Referred to as the capital of the south of the United States, Atlanta is the largest city and populated the state of Georgia. That is why, its international airport called Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is one of the busiest places in the world. Located 11 kilometers south of the city center, has a great flow of both business travellers as aircraft: after London, is the second busiest airport in the world for passenger traffic, although leads the ranking in terms of landings and takeoffs. In addition, it serves as a center for transfer to and from small towns in the south of North America.
For this reason, it usually has a large influx of tourists and visitors throughout the year by the amount of important events and trade fairs. A tip: confirm in advance with the Conventions and Visitors Bureau of Atlanta, to prevent disruptions in the housing.
The climate offers four distinct seasons, but winters and summers are short, thus providing long springs and autumns and temperate. This mild climate allows the realization of sporting and cultural activities abroad throughout the year.
Atlanta is one of the 10 main markets in retail sales in the country and the paradise of the buyer in the southeast. From shopping malls to centers of stores of factory, passing through neighborhood shops and art galleries internationally recognized standards to the latest fashions, technology and design, Atlanta has something for everyone.
In addition, be considered as a transportation hub for the great movement of travellers, also became a city of business. In this regard, it must be remarked that there are the houses the parent companies of the Coca-Cola telephony , AT&T, the airline Delta Air Lines and the international chain of CNN news.
In fact, the presence of the Coca-Cola brand is one of the attractions of the city. The World of Coca-Cola is a permanent exhibition presents the history of the company that includes their acquaintances ads as well as a great amount of amusement areas and attractions.
A few blocks from there is another point to be missed for any visitor: the Georgia Aquarium. Considered until 2012 as the world’s largest aquarium, has more than 30,000 cubic meters of salt water and sweet, with approximately 120000 animals of 500 different species. The majority of the specimens were transported from Taiwan by the transportation company UPS parcel, which also has its headquarters in Atlanta, in 42 tanks in a plane MD-11.
Another point of nature that all visitors must travel is the Botanical Garden, with 12 hectares located next to Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta. In the area of Grant Park is also the zoo in the city, whose main attraction are the pandas, including “Po” in reference to the character in the movie “Kung Fu Panda”, a panda born in captivity in Atlanta.
In 1996, the city hosted the Olympic Games. That is why, after the event, the Olympic Centennial Park, a public space of 85,000 square meters located in the center of the city where they stayed representatives from all over the world.
In addition, since 2014, the city has a soccer team: Atlanta United FC, which from 2017 participates in Major League Soccer, the league in the country. In the sports aspect, there is also the College Football Hall of Fame. It was established in 1951 by the National Football Foundation, which is responsible for the support, administration and operation of the same.
With regard to the history and art, is there National Historical Park, Martin Luther King Jr., which consists of several buildings, among which is the childhood home of Martin Luther King Jr. and Ebenezer Baptist Church , where he was baptized in the original King and his father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sr., and they were pastors.
This point is no coincidence: in the social history of the United States, Atlanta played a fundamental role in the struggle of the civil rights of the black population. For example, there Booker T. Washington, leader of the African American community, he gave his speech known as the ‘Commitment to Atlanta,’ in which advocated political and social equality for Black people in exchange for economic security in 1895. In 1957, Martin Luther King and other civil rights activists founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to strengthen and disseminate the movement by the conformity racial discrimination. In addition, in the 1970s 60 impetus was given to the civil rights movement for the people of color. And years later had his black mayor, being a pioneer among large cities in the south of the USA.
For art lovers, the High Museum of Art, located in Midtown, is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States and one of the most visited art museums in the world.
Meanwhile, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History is considered to be the house of the dinosaurs of Atlanta to be the center of natural history in the southeast. The IMAX Theater provides a powerful experience of adventures, with the projection of movies in the afternoon and evening.
As for nightlife, the Fox Theater is a must. Designed in the late 1960s 20, lends itself to Broadway musicals, a film festival of summer, concerts under a dazzling ceiling and the annual presentation of the Nutcracker of the Atlanta Ballet.
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In addition to the presence of CNN, where the main newsrooms and studies, in the city was filmed a large part of the successful series The Walking Dead. Therefore, the followers of the program you can make your own tour to explore the most transcendental: from the Hospital in King County, ground zero where it all begins; the Center for Disease Control, it is the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, a center of art and culture that today you can visit; Highway 85; the Westside Reservoir Park, where the main actor is reunited with his family; and the West Central Prison, Zebulon, one of the most recurrent scenarios in the third season.