Atlanta, GA

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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

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA
The price is $120 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17
Located in Dunwoody, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Perimeter Mall and within 9 mi (15 km) of LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and Lenox Square. Cobb Galleria ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,276 reviews)
"Sheriff was the best valet guy ever he was just amazing and filled with smiles."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
3.5 out of 5
188 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is $141 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (94 reviews)
"Beautiful property, friendly staff, clean rooms. Loved everything except for overly priced inedible breakfast and $49 valet parking .. $44 to self park"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is $151 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
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! (3,710 reviews)
"I love this hotel all i need is the restaurant polaris to open back up"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

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.
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 Jan 6 to Jan 7
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! (730 reviews)
"Employees are attentive and professional. Property has all amenities anyone could ask for."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Alpharetta Avalon
Sonder l Midtown South
Sonder l Midtown South
4 out of 5
126 Renaissance Parkway Northeast, Atlanta, GA
The price is $228 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Emory University Hospital Midtown and Fox Theatre. Georgia Institute of Technology ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"The facility was very clean and walking distance to all the local attractions."

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2021

Sonder l Midtown South
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 $101 per night from Jan 12 to Jan 13
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! (703 reviews)
"Nice that it had a full kitchen. The bathroom wasn’t updated though. Breakfast was not a hot breakfast."

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
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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