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Back in 1837 Atlanta was little more than a hamlet existing to serve as a railway terminus; then came the Civil War that saw the town burned to the ground. Undaunted by this tumultuous beginning, the Atlanta of today bustles with close to 500,000 people, and has been chosen by numerous leading international companies as the home of their corporate or regional headquarters. The lively, thriving city styles itself as the capital of the 'New South', and its dramatic skyline is littered with gleaming skyscrapers.<br /><br /> Atlanta attracts visitors both for holidays and business, with its plethora of entertainment, shopping and cultural attractions as well as innumerable world-class convention and accommodation venues. The downtown Peachtree Center pedestrianised precinct covers about 14 blocks of retail space, including massive hotels, dozens of restaurants and imposing office towers. There are also plenty of museums, galleries and centres for performing arts, as well as the world's largest aquarium.<br /><br /> Atlanta has not lost its pioneering southern spirit or charm despite its modern guise, and the city's symbol of the phoenix serves as an enduring reminder of its troubled past and bright future. The energy that was embodied in its famous sons, Martin Luther King, Jr and Ted Turner (founder of CNN) still crackles in the air and the genteel olde-world atmosphere lingers in the residential neighbourhoods. Above all, Atlanta radiates a warm welcome in the true tradition of Southern hospitality.<br /><br />

Atlanta History Center

Address: 130 West Paces Ferry Road Atlanta

Admission: $16.50 (adults), $11 (children 4-12 years) excluding tax. Other concessions are available, and discounted tickets are available through the website. Museum: Monday to Saturday 10am-5:30pm; Sunday 12pm-5:30pm. Tullie Smith House and Swan House Tours: Monday to Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm.

Telephone: (404) 814 4000

Set in nine hectares (23 acres) of beautiful gardens, the Atlanta History Center is the ideal place to soak up the rich history of the state.<br /><br /> The main attractions are two historic homes, open to the public offering informative guided tours. The Tullie Smith House originally stood outside the city limits but has been relocated to the History Center, along with its outbuildings. The house was built in the 1840s and survived the near-total destruction of Atlanta in 1864 when General William Sherman burned almost every business and more than two thirds of the city's homes during his infamous 'March to the Sea'. It was once the home of yeoman farmer Robert Smith and his family, who owned 11 slaves and farmed on about 324 hectares (800 acres). The farmhouse is typical of most in Georgia at the time, despite popular belief that not all Georgians owned large plantations and mansions.<br /><br /> The Swan House, built in 1928, is a grand Italianate mansion that is an Atlanta landmark, once the home of Edward and Emily Inman, heirs to a cotton brokerage fortune. The History Center also features several other historic buildings and exhibitions.<br /><br />

Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site

Address: 450 Auburn Avenue Atlanta

Admission: Free Daily 9am-5pm (until 6pm from mid-June to mid-August).

Telephone: (404) 331 5190 or 331 6922 for recorded information

In January 1929 a baby boy was born in an upstairs bedroom of a house in Atlanta. Today the Victorian house is the centre of a protected site dedicated to the memory of that baby, Martin Luther King, who grew up to become America's Nobel prize-winning Civil Rights leader.<br /><br /> A half-mile stretch of Auburn Avenue, including King's birth home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church where he preached, and the memorial tomb at the King Center where he is buried, has been designated a historic site, drawing hundreds of visitors every day. The exhibits contained within provide insight into the life and times of this much-revered man. Tours are conducted every 30 minutes on a first-come first-serve basis.<br /><br />

World Of Coca-Cola

Address: 121 Baker Street, Pemberton Place Atlanta

Admission: $16 adults, $12 children (3-12); other concessions available. Saturday 9am-5pm, weekdays 10am-5pm. Hours vary on weekends and in summer.

Telephone: (404) 676 5151

In 1886 Jacob's Pharmacy, a small drugstore in Atlanta, began selling a new headache and hangover tonic called 'Coca-Cola'. In 1891, entrepreneur Asa Candler paid $2,300 to acquire the rights of what is now the world's most valuable brand. The following year he founded the Coca-Cola Company.<br /><br /> The new, environmentally-friendly construction houses more than just a museum dedicated to Coca-Cola; it is an entire soft-drink experience. Thousands of Coke objects, trivia and memorabilia are contained among the interactive exhibits in this building, backed up by commercials, radio jingles, a 4-D theatre, tasting and a Pop Culture Gallery.<br /><br />

Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield

Address: Atlanta

Admission: Free, but on weekends there is a fare of $3 (adults) and $1.50 (children 6-11) to ride the shuttle bus to the top of the mountain. Daily 9am-5pm.

Telephone: (770) 427 4686

In 1864 Kennesaw Mountain was the scene of a bloody Civil War battle when General Sherman led his Union forces against the entrenched Confederate forces at the site, resulting in the death of more than 67,000 soldiers.<br /><br /> The park consists of several thousand acres of protected land, covered with more than 17 miles (27km) of interpretive walking trails. The trails encompass historic earthworks and cannon placements, and notable markers and memorials have been provided to commemorate the event.<br /><br /> A small museum at the site displays Civil War artefacts, and a visitor's centre provides information about the battle on the site. This popular park is visited by more than a million people each year, many of whom come to picnic and enjoy the views afforded across Atlanta.<br /><br />

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Address: 1345 Piedmont Ave Atlanta

Admission: $18.95 (adults), $12.95 (children 3-12 years), concessions available. Tuesday to Sunday 9am-7pm (April to October), 9am-5pm (November to March).

Telephone: (404) 876 5859

A highlight of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is the Fuqua Conservatory, a giant greenhouse enclosing different climate-controlled eco-systems that was financed by an Atlanta businessman in memory of his wife. A walk through the conservatory takes visitors from a desert into a steamy tropical jungle. Outdoors the gardens are criss-crossed with dedicated nature walks, bypassing many quiet spots designed for peaceful contemplation, as well as tasteful garden sculptures.<br /><br />

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Address: 767 Clifton Road Atlanta

Admission: Museum: $18 adults, $16 children 3-12. IMAX: $13 adults, $11 children 3-12. Other concessions and discounted combination tickets are also available. Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm.

Telephone: (404) 929 6300

As one of the South's pre-eminent museums, Fernbank Museum of Natural History is a gateway for discovery and exploration, unfolding the story of the earth's history, the physical universe, the environment and human culture through exhibitions, programs and films in the IMAX Theatre. Opened in 1992, Fernbank is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is 'Atlanta's Home to Dinosaurs,' a reputation highlighted by , a distinctive permanent exhibition which features the world's largest dinosaurs.<br /><br />

Stone Mountain Park

Address: Atlanta

Admission: Various packages available. A one-day, adventure pass costs $31.95 Vehicle entry to the park is $15. Daily from 10am; closing hours vary according to the season and attraction. Summit Skyride opens daily from 10am to 5pm, with extended hours in summer and on holidays

Telephone: (800) 401 2407

Stone Mountain is situated about 20 minutes from Atlanta and features numerous man-made and natural attractions. Most awesome of these is the huge relief carving of the three Southern heroes of the Civil War, which has been etched into the mountainside. The images of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson cover an area larger than a football field and are part of the largest relief sculpture in the world. Three sculptors worked in succession on the carving, beginning with Gutzon Borglum in 1915. He later became famed for his carvings at Mount Rushmore. Subsequently two other artists pursued the work that was completed finally in 1972. Visitors can either walk up the mountain or take the Skylift to the top from where the views of Atlanta and the Appalachian Mountains are incredible. Stone Mountain also features a restored Antebellum Plantation featuring a colonial mansion, slave cabins, coach houses and barns. The park also contains several lakes and hiking trails, a wildlife reserve and petting zoo.<br /><br />

Jonesboro

Address: 104 N. Main Street Atlanta

Admission: Road to Tara Museum: $7 adults; Stately Oaks: $12 adults, $6 children. Gone With the Wind Tour: $24.95. Road to Tara Museum: Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-4pm; Stately Oaks: Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm. Gone With the Wind Tour: Monday to Saturday 1pm, or by appointment.

Telephone: (770) 478 4800

About 15 miles (24km) south of Atlanta in Clayton County is the town of Jonesboro, a not-to-be-missed destination for movie fans and those hankering for a taste of the real 'Deep South'.<br /><br /> Jonesboro was the setting for Margaret Mitchell's acclaimed novel, and later film, Gone with the Wind and devotees come to see the local historic plantation houses and learn about the real people whose lives inspired the fictional characters of the novel.<br /><br /> In Main Street, the Road to Tara Museum is housed in the Jonesboro Depot Welcome Centre, containing original props, costume reproductions, doll collections and an extensive photo gallery associated with the making of the movie, Gone with the Wind.<br /><br /> The Welcome Depot is also the departure point for daily tours, starting at 1pm (except on Sundays), that take in the local scenes where the film was shot and offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the true life stories on which the book was based.<br /><br /> In Carriage Drive, a beautiful Greek Revival plantation home dating from 1839 is open to the public along with its authentic outbuildings.<br /><br />

Georgia Mountains

Address: Atlanta

Northern Georgia is hilly and mountainous, dotted with numerous small towns, fascinating historic sites, national parks and forests.<br /><br /> Among the highlights of an exploration of this region are the New Echota State Historic Site (the last capital of the Cherokee nation); Chickamauga at Fort Oglethorpe, which is the oldest and largest Civil War military park; Jasper, where the marble quarries produced the marble used in the Capitol in Washington, DC; the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, at the end of the Appalachian Highway; and the spectacular Tallulah Gorge near the town of Clayton.<br /><br /> The northwestern Georgia region is a paradise for nature lovers, offering hundreds of wooded hiking trails, sparkling trout streams, scenic lakes and camp sites. Most of the towns and attractions are within an hour's drive of Atlanta, making them perfect day trips or weekend breaks from the city.<br /><br />

Turner Field

Address: 755 Hank Aaron Drive Atlanta

Admission: Game tickets start at $15, museum admission is $5 ($2 on game days). Concessions available.

Originally built for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Turner Field was converted after the event to serve as the home of major league baseball team the Atlanta Braves. Affectionately known as 'The Ted', the attractive open-air stadium is a great place to spend a hot summer night in Atlanta, the stadium is also home to the Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame, with exhibits on famous Braves players like Greg Maddux, Bobby Cox, and Hank Aaron, as well as Braves owner (and stadium namesake) Ted Turner.<br /><br />

Georgia Aquarium

Address: 225 Baker Street, Pemberton Place Atlanta

Admission: $35.95 adults, $29.95 children 3-12 years. Ticket prices vary according to season, check the website for specific dates. Free audio tours are available. Sunday to Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 9am-8pm. Extended hours apply during holidays.

Telephone: (404) 581 4000

The impressive Georgia Aquarium is the largest of its kind and boasts over 100,000 animals from 500 species. A range of different environments play host to fascinating animals from around the world, from whale sharks and manta rays, to sea lions and sea otters, penguins, sharks and a riot of colourful fish. The Aquarium also has a 4-D theatre that features an animated 3-D film, interactive seats and live actors; a café and the Ocean Ballroom for special events. A popular attraction is the Dolphin Tales show, which features choreographed musical performances with both human and animal stars.<br /><br />

High Museum of Art

Address: 1280 West Peachtree Street Atlanta

Admission: $19.50 adults, $12 child aged 6-17 years. Other concessions available. Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm (open till 9pm on Friday); Sunday 12pm-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Telephone: (404) 733 4444

Atlantas's High Museum of Art is home to more than 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection and includes 19th and 20th century American and decorative art, important and visiting European collections, as well as contemporary art and photography, and African folk art. The museum has an impressive collection of Civil Rights photography.<br /><br />

The Fox Theatre

Address: 660 Peachtree Street Atlanta

Admission: Box office is open Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, closed on Sundays.

Telephone: (404) 881 2100

Atlanta's Fox Theatre, which is often promoted as the Fabulous Fox, is one of the magnificent movie palaces built in the United States during the 1920s. The theatre's unique beginnings and Moorish design set it apart from other theatres of that period. Today it hosts an array of artistic and cultural events, including a summer film series, the Atlanta Ballet and performances by national touring companies of Broadway shows.<br /><br />

Imagine It! Childrens Museum of Atlanta

Address: 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW Atlanta

Admission: $14.95 Open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday and Sundays 10am-5pm. Closed Wednesdays. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Telephone: (404) 659 5437

The Imagine It! Children's Museum of Atlanta is one of the most fascinating places parents on holiday in the city can take their younger kids for a day of exploring, learning and discovering. With exciting interactive exhibits such as the Curious George Gallery or exploring trees, children also get the opportunity to paint the walls, crawl through a playground or even don a raincoat and play in a forest stream.<br /><br />

Zoo Atlanta

Address: 800 Cherokee Ave Atlanta

Admission: $22.99 adult, $17.99 children 3-11. Open Monday to Friday 9:30am-5:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-6:30pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Telephone: (404) 624 9453

Zoo Atlanta features around 1,000 animals representing 250 species from around the world and sees over 1 million tourists every year. Founded in 1889, the zoo has become one of Atlanta's top family attractions with exhibitions on the African rainforest, a free-flying parakeet enclosure, and a reptile house.<br /><br /> Children will absolutely love discovering all the animals and even some slightly more exotic ones such as the giant pandas, Sumatran tigers, clouded leopards, and komodo dragons. The zoo also has the country's largest collection of gorillas and orangutans.<br /><br /> For smaller children there is a petting zoo which allows kids to interact with goats, pigs and sheep.<br /><br />

Six Flags Over Georgia

Address: 275 Riverside Pkwy, Austell Atlanta

Admission: $64.99 (adults); $44.99 (children). Discounted tickets are available via the website. Gates open 10am; closing hours vary.

Telephone: (770) 948 9290

A great day out for kids of all ages, Six Flags Over Georgia is a fantastic amusement park filled with rides and thrills for just about every child to enjoy. Try the Acrophobia, the Superman, the Batman or the Goliath for the really adventurous, while younger tots will enjoy the Thomas the Tank Engine ride, Up UP and Away and the River Carousel.<br /><br />

Monetary Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank

Address: 1000 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta Atlanta

Admission: All tours are free of charge. Tours are offered from Monday to Friday, at 9:30am, 11am, and 1pm. Tours must be requested, by filling in a form on the Federal Reserve Bank website. Self-guided tours are possible Monday to Friday 9am-4pm. Self-guided tours are limited to the Visitor's Centre and the Monetary Museum, and do not need to be scheduled in advance.

Telephone: (404) 498 8500

Although it doesn't sound like much of a tourist drawcard, visitors to the Federal Reserve Bank are unanimous in their enthusiasm about the fascinating Monetary Museum found there.<br /><br /> Whether part of a guided group tour (recommended for scholarly types), or just perusing the exhibitions on one's own, a visit to the Federal Reserve Bank is bound to instil in visitors a renewed appreciation for the rich history that informs present-day money use in America.<br /><br /> Tour highlights include an extensive 'History of Money' exhibition, displaying antiquated currency from all over the world; interactive, multimedia displays that teach you how to spot counterfeit money; the opportunity to lift a $450,000 gold bar; and a free bag of shredded money to take home as a souvenir.<br /><br /> Visitors are guaranteed to leave the tour with a better understanding of the role that money plays in their everyday lives.<br /><br />

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Address: 101 Jackson Street Atlanta

Admission: Tours are conducted Monday to Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-2pm, and Sunday 2pm-4pm.

Telephone: (404) 688-7300

Though small, Ebenezer Baptist Church has played a large role in America's history. Founded in 1886, the church functioned as the epicentre of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Martin Luther King Jr acted as co-pastor from 1960 to 1968, and worked toward equal rights for African-Americans during this time. The church has a new premises across the street, but visitors can still tour the old sanctuary where King preached.<br /><br /> Annual events surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January typically draw large crowds. Past speakers have included US Presidents, national and local politicians, and civil rights leaders. Remembrances are also held during Black History Month (February), and the anniversary of King's assassination on April 4, 1968.<br /><br />

Inman Park Spring Festival

Where: Inman Park, Euclid Avenue,Atlanta

When: 27 - 29 April 2018

Spring is certainly sprung with great gusto in historic Inman Park each year. The neighbourhood, located just to the east of downtown Atlanta, was one of America's first garden suburbs and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Every year the locals enthusiastically put on a festival during the last weekend in April, delighting spectators with a colourful parade of floats, marching bands, entertainers and all manner of quirky participants. The festival also includes a huge street market and the 'Tour of Homes', when locals open up their homes ranging from Victorian bungalows to modern lofts, to the public. There is also live entertainment in many guises, from ballet to rock, and a host of activities like pony rides and rock climbing. The festival hotline is (770) 242 4895.<br /><br />

October Scarecrow Festival

Where: Atlanta Botanical Gardens,Atlanta

When: All of October (except Mondays) annually

The October Scarecrow Festival, held annually at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, hosts a series of events and activities for families. See over 50 weird, wonderful and sometimes scary scarecrows created by the locals. The special events held every weekend in October include games, storytelling and scarecrow crafts. The festival culminates in a children's costume party, with lots of Halloween treats and entertainment.<br /><br />

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Where: Woodruff Park,Atlanta

When: 26 -28 May 2017

The annual Atlanta Jazz Festival is a 31-day series of events featuring internationally celebrated jazz artists, which has included the likes of Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Hugh Masekela and Dr John. It claims to be the nation's largest free jazz festival, with jazz playing throughout the city at restaurants, clubs, museums, parks, churches and department stores, with a special focus on the three-day festival of performances in Woodruff Park at the end of the month over the Memorial Day weekend.<br /><br />

The US Masters

Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta,Atlanta

When: 5 - 8 April 2018

The US Masters Tournament (referred to simply as The Masters) is one of golf's four major championships. Unlike the other three 'majors,' the Open, The US Open and the PGA Championship, this tournament is held at the same venue each year, the Augusta National Golf Club. The Masters was begun in 1934 by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts, two amateur golfers who wanted to provide a service to the sport by creating the Augusta National Invitation Tournament. It was only in 1939 that the tournament became referred to as The Masters Tournament. Augusta National Golf Cub is equidistant from Atlanta and Savannah.<br /><br />

Peach Drop

Where: Underground Atlanta,Atlanta

When: 31 December annually

Peach Drop, first held in 1989, takes place on New Year's Eve at Underground Atlanta. This is an all-day event with a variety of live entertainment, food stalls and activities to occupy the whole family, imaginatively culminating in a splendid fireworks display and the fantastic 58-second descent of a giant peach.<br /><br />

Haven

Address: 1441 Dresden Drive, Suite 100 Atlanta

Food Type: American

In an ambience thick and tightly packed room the trendiest diners in Atlanta share American cuisine with local Georgian ingredients. An open kitchen adds to the lively setting which bills itself rather perfectly as an 'upscale urban eatery' although a local neighbourhood feel also persists. Reservations should be made for daily lunch and dinner.<br /><br />

Anns Snack Bar

Address: 1615 Memorial Dr Atlanta

Food Type: American

Burger aficionados will literally have their hands full on Ann's famous Ghetto Burger, a monstrous pile of ingredients consistently chosen as the best burger in all of America. Ann's Snack Bar churns out delicious fast food treats to locals and the lucky few out-of-towners who catch wind of her fryer. Its all made to go as the small establishment can't fit more than a few patrons at a time. Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm.<br /><br />

Mary Macs

Address: 224 Ponce de Leon Ave Atlanta

Food Type: American

It is a classic not to be missed institution of southern dining and a litany of celebrity patrons and their pictures on the wall would attest to it. Hearty southern meals like fried chicken and barbecue are big pieces of evidence that cooking doesn't need to be fancy to be downright delicious. Open seven days a week 11am to 9pm.<br /><br />

Bones

Address: 3130 Piedmont Road Atlanta

Food Type: American

Bone's is Atlanta's most famous steakhouse; a key lunch venue for important people, from presidents to businessmen and celebrities, with a masculine, club setting. Bone's serves the best prime-aged Iowa beef, prepared exactly as ordered. The lamb chops are another delicious option, as is the Maine lobster. Decadent desserts include Mountain-high Pie (layers of chocolate chip, rum raisin and vanilla ice cream). The wine gallery has hundreds of excellent wines, specialising in French and Californian bottles. Lighter entrees are on the menu for lunch and Bone's is open daily for lunch (except Saturday and Sunday) and dinner.<br /><br />

Sotto Sotto

Address: 313 North Highland Ave Atlanta

Food Type: Italian

At ('hush hush' in Italian), the noise is incredible; this is the place of the moment and an energetic crowd all seem happy to shout at one another over their seafood risotto. The wood-roasted fish is Sotto Sotto's specialty, and the rich chocolate soup, with dark Belgian chocolate, hazelnut whipped cream and sugar croutons is delectable. The bartender makes an excellent martini and the all-Italian wine list is extensive. Sotto Sotto is open all week from 5.30pm till late.<br /><br />

Murphys

Address: 997 Virginia Ave Atlanta

Food Type: American

Murphy's was a wine-and-cheese shop and evolved into a restaurant and bakery with a cozy atmosphere; one of the most popular venues in Atlanta for brunch. The bakery/wine shop has display cases overflowing with pastries, crusty fresh-baked breads and luscious desserts. For dinner, Murphy's offers a variety of entrees, including sautéed rainbow trout with sweet-potato hash; there's also a good selection of pastas, salads, waffles and pancakes. Murphy's is open all week till late.<br /><br />

Floataway Café

Address: Suite 15, 1123 Zonolite Road Atlanta

Food Type: French

Hidden on a secluded industrial street, in a renovated warehouse, the Floataway Café opened in 1998. The menu changes daily, with fresh and local organic produce and unusual ingredients being the order of the day. Enjoy succulent wood-grilled or roasted meats and seafood or homemade pastas; grilled steak with pommes frites and red-wine shallot butter is a house speciality. The wine list is quite international and complements the food beautifully. Floataway Café is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 5.30pm to 10pm.<br /><br />

The heat makes for a lethargic day, but the night air opens the bright doors of Atlanta's night owl hotspots. This flashy city can get downright gritty but in both cosmopolitan bars and street side clubs it is best to come dressed to impress.<br /><br /> Buckhead is a good place to start. The area has a festive night scene with a line of hopping nightclubs and rowdy bars. Here are dance clubs, pubs and a bit of something for everyone, although venues close at 3am. Downtown has some chic lounges and cocktail bars, especially in the large hotels. For a bit of trendy Atlanta nightlife, the Virginia Highlands regularly packs a young professional crowd into stylish clubs.<br /><br /> Smaller venues scattered around the city are perfect to revel in a bit of southern baritone blues. Others prefer one of four huge concert venues, part of any major band's American tour. Of course, Atlanta hip-hop features many clubs with line-ups of rising and returning stars.<br /><br />
Shopping in Atlanta is more of an activity than a pastime and with so much on offer, Atlanta's shopping malls, boutiques and markets are more than enough to meet every shopaholic's needs.<br /><br /> Head to Buckhead for some first class shopping opportunities or discover the trendiest boutiques, which can be found in Decatur, Virginia-Highland and Little Five Points. Some of Atlanta's best buys can be found at Lenox Square which is anchored by Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and Macy's and features almost 250 specialty stores and a number of restaurants for weary shoppers to rest their legs.<br /><br /> For budget buys head to the North Georgia Outlets where just about anything under the sun can be found for a bargain. Most people won't leave without buying something. In addition to countless shopping malls, Atlanta also has some wonderful flea markets where antiques are a popular buy. Don't be afraid to haggle with the sellers as you are guaranteed to find some steals!<br /><br /> Most shops in Atlanta are open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm and on Sundays from 12pm to 6pm. The sales tax varies by city and state in the US and ranges from 4 percent to 15 percent. This is added to the price of goods at the point of purchase.<br /><br /> There is no system for refunding non-US visitors in Atlanta but large and expensive purchases are often tax-exempt if they are shipped from outside the state they are bought in.<br /><br />
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