Atlanta is so blessed with its endless luscious trees that you can only see the City’s Donw Town skyscrapers on the horizon whereas the rest of the city is hidden underneath its neverending canopy of trees. When you venture into this lush foliage that engulfs much of Atlanta, you’ll immediately understand why it’s referred to as “The City in a Forest.”
Atlanta, Georgia, is home to 5.5 million people. Your city tour must include the Atlanta History Center. Learn about the city’s roots as a railways terminal, as well as its role in the Civil War, when it was nearly burned to the ground. Fact became fiction when Margaret Mitchell featured Atlanta as a major setting in her novel, “Gone With the Wind,” and you can learn about the author and the book at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum.
Stop by the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site to learn about the Civil Rights leader, and pay your respects at his final resting place. From there, your sightseeing should continue at the Georgia Aquarium, where you can meet some beluga whales, swim with whale-sharks, and get up close and personal with sealife in the touch tanks.
Cap off a beautiful day with a trip to Stone Mountain Park. If you take the Summit Skyride, you’ll get an outstanding view of the city.