Atlanta is a cosmopolitan city with a modern flare for the arts and multiple classical music venues. It’s also famous for its sweet tea, peach trees and Southern cuisine, while also boasting an array of family-friendly attractions, scenic green spaces and a glittering skyline.
Things to do in Atlanta
Georgia Aquarium is home to over 100,000 animals. Walk amongst the underwater exhibits and through the glass tunnel to see whale sharks, beluga whales and bottlenose dolphins. Head to the boardwalk for a live show with sea lions or check out the penguin aquarium to watch penguins feeding.
Midtown Atlanta is the heart of the city’s arts scene and where you’ll find the grand Fox Theatre. This performing arts venue hosts 150 performances a year, including everything from live music and comedians to Broadway musicals and theatre shows.
Spread out over 12 hectares, Atlanta’s Botanical Gardens provide utter peace and tranquillity with numerous themed gardens. Take a stroll amidst the treetops of Storza woods as you explore the canopy skywalk or enjoy cocktails at the terrace bar.
History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Walk in his footsteps as you explore his former home and learn about his role in the American Civil Rights movement in the on-site museum.
Getting around Atlanta
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is 20 minutes south of the city, connected via public buses and taxis. Midtown and Downtown Atlanta is compact enough to be explored on foot.