Your Atlanta vacation
Atlanta’s reputation as a friendly Southern city with world-class attractions is well-deserved thanks to sites like the Fox Theatre, Georgia Aquarium and the MLK Jr. Historic Site. From the Civil War to Civil Rights and the celebration of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Atlanta's attractions bring education and entertainment to all ages. Bring the family to the Georgia Aquarium, and spend the evening ogling lasers and fireworks in Stone Mountain Park.
Whether you take an Atlanta vacation to soak up the Georgia capital’s history or to enjoy the spirit of the South, Orbitz has the top 10 Atlanta attractions you won’t want to miss.
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Luxury rooms and panoramic views in the heart of AtlantaA gorgeous hotel located on the edge of midtown and downtown, Melia puts the very best of Atlanta at your fingertips. The first U.S. hotel from the Spanish-based Melia chain offers stunning views of Atlanta's skyline... More
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Discover the Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria Hotel in Marietta, Ga. Our Atlanta Hotel is just minutes from some of the areas largest corporations including Allstate, Assurant, Manhattan Associates, Cbeyond, IBM, and GE and only 20 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson... More
Atlanta hotel away from the hustle and touristsThe Wingate by Wyndham Atlanta Norcross hotel provides guests with a chance to see Atlanta beyond the tourist areas. It’s outside Atlanta’s Perimeter freeway, but the easy access to I-285 and I-85 make downtown and points... More
Nestled in the heart of vibrant Atlanta, Georgia, The BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn at the Peachtrees is within walking distance to world-renowned attractions as well as many of Atlanta's Fortune 500 companies, including the World of Coca-Cola® Museum, Georgia Aquarium, the CNN®... More
Southern classic hotel near Atlanta’s top attractionsCelebrating 100 years, be part of the history. The Georgian Terrace Hotel has been Atlanta's place to be for a century. This hotel hosted the world premiere of Gone with the Wind in 1939 – it doesn't get any more... More
Elegant hotel in the center of Atlanta action This elegant hotel is located in the CNN Center complex, putting it in the middle of Atlanta's action. Connected to the Georgia World Congress Center and Phillips Arena, as well as CNN Headquarters, the Omni Hotel situates... More
The Days Inn Airport Best Road is located conveniently to Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. We are a great place to stay if you need to stay one night or many. We are minutes from the Georgia International Convention Center, and Downtown Atlanta with all its attractions such... More
Peachtree Street address by top Atlanta tourist attractionsThe Hyatt Regency Atlanta makes a striking impression in every space, from the 22-story atrium lobby to the chic rooms designed with style and modern amenities. Close to Atlanta's top business and tourist... More
Countryside comfort near championship golf coursesThe Wingate by Wyndham Alpharetta hotel offers big-city amenities with country style. The hotel sits near nine championship golf courses. Elite shopping is nearby and the Georgia 400 Highway offers added... More
The comforts of home, shopping close by Atlanta hotelThe Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta is located in northwestern Atlanta. It's right next to the Cobb Galleria Centre and Cumberland Mall, which feature some of Atlanta's best shopping. At the same time, the proximity to... More
Free continental breakfast and airport shuttle at Atlanta budget hotelConveniently located near Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the Best Western Hotel & Suites Airport South saves guests the trouble of having to arrange travel. This budget Atlanta... More
Convenient location for Atlanta airport hotelThe Hyatt Place Atlanta AirportNorth, just a few minutes from one of the world’s busiest airports and about 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta, specializes in making visits easy, comfortable and convenient. Business travelers... More
Relax in style, just minutes from Atlanta’s airportStyle, comfort and convenience all rolled into one. The 10-story marble-and-glass atrium welcomes guests. Relax in the outdoor heated pool or grab a Starbucks coffee. The Palio Restaurant is open from 6:30 AM to 2 PM and... More
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High-rise Atlanta hotel in heart of downtownThe 73-story Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta hotel offers floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the dramatic views of downtown Atlanta, plus a chance to be in the middle of it all. The hotel is conveniently located near the... More
Flights to Atlanta
|New York||Atlanta||Tue, Jan 21 - Wed, Jan 22||$185|
|Chicago||Atlanta||Tue, Jan 21 - Wed, Jan 29||$200|
|Los Angeles||Atlanta||Sat, Jan 18 - Wed, Jan 22||$267|
|Philadelphia||Atlanta||Wed, Jan 15 - Wed, Feb 5||$242|
|Washington DC||Atlanta||Thu, Jan 16 - Thu, Jan 23||$187|
|Boston||Atlanta||Thu, Jan 30 - Tue, Feb 4||$178|
|Denver||Atlanta||Thu, Feb 6 - Tue, Feb 11||$198|
|Newark||Atlanta||Sat, Dec 14 - Tue, Dec 17||$221|
|Seattle||Atlanta||Fri, Jan 17 - Sat, Jan 25||$290|
|San Francisco||Atlanta||Sun, Jan 26 - Thu, Jan 30||$307|
|Baltimore||Atlanta||Wed, Jan 15 - Thu, Jan 16||$191|
|Dallas||Atlanta||Wed, Jan 8 - Sat, Jan 11||$138|
Atlanta History Center
Revisit Atlanta's colorful past from the Civil War to Civil Rights and the 1996 Olympics. Located on 33 acres in Buckhead, this history-lovers' magnet also features folk art collection, and a tribute to American golf legend "Bobby" Jones, Jr. Stop by the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Swan House and Tulle Smith Farm.
Centennial Olympic Park
Walk in the footsteps of Olympians who competed here in the 1996 Summer Olympics. Bring your tykes (and bathing suits) to the Fountain of Rings, an interactive fountain with four free daily shows. Stop by Googie Burger for lunch, then head to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola nearby.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Come face to face with the world's largest dinosaurs at Giants of the Mesozoic, a renowned collection of cast fossil replicas. This family-friendly museum features exhibits that appeal to all ages – including Martinis & IMAX on Fridays night from January to November.
You haven’t really experienced the Fox Theatre until you’ve stood under its vaulted ceiling aglitter in twinkling lights and Arabian-esque architecture. You can take a daytime tour, but the best way is with a show. The line up ranges from Broadway productions and the Atlanta Ballet to rock concerts and film screenings.
Atlanta is a landlocked city, unless you count the 10 million gallons of water at the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest. Every part of the aquarium is interactive, from the walk-through shark tunnel to the exhibit housing whale sharks, the largest fish species in the world. (The lines are long, especially on weekends, so buy your tickets in advance.)
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Atlanta was central to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. its most prominent leader. Learn more about Dr. King's legacy through a self-guided tour of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and a guided tour Dr. King’s birth home. Admission is free, and home tours are first-come, first-serve.
Stone Mountain Park
OK, it's the world’s largest piece of exposed granite, but that’s just one highlight in this 3,200-acre park. Even with cable car Summit Skyride, a Sky Hike adventure course, 4-D theater and scenic railroad, you’ve barely scratched the surface. And don’t miss the nighttime Lasershow Spectacular -- it’s an Atlanta tradition.
This 189-acre park, abutting the Midtown and Virginia Highland neighborhoods, is home to beer gardens, bocce courts, an aquatic center and more. But with its abundance of green grass and shady trees, your best experience may be to do nothing at all.
Woodruff Arts Center
This Midtown crown jewel includes the Alliance Theatre, High Museum of Art, Young Audiences 14th Street Playhouse, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Check out the High Museum’s permanent collection of Southern self-taught and folk art -- including works by Rev. Howard Finster and Mattie Lou O’Kelley.
World of Coca-Cola
In Atlanta travel, you’re often asked what kind of Coke you want -- that's the sway Coca-Cola holds in this town. Learn about the brand's history, and take an inside look at the bottling process. Bring your sweet tooth to the Taste It! Room -- you can sample as many of the 60-plus Coke products from around the world as you want.