Get your tongue around “y'all” and prepare for one of the friendliest welcomes in the United States of America...
Skyscrapers might reach for the skies above Downtown, but you don't have to venture far to find tree-lined avenues, trendy little café-bars and a real sense of peace and relaxation. The city is also packed with things to do for every kind of traveller. Plus, with state parks dotting Georgia, accessing the great outdoors is easy from Atlanta.
If you love to mix food and travel, you'll love Atlanta. From classic southern favourites, such as fried chicken, and from fine dining in the Virginia Highlands district, to hip fusion food in Midtown, the flavours of Atlanta will sizzle their way into your memory.
Work those calories off and take a walk in Atlanta's Piedmont Park, or hire a canoe and discover the city's stretch of the Chattahoochee River, which flows from Georgia's stunning Appalachian Mountains, through Alabama and Florida.
Whatever you plan to do during your holiday, choose your Atlanta hotel carefully to be close to the things that interest you and your travelling companions. Our guide on where to stay will help you to pick a spot. When you’ve done that, use the TravelSupermarket search tool and compare prices on cheap hotels in Atlanta to find and book your ideal place to stay.
To secure your hotel in Atlanta it’s wise to book well in advance. So where will you stay during your American adventure?
Hotels in Atlanta are generally modern, sticking to the American norm of offering at least two huge beds and stacks of space and facilities. The city's attractions are peppered across the many districts, so wherever you stay, you won't be far from tourist-friendly spots. Each district is quite unique, though, so choose according to your style. And many hotels are found along the many highways with easy parking for your hire car and motel in style.
Look for offerings from all the major chains from Days Inn, Comfort Inn, Courtyard, Hampton Inn, Double Tree, Holiday Inn, Renaissance, Hilton, Sheraton and La Quinta. For luxury and cool, you'll find hotels by the W chain in the city.
Stay Downtown to take your pick from luxury skyscraper Atlanta hotels and renowned international hotel brands. Buckhead hotels reflect the neighbourhood: fashionable and glitzy. Funky Little Five Points, with its diverse nightlife and cool shops and cafés, offers both budget hotels and unique boutique-style accommodation.
Watch the home team battle it out at Turner Field before paying your respects to Atlanta’s bravest son – there’s much to do here...
Top five attractions
The King Center
A son of Atlanta, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement and a national icon. The centre stands both as a museum and a memorial to King.
The world's largest aquarium is home to a massive variety of underwater species, including the city's famous Beluga whales.
It's only the city's fourth largest park, but Grant Park is home to Zoo Atlanta and the Atlanta Cyclorama, a huge cylindrical painting depicting a battle of the American Civil War and once the biggest painting in the world.
Book a ticket to see one of the best Major League Baseball teams in the business. The atmosphere is always electric.
Six Flags Over Georgia
Just half an hour out of Atlanta is one of the six sites in the famous Six Flags theme park chain. There are more than 100 classic and modern thrill rides.
A variety of crowd-pleasing events take place throughout the year in Atlanta and you’ll be warmly welcomed at any of them…
Martin Luther King Jr Week; January: A week of religious services, concerts and other events surround the national holiday date.
Dogwood Festival; April: The dogwood trees are blooming in spring and provide shade for the performers and exhibitors at this lively arts festival. There's something for the whole family to enjoy.
Atlanta International Music Festival; August: Music of every genre graces the city in summer at various indoor and outdoor venues.