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Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, situated a few blocks east of downtown Atlanta, and see the birthplace of the most significant Civil Rights leader in America.

 

Take your family to Centennial Olympic Park, on Park Avenue West, Northwest Atlanta, and spend a fun day out in this great park, which was initially created for the 1996 Olympic Games, held in Atlanta.

 

See the beauty of Atlanta by visiting the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, which can be found on Piedmont Avenue, featuring 15 acres of natural wonder, including showcases of indigenous plants, carnivore specimens and beautiful roses.

 

Show your kids a good time, during your stay in Atlanta, by taking them to Zoo Atlanta, located on Cherokee Avenue, just a few minutes from the downtown area, where they can see an extensive wildlife gathered from all over the world, including elephants, orangutan and cute Chinese pandas.

 

For a breathtaking experience, try Georgia Aquarium, located on Baker Street, where you can see hundreds of marine specimens, such as beluga whales and sharks, as well as many other showcases of exotic sea creatures.

 

Sports & outdoor events

 

The Annual Atlanta Marathon, held in November, in the city of Atlanta, as the name of the event suggests, consists of a 26.2-mile marathon, which starts and ends at Turner Field, and it was first held in 1963, at the North Fulton Golf Course, earnings its position as the oldest running marathon in the Southeast.

 

The Atlanta Track Club was formed one year later, and has run in the event every year, since then.

 

Festivals

The list of annual festivals and fairs, celebrated in Atlanta, throughout the year, includes:

- the Annual Salsa Fest, scheduled in March,

- as well as the Annual Dogwood Festival, happening in April, which is Atlanta's favorite free festival,

- and the Inman Park Festival, which is also scheduled in April, representing Atlanta's biggest Street Market, featuring lots of dancing, fun attractions and children's activities, as well as plenty of unique arts and crafts.

 

Nightlife

 

The nightlife scene of Atlanta is pretty energetic, according to previous visitors.

 

The rare thing about the city - as some people would say - is that it has more bars than houses of worship, which is considered to be a unique feature of Atlanta, due to the fact that this is a rarity in the Old South.

 

There are plenty of things to do after the sun goes down, as well as great nightspots in Atlanta, guaranteeing your night out in the city as a fun one.

 

If you plan to dance the night away, The Masquerade is the place to be in, after the night sets in Atlanta.

 

This popular club attracts a mixed crowd, including youngsters, students and 30-ish people, offering them a night filled with live music and lots of dancing.

 

On the top 10 list of the most popular nightspots in Atlanta, right next to The Masquerade, party-lovers have also placed Havana Club, which can be found on Piedmont Road, the Hole in the Wall, situated on Peachtree Road, Johnny's Hideaway, located on Roswell Road, the Lava Lounge, on 13th Street, as well as the MJQ Concourse, on Ponce De Leon Avenue and the Leopard Lounge, located on 12th Street, which has a mid-century modern decor, with leopard prints, featuring lots of dancing, plenty of delicious beverages, as well as quality, DJ music, being often packed on weekends.