The cultural and financial capital of the Southeast, Atlanta has been undergoing a renaissance since the 1996 Olympics put it on the world map. Peachtree Street is the city’s main drag, but its name is more than symbolic – Atlanta has more tree cover than any other major US city.
Just beyond the gleaming skyscrapers of Downtown, the city relaxes into a variety of neighborhoods. Luxury shoppers rave about Buckhead, dubbed the Beverly Hills of Atlanta. For a more bohemian vibe, wander the funky streets of Little Five Points, home to indie bookstores and coffee shops galore. Art galleries and innovative restaurants pepper the once industrial West Midtown.
Don’t miss the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, where you can honor the civil rights leader at his childhood home and final resting place. Get up close to giant dinosaurs at the Fernbank Museum, meet sea creatures at the massive Georgia Aquarium, enter the World of Coca Cola or cheer on the Atlanta Braves. They don’t call it Hotlanta for nothing.