How did Atlanta become a big city

Atlanta

Atlanta, Capital of Georgia

  • Atlanta World of Coca Cola
  • Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park

Blooming metropolis

From top restaurants to a large number of cultural attractions, a hip nightlife and sporting events in abundance. Atlanta, the capital of Georgia is a cosmopolitan city and should not be missing on your tour of the southern states. The city lives and grows mainly thanks to the large corporations Coca - Cola, CNN, Delta Air Lines and UPS.

1. Martin Luther King Historical Park. Museum and park in which many exhibitions take place.

2nd CNN Studio Tour. Go behind the scenes on CNN.

3. Shopping. Atlanta is the shopping center of the southern states. From large shopping streets to centers with small boutiques. You can find everything here.

4. World of Coca Cola. Visit the museum of one of the most famous brands in the world: Coca Cola!

Travel time

Atlanta is best visited in spring or fall. Not only that the summer is often very warm and humid. most events and festivals take place in spring and autumn. Especially open air concerts, art festivals and football games attract numerous visitors to Atlanta this time of the year.

Martin Luther King Historical Park

This museum and park commemorates the life, work and legacy of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. The center, which occupies several blocks in Sweet Auburn, the center of Black Atlanta - includes the birthplace of Martin Luther King, in which he also spent most of his life. Here you can also visit the memorial where Martin Luther King is buried. In addition to interesting tours for young and old, it is also inspiring to discover the park on your own.

Downtown Atlanta

World of Coca Cola

Coca-Cola was discovered in the center of Atlanta in 1886 by the pharmacist John S. Pemberton. In the popular museum "World of Coca Cola" (larger than 30,000 m2) you can learn everything about the famous drink Coca Cola. Take a look behind the scenes in a 4D simulation, invent your own Coca Cola recipe and of course there is also a test room where you can try over 100 Coca Cola varieties from all over the world. A great excursion for young and old.

CNN Studio Tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of CNN's headquarters. During the 50 minute tour you will be explained how a live broadcast is produced and broadcast all over the world. Here's a good look at how the world's biggest news channel works. Find out how CNN became the world's biggest news channel.

World of Coca Cola

Shopping

Atlanta has been a great shopping destination in the south for decades. With the opening of The Shops Buckhead Atlanta in 2014, all shopping enthusiasts were given even more options. The shopping center extends over six blocks in one of the most elegant areas of Atlanta. It offers a perfect mix of designer brands such as Dior or Hermes, but there is also a lot on offer for the small budget. If that's not enough, you should stop by the Ponce City Market. Many small boutiques and a large food hall offer the perfect shopping experience.

The Mall

- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest airport in the world

- Before Atlanta became the capital of Georgia, Savannah, Augusta, Louisville and Milledgeville had the honor

- The symbol of the city is a phoenix because the city burned down completely during the American Civil War in November 1864. Only 400 buildings survived the fire, but the city rose from the ashes like the Phoenix and soon became one of the most important cities in the United States

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