Atlanta Georgia is the major transportation hub and travel terminal of the Southeast. Traveling to Atlanta is easy because it is home to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest airport in the world. The Downtown Connector is aptly named for the three major interstates I-75, I-85, and I-20 which intersect together at a corridor in Downtown Atlanta. Although Peachtree Road is the major street that runs through Atlanta there are over 100 roads and streets with the name of Peachtree in it!
Looking back through the history of Atlanta, it was originally named “Terminus” because it was situated at the beginning of two railroad lines. Located on a plateau in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Atlanta Georgia is not only a great tourist destination but also ranks as one of the greenest, most beautiful cities in the United States.
Metro Atlanta has an explosive population currently over 5 million people (currently 5.6 million) on its way towards six million and ranks eighth in the country. Since the year 2000 Atlanta ranks as the number one fastest growing area in the country in terms of numerical increase. Atlanta ranks as the third largest city in the nation and has the fastest growing millionaire population in the United States.*
Things To Do In Atlanta
There are so many things to do in Atlanta and the surrounding Metro area that finding what to do in Atlanta can be a challenge. AtlantaGaToday features not only the most current Events in Atlanta, but also the best activities for kids and the whole family. We also offer discount tickets to the best Atlanta Attractions so you can save money.
There is much to like about Atlanta Georgia – the economic capital of the Southeast . Atlanta is proud to be home to 13 of the Fortune 500 companies not to mention Atlanta has the fourth highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the country. Atlanta is home to Coca-Cola, Home Depot, CNN, UPS, and AT&T mobility all of which are leaders in their field. Did you know that Atlanta is the cleanest city in the nation or that it has the 2nd most shopping per capita behind Chicago? Other interesting facts about Atlanta include:
- The tallest building in the Southeast is Nationsbank Plaza in Midtown Atlanta
- The tallest hotel in the western hemisphere is the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Downtown Atlanta
- The largest suburban office park in the world is in Atlanta
- The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is the largest hotel in the Southeast
- The second largest convention center in the world is located in downtown Atlanta
- The Peachtree Road Race is the largest 10k Race in the world
When traveling to Atlanta you can find fun stuff to do whether it’s visiting the oldest ballet in the country- the Atlanta Ballet, or shopping at the largest mall in the Southeast. Due to its scenic beauty and booming infrastructure Atlanta Ga presents a variety of attractions, sports, dining, and hotels to suit the most discerning traveler. So kick back, relax and browse through the pages of AtlantaGaToday and find the top things to do and the very best Atlanta has to offer!
* source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta