With vibrant, diverse cultures, a booming economy and southern hospitality, it’s no wonder people love visiting Atlanta. It’s easy to fall in love with the city’s delicious comfort foods, decades of rich history, and mild weather.
- Atlanta is the most heavily forested urban area in the country, according to The National Forest Service.
- There are more than 70 streets that have the word “Peachtree” in their name.
- The world’s largest drive-in restaurant, The Varsity, can be found in Atlanta.
- Atlanta is the only city in North America that was destroyed as an act of war.
- The Atlanta Braves are the oldest continually operating team in Major League Baseball.
- Best Time to Visit: Anytime, honestly. During Spring, especially late March and April, daytime temperatures tend to be more enjoyable. Everything is in bloom and the weather is at its best. Autumn is also a good time to visit. Late September through mid-November often has pleasant days and cool nights.
- What to Wear: When packing for a trip anywhere in Georgia, you will always want to check the forecast in advance. The weather can be very unpredictable from one day to the next but is generally mild.
- Getting around: Driving is naturally the most popular option. The city does cover quite an expansive area. Many people fly into the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest airport, and then rent a car. MARTA and the Atlanta Streetcar are available for those interested in public transportation.
What to Do:
- The Georgia Aquarium is the nation’s largest and most magical aquarium! More than 10 million gallons of fresh and saltwater house the largest single aquarium habitat in the world and more aquatic life than any other aquarium in North America.
- Tour Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birth Home and historic Ebenezer Church. Explore the neighborhood and places that shaped the life and civil rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the world.
- Piedmont Park is the premier green space and central gathering place of Atlanta with picturesque views of the Midtown Atlanta skyline. The park features jogging paths, picnic facilities, playgrounds, tennis courts, public swimming pool, two ponds, and a dog park.
- Ponce City Market is the epicenter for shopping, dining, and gathering among locals. The venue covers over two million feet. This historic building is home to retail stores, restaurants, office space, and live entertainment venues.
Lisa Crow contributed to this article. She is a travel writer and lifestyle blogger based in Waco, Texas. Lisa is the Head of Content at Gigi’s Ramblings and L&S Freelance Writers. She spends her free time traveling when she can and making memories with her large family that consists of six children and ten grandchildren. This is the next installment in the Let’s Travel to…series, a collection of short informational articles covering some of the world’s top travel destinations.