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Atlanta, Georgia — Overview for Travelers

Capitol -- Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Capitol — Atlanta, Georgia, USA
World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia, USA [image: Coca-Cola Company]
World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia, USA [image: Coca-Cola Company]
CNN -- Atlanta, Georgia, USA
CNN — Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta in a nutshell

…has developed into the entertainment and cultural center of the South with more than 17 million visitors arriving each year to experience the abundance of attractions, culture and entertainment. Why has this southern city become a hot spot for culture and entertainment? Simply stated, Atlanta has more restaurants, professional sports teams, entertainment venues and cultural attractions than any other city in the Southeast. Many of these attractions are within 10 minutes of downtown and almost all are accessible via MARTA, Atlanta’s rapid rail and bus system.

Atlanta is Entertaining
World-class restaurants, festive nightlife and an abundance of cultural attractions and events help make Atlanta the center for entertainment in the South. Atlanta’s diverse restaurants feature cuisine from around the globe prepared by world-renowned chefs and served in an endless array of ambience and decor. Atlanta is blessed with a mild climate and southern hospitality is plentiful throughout the city and evident in the friendly ambassador force that patrols the streets of downtown. Atlanta is accessible, with 80 percent of the U.S. population within a two-hour flight of the city. From the heart of downtown, visitors can reach Atlanta’s many attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants and neighborhoods within a short ride by cab, bus or rail.

Atlanta Top 10 Sightseeing & Attraction

  • Stone Mountain Park
  • World of Coca Cola®
  • State Capitol
  • CNN Center
  • Centennial Olympic Park
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site
  • Underground Atlanta
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Historical Sites and Museums
  • Georgia ‘Arche’ Aquarium

Read more here in our article: Atlanta, Georgia — Sightseeing & Attractions

Map Atlanta, Georgia


Average Temperatures in Atlanta, GA

Jan12,2 C / 53 F2,2 C / 36 F
Feb13,9 C / 25 F2,8 C / 37 F
Mar17,2 C / 635,3 C / 41.5 F
Apr22,2 C / 71.5 F10 C / 50 F
May27,2 C / 81 F15 C / 59 F
Jun30,5 C / 86.9 F18,8 C / 65.8 F
Jul31 C / 87.8 F20,5 C / 69 F
Aug31 C / 87.8 F20 C / 68 F
Sep28,1 C / 82.5 F17,2 C / 63 F
Oct23,3 C / 74 F11,1 C / 52 F
Nov16,6 C / 62 F4,4 C / 40 F
Dec11,7 / 53 F1,7 / 35 F

7-Day Forecast: 7-Day Forecast 33.76N 84.4W (weather.gov)

Essentials, Data & Facts


6,126 Square Miles — Metropolitan Atlanta
131 Square Miles — City of Atlanta
Sources: Census Bureau, 2000; Atlanta Regional Commission, 2000

Public transportation

MARTA-Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority


Metropolitan Area
498.715 (U.S. Census 2020)
420.003 (U.S. Census 2010)


Hartsfield Intl. Airport: ATL | Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport | The World’s busiest airport official site


1,010 feet above sea level

Visitor Centers

The Atlanta Convention and Visitor Bureau (ACVB) has 3 visitor centers located throughout Atlanta. They are staffed by helpful volunteers who can be invaluable resources to your attendees.
Web: Official Atlanta Guide for Travelers and Locals | Discover Atlanta

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