Although there are many great things to see in the State of Georgia in the United States, the city of Atlanta is a destination in its own right. Perhaps, the most famous Atlanta attraction is Centennial Olympic Park.
This park was first created for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games that were held in Atlanta. The part has 21 acres of gardens and activities for Atlanta residents and visitors. The park even has an outdoor ice skating rink but the biggest attraction in the park is the Fountain of Olympic rings. Within the park is Googie Burger, a signature nostalgic American 1950s style restaurant serving burgers, curly fries, hot dogs, malted milkshakes and more classic American specialties.
Another very popular Atlanta attraction is underground Atlanta. This attraction has six full city blocks with more than 100 underground shops, theaters and restaurants. The High Museum of Art and nearby Fernbank Museum of Natural History, which has a popular IMAX theatre are also popular attractions for tourists, residents and children on field trips. Atlanta also boasts one of the best Botanical Gardens and zoological parks in America.
It is not usual for any city center to have a manufacturing plant as one of its top ten tourist attractions. As in many other things, Atlanta is unique and you can visit the Coca Cola Company museum and factory to learn all about the history of Coke.
On the north side of Atlanta is the Georgia Stone Mountain Park, which showcases the only exposed mountain of granite, rising 825 feet out of the ground. Cable cars allow you to avoid the walk to the top where views of downtown Atlanta are truly stunning.
Atlanta nightlife has something for everyone. A popular nightspot for families is Jock & Jills and Frankie’s Sports Grill. The Sanctuary is a popular spot for those into Latin dancing and food.
At the Sun Dial Restaurant, there are three levels of entertainment and cuisine, varying from level to level. Most of these restaurants change late at night to a bit wilder nightspots.
Atlanta’s Hartsfield International airport is only 15 minutes north of downtown Atlanta city center on a very wide and speedy Interstate highway. The Hartsfield airport is the busiest airport in America for each of the last 15 years. Because of the building done for the Olympics and continued growth as a regional business center, Atlanta has over 300 quality hotels within a 20-minute radius of the Olympic Park city center. The total number of hotel rooms at the end of 2011 was estimated at more than 120,000 quality accommodations.
At last count, there were fifteen major tours for to show off and explain the history of the city. Atlanta is truly an international cosmopolitan city that has come a long way since a major portion of the city was burned during the United States Civil War as General Sherman marched with his troops through Georgia to the Atlantic Ocean. The price of Georgia, its citizens still claim that Sherman retreated to the sea, instead of advancing.