Jun 23, 2017

Atlanta Information

Home of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson, Atlanta is a hub for business and commerce. But, as first-time visitors discover, there are more reasons than ever to stay longer than a layover.

Long known for CNN, Piedmont Park and all things Peachtree, Atlanta has added a new element of sophistication to its Southern-city vibe. A bevy of hip hotels–including no less than three new Ws–several New York-based restaurants, and countless new boutiques, shops and spas have opened their doors here. But the cosmopolitan influx hasn’t compromised what locals and visitors have long adored about Atlanta: leafy streets, strangers who say hello on the street, and the fact that you can get sweet iced tea in almost any restaurant. Make sure to plan enough time in your visit for some outside-the-city pursuits, too. Atlanta is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is about an hour from the north Georgia mountains–perfect for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and camping. And Stone Mountain Park and the Chattahoochee River–known affectionately by locals as “The Hooch”–are less than 30 minutes from most of Atlanta, making it an ideal spot for a back-to-nature run or stroll.