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Atlanta Travel Guide

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Plan Your Atlanta Vacation

Originally built as the terminus of the Western & Atlantic Railroad, Atlanta remains a hub for transportation (with the world's busiest airport), industry (with the headquarters for Coca-Cola), art (with treasures from on display at the High Museum of Art), and natural wonders (with the world's largest aquarium). The city's half million residents enjoy a mix of old-fashioned Southern

charm, offbeat artistic funkiness, chic luxury shopping, superb dining, and major attractions.

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Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. The Georgia Aquarium This wildly successful draw, the world's largest aquarium, draws visitors from all over the globe.
  2. A stroll through the park April in Paris has nothing on Atlanta, especially when the azaleas and dogwoods are blooming in the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Piedmont Park.
  3. Following in Dr. King's footsteps Home of Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta was a hub of the civil rights movement. Tour the King Center and his childhood home on Auburn Avenue.
  4. Civil War history Artifacts in the city's museums—as well as at historic sites in nearby Kennesaw, Marietta, and Roswell—give you the chance to revisit those difficult times.
  5. Southern cooking, and then some Good Southern food has always been easy to find here, but Atlanta's proliferation of young, talented chefs and its ethnic diversity makes it a great place to sample a wide range of cuisines.

When To Go

When to Go

Atlanta isn't called "Hotlanta" for nothing—in the late spring and summer months the mosquitoes feast and the temperatures can reach a sticky ...

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