Flight tickets from Upington to Atlanta

Atlanta is an iconic city located in the southeastern United States. It is the capital of Georgia and the economic, cultural, and transportation hub of the American South. Home to over 5 million people from diverse backgrounds, Atlanta boasts a rich culture, diverse neighborhoods, and an array of leisure activities for residents and tourists alike. From its vibrant music scene to its vibrant cuisine, the capital of the south has something for everyone. In this text, you will learn more about Atlanta's culture, attractions, and history.

Getting to Know Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital city of Georgia and one of the largest cities in the United States. According to the 2019, U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the population of Atlanta is 498,044, making it the 37th largest city in the United States. Atlanta is in the Eastern Time Zone and observes daylight saving time. The official time observed in Atlanta is Eastern Standard Time (EST). The primary language spoken in Atlanta is English. Other languages spoken in Atlanta include Spanish and various other African languages. The currency used in Atlanta is the U.S. Dollar. The U.S. dollar is widely accepted throughout the city, with currency exchange locations available for transactions in foreign currencies.

Climate and Weather

Atlanta, Georgia has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures often reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius). During the summer months, thunderstorms usually pop up in the afternoon, with frequent showers in the evening. Spring and fall bring mild temperatures, with average temperatures ranging from the upper 50s to the low 80s (10-29 °C). Winters are cool, with temperatures most often below freezing. Snowfall is rare, but on average the Atlanta metropolitan area gets around 2 inches of snow each year. The average annual rainfall in Atlanta is 51.6 inches (1,310 mm). Because of its location in the southeast United States, Atlanta often experiences higher humidity levels than other parts of the country. The city is prone to thunderstorms year-round but is especially susceptible to tropical systems and hurricanes during the peak of hurricane season in late summer and early fall.

Touring Atlanta: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Atlanta: the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). You can get from the main airport (ATL) to downtown in Atlanta by public transportation (MARTA), taxi, or rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft. MARTA tickets start at $2.50 for a one-way trip and can be purchased in various ways including at the airport. A taxi fare is likely to cost around $30. Yes, you can change money at Atlanta airport. There is a Travelex currency exchange booth at the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport located between the Domestic North and South Baggage Claims.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Atlanta

  1. Atlanta is nicknamed the 'City in a Forest' due to its abundance of trees and green spaces. It is home to the world's largest outdoor mural, the Atlanta BeltLine
  2. Atlanta is a vibrant cultural center for civil rights, music, film and television, and the food and art scenes. Fans of all these disciplines (especially movie lovers) should take the time to explore the city’s history and culture
  3. Atlanta has a rich history when it comes to civil rights and social progress, from hosting the first three sit-ins at Woolworths to the 40-day boycott of the bus system led by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1960

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