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

May 12,2014


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.


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.


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.


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.