Hey, I’m in the A!
A vibrant city with a relaxed southern vibe: the capital of Georgia has an unrivalled character. The city is also known as A-Town, or even shorter: The A. Impressive skyscrapers tower over the busy streets below the dense foliage of the trees. With its young and energetic population, Atlanta is always in motion and on the go.
Visiting Coca-Cola and CNN
Atlanta is the birthplace of Coca-Cola. It was here in 1886 that pharmacist John S. Pemberton unwittingly created the world’s most famous soft drink. And Atlanta has the Coca-Cola museum to prove it: World of Coca-Cola. This amazing interactive museum takes you on a journey through the history of this legendary brand.
One of the most popular exhibits is the Vault of the Secret Formula. The secret Coca-Cola recipe is said to be locked inside this safe. The top floor of the museum houses a tasting room where you can sample more than a hundred different beverages produced by the Coca-Cola Company around the world. Anyone up for an Inca Kola from Peru?
A pleasant stroll through Centennial Olympic Park, a legacy of the 1996 Olympic Games, leads from the world of soft drinks to the world’s most famous news channel: CNN. An ‘Inside CNN’ studio tour will take you behind the scenes of this news station and allow you to take a seat in a newsreader’s chair.
Een aangename wandeling door het Centennial Olympic Park, een overblijfsel van de Olympische Spelen van 1996, voert van deze wereld vol frisdrank naar ’s werelds bekendste nieuwsbolwerk: CNN. Tijdens de Inside CNN studio tour krijg je een kijkje achter de schermen van de nieuwzender en kun je plaatsnemen in de stoel van een nieuwslezer.
Little Five Points
People watching and vintage shopping
After exploring Atlanta’s major attractions, it’s time to soak up the local vibe at Little Five Points. ‘Hipster meets bohemian chic’ is perhaps the most fitting description of this compact neighbourhood. People watching has been elevated to a sport in ‘Little Five’ and the streets are packed with vintage stores, tattoo parlours and independent book shops. Another characteristic of Little Five Points is the great street art that literally brightens up the area.
Don’t miss The Vortex: a burger bar with a huge skull as the entrance. Locals claim that these burgers are the best in Atlanta. With names such as Freaky Tiki and Zombie Apocalypse, these will certainly spark your curiosity, if not your appetite.
© The Vortex
“Don’t miss The Vortex: a burger bar with a huge skull as the entrance. Locals claim that these burgers are the best in Atlanta. With names such as Freaky Tiki and Zombie Apocalypse, these will certainly spark your curiosity, if not your appetite.”
Just outside the city
History and laser shows on Stone Mountain
Just east of Atlanta lies Stone Mountain. This is where Atlantans flock on the weekend to get away from the city. Three of the important generals from the American Civil War in 1861 have been carved into an enormous granite rock. The surrounding park boasts numerous trails that lead past historic sites such as the Grist Mill.
In summer, Memorial Lawn in front of the giant rock is the place to be. Hundreds of American families gather here, armed with picnic blankets and snacks, to enjoy the sultry summer evenings and watch a spectacular laser show projected onto the rock face. The classic tune ‘Proud to be an American’ serves as the soundtrack. Come and soak up the 'All American Spirit'.