From civil war to civil rights, this city’s been at the heart of America’s history for centuries.
Bask in some southern hospitality, order yourself a sweet tea, and get ready to explore the extraordinary and historically significant city of Atlanta on our tours and holidays in Atlanta. Nicknamed the ‘city in a forest’, Atlanta is a cultural melting pot, brimming with theatre shows, music festivals, lush gardens, sports games, and fascinating museums. Follow your trip leader as you dive into the past at the Atlanta History Center and learn about this peachy-keen city’s involvement in the civil rights movement at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Whether you fancy cheering on your favourite sports team in a crowd of thousands, sipping on a craft beer at one of the many breweries, or strolling through perfectly curated gardens full of blooming flowers, Atlanta is a city that has it all.
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Everyone traveling on an Intrepid trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of carriage.
All travelers are required to produce:
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
- All children aged 5 to 17 years old must provide proof of vaccination (if eligible), proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
- If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
In all cases, you must be fully inoculated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow enough time for immunity to take effect. Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and timeframes for inoculation, so please check the relevant medical advice associated with your vaccine.
There are several ways to get to Atlanta, with the best option differing depending on where you're traveling from. If you're traveling from a neighboring state such as Tennesse or Florida then driving or catching public transportation is popular and often cheaper than other ways of traveling. If you're coming from a state on either the east or west coast then flying is the best option but it will be more expensive.
Public transport is a great way to get around Atlanta as the city's rail and bus systems are efficient and easy to navigate with routes available to take you all over the city. You can also hire a car from Atlanta International Airport if driving is more your thing or catch various rideshare options. Atlanta is also a great city to explore on foot or by bike with heaps of parks and gardens scattered throughout the city.
Atlanta is known to have a relatively mild climate with warm - hot summers and cold - freezing winters. July is the hottest month at an average of 81°F but temperatures can reach as high as 90°F, while January is the coldest month with an average of 43°F but temperatures of 34°F or lower can also be expected. July is also the month that experiences the most rain and April is the month that experiences the least.
Due to Atlanta's mild climate, it's always a good time to visit this culturally diverse city regardless of the season. The most popular time to go is during summer with June, July, and August being the months that welcome the most travellers, however, March, April, and May are considered the best months to travel to Atlanta. During this time the city enjoys mild temperatures with little to no rainfall and all the city's parks and gardens are lusciously green and blooming with flowers.
What you should pack for your trip to Atlanta largely depends on what kind of holiday you want to have and which season you're traveling in. The weather in Atlanta is fairly good all year round so packing jeans, t-shirts, and sweaters is a safe bet. You should also pack comfortable walking shoes as the city is full of parks and gardens to explore. Things like cameras, reusable drink bottles, and sunscreen (even if you're traveling in winter) are a must as well.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. We’re always happy to talk to travelers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.