It’s the time of year to plan that special vacation in Georgia. Away from the hassle of downtown, DeKalb County is centrally located to all of metro Atlanta’s attractions. While the Atlanta area is a thriving cosmopolitan center, it still retains its Southern charm. Bring the family to one of Atlanta’s friendliest suburbs with accommodations to fit every budget. When planning a trip to Atlanta, DeKalb County is your best bet for comfortable lodging and convenience to exciting attractions.
No visit to Atlanta is complete without a visit to Stone Mountain Park. You won’t want to miss out on all the festivals, outdoor concerts and activities that are going on at Georgia’s number one tourist attraction. Stone Mountain is home to the world’s largest exposed granite stone and a ton of family attractions, entertainment and recreation. Be sure to come out early; you’ll want to make it an all day adventure.
DeKalb County has museums that will excite the entire family with kid friendly exhibits, hands on demonstrations and life-like displays. Witness the incredible size of the 123-foot long Argentinosaurus, the largest creature to roam the earth, and other real-life fossil displays at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. You will get an eye full at the museum’s larger-than-life films in its IMAX Theatre. Don’t miss seeing the ancient Egyptian mummies at the Michael C. Carlos Museum.
The music room at Eddie’s Attic has a great lineup of local and aspiring musicians located in Decatur, a small, art loving town that is full of southern hospitality and charm. Be sure to visit the hip boutiques, galleries, and restaurants that surround the historic courthouse square. Seated at the edge of the mountain, Stone Mountain Village is another great place to stop over and enjoy the views, quaint shops and cozy local restaurants.
Take a trip to the International Corridors for a shopping and dining experience spiced up with Asian and Latin flavors. If that doesn’t satisfy your international taste, stop by Your DeKalb Farmers Market, the world’s largest indoor market, where you can find food items from all four corners of the globe.
Located just six miles east of downtown Atlanta and accessible by I-85, I-75, I-20 and I-285, DeKalb County is only minutes away from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and many downtown Atlanta attractions. DeKalb County is the perfect location to experience the best of Atlanta!
For more information, contact DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-866-633-5252 ext. 1058 or visit us at www.atlantasdekalb.org.