Atlanta is the cultural capital of the South. At the forefront of tumultuous historical events like the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, the city raised Martin Luther King Jr and served as the backdrop for Margaret Mitchell’s epic novel and Hollywood classic, Gone with the Wind. Even without its rich history, modern Atlanta’s attractions are enough to keep travelers interested. With its large open spaces, parks and urban forests, Atlanta is one of the country’s greenest cities. Take a tour inside CNN Studio, the Centennial Olympic Park or the World of Coca-Cola. Culture and history buffs could walk down the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, browse through the Civil War memorabilia at the Atlanta History Center and visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Scarlett O’Hara fans can drop by the Margaret Mitchell House and the Gone With The Wind Museum, while nature lovers can have their fill at the Georgia Aquarium and Stone Mountain Park. Don’t forget to dive into the city’s eclectic culinary scene, which combines classic southern comfort food with flavors from around the world.
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