The old Southern charm is still alive and well, but this vibrant town isn’t stuck in the past. It’s hurtling forward and bringing the rest of the South with it!
Atlanta is the most cosmopolitan city in the South, filled with excellent museums and more cool eateries than you could possibly try even if you packed a few extra stomachs. When you first start considering what to do in Atlanta, it’s best to zero in on a specific part of the city first, so you can cut down on driving.
Give a day to downtown and you won’t be disappointed. Centennial Park is a fine counterpart to Central Park, with plenty of green and lots of major attractions, like the Georgia Aquarium. Feeling a little bubbly? Then you must be at New World Coca-Cola. Yep, the park includes plenty of samples, though you might need to unfriend your dentist from social media for the duration of your trip.
Midtown offers you your pick of trendy boutiques, cool art galleries, and a happening nightlife. Rip up your schedule and let your feet carry you through all the different neighborhoods, where elegant mansions stand as a testament to the Georgia’s colonial past.
Speaking of the past, Atlanta may be proudly rolling into the future, but it doesn’t forget. This town isn’t afraid to explore its wounds or celebrate its part in the Civil Rights Movement. While there are plenty of fun, relaxing things to do in Atlanta, we encourage you to take a little time to learn about its history. You can do that by visiting the home and birthplace of Atlanta’s most famous son, Martin Luther King, Jr. Afterwards, hop on the trolley to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. It’s a can’t-miss experience for anyone who doesn’t want to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Give Atlanta a chance, and this Southern Belle of a city will charm you with her wit and personality. With endless things to do, eat, and experience, there’s no time like the present to grab up one of our Atlanta vacation packages today!