The bustling capital of the New South is in a near-constant state of flux. Once a sultry antebellum outpost, then a charred ruin in the wake of General William T. Sherman’s 1864 march to the sea, Atlanta today is a thoroughly modern cityscape of glittering towers (more of which seem to pop up every week), and a center of both world news (CNN is headquartered here) and international business (the airport is the nation’s busiest).
Pitching a wang dang doodle (translation: catching a rollicking live blues show) at Blind Willie’s in Highland Park
Supping on chicken and dumplings and country-fried steak at Mary Mac’s Tea Room, a city institution for more than 60 years
An afternoon exploring the Martin Luther King Historic Site—which paints an inspiring portrait of both the civil rights movement and its champion