Atlanta

53°
50° - January
55° - February
63° - March
71° - April
78° - May
84° - June
88° - July
86° - August
81° - September
72° - October
62° - November
53° - December
Dec avg
$110
Avg Hotel
$322
Est. Airfare

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Description

Atlanta is a city of contrasts. It's both the quintessential small South and a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its free and inexpensive museums, historical memorials, and fun sites make it the perfect place to bring a family, and the trendy music scene and thrilling nightlife make it nonstop excitement for adults. The food ranges from upscale fine dining to good ol' southern cookin'. And you'll find whatever you could possibly be shopping for--whether you're looking for a top designer or a hip boutique. Lastly, it's a city with firmly rooted traditions, rich in American history and a city that's home to many of the nation's top Fortune 1,000 companies. But what you'll really remember after your trip to Atlanta is a certain inexplicable charm that you just won't find anywhere else.
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Photo Credit: Kevin C Rose AtlantaPhotos.com
Photo Credit: Kevin C Rose AtlantaPhotos.com
Photo Credit: Margaret Mitchell House
Photo Credit: Swan House at the Atlanta History Center
Photo Credit: Kevin C Rose AtlantaPhotos.com
Photo Credit: Kevin C Rose AtlantaPhotos.com
Photo Credit: Kevin C Rose AtlantaPhotos.com
Photo Credit: Kevin C Rose AtlantaPhotos.com
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    Aquarium & World of Coca-Cola

    09/30/13
    Atlanta is a nice city. Best: The World Largest Aquarium (so worth it) and World of Coca-Cola. Very nice big parks too.
    Ruth Damaris

    Eat, Play, Love this City!

    09/26/13
    Since hosting the 1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta has become a chic metropolis with attractions to suit every traveler. Foodies can dine at multiple Celebrity Chef owned restaurants; discover traditional southern fare at Mary Mac's Tea Room; or grab a quick bite at landmark fast-food eatery, The Varsity. Shoppers can indulge in high-end shopping at Phipps Plaza or graze for unique boutique bargains in Little Five Points and Virginia-Highlands. Nature lovers can explore the wonders of the deep at the Georgia Aquarium or take an urban hike along the Beltline Southwestern Trail. History buffs can tour the childhood home of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, or learn about the origins of one of the world’s most popular soft drinks at the World of Coca-Cola. Art lovers can gaze thoughtfully upon internationally renowned masterpieces at the High Museum of Art; and thrill-seekers can test the theory of centrifugal force at Six Flags Over Georgia, a 290-acre amusement park featuring several monster rollercoasters. After dark, club-hop from trendy Midtown to swanky Buckhead or lounge the night away in a cozy hookah bar. All the while, keep an eye out for bright lights and famous faces, as the city has become a prime locale for filmmakers and home to numerous entertainers. But don’t be intimidated by this city’s swagger, Atlanta’s inherent southern charm ensures an alpha experience on any budget.
    Lauren

    Tahiti

    09/25/13
    Beautiful island, amazing landscapes, incredible diving and hiking, whales everywhere, friendly and hospitable locals! Easy to travel around
    Elena

    A city of neighborhoods

    09/25/13
    Atlanta is a great place to visit or live, but you have to know where to go. It's a typical suburban, spread out American super city, where down town is full of new, shiny high-rise building, busy in the day and empty by night. Whereas, the business and commerce may happens down town the real experience for Atlantans happens in certain neighborhoods, filled with themed food, bars, clubs and shops.
    Katelyn

    Southern Hospitality @ Its Finest

    09/25/13
    This oh-so easy city to get to (and around with some public transportation) was fun to visit. I stayed in the Buckhead area which has some interesting restaurants but not the best in the city. Unfortunately I did not stay long, and only got a little shopping in.
    Melissa

    Atlanta fabulous holiday that enchants you

    09/24/13
    A city suspended between nature and technology, the perfect set to shoot a movie with your woman, all kinds of activities she'll be in love, from shopping in luxury shops to romantic dinners that you will enjoy with her.

    If you love the "Blues" do not forget to visit Sweet Auburn, the African-American neighborhood in the east of the city center.

    Atlanta is so unique!
    Michele

    Atlanta CityPASS for just $74!

    09/24/13
    Atlanta (err, Hotlanta) is best enjoyed utilizing the southern comfort of air-conditioning. With this in mind, I recommend the $74 Atlanta CityPASS, which admits tourists to five of the best attractions in Atlanta all under one roof (well, five actually). The CityPASS includes: 1) Georgia Aquarium, 2) World of Coca-Cola, 3) Inside CNN Studio Tour, 4) Zoo Atlanta OR Atlanta History Center, and 5) Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR High Museum of Art.

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is also well worth the FREE tour, and includes free postcards and shredded U.S. currency to take home. I particularly enjoyed learning how to identify counterfeit dollars. Also, if your timing is right, don't miss out on a Braves baseball game at the former 1996 Summer Olympics stadium. Turner Field is home to the famous Tomahawk Chant, as well as the footlong Dixie Dog (fried hot dog stuffed with BBQ pulled pork, southern cole slaw, nacho cheese and pickles). Of course, don't forget to try a Georgia Peach!

    It's also worth noting that Atlanta's MARTA Rail services the airport as well as many of the tourist destinations around the city. Do your homework before you go, but renting a car may be an unnecessary expense... More money for errrrbody!

    Cody

    I would love to go back

    09/23/13
    I haven't been able to spend a whole lot of time in Atlanta but it is an interesting city that I would love to reinvestigate.
    NICOLE

    A relaxed city

    09/23/13
    I haven't spent a whole lot of time in Atlanta but I sure would love to go back.
    NICOLE

    Never see

    09/22/13
    Only by moveis
    Manuel Antonio

    High Museum of Art

    With its renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and award-winning architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the High Museum of Art has grown from its origins in a stately home on Peachtree Street to become the leading art museum in the southeastern United States.
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    Zoo Atlanta

    Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,500 animals from around the world. A slate of new up-close-and-personal experiences opened in spring 2012: giraffe feeding, permitting guests to hand-feed Earth’s tallest living land mammals, and Wild Encounters, three new behind-the-scenes adventures with African elephants, giant pandas and Komodo dragon. Other highlights include the nation’s largest collection of western lowland gorillas, the nation’s largest zoological collection of orangutans and a global center of excellence for the care and study of vanishing reptiles and amphibians.
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    Georgia Aquarium

    With 8.5 million gallons of exhibits, this is the worlds largest aquarium. One can't miss this attraction and see the impressive whale sharks!
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    Atlanta History Center

    The Atlanta History Center is located on 33 acres in the heart of Buckhead. The History Center includes one of the Southeast’s largest history museums; two historic houses including Swan House and Smith Family Farm; Centennial Olympic Games Museum; historic gardens; and Kenan Research Center including the Cherokee Garden Library. The History Center also includes the Margaret Mitchell House, located at our midtown campus.
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    Stone Mountain Park

    One of Atlanta's most visited attractions, Stone Mountain is the largest exposed grantite block in the world. You can also enjoy laser shows, festivals, a 'Sky Hike', activities for kids and more!
    Cost: From $27 / adult
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    The World of Coca-Cola

    The World of Coca-Cola is the home of the 125-year-old secret formula for Coca-Cola and features more than 1,200 artifacts from around the world that have never been displayed to the public before. You’ll see great interactive exhibits such as a thrilling, multi-sensory 4-D movie (3D glasses with moving seats) and a fully functioning bottling line. A favorite activity is the tasting experience, where you can sample over 100 different beverages from around the world.
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    Gone With the Wind - the Margaret Mitchell House

    Tour the apartment of famed author of “Gone With the Wind,” Margaret Mitchell. The Margaret Mitchell House features guided tours where Margaret Mitchell wrote “Gone With the Wind” and exhibitions on the movie as well as the life and times of one of America’s most famous authors.
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    Martin Luther King Historic Site

    Visit civil rights activist Martin Luther Kings birthplace and take a free National Parks led tour of the home.
    Cost: Free
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    Centennial Park

    Centennial Park is Georgia’s lasting legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games hosted by Atlanta in 1996. Today the unique 21-acre park sponsors community-wide free events, including the Fourth of July Celebration, Wednesday Wind Down concert series and Fourth Saturday Family Fun Days. The Park also hosts festivals, fundraisers and private events. These events, in addition to the normal day-to-day traffic, bring an estimated three million visitors to this urban oasis each year.
    Cost: Free
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    Golf

    Really, what would a trip to Atlanta be without a visit to one of its many world-class golf links?
    Cost: Varies
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    Six Flags Over Georgia

    Six Flags Over Georgia is the largest regional theme park in the Southeast. The park boasts eleven heart-pounding roller coasters headlined by the hyper-coaster Goliath, ranked as one of the top coasters in the world and Dare Devil Dive, a beyond-vertical coaster that sends you soaring through three inversions. Cool off on Thunder River, a wild rafting adventure or splash around Skull Island, a towering water play structure with hundreds of water elements. Three interactive children's areas, Bugs Bunny World, Carousel Hill and Whistlestop Park, provide hours of fun for our smallest guests. Cleared for takeoff in summer 2013, SkyScreamer will send guests spinning at 40 miles per hour atop a 24-story tower, making it the tallest ride ever built at Six Flags Over Georgia.
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    Language

    English

    Currency

    [USD] American Dollars

    Airports

    William B. Hartsfield International Airport [ATL]