Flight tickets from Cape Town to Atlanta

Welcome to the City of Atlanta! Known as the "capital of the South," Atlanta is a bustling and vibrant metro area, rich in history and culture. Located in the heart of the state of Georgia, it is home to music and entertainment,businesses and organizations, and some of the best attractions in the Southeast. Spanning over 130 square miles, Atlanta has something for everyone! Whether you are visiting or living here, you will find plenty to do, explore, and experience. From cultural attractions and outdoor activities, to shopping, dining, and nightlife, you'll find plenty of attractions to make your time in Atlanta just as memorable as you have hoped it would be.

Getting to Know Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the state. According to the 2016 Census, its population is estimated to be 472,522. Atlanta covers a total area of 344.9 square miles, most of which is land. Atlanta is located in the Eastern Time Zone, UTC-5 (UTC-4 during Daylight Saving Time). The primary language of Atlanta is English but Spanish is also widely spoken by a large proportion of the population. The currency used in Atlanta is the United States Dollar (USD).

Climate and Weather

Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Summers can be hot and humid, with temperatures often exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). Winters are usually mild and cool, with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing. Spring and fall tend to bring mild to moderate temperatures in the 50s and 60s Fahrenheit (10-20 Celsius). It rains in Atlanta almost year-round, with an average annual rainfall of 45 inches (114.3 cm). The wettest months are usually June, July and August when the highest levels of rainfall and thunderstorms can occur. Snow is sometimes seen in winter months, however it is usually light and does not stick around for too long. Overall, the climate of Atlanta is ideal for outdoors activities and comfortable living. Overall, Atlanta enjoys warm summers and mild winters.

Touring Atlanta: Airport and Transportation

There are two main airports located in Atlanta: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the much smaller DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). The best way to get from the main airport to downtown in Atlanta is via taxi or shared ride services such as Uber or Lyft. The cost will depend on the exact pick-up and drop-off locations, but it should be around $20-30. Yes, you can exchange money at Atlanta Airport, either at the Currency Exchange service located at the baggage claim or at the kiosk-style ATMs located throughout the airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Atlanta

  1. Atlanta is the historic birthplace of the civil rights movement and home to important landmarks and historical sites, like MLK Jr. National Historical Park and the Atlanta History Center
  2. The city is also renowned for its vibrant African-American culture, food, music, and art. The city is home to a variety of festivals and events promoting economic development, racial equality, and artistic expression.
  3. Atlanta is home to numerous professional sports teams and venues, from the Atlanta Braves baseball team, to the Atlanta Falcons football team, to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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