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

  • The Touring Dead Walking Tour
    The Touring Dead Walking Tour142 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    The Touring Dead Walking Tour is specifically geared for fans of The Walking Dead. However, included along the route are loca...

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  • Save 9% 5-Hour Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour
    5-Hour Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour20 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Enjoy the beautiful Atlanta Beltline and tour Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market. Visit Buckhead and embark on our Buck...

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  • Save 3% Atlanta's Southern Food Tour
    Atlanta's Southern Food Tour39 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    Discover incredible Southern food on a delicious 3.5 hour food walk through historic Downtown Atlanta! Led by a food expert, ...

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  • Atlanta City Tour by Electric Car
    Atlanta City Tour by Electric Car170 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Newcomers and Atlanta veterans alike can enjoy a comfortable driving tour of Atlantas key attractions. A guide chauffeurs a g...

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

    • Air Pollution 38.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 48.56 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 38.68 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 46.36 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 38.73 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.82 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.25 (Low)
  • How safe is Atlanta for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Atlanta.

    • Burglary and Theft 61.83 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 61.17 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 67.37 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 60.05 (High)
    • Car Stealing 55.98 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.12 (High)
    • Attacks 57.71 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 69.89 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.9 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25.26 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 59.57 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50.79 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 69.15 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Atlanta is 167.87 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 36 (Low)
    • Climate Index 89.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 44.7 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45.51 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.89 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 63.68 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.87 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 142.98 (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 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.14 USD

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

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