Reawaken your sense of exploration and adventure with a visit to Atlanta. Embark on a journey through vast open-air parks and natural areas, transformative historical sites, immersive cultural institutions, famed movie locations and family-friendly activities in a city celebrated for its Southern hospitality and internationally-robust culture.
City in a Forest
Atlanta is affectionately known as the “City in a Forest” by virtue of the destination’s abundance of trees and natural space. While miles of scenic hiking and biking trails abound, Piedmont Park – a sprawling green-space of more than 200 acres (80 hectares) with walking trails, botanical garden, tennis courts, dog parks, playgrounds, and fishing piers over Lake Clara Meer, as well as a honey bee exhibit and butterfly haven – is located only four-blocks from Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. Allow us to arrange a private picnic on The Meadow or explore the vast, open-air park by foot or bicycle to unlock the beauty of Atlanta’s central urban oasis.
For more than a century, Atlanta has been the location of pivotal, historical moments that shaped the world. Take the private King Historic District Tour with historian Akila Sankar McConnell and walk in the footsteps of civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr, AD Williams, John Wesley Dobbs, William Holmes Borders and Congressman John Lewis. The exclusive tour includes a chronological look into Atlanta’s influence, with stops at the locations where real events occurred, including Dr. King’s birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Paschal's Restaurant, Morehouse College, Sweet Auburn Curb Market, and the Civil Rights Walk of Fame.
Rhythm and Art
Immerse yourself in the exceptional artistry that flourishes with spectacular radiance around every corner of this culturally-eclectic city. Just steps from the Hotel, local musicians play a variety of jazz on the third Friday of every month at High Museum of Art. Dance to the sounds of free jazz, beebop, and swing, or enjoy the musicianship from the comfort of your seat.
Atlanta has become known as the “Hollywood of the South,” where many of the most-watched television shows and blockbuster movies are filmed. Step into the silver screen for a behind-the-scenes look at your favourite cinemas, with a curated itinerary of sets and locations from award-winning productions such as The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, The Hunger Games and the sites of Marvel films Black Panther, Spiderman: Homecoming and Captain America: Civil War.
One of only two locations in the United States, the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta welcomes guests to feel the thrill of driving a high-performance vehicle at the Porsche Experience Center. Take the wheel with one-on-one instruction from a personal driving coach for in-depth instruction before taking the wheel yourself.
Marvel at more than 120,000 animals of 500 different species in more than 11 million gallons (41 million litres) of water at Georgia Aquarium. Elevate your aquatic encounter by swimming with gentle whale sharks and feeding the dolphins, all within a 10-minute drive from the Hotel.