Atlanta

With much of the city razed to the ground in the Civil War, Atlanta is really a story of regeneration: from total destruction to modern success perhaps culminating in the Olympic Games of 1996, her hospitality to film makers and big names such as Coca Cola. Atlanta today is a vibrant city divided into many neighbourhoods. The excellent trapid transit system (MARTA) makes it an easy city to get around although there is much to see and do that is walkable throughout the city.

There is lots of shopping from the the large shopping malls of Lennox Square and Phipps Plaza to the boutiques of Decatur Square and for the family, visiting Coca Cola World is a unique activity for all, as is a visit to the aquarium, the largest in the world. You can take in a show at the 1920’s former movie palace the Fox Theatre, visit Martin Luther King Jr’s birthplace and the Center for Human and Civil Rights.

Atlanta has a thriving film industry with such popular shows as the Walking Dead and the Hunger Games using Atlanta’s sky line as a backdrop, and you can also join the Inside CNN Studio Tour.

The Mystic Grill often featured in “The Vampire Diaries” is a real restaurant in Covington where Lockwood Mansion and the town square were also featured.  Like Covington, Senoia is less than an hour from Atlanta and here you can retrace the zombies’ footsteps with a walk down Main Street stopping for a coffee in The Walking Dead Café.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is beautiful and frequently has interesting special exhibitions as well as some permanent Chihuly installations.

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