The Martin Luther King centre is the must-see tourist attraction in Atlanta. Once ‘The King Centre,’ it is now a nonprofit organization in the heart of the city, as a place for education and social change. There’s plenty to do here – get a guided tour through Dr. King’s birth home, where you can still see actual furniture from his childhood, and check out exhibitions on offer about Dr. King, Mahatma Gandhi and Coretta Scott King. There’s also guided sermons a little further down at Ebenezer Baptist Church, which is the exact spot Dr. King preached from 1947 and for the rest of his life.
Atlanta used to be known as a place of business. But somewhere along the way it lost its serious reputation, as more and more travellers have caught onto its ever-expanding food, drink and culture scene. Now, the city has a soul, and as the largest city in the South, there is plenty to explore.
And if you’re headed to Atlanta for Music Midtown, Dragon Con or for the golf championships, why not fill up your trip with all the best the city has to offer? From excellent theatre to beautiful parks and museums to food markets, here are the best things to do in Atlanta right now.
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