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Seal of Atlanta

Midtown Atlanta

Skyline of Midtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of Georgia, in the United States. It is the county seat of Fulton County, although a portion of the city (the 1909 annex) is located in DeKalb County. According to the latest census estimates (as of December, 2004), the city has a population of approximately 419,122 and the Atlanta metropolitan area totaled 4,708,297. Atlanta has long been considered the economic powerhouse of the Southern United States and is arguably a poster-child for cities worldwide experiencing rapid urban sprawl, population growth, and commercial development. Edit this section or read more



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Hotels and lodging

  • Residence Inn Atlanta Kennesaw/Town Center | 3443 Busbee Drive | Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 | Phone: 1-770-218-1018 | Fax: 1-770-218-2107 | Located near Acworth, GA and is conveniently located minutes from Town Center Mall and downtown Atlanta.
  • Courtyard Atlanta Executive Park/Emory | 1236 Executive Park Drive | Atlanta, Georgia 30329 | Phone: 1-404-728-0708 | Fax: 1-404-636-4019 | Located near Emory University, the CDC, and the Buckhead area.
  • Courtyard Atlanta Cumberland Center | 3000 Cumberland Blvd | Atlanta, Georgia 30339 | Phone: 1-770-952-2555 | Fax: 1-770-952-2409 | Located near I-75/I-285 and close to the Cumberland Convention Center and is near Six Flags Over Georgia.
  • Residence Inn Atlanta Buckhead | 2960 Piedmont Road NE | Atlanta, Georgia 30305 | Phone: 1-404-239-0677 | Fax: 1-404-262-9638 | Located next to Buckhead's elegant shops and fine restaurants.
  • Courtyard Atlanta Airport North/Virginia | 3399 International Boulevard | Hapeville, Georgia 30354 | Phone: 1-404-559-1043 | Fax: 1-404-559-1234 | Located within walking distance of Delta Airlines Headquarters and has complimentary shuttle service to Hartsfield/Jackson Atlanta Airport.
  • Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, 130 Clairemont Avenue, +1 404 371-0204, [96]. The best hotel in downtown Decatur; has an indoor pool; one block from Decatur Square and near MARTA's Decatur Station.
  • Courtyard Atlanta Alpharetta [1]
  • Residence Inn Atlanta Alpharetta/Windward [2]
  • Residence Inn Atlanta Alpharetta/North Point Mall [3]
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton - Atlanta - Buckhead [4]
  • Courtyard Atlanta Gwinnett Mall [5]
  • Courtyard Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech [6]
  • Courtyard Atlanta Perimeter Center [7]
  • Courtyard Columbus [8]
  • SpringHill Suites Atlanta Buckhead [9]


  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens [10]
  • Atlanta Zoo [11]
  • CNN Studio [12]
  • Fernbank Science Center and Museum of Natural History [13]
  • The Georgia Aquarium (the world's largest, opened in 2005) [14]
  • Margaret Mitchell House and Museum [15]
  • The Martin Luther King Center [16]
  • World of Coca-Cola [17]
  • The varisity
  • Georgia Tech
  • Georgia Dome
  • Turner Field 
  • Centennial Park


Maps and transportation

Getting to Atlanta

Exploring Atlanta

Practical information and resources


Fine Dining

Pub Food


  • Bullpen Rib House Website
    735 Pollard Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 (Grant Park)

Coffeshops, Cafes and Bakeries

  • Octane Coffee [18]
    1009 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA (Midtown)
  • Joe's
    510 Flat Shoals Avenue (East Atlanta)
  • San Francisco Coffee Roasting Co.
    664 N Highland Ave NE (Poncey)
    and 1192 N Highland Ave NE (Virginia Highland)
  • Alons Bakery and Cafe [19]
    1394 N Highland Ave NE (Morningside)

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