Atlanta, Georgia, is a location that’s likely on many Americans’ must-visit lists, delivering local charm and a rich history that entices travelers from around the world. As the unofficial capital of the “New South,” Atlanta rose from the ashes after it burned to the ground during the Civil War and played a central role in the civil rights movement led by individuals such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.
Today, Atlanta remains a diverse city that plays host to a variety of thriving neighborhoods, with hotels accommodating all types of visitors. Discover several places you can stay in and around the Atlanta area.
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If you’re looking for a hotel room in the heart of it all, then downtown Atlanta is the place to stay. Immerse yourself in the city’s main attractions and historic landmarks, museums, and tours, and soak up all Atlanta has to offer. Here, you’ll find the College Football Hall of Fame, the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, and many more fascinating tourist attractions within walking distance of many hotels.
Not only will you benefit from all that downtown Atlanta has to offer, but you’ll also find yourself next to other neighborhoods that are worth a visit, including Midtown Atlanta and Old Fourth Ward, both located only a few blocks away. Visit Midtown to experience the city’s defining urban districts, exceptional shops and restaurants, or the Old Fourth Ward to visit the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If you’re flying into Atlanta, it is likely that you’ll be landing at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, named the world’s busiest airport since 1998. Luckily for you, one of Atlanta’s most diverse and historic suburbs lies around the corner: College Park.
Once a railroad depot, College Park was named after the two colleges that called the city home. Over the years, the colleges closed, and the suburb now remains home to more than 800 historic buildings, parks, and charming city hotels, and it remains a fantastic place to stay as you explore Atlanta.
Little Five Points
Also located in downtown Atlanta, Little Five Points is a bustling district famous for its weird and wonderful independent stores, restaurants, and music scene. Little Five Points comes alive at nighttime with a number of prominent bars and decorated buildings loved by the locals. If you’re sticking around, be sure to check out The Vortex, which ranked 30 among the top 101 spots for burgers in America, and the renowned music venue, The Masquerade.
Staying in Little Five Points offers a range of charming experiences that no trip to Atlanta should be without.
Atlanta is home to a range of historic achievements, diverse cultures, and exceptional landscapes that stretch across the ever-changing, dynamic districts that make up this city. To make your stay complete, be sure to check out the hotel rooms available in the neighborhoods mentioned above so that you can immerse yourself in the local culture.