Deep in the heart of Georgia, sprawling suburban Atlanta is a thoroughly modern city, with a highly contemporary outlook on life. Famed as much for its cultural as its corporate life (Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and CNN are based here) it’s the high-tech gateway to America’s Deep South. From here you can connect to more than 200 USA destinations. So explore!
Take a tour of the some of the venues for the 1996 Olympic Games to discover the summer Olympiad, US-style.
Must eat at:
You might not be in Louisiana (it’s not a million miles away, though) but you can eat like a coastal Southerner at Front Page News on Crescent Avenue with gumbo, jambalaya and live jazz on Sundays.
Must be there for:
Visit in June and you’ll hear The Bard as never before... with a drawl from the Deep South, that is, as practised in the Georgia Shakespeare Festival.
· Visit the Underground for bargains – it’s not a tube station but a whole underground market full of funky and unusual stalls.
· If you find the city heat oppressive, head out to Lake Lanier, which has a top-notch beach for cooling-off and getting brown.
British citizens can normally enter the US for business, pleasure or transit using the US Government’s Visa Waiver Program. A range of very specific conditions apply to this programme, and you can find out more here [LINK]. http://www.usembassy.org.uk/cons_new/visa/niv/vwp.html
|Time zone:||GMT -5 hours|
|Good for:||Singles, Families with pre-school children, Over 60s, Couples|
|Holiday type||Sightseeing, City break|
|Weather||Average maximum temperature: 31°C (summer)
Rainfall: 1275mm a year