Hotel at a Glance: The Ellis Hotel
Named US News & World Report's #2 Best Hotel in Downtown Atlanta, The Ellis Hotel sits right on Peachtree Street, which has long been downtown Atlanta's hot spot. Surrounded by historical architecture and stately antebellum buildings, this boutique hotel blends traditional Southern hospitality with contemporary amenities.
- Locally sourced fare: New Terrace Bistro Restaurant uses fresh seafood and produce from local farms to craft entrees that have a distinctly Southern twist.
- Awards and accolades include TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence and GreenLeaders Platinum Distinction for eco-friendly initiatives.
- Fitness center is boutique style with wide range of available equipment
Atlanta, Georgia: Urban Parks and Renowned Aquarium in Capital of the South
Named 1 of 50 Places of a Lifetime by National Geographic, Atlanta lies near the Chattahoochee River in Georgia's northwest region known for its famed trees: magnolias, pines, and dogwoods. Despite a metropolitan population of more than five million and what is considered the world's busiest airport by passenger count, Atlanta seems to always offer a relaxing escape. Stroll through the 185 acres of botanical gardens, hiking trails, and oaks at Piedmont Park, or study one of the country's largest Civil War exhibitions at the Atlanta History Center.
Anchored by historical Peachtree Street, the city's midtown area boasts a thriving arts-and-culture scene. Opened in 1929, the Fox Theatre features imposing Egyptian architecture and a custom-made organ with a network of 3,622 pipes. Tours take place on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. The High Museum of Art spotlights more than 12,000 pieces of contemporary and folk art, ranging from Renaissance paintings to photographs from the civil-rights era. Kids might better enjoy the Georgia Aquarium, located downtown at Centennial Olympic Park. One of the world's largest aquariums with more than 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water and more than 100,000 animals, the aquarium is home to beluga whales, lionfish, whale sharks, bottlenose dolphins, and more.