Atlanta, GA

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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
The price is $88 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Design Atlanta, Georgia State University, and AmericasMart. Centennial Olympic ...
3.7/5 Good! (3,297 reviews)
"Good environment. Like the lobby Quiet floor"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Hilton Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
3.5 out of 5
188 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is $123 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Fox Theatre ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (115 reviews)
"My stay was wonderful I was here for my Birthday. It was clean and friendly! The breakfast was good. It was pretty high $18 but it was a buffet. And the valet parking was $49 per night. Other than that it was a nice stay. I loved the shower in the bathroom! Also, I didn’t realize IPIC THEATER was ..."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2022

Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is $115 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca Cola, and Georgia State University. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,723 reviews)
"I didn’t like the parking situation"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Hyatt Regency 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.
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 $91 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Murphey Candler Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of RE-MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium and Morgan Falls ...
4/5 Very Good! (712 reviews)
"It Was A Pretty Good Stay"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
Sonder l Midtown South
Sonder l Midtown South
4 out of 5
126 Renaissance Parkway Northeast, Atlanta, GA
The price is $206 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Emory University Hospital Midtown and Fox Theatre. Georgia Institute of Technology ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"It was close enough to walk to tour ATL"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Sonder l Midtown South
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta - Perimeter Center North
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta - Perimeter Center North
3 out of 5
760 Mt Vernon Highway Northeast, Atlanta, GA
The price is $91 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Perimeter Center, this aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Perimeter Mall and within 9 mi (15 km) of LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and Cobb Galleria Centre. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,459 reviews)
"The access to the Marta Red Line rail was appreciated."

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta - Perimeter Center North
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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