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Why You Need To Be In Atlanta This Summer - Travel Pulse

May 12,2014

From www.travelpulse.com

Summer fun has always been synonymous with the South and Atlanta in particular. 

With it being the hub for Delta and Southwest/Airtran, and less than a day’s drive from most of the Southeast, now is the time to plan your trip for the summer.  Here are some highlights.

NEW SIGHTS

College Football Hall of Fame: Come fall, college football fans can celebrate their favorite teams every day of the week rather than just on football Saturday. The 95,000-square-foot facility, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, will recognize the game’s top players and coaches and give even the non-fan a first-class entertainment experience.

National Center for Civil and Human Rights: Learn about the history of the civil rights movement and contemporary human rights movements in this highly anticipated 30,000-square-foot center set to open May 22.

NEW HEIGHTS

The Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Atlanta plans to re-open the Polaris restaurant in June, the storied rotating attraction that closed about 10 years ago.  Located on the roof, this should be a cheaper and easier alternative to the Sundial on the top floor of the Westin.

SkyView Atlanta gives you a one-of-a-kind, thrilling look at Atlanta from atop a 200-foot tall Ferris wheel. SkyView's luxurious, climate controlled gondolas circle high above Centennial Olympic Park from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

NEW TIGHTS AND/OR FRIGHTS

Strap on your cape, grab your light saber and zombify yourself. 

It’s already time to get your presale on for Dragoncon.  If you are a fan of sci-fi, comic books, or gaming, this is a must-attend event.  It attracts over 50,000 people each year, they raise a ton of money for charity and do a blood drive that breaks records every year.  This year’s event is from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, 2014.  Look for more about DC in the coming weeks.