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Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the state of Georgia in
the United States. Founded as a transportation hub in 1837, After being
mostly burned to the ground during the American Civil War, the city rose
from its ashes to become a regional center of commerce. During the Civil
War, Atlanta was torn between the warring factions- Confederate and Union,
and the city went through carnage. This iconic turn of events inspired
Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize winning novel- Gone with the Wind.
Atlanta is home to Coca-Cola and CNN, two of the world leaders in their
Things to do in Atlanta
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is the world's second largest aquarium. It
is home to more than 100000 aquatic creatures, some major names here
include whale sharks, rare albino alligators and California sea lions. The
aquarium lets the visitors to dive or snorkel in the tank with the sharks,
provided the diver has a valid SCUBA diving certification.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is home to many beautiful landscaped gardens,
formal flower beds and majestic trees native to Midtown Atlanta. This
year-round attraction is however best visited in the spring season when the
flowers are in full bloom, and the garden is full of colors and fragrances.
You should visit here for the Winter Garden, the Japanese Garden, the
Conservation Garden, and the Desert House.
Centre for Civil and Human Rights
Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights is home to a vast resource of
Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. It presents the same with vintage
television newscasts, speeches, photos, videos, personal accounts, and
interactive experiences. The Human Rights Movement gallery here features
the violation of human rights issues like the Apartheid in South Africa,
the rights of children and others, etc.
Best Time to Visit Atlanta
Summer season (the months from June to August) are the best to book your
flights from Oakland to Atlanta. Book your flights from OAK to ATL during
summers to enjoy famous cultural events like Atlanta Food & Wine
Festival, Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival and Atlanta
International Fashion Week. It is advised to book Atlanta flights in
advance to avoid paying more during peak season.