Atlanta, GA

Travel Guide
Atlanta Botanical Garden featuring a park and flowers

Atlanta Travel Guide Video

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.

Where to stay in Atlanta

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

Downtown Atlanta

4/5(5,906 area reviews)

Central business district with corporate headquarters, Georgia State University, and government facilities. Explore Underground Atlanta, Woodruff Park, Georgia Aquarium, and The Mall at Peachtree Center. Accessible via MARTA subway lines.

Downtown Atlanta
Atlanta History Center showing autumn leaves and landscape views

Buckhead

4.5/5(1,869 area reviews)

Uptown Atlanta's commercial hub boasts upscale shopping at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, while the mixed-use Buckhead Atlanta offers exclusive boutiques and dining. Easily accessible via MARTA and "the buc" circulator bus.

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

Midtown

4.5/5(1,329 area reviews)

High-density commercial and residential area, Midtown Atlanta boasts the Southeast's highest concentration of art and cultural institutions. Explore Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden, and savor the burgeoning restaurant scene. Accessible via MARTA rail and bike lanes.

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Sandy Springs

Chattahoochee River and Morgan Falls Overlook Park are top sights in Sandy Springs, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Sandy Springs Station or North Springs Station to see more sights in the area.

Sandy Springs
Scalini's Italian Restaurant is known for its garlic rolls. The rolls, sitting in a bowl of melted butter, are topped with lots and lots of fresh garlic. The rolls and salad are unlimited. The entrees are pretty good too! And, if you are pregnant and ready to deliver, Scalini's eggplant parmesan allegedly induces labor. 

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Cumberland

4.5/5(1,704 area reviews)

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

Cumberland
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Dunwoody

Historic Dunwoody Village and bustling Perimeter Center offer diverse experiences, while Brook Run's wooded trails and dog park provide outdoor fun. Easily accessible via MARTA, enjoy walkable Georgetown's retail district.

Dunwoody
Courtland Grand Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Courtland Grand Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is $86 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 18
$86
$133 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 17 - Jun 18
Book a stay at this business-friendly hotel in Atlanta. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast (surcharge), and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
7.2/10 Good! (3,026 reviews)
Great location
"Great location downtown. Everything is in walking distance to downtown. We were able to walk to the aquarium, coke-cola, parks, and food. Parking is valet, but if you have every visited any big city's before then you already know that it is the same. Valet parking was very easy to use, and they were ..."

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Courtland Grand Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
4 out of 5
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA
The price is $143 per night from Jun 8 to Jun 9
$143
$172 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 8 - Jun 9
Book a stay at this business-friendly hotel in Atlanta. Enjoy 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and breakfast (surcharge). Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
7.4/10 Good! (1,708 reviews)
"We had a great one night stay. Close to the passport agency which is what we needed."

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

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 $109 per night from Jun 8 to Jun 9
$109
$132 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 8 - Jun 9
Book a stay at this eco-certified aparthotel in Atlanta. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast (surcharge). Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (5,433 reviews)
"Down town not that safe be aware"

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
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