Atlanta is sometimes referred to as the New York City of the South, which perfectly sums up how well this city has managed to blend the worlds of a modern metropolis and its old Southern roots seamlessly. With enough modern drive to balance out the old Southern roots, Atlanta remains one of the leading cities of this region and one of the most popular cities for relocation.
Visitors can spend days exploring white-columned heritage houses leftover from the old South, and spend their evenings going from one fine dining and entertainment establishment to the next. Most of the accommodations can be found within Downtown Atlanta
, in the aptly-named Hotel District. Just north of the city center is the area of Midtown
, the biggest residential and business district of the city by day, and some of the best entertainment by night. Midtown is also where the urban Piedmont Park
is located, a refreshing green lung perfect for a sunny day in the city.
The area of Buckhead
exudes the nostalgia and southern charm that has earned Georgia its good reputation. 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 located in Buckhead.
For more information on hotels and landmarks in the different areas of Atlanta, take a look at the interactive map on this page and start planning the perfect vacation.