Hotel at a Glance: Wingate by Wyndham Atlanta Galleria
The Wingate by Wyndham Atlanta Galleria offers spacious, comfortable accommodations at the edge of the city. Start your day with scrambled eggs and waffles at the complimentary hot breakfast buffet before taking a dip in the indoor pool. Next, head downtown to pet stingrays and take in a dolphin show at the Georgia Aquarium, or have a drink at the many bars and clubs in the Buckhead district.
- Go shopping at Cumberland Mall, located just blocks from the hotel.
- Squeeze in a workout at the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center.
- Within walking distance: Kuroshio Sushi Bar & Grille, Nirvana Indian Bistro, and other restaurants
- See a show at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, located about 2 miles from the hotel.
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.