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Welcome to Atlanta
Atlanta gleams amid glass and steel towers, but the heart of the South's largest city is its people. Visitors are likely to be greeted with a big helping of "How y'all doing" hospitality. Atlanta may have birthed "Gone with the Wind," yet today's big bustling city is more New South than old.


From the moment you arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, you will discover Atlanta's renaissance and experience the Southern hospitality that is embedded in our city's culture. Following the renovations for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Atlanta has developed into the entertainment and cultural center of the South. Home to four professional sports teams, unmatched shopping and dining, festive nightlife, and an abundance of cultural and historic attractions, there is something for every age, interest, and budget.

Centennial Olympic Park, the heart of downtown's tourist hub, is marked by playful fountains that draw visitors to its core. World-class attractions such as the popular Georgia Aquarium, home to whale sharks and wave pools, and The World of Coca-Cola, a dedication to a century of top-notch advertising, are only a short walk away. Sports fans congregate here too, to cheer the NFL Falcons in the Georgia Dome, NBA Hawks and WNBA Atlanta Dream in Philips Arena, and the MLB Braves at Turner Field.

It's easy to fall in love with this beautiful city's cultivated charm. Come explore our city and discover what moves you in Atlanta.
FUN FACTS
  • The world's largest aquarium (Georgia Aquarium)
  • The largest museum dedicated entire to puppetry arts in North America (Center for Puppetry Arts)
  • One of the nation's largest collections of Civil War memorabilia (Atlanta History Center)
  • The largest 10K road race in the world (Peachtree Road Race with 60,000 participants)
  • The oldest continually operating ballet company in the nation (Atlanta Ballet)
  • One of only 4 zoos in the nation with Giant Pandas (Zoo Atlanta)
  • The largest concentration of historically black colleges and universities (Atlanta University Center)
  • The Varsity is the world's largest drive-in and is the world's largest single seller of Coca-Cola.
  • Atlanta has more than 100 streets with the word "Peachtree" in them. (Peachtree Street, Peachtree Circle, Peachtree Avenue, Peachtree Battle, etc.)
  • Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta and in 1985 was the first soft drink consumed in space.