Host of the 1996 Olympic Games, Atlanta is an exciting, diverse city of six million people. As the de facto capital of the New South, Atlanta is a major international travel hub and home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Coca Cola, UPS, and Delta Air Lines. Forced to rebuild and reinvent itself after the destruction of the American Civil War, Atlanta became a center for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s & 1960s and has become one of the most diverse major cities in the U.S. In recent years, the city has experienced rapid growth in both population and cultural opportunities, making it a great city for food, art, sports, music, and business, as well as one of the most welcoming cities in the world for the LGBTQ community.
Here is a brief 1:55 minute video about Atlanta to give you just a taste of what’s in store:
Other places of interest and local attractions include:
- Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
- Atlanta History Center
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World of Coca-Cola
- Centennial Olympic Park
- Margaret Mitchell House
- Piedmont Park
- Zoo Atlanta
For more information, events, and attractions, head to http://www.atlanta.net/explore/.
For information on Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson, see http://www.atlanta.net/explore/transportation/airport-guide/.
For downloadable maps of the Atlanta area, including the Airport, Downtown/Midtown, the Emory area, and more, visit http://www.atlanta.net/explore/transportation/maps/.