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Atlanta Guide

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 area.

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 evening.

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 spectacular.

Getting There and Moving Around

By air

Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport (ATL)serves domestic and international flights from New York, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and many other places.

By rail

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.

By road

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.

Moving Around

The availability of various transport mode in Atlanta definitely adds up the fun for your stay here.



 

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