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Phillips Arena, Atlanta. Photo.ua/Shutterstock
Phillips Arena, Atlanta. Photo.ua/Shutterstock
Georgia Aquarium. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
Georgia Aquarium. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
Congress Center. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
Congress Center. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
CNN Center Sign. Rob Hainer/Shutterstock
CNN Center Sign. Rob Hainer/Shutterstock
Capitol Building. Dave Newman/Shutterstock
Capitol Building. Dave Newman/Shutterstock
The Georgia Dome. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
The Georgia Dome. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
Turner Field. Eugene Buchko/Shutterstock
Turner Field. Eugene Buchko/Shutterstock
Millennium Gate. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
Millennium Gate. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is the capital city of the U.S. State of Georgia, the city with the busiest airport in the world, home to CNN and the world’s most famous soft drink company Coca Cola. In 1996 Atlanta became extremely well known for hosting the Summer Olympic Games.

Prior to white settlement the Cherokee Indians inhabited the area when in 1836 Atlanta was built at the intersection of two railway lines to become an important transportation hub. During the American Civil War the Battle of Atlanta was fought as part of the Atlanta campaign resulting in the city being completely burnt to the ground. Rebuilt after the war with a superior transportation network, Atlanta became the official capital of Georgia and has thrived to become an Alpha city of the world,

Atlanta is a cultural city packed with things to experience. In music and theatre it is home to the Atlanta Opera and Ballet at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the Woodruff Arts Center and then of course oodles of Broadway acts at the famous Fox Theatre. Country music actually originates from Atlanta in the 1920’s and the city is known for many musicians including, Jerry Reed, Whitney Houston and Elton John who still resides here.

35 million tourists come to Atlanta every year to experience its culture and cuisine, as well as many who come for other top tourist attractions like the World of Coca-Cola, Martin Luther King’s childhood home, the Civil War Museum, Carter Center and the Georgia Aquarium that is the worlds biggest aquarium.

Nature lovers will also appreciate the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta Zoo and the Kendeda Canopy Walk, yes an actual skywalk in the city seeing the last remaining urban forest.

The ciy is well known for its passion in sports that can be seen by the ever so popular Georgia Dome sports stadium which is home to the Atlanta Falcons in NFL and Atlanta Hawks in NBA. If you prefer baseball then watch the Atlanta Braves play at Turner Field an impressive previously used Olympic Stadium of 96.

For more holiday information on Atlanta you may also want to visit the official Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The World of Coca-Cola complex, Atlanta. Photo Nito/Shutterstock
The World of Coca-Cola complex, Atlanta. Photo Nito/Shutterstock
Skyline of Downtown Atlanta, Georgia USA. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
Skyline of Downtown Atlanta, Georgia USA. Sean Pavone/Shutterstock