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Atlanta Georgia Vacations

The "Capital of the New South," Atlanta is a city celebrating change and growth. Though a fascinating history keeps locals and visitors looking back, the modern, sophisticated city has no problem looking ahead. You can still find antebellum mansions and towering oaks draped with Spanish moss, you're just as likely to find multinational corporations and global banks. The headquarters of companies like CNN, Home Depot, CNN, UPS and Coca-Cola.

With one of the busiest airports in the world, Atlanta offers visitors numerous shops, restaurants and nightlife pursuits to suit every taste. Diversity is the name of the game in this city, the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the home of Braves baseball. Its cultural experiences come in all shapes, sizes and sounds. Still surging since rising from the ashes after the Civil War, Atlanta has shown an ability to adapt and prosper, and that forward-driving spirit continues unabated today. Things to See & Do in Atlanta

Factoids:

  • Atlanta is the only city in North America that has been destroyed by fire as an act of war
  • The Atlanta Ballet is the oldest ballet company in the world
  • The city was originally named Terminus, then Marthaville before finally settling on Atlanta
  • The Hartsfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest passenger airport
  • There are 32 streets with the name "Peach Tree"
  • Peachtree Road Race with 45,000 runners is the largest 10k race in the world