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The City of Atlanta
A badass city with tons of fantastic things to do

The City of Atlanta

Atlanta is known for having the world’s busiest airport, but for those who want to explore the city, it’s pretty impressive; there are lots of cool places to visit with a mass transit system that doesn’t suck!

Downtown

Things to do on the southern side of downtown (5 Points station)

  • CNN Center
  • Centennial Park
  • Philips Arena
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium (RIP Georgia Dome)

Things to do in central downtown (Peachtree station)

  • Restaurants
  • Limited-shopping

Things to do on the northern side of downtown (Civic Center station)

  • Coke-a-cola museum
  • Georgia Aquarium

Midtown

The north side of I-75 is home to Atlanta’s Midtown area; Midtown is a hub for all-things-food. There are tons of amazing restaurants with every type of food imaginable, along with the Fox Theatre.

Things to do in Midtown

  • Restaurants
  • Fox Theatre
  • Piedmont Park

Check the calendar of events for events in Piedmont Park – they have some fantastic music festivals (assuming the weather cooperates).

I visit Atlanta very regularly; the single most significant advice I can offer is to use public transportation. MARTA is cheap and efficient to get you to much of Atlanta; the alternative is horrendous traffic (much like the ATL airport) all day and night.

A comfy pair of shoes is a must for navigating Atlanta city center and dodging the shitty drivers who can’t tell the difference between a red and green traffic light.

To answer your next question; Yes, I have lived in Los Angeles and have dealt with the shitty traffic there. Metro Atlanta (inside I-285) is just as bad as Los Angeles.

The music scene in Atlanta is insane. Dubbed “The Home of Hip Hop” you can get your groove on at some great nightclubs in the city. Additionally, the summer is “music festival season” and is always in high-gear at Piedmont Park.

Interested in visiting The City of Atlanta? Travel Blogger and author of DESTINATIONS UNKNOWN Sean Brown has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help make your trip a breeze.

What is the closest airport to Atlanta?

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the closest airport to Downtown Atlanta.

What is the local currency in Atlanta?

United States Dollar (USD)

Can you visit Atlanta on a long layover?


Sure! If you have at least 6-hours, you should be able to hop on MARTA and into the Downtown/Midtown area within 30-minutes. Be careful of the security screening times on your way back to the airport – the planes will not wait for you.

How hard is it to navigate MARTA?


If you’re visiting the city on a long stopover, MARTA is easy. Both the Red and Gold lines go into the city center – basically you can’t take the wrong train.

The City of Atlanta

Latitude: 33.748997

Longitude: -84.387985

Telephone: 404-521-6600

Official Website: https://www.atlanta.net/

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