Atlanta city lights © Rick_Austin
Combining old Southern charm with metropolitan
sophistication, Atlanta is the business and cultural centre of
Georgia. Bustling with close to 500,000 people, the city is the
corporate and regional headquarters of many leading international
The capital of the 'New South', Atlanta is also known
for its dense tree coverage, resulting in its residents nicknaming
it the 'City in a Forest'. Atlanta attracts visitors both for
holidays and business, with its plethora of entertainment,
shopping, and cultural attractions as well as innumerable
world-class convention and accommodation venues.
The downtown pedestrianised Peachtree Center covers
about 14 blocks of retail space, including plenty of museums,
galleries, and centres for performing arts, as well as the world's
largest aquarium. Tourist must be sure to visit the sites dedicated
to the Atlantan born Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. These include his
childhood home and the church where he preached and the first
leaders of the Civil Right Movement met.
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