Friday, 15 August 2014

Rock Your Layover: Atlanta

The Atlanta skyline that will greet you if you have a layover
Have a layover coming up in Atlanta? Wondering what you could do with your time? Here's a little inspiration.

We've gathered the following resources - tips, stories and layover ideas - to help you get the most out of your time here.

In a nutshell:
Home to the world's busiest airport, Atlanta sees its share of visitors on a layover. Luckily, the city has some iconic sights: Atlanta played a role as backdrop to Gone with the Wind, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born here (there's a National Historic Site here that bears his name), and the city hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Free:25 Free Things to Do in Atlanta
Atlanta Walking Tour: Centennial Olympic Park
Atlanta Beltline Arboretum Free Walking Tour
Unique:The Big Zombie Tour Part 1, Part 2
Picks:Atlanta City Tour by Electric Car
CNN Atlanta Studio Tour
Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind Tour
World of Coca Cola and CNN Center Combo Ticket
Shop:Atlanta Airport Shopping - nerd wallet
10 Best Atlanta Shopping
See:Atlanta City Pass 
Hop:Sorry, no "Hop On Hop Off Bus" - try the city bus
Do:Atlanta Layover Ideas & Stuff to Do in Atlanta
Eat:100 Dishes to Eat in Atlanta Before You Die
Atlanta's Best Cheap Eats
Anthony Bourdain - The Layover Atlanta
Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta - Lunch or Dinner
Tips:Historic (and Hip) Atlanta in Just 24 Hours
50 Fun Things to Do in Atlanta
Tips to Visit World of Coke
Watch:YouTube: Swan House - Atlanta History Center
YouTube: Visit Atlanta
Look:Pinterest: Atlanta, Georgia
Read:Atlanta on
To/from the airport:Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) transportation guide
Good to know:
Unfortunately, Atlanta is considered to be one of the USA's most dangerous cities, so be alert after dark and avoid rough spots (ask locals or hotel staff for tips).
Atlanta street names are confusing, with 70+ streets with "Peachtree" in their name! When someone says "Peachtree" without clarifying, they mean Peachtree Street, a major north-south thoroughfare through Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead.
Tourist info:Atlanta Tourist Information
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