Once sparsely populated and somewhat seedy, Downtown Atlanta now draws crowds year-round. The neighborhood started as a business and financial hub (and it still is), but it has slowly become one of the most interesting areas in the city for tourists as well as for locals. Hotels, shops and restaurants are everywhere you look, housed mostly in gleaming skyscrapers. You can enjoy a walk in the Centennial Olympic Park in the morning, stop for lunch in one the neighborhood’s great restaurants, visit the CNN Center or the World of Coca-Cola, and see a game in the Georgia Dome without even having to leave the neighborhood. There’s so much to do and see here that it’s become a destination in its own right.
For easy access to the Georgia Dome, the CNN Center, and the Centennial Olympic Park (to name a few), stay in the area closest to Five Points (the intersection formed by Peachtree Street with Forsyth, Marietta and Broad streets).
|Airport:||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport|
|Electricity:||110 V, 60 Hz|
|Tipping:||15-20% at restaurants|