48 Hours: Atlanta

A visitor gets an up-close view of the Georgia Aquariums coral reef exhibit.

A visitor gets an up-close view of the Georgia Aquarium's coral reef exhibit.

The world’s largest aquarium, sophisticated restaurants, and an eclectic music scene are but a few of the surprises waiting in this peach of a city.

Reported by Deena Guzder, Husna Haq, and Jessie Johnstonn the March issue of Traveler, John Rosenthal explores the modern southern city in “48 Hours: Atlanta High,” where he meets Ralph and Norton, whale sharks that rule the Georgia Aquarium’s main tank. He finds unique treasures, like a Fab Four lunchbox at Junkman’s Daughter, and listens to live blues at Blind Willie’s.


Following are up-to-the-minute resources to help plan your next trip to Atlanta, whether you want to find a great restaurant, see where a hot local band is playing, or catch up on local politics. We’ve also included books and movies set or filmed in Atlanta that capture the city’s spirit.

Read the full story at National Geographic-Traveler

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