With warm weather, new attractions, outdoor adventure, exceptional food and so much more, it’s easy to see why the capital of Georgia is the top travel destination of the Southeast.
Whether you’re planning to stay for a few hours, days or even a few weeks, Atlanta is filled with new and fun things to do that are sure to keep you entertained. What are you waiting for? Book your downtown Atlanta accommodations today and make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun.
Attractions Coming to Atlanta in 2016
While the Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, CNN Center, MLK Jr. National Historic Site and the World of Coca-Cola remain fixated on top as some of the city’s must-see attractions, there is a lot more to see and do in the city. Here are just some of the coming attractions that add even more promise to the capital of the Peach State.
- The Return of the Shaky Knees Music Fest
Returning to Centennial Olympic Park for its fourth straight year, the Shaky Knees Music Fest is a must-attend for any music lover traveling to Atlanta. Featuring a mix of over 70 world-renowned and up-and-coming music acts, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the festival. If the music wasn’t enough on its own, the festival also brings the best in both food and fanfare to downtown Atlanta. This year’s festival will take place in mid-May, so be sure to get your ticket and book your downtown Atlanta accommodations before it’s too late.
- More Thrills Coming Soon
The Shaky Knees Music Fest isn’t the only thing shaking things up in Centennial Olympic Park this year. The same people who brought your SkyView Atlanta are planning to add another thrill to the park in summer 2016. SkyFall Atlanta is set to be even taller than the 200-foot Ferris wheel, giving guests spectacular views of the city skyline before letting them free fall to the ground below.
With an abundance of parks, gardens, green spaces and more, exploring the beautiful landscape of Atlanta is one of the best ways to spend your time in the city.
- The Long-Awaited Arrival of Atlanta Bike Share
While locals had to wait a little bit longer for the city’s first bike share program, the program seems set to launch this coming summer! The bike share program isn’t the only development in the city’s evolving bicycle infrastructure either. Since taking the position of Chief Bicycle Officer back in October, Becky Katz has already made major improvements to citywide infrastructure, making it easier than ever before to bike all around Atlanta.
- Exploring Along Atlanta’s BeltLine
One of the biggest and newest outdoor attractions in the city is the massive Atlanta BeltLine. Comprised of 22 miles of trail ways, the Atlanta BeltLine connects the city quite unlike anything else, and it is still expanding! All sorts of events occur along the trails each day, featuring everything from early morning yoga to sunset hikes. Be sure to check out all the shops, restaurants and art displays as you make your way from neighborhood to neighborhood.
The Finest Foods
Frequently named among America’s Best Cities for Foodies, Atlanta’s growing culinary community features something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. With classic neighborhood diners, huge food markets and quintessential southern comfort food, it’s no wonder why Atlanta’s culinary community is on the rise.
- One Amazing Food Experience with Taste of Atlanta
Returning to Midtown to celebrate its 15th year, Taste of Atlanta is once again ready to bring all of the city’s best food and drink together in one larger than life three-day food festival in October 2016. With over 90 of Atlanta’s top restaurants, chefs and bartenders all coming together, Taste of Atlanta is one of the best ways to explore the incredible energy and rich diversity that drives Atlanta’s culinary scene.
- The Food Market Frenzy
One of the latest trends sweeping across Atlanta is the rapidly growing popularity and expansion of both the Krog Street and Ponce City Markets. Located in the heart of Inman Park, the Krog Street Market features a handful of specialty food vendors and local restaurants that are leading the way in Atlanta’s food revolution. Located just two miles north on the Atlanta BeltLine, the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market is quickly becoming a go-to destination for anyone in search of the city’s best food. Packed full of the signature flavors that make up Atlanta’s culinary scene, the Central Food Hall is one of the best places to grab a quick bite.
There are many reasons behind Atlanta’s emergence as a top travel destination in the Southeast. From its revitalized downtown district extending outward to the surrounding suburbs, 2016 seems set to be another big year for the capital of the Peach State.
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