Georgia's capital and largest city, Atlanta is a major Southern financial and cultural force and the focus of a metropolitan statistical area that covers more than 6,000 square miles and includes more than 110 municipalities. Offering Old South graciousness blended with an ambitious zest for expansion and dominance, Atlanta has assumed an important position in national and international commerce. The culture of this diverse New South metropolis reveals itself at the High Museum of Art, the bohemian shops of Little Five Points and the international dining scene found along Buford Highway. Don't worry, there are still plenty of places to eat grits and buy a souvenir copy of Gone With the Wind in Atlanta.
Getting to Atlanta:- Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the world's busiest passenger airport. It is located 10 miles SW of downtown. It can be an expensive ride into the city, so look for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) trains that stop at the west entrance to the terminal complex. MARTA trains arrive and depart from the airport every eight minutes. Best-Rated Airlines flying to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson are JetBlue, Delta, American Airlines, Frontier, Spirit Airlines.
History Museum:- The History Museum was founded in 1926 and consists several exhibitions about Atlanta's past. You can easily spend an entire day there exploring over 6000 memorabilia from the Olympic games, such as uniforms, victory medals, etc. There is even an original running track.
Georgia Aquarium:- The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is the second largest aquarium in the world and the biggest in the United States. It houses over 500 species, such as whale sharks, dolphins, penguins, beluga whales, manta rays, turtles and many more. If you're brave, dive with the whale sharks!
Stone Mountain Theme Park:- Take a hike in the largest piece of exposed granite in the world. The Stone Mountain Theme Park is located on more than 3,000 acres and features interactive family friendly attractions, panoramic views of the city, plus natural and historical sights. Don't miss the spectacular laser show, projected on the mountain.