Southern hospitality, shopping, CNN and Coca-Cola, legendary nightlife and culture are what make a holiday in Atlanta a unique experience. Atlanta, which sits in the USA state of Georgia, is also known as the Capital of the New South and is famous for its Southern cooking, as well as its Civil War and civil rights history. Atlanta also plays host to the headquarters of CNN and Coca-Cola, both of which you can tour. The city’s modern centre is surrounded by an eclectic mix of neighbourhoods - Buckhead is a mecca for shoppers, with Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square malls to splurge your dollars, together with upmarket boutiques, restaurants and galleries to enjoy; Midtown is the heart of the arts and home to the Alliance Theatre, High Museum and Fox Theatre plus excellent nightlife and dining options; Virginia-Highland is packed with boutiques and laid back bars; Castlebury Hills is the place for live jazz; Little Five Points is great for trendy shops, bookstores cafés and restaurants; Sweet Auburn is the city's main African-American area and is where Martin Luther King Junior was born and raised; And Cabbagetown is another must-visit neighbourhood. Attractions galore await you in and around Atlanta including Stone Mountain Theme Park, Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Botanic Garden and Georgia Aquarium. Deep South hospitality, a wide range of accommodation options, legendary nightlife, excellent shopping and cultural sites complete the picture of this fun-packed city. With so much to see and experience in Atlanta, it’s easy to see why a city break in Atlanta is a popular choice on a USA itinerary.
Youll be spoilt for choice of things to see and do on an Atlanta holiday. Visit the taste factory at World of Coca Cola. Georgia Aquarium and the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park are great attractions. History buffs will enjoy the Martin Luther King Jr Centre For Nonviolent Change, Stone Mountain and the Atlanta History Centre. For avid gardeners theres Atlanta Botanic Garden incorporating the Fuqua Orchid Centre, Canopy Wall, Cascades Garden and the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen. Catch an Atlanta Falcons football game at the Georgia Dome or a basketball game at the Philips Arena. Slip behind the wheel of a SuperKart at the Andretti Indoor Karting and Games Centre. Take a ride on a Segway at the Centennial Olympic Park. Enjoy some waterbased family fun at Chattahoochee River Fun or some handon activities at the Imagine It! Childrens Museum. Adopt you own Cabbage Patch Kid on a visit to the Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland. Golfers will be in their element with over 100 courses to choose from in the area. Explore the world of television & news on the CNN Studio Tour. View Atlanta from the air on a skydiving or balloon trip. Visit Underground Atlanta is a shoppers paradise. Zoo Atlanta has over 200 species of animal to admire. Moviebuffs will adore the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, where the author of Gone with the Wind once lived.
Atlantas nightlife is legendary, with everything from live music, worldclass DJs, bars and nightclubs to enjoy across the city. Downtown Atlanta nightlife has something for everyone with bars, concerts, theatres and restaurants galore. The Buckhead area boasts topclass dining, lounges and live music. The music and fun in the Midtown Areas clubs starts early and finishes late. Castlebury Hill is the place for live jazz. Hard Rock Caf Atlantic is a fun night out.
Theres a restaurant in Atlanta to suit every palate. Whether youre in the mood for a tasty steak and chips, freshly caught seafood or a southernstyle meal, youll find all this and more in this city. International cuisine is widely available too including Italian, French, Japanese and Mexican fare. Be sure to try southern specialities like grits, crispy fried chicken, biscuits, cornbread, redeye gravy and crab cakes. Cocacola and sweet tea are popular drink choices.
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