Things to Do in Atlanta
Atlanta offers visitors a quintessential Southern experience by bringing together the very best of the old, and the new. With a bustling metropolitan center that accommodates 5.3 million residents and with the World’s busiest airport, Atlanta is undoubtedly fast-paced and energetic. However, the city is also home to beautiful tree-lined streets and elegant homes, and is proud of its quintessential Southern charm. Historically, the city has undergone several setbacks, including war, droughts and floods. Each time, Atlanta has risen from the ashes, stronger and more vibrant than before, giving rise to its enduring association with resilience and endurance. No wonder, that in addition to being the capital of the state of Georgia, Atlanta is also a prominent city in the Southern America. If you’re eager to explore this vivacious city with a deep Southern soul, read on to learn more about the best things to do in Atlanta.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
The Historic site commemorates the life, times and the legacy of the great American leader- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and it also includes several buildings that pertain to his yester years – including his childhood home, the church where he was baptized and where he later served as a pastor. From here, head to the visitor center that has interpretative exhibits pertaining to the American Civil Rights Movement. The site also has the “I Have a Dream” ‘International World Peace Rose Garden’, a memorial tribute to Mohandas K Gandhi, and the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame that commemorates other civil rights pioneers. The center’s annual ‘Martin Luther King Jr. Day’ events draw large crowds and prominent speakers which include many past or serving Presidents of the United States of America.