United States of America > Atlanta
The city of Atlanta in the northwest of Georgia, just south
of the Appalachian Mountains runs north-south through the
city centre. The Martin Luther King Historic District lies
to the east, and Midtown to the north, of the central downtown
Let's trace the life and work of Atlanta's most famous
son in the Martin Luther King Junior Historic District around
Auburn Avenue. A must visit spot - visitor center, the house
where King was born, his grave, and Ebenezer Baptist Church,
where he preached. The Martin Luther King Center.
For the fans of Margaret Mitchell, don't miss this exciting
spot, Margaret Mitchell House and Museum gives fans the
chance to see where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With The
Wind and view exhibits about the book and its author.
If you are someone updated, you can take part in a live
show here, the CNN Center houses the studios and newsrooms
for CNN's international networks and is the headquarters
of the Turner Broadcasting System. Or, you can also take
a look behind the scenes on a CNN Studio Tour.
A "gold" opportunity for you, Dahlonega, an old mining
town, is within easy travelling distance of Atlanta. Visitors
can still pan for gold in the surrounding mines. The Gold
Museum traces the history of the Gold Rush in the town.
Stone Mountain Park, East of downtown Atlanta with the
three Confederate heroes - Robert E Lee, Jefferson Davis
and 'Stonewall' Jackson carved into a cliff-face is certainly
a good place to visit. There are also many excitement you
can have at the nearby park here: swimming, fishing, tennis,
golf and others. In summer, there is also a laser show each
For a passion of shopping, the suburbs of Virginia-Highlands
and Little Five Points are just the right places to be.
Both Peachtree Center and Omni Center house a collection
of chic boutiques that's captivating. The Lenox Square Mall
and Phipps Plaza shopping centres in the suburbs are just
Getting There and Moving Around
Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport (ATL)serves domestic
and international flights from New York, London, Frankfurt,
Hong Kong and many other places.
The Amtrak Crescent service is linking New York with New
Orleans stops at Brookwood Station, Peachtree Street. The
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transport Authority (MARTA)runs
rapid rail services throughout the city.
There are bus services provided here to many cities and
towns, and numerous taxi companies in operation around the
city. Car hire is available and motorcampers can also be
hired for touring the Atlanta area.
The availability of various transport mode in Atlanta definitely
adds up the fun for your stay here.