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The pretty city of Atlanta, which is known as the capital of the South, is an interesting place to spend some time on holiday. It has elegant buildings, plenty of green spaces and trees and a number of new tourist attractions to boot. Once the hometown of Martin Luther King Junior, Atlanta has lots of civil rights history to impart to those interested in the struggle for African American rights. Another rich area of the past worth delving into is that of the Civil War, as the city acted as an important rail and commercial centre during this period.

Landmarks
The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel is easily recognised as it was one of the tallest buildings in the world when it was constructed back in 1976. This cylindrical skyscraper stretches 723 feet into the air and is covered in reflective glass. Visitors approaching from the south will immediately spot the shining dome of the Georgia State Capitol building, which is reminiscent of US Capitol in Washington DC. The gold for the dome was mined in Dahlonega, the site of Georgia's very own gold rush. If you ask for directions anywhere in the Marietta suburb of Atlanta they are likely to include a reference to the Big Chicken. This 56-foot tall kitschy landmark was erected in 1963 to make a local restaurant stand out from the crowd. It has become so well loved by Atlantans that it out-survived the eatery and can still be spotted to this day.

Attractions
Since 2005 the Georgia Aquarium has been attracting visitors from all over the world to marvel at the 120,000 marine animals found inside. Some 500 species are represented and 8.5 million US gallons of water are used to keep it going. And if you have not had your fill of wildlife then head to Atlanta Zoo where you can see more than 1,500 animals. These include two giant panda cubs born in July. The World of Coca-Cola is a huge permanent exhibition dedicated to all things relating to the American beverage in a similar way that the Guinness Storehouse explores the heritage of that particular beer in Dublin. Visitors can find out about the history of the drink, its iconic advertising campaigns and enjoy entertainment at this interactive museum-come-brand experience.

Out and About
When it comes to getting the evening off to a good start, head to The Sound Table on Edgewood Avenue. This fun cocktail bar is staffed by knowledgeable mixologists who know what to do with the craft spirits at their disposal. For a surreal fine dining experience, head to Bacchanalia, housed within a former meatpacking warehouse on Howell Mill Road. You can go for the four course fixed price menu or choose from any of the innovative dishes on the menu. These include a salad of Flat Creek Lodge's Georgia Red cheese with pole beans, hazelnuts, pieces of country ham, and pickled shallots.

Getting Around
Atlanta is a sprawling city, so it can be a good idea to catch a bus between areas, although many of the main tourist attractions are not far from each other. Alternatively hire a bike, as it boasts more than 45 miles of bike paths, making this mode of transport perfect for getting about.


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