Atlanta is a fantastic city that deserves all of its accolades. Which are plentiful, everything from the "capital of the new South" and "the next international city" to "the best place to do business." It has everything, from world-class restaurants, a thriving local culture, great nightlife, bustling local music scene, and numerous sports events. But it has also maintained a strong sense of its own complex, and often troubled history, much of which can be explored at the Atlanta History Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site or Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. And of course, it also enjoys privileged access to the great outdoors. Try out the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, or head into the mountains for more of a challenge.