Atlanta Georgia

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This wonderfully wooded, richly diverse cultural and economic heart of The Peach State, county seat of Fulton County, encompasses 132.4 square miles and is situated amongst the scenic foothills of the fabled Appalachian Mountains; at 1,050 feet above mean sea level, it boasts the highest elevation of major cities east of the Mississippi River. Atlanta straddles the Eastern Continental Divide, perched atop a ridge south of the Chattahoochee River, which is part of the ACF River Basin. Established in 1837 at the junction of two railroad lines, the city literally rose from the grim ashes of the Civil War to become a flourishing national center of commerce; today, Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of the Southeastern United States and an important higher-education center with more than 30 colleges in its distinguished university system. Student groups headed to the temperate clime of the seventh most-visited city in the States will find delightful weather awaiting them -all the better to experience Atlanta’s wonderful museums, historical landmarks and points of interest, unique neighborhoods, energetic downtown area and hundreds of beautiful parks, nature preserves, and historic gardens. The city is home to an exciting culinary scene, featuring a vibrant and eclectic fusion of urban establishments garnering national attention, great ethnic restaurants hawking cuisine from every corner of the world, and traditional eateries dishing up good ol’ Southern favorites. “Hotlanta” is also home to professional franchises for three major team sports: MLB’s Braves, the NBA’s Hawks, and the NFL’s Falcons; it also boasts its own ice hockey and soccer franchises and has been gracious host to significant international, professional and collegiate sporting events. Whatever you’re after – from peach pie to pizza, BBQ to baseball and theme parks to theatre – Atlanta’s got it; pack your bags, grab your group and come and get it!



Atlanta Attractions

Atlanta Black History Tour Itinerary