Hotel at a Glance: Wingate by Wyndham Buckhead
A short drive from downtown Atlanta, Wingate by Wyndham Buckhead gives guests easy access to the city’s museums, theme parks, and world-famous Georgia Aquarium. You can also visit nearby restaurants and shopping centers in style—the hotel provides complimentary stretch-limousine service to places within a 3-mile radius.
- Stay in style: Guest rooms feature hardwood floors, marble and granite in the bathrooms, and overstuffed recliners.
- A free breakfast with cereal, fresh fruit, and omelets is served each morning.
- Grab a drink: The lobby bar is stocked with top-shelf liquors and draft beer.
- Worth a day trip: The city of Helen, about 80 miles northeast of the hotel in the Blue Ridge Mountains, replicates a Bavarian-style village.
Atlanta: 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 Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 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. Considered the world's largest aquarium 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.