Atlanta Tourism, Georgia

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.

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Facts and Stats for Atlanta*

  • Pollution Statistics in Atlanta

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

    • Air Pollution 40.56 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 48.68 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45.63 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35.63 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 38.51 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 30.23 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.49 (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 66.47 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 65.7 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 71.26 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.61 (High)
    • Car Stealing 60.42 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70.59 (High)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 73.53 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 56.98 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 22.13 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 63.66 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 55.75 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 73.26 (High)
  • Living in Atlanta - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Atlanta is 170.48 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 32.96 (Low)
    • Climate Index 89.74 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 46 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 46.22 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.9 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 63.9 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.66 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 155.64 (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 12.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.25 USD

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

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