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Atlanta Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

February 12, 2020


The US city of Atlanta is situated in the
South-Eastern state of Georgia, near the Southern end of the Appalachian Mountains. Atlanta is the center of a sprawling metropolitan
area of five and a half million people, and growing! Atlanta’s downtown is over there on the horizon, but the rest of the city is a little harder
to see. It’s under all those trees! Atlanta is blessed with such a thick, continuous
canopy of greenery, it’s often referred to as, ‘the city in a
forest!’ Journey through the city’s past at the Atlanta
History Center; from the city’s beginnings as a railway terminal
in 1837, and through the plantation era to the American
Civil War when the city was almost completely burnt
to the ground. The museum holds one of the largest collections of Civil War memorabilia in the country; but it’s not all flags and cannons, many exhibits focus on the human cost of this
terrible conflict. Over time the city rebuilt, and boomed. First the freeways came, and then the Civil Rights era when Atlanta took the front seat in the drive
towards racial equality, earning it the title, ‘the city too busy to
hate’. In 1996 the city lit up again, this time for
the Centennial Olympic Games. Atlanta got all gussied-up and was presented
to the world, and it just gets more graceful with every
passing season. Atlanta today is a dynamic centre of innovation
and investment. Two of its leading corporations are also major
tourist attractions. Go behind the scenes at CNN’s global headquarters by taking a guided tour through the television
network which pioneered 24 hour news. Nearby, you can learn some ~ but not all ~ of
the secrets behind another little home-grown product. At the World of Coca Cola, travel along a bottling-line and though the
125 year history of a company that produces over a billion
gallons of cola every year. Right next door and containing 10 million
gallons of water, is the Georgia Aquarium ~ one of the world’s
largest! The aquarium features six exhibits, from cold-water displays featuring Beluga
Whales to touch-tanks featuring rays, crabs and star
fish. But by far the biggest attraction is a massive
saltwater tank, the Ocean Voyager, where you can actually
swim with Whale Sharks. Atlanta is a city filled with architecture synonymous with Southern style and grace, but for a taste of pure 1920s indulgence,
step into the Fabulous Fox! Like a vision from Arabian Nights, the Fox Theater features a ceiling embedded
with more stars than a moonless night in Georgia. Atlanta has long been an arts-loving community. One of the world’s greatest stories ~ Gone
With The Wind ~ was written and set here. Visit the humble apartment where novelist
Margaret Mitchell once lived and worked before her Pulitzer Prize winning
novel set the world on fire. While Atlanta’s favorite novelist dreamed
of bestsellers, one Atlanta son dared to voice the shared
dream of millions of African Americans ~ equality! The Martin Luther King Junior Historic Site celebrates the journey of one of history’s
most inspiring men. Visit the civil rights leader’s humble birthplace, the museum dedicated to his achievements, and the Baptist Church where he once preached,
and now lays at eternal rest. Step a little further back in time at the Fernburg Museum of Natural History and the adjacent Science Center, which examines history and science from the
Big Bang to more contemporary times. If you prefer your animals a little more active, head over to Zoo Atlanta where a fabulous
collection of Giant Pandas, Gorillas, Giraffes and Rhinos awaits. For a different kind of wildlife, spend an hour or two exploring the vintage
emporiums and bars in Little Five Points, one of Atlanta’s many
diverse neighborhoods. Atlanta wears its gracious parks like a Southern
Belle’s ball-gown. Cool off in Centennial Olympic Park near the
city’s downtown, or stretch out and rest awhile in midtown’s
Piedmont Park. But for the best views of all, head East to
Stone Mountain Park. Take the scenic train around the 5-mile circumference of the world’s largest exposed granite monolith. Then mosey on up to the summit via the hiking
trail or on the Summit Skyride cable car. There it is again, Atlanta, Georgia, sitting pretty under all those trees. Waiting,
to be discovered.

100 Comments

  • Reply Ryan Mai January 12, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Thicc

  • Reply bcoop85 January 14, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Lived in Atlanta for 12 years, very over rated, sprawled, bad drivers, segregated, no social diverse integration, low wages, saturated in job opportunities, ppl are unfriendly that are actually from Atlanta, transplants are nicer. Blk ppl don't like blk ppl, no cultural acceptance. And gentrification at its best. Pls don't move to Atlanta

  • Reply No.1 Administrator January 18, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    A SUPER CITY

  • Reply Ella R. January 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Why the hell you guys compare atlanta to other big cities?!? For example, NYC is a very trashy city, Chicago crime, LA wayyy too much people and a lot of Mexicans ( no offense Mexicans), Miami looks like Africa ( metro area) and the city has A LOT of homeless people. Boston looks like a city from 1600s. Every city have their own positive and negative stuff

  • Reply Khalid Balghari January 20, 2018 at 7:23 am

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  • Reply Simply Nya January 28, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I'm planning on moving there

  • Reply Kombo-Nat Kombos February 6, 2018 at 1:38 am

    I’m hopefully am traveling their for a conference later in the spring.

  • Reply Michalla Lynn February 9, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    If you're heading down to Atlanta and want to understand some slang check this out –> https://www.buzzfeed.com/bentonmichalla65/one-dozen-interesting-things-youll-only-hear-in-n-3bixd?utm_term=.kk43RgaP5#.bmQa28j4m

  • Reply Inside looking out February 12, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    The video highlights many beautiful places and events in Atlanta. Be aware of the Downtown area where muggers and thieves linger around waiting to rob you. I went there on Nov. 1st and was approached 4 times and 2 would have ended badly if it wasn't for my upbringing in the City. Right in Downtown, 2 blocks from the statehouse, in broad daylight. There's always good and bad places throughout any City. Keep your wits, stay focused, aware and don not let anyone show you "they way" to get somewhere.

  • Reply Maeve February 14, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    I’m thinking of running away and starting a life here in a few months

  • Reply PrestonDots February 16, 2018 at 4:06 pm

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  • Reply GEORGIA GOGNI GUESTHOUSE MAPS ME February 20, 2018 at 11:45 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP0Rv1UuBxE

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOTj8yGszRs&t=156s

  • Reply Inshane72 February 24, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    As a native of Atlanta, "Just say 'NO' to CNN!"

  • Reply TheSmellyPasta February 25, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    0:48 Should've edited that out …

  • Reply Cybertron Force February 27, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Home of Wrestalmania 27

  • Reply Wolverine Liechtenauer March 6, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I'm truly love Atlanta,GA could be my 2nd home. Love ATL.😉👍

  • Reply Katarina Vjestica March 8, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Wooow.Atlanta is magical city.I wish one day I will visit it.I will love to live there💘

  • Reply Alex Kuznetsov March 10, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Thank you for showing me my hometown. I mean that I live in Atlanta.

  • Reply Jose8090 March 16, 2018 at 12:10 am

    It’s airport is larger than the city itself

  • Reply Nattily B March 17, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    it's called fernBANK, not fernBERG

  • Reply Felix Brenner March 24, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    meine gfs ist glaub fix

  • Reply Matthew Wiederspan April 8, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Atlanta seems like a beautiful city. 😊🌱

  • Reply Andril A Chakraborty April 10, 2018 at 7:36 am

    i wanna live there someday

  • Reply Bazarov April 15, 2018 at 7:20 am

    I lived in Atlanta for four years and never once visited the aquarium because it was so prohibitively expensive.

  • Reply rowel villarin April 21, 2018 at 10:51 am

    You haved always been a dream!!!

  • Reply Cornelius Wonderfoot April 21, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    0:47 lady needs to look where she's walking lol

  • Reply Robert Batista April 24, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Love Atlanta Georgia

  • Reply Dunny2k April 30, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    WALKING DEAD!

  • Reply Northeast India in details May 11, 2018 at 9:03 am

    My tiny city has more people than Atlanta

  • Reply Miljana Todorovic May 19, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Beautiful city , buildings , history my favourite drink Coca-Cola 👍.

  • Reply GreenmountSunrise June 7, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    21 savage brought me here xD

  • Reply _ggz F June 15, 2018 at 8:01 am

    " Georgia on my mind ". Sensacional, apesar de ser considerada uma cidade perigosa para os padrões norte americanos.

  • Reply Billie S July 5, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    I can't wait

  • Reply Yelowker r July 11, 2018 at 8:13 am

    I was there and it is beautyfull😗😗😗

  • Reply MrFuggleGuggle July 13, 2018 at 8:40 am

    "Visit Atlanta: It's Just Like 'The Walking Dead'"

  • Reply Mij Mij July 14, 2018 at 2:51 am

    I live here!

  • Reply Pk Dk July 20, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Who else is here from the walking dead?

  • Reply Sergio Aragón Iturri July 25, 2018 at 4:58 am

    I'm moving to Atlanta within one month due to a new job, I'm single and will be all alone there, what would you recommend me to visit first during weekend?

  • Reply Audrey G July 26, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Atlanta United!! Try the Ferris Wheel too

  • Reply 차대마라 August 1, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Appalachian (appalachin) you said it wrong

  • Reply MNorbert August 17, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Yeah..let's see how CNN making their fake news live! wooo…I cannot wait xD

  • Reply Stacy P August 17, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    I highly recommend you guys to visit the Atlanta botanical gardern! It is so beautiful !!

  • Reply Angry Guy August 24, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Diversity diversity diversity that's all you have in your brain

  • Reply Dewan M Durnto September 17, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I got broads in atlanta twisting dope lean and fanta

  • Reply James_th3Trash_Lord September 18, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Macon is way better

  • Reply Kosta Starr September 22, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    I wish I could go there 🙁

  • Reply Edwin Castro jr. September 27, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Atlanta=Best City in the world

  • Reply Tri October 1, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Party people:
    1. Rent an exotic car
    2. Make it rain at magic city
    3. Party in athens
    4. Party in buckhead
    5. Go on walking dead tour
    6. Go to zoo and aquarium
    7. Walk around downtown where all the colleges are at. Hella baddies walking around
    8. Visit Little 5 points
    9. Cruise through bankhead, west end, college park…a must see, hella ghetto

  • Reply Eagle Eyes October 1, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Atlanta ❤️😇

  • Reply Irakli Rukhadze October 1, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Wow!it's wonderful sight ❤ I willihgly guested beauty place 🙌 I interest every museum 🤗they're very very interesting and different for me ❤

  • Reply lana xurcilava October 1, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    l liked nature. The museum end l would like to have a vacation there . where are Desiigners broads?

  • Reply Tamar Lejava October 2, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Atlanta is very beautiful city, I want to visit atlanta.😍

  • Reply lana burkadze October 2, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    wow😱😱this was exciting i really like ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️whale and sharks this place is so exciting i want visit atlanta ❤️❤️🙏i like evryone spacial i like animals and zoo

  • Reply giorgi gotoshia October 2, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    wow its so amazing i love it!
    this aquarium is so incradible!
    when i will be young i travell in atlanta amsterdam athens pariz and athers but atlan amsterda and pariz i like very much.

  • Reply datora October 7, 2018 at 8:36 am

    omg its very godd first a like castles. 2.a like houses on beach and threee at musemuns adn rivers

  • Reply GiorgiPlays October 8, 2018 at 10:39 am

    I like buildings forest its a amaging

  • Reply Mishiko Dvalishvili October 8, 2018 at 10:47 am

    good towers good museums and dinosaurs

  • Reply zura xuchua October 8, 2018 at 10:55 am

    it the veri got tawers good dinosaurs and museums

  • Reply რა ტი ივანიაძე October 8, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    atlanta is very good city from my point of view

  • Reply Luka Kapanadze October 8, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    It's vary interesting to swim with sharks.
    😆but it's dangerous too.. Thats ibterecting city with interesting places

  • Reply Mari Mari October 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Atlanta is very interesting place with its museums and interesting places.i really want to visit it.I really like ocean creatures

  • Reply Dumari Simmons November 12, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    I'm traveling there in 4 days

  • Reply De U November 18, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Nice city, could this be the largest greenest metropolitan area in USA

  • Reply Mathias - Daily gaming videos November 22, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Just avoid downtown

  • Reply Vitaly52ful November 25, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Атланта мне нравилась, но не был там с 1999 года! Интересно , что нового появилось? I liked Atlanta, but have not been there since 1999! I wonder what's new?

  • Reply Tele Opinions December 12, 2018 at 3:11 am

    I have been to the airport, but several employees were rude to me so I said, not visiting here for sure. It's too bad, bc it looks very nice. I wonder how their public transit is, they didn't cover that in this video.

  • Reply Robert Rajuncas December 23, 2018 at 8:59 am

    I been there-
    Please Build Proper Olympic Water Park and Rollercoaster Rides with BIG Pictures and Videos and Stories live athlete guests from 1996 like Michael Jonhson!!! How about MJ restaurant inside His Golden sneker- this dude won 12 gold medals 0 silver and 0 bronze and have no exibit in Atlanta??? Forever Olympic Tourism and you can do it NOW- you will be shocked, what Power of Love can do!!! Booya!!!

  • Reply Robert Rajuncas December 23, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Ok Atlanta- if you make those Olympic Fountain Rings 100-1000times bigger so we can RENT and CHILL inside personal or group inflatables- 365 days a YEAR and Later visit PROPER Michael Johnson Excibit- i would travel there NOW!!! Where is MJ Love USA? 12 Gold Medals- Fastest American!!!

  • Reply Fabricio Valverde January 5, 2019 at 5:10 am

    0:48 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Hudaman February 3, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    The Super Bowl is taking place in Atlanta today!!! That’s why I’m watching this video!!! 😂😭

  • Reply Eren çifci February 22, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Amazing city, love it!

  • Reply aisen Lara February 22, 2019 at 4:12 am

    Expedia make a video about darwin.

  • Reply Defense General March 12, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Chocolate city

  • Reply amour.a March 17, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Atl is even more beautiful at night

  • Reply Maximum Joy March 21, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Where is the lookout point at the start?

  • Reply Armageddon Aaron March 29, 2019 at 2:13 am

    I was born in Atlanta GA September 6 1996

  • Reply GabiN64 April 7, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    wow atlanta is beautiful. who would have thought

  • Reply Nick Lounsbury April 8, 2019 at 1:46 am

    I feel like Atlanta is overlooked too much. However it could just be that the city grew really fast recently and people haven't yet realized how good a city it is

  • Reply Lenke Anna van den Berg April 9, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I'm considering an internship in Atlanta, but I don't have a car. It is possible to get around by bus or train? Such a large city probably doesn't have a lot of things at walking-distance…

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  • Reply Tyler Ruhe June 8, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Please do Charleston SC and Savannah GA next they're 2 beautiful cities to visit.

  • Reply Fredrick Odhiambo June 17, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Young Thug

  • Reply MrYeodaddy June 29, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Any locals have suggestions on spots to visit and places to eat for someone visiting?

  • Reply Vijay Kumar Dilor July 7, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Avengers is shot here again and again. Like Endgame's first scene..

  • Reply Tammy Cao July 8, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Been to Atlanta.

  • Reply Wiktoriatoziomal July 14, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    My dream is to live in Atlanta❤️ beautiful place

  • Reply suga-free jam July 14, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Here from gone with the Wind hehhe

  • Reply Fritz Acceus August 14, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    America 😚😚😚😚😚

  • Reply Kelleymarie Jones August 21, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Lovely place to visit, how is it as far as natural disasters and such?

  • Reply Bronson Do August 31, 2019 at 3:11 am

    0:48

  • Reply Keith Miller September 14, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    I was born here

  • Reply Yorick Black October 19, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Great video. I'm brazilian.

    I am planing to travel to Atlanta and New Orleans.

  • Reply Ash Darkness October 29, 2019 at 4:05 am

    I remember in kindergarten I went to the Georgia aquarium as my first field trip.I will never forget it and in 5th grade after years of not seeing Atlanta which in this case I was born in which makes me really proud,I went to Coca Cola world and when we got off the bus and waited in the big field and saw the big buildings I felt like I was back at childhood…Im moving to Atlanta when I’m fully grown up.ill see you soon Atlanta…soon…

  • Reply Christine Lozada November 1, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I loved visiting Atlanta! I did a solo trip here for 30 hours and the aquarium really IS awesome. Here's my travel vlog https://youtu.be/ugOhhUzGOXc

  • Reply MarieBeauty Life November 18, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Wish to visit this place

  • Reply Sasha Santos November 23, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Make sure to check out Noahs ark in Locust Grove..It’s free and it’s amazing and it supports animals great for all ages

  • Reply KVEEZY December 10, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Stone Mountain

  • Reply THE BEST December 12, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Ugh wish I lived I USA

  • Reply Teresa Davis January 1, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Ok. Another local chiming in. 1. Do not come here and complain about the traffic. 2. The zoo if full and no longer allowing entrance usually about 15 minutes after opening each day so be prepared with option b. 3. Stone Mntn is really just a rock but do not take the train… u got to hike that [email protected]#$. 4. Do not come here looking for Gone with the Wind or wanting to see some Antebellum mansion b/c THIS IS NOT MISSISSIPPI and GWTW was fiction. 5. Anything around the world of coke is built by us for all of tourists. The Aquarium is freaking great though. 6. The Fox Theater is a local joy for us all. It was on the chopping block many times and for a long long time. We, Atlantans, saved it and work hard to keep it functioning. 7. Little 5 Points is edgy and awesome but probably not where visiting tourist would want to go. 8. We are ALL very honored and proud of having the largest affluent (middle class and above) community of African Americans in the whole nation. 9. The varsity is cheap and great but be careful! It can kill you. and 10!!! DON'T COME HERE AND COMPLAIN ABOUT [email protected]#%%@# TRAFFIC LIKE WE DON'T ALREADY KNOW~~~~

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