The surrounding rainbow-hued buildings are rendered even more colourful by the surreal street art daubed on the walls, while a blend of hard rock and reggae pumps from within. Little Five Points is Atlanta’s bohemian district and, whether you consider yourself hip or not, it makes for a fascinating experience.
Atlanta’s airport is the busiest in the world and is the same size as 45 football pitches.
After urban adventures here and in the malls and restaurants of the glittering downtown area, seek out some calm at the Botanical Garden – where flowers bloom brightly and the air is full of bird chatter – or stop for lunch at the Edible Garden, where the produce is as fresh as it gets. Atlanta manages to strike the perfect balance between fast-paced city life and tranquil nature.