Welcome to Atlanta

The pretty city of Atlanta, which is known as the capital of the South, is an interesting place to spend some time on holiday. It has elegant buildings, plenty of green spaces and trees and a number of new tourist attractions to boot. Once the hometown of Martin Luther King Junior, Atlanta has lots of civil rights history to impart to those interested in the struggle for African American rights. Another rich area of the past worth delving into is that of the Civil War, as the city acted as an important rail and commercial centre during this period.

Atlanta is a sprawling city, so it can be a good idea to catch a bus between areas, although many of the main tourist attractions are not far from each other. Alternatively hire a bike, as it boasts more than 45 miles of bike paths, making this mode of transport perfect for getting about.

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When it comes to getting the evening off to a good start, head to The Sound Table on Edgewood Avenue. This fun cocktail bar is staffed by knowledgeable mixologists who know what to do with the craft spirits at their disposal. For a surreal fine dining experience, head to Bacchanalia, housed within a former meatpacking warehouse on Howell Mill Road. You can go for the four course fixed price menu or choose from any of the innovative dishes on the menu. These include a salad of Flat Creek Lodge's Georgia Red cheese with pole beans, hazelnuts, pieces of country ham, and pickled shallots.