Atlanta, Georgia, is the state capital and home to a metropolitan population of just fewer than 5,500,000 people. The city is divided into six districts – Downtown, Midtown, East Atlanta, West Atlanta, South Atlanta, and Buckhead.
Coca-Cola is based in Atlanta, and the World of Coca-Cola is a great place to learn about the company, sample drinks from around the world, and watch a movie in their “4-D” theatre, among other activities.
The Zoo Atlanta, CNN Studio and Georgia Aquarium are great stops, too.
For museum lovers, The Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta History Centre offer fantastic exhibits.
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Airport code ATL) is the busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger and aircraft traffic. Each year, Atlanta International Airport serves anywhere between 950,000 and 1,000,000 flights carrying 80,000,000 to 90,000,000 passengers.
The airport is a hub for Delta, AirTran and Georgia Skies. The Delta hub is the largest hub for one carrier in the world. Delta flies the most frequent flights and serves the most destinations, although AirTran flies to a huge variety of domestic locations as well as a few Caribbean destinations. KLM, Air France, Alaska Airlines, Korean Air, Aeromexico, AirTran, US Airways, United, Continental, American, and multiple other airlines all fly very frequently as well.
If not flying into Atlanta, travellers can reach the city via train, bus or car. Amtrak runs daily services to multiple major east coast cities from Charlotte to Philadelphia to New York, as well as New Orleans and Birmingham. Greyhound, as well as a few other bus companies, also provides service to many different American cities.