Things to do in Atlanta

See the diverse skylines of Atlanta

Atlanta is the busy and bustling capital of Georgia, USA. It boasts of towering skyscrapers, historic attractions, modern buildings, old structures, and a range of holiday destinations that span the great history of the city. It houses the busiest airport in the world and three different skylines that represent the city’s diverse but harmonious districts. Needless to say, you will not have a problem finding things to do in Atlanta to keep you busy for your entire stay, however long it may be.


Things to do in Atlanta

Even the most meticulous tourist will never run out of things to do in Atlanta. A week is probably not enough to visit all the holiday destinations that the city has to offer.


Georgia Aquarium and the Zoo Atlanta

If you love mingling with animals, then a visit to the Georgia Aquarium and the Zoo Atlanta is a must. Georgia Aquarium is regarded as one of the world’s biggest indoor aquariums while the Zoo Atlanta houses some of the most impressive collections of orangutans, gorillas, and giant pandas.


Atlanta Botanical Garden

For nature lovers, you should check out the sprawling green space called the Atlanta Botanical Garden. It contains amazing species of orchids from around the world, plus different kinds of trees, plants, and flowers.


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

If you want to catch the lovely performances of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, you can check the concert schedules in the Woodruff Arts Center.



Buckhead is one of the most popular nightlife districts in Atlanta, but you can also catch several lively parties and nightlife events in Midtown, Little Five Points, and Virginia-Highland.


When to go to Atlanta

Atlanta features a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with July temperatures usually reaching above 32°C (90°F). Winters are cool to warm, with average January temperatures at 6.4°C (43.5°F). You can take a holiday in Atlanta any time of the year. The peak travel season is from late May to August, when the weather is hot and outdoor activities are in full swing. If you want to beat the heat, you can plan your Atlanta trip in the fall season.


Things to do in Atlanta

Atlanta Facts

CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportHartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl, United States (ATL)

Atlanta average temperatures

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Atlanta Marathon

As an old Olympic city, Atlanta is a great place to experience a marathon. The Atlanta Marathon is an annual marathon that has been around since 1963, albeit with a different route over the years. The latest changes were made after the 1996 Summer Olympics, making the Atlanta Marathon run in its tracks. If you are in Atlanta over thanksgiving, participating in the Atlanta Marathon the days leading up to the big American holiday may just be exactly what you need to feel ready for the turkey feast.

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Golf in Atlanta

Atlanta is a great place to go if you are looking for quality golf. At Druid Hills Golf Club you will find an excellent 18 hole course that blends in with the natural surroundings of Druid Hills. It was created by famous golf architect Bob Crupp, who made it both challenging and relaxing at the same time. Another great 18 hole course can be found at East Lake Golf Club. It is the oldest golf club in Atlanta as it was founded in 1904, and it is also one of the most scenic with reflecting lakes well groomed trees and bushes. Other courses nearby include Cross Creek Golf Course, The Golfers' Club at Fort McPherson and Bobby Jones Golf Club.

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