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Flights to Atlanta

Discover a southern city with true bohemian flavour

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The Big Peach. Hollywood of the South. City in a Forest. The ATL­. Atlanta bears many monikers, reflective of its diverse nature; the capital of Georgia is quite possibly the most surprising city in the South. Come for the history and delve into the Civil Rights Movement in Martin Luther King Jr’s home town, but stay for the culture that propels a modern Atlanta into the 21st century through hip hop, art, soul food, museums, and much more. Like the phoenix that rose from the ashes, the city has been rebuilt following the Great Fire that nearly destroyed it, so book your flights to Atlanta and experience the best of the South.

Discover Atlanta

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Must do recommendations

Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site

Walk in the footsteps of Atlanta’s most influential resident at this park dedicated to his astonishing life.

Explore the Civil Rights Movement

Piedmont Park

When it comes to inner-city parks, the action-packed Piedmont Park is one of the best in the country.

More Atlanta must do's

Ponce City Market

From food markets to fashion boutiques, discover a modern Atlanta at this popular leisure hub.

A guide to Ponce City Market

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Something different

Atlanta BeltLine

Travel around the 22-mile ‘green belt’ trail looping the city and discover 45 fascinating neighbourhoods.

A tour of the Atlanta BeltLine

College Football Hall of Fame

For football fans, there’s nowhere more exciting than this museum, dedicated to the sport’s greatest stars.

Something different in Atlanta

Boutique shopping

From bespoke fashions to hipster trends, Atlanta’s retail scene is as rich and diverse as its music.

The top shops in Atlanta

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Food and drink

Fried chicken; mac and cheese; cornbread; pecan pie…the cuisine of the South is the ultimate comfort food. From traditional eateries steeped in history, to lively joints serving hot food with a side of live entertainment, dine like a local and sample Southern favourites in Atlanta.

Food and drink in Atlanta

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One day itineraries

Atlanta for families

Atlanta for foodies

Atlanta for shoppers

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Image credits:

Atlanta skyline © iStock: SeanPavonePhoto

Atlanta BeltLine, Tanyard Creek Park © iStock: Dgrano20

College Football Hall of Fame © College Football Hall of Fame

Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, King Center Mural © James Duckworth, Courtesy of ACVB - AtlantaPhotos.com

Piedmont Park © iStock: graphiknation

Ponce City Market © Sarah Dorio

Shopping © iStock: Csondy

Southern soul food © iStock: rez-art

Did you know?

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Did you know?

  1. Peachtree is such a popular street name in Atlanta that around 70 roads bear the same name, which makes asking for directions a little complicated.
  2. Ever wondered why Atlanta’s symbol is a phoenix? It’s because the city rose from the ashes after being burned to the ground by General Sherman and his troops in 1864.
  3. Atlanta bears the nickname ‘City in a Forest’ because 36 per cent of it is covered in trees – so breathe in deep.
  4. Atlanta is the home of Coca-Cola (created by local pharmacist John S Pemberton in 1886) so, naturally, it’s the go-to drink in the city. Be warned, you may be judged for ordering another soft drink, unless it’s sweet tea, of course.
  5. You can also thank Atlanta for hip hop, which exploded here in the 1990s with artists like Lil Jon and Outkast, and labels like LaFace Records and So So Def Records. The city continues to be a dominant player on the music scene to this day.

Get inspired

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Get inspired

Atlanta, with its rich history and culture, has long inspired writers and musicians, while in its new position as the ‘Hollywood of the South’, the city is attracting a fresh crowd of filmmakers seeking blockbuster backdrops. Prepare for your next trip with these books, songs and film inspired by, or featuring, Atlanta.

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Local information

Airport guide

Before you set off, take a look at our Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport guide.

Flight duration

The flight time to Atlanta from London Heathrow is approximately 9 hours and 25 minutes.

Visa information

Visit our dedicated US visa page, where you'll find lots of useful information on the travel documents you'll need.

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Local currency

The currency in Atlanta is the US Dollar (USD).

Local transport

Atlanta has an easy to use transport system called MARTA. It connects the airport to the city and beyond. Taxis are also widely available. See more Atlanta travel information.

Electricity

The electricity supply is 120 volts in Atlanta. Standard British plugs will need an adapter.

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