Atlanta Travel and Leisure

History, Patience, and Understanding: An American Travel Story of Growth

For three years, my wife and I have lived abroad in Portugal. This time of temporary immigration has led to meeting people of many different cultures and has provided delightful experiences. Recently, I had another learning encounter that teaches all of us a beautiful lesson. I went into a ca Read More

Madeira: A Beautiful, Lush, Diverse and Fun Island

We were utterly unprepared for Madeira, at least from an automotive perspective. This unpreparedness was symbolic of the wonder of the Island of Madeira; let me explain. We rented a car, as we always do on vacation so that we could explore the island as it was meant to be explored. As usual, we rent Read More

Paris in 4 days: The Perfect Day and Night Sightseeing Itinerary

Is four days enough time to see a thriving cultural metropolis like Paris? Even if it is your first visit, the answer is yes! However, it is almost impossible to know what to see and when to see it: especially if you are on a time constraint. So, I wanted to provide a concise list of the best places Read More

One Day is Not Enough at Grand Canyon National Park (Facts and Photos)

The Grand Canyon, located in northern Arizona, is the second most-visited national park in the United States: trailing only the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On average, it receives almost 6 million visitors a year and is embraced by various forms of natural beauty, including mountains, p Read More

How to Experience Italy's Amazing Amalfi Coast (or Driving Amalfi)

The Perilous Amalfi Drive We were cruising along the Amalfi Drive (formerly SS 163 Amalfitana or Strada Statale 163) on our way back from Amalfi; the village after which the Amalfi Coast is named. As we sped along the perilous road from Amalfi to Positano, we drove past a man who was par Read More

About Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital, and largest city in the state of Georgia, the United States with its population as of 2010 is about 420,003. Additionally, it is the ninth populous metropolitan area in the U.S at 5,268,860. This city got its name from railroad engineer J. Edgar Thompson with Atlanta usually thought to be a summarized version of “Atlantica-Pacifica.” During the civil war, Atlanta was the only North American city to be destroyed during the war. Union General William T. Sherman ordered it be burnt to the ground, sparing only hospitals and churches which were among the 400 buildings to survive. It is because of this that the city’s symbol is a phoenix. Furthermore, this city has played a massive role in the Civil Rights Movement as it was the center where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and students from the historically black colleges would organize their meetings. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Southern Christian Leadership which are the two most prominent organizations were centered in Atlanta. Finally, Atlanta has the busiest airport in the world, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It is strategically located to travel to many of the major American cities since flights from this city to the other cities is approximately three hours.

Discover and explore Atlanta, Georgia which a city in the country of United States. This online guide of information, articles, and photos of Atlanta helps you explore the attractions and points of interest of Atlanta. It is located on the continent of North America and its GPS coordinates address is latitude 33.7528 and logitude 33.7528. [Map of Atlanta].

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