Atlanta has emerged as the poster child for the New South, an intersection of major tourist attractions, high-end shopping, local art districts and old-fashioned Southern charm -- and it continues to grow and evolve.
Many visitors come to follow in Dr. King’s footsteps in Atlanta, where the civil rights leader made his home. Tour the King Center or the National Center for Civil and Human Rights; his childhood home on Auburn Avenue is also open to the public. The Georgia Aquarium, the largest in the world, as well as Atlanta Botanical Garden and Piedmont Park plus CNN Center and World of Coke remain some of the top draws for travelers. An urban renewal project resulted in the BeltLine, reclaiming unused spaces to make 22 miles of pedestrian friendly trails for walking, jogging and biking throughout town.
Despite warm summer temperatures, May to September is peak season for tourists, so making hotel reservations early is advised. Atlanta is also a popular spot for large-scale conventions, so downtown hotel rates can spike based on who is coming to town. The city is quite spread out, and we recommend renting a car for your visit.
Atlanta Hotel Deals
Atlanta: Posh Buckhead Grand Hyatt through Summer
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead • Atlanta
June 25 - Sept. 10
Atlanta: Weekends at 5-Star Buckhead Hotel
Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta • Atlanta
Travel through Sept. 17
Downtown Hotel w/$5 in Exclusive Extras
The Georgian Terrace Hotel • Downtown, Atlanta
4-Star Atlanta Hotel w/$34 in Exclusive Extras
The Westin Atlanta Airport • Atlanta, GA - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl (ATL)