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AtlantaUnited States of America

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.

Atlanta Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Atlanta

World of Coca Cola featuring a city, city views and skyline

Downtown Atlanta

4/5Very Good!(5,906 area reviews)

CNN Center and Centennial Olympic Park are a few top attractions in Downtown Atlanta. Hop around the city on the metro at Five Points Station or Peachtree Center Station and check out the area's must-see aquarium, great live music, and popular shops.

Downtown Atlanta
Atlanta History Center featuring heritage architecture

Buckhead

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,869 area reviews)

Known for its fantastic nightlife and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Buckhead. Check out top attractions like Lenox Square and Atlanta History Center, and jump on the metro at Buckhead Station or Lindbergh Center Station to see more of the city.

Buckhead
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta featuring a garden, a city and cuddly or friendly animals

Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,329 area reviews)

Midtown is highly notable for its fantastic nightlife, and you might want to visit top sights like Fox Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Hall. See more of Atlanta by jumping on the metro at Midtown Station or Arts Center Station.

Midtown
A fun annual event in Brookhaven, the PDK Neighborhood Day features local acrobats and historic relics.

Buford Highway

4/5Very Good!(472 area reviews)

Visitors to Buford Highway love its abundant dining options, and if you want to see more of the area, jump on the metro at Chamblee Station.

Buford Highway
Another Buford Highway gem. The grill outside Brito Supermarket is red hot all day grilling pollo asado and pork ribs. A whole grilled chicken costs $8.99 and the flavor is phenomenal. Ask for the red and green salsas. #BuHi #pollo #streetfood

Brookhaven

4/5Very Good!(79 area reviews)

Brookhaven is well-liked for its shopping, and you can visit sights like Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza if you have time to explore the area.

Brookhaven
One of the best BBQ joints in #Atlanta. Heirloom Market features wood fire barbecue with a Korean twist. Special sandwiches come topped with kimchi and can be finished down with sweet jasmine tea. #delicious

Cumberland

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,704 area reviews)

Cumberland is known for its popular shops, and with sights like Truist Park and Cumberland Mall, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Atlanta.

Cumberland

Top Hotels in Atlanta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown
Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown
3.5 out of 5
590 W Peachtree St Nw, Atlanta, GA
The price is $117 per night

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Emory University Hospital Midtown and Fox Theatre. AmericasMart and Children's Museum of ...

3.7/5Good! (948 reviews)

"Check in was effortless, room was as expected, pool was very nice and parking was free. Overall a great experience. I will be staying again"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
4 out of 5
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA
The price is $149 per night

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of AmericasMart, Centennial Olympic Park, and CNN Center. World of Coca Cola and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,644 reviews)

"I loved the view and the cleanliness of the room and bathroom. I didn’t like the valet system. The Valet System was unorganized and it took too long to get my Car."…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is $103 per night

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! (3,720 reviews)

"Stayed in August amidst COVID changes. It was great! Close to where I needed to be. Very clean. Valet parking was super convenient."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown

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).

Popular places to visit in Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium
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Georgia Aquarium

4.5/5(2,871 reviews)

Discover thousands of sea creatures at the world’s biggest aquarium.

World of Coca Cola
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World of Coca Cola

4.5/5(1,741 reviews)

Learn about the fascinating history of one of the world’s best-known drinks, in the city where it was invented.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium

4.5/5(1,542 reviews)

Catch an event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium during your trip to Atlanta. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

State Farm Arena
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State Farm Arena

4.5/5(856 reviews)

Catch an event at State Farm Arena during your trip to Atlanta. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Six Flags Over Georgia
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Six Flags Over Georgia

4.5/5(681 reviews)

Enjoy roller coasters, water slides, go-karts and more at this family-friendly theme park located just outside of Austin, Georgia.

Truist Park
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Truist Park

4.5/5(1,057 reviews)

Catch an event at Truist Park during your trip to Atlanta. Discover the area's lively bars and its entertainment choices.

Top things to do in Atlanta

Atlanta CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Atlanta Attractions
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Atlanta CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Atlanta Attractions

$84
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour
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Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour

$70
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Bodies...The Exhibition Tickets
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Bodies...The Exhibition Tickets

$24
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Atlanta Food & Cocktail Tour
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Atlanta Food & Cocktail Tour

$100
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Georgia
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Georgia

$10
Per adult
Atlanta City Tour by Electric Car
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Atlanta City Tour by Electric Car

$38
Per adult

Reviews of Atlanta

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
4293
5 - Excellent 41.923828125%
4 - Good
4329
4 - Good 42.275390625%
3 - Okay
1323
3 - Okay 12.919921875%
2 - Disappointing
201
2 - Disappointing 1.962890625%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.91796875%

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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