Atlanta Tourism

Propelled into people’s imagination the whole world over by Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, Atlanta lives up it’s romantic heritage with the charm of the old south blending smoothly into the modern world. The city has seven major districts. Decatur upholds the small town feel of Old Atlanta but infuse it with beautiful pathways, boutiques, bars and restaurants.

East Atlanta is alternative. South Atlanta is home to Atlanta braves and the airport. Buckhead and Midtown are ruled by nightlife and business. Commerce and politics go down in Downtown. West Atlanta is rich in homes and history. Altogether the city combines the best of weather, culture, food, history and romance.

Essential travel information and Atlanta tips for your visit

  • It is important to say ‘Hi’ when you meet someone. A handshake, a hug or a nod is not necessary unless they do so.
  • Do maintain a good eye contact while shaking hands. Americans are very particular about this.
  • An appointment should be taken while visiting someone.
  • Do get a small gift for someone you are going to meet.
  • Try and avoid taboo topics like suicide, polygamy, abortion, race, religion etc.
  • When you are going to a restaurant, do wait in front of the door, till the waiter leads you.
  • Don’t ask personal things like income or assets to anyone.
  • Don’t give white lilies as gifts.
  • Don’t remove your shoes when you go somewhere. It is considered to be a sign of disrespect.
  • Don’t smoke in front of others without permission.
  • Don’t use much make up in public.
  • Don’t forget greeting children.
  • Don’t ask for toothpicks in any restaurant.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Atlanta

  • Know the pollution level of Atlanta before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 38.85 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 48.68 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.66 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35.42 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 38.39 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.03 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.88 (Low)
  • How safe is Atlanta for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Atlanta.

    • Burglary and Theft 60.54 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.89 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 65.48 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 58.09 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.42 (High)
    • Attacks 56.01 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 68.69 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.98 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 26.67 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.65 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50.48 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.99 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Atlanta is 174.73 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 37.32 (Low)
    • Climate Index 89.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 44.89 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.24 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.55 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 64.48 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.76 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 154.61 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Atlanta

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.77 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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