Atlanta, GA

Travel Guide
Georgia State Capitol showing a garden, flowers and heritage architecture
Once the home to Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1996 Olympic Games, Georgia’s capital is full of history, culture and fun for the entire family.

The South is known for its charm. Atlanta is no exception. Visit Georgia’s capital city for its variety of museums, nature and amusement parks, charming neighborhoods and notable historic landmarks.

Transport yourself to outer space in Fernbank Science Center’s planetarium and observatory. Understand the natural world through hands-on exhibits including a waterfall hologram at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Tour historic homes, gardens and Civil War relics in the Atlanta History Center. Learn about one of America’s most iconic brands at the World of Coca-Cola museum.

Meet over 120,000 sea creatures, ranging from massive whales to tropical fish, at the Georgia Aquarium. Zoo Atlanta has exotic animals from all parts of the world.

See journalists in action at downtown’s CNN Center, home of one of the world’s largest news networks. Watch a performance or show at the lavish 1920s-style Fox Theatre.

Explore Atlanta’s many parks. Walk past water gardens and the Fountain of Rings in Centennial Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Find walking paths, a lake, sports facilities and picnic areas in the centrally located Piedmont Park. Entertainment meets wilderness in Stone Mountain Park, a sprawling area surrounding a huge piece of exposed granite.

Learn about famous past Atlanta residents. At the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, see the humble birthplace and final resting place of one of the most important figures in the civil rights movement. In a small apartment building in Midtown, visit Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, where the author of Gone with the Wind wrote her famous novel.

Get cool and experience thrills at Six Flags White Water. Slide, splash and swim through the popular waterpark in Marietta, Georgia. Daredevils of all ages love Six Flags Over Georgia, a sprawling theme park in Austell with over a dozen roller coasters, water slides and other rides.

Explore Atlanta’s many neighborhoods. Outside of Downtown, discover a quirky side of the city in the musical hub of Little Five Points.

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Where to stay in Atlanta

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA, 30303
The price is $109 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
$109
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Atlanta. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.7/5 Good! (2,926 reviews)
"Everything was perfect but when do I get my 50 dollars back. °_°"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
The price is $122 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25
$122
per night
Dec 24 - Dec 25
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Atlanta. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,882 reviews)
"Hotel was nice but room not cleaned but every other day. For the price of room it should definitely be cleaned every day."

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta Downtown
Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta Downtown
3.5 out of 5
89 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30313
The price is $129 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
$129
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Atlanta. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (973 reviews)
"Truly unique gem hidden downtown in Atlanta. Exceptional aesthetic. Impeccable customer service from staff. And easy to travel to other parts of Atl from this central location. I’ll definitely be back."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
4 out of 5
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Atlanta. Enjoy breakfast, room service, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
3.6/5 Good! (2,994 reviews)
"The staff were excellent and very helpful!"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Atlanta. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,882 reviews)
"Hotel was nice but room not cleaned but every other day. For the price of room it should definitely be cleaned every day."

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA, 30303
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Atlanta. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.7/5 Good! (2,926 reviews)
"Everything was perfect but when do I get my 50 dollars back. °_°"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Atlanta

Renting a car is the best way to explore Atlanta, although traffic can be heavy. Take public transportation instead and you will still be able to get almost everywhere in the city, though it will take a bit longer. The MARTA rapid rail and bus networks cover all the most popular places for visitors. MARTA trains are faster and more frequent than the buses, but some areas of the city don’t have a station. Visit the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority website. Browse Atlanta rental cars.

Best time to visit

Visit Atlanta in the spring, between March and May, if you can. This is when temperatures are at their most pleasant, and there are lots of outdoor festivals and cultural events to look forward to. Coming to the city in spring also means avoiding the sweltering summer, when room prices have a tendency to climb as high as the temperatures. The city’s hottest month is July, with highs of 90 F (32 C).

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