Atlanta summers are generally hot and humid, with mild and occasionally cold winters. Springtime in Atlanta is pleasant with warm and dry weather, and fall is characterized by warm, dry and sunny days with cool, crisp nights.
Fun Atlanta Facts
- Atlanta likes streets with Peachtree in the name, there are about 32 in Atlanta and around 55 in all of Georgia.
- The Varsity, located in downtown Atlanta, has earned the distinction of serving the highest volume of Coca‑Cola anywhere. It dispenses nearly 3 million servings of Coca‑Cola annually.
- Atlanta was the only city in North America destroyed by fire as an act of war, when General Sherman burned the city on November 15, 1864. Today, the city’s symbol is the phoenix, a legendary bird of Egyptian mythology that rose from its own ashes with renewed strength and beauty.
- Before Atlanta, Georgia had four previous capital cities: Savannah (from 1733-1786), Augusta (from 1786-1795), Louisville (from 1796-1806), and Milledgeville (from 1807-1868). Atlanta became the capital of Georgia in 1868.
ATLANTA TRIP-PLANNING RESOURCES
Check out our list of additional resources to help you plan your trip:
- accessAtlanta.com: Atlanta concerts, shows, arts, special events, movies & restaurants.
- Atlanta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau: The official Atlanta travel guide for events, vacation packages, and lots more.
- Atlanta CitySearch: An essential guide for living bigger, better and smarter in Atlanta.
- Central Atlanta Progress: A nonprofit community development organization focused on preserving and strengthening the economic vitality of Downtown Atlanta.
- AtlantaGa.gov: The official website for the city of Atlanta.
- Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce: News, local calendar, member events, public policy and visitor information.