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Atlanta Introduction


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Atlanta, Georgia, is a bustling, world-class city, with a skyline full of impressive architectural designs that complement rolling hills and abundant foliage. Atlanta is consistently ranked as one of the best places to do business in the U.S., and more than 750 of Fortune's Top 1,000 businesses have offices there. The Atlanta airport (Hartsfield-Jackson) is usually ranked as the world's busiest, and its airport code, ATL, has become the city's nickname among locals.  Click here to see the full Atlanta travel guide on Travel42 »

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Atlanta Geography


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Atlanta's phenomenal growth in the past few decades—in the age of suburbs and superhighways—has created urban sprawl. Lake Lanier, once a weekend getaway 40 mi/64 km north of Atlanta, is now part of the city's northern suburbs. Southern suburbs, likewise, now stretch 40 mi/64 km south to Lake Jackson in Butts County, formerly a rural community. Still, recent years have seen a trend back toward the center, with much redevelopment and new construction downtown and in the in-town districts that encircle it.  Click here to see the full Atlanta travel guide on Travel42 »

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Atlanta History


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Atlanta's future would have been hard to predict in 1837, when the town, in its earliest incarnation, was known simply as Terminus—the final stop on a rail line that ran from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Trains became the engine for growth. By the mid-1840s, the city, with a new name, was situated at the crossroads of several rail lines running through the southeastern U.S.   Click here to see the full Atlanta travel guide on Travel42 »

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Atlanta Sightseeing & Things to Do


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During the day, people carrying briefcases and students with backpacks crowd the streets of Atlanta. At night, downtown's clubs and restaurants come alive, although the streets themselves seem a bit deserted. However, several popular spots dot the downtown landscape and could be a destination for those a bit more daring. As in all parts of Atlanta, though, visitors should always be aware of their surroundings.   Click here to see the full Atlanta travel guide on Travel42 »

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Atlanta Nightlife


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In an effort to reduce early-morning crime, noise and litter, Atlanta (which includes Buckhead, Midtown, Little Five Points and Virginia-Highland) makes bars stop serving alcohol at 2:30 am and close by 3 am.   Click here to see the full Atlanta travel guide on Travel42 »

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Atlanta Restaurants & Dining


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Atlanta is known for its abundance of restaurants—from fine dining to "hole in the wall" barbecue shacks. In a city that generally favors new over old, a few landmark restaurants such as The Varsity have stood the test of time.   Click here to see the full Atlanta travel guide on Travel42 »

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