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Where to stayin Atlanta

Atlanta has played an important role in the history of the United States, from Civil War battles in the 1860s to civil rights protests in the 1960s to international host of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Across this sprawling city are diverse neighborhoods where it's easy to find great places to stay. Pick a hotel in the heart of Atlanta for exciting sports and nightlife or in the outskirts, with access to Georgia's lovely countryside. Throughout the town, fascinating museums, stellar restaurants, excellent shopping opportunities and famed Southern hospitality create a welcome home for visitors.

Best Areas to Stay for Museums

Downtown Atlanta is a great place to stay to appreciate the city's mark on history, where museums cover kids' interests, civil and human rights, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the origin of Coca Cola. Stay a bit north in Midtown for the acclaimed High Museum of Art, the Museum of Design Atlanta, a puppetry museum, the Bremen Museum with Jewish history and the Margaret Mitchell House, where the author wrote Gone with the Wind.

Downtown Atlanta

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.

Recommended hotels in Downtown Atlanta

Midtown

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.

Recommended hotels in Midtown

Great Neighborhoods for Shopping

Midtown has a great selection of hotels for easy access to shopping, museums and restaurants. Less than 10 miles north of Downtown Atlanta, Buckhead is one of the best neighborhoods to stay for shopping, with some of the biggest malls in the city close together, meaning minimal exposure to Atlanta traffic. Get a hotel a bit farther north in Sandy Springs, Dunwoody or Perimeter Center to be close to the very popular Perimeter Mall. Alternatively, stay in Decatur for a more small-town shopping experience, along with plenty of Southern charm and comfort food.

Midtown

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.

Recommended hotels in Midtown

Recommended hotels in Sandy Springs

Recommended hotels in Dunwoody

Recommended hotels in Decatur

Where to Stay for Sports

Find accommodations anywhere in Downtown Atlanta to be within walking distance of the venues for Atlanta Falcons football and Atlanta Hawks basketball games. Cumberland is convenient for watching Atlanta Braves baseball and shopping at the Cobb Galleria. The popular Atlanta Marathon runs through many neighborhoods of the city, but hotels in Peachtree Center, Five Points or Downtown are closest to the start and finish.

Downtown Atlanta

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.

Recommended hotels in Downtown Atlanta

Cumberland

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.

Recommended hotels in Cumberland

Five Points

Restaurants, live music, and shopping are just a few things that make Five Points unique. Make a stop by Underground Atlanta while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Five Points Station to get around town.

Recommended hotels in Five Points

Best Neighborhoods for Outdoor Activities

Stay in the heart of Downtown Atlanta and walk or cycle along the acclaimed Atlanta Beltline. Get away from the bustle of the city for a wide range of outdoor activities. The suburban neighborhoods of Emory and Decatur are good starting points for hiking at Stone Mountain. North of the city, Alpharetta's hotels offer easy access to numerous golf courses and parks to enjoy walking, biking, geocaching and equestrian fun. Nearby, Duluth, Norcross, Roswell, and Sandy Springs are ideal spots to stay for kayaking, tubing and rafting on the Chattahoochee River. For more outdoor fun, book a hotel in Austell and enjoy the water park and thrill rides of Six Flags Over Georgia.

Downtown Atlanta

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.

Recommended hotels in Downtown Atlanta

Recommended hotels in Decatur

Recommended hotels in Alpharetta

Recommended hotels in Duluth

Recommended hotels in Norcross

Recommended hotels in Roswell

Recommended hotels in Sandy Springs

Recommended hotels in Austell

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Alpharetta

Six Flags Over Georgia which includes rides

Austell

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Roswell

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Acworth

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