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.
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.
The Victorian neighborhood of Grant Park (just south of Downtown) is home to the world's largest oil painting: the Atlanta Cyclorama, a 19th-century circular mural that depicts the Civil War's Battle of Atlanta.
This Buckhead cigar bar has the allure of a 1920’s speakeasy, complete with a “hidden” location and exclusive access. Outside the entrance sits an antique red London phone booth, where patrons must enter the secret code before they are allowed through the door.
Located in the vibrant Little Five Points district, Stefan's lays claim to being Atlanta's oldest vintage clothing store. Since 1977, the boutique shop has been selling evening 1920’s evening gowns and men's three-piece suits from the '40's and '50's.
In addition to annual trips to her native Germany, Elisabeth Landry travels extensively to other European countries each year, allowing her to offer accurate, first-hand advice in regards to local hotels, restaurants, and tour guides.
Founded in 1983 by climbing enthusiast and retired knee surgeon Peter "Treeman" Jenkins, TCI was the first school of its kind to offer expert instruction in the art of recreational tree climbing.
A 2005 expansion by Renzo Piano—not to mention a subsequent partnership with the Louvre in Paris—has brought the southeastern U.S.'s preeminent art museum to a whole new level in the past few years.
Calorie counters might want to stay far away from James Chalifoux's boutique, where all manner of decadent treats are made with creamy, custom-blended chocolate.
The world's largest aquarium is one of Atlanta's absolute must-visits. More than 60 different exhibit tanks here hold some eight million gallons of water—and the most incredible variety of sea creatures you'll ever see under one roof.
When it comes to exotic adventures, Betty Jo Currie, founder of Currie & Co. Travels Unlimited, has the experience and connections to plan a customized retreat to remember.
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Low-key neighborhood watering hole.
Although located in the historic downtown district of Castleberry Hill, Marcia Wood Gallery is one of the best places to view lesser-known contemporary artists. Established in 1987, the gallery displays noteworthy artists in addition the emerging ones.