November 7 thru 11, 2024
We Can. But Should We?
Exploring Ethics, Rights & the Public Good
Community and Vibrant Neighborhoods
Whether you arrive in Atlanta by plane or a road trip, Atlanta’s neighborhoods are the best way to experience the city. Many are walkable and accessible with public transit. Experience funky Little Five Points, cool Midtown, historic Downtown and sophisticated Buckhead. The Atlanta BeltLine connects several intown neighborhoods along the Eastside and Westside trails. Here’s an Atlanta BeltLine itinerary to get you started.
Rich Progressive History
Atlanta’s civil rights activism is legendary.
Atlanta is known as the heart of the civil rights movement. Civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis paved the way in Atlanta, and it is here where you can visit the places where history was made then and is still being made today. Here’s our guide for visiting Sweet Auburn district, which includes the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park and the King Center — a great place to get immersed in the movement. Here are more ways to explore Atlanta’s role in the civil rights movement.Atlanta is also home to two Nobel Peace Prize recipients, Martin Luther King Jr. and President Jimmy Carter. Plan your visit to the Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
The Food and Dining Scene
A scroll on the ‘gram through the hashtag #Atlantaeats will have you salivating. Small neighborhood restaurants serve innovative, creative dishes with locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms. Atlanta restaurants offer both a taste of home and the opportunity to travel through your taste buds. Enjoy favorites like barbecue and craft beer from local breweries. Try vegan fast food. For a culturally diverse experience visit one of the hundreds of international dining options along the famed Buford Highway. Drink a toast to Atlanta’s culinary scene.
Music and Culture
Atlanta influences everything in pop culture. It’s likely you’ve seen something recently that was filmed right here in the A. Atlanta not only birthed the likes of Julia Roberts, and it is home to up and comers like civil rights artist Fahamu Pecou and Top Chef alumnus, Kevin Gillespie. There is no question that the music scene thrives here. Artists like Jermaine Dupri, Usher, Ciara, OutKast, CeeLo Green, T.I., Ludacris, Migos, Monica, Lil’ Baby and Childish Gambino all got their start here. Get a sampling of Atlanta hip-hop at the Trap Music Museum.
We’ve got cool attractions, too. Top-ranked museums plus the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta live here. More outstanding attractions are the High Museum of Art, World of Coca-Cola, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. Stroll through Historic Oakland Cemetery or visit Margaret Mitchell House, which is part of Atlanta History Center. That’s not to mention a thriving sports scene no matter which sport you prefer. Here is a run-down of top Atlanta must-see attractions. Learn how you can have a safe experience with your family now.