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Emeryville

Nathan from Emeryville asked

How many days do I need to experience Atlanta?

Planning on taking my girl to Hotlanta next year and was wondering if you could suggest how many days would be best for us to experience the city.  Weekend trip?  One week trip?  We're not really sure what to see or what part to stay in either so we'd love some help on that too.  Thank you!

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Sam from Atlanta

Hi there! You could probably knock it out in 3-4 days. You can knock all the main attractions (Georgia AquariumCNN CenterWoCC Coca-Cola StoreCentennial Olympic ParkSkyView Atlanta, and Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home) In a day or two (soon, thanks to the new Streetcar!) and experience the neighborhoods like Little Five PointsDecatur, and Midtown Atlanta the other days. If you want, see Stone Mountain but it's a bit of a drive. If you have kids, Stone Mountain is great for them. Stay on the Westside or near Piedmont Park! Lots of people have Airbnb listing you should check out. Hotels can run a bit high. 


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  5. SkyView Atlanta (attraction)
  6. Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home (attraction)
  7. Little Five Points (neighborhood)
  8. Decatur (city)
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  10. Stone Mountain (attraction)
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Carolyn from Nashville

I would recommend an extended weekend trip: Thursday until Monday. Some of my favorite areas to stay are in Midtown Atlanta, Buckhead, or Downtown Atlanta. One thing to note is that these areas typically require you to pay for parking. However, they are the closest to the local attractions.


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Nathan
Thank you Carolyn! I appreciate the advice!
 
 
 

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David from Atlanta

I would think two days would be enough to see the main sites in Atlanta, which include  CNN Studio Tour World of Coca-ColaGeorgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic ParkAtlanta Botanical GardenStone Mountain, and a few others. If you really want to explore the city in depth, then you could make the trip extend over several days, but you might run out of things to do. 
As far as where to stay, I would recommend Midtown Atlanta. If you're not renting a car, stay near a MARTA station (subway), which will get you to the main attractions, but don't count on it getting you all over the city (it's very poorly designed).

There are hotels at various price points in Midtown, but just to name a few in good locations: The W Atlanta - Midtown, Hyatt Atlanta Midtown, Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel. Hope this helps!


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Reyna

Hi, 


I'd suggest staying in the Midtown Atlanta or Buckhead area so that you're close to shopping and restaurants.  Four days or so should be enough time to visit High Museum of Art and Center for Civil and Human Rights...plus any great places for food -- Murphy'sBocadoBartaco West MidtownThe Capital Grille, etc.


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Rockie from Atlanta

A long weekend would be good.  Don't forget to hit up the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site. While there, you can also get free tickets to tour Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home.

Two Urban Licks is a great upscale restaurant that has a beautiful view of the ATL skyline.


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Elizabeth

Depends on what you're interested in. I think a week is best just to take it all in. There's always the typical tourist spots like the World of Coca-Cola or the Atlanta Botanical Garden, but there's a lot of gems in many of the neighborhoods inside the Perimeter Center. I suggest a stay in Midtown Atlanta or West Midtown. Both are nice in many places and are easily accessible to the hot spots like Little Five Points, Edgewood Ave, Atlantic Station, and East Atlanta Village.


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cj from Atlanta (Illinois)

Consider an extended weekend visit for your first ATL trip. maybe Thursday thru Sunday.


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