Atlanta is an incredible city that is home to one of the most exciting food scenes and has an abundance of attractions. This makes it one of our top US cities to visit this year! If you are currently planning a trip to Atlanta but don’t know where to start, Trip Support has you covered.
Best time to visit Atlanta
The first thing you want to do when planning a vacation to Atlanta is to decide when you want to head there. By far the best time to visit is around March and May. During March and May the temperatures are perfect for outings in the sun and you will almost never overheat.
July and August is Atlantas summer season and you will find that it gets to temperatures over 80 Fahrenheit (or 26 Celcius), so if hot and sunny is for you then these are the months that you will want to visit.. When Autumn hits in Atlanta it becomes incredibly rainy which makes planning your trip for the best season to visit extremely crucial.
Transit & Transportation in Atlanta
Atlanta is a city where cars are used as the primary means of transportation so if you are looking to get around feel free to use a rideshare app or call a cab.
We always advise to map out your route ahead of time so you know exactly what you are getting yourself into before venturing out to walk around.
Things to do
There are plenty of activities that you can enjoy during peak travel time.
If you are a lover of jazz then you will be ecstatic to hear about the Atlanta Jazz Festival. At this festival, you will be able to listen to jazz musicians and go to workshops where you can learn about everything from Latin American and Jazz to how to practice perfectly. They also have one on one interviews from jazz masters and if you find yourself vacationing with young kids this jazz festival offers African Drum lessons for kids.
Things to do While Vacationing in Atlanta
If you don’t know what you want to do in Atlanta, that’s okay, we’ve got you covered. There are so many amazing things to do and see while you are traveling. Here are some of our top recommendations for when you visit Atlanta.
Atlanta also has both Film and Wine Festivals with the wine festival continuing throughout June.
During the warmer months Atlanta has their very own Ice Cream Festival that will help you beat the heat! This festival runs in the month of July and features so many tasty confections for you to enjoy.
This free-to-visit activity lets you look around Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood home and learn a little more about the famous civil rights pioneer.
This activity is also family-friendly so you don’t have to worry whether or not you can bring young ones.
Whether you want to go for a walk around Lake Clara Meer or play sports on the wide-open fields this park has you covered. If you brought your dog with you they are also welcome here, and why not bring them to the Piedmont Dog Park.
Piedmont Park also has two playgrounds so your kids can have some fun too. If you enjoy urban farming then you will be happy to find that they have two gardens. One with edible plants like fruits and vegetables and the other with more cosmetic flowerlike plants.
The World of Coca-Cola has an exhibit where it shows Coca-Cola growing into a global pop-culture icon. This spot is a wonderful look into everyone's favorite drink.
The final interesting site to see in the World of Coca-Cola is Perfect Pause. Perfect Pause features moments from old Coke commercials in four shorts.
This Art Museum also has self-taught folk artists and photography. If you enjoy looking at art and love browsing galleries then this is the place for you.
With many rooms and exhibits to explore, if you like art then the High Museum of Art will most likely have something for you.
What to eat and drink
There are so many great eats in Atlanta and these are some of the best restaurants and food to enjoy when you visit.
After you’ve had a long day out in the beautiful town of Atlanta you will probably be hungry. The first place we are looking at is the amazing steak and seafood restaurant “Ray’s”, in the city. This restaurant is a little bit on the fancy side which means it will be more costly. Ray’s entrees have an average cost of $36 USD.
If your partner prefers fish but you want a steak that’s ok because Ray has you covered. Their menu has a large range covering many different types of foods and drinks. Ray’s in the city has won many awards and the best part of all is that Ray is not just in the city. They also have Ray’s by the River and Ray’s at Killer Creek.
There are a few great locations for comfort food which includes South City Kitchen.
– South City Kitchen has an average entree cost of $31USD and is a more casual spot on the south side of the city. South City also has a menu that ranges in both price and flavour.
– If you are willing to spend the extra amount of money you can get the Southern River Farms NY Strip. This steak is beautifully cooked and full of that fantastic juicy flavour that everyone loves in a steak.
– For those who are only wanting to stop for a quick snack Mary Mac’s Tea Room is the perfect choice. Mary Mac’s is the last of 16 tea rooms in Atlanta. They serve classic southern food made from scratch and have been for over 75 years. This is the perfect spot for some authentic southern food that is native to Atlanta.
Find Your Flight to Atlanta Today
Now that you know what time you want to go, what you want to do, and where you want to eat, we hope you have a wonderful vacation in Atlanta, Georgia, and make memories that last a lifetime. Call Trip Support at 1-855-606-0606 to secure your flight and get the cheapest price possible with our book now pay later Flights system.
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