Atlanta was originally built as the terminus of the Western & Atlantic Railroad, but today this city remains one of the busiest transportation hubs in the whole world.
The town harbors the world’s busiest airport, it is the city of industry and art, as well as natural wonders.
Atlanta has it all.
The city is home to about half million people who “enjoy a mix of old-fashioned Southern charm, offbeat artistic funkiness, chic luxury shopping, superb dining, and major attractions,” as Fodors magazine so nicely put.
What Not To Miss
In the past, the city’s main tourist attractions were located in the outskirts of Atlanta, like Stone Mountain Park, for example, but today this city has plenty to offer downtown as well.
The Georgia Aquarium, the biggest aquarium in the world, draws visitors from all over the world to see those huge and scary whale sharks up-close.
For all of you who enjoy arts, you must visit the Woodruff Arts Center, where you can catch a performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra or watch movies projected onto the exterior of the High Museum of Art, which is rather cool.
If you are a Coca-Cola lover, make sure you visit the fizzy World of Coca-Cola dedicated to the hometown beverage, while the National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a fun visit for all you justice and equality fans.
“Known as the city too busy to hate, Atlanta has become the best example of the New South, a fast-paced modern city proud of its heritage,” writes Fodors.