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Atlanta, Georgia

 Atlanta today is the economic and cultural center of the Southern United States. The city is full of traditional charm spiced up with a modern flair. Atlanta is filled with attractions and activities, including the Georgia Aquarium (the world’s largest), the Atlanta Olympic Park and the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Garden. Atlanta is also rich in history with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of "Gone with Wind" - Margaret Mitchell - commemorated by display of her Home and Museum.

currency

$1 dollar (USD) = 100 cents

phone

911

newspaper

Atlanta Journal Constitution
Creative Loafing (local events)
The Hudspeth Report (provides updates on the dining and entertainment scene every month)

hours

Stores are open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Banks: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

population

434,771

info

Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
Address: 233 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta
Open hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tel: +1 404 521 6600

Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, Georgia

The City

Modern Atlanta is a great cosmopolitan city and well worth a visit. From the outside, Atlanta looks like a typical American big city with skyscrapers and plenty of hotels and restaurants. However, there is much more to explore in Atlanta. It is a place full of American history, which predates the American Civil War.

Atlanta is also the birthplace of several famous people, such as civil rights’ fighter Martin Luther King Jr. and Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With the Wind". It is home to the world’s most famous soda brand, Coca-Cola, and the Coke headquarters and museum are still based in Atlanta.

Sports enthusiasts will find a complete selection of options including Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves, the Georgia Dome hosting the NFL Atlanta Falcons and Philips Arena showcasing NBA Atlanta Hawks and the WNBA Atlanta Dream.

Atlanta is a city that spans ages with it's variety of attractions and has something for everyone.

Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta during twilight hour after sunset

Do & See

The city hosted the summer Olympic Games in 1996. People from around the world gathered at Centennial Park, which still stands as a commemoration to the games. Besides being the economic and cultural center of the Southern United States, Atlanta offers a pleasing mix of the traditional and the modern. It is filled with attractions and activities and offers everything you would expect plus a little more.

The New World of Coca-Cola

Margaret Mitchell House and Museum

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Braves and Turner Field

Atlanta's Eclectic Neighborhoods

Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Dream and Philips Arena

Atlanta History Center

Atlanta Motorsports Park

Atlanta Opera

Atlanta Ballet

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Six Flags over Georgia

Variety Playhouse

The Punchline Comedy Club

Center for Puppetry Arts

Woodruff Arts Center

The Fox Theatre

Swan House

College Football Hall of Fame

The Centennial Olympic Park

The Georgia Aquarium

The Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site/The King Center

CNN News Center

Zoo Atlanta

Table In The Sky

Dining

The number of restaurants in Atlanta is impressive, ranging from a very fine dining experience to rustic roadside diners. Chitlins, grits and collard greens are typical of Atlanta, but they are by no means the only thing you may expect.

Nikolai’s Roof

Bone's Restaurant

Buckhead Diner

Flying Biscuit Cafe

Ok Café

Metro Cafe Diner

Ria's Bluebird

Restaurant Eugene

Cakes & Ale

Holeman & Finch Public House

Empire State South

Miller Union

Aria

Tomo Restaurant

The Silver Skillet

Ray's Restaurants

Agave Restaurant

Pittypat's Porch

The Sun Dial Restaurant

Bacchanalia

Art in my Coffee

Cafes

Cafés are usually a world in themselves and Atlanta’s are no exception, offering plenty of variety in atmosphere, food, drink, and entertainment.

Front Page News

Highland Bakery

The Busy Bee Cafe

Urban Grind

JavaVino

West Egg Café

Bars & Nightlife

Atlanta has an exhilarating night life and several nice bars and pubs to hang out in. With all of the different kinds, there is something for everyone. Midtown is the area to head to where sports bars are especially popular. Most of the clubs are open until 2:30 a.m.

Manuel’s Tavern

Smith’s Olde Bar

Churchill Grounds

Havana Club

Johnny’s Hideaway

Sanctuary

Clermont Lounge

The Heretic

The Masquerade

COMPOUND

CosmoLava

Bulldogs

The Earl

Blind Willie's

HALO Lounge

The Porter Beer Bar

Gold Room Nightclub

Krog Bar

Barcelona Wine Bar Inman Park

One Eared Stag

Shopping

As Atlanta is quite cosmopolitan, it is easy to find what you seek, be it trendy or tacky, funky or fashionable or anything you can think of in-between. The city and suburbs are teeming with malls, neighborhood shops, galleries and antiques.

Malls are by far the most convenient since most have generous parking, cinemas and restaurants. For bargains, you have to drive a little out of the way to the Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawnsville or Discover Mills in Lawrenceville. Underground Atlanta is more the touristy-type destination with souvenir shops, food outlets and kitschy stores.

AmericasMart Atlanta

Underground Atlanta

Greenbriar Mall

Atlantic Station

Lenox Square Mall

Nordstrom Phipps Plaza

Buckhead

Diesel

Junkman's Daughter

Paris on Ponce

REI

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

Bloomingdale's

Sid Mashburn

Whole Foods Market

Edgewood Retail District

Barnes & Noble

Hop City

Hugo Boss

Burberry

Essential Information

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is located nine miles (14.5 km) south of the city. The airport serves over 100 million passengers every year.

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) operates light rail services from the airport to Downtown and throughout the metropolitan area. A single ticket to Downtown Atlanta is $1.75, and the Peachtree center station is in the heart of the Downtown hotel district. Taxi services take 15-60 minutes to Five Points, depending upon traffic – fares vary from $20 - $26, according to the number of passengers and amount of luggage. Taxis usually have flat rates to the central business district.

The Atlanta Link provides airport shuttle service from Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead hotels. Reservations for shared-ride shuttles to Atlanta, Atlanta metro and non-metro areas can be secured at the Ground Transportation Center’s island F.

Address: 6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta

Phone: +1 800 897 1910

Website: www.atlanta-airport.com

Public Transport

Marta provides rapid rail and bus services throughout the city. The bus network operates throughout the city 05.00-01.30 Monday to Friday and 05.00-24.30 Saturday and Sunday. Buses take correct change or tokens only.

Email: custserv@itsmarta.com

Phone: +1 404 848 5000

Website: www.itsmarta.com

Taxi

Atlanta Checker Cab is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Phone: +1 404 351 1111

Website: www.atlantacheckercab.com

Pharmacy

Chain pharmacies (CVS, Rite Aid, etc) as well as smaller neighborhood ones operate in Atlanta. Working hours may vary, but a few are open 24/7. Most larger pharmacies sell prescription as well as over the counter medicine. Pharmacy signs are often in red and white and pharmacies themselves may often be found inside department stores like Walmart.

Address: 2915 Piedmont Rd Ne. Atlanta

Phone: +1 404 2617775

Post

Post Office – Buckhead Station

Address: 3495 Buckhead Loop Northeast Street 115, Atlanta

Phone: +1 404 8169486

Website: www.usps.com

Time Zone

Atlanta is located in the Eastern time zone, and all times are reflected in Eastern time.

Telephone

Country code: +1

Area code: Atlanta has several different codes depending on area (404, 470, 770 or 678). Please check carefully before dialing.

Electricity

110 V

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