Take a cheap flight to Atlanta from London Heathrow and experience a capital city with a real bohemian vibe.
Atlanta really is your gateway to the South. From 27th October 2014, we will begin flying to and from one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. Experience the buzzing cosmopolitan scene, or explore one of the laid back suburbs which are home to an array of restaurants, art galleries and shops.
Immerse yourself in some modern pop culture at the World of Coca-Cola and see for yourself how one of the biggest companies in the world was born. For something a little more thrilling, head over to Six Flags Georgia Theme Park and scare yourself silly.
Take a walk
If you like to get out and explore, Atlanta Preservation Center offers 9 guided walking tours around historic Downtown, the Midtown commercial district and many of the city's parks. Find out more at www.preserveatlanta.com (opens in a new window).
Love a bit of culture? Pay a visit to the High Museum of Art in Midtown Atlanta. The museum is home to a wide variety of art from contemporary to classic, as well as architecture by The Shard architect Renzo Piano and Richard Meier. 'The High' as its known, also hosts special exhibitions throughout the year.
Georgia is home to the world famous Masters annual tournament, so if you're looking to play a round of golf there's a fantastic selection of courses to choose from in Atlanta. Olde Atlanta Golf Club is just north of the city, Bobby Jones Golf Course and Wolf Creek Golf Club are both within 15 minutes’ drive of downtown Atlanta. Each of the courses are set in beautiful surroundings and offer a different challenge.
If you're heading to Atlanta in April and want to see how the professionals do it, just outside of Atlanta is Augusta National Golf Club, where you can watch the Masters in action. To find out more and to book tickets, head to www.masters.com (opens in a new window).
Unleash your inner hipster
'Hippy Hood', as it’s known, has poets and street artists on every corner. Delve into the vintage shops, eateries, tattoo parlours and clothing bazaars. Then head over to the very cool movie theatre-turned-concert hall Variety Playhouse to catch a gig on one of the 7 stages.
Atlanta offers a wide range of eateries to satisfy all taste buds. Head to JCT Kitchen and Bar (opens in a new window) in Midtown to try some award winning southern style cooking. Offering a unique twist on classic dishes, the bar also hosts live music and offers a great cocktail menu.
For something a little more laid back, visit Ormsby's (opens in a new window), a tavern found on the west side of Atlanta. Offering a wide range of cocktails and craft beers to accompany a fresh pub menu, you can even try your hand at some traditional pub games including backgammon and shuffleboard.
For a scenic view of the city while you eat, head over to the Sun Dial Restaurant on the south side. Fully refurbished in August 2014, this American style diner receives rave reviews for its atmosphere, service and most importantly its food. Find out more and make a reservation at sundialrestaurant.com (opens in a new window)
Top 3 Atlanta blog articles
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