Atlanta's Buckhead, a “city” within the city, and its elegant residential streets, high-fashion boutiques, independent art galleries, trendy restaurants, lively bars, and clubs, is your place to stay in Atlanta to combine culture with a stylish getaway.
Take in the classic thrills of Six Flags Over Georgia. Just 40 minutes south of InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, a visit to this world class theme park is the perfect half-day 'release'.
Spend an afternoon gallery-hopping. From abstract sculpture to contemporary painting to glass blowing, you're sure to uncover the perfect prize at any one of the gallery districts of Atlanta.
A leisurely drive through West Paces Ferry Road (and its offshoot streets) reveals how the upper crust lives. Among many other high-profile occupants, the Governor's Mansion may be viewed on the right as you head west. If you can make the time.
Take a quick jaunt to The Cabbagetown District, east of downtown Atlanta, to see the shotgun cottages and Victorian-style bungalows constructed between 1886 and 1892 for cotton-mill factory workers. Stop by the Carrol Street Cafe for a coffee while you linger.
Take a walking tour of Atlanta's historic neighborhoods to see the Fox Theatre, Historic Downtown district, Grant Park, and Margaret Mitchell's Ansley Park.
Visit the Presidential Library and Museum of Georgia's only Commander in Chief - Jimmy Carter. One of only 13 Presidential Libraries in the US, it contains a replica of the Oval Office and memorabilia from his presidency.
Take a run through the urban landscape of downtown Buckland: it's the perfect five-mile jogger's loop.
Tip: Allow some time to linger out back in the Quarry Gardens. With the recent addition of the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the History Center has become a must do. Check out the Permanent Folk Art and Civil War exhibits.
Tip: Book early, as this popular tour fills up fast and reservations on the day are not accepted. Taking you into the heart of the CNN operation, this tour provides a great first hand view of producing and broadcasting headline news.
Tip: Contact the Concierge or www.georgiaaquarium.org for advance tickets as blackout days times are frequent. Five hundred species of global sealife and five million gallons of water fill the largest aquarium on the face of the planet.
Tip: Enjoy live evening jazz and cocktails on the third Friday of every month. Atlanta's premier art museum, the High exhibits 11,000 works from Alexander Calder to Van Gogh. Designed by architect Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, it's the place to see all the greats.
Tip: Weekends can get very crowded, so consider a weekday excursion. Visiting this important mecca of the American civil-rights movement is a must. Martin Luther King's birth home, grave and church (the Ebenezer Baptist Church) are all within this half-mile stretch of history.
Tip: When you get to the global 34;Tasting Experience 34; don't fill up at the first kiosk you'll have five more continents to go. With a new 4 D theater, a fully re vamped memorabilia exhibit, and a new Pop Culture Gallery featuring artists such as Andy Warhol and Steve Penley; this has become a favorite downtown destination.
Embrace a bird’s eye view of this 30 acre horticultural haven while perched atop the newly completed “Canopy Walk”. Adjacent to Atlanta’s own Piedmont Park, these gardens also house the largest permanent collection of orchids in the U.S.