With a nickname like “Hotlanta,” it’s clear that Atlanta is the place to be. But Atlanta has been a vibrant, thriving city for many years, even before it became in vogue. When you fly to Atlanta with Southwest, you will discover a city with a rich background in music, food, art, and architecture that continues to grow and evolve each day. Don’t just visit Atlanta—experience Atlanta. Get a taste of the local cuisine at Krog Street Market and soak in sounds from talented musicians at the local venues. Need some fresh air? Visit the area’s trails and parks for an outdoor adventure.
Consider your arrival to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the largest airport in the world, a big start to an even bigger trip. And before you get to know Atlanta for what it is today, learn about what Atlanta was in the past. A frontrunner in the Civil Rights Movement, go to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights during your trip. Learn about the origin of one of the nation’s greatest leaders as well, and visit Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home. Or take a walk through one of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods, parks, and cemeteries to learn more about the city’s background.
As always, past meets present, especially in beautiful Atlanta. Visiting Georgia’s Aquarium is a fun way meet marine animals like belugas, whale sharks, and thousands of others. For art lovers, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is a must-see. Featuring unforgettable pieces and collections that highlight American Indian culture, this museum never fails to wow and amaze. And of course, one can’t speak about Atlanta without discussing the incredible music scene. Rock, hip-hop, and country all coexist and share deep roots in this music metropolis. Go to a show and hear a musician you know—or don’t know (because even if you don’t know them now, you might know them soon).