5 reasons you can’t miss Atlanta

May 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 4

A blend of unique and vibrant neighborhoods

Visitors are drawn to the attractions downtown, but there are many other neighborhoods worth exploring. Visit Buckhead to shop until you drop and to sip craft cocktails. Atlanta’s Eastside is one of the hippest areas in town with a fun and funky vibe. Midtown is the heart of Atlanta’s arts, but also houses trendy boutiques and chic bars. You’ll find the latest interior design shops in the Westside, known as the Design District.

A city with a rich history

Travel back in time at Atlanta’s historic sites, landmarks, and museums. Catch a show or take a tour at the historic Fox Theatre. The Atlanta History Center is a 32-acre attraction featuring award-winning exhibitions, two historic houses, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, and much more. The Center for Civil and Human Rights connects the American civil rights movement to current global human rights issues.

Sports provide year-round live entertainment

With six professional sports teams and top-notch stadiums and venues, Atlanta is a sports enthusiast’s dream come true. Check out the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium or explore the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, which houses 30,000 square feet of exhibit space in addition to a 45-yard indoor football field.

Dining and nightlife scenes offer something for everyone

Around every Atlanta corner, you’re bound to find something different—from American-style cuisine, to traditional southern fare, to classic steakhouses. Whether you’re in the mood for something specific or are eager to explore top-rated restaurants, you’ll find exactly what your taste buds are craving.

One of America’s most accessible cities

More than 150 destinations in the United States offer non-stop service to Atlanta, 80 percent within a two-hour radius. Atlanta is also a large international hub—75 destinations from six continents offer non-stop service. Once you land, you’re less than 20 minutes from the heart of the city with easy public transportation on the MARTA or taxis and shuttles.