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Atlanta in a nutshell

...has developed into the entertainment and cultural center of the South with more than 17 million visitors arriving each year to experience the abundance of attractions, culture and entertainment. Why has this southern city become a hot spot for culture and entertainment? Simply stated, Atlanta has more restaurants, professional sports teams, entertainment venues and cultural attractions than any other city in the Southeast. Many of these attractions are within 10 minutes of downtown and almost all are accessible via MARTA, Atlanta's rapid rail and bus system.

Atlanta is Entertaining
World-class restaurants, festive nightlife and an abundance of cultural attractions and events help make Atlanta the center for entertainment in the South. Atlanta's diverse restaurants feature cuisine from around the globe prepared by world-renowned chefs and served in an endless array of ambience and decor. Atlanta is blessed with a mild climate and southern hospitality is plentiful throughout the city and evident in the friendly ambassador force that patrols the streets of downtown. Atlanta is accessible, with 80 percent of the U.S. population within a two-hour flight of the city. From the heart of downtown, visitors can reach Atlanta's many attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants and neighborhoods within a short ride by cab, bus or rail.

Atlanta Skyline
Atlanta Skyline

Downtown Atlanta
Downtown Atlanta



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