Atlanta Travel Guide

One of the Southeast's largest natural science and learning hubs.

Founded in 1889—originally with animals stranded from a traveling circus gone bankrupt—Zoo Atlanta is now a state-of-the-art facility, where all creatures live in re-created habitats.

Operating since 1972, Uncharted Outposts selects properties in Africa, South America, Australia, and New Zealand—it currently works with more than 200, from safari lodges to island resorts—and also organizes individual itineraries

To even get to W Buckhead's rooftop bar is an experience in itself. As the glass elevator climbs 125 feet outside the hotel to Whiskey Blue, patrons are met with sweeping views of Atlanta’s skyline.

Highly regarded by Atlanta foodies, this gourmet grocer on the Westside has individual "markets" devoted to freshly baked breads, artisan cheeses, and handcut meats.

At the beginning of each season, fashion guru Jeffrey Kalinsky and buyer David Rubenstein carefully select pieces to create a unique collection of garments, shoes, and accessories for both men and women.

Entirely devoted to glass art, Vespermann Glass Gallery showcases the work of more than 200 mostly American glass art specialists, including both established and rising artists.

Encompassing a collection of different museums and historic buildings within easy walking distance of one another, the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site provides a definitive look at the life of the great native-Atlantan civil rights leader.

Olympic Pedigree: Dutch racer Bart Brentjens won a gold on the Atlanta track, site of the Olympics’ first-ever mountain biking competition.


Gene Lashley believes that to truly know a destination, you should see it for yourself. Specializing in luxury cruises and adventure travel, the founder and CEO of Century Travel employs first-hand knowledge while planning individualized tours and vacations.

The Sweet Auburn Curb Market has been located on Edgewood Avenue, in the very heart of Atlanta, since it first opened for business back in 1918.

When performing artists like Lil Wayne, Nelly, and Akon have shows in town, Compound is where they come to party. Young patrons dress up to code to enter this huge club on the Westside, where ladies usually enter for free before midnight.

Atlanta's sweet young things don glitter gear, stiletto heels, and designer blue jeans to shake their stuff on Loca Luna's large, high-energy dance floor.