Atlanta Vacations

No other city symbolizes the New South quite like Atlanta. Prosperous and modern, Atlanta blends the traditions of the Old South with American innovation like no other city in the country. While its past urban planning created some of the worst sprawl in the US, a little event called the Olympics kicked off a sea of change in 1996. The downtown ... Read more
Centennial Olympic Park typifies the transformation. Within a few square blocks surrounded by glass and steel skyscrapers lie the World of Coca Cola, Inside CNN Atlanta and the Georgia Aquarium (two words: whale sharks). Walk forward through history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement by visiting the Atlanta History Center's museum complex, the King Birth Home and the MLK Jr. Memorial Center. From downtown galleries to a Grammy award-winning orchestra, Atlanta is quickly becoming known for its impressive arts and performance attractions. Downtown high-rise hotels host everyone from international visitors from Atlanta's CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to tourists looking for proximity to the city's top restaurants.
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Atlanta has four mild seasons. Winter can get cold, occasionally dipping below freezing at night, but it rarely snows, so this isn’t flight-canceling weather. Spring and fall are ideal for outdoors activities, ... Read more
and, as a result, there are many festivals and events during this time. One highlight of the year is when the dogwoods and azaleas bloom in April, but do keep in mind that hotel rates will be at their highest when the picnic weather peaks. If you want a deal, you can take your chances on the summer months, but it can get very hot, with temperatures soaring past 85F (30C), as well as muggy. One note of caution: Beware the conventions. Tens of thousands of people flood the city for some of the bigger events, and can make getting hotel and restaurant reservations a challenge.

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Houston, Texas, USA

Atlanta is a pretty sprawling Southern city, but nothing beats its music scene if you love hip hop or R&B.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Atlanta truly has a diverse set of attractions to see. From Civil Rights attractions to whale sharks, there will be something for anyone to enjoy, plus the food is amazing!.

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Local from Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Great City lots to see and do especially with southern heritage. There is a down side with crime.

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Atlanta is one of a kind. Lots of things to do and lots of food to try. Went on a budget and left with some great adventures and didn't go over budget.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

I like seeing the smaller, unique places starting to pop up in Midtown. Parking is always pretty terrible and don't even mention the traffic on I75/85. Having a great time exploring the area as work allows.

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Atlanta is the city hub of the South. Full of things to do with professional sports teams, concerts, bars, clubs, restaurants, history, and a hint of southern charm. Anything that travels through the South travels through Atlanta. As a young city, it continues to grow rapidly and it is often unusual to meet someone who claims to have been born and raised in Atlanta.
Many first time visitors need to keep in mind that Atlanta is very spread out. Places like Buckhead are just outside the city, yet provide some of the best spots in town.

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It was a pretty city but the people I ran into where rude and they went even speaking to me. I would go back just to give it a second chance.

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Schenectady, New York State, USA

Atlanta is another great southern city with great history and civil rights. The city has some of the greatest historical sites to visit. Disability Access is available within reason of the different sites. To view the City you will need at least 3 days to get a flavor of what the city has to offer.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Hotlanta—which also made the top 20 for nightclubs and its singles scene— does not clearly pick sides in the BBQ debate, but tends to give classics a Georgia spin. One local favorite is Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, which serves ribs, chopped pork sandwiches, “rum” baked beans, and sweet potato pie, as well as nightly blues music. At Bone Lick BBQ, which started as a pop-up but now has a home in West Midtown, you can try the ménage à trois sampler (spareribs, Texas brisket, sausage) along with starters like fried pickles, boiled peanuts, and flavor-of-the-day pork rinds.

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