Whether you're visiting in the Spring, Summer or Fall, the rich tapestry of foliage in and around Atlanta is the envy of any far less adorned major city in the U.S. Despite warm summers, Atlanta's pronounced seasons offer a conopy of greens, reds and golds in virtually every neighborhood.
A variety of diverse neighborhoods is one element of which Atlanta has no shortage. Fron historic districts hosting cozy tudor cottages and classic craftsman dwellings to sprawling estates in affluent enclaves, Atlanta provides an array of eclectic communities for nearly every taste.
Verbiage such as 'ya'll,' 'fixin,' and 'reckon' can oftentimes throw visitors off a bit- it's part of the charm so soak it in and enjoy the Southern hospitality!
Atlanta is located in the Eastern Standard time zone -5 GMT.
Atlanta's climate is temperate but Spring and Fall are the best times to visit . With year-round festivals, any time is a great time to visit the "A". The Summer months can, however be a bit steamy so pack accordingly.
DID YOU KNOW ?
CNN Studio Tour
The 160ft escalator at the beginning of the CNN Studio Tour is the longest freestanding escalator in the world.
Atlanta is the birthplace of Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by Dr John S Pemberton.
Newly opened in 2006, this is the world's largest aquarium.
There are 32 streets in the city that contain the word 'Peachtree.'
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park is home to the world's largest piece of exposed granite.
WHAT TO PACK
With so many things to do and see, a camera is a must. From the penguins at the Aquarium to the fountains at Centennial Olympic Park, there's a potential photo opportunity around every corner.
Change some money - enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel - before you leave home, so you can avoid the queues at the airport ATMs. There is an American Express Travel Office three blocks north of the InterContinental.
Atlantans are very proud of their city, and as such will display the genuine hospitality for which the South is known. Reciprocating goes a long way.