Atlanta is a city of contrasts—rich in history, but full of hip restaurants and innovative culture. During an Atlanta travel nursing assignment, you might find yourself exploring the past or discovering the latest trends and still not have time to do it all. Here are a few places to start:
1. Get cultured at the High Museum of Art.
This museum has large collections of photography and American art and emphasizes the work of artists from the South. It also has the world’s only department dedicated to the work of self-taught artists.
2. Cheer on the local teams.
The Atlanta Braves, Georgia’s Major League Baseball team, opened their new stadium in 2017. The venue features an innovative design and an outfield waterfall. Look for vendors selling local favorite King of Pops to cool off on a hot summer day.
3. Walk in the footsteps of civil rights history.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Atlanta birthplace is open for tours. Nearby is the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as pastor, as well as a visitor’s center with exhibits about King’s life and the civil rights movement.
4. Play high above Atlanta at the Ponce City Market.
Ride a freight elevator in this converted Sears building to the amusement park on the rooftop with mini golf, rides, and midway games. Then head downstairs to the food hall to try cuisine from all over the world, or relax with a glass of wine or local craft beer.
5. Soak up some literary inspiration.
Visit the house where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone with the Wind, the book that became an Oscar-winning film and a cultural touchstone. The collection includes exhibits about the star-studded film premiere and Mitchell’s groundbreaking work as a journalist.
6. Get around on the Atlanta BeltLine.
A former railway line around the center of Atlanta, this trail is great for a walk, run, or bike ride during your off days. Portions are surrounded by green space, making it the ideal getaway from the hospital in the middle of the city.
7. Be part of the cutting edge.
Cabbagetown is one of Atlanta’s hippest neighborhoods with lots of local dining options. Visit the Krog Street Tunnel, lined with ever-changing street art or head to the annual Chomp and Stomp, a chili cook-off and bluegrass festival.
8. Quench your thirst at the World of Coca-Cola.
This museum takes you through the soda company’s history (it was created in Atlanta) and boasts a collection of vintage ads and collectibles. Stop by the tasting room to sample more than 100 Coca-Cola products from around the world.
9. Tour the “Zombie capital of the world”.
The hit TV show The Walking Dead is set and filmed in the Atlanta area. Take a guided tour to see the actual filming locations or follow a self-guided map. Just watch your back!
10. Go under the sea at the Georgia Aquarium.
The second-largest aquarium in the world features more than 700 species. Even its architecture is something to marvel at—it’s supposed to look like a boat crashing through a blue metal-and-glass wave.
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