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Visit Atlanta - Best of Atlanta

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.

Atlanta Travel Tips

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.
More about Atlanta

Facts and Stats for Atlanta*

  • Pollution Statistics in Atlanta

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

    • Air Pollution 45.27 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 54.03 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.77 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 38.28 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.97 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 32.14 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 32.26 (Low)
  • Atlanta: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Atlanta for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Atlanta.

    • Burglary and Theft 64.58 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 63.36 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 68.92 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 58.1 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 58.8 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 69.1 (High)
    • Attacks 59.93 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 72.22 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.62 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 23.99 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 61.99 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 53.72 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 72.95 (High)
  • Living in Atlanta - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Atlanta is 156.44 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 34.96 (Low)
    • Climate Index 89.74 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 50.74 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 47.17 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.52 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 65.04 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.28 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 144.57 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Atlanta

    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 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.53 USD

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

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