Top areas in Atlanta (GA)
When Americans are yearning for a dose of southern nostalgia, they head to Atlanta, Georgia. With enough modern drive to balance its Old South charm, this has become one the most popular cities to move to in the US. Visitors can spend day exploring white-columned heritage houses, followed by evenings of fine dining and world-class clubbing. All of this is made even better by a range of outstanding shopping and entertainment.
Most of the accommodation in Atlanta is in the city center in the aptly-named 'hotel district'. On either side is Midtown and Five Points. The latter gets confused with Little Five Points, a hip and eclectic district with a great after-hours scene. Little Five Points is east of the city center and regularly hosts Atlanta's best concerts and festivals.
Buckhead district exudes all of the nostalgia and deep-south southern charm that visitors yearn for. Named after a tavern from the 19th century, Buckhead overflows with regal mansions on shaded avenues. Tourists come for the simple pleasure of touring the neighborhoods, or to shop and dine in style. A few of the most exclusive hotels in Atlanta are also in Buckhead.
Athens is a popular daytrip destination from Georgia. It's a 90-minute drive to the east and hosts one of the best arts and music scenes in the country. Couple this with a truly phenomenal dining scene, and it's easy to see why locals in Atlanta make a point of visiting as often as they can. Athens also works as an alternate base in southern Georgia because of Athens Ben Epps Airport and the adjoining hotels district.
For more information on hotels and landmarks in the different areas of Atlanta, click on the interactive Atlanta map on the left-hand side of the page.