Atlanta, GA

Travel Guide

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 towering high-rises that dominate the Atlanta skyline reflect its reputation as a progressive, modern city. It’s the headquarters for large multinational companies, such as the Coca-Cola Company, and has one of the busiest airports in the country. Atlanta has produced big-name acts in hip-hop, and is known as the center of gospel music.

The Capital of the South prides itself on its history. Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised in Atlanta, and his birthplace has been turned into a museum. The Martin Luther King Junior National Historic Site celebrates one of the most influential figures in U.S. history. Author Margaret Mitchell wrote the great American novel Gone with the Wind in an apartment in midtown. Visit the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum to learn about her life. The Atlanta History Center is an excellent introduction to the history of the Civil War and Atlanta’s growth into a center of commerce.

Atlanta lies at the bottom of the Appalachian Mountains and its landscape is characterized by rolling hills. Getting around is easy with a well-priced bus and train system. Rent a car to explore outside the city limits.

Locals make the most of the city’s hot summers and mild winters in city parks and surrounding forests. Piedmont Park features 180 acres (73 hectares) of green space right next to bustling midtown. Stone Mountain Park has walking trails and historical exhibits just a short drive northeast from the city.

Families will find a host of attractions aimed at younger visitors, from theme parks to museums. Georgia Aquarium in the heart of downtown is one of the biggest of its kind in the world and one of Atlanta’s most popular attractions. The Fernbank Science Center next door has a planetarium and observatory. At Zoo Atlanta enjoy the antics of America’s largest population of orangutans. Head further out of town to the Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water theme parks.

Atlanta’s live music scene centers around midtown and the outer suburb of Buckhead, which is packed with bars, clubs and restaurants. End the day watching a Broadway musical at midtown’s famous Fox Theatre.

Best time to visit AtlantaSpring and autumn are ideal times to visit; you'll love the moderate temperatures, lush vegetation in the neighborhoods, and beautifully landscaped parks. The best time to see the colorful display of blooming dogwoods and azaleas is during April. May and October are also great times to enjoy walking tours spotlighting the city's luminous natural beauty. Atlanta is a major convention and trade show destination, so try to find out what events will be occurring before you choose your travel dates; large conventions can increase hotel rates.

Peak Season: Autumn is a nice time to visit Atlanta, but it’s also one of busiest. Atlanta is a major convention and trade show destination, which keeps the city busy throughout the year.

Value Season: During the summer months (July and August), when the weather's warm and steamy, you may find some hotels offering discounts. You may also find reduced hotel rates during the holiday season.

Atlanta Travel Guide Video

Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥9,592 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Design Atlanta, Georgia State University, and AmericasMart. Centennial Olympic ...
3.7/5 Good! (3,284 reviews)
"The front desk clerk when we checked in was so very helpful and the lady serving breakfast was just so pleasing and a joy to serve us ❤️❤️"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Hilton Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
3.5 out of 5
188 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥14,502 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
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! (104 reviews)
"The staff was very nice upon arrival she let us check in a lil early after a long flight. The hotel was beautiful as well as the rooms & everything was close no more then 20 minutes away"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Hotel Midtown 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
Fully refundable
The price is ¥14,160 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
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! (1,293 reviews)
"Very Clean and Comfortable stay"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, an IHG Hotel
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 ¥10,600 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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! (708 reviews)
"It Was A Pretty Good Stay"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
Sonder l Midtown South
Sonder l Midtown South
4 out of 5
126 Renaissance Parkway Northeast, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥26,035 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
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 ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"It was a lovely room, stocked with necessary plates and bowls. It was a very nice place with a passcode locked door. It was a semi-sketchy area though, but it seemed like it was on the up-rise! Overall, I would definitely stay there again!"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Sonder l Midtown South
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 ¥13,017 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
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! (1,079 reviews)
"I like the room and neighborhood but no good communication"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

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.

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