Atlanta, Georgia

Old-fashioned southern charm meets cutting edge New South in this enduring land of sweet tea and skyscrapers. Lush canopies of trees, serene stretches of green grass, and elegant homes stand where Civil War battlefields once were. Atlanta is the hometown of Martin Luther King Jr. Today you will find southern warmth, classic and funky artistry, and fine shops all rolled into one beautiful metropolitan city.

Discover the Botanical Garden's glass sculptures, 80-foot ceramic mural of flowers with faces, colored lights artwork in winter, and 12-foot steel butterfly in the Children's Garden. Catch family performances all year at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Settle in for live music and cooking demos at the biggest farmers market in Atlanta - it's set up in Cathedral St. Philip out on Peachtree Road.

Atlanta offers food you won't believe, so come and get it - barbecue shacks, craft urban eateries, southern-style chef breakfasts. Enjoy oyster bars, crab and shrimp houses, and just about anything you like from Asian and Latin cuisines. Check out the Improv Comedy Club in Buckhead. Find the secret entrance to Prohibition, a 1920's-style speakeasy bar - be sure and dress the part.