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Best of Atlanta Guide

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Atlanta
Atlanta has been dubbed everything from the "capital of the new South" and "the next international city" to "the best place to do business." It's also a great place to visit. Fueled by the prosperity of local mega companies like Coca Cola and Holiday Inn, the prestige of hosting the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and the energy of young upwardly mobile types who have migrated to the city in droves - Atlanta is on fire. And this time it's a good thing. From world-class restaurants and a myriad of cultural attractions to a hip nightlife and sporting events galore, the city is cosmopolitan in every sense of the word. But Atlanta has also managed to maintain its historic character. Stop by the Atlanta History Center or... more Atlanta has been dubbed everything from the "capital of the new South" and "the next international city" to "the best place to do business." It's also a great place to visit. Fueled by the prosperity of local mega companies like Coca Cola and Holiday Inn, the prestige of hosting the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and the energy of young upwardly mobile types who have migrated to the city in droves - Atlanta is on fire. And this time it's a good thing. From world-class restaurants and a myriad of cultural attractions to a hip nightlife and sporting events galore, the city is cosmopolitan in every sense of the word. But Atlanta has also managed to maintain its historic character. Stop by the Atlanta History Center or visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site, a moving tribute to an American icon. Browse through the former home of famous author Margaret Mitchell or pop into the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum for details on the life and times of the former president and his family. Whether you choose modern urban endeavors or old southern pleasures, Atlanta will not disappoint. less

All things to do » Things to do

Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium
Owner description: Georgia Aquarium is the world's most magical aquarium. Situated near Centennial Olympic Park and World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta,Georgia, Georgia Aquarium offers its guests... more Owner description: Georgia Aquarium is the world's most magical aquarium. Situated near Centennial Olympic Park and World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta,Georgia, Georgia Aquarium offers its guests an experience like no other. Across six separate galleries, with more than 70 amazing habitats, 10 million gallons of water and thousands of species of marine animals, guests will marvel at, learn about and come to better understand such majestic aquatic animals as whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, beluga whales, sea otters, African penguins and thousands of species of exotic fish and other animals. The spectacular AT&T Dolphin Tales show combines incredible natural animal behaviors with dynamic theatrics, a Broadway-inspired musical score and a compelling story, which together underscore the connection between humans and the animal world. The animated "Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow," for all ages, tells an entertaining but important story about conserving and protecting animals and their natural environment. Cafe Aquaria offers delicious sandwiches, salads, pizza, pasta and delectable desserts. Two gift shops give visitors the chance to take home a treasured collectible. Special animal encounter programs offer the chance to go behind the scenes and come face-to-face with dolphins, sea otters and penguins. Guests can even swim or dive with whale sharks and manta rays in the world's largest aquarium habitat (at 6.3 Million gallons), Ocean Voyager built by the Home Depot. And an onsite parking deck immediately adjacent to the aquarium means quick, easy-to-find and affordable parking. less
Attraction type: Aquariums
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World of Coca-Cola
World of Coca-Cola
Owner description: Immerse yourself in World of Coca-Cola, the one and only place you can explore the story of the world's most popular beverage brand. It's a place where anyone can experience... more Owner description: Immerse yourself in World of Coca-Cola, the one and only place you can explore the story of the world's most popular beverage brand. It's a place where anyone can experience moments of happiness and wonder. At World of Coca-Cola, inspiration is around every corner - from the vault where we secure our secret formula, to world-class art and memorabilia to more than 100 beverages to taste from around the world. With opportunities to meet the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, take a VIP Guided Tour - and more - it's no wonder that the World of Coke is a must-see among the top things to do in Atlanta, Georgia. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Center for Civil and Human Rights
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Owner description: The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects The American Civil Rights Movement to today's Global Human Rights... more Owner description: The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects The American Civil Rights Movement to today's Global Human Rights Movements. The Center features four immersive and thought-provoking exhibit spaces, including a continually rotating gallery of items from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, where visitors can view the personal papers and items of Dr. King. The Center also provides designated event spaces and educational programs inspiring visitors to join the ongoing dialogue about contemporary movements for human rights around the world. The Center for Civil and Human Rights is open 7 days a week. Regular Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM (Last admittance at 4:00 PM) Sunday, 12 PM to 5 PM(Last admittance at 4:00 p.M.) Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Extended Summer Hours: Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM through June 30 and Friday and Saturdays 10:00 AM throughout July. less
Attraction type: Art Galleries; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Art Museums
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Fox Theatre
Fox Theatre
Owner description: Recently restored to its original gilded look of the 1920s, the Fox Theatre features "Mighty Mo," a classic Moller organ with over 3,600 pipes. The lavish theatre currently hosts... more Owner description: Recently restored to its original gilded look of the 1920s, the Fox Theatre features "Mighty Mo," a classic Moller organ with over 3,600 pipes. The lavish theatre currently hosts Broadway musicals, comedy shows and dance companies throughout the year. less
Attraction type: Theaters; Architectural Buildings
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Owner description: Step into a world of magic and serenity at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, where features like the Fuqua Orchid Center treat visitors to a rare collection of high-elevation orchids... more Owner description: Step into a world of magic and serenity at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, where features like the Fuqua Orchid Center treat visitors to a rare collection of high-elevation orchids never before grown in the southeast. General Admission: $21.95 Children Admission: $15.95 (free for children 3 or younger) less
Attraction type: Gardens
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Aviva by Kameel
Aviva by Kameel
Ranked #1 of 4,116 Restaurants in Atlanta
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Bone's Restaurant
Bone's Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 4,116 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price: $50 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nikolai's Roof
Nikolai's Roof
Ranked #3 of 4,116 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price: $25 - $61
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Red Phone Booth
Red Phone Booth
Ranked #4 of 4,116 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille
Ranked #5 of 4,116 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
3.5 of 5
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
$103 - $314
Ranked #25 of 175 Hotels in Atlanta
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Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport
3.5 of 5
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport
$104 - $190
Ranked #91 of 175 Hotels in Atlanta
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Virginia Highland Bed & Breakfast
Virginia Highland Bed & Breakfast
$100 - $170
Ranked #5 of 24 Atlanta B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody
$121 - $307
Ranked #4 of 175 Hotels in Atlanta
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Loews Atlanta Hotel
4.5 of 5
Loews Atlanta Hotel
$205 - $389
Ranked #5 of 175 Hotels in Atlanta
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Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Atlanta/Galleria Ballpark, GA
3.0 of 5
Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Atlanta/Galleria Ballpark, GA
$131 - $228
Ranked #6 of 175 Hotels in Atlanta
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The St. Regis Atlanta
5.0 of 5
The St. Regis Atlanta
$510 - $917
Ranked #1 of 175 Hotels in Atlanta
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Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
$304 - $677
Ranked #2 of 175 Hotels in Atlanta
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Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
5.0 of 5
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
$351 - $665
Ranked #3 of 175 Hotels in Atlanta
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