Atlanta Travel Guide
For a look back at Atlanta’s civil rights history, visit the Martin Luther King Jr National Historical site. Learn about the life and legacy of the revered leader in America’s civil rights movement. Check out the new dolphin show at the Georgia Aquarium. Get up close with stingrays in the touch pools, and watch beluga whales and whale sharks through their enormous viewing windows. For more animal adventures, head to Zoo Atlanta to see giraffes, kangaroos, and America’s only twin panda cubs. Right next door to the aquarium, the New World of Coca-Cola is ideal for fans of their sweet drinks from all over the world. It offers a history of the brand, a huge tasting room to sample their products, and even had Warhol pieces on display. As the first museum in the world to display art on loan from Paris’s Louvre, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art always has exhibits to experience. Find paintings by van Gogh, Cézanne, and Manet amongst its expansive and well-curated collections. Take a break from the city’s busy streets and head to Piedmont Park right in midtown. The area has bike paths, dog runs, and the Green Market that takes place every Saturday.
Insider clout: For a couple’s seven-year-old twins, Udwin organized a separate safari itinerary that included a private chef (who whipped up pizza in the bush) and guides for kid-centric activities on land and water.
Located in Atlanta's vibrant Midtown district, the Center for Puppetry Arts has been offering family-friendly puppetry programs since 1978. While the Jim Henson exhibit, which contains some of the master's original puppets, is the primary draw for many visitors, there are also regular shows.
Part intimate jazz club and part restaurant, Sambuca is a good choice if you want a sophisticated evening out. The music outranks the food; the headliners here—including local piano guru Mose Davis—are consistently top-notch.
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.
Peter Lloyd, president of Century Travel, utilizes over 20 years of experience to help journeyers discover the life-changing power of world travel.
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.