Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the great cities of America’s Old South, with a rich historical tradition, regional culture and thriving nightlife. It’s one of the best places in the world to explore the sites and artefacts of the American Civil War, not to mention down-home Southern cooking. Whether you’re there for the High Museum of Art, the World of Coca-Cola, or the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta has it all, with style to spare.
Diverse Dining: Taste of Atlanta
If you’re visiting the city in October and you love a great meal, you won’t want to miss Taste of Atlanta, one of the most celebrated food festivals in the United States.
Now in its 14th year, this famous annual event celebrates Atlanta’s varied cuisine, as well as wine, beer and cocktails. You can look forward to succulent barbecue, incredible burgers, fresh seafood and much more from 90 of the city’s top chefs. Besides all the food and drink, there are cooking classes and demos, a kid’s corner and a VIP tasting experience. It’s a foodie’s dream come true.
Batter Up: Atlanta Braves
If you visit Atlanta between April and October, you have the chance to take in Americas favourite pastime—baseball! As the home of the fabled Atlanta Braves, the city has seen its share of successes, with the team last taking home the World Series in 1995. There’s an incomparable atmosphere in Turner Stadium, whether the Braves win or lose. This is a great way to enjoy some authentic Americana, along with a hot dog and a cold drink. Even if you’re not a sports fan you’ll have fun here.
Share the Dream: The First Ebenezer Baptist Church
Atlanta is closely connected with the history of Civil Rights in the United States, and you can experience the sights and sounds of this important social movement first-hand, by visiting The First Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his sermons as co-pastor with his father during the 1960s. Audio tapes of King’s speeches bring his message to life, while extensive renovation has restored the site’s original appearance from those tumultuous years. This is definitely one of the most compelling museums in the city. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.