Whether you a first time visitor to Atlanta, or you have been there many times, you can always find something new and exciting to do as the city is changing and evolving all the time. It can get very hot in the summer; the Atlanta heat can be relentless. But you can find plenty of indoor air conditioned fun when it is time to cool off. Atlanta is home to the world’s largest aquarium, which features over 100,000 animals of 500 different species. The aquarium houses an amazing 80 million gallons of water, both seawater and fresh.

The World of Coca Cola is another popular Atlanta destination. This is the home of the largest assembled collection of memorabilia that celebrates the beverage that was invented right in Atlanta back in 1886, first served at a tiny pharmacy. The museum provides a fascinating look at how this fizzy drink became a worldwide phenomenon, and one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

These days, it’s hard to think of Atlanta without CNN coming to mind. How many times a day do you hear the phrase "live from CNN headquarters in Atlanta"? You can book a tour of the facility, which gives a great in depth insight into how one of the world’s largest news agencies really operates. In the gift shop, visitors can buy a video of themselves reading a news story from behind a real anchor desk, a lot more impressive than many run of the mill souvenirs you may have brought home before.

For those who like to shop, there are plenty of places to spend your money. The Lenox Square and Philips Plaza Malls both offer great shopping in a very plush environment.

If you do feel up to braving the heat, or you are visiting Atlanta at a cooler time of year, there are a number of very good walking tours available that really give an insight into the city itself, as well as its long and colorful history. One of the most popular of these tours includes a visit to the birthplace of the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, which is located close to the King Center, which is has been created as a permanent and informative lasting tribute to the slain hero. The Freedom Center, which is housed there, is actually his last resting place. There are also still a large number of fascinating older buildings that have been restored.

Whatever time of year you visit, you can usually catch a good game, whether it’s the Hawks, the Braves or the Falcons. Atlanta also has a thriving and exciting night life, boosted even further in recent years as Atlanta has become something of a mecca for some of the biggest stars of sports, movies and music. The downtown area of Atlanta has undergone a huge over haul in recent years and it is now one of the most attractive places to live, work and visit in the great state of Georgia.