Big business, green space and a passion for history defines the Capital of the South.

The towering high-rises that dominate the Atlanta skyline reflect its reputation as a progressive, modern city. It’s the headquarters for large multinational companies, such as the Coca-Cola Company, and has one of the busiest airports in the country. Atlanta has produced big-name acts in hip-hop, and is known as the center of gospel music.

The Capital of the South prides itself on its history. Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised in Atlanta, and his birthplace has been turned into a museum. The Martin Luther King Junior National Historic Site celebrates one of the most influential figures in U.S. history. Author Margaret Mitchell wrote the great American novel Gone with the Wind in an apartment in midtown. Visit the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum to learn about her life. The Atlanta History Center is an excellent introduction to the history of the Civil War and Atlanta’s growth into a center of commerce.

Atlanta lies at the bottom of the Appalachian Mountains and its landscape is characterized by rolling hills. Getting around is easy with a well-priced bus and train system. Rent a car to explore outside the city limits.

Locals make the most of the city’s hot summers and mild winters in city parks and surrounding forests. Piedmont Park features 180 acres (73 hectares) of green space right next to bustling midtown. Stone Mountain Park has walking trails and historical exhibits just a short drive northeast from the city.

Families will find a host of attractions aimed at younger visitors, from theme parks to museums. Georgia Aquarium in the heart of downtown is one of the biggest of its kind in the world and one of Atlanta’s most popular attractions. The Fernbank Science Center next door has a planetarium and observatory. At Zoo Atlanta enjoy the antics of America’s largest population of orangutans. Head further out of town to the Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water theme parks.

Atlanta’s live music scene centers around midtown and the outer suburb of Buckhead, which is packed with bars, clubs and restaurants. End the day watching a Broadway musical at midtown’s famous Fox Theatre.

Best time to visit AtlantaSpring and autumn are ideal times to visit; you'll love the moderate temperatures, lush vegetation in the neighborhoods, and beautifully landscaped parks. The best time to see the colorful display of blooming dogwoods and azaleas is during April. May and October are also great times to enjoy walking tours spotlighting the city's luminous natural beauty. Atlanta is a major convention and trade show destination, so try to find out what events will be occurring before you choose your travel dates; large conventions can increase hotel rates.

Peak Season: Autumn is a nice time to visit Atlanta, but it’s also one of busiest. Atlanta is a major convention and trade show destination, which keeps the city busy throughout the year.

Value Season: During the summer months (July and August), when the weather's warm and steamy, you may find some hotels offering discounts. You may also find reduced hotel rates during the holiday season.

Top hotels in Atlanta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
4 out of 5
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA
HK$587
per night
24 Nov-25 Nov

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of APEX Museum, AmericasMart and Georgia State University. Centennial Olympic Park and Underground ...

3.9/5Good! (4,844 reviews)

"The hotel was beautiful! The lobby and staff were amazing at check in. The rooms were very clean and the beds and pillows were extremely comfortable as well."…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
HK$584
per night
19 Dec-20 Dec

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of AmericasMart, Centennial Olympic Park, and World of Coca Cola. Georgia Aquarium ...

4.2/5Very Good! (5,982 reviews)

"Great service and very clean. Will definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2019

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA
HK$579
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Design Atlanta, AmericasMart and Children's Museum of Atlanta. World of Coca ...

4/5Very Good! (8,535 reviews)

"The hotel was great and the the room was great. The only problem which is just a small problem. The bathroom door looked like it was coming off the hinges just a little bit so it was hard to shut. Like I said it was such a small problem that it didn’t bother us at all because everything else was ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019

Hilton Atlanta

Popular things to do in Atlanta

Centennial Olympic Park
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Centennial Olympic Park

4/5(22 reviews)

This urban oasis offers walking paths, lawns for relaxing or playing Frisbee, and a series of public events to enjoy throughout the year.

Georgia Aquarium
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Georgia Aquarium

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Discover thousands of sea creatures at the world’s biggest aquarium.

World of Coca Cola
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World of Coca Cola

4.5/5(17 reviews)

Learn about the fascinating history of one of the world’s best-known drinks, in the city where it was invented.

Stone Mountain Park
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Stone Mountain Park

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Nature trails and theme park attractions surround the world’s largest piece of exposed granite, just outside the city.

Six Flags Over Georgia
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Six Flags Over Georgia

3.5/5(4 reviews)

Enjoy roller coasters, water slides, go-karts and more at this family-friendly theme park located just outside of Austin, Georgia.

Zoo Atlanta
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Zoo Atlanta

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Go from Asian forests to the African plains at this animal park that’s home to pandas, exotic birds, and the country’s biggest collection of gorillas. 

Top activities in Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium Admission Ticket
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Georgia Aquarium Admission Ticket

HK$341

Delve into the fascinating undersea world of the Georgia Aquarium to encounter massive whale sharks, watch playful dolphins, and learn about the lives of beluga whales. With more than 100,000 marine animals in the largest aquarium in North America, there's no end to the undersea adventures that await your visit.

Atlanta CityPASS: Save at Must-See Attractions
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Atlanta CityPASS: Save at Must-See Attractions

HK$647

Enjoy huge savings on admission to Atlanta's must-see attractions with Atlanta CityPASS tickets. Take your time and enjoy each attraction, with up to 9 consecutive days to use your tickets Includes: Georgia Aquarium - Expedited Entry with Anytime Pass: one-time entry to all galleries, AT&T Dolphin Celebration, sea lion presentation, and The 4D Funbelievable Theater.

Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour
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Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour

HK$548

From old-school mansions to urban parks to a downtown that boasts the biggest skyline in the South, the sprawling city of Atlanta is a real peach. Cruise to landmarks like CNN Center on a bus, and hop off to uncover Atlanta's significant heritage at historic sites like Martin Luther King Jr.

Zoo Atlanta
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Zoo Atlanta

HK$213

Over 1,500 animals from around the world are waiting for you at Zoo Atlanta. Home to America's only twin giant pandas and the country's largest collection of gorillas and orangutans, Zoo Atlanta is an exciting animal encounter the whole family can enjoy.

Inside CNN Studio Tour
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Inside CNN Studio Tour

HK$117

Journey behind the scenes of “The Worldwide Leader in News” to see how a news broadcast is put together and aired. Inside CNN Studios offers an exclusive look at the headquarters of one of the largest and most venerable news organizations in the world.

World of Coca-Cola Self-Guided Admission in Atlanta
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World of Coca-Cola Self-Guided Admission in Atlanta

HK$145

Visit: World of Coca-Cola, 121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1807 Tickets to the World of Coca-Cola provide entrance into Atlanta’s homage to this most famous soft drink. The World of Coca-Cola showcases the history of Coca-Cola throughout it’s more than 125 years of history.

Reviews of Atlanta

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Verified traveller

9 Nov 2019

To be honest other than a couple tourist attractions there doesn’t seem to be much to do and a lot of the areas feel unsafe. If you are visiting however the world of Coca Cola is absolute fantastic and a reasonable price!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Nov 2019

Enjoyed the five hour bus tour of Atlanta Very informative

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

4 Nov 2019

I didn’t see much of it. There seemed to be lots of trees but no parks and a lot of new buildings.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Sep 2019

Lots to do for all ages

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Aug 2019

It is enough for 1 or max 2 days of holiday...was too hot and not much things to see

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

5 Aug 2019

Not been around much

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