Atlanta

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Atlanta

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!

Must See:
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.

Well-travelled tips:
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.

Visa:
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

Destination overview
  Language: English
  Currency: US Dollar
  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: 31C (summer)
Rainfall: 1275mm a year

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