Atlanta, GA

Travel Guide
Georgia State Capitol showing a garden, flowers and heritage architecture

Once the home to Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1996 Olympic Games, Georgia’s capital is full of history, culture and fun for the entire family.

The South is known for its charm. Atlanta is no exception. Visit Georgia’s capital city for its variety of museums, nature and amusement parks, charming neighborhoods and notable historic landmarks.

Transport yourself to outer space in Fernbank Science Center’s planetarium and observatory. Understand the natural world through hands-on exhibits including a waterfall hologram at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Tour historic homes, gardens and Civil War relics in the Atlanta History Center. Learn about one of America’s most iconic brands at the World of Coca-Cola museum.

Meet over 120,000 sea creatures, ranging from massive whales to tropical fish, at the Georgia Aquarium. Zoo Atlanta has exotic animals from all parts of the world.

See journalists in action at downtown’s CNN Center, home of one of the world’s largest news networks. Watch a performance or show at the lavish 1920s-style Fox Theatre.

Explore Atlanta’s many parks. Walk past water gardens and the Fountain of Rings in Centennial Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Find walking paths, a lake, sports facilities and picnic areas in the centrally located Piedmont Park. Entertainment meets wilderness in Stone Mountain Park, a sprawling area surrounding a huge piece of exposed granite.

Learn about famous past Atlanta residents. At the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, see the humble birthplace and final resting place of one of the most important figures in the civil rights movement. In a small apartment building in Midtown, visit Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, where the author of Gone with the Wind wrote her famous novel.

Get cool and experience thrills at Six Flags White Water. Slide, splash and swim through the popular waterpark in Marietta, Georgia. Daredevils of all ages love Six Flags Over Georgia, a sprawling theme park in Austell with over a dozen roller coasters, water slides and other rides.

Explore Atlanta’s many neighborhoods. Outside of Downtown, discover a quirky side of the city in the musical hub of Little Five Points.

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Where to stay in Atlanta

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is $91 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca Cola, and Georgia State University. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,830 reviews)
"Our stay was great."

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2021

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
3.5 out of 5
188 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is $111 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Fox Theatre ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (62 reviews)
"The staff were very welcoming"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hyatt Place Atlanta / Perimeter Center
Hyatt Place Atlanta / Perimeter Center
3 out of 5
1232 HAMMOND DRIVE NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is $125 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in Dunwoody, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Perimeter Mall, Art Institute of Atlanta, and Murphey Candler Park. American Intercontinental University ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (457 reviews)
"This hotel was so clean and the staff was amazing! We plan on going back and staying in this same hotel."

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Hyatt Place Atlanta / Perimeter Center
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.
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
3 out of 5
1901 Savoy Dr, Atlanta, GA
The price is $93 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Murphey Candler Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of RE-MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium and Morgan Falls ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (690 reviews)
"Property was clean and all nice."

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Alpharetta Avalon
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Alpharetta Avalon
3 out of 5
3980 N Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA
The price is $95 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Avalon and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from North Point Mall. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre and Golf ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (712 reviews)
"Property was in a great location. They also had washers and dryers free of charge, which was a huge bonus as we went hiking and rode atvs, so it was perfect."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Alpharetta Avalon
Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Center
Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Center
3 out of 5
6110 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ne, Atlanta, GA
The price is $110 per night from Dec 25 to Dec 25
Located in Perimeter Center, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Art Institute of Atlanta and Perimeter Mall. Murphey Candler Park is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,069 reviews)
"I really liked my stay here. Close to stores and restaurants. Staff was excellent. Rooms were neat and clean, no problems. Totally a great experience."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Center
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.

Getting around Atlanta

Renting a car is the best way to explore Atlanta, although traffic can be heavy. Take public transportation instead and you will still be able to get almost everywhere in the city, though it will take a bit longer. The MARTA rapid rail and bus networks cover all the most popular places for visitors. MARTA trains are faster and more frequent than the buses, but some areas of the city don’t have a station. Visit the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority website. Browse Atlanta rental cars.

Best time to visit

Visit Atlanta in the spring, between March and May, if you can. This is when temperatures are at their most pleasant, and there are lots of outdoor festivals and cultural events to look forward to. Coming to the city in spring also means avoiding the sweltering summer, when room prices have a tendency to climb as high as the temperatures. The city’s hottest month is July, with highs of 90 F (32 C).

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