Flight tickets from Bloemfontein to Atlanta

Welcome to Atlanta, Georgia, the thriving capital of the Southeastern United States. Atlanta is a city that buzzes with a creative energy and has a deep, rich cultural heritage. From the museums and galleries filled with art and history to a vibrant music and nightlife scene, Atlanta has something for everyone. From world-class cuisine to some of the country’s best sports teams, Atlanta is a thriving city with lots to explore. Whether you’re here for a visit, or planning to stay for the long haul, Atlanta is an amazing place to experience.

Getting to Know Atlanta

Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, United States, is one of the most populous cities in the nation. Its population as of April 2016 was 472,522 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Atlanta is located in the Eastern Time Zone and follows Daylight Savings Time. The major language of the city is English, but there are also many people who speak Spanish and other languages. The currency in Atlanta is the US Dollar (USD). The currency in circulation is backed by the Central Bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve.

Climate and Weather

Atlanta, Georgia has a humid subtropical climate with warm summers and mild winters. The warm season lasts from April to October with temperatures averaging in the upper 70s to lower 80s. July and August average the hottest temperatures of the year reaching the mid-90s, with heat indices higher in some areas. Winters have temperatures ranging from the upper 20s to mid-50s depending on the day and the area of Atlanta. Its geographic location causes it to be shielded from many of the arctic winds that affect other areas of the country, making the winter temperatures milder. Precipitation is abundant with snow occurring in the winter months—usually not too substantial—, as well as heavy rainfall in the spring. Thunderstorms occur from late spring to early fall, bringing occasional hail. The spring and fall are generally drier with only light to moderate rains, occasionally interrupted by a few thunderstorms and a quick shower.

Touring Atlanta: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Atlanta – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. To get from the main airport to downtown Atlanta, you can take the MARTA train. The cost is around $2.50 to $5 depending on the distance. Yes, you can change money at Atlanta airport. There are many ATMs, currency exchange offices, and banks inside the airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Atlanta

  1. Atlanta is the home of theMartin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park, a must-see for its powerful monuments and memorials dedicated to the iconic civil rights leader
  2. Atlanta is home to many renowned cultural attractions such as the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Woodruff Arts Center.
  3. The city's vibrant music scene encompasses a variety of styles, including classic southern soul, blues and country, indie rock, alt hip-hop and jazz

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