showcasing NBA Atlanta Hawks and the WNBA Atlanta Dream.
Atlanta is a city that spans ages with it's variety of attractions and has something for everyone.
The city hosted the summer Olympic Games in 1996. People from around the world gathered at Centennial Park, which still stands as a commemoration to the games. Besides being the economic and cultural center of the Southern United States, Atlanta offers a pleasing mix of the traditional and the modern. It is filled with attractions and activities and offers everything you would expect plus a little more.
The New World of Coca-Cola
Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Braves and Turner Field
Atlanta's Eclectic Neighborhoods
Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Dream and Philips Arena
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta Motorsports Park
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Six Flags over Georgia
The Punchline Comedy Club
Center for Puppetry Arts
Woodruff Arts Center
The Fox Theatre
College Football Hall of Fame
The Centennial Olympic Park
The Georgia Aquarium
The Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site/The King Center
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The number of restaurants in Atlanta is impressive, ranging from a very fine dining experience to rustic roadside diners. Chitlins, grits and collard greens are typical of Atlanta, but they are by no means the only thing you may expect.
Flying Biscuit Cafe
Metro Cafe Diner
Cakes & Ale
Holeman & Finch Public House
Empire State South
The Silver Skillet
The Sun Dial Restaurant
Cafés are usually a world in themselves and Atlanta’s are no exception, offering plenty of variety in atmosphere, food, drink, and entertainment.
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The Busy Bee Cafe
West Egg Café
Atlanta has an exhilarating night life and several nice bars and pubs to hang out in. With all of the different kinds, there is something for everyone. Midtown is the area to head to where sports bars are especially popular. Most of the clubs are open until 2:30 a.m.
Smith’s Olde Bar
The Porter Beer Bar
Gold Room Nightclub
Barcelona Wine Bar Inman Park
One Eared Stag
As Atlanta is quite cosmopolitan, it is easy to find what you seek, be it trendy or tacky, funky or fashionable or anything you can think of in-between. The city and suburbs are teeming with malls, neighborhood shops, galleries and antiques.
Malls are by far the most convenient since most have generous parking, cinemas and restaurants. For bargains, you have to drive a little out of the way to the Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawnsville or Discover Mills in Lawrenceville. Underground Atlanta is more the touristy-type destination with souvenir shops, food outlets and kitschy stores.
Lenox Square Mall
Nordstrom Phipps Plaza
Paris on Ponce
Sweet Auburn Curb Market
Whole Foods Market
Edgewood Retail District
Barnes & Noble
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is located nine miles (14.5 km) south of the city. The airport serves over 100 million passengers every year.
MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) operates light rail services from the airport to Downtown and throughout the metropolitan area. A single ticket to Downtown Atlanta is $1.75, and the Peachtree center station is in the heart of the Downtown hotel district. Taxi services take 15-60 minutes to Five Points, depending upon traffic – fares vary from $20 - $26, according to the number of passengers and amount of luggage. Taxis usually have flat rates to the central business district.
The Atlanta Link provides airport shuttle service from Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead hotels. Reservations for shared-ride shuttles to Atlanta, Atlanta metro and non-metro areas can be secured at the Ground Transportation Center’s island F.
Address: 6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta
Phone: +1 800 897 1910
Marta provides rapid rail and bus services throughout the city. The bus network operates throughout the city 05.00-01.30 Monday to Friday and 05.00-24.30 Saturday and Sunday. Buses take correct change or tokens only.
Phone: +1 404 848 5000
Atlanta Checker Cab is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Phone: +1 404 351 1111
Chain pharmacies (CVS, Rite Aid, etc) as well as smaller neighborhood ones operate in Atlanta. Working hours may vary, but a few are open 24/7. Most larger pharmacies sell prescription as well as over the counter medicine. Pharmacy signs are often in red and white and pharmacies themselves may often be found inside department stores like Walmart.
Address: 2915 Piedmont Rd Ne. Atlanta
Phone: +1 404 2617775
Post Office – Buckhead Station
Address: 3495 Buckhead Loop Northeast Street 115, Atlanta
Phone: +1 404 8169486
Atlanta is located in the Eastern time zone, and all times are reflected in Eastern time.
Country code: +1
Area code: Atlanta has several different codes depending on area (404, 470, 770 or 678). Please check carefully before dialing.