Spotlight on Atlanta
By Oyster.com Staff
The city’s wonderful restaurants, fabulous shopping, hundreds of arts and culture venues, and world-class museums prove that Atlanta is one of the fastest-growing — and most exciting — destinations in the country. Home to the world’s largest aquarium, the new World of Coca-Cola, dozens of beautiful parks and the High Museum of Art, the hometown of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. is a gorgeous city that has made a name for itself in the new South. At the same time, Atlanta seamlessly exudes laid-back Southern charm and high-arts cultural appeal, both of which account for the millions of visitors that descend upon the city each year.
Buckhead is a beautiful residential area with tree-lined streets, mansions and luxury hotels. Tourists and locals visit the neighborhood for its upscale shops, and magnificent restaurants and bars. One of the most luxurious spots not only in the neighborhood but in all of Atlanta, the St. Regis is a grand, French Baroque-inspired resort. Highlights include big, comfortable beds, marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, and a luxurious outdoor pool piazza. The nearby InterContinental Buckhead also boasts impressive amenities such as a tasty restaurant, a beautiful lobby with fireplaces and marble columns, and upscale rooms.
The downtown area is not only Atlanta’s business district, but is also home to some of the city’s most important sports venues, as well as to the Georgia State University, the CNN Center, the Centennial Olympic Park and the State Capitol. The Atlanta Marriott Downtown is in many ways a typical chain hotel — albeit one with extensive amenities, including an outdoor pool and a large, sleek fitness center. Plus, it has a great location right by sites such as Centennial Olympic Park and the restaurants on Peachtree Road.