With dynamic culture scattered with southern charm and rich history, Atlanta should be at the top of your list to consider for your next vacation. You’ll find quaint neighbourhoods, the country’s most exciting food scene, beautiful parks, a bustling nightlife and endless year-round events to explore. Georgia’s vibrant capital has something for everyone – whether you’re an art and history buff, a nature lover or city explorer. With mild winters, beautiful spring and autumn days, and long, warm summers, Atlanta makes an ideal destination to visit any time of the year.
Explore the Outdoors
If you love nature and crave adventure, Atlanta offers an array of parks and historical trails to explore. Enjoy an afternoon making your way through the Vickery Creek trail at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area where you can admire the historic Roswell Mill ruins and scenic rolling forests. You’ll also find unparalleled views of stunning waterfalls, which make for envy-inducing photo backdrops. Whether you’re looking for an easy-going beginner trail or something more challenging, there are plenty of options to choose from that aren’t too far from the city centre.
Atlanta’s Beltline allows you to experience a taste of the thriving art scene. The beautiful trails extend to over 22-miles of pedestrian friendly rail transits and 33 miles of multi-use trails. It welcomes many people daily looking to get some activity in while taking in the scenery. Here, you’ll find murals crafted by local artists and feel as though you’re making your way through an outdoor art gallery. Along the trails you’ll discover the passion of hundreds of performers, artists and musicians.
Calling all sports fans
Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or just looking to experience something new and exciting, Atlanta’s sports scene is unlike any other. Providing year-round live entertainment, Atlanta is home to six-professional sports teams. With top notch stadiums and venues to gather, Atlanta teams know how to make the crowd go wild. Make your way to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium to cheer on the Atlanta Falcons, who are known for their record setting home games, or head over to watch some engine revving motorsports. No matter what time of the year, you can always find something lively going on in an arena atmosphere.
For the foodie
A vibrant and charismatic city, Atlanta brings the flare when it comes to the food scene. If you are passionate about cuisine, it only makes sense to add Atlanta as a must-see destination. From enjoying beloved classic southern dishes in the downtown core to sipping finely crafted cocktails in the quaint neighbourhood of Inman Park, it’s no wonder Atlanta is one of the best cities for diverse dining experiences.
Step into History
Founded in 1926, Atlanta’s History Center is a 33-acre museum that features the Swan House and the Tullie Smith Farm, as well as the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the Kenan Research Center, the Grand Overlook event space and historic gardens and trails. Located in Midtown, you can also experience and partake in tours of the house that showcase where Margaret Mitchell wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gone With the Wind.
A Night on the Town
When the sun sets, that’s when things really begin to heat up. Atlanta has some of the best nightlife in the South. From rooftop bars to epic concert venues, the downtown core bursts with enough colour to paint the town.
The city from above
Experience Atlanta from the top down. Head over to SkyView Atlanta and soar 20 stories above Centennial park. The SkyView Ferris wheel allows you to cozy up as you take in the city’s lights and vibrant action below.
Put on those dancing shoes! Whether you are into rock, hip hop, jazz or R & B, you’ll find the perfect venue in Atlanta. Head to midtown for a more relaxed vibe, or waltz into the downtown core for a more buzzing atmosphere. No matter where you go, Atlanta’s music scene is sure to be a highlight of any trip.
Get your laugh on
Atlanta is well known for their comedy and improv clubs throughout the city. Have a laugh and enjoy a night on the town with a stand-up comedy show. Local artists as well as top performers can be found at intimate venues throughout the city, stirring up a great time.
Atlanta’s bar scene serves up the classics alongside unique hand-crafted cocktails. No matter which area of the city you choose to discover, you’ll find something to spark your taste buds. From sport venues, to cocktail lounges and jazz bars, you’re guaranteed to experience the fun of the South through an eclectic mix of beverages.
WestJet’s non-stop service between Calgary and Atlanta began on March 3, 2019. With our expansive network of flights to Calgary from all over Canada, visiting Atlanta has never been easier. We’re excited to welcome you on board and offer you a new destination you’ll be more than happy to cross off your bucket list.
See you in the South!