Atlanta, Georgia Travel Guide

Planning a visit to Atlanta, Georgia? Then you’re in the right place! Check out my Atlanta, Georgia Travel Guide resources.

Maybe you’re traveling on a budget and want to enjoy free and cheap things to do in Atlanta or want an attraction pass that can save you big on the city’s best sights.

Or maybe you’re an adventure seeker who wants to hike Stone Mountain or the other trails around Atlanta.

To help you plan your perfect trip to Atlanta, Georgia, find some helpful resources below.

Essential Atlanta Travel Guides

Is this your first time to Atlanta? Start here with these essential guides designed to help you navigate your first trip to Atlanta, Georgia.

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Atlanta Hotels

Where will you stay on your visit to Atlanta? Check out the posts below to find top accommodations and hotels all around the city.

Atlanta Tours

See the best Atlanta has to offer and get the most out of your trip with a guided tour of the city. Check out the top tours of Atlanta below.

Atlanta Attractions

Discover Atlanta’s best attractions! Click on the guides below to learn more about visiting the top attractions in Atlanta.

Where to Eat in Atlanta

Atlanta is full of delicious restaurants. Use the guides below to help you find the perfect restaurant, bar, café, and more around Atlanta.

Atlanta Seasonal Guides

Enjoy Atlanta in every season! Check out these seasonal guides to Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta Events and Festivals

Plan your Atlanta vacation around a top event or festival! Use my guides below to learn more about events happening in and around Atlanta.

Atlanta Hiking Guides

Want something adventurous to do on your trip to Atlanta? Enjoy the great outdoors with these hikes in Atlanta and the metro-Atlanta area.

More Atlanta Guides

Still looking for more things to do in Atlanta? Check out the guides below.

5 Reasons You Should Visit Atlanta, Georgia

  1. Panda bears! Zoo Atlanta is home to four adorably playful panda bears.
  2. So. Many. Festivals. At all times of the year. There’s always something on!
  3. Food everywhere you look. There are so many unique places to eat here that it can sometimes be hard to choose where to eat out at.
  4. Surprisingly good hiking. Even within the city, you can find these hidden trails that make you feel like you’re out in the wilderness.
  5. A skyline that’s to die for. Seriously, we have my favorite skyline ever.

And these are just a few of the great things about Atlanta, Georgia. Check out the posts above to help guide your trip to Atlanta.

Common Atlanta Travel Guide Questions

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Is Atlanta expensive to visit?

Atlanta can be on the expensive side, especially in the touristy areas of Downtown and Midtown.

When visiting Atlanta, you can expect an average meal price of $30 or more per person and an average hotel room for two around $140.

But you can keep your costs down by thoroughly researching cheap accommodation ahead of booking and looking at menu prices of restaurants online before you decide where to eat.

What are the best ways to visit Atlanta on a budget?

The good news is, there are plenty of free and cheap things to do in Atlanta.

Opt for public transportation by taking MARTA when possible.

Book budget-friendly Atlanta hotels like the Country Inn & Suites at Turner FieldInn at the Peachtrees, or Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown. Also check VRBO for cheap vacation rental options.

Save money on food by getting away from the touristy areas, eating local, and looking up menu prices online before deciding where to eat.

Is Atlanta dangerous for tourists?

Atlanta is a big city, so you can expect it to have big city crime.

But Atlanta is still generally a safe place to visit. Most violent crimes take place in the city’s poorest neighborhoods, which most tourists won’t normally find themselves in. Check here for the most dangerous areas in Atlanta.

Like in other big cities, you may want to be wary of pickpockets. Follow these tips for avoiding becoming a victim of a pickpocket.

When is the best time to visit Atlanta?

The best time to visit Atlanta really depends on what you want to see and do!

Most travelers will find that spring is the best time to visit Atlanta. Spring offers nice weather, fun festivals, less crowds than summer, and plenty of affordable flight and hotel deals.

How many days do you recommend visiting Atlanta for?

3 days is what most people need for visiting many of Atlanta’s top attractions.

If you don’t mind having a full itinerary, you can do and see a lot in a weekend, but you might as well go ahead and make it a long weekend!

What are some must-see attractions in Atlanta?

Atlanta has plenty of attractions that you won’t find anywhere else!

The Atlanta History Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the World of Coca-ColaZoo Atlanta, and the Georgia Aquarium are just a few of Atlanta’s must-see attractions.

Are there guided tours in Atlanta?

Yes, you can find tons of guided tours in Atlanta. From history tours to filming location tours to food tours, there’s something for everyone.

Click here to view hundreds of popular Atlanta tours and find the one that is right for you!

Can you visit Atlanta without a car?

It isn’t easy to get around Atlanta without a car, but it’s not impossible.

Many tourist attractions are accessible via the MARTA train system or bus system. Downtown also has some bike and scooter rental options.

To get to other Atlanta neighborhoods, you can book an Uber or Lyft, but it will start to get costly. You may also consider exploring these parts of the city on a guided tour that provides transportation.

My best recommendation is to rent a car when you arrive in Atlanta.

Ready to visit Atlanta, Georgia? Plan your trip with these tips.

  • Book Your Flight: Find the cheapest flights using Skyscanner, my favorite flight search engine.
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  • Save on Attractions: Save 40% on admission to Atlanta’s top attractions using the Atlanta CityPASS.



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