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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

Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from May 2 to May 3
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of AmericasMart and Children's Museum of Atlanta. Centennial Olympic Park and World of Coca ...
3.8/5Good! (2,971 reviews)
"The view from the room was amazing."

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Hilton Atlanta
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is $109 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of AmericasMart, Centennial Olympic Park, and World of Coca Cola. Georgia Aquarium ...
4.1/5Very Good! (3,705 reviews)
"Everything was perfect"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA
The price is $89 per night from May 3 to May 4
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of AmericasMart and Children's Museum of Atlanta. Centennial Olympic Park and World ...
4/5Very Good! (2,419 reviews)
"Like the staff. Very friendly"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

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.
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
3 out of 5
1901 Savoy Dr, Atlanta, GA
The price is $89 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Murphey Candler Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of RE-MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium and Morgan Falls ...
4.1/5Very Good! (578 reviews)
Very limited kachin items,no shampoo/body wash,
"Overall,it is not too bad."

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Alpharetta Avalon
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Alpharetta Avalon
3 out of 5
3980 N Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA
The price is $89 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Avalon and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from North Point Mall. Golf Club of Georgia and Ameris ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (557 reviews)
"I would give this hotel 4.5 stars. Outside of property along with the interior of the property was clean. Front desk associate was nice and she explained everything well. Our room was nice and clean. Wish the pillows were larger!! I rate this place excellent for the money and highly recommend at ..."

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Alpharetta Avalon
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta - Perimeter Center
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta - Perimeter Center
3 out of 5
4601 Ridgeview Rd, Dunwoody, GA
The price is $99 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
Situated in Dunwoody, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Art Institute of Atlanta and Perimeter Mall. American Intercontinental University and Murphey ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (596 reviews)
"The room was clean and front desk assistant was kind and helpful. I loved it was in walking distance of Target, Ross and great restaurants."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta - Perimeter Center
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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Reviews of Atlanta

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

I’ve grown fond of Atlanta and really enjoyed my stay . Friendly ppl all around ! See you soon Atlanta

5/5 - Excellent

MustLoveNat

Jun 2, 2020

We visited during the riots, yet we still felt safe! There was a curfew in place but we were able to find a place to eat within the area. Our stay was amazing!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Not a visit for Atl per se

3/5 - Okay

Jennifer

Jun 1, 2020

Atlanta is an interesting city. I happened to be here while protests/rioting was going on. I did not feel unsafe or compromised during my stay which is a plus. However I did feel restricted in what I could do around the city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

People are nice, open, and fun.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

It’s home for me.

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