Best Places to Visit in Atlanta

Make like a kid again and dance in the fountain at Centennial Olympic Park. 251 jets spout water accompanied by lights and music. In colder weather, the park is home to an ice skating rink set for romantic winter outings.

Get up close and personal with the timeless love story Gone With the Wind at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. Mitchell lived at this house while writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler’s sweeping romance.

For a fancy evening out, ponder the performing arts. Atlanta is one of only a few cities with resident professional companies in each of the major disciplines: opera, theater, music and ballet all have a permanent home here.

Tour the city by horse drawn carriage with Nottingham Shire & Carriage for Hire. Trot past major attractions, such as the Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park, and enjoy the view from a couples-only Rockaway-style ride.

Enjoy a different perspective on the “city in a forest” from the Kendeda Canopy Walk at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The walk, the only tree canopy-level walkway in the nation, extends 600 feet into the nearby branches and rises 40 feet above the ground.

Why We Like This Place

  • Green, green, and more green in the “city in a forest.”
  • The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, honoring King’s work and the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Music festivals and a contributing role in more than America’s country, southern rock and hip hop scenes.
  • Traditional Southern fare. Can you say chicken and waffles?
  • Constant evolution of the city’s culture and identity.
  • Antebellum architecture. Wedding fit and ready to photograph.
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