About Atlanta


Bounding with endless energy and enthusiasm, big city sophistication and warm, Southern hospitality, metro Atlanta is one of the world's favorite destinations. Few places anywhere combine Atlanta Metro's ability to blend its diverse populations into a seamless melding of Southern tradition with profound and new ideas.

Atlanta Beltline

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The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other.

Centennial Olympic Park

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Experience the beauty of the Fountain of Rings with a dancing water show synchronized with popular music, sound effects and lights. Shows run daily at 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, and 9 p.m., during the warmer months. The fountains 251 computer-controlled water jets, 400 fog jets, 487 lights, and miles of underground water pipes make this one of the most sophisticated fountains in the world. About a 10-15 minute car drive from the Emory Campus.

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Hartsfield/Jackson International Airport

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of the busiest passenger airports in the world. Only O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, rivals Hartsfield-Jackson in passenger volume and in number of takeoffs and landings. In 2012 Hartsfield-Jackson handled more than 2,500 arrivals and departures, bringing more than 250,000 passengers through the airport on an average day. Monthly the airport handles about 54,000 metric tons of cargo and more than 60,000 metric tons of mail on airliners and cargo aircraft.

Ponce City Market

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Ponce City Market breathes new life into the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building in Atlanta. The classic structure, which is the area’s largest adaptive reuse project, has been reinvented as a vibrant community hub housing the Central Food Hall, various shops, flats and offices, all while pointing back to the roots of its inception. The market infuses vigor and excitement into this historically-significant structure, located in one of Atlanta’s most cherished neighborhoods.

Martinis & IMAX

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Sophisticated, mingling, music, IMAX movie, and martinis under the big dinosaurs and the stars.

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Fox Theatre

Image for Fox Theatre The Fox Theatre, a former movie palace, is a performing arts venue located at 660 Peachtree Street NE in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, and is the centerpiece of the Fox Theatre Historic District.