All you need to know about Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital city of Georgia, the 24th largest state in America. The city was spurred in to development after the 1996 summer Olympics, which were held here. Much of Atlanta was affected during the Civil War, resulting in a vast amount of historically significant areas and buildings.

The central business district of Atlanta, called Downtown, is the largest of the three commercial districts. The largest aquarium in the world; Georgia Aquarium, can be found here, along with the Centennial Olympic Park, which is now used as a host for activities, including ice skating and eateries. For shopping and entertainment needs, Downtown is the main port of call, Kenny’s Alley holds a number of nightclubs and a 15 minute walk from here is Peachtree Street, where the shopping arena Peachtree Centre is located.

Transport in Atlanta is operated largely by MARTA and features bus and rail services. There are four train lines that run from the city centre, two of which offer services to the airport. Buses are a popular choice in Atlanta as there are over 91. However, it should be noted that tickets need to be pre-bought. The nearest airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; the busiest airport in the world. The airport is just under a 15 minute drive from Downtown Atlanta and carries a huge number of domestic flights, seeing 95 million passengers a year.