Atlanta (aka ATL, the A, A-town, or Hotlanta) is most famous it diverse attractions, musical heritage, it’s southern hospitality, and its rich American heritage. Whatever you are looking for, you can find it in Atlanta, Georgia!
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Home of the Civil Rights Movement
Home to many of the civil rights movement’s key leaders and organizations, Atlanta played a critical role in this period of American history. Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site to learn more about Nobel Peace Prize winner’s childhood and too-short life. Admission is free and most of the park can be explored with a self-guided tour.
Housed on more than two acres in Downtown Atlanta, the Varsity has been an Atlanta institution for more than 75 years. Able to accommodate 600 cars outside and more than 800 people inside, the Varsity makes two miles of hot dogs, 2500 pounds of potatoes, 5000 fried pies and 300 gallons of chili from scratch daily. It’s necessary when Georgia Tech plays at home: more than 30,000 people visit the Varsity on Yellowjacket game days.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in July 2016, Centennial Olympic Park is Atlanta’s – and the State of Georgia’s – preeminent lasting legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympics and the country’s largest downtown park developed in the last 25 years. Today, this unique 21-acre urban greenspace performs a dual mission: it serves as Georgia’s lasting legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games and it anchors efforts to revitalize residential and commercial development in Georgia’s capital city of Atlanta.