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AtlantaUnited States of America

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.

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Top hotels in Atlanta

Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown
Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown
3.5 out of 5
590 W Peachtree St Nw, Atlanta, GA
The price is HK$718 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Emory University Hospital Midtown and Fox Theatre. AmericasMart and Children's Museum of ...

3.6/5Good! (975 reviews)

"I like the rooms I don’t like that we can’t go on our porch but overall 5 stars!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
4 out of 5
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA
The price is HK$862 per night from 20 Nov to 21 Nov

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of AmericasMart, Centennial Olympic Park, and CNN Center. World of Coca Cola and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,618 reviews)

"I wish that after paying for such a nice room that I didn't have to pay for internet too."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is HK$690 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,739 reviews)

"I like the service very helpful and the hotel was nice and clean"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2020

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Atlanta

Twelve Downtown, Autograph Collection
Twelve Downtown, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
400 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA
The price is HK$1,597 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this boutique aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Emory University Hospital Midtown, AmericasMart, and World of Coca Cola. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,050 reviews)

"💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙‼️🤦🏾‍♂️💙🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️💙💙💙💙‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️"…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Twelve Downtown, Autograph Collection
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
3 out of 5

Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Murphey Candler Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of RE-MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium and Morgan ...

4.1/5Very Good! (555 reviews)

"I loved it and had I known I would have stayed the last night there in stead of the Howard Johnson. I will recommend this hotel"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2020

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
Staybridge Suites Atlanta - Midtown
Staybridge Suites Atlanta - Midtown
3 out of 5
23 Linden Ave Nw, Atlanta, GA
The price is HK$817 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov

Located in Downtown Atlanta, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Emory University Hospital Midtown and Fox Theatre. AmericasMart and Children's Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (442 reviews)

"They won't let us valet the car before we check in. I had to walk a block down to park the car and then check in."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Staybridge Suites Atlanta - Midtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Atlanta

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5/5 - Excellent

MichaelD

22 Feb 2020

I love Atlanta - friendly people.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Dec 2019

Good restaurants and plenty to see and do.

3/5 - Okay

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

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