Atlanta is a beautiful city with a population of over 537,000 people. This vibrant city is well-known as the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr and was where the Civil Rights Movement first began. It is a wonderful city to visit as there is so much to see and do, from history and museums to great shopping and major sports events. After dark Atlanta buzzes with nightlife with many clubs, lounges and bars. Wherever you stay in Atlanta, your holiday rental will be close to some great attractions and world class dining.
Atlanta is a real shopper’s paradise with many huge malls around the city. The Lennox Square Mall is one of the oldest and best with four levels of shops and department stores.Sports
Atlanta is home to some of the best teams and stadiums in the USA. The Philips Arena is home to NBA’s Atlanta Hawks basketball team and NHL’s Thrashers hockey team. Tickets are always available to concerts, events and entertainment in the arena. The Georgia Dome, home to the NFL Falcons, hosts not only home football games but also huge events like the Super Bowl.Parks
Atlanta has many parks and green areas for walking, jogging and exercising. Best known is the Centennial Park with its Fountain of Rings and other water features. As well as plenty of walking paths and gardens it has several playgrounds for children.
Famous as the author of the epic “Gone with the Wind”, this excellent museum and Visitor Centre is in the home where Margaret Mitchell grew up and did her writing. After a tour of the house and archives there is a room dedicated to the making of the movie.
Located in the Sweet Auburn neighbourhood where Dr King was raised, there is a self-guided tour of the many buildings associated with his life and the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, finishing in the World Peace Rose Garden.
Trace the phenomenal story of the world’s most popular drink going back over 100 years. This is a spectacular tour with many fascinating exhibits.
Atlanta enjoys hot humid summers reaching an average 32°C (89°F) and mild, occasionally snowy winters with average lows of 1°C (33°F). It has around 8-10 rainy days each month throughout the year. Its relatively high elevation makes it more temperate than other southern cities on the same latitude making it a great place for a holiday rental.
Atlanta’s international airport is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport which is 8 miles from the centre of the city. As it is the world’s busiest airport and a major airline hub for Delta Airlines, national and international flights are frequent.