• Centennial Olympic Park

Atlanta Holidays

Atlanta is the capital of the New South, with the charm and charisma of the Old.

This city blends contemporary modernism and southern traditions as much now as it did during the days of Gone With the Wind. We love smelling the blossoms from the romantic peach trees while sipping a tall, dewy glass of the sweet iced tea Atlanta is famous for. 

Head to the Buckhead district for fantastic shopping and dining or make your way downtown where you’ll find Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN studios and the World of Coca-Cola. Stop by Sweet Auburn Curb Market for delicious treats fresh from the farm or hop on the Atlanta Streetcar to explore more of the city.

Grab a bargain at the North Georgia Premium Outlets or embrace your inner Scarlet O'Hara with a visit to Margaret Mitchell House. Explore the legacy of the Civil Rights movements at the King Center and get back to nature with a stroll along the Atlanta BeltLine or a trip to Stone Mountain Park, just outside of the city.

Twin your stay with the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, Memphis, or head to New Orleans, the Big Easy.

Destination Highlights
  • Stroll through Centennial Park
  • Visit the World of Coca-Cola
  • Shop in the chic Buckhead distirct
  • Take a tour of the CNN studio

Time Zone

GMT-5

Flight Time

Direct flights are available from Dublin to Atlanta with Delta Airlines.

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Irish passport holders require an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to visit Memphis. You can obtain an ESTA from www.cbp.gov/esta

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations are required for travel to Atlanta. All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

Experience Atlanta's charming mix of modern attractions and historic sights, take a stroll around the ultra chic Buckhead district, and discover decadent dining and world class shopping at Lenox Square® and Phipps Plaza. Stop for snack at the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market take a tour of the CNN studios, visit Margaret Mitchel House, where she wrote her Pulitzer winning novel Gone with the Wind and learn about the life and impact of Martin Luther King Jr at the King Center.

  • Centennial Olympic Park

    Centennial Olympic Park

    Discover Atlanta's legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympics, located in downtown Atlanta, featuring wide, grassy areas interspersed with red brick paved walkways. There is a man-made river and a dancing water show harmonised with lights, sound effects, and music in the summer, and an ice skating rink opens in the winter. Throughout the year the park hosts live music, local bands, and other performances.

  • World of Coca Cola

    The New World of Coca-Cola

    Explore the world of Coca-Cola at this impressive museum in Atlanta and discover the multi-sensory 4D theatre or head to The Hub to see the Coca-Cola polar bear, or view the Vault of the Secret Formula. Sample nearly 70 products offered by Coca-Cola in the Taste It! exhibit.

  • MLK Birth Home

    Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site

    This historic area includes numerous buildings around the boyhood home of Martin Luther King Jr. The visitor centre features exhibits which show the path of the Civil Rights Movement and how King came to play such a central role in it. Martin Luther King Jr is buried next to the Ebenezer Church. The King Center explores the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. King's wife Coretta Scott King established the centre in his memory in 1968 and is dedicated to educating the world about nonviolence and humanising the Civil Rights era. Don't miss the reflecting pool and the tombs of both Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King.

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