• Atlanta Visitor’s Guide – Getting Around in Atlanta Georgia

    Getting around in Atlanta Buckhead Where: North of downtown Atlanta, centered at Peachtree and Roswell roads. Inside scoop: Where old money meets frat parties, where streets lined with magnificent homes empty onto Atlanta’s most famous singles scene. It’s home to the Governor’s Mansion, much of the goings-on in Tom Wolfe’s “A Man in Full” and […]

  • My Atlanta Guide to the City

    Atlanta: the “city too busy to hate”. The metropolitan area boasts 3.8 million to 4.5 million residents, depending on whether the boasting is being done by the 10 counties closest to the city or the 20 counties closest to the city. The city proper has some 470,000 residents, ranking it among the 50 largest in […]

  • Atlanta Georgia Culture

    Atlanta is the cultural capital of the South and it is your ticket to the finest arts adventure. Get ready to have a great time as you walk along the city streets, see the best Atlanta attractions, visit the museums and take in the shows in the “Crown Jewel of The South.” It has a […]

  • Atlanta’s History

    Atlanta was incorporated in 1847 making it a city and then during the Civil War, it became a major target for the Union army. In 1864, the city burned down because of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, thus in the famed Gone with the Wind, it was portrayed and surprisingly Atlanta recovered in a few years. […]

  • Festivals in Atlanta

    Pretty much any weekend of the year, in some metro neighborhood or civic center, there’s a celebration going on of something: yellow daisies, Japanese culture, fishing boats. Below you’ll find some of the biggest and best events. To find out what’s happening this week, check out www.accessatlanta.com. Inman Park Festival – Annually in April. Not […]

  • Spelman College Atlanta aiming for new heights

    The first students — 11 in all — were mostly former slaves who gathered in the basement of a Baptist church, determined to learn how to read the Bible and to write. Their teachers, two white missionaries from Massachusetts, had been sent to the South to study the living conditions of freedmen three years before. […]

  • Atlanta & Civil War Guide

    Atlanta is the only major American city destroyed by war. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman and his 62,000 Union soldiers leveled more than 95 percent of the city in the summer of 1864 during the Civil War. All over the metro Atlanta area, you can find reminders of the campaign to conquer — and defend — […]