Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more information about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
The city of Atlanta offers numerous attractions for travelers and should be included in any Southeastern USA itinerary for at least the following reasons:
1. The 1996 Summer Olympics which were held in Atlanta have left residents with several venues which are now incorporated into the city’s list of attractions. Among them are Olympic Park, where, unfortunately, a bomb was exploded which shocked and angered the world.
2. Coca-Cola, the world’s most popular beverage, was first concocted and sold to the public in Atlanta, Georgia in 1886. Coca-Cola World is still one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.
3. Just outside Atlanta is one of Georgia’s most popular attractions. Stone Mountain features the figures of three famous men of the Confederacy, carved into a gigantic stone monolith. The equestrian statues of Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis occupy the largest high-relief sculpture in the world with the carving spanning three (3) acres.