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Atlanta - A Sightseer’s Dream

Atlanta may be a modern hub with one of the busiest airports in the world but this historic city takes pride in its elegance and old world charm. Making city breaks in Atlanta the ideal getaway. The early history of the city was influenced by immigrants from Ireland and subsequently by waves of immigration from Austria and Germany. These diverse cultural influences have contributed to making current day Atlanta one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse citys in the American South and the capital city of Georgia has emerged as the leader of what is known as the New South. With a treasure trove of unique entertainment venues and scenic green places, city breaks in Atlanta have something for even the most discerning visitor. Exploring the sights and scenes of the city during a weekend in Atlanta makes for an idyllic experience. It is never difficult to find package holidays to Atlanta or book a flight and hotel in Atlanta. Book your flight and hotel in Atlanta in advance and enjoy a fantastic holiday in the beautiful capital city of Georgia.

What Should You Know Before Visiting Atlanta?

You can easily book a flight and hotel in Atlanta easily. There are numerous daily flights to Atlanta from the UK, such as a direct flight from Dublin to Atlanta that lands at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A flight from Cork to Atlanta as well as from many other cities in the UK can also be booked conveniently. All U.S. states use the U.S. Dollar and English is the primary language. The UK is five hours ahead of Atlanta (GMT+5).

When Is The Best Time To Visit Atlanta?

City breaks in the historic capital of Georgia are best enjoyed during March to May when the weather is mild and is ideal for going sightseeing or watching a game of the Atlanta Braves at the SunTrust Park. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival is celebrated with fervour and so is the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. The last weekend in April is also a good time to enjoy one of the city’s most popular festivals, the Inman Park Festival, which celebrates spring with a parade, art and live music. If you are in town during May, then you can also experience the world renown Atlanta Jazz Festival.

What To Do In Atlanta?

Retail therapy in Atlanta is varied and there are over 1,400 stores in Buckhead alone, which include upscale brands and household names. For a taste of street-level shopping, the Midtown Mile is the perfect place. Those looking for vintage, boutique and speciality stores should check out East Atlanta Village or Little Five Points.

The city has a bustling nightlife which you should explore during your weekend in Atlanta. Both out-of-towners and locals alike gravitate to Buckhead for a classy time at the exclusive bars and dance clubs. The East Atlanta Village is a more laid back place where you can have drinks at reasonable prices and the crowd is a mix of fun hipster and alternative. If you want to enjoy some country line-dancing, a popular local pursuit, then head for the city's suburbs in Duluth.

What Places To Visit In Atlanta

The city has more than its fair share of attractions and if you opt for package holidays to Atlanta you won't find yourself at a loss for something to do. A few of the popular attractions in Atlanta are:

  • The Georgia Aquarium is one of the largest of its kind in the world where you can appreciate marine life with interactive galleries and permanent exhibits.
  • The 30 acres of the Atlanta Botanical Garden house many beautiful fountains and a conservatory.
  • The Centennial Olympic Park is the ideal place for spending relaxed moments appreciating the Fountain of Rings, the water gardens and walking along the quaint trails.
  • A visit to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History will enable you to see the Argentinosaurus dinosaur’s skeleton up close as well as other prehistoric wonders.
  • The Swan House is a mansion and garden built in the neoclassical style in the 1920s which makes for an idyllic excursion.
  • Atlanta is the hub of the Delta airline, so do stop over at the Delta Flight Museum to see some really cool vintage aircraft and other aviation-related exhibits.

What To Eat In Atlanta

Do try out the Southern and New Southern cuisine whilst visiting Atlanta. Beyond the traditional fair of fried green tomatoes, sweet tea and fried chicken for which the Southern United States is famous, a younger generation of chefs such as Anne Quatrano, Justin Burdett and Jeffrey Gardner are reinventing the city's gastronomic heritage and opening a number of exciting new restaurants. The Varsity, which first opened its doors in 1928, is quite the local landmark and where you can have a hearty traditional meal. Other city favourites include beloved institutions such as the Busy Bee Cafe and Paschal’s and Mary Mac’s Tea Room, which has been serving soul food to appreciative patrons since the 1940s.

What To Bring Home From Atlanta?

You can buy some very unique souvenirs for yourself, family and friends in Atlanta. A completely out-of-the-box souvenir would be a pachyderm painting. Yes, that is right! Kelly the elephant at the Atlanta Zoo paints one of a kind pieces with her trunk. Then there are the original classic Coca-Cola glasses that you can purchase from the World of Coca-Cola. You can also think about buying a copy of Gone With the Wind from the place where the author actually wrote the book, which is now the Margaret Mitchell House.