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AtlantaUnited States of America

The Capital of the South is a booming tourist destination thanks to its sense of history and a wide array of 21st century attractions.

Five million people call Atlanta home and unlike many American cities, migration there is booming as people flock to this modern and friendly city. The impressive number of skyscrapers downtown are home to many huge multinational companies, such as Coca-Cola, and with one of the busiest airports in the country, it's easy to do business and get here. Historically, the city might be on the new side compared to its counterparts on the east coast – it was founded in 1837 as the end of a railroad line – but there have been plenty of major historical events here since then. The city was burned to the ground during the Civil War, and the Atlanta History Center is an excellent resource for learning more about that period. The burning of the city was commemorated by Margaret Mitchell in her great American novel Gone with the Wind, and you can visit the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum to learn about her life. The city's most famous son though is civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. who was born and raised in Atlanta, and his birthplace has been turned into a museum, the Martin Luther King Junior National Historic Site.

The weather here is seasonal and temperate so make the most of Atlanta's hot summers and mild winters in its city parks and surrounding forests. The 73 hectare Piedmont Park is situated next to bustling midtown, while just a short drive from the city, Stone Mountain Park has plenty of walking trails – perfect for working up a sweat.

If you're travelling with children, they will have a ball in Atlanta. The Georgia Aquarium is one of the biggest of its kind in the world and is very popular with all ages. The Fernbank Science Center next door has a planetarium and observatory. And at Zoo Atlantayou can the States' largest population of orang-utans in action.

Just outside town, head to Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water, two theme parks that will provide plenty of amusement for the whole family.

As evening falls, Atlanta's justifiably famous live music scene centres around midtown and the outer suburb of Buckhead, where its bars, clubs and restaurants are packed with ready to party locals. Or for something less raucous, you could relax and enjoy a Broadway musical at midtown's legendary Fox Theatre.

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Top hotels in Atlanta

Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown
Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown
3.5 out of 5
590 W Peachtree St Nw, Atlanta, GA
The price is AU$160 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Emory University Hospital Midtown and Fox Theatre. AmericasMart and Children's Museum of ...

3.6/5Good! (965 reviews)

"I like the rooms I don’t like that we can’t go on our porch but overall 5 stars!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2020

Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
4 out of 5
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$191 per night from 20 Nov. to 21 Nov.

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of AmericasMart, Centennial Olympic Park, and CNN Center. World of Coca Cola and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,625 reviews)

"I wish that after paying for such a nice room that I didn't have to pay for internet too."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

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 AU$187 per night from 27 Oct. to 28 Oct.

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of AmericasMart, Centennial Olympic Park, and World of Coca Cola. Georgia Aquarium ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,717 reviews)

"Staff was courteous room for a clean convenient was there"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2020

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.

Holiday Rentals in Atlanta

Twelve Downtown, Autograph Collection
Twelve Downtown, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
400 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA
The price is AU$348 per night from 2 Nov. to 3 Nov.

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this boutique aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Emory University Hospital Midtown, AmericasMart, and World of Coca Cola. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,049 reviews)

"💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙‼️🤦🏾‍♂️💙🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️💙💙💙💙‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️"…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2020

Twelve Downtown, Autograph Collection
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
3 out of 5
1901 Savoy Dr, Atlanta, GA

Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Murphey Candler Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of RE-MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium and Morgan ...

4.1/5Very Good! (554 reviews)

"I loved it and had I known I would have stayed the last night there in stead of the Howard Johnson. I will recommend this hotel"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2020

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
Staybridge Suites Atlanta - Midtown
Staybridge Suites Atlanta - Midtown
3 out of 5
23 Linden Ave Nw, Atlanta, GA
The price is AU$181 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Emory University Hospital Midtown and Fox Theatre. AmericasMart and Children's Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (441 reviews)

"They won't let us valet the car before we check in. I had to walk a block down to park the car and then check in."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2020

Staybridge Suites Atlanta - Midtown
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.

Popular places to visit in Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium
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Georgia Aquarium

4.5/5(3 reviews)

With more than 45 million litres of water, don't miss the world's largest aquarium in the heart of downtown Georgia.

World of Coca Cola
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World of Coca Cola

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Celebrate and learn about the World of Coca-Cola in the city where it was invented.

Six Flags over Georgia
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Six Flags over Georgia

Enjoy roller coasters, water slides, go-karts and more at this family-friendly theme park located just outside of Austin, Georgia.

Top activities in Atlanta

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta

AU$27
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour
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Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour

AU$98
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Bodies...The Exhibition Tickets
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Bodies...The Exhibition Tickets

AU$34
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Inman Park Food & History Walking Tour
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Inman Park Food & History Walking Tour

AU$91
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Atlanta CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Atlanta Attractions
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Atlanta CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Atlanta Attractions

AU$118
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Skip-The-Line: World of Coca-Cola Admission Ticket
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Skip-The-Line: World of Coca-Cola Admission Ticket

AU$26
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Atlanta

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Nov. 2019

Good sports options available. Very good cultural activities available.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Sep. 2019

Great time had in Atlanta during the labour day weekend.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Sep. 2019

Do your research! Especially around sports!! They had the college football season kick-off on the only day we had to sightsee. Downtown was PACKED full of cars trying to find parking to get to the football. Didn’t get to see anything.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Aug. 2019

Atlanta is amazing, the people are friendly, kind and bubbly.

4/5 - Good

Rylo

11 May 2019

Fat Matt’s ribs are excellent.

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