When the topic of southern cuisine is raised, there are several staples that come to mind: grits; greens; fried chicken; sweet tea. While these traditional favorites can still be found, in abundance, Atlanta’s culinary scene is maturing and growing. From Top Chef stars to James Beard Award-winning chefs, a host of nationally acclaimed chefs are calling Georgia’s capitol their home and “typical southern fare” is anything but. From farm-to-table creations to unique fusion experiments, dining in Atlanta is an adventure in and of itself. Come hungry.
There are certain events that will forever define a place; the Civil War has shaped Atlanta’s past and has created some of the most visited places in its present. From the Battle of Atlanta to Sherman’s March to the Sea, the Civil War defined the city in more ways than one. Today, there are several attractions dedicated to the history of the Civil War in Atlanta, allowing guests to delve into the causes and effects of this seminal event.
There are several different ways to celebrate the new year in Atlanta, whether it’s during a romantic evening complete with Champagne and expansive city views or a massive celebration with thousands of people. Atlanta is the headquarters for New Year’s Eve celebrations in the southeast and whether you’re looking for glitz, crowds or even sports, Hotlanta is the place to be to ring in the new year.
Atlanta is a city that loves glitz and glamour and there’s no other holiday that gets the star treatment like Christmas. With millions of lights illuminating the city, special events at Atlanta’s premier venues and plenty of opportunities to dress up, Christmas in Atlanta is one of the highlights of the holiday season.
November 12, 2013 by Katie Coakley
Atlanta is known for many things: its comforting and cutting-edge cuisine, its championship sports teams, its turbulent history and its rich cultural offerings, including its museums. From world-class art museums to historical museums to museums designed especially for children, Atlanta has plenty of places to both the die-hards and the dabblers perfectly satisfied.
While Atlanta is known for its rich history, sports offerings and hearty southern cooking, the city also features an array of haunted sites. Theaters, restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels and homes are constantly being searched for paranormal activity by professional ghost hunters, with many being discovered to be inhibited by the undead. For those who want to experience this spooky side of Atlanta for themselves, here are some suggestions.
The Atlanta Pride Festival, which has been taking place for more than 40 years, is the one of the nation’s largest gatherings for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans and attracts hundreds of thousands of people over the weekend in October.
In a city bursting with cultural events, groundbreaking culinary icons and a history that emanates from all corners of the city, it could be easy for professional and amateur sports to get lost in the shuffle. However, Atlanta is anything but ordinary. This city loves its sports, from football and basketball to hosting the Centennial [...]
As the days get shorter, Atlanta sheds its summer heat and gets ready for the cooler evenings ahead. It’s not to say that the city loses its “Hotlanta” appellation, though. Instead, autumn in Atlanta is chock-full of festivals, events and opportunities to get out and enjoy the color and culture of this vibrant Southern city.
Gazing at the Atlanta skyline, you might gaze at the urban bustle and forget that there are opportunities explore lush forests, scenic rivers and creeks within an easy drive of downtown Atlanta. However, hiking is one of the locals’ favorite things to do in summer in Atlanta. Whether you’re yearning for taste of the famed Appalachian Trail or want to discover the cool beauty of the Chattahoochee River, there are plenty of opportunities to get into the great outdoors by hiking around Atlanta.