If the home of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr is on your must see list, then Atlanta is the place to go. Hip hop, gospel, and neo music all have Atlanta as their home base and if music is your thing, then you really can’t pass up a trip to the 7th most visited city in the US.
The ethnic diversity of this major metropolis including a large Hispanic and Asian population, has been at the basis for the cultural mecca that has been forming here over the last few decades. Many famous people have made Atlanta the place they hang their hats including Usher, Lil Jon Ludacris, Toni Braxton, among others. Indigo Girls and Justin Bieber have also found their voices here and the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards take place in Atlanta every year.
If you’re looking to expand your theatrical experiences while on a fabulous holiday, then you’ll be thrilled to know that many famous theaters including the Fox and the Alliance Theatre host incredible productions every year. If opera is more your style, then you have certainly come to the right place to savor and enjoy incredible performances by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Atlanta Ballet is also very well acclaimed as is the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Atlanta is also famous for its birthing of well known writers such as Gone with the Wind author, Margaret Mitchell, and Alice Walker who penned the Color Purple. Driving Miss Daisy was written by Atlantan playwright Alfred Uhrv and of course, the famous journalist Ralph McGill found his muse here.
Film and TV buffs will love to hang out at Turner Studios to watch their favorite TV shows such as Real Housewives of Atlanta and the Vampire Diaries. And no holiday is complete without taking in a film festival, and Atlanta certainly knows how to put on that show for the stars.
So whether you’re looking for an art or literary-focused holiday or you just want to take in the incredibly diverse cultural experience that Atlanta has to offer, you won’t be disappointed with any time that you manage to spend in this City that has it all!