Roots of Atlanta Georgia
When did you last feel inspired to make a difference? Try exploring Atlanta, Georgia, a city inspiring environmental change. Known as the "City in the Forest, trees cover nearly half of the city. The non-profit organization Trees of Atlanta has planted more than 100,000 trees in the metro area. That may have been what inspired National Geographic to name Atlanta a Place of a Lifetime.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a spot for nature-loving families and friends. The garden features 30 acres of plant collections, gorgeous displays, and even an award-winning Children's Garden. It didn't take long for the city to recover after General William T. Sherman burned it to the ground during the Civil War. The city adopted the symbol of the phoenix - the bird that rose from the ashes and soon became the center of national commerce.
Atlanta now operates a diverse economy including aerospace, transportation, professional services, media, medical services, and information technology. The city has also gained international recognition as the center for major air transportation. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest, with the most passenger traffic.
If food is what you need to feel inspired, join Atlanta's Southern Food Tour. Enjoy 15 different tastings at seven popular cages. Or visit The Varsity, the world's largest drive-in restaurant. For an upscale dining experience, check out Staplehouse or Bones Restaurant for a hearty steak.
Educate yourself about the Civil Rights movement on the Martin Luther King Jr. Tour. At MLK Jr. National Historical Park, you'll find King's childhood home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as pastor.
Atlanta is a mecca for actors. Take the Atlanta Movie Tour to learn the behind-the-scenes stories about all the movies and TV shows filmed here. Atlanta is sprawling with inspirational locations, events, and tours.
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