Atlanta, Georgia

Ideal for: City Slickers, Foodies, History Buffs

Founded in 1837, Atlanta is a modern metropolis with a profound history. The city played significant roles in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and presents plenty of opportunities to learn about both. Today, the ATL still retains much of is cultural heritage, while also bursting with an eclectic dining scene, major sports teams, and a flair for the arts. The St. Regis Atlanta is located in the posh Buckhead neighborhood, near luxury shopping, museums, and top-rated cuisine.

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At the intersection of new and old—slow Southern charm and bustling cosmopolitan center— Atlanta is arguably the capital city of the American Southeast. Mature oak trees shade charming historic streets and centuries-old landmarks, while up-and-coming chefs turn out unrivaled cuisine and unique dining experiences. Stroll the quiet grounds of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, tour CNN headquarters, or learn about the city’s history and its visionaries at the Atlanta History Center and King Center. Indulge in the city’s rich culture at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Ballet, or a lively nightclub. No matter how long your stay, there is no shortage of ways to spend your time in this great Southern city.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Time Zone
    Same as NYC
  • Average Temperature
    88℉ in summer; 54℉ in winter
  • Car Recommended?
    Yes
  • Population
    6 million (metropolitan area)

Fresh Things to Do


  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

    Tour several buildings significant to King's life and legacy at this national park including his boyhood home, the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, The King Center, and the "I Have A Dream" World Peace Rose Garden.

  • Atlanta History Center

    Founded in 1926, this 33-acre museum and research center located in the Buckhead district features six permanent, and several temporary, award-winning exhibitions, historic homes, and beautiful gardens.

  • Ponce City Market

    The former Sears, Roebuck & Co. building now houses a mixture of distinctive shopping, dining, and entertainment options including national retail brands, local boutiques, chef-owned restaurants, unique food hall, and rooftop with mini golf and craft cocktails.

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Weather


  • FORECASTING YOUR ATLANTA VACATION

    Atlanta summers are notoriously hot and muggy, while the winters are short, crisp, and damp. Throughout the year the temperature varies from 35°F to 89°F and is typically rarely below 22°F or above 95°F. Although it may be hot in the ATL, there are an average 217 sunny days per year, making any time a great time to visit the city.

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Map of Atlanta, Georgia

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