History, music, food and culture – Atlanta has it all. This slice of the South may not be the biggest city in the States, but it sure does pack a punch. Having made a name for itself in 90s R&B and Hip-Hop, A-Town does know how to party. You’ll live it up at one of the city’s many hot-spots, whether they be nightclubs or casinos.
But to say that Atlanta is just a destination for a dirty weekend away would be missing the point. A hot-bed of history, the roots of this Southern City run deep: from its origins in slavery to playing a central role in the American Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, there’s a spirit of change in Atlanta that’s contagious. Experience this fire at the National Centre for Human Rights, where inspirational stories of courage come to life. Walk the footsteps of Atlanta’s favourite son, Martin Luther King, Jr., at the National Centre that takes his name. Understand how the Jewish people rebuilt their lives in Georgia and Alabama at the William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum.
If music’s more your thing, congratulations: you’ve just found your ideal city. Whatever the time of year, you can pretty much guarantee that there’ll be a music festival at your fingertips. Between the likes of Shaky Knees Fest and Music Midtown, you won’t miss a beat.
You best believe your belly will leave very happy – and very full – after a trip to Atlanta. Feast on a chicken parm one night and gorge on chicken and waffles the next morning – Atlanta is every fried chicken lover’s dream. Craving something a little meatier? Let slow-cooked brisket and pulled pork tempt your taste buds. Wash all this Southern Lovin’ down with a beer or some locally-brewed bourbon. With food, booze and good vibes a-plenty, go live your best life in Atlanta, USA.
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