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Explore the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta

by Virgin-Atlantic September - last edited September

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As recently as 1960, segregation in Atlanta was firmly established and backed by state law, as it was elsewhere in the South. But even prior to the civil rights movement, the city had shown more of a progressive attitude than others in the region..


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The classic American diner is one of our favourite institutions. Bastions of comfort food, squishy booths, massive portions, bottomless coffee and waitresses calling you "hon", they tend to be good value, full of good honest food and even better conversation. And as if that's not enough, diners in Atlanta have another trump card up their sleeves: Southern style cooking.


Visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Weary city dwellers can find relaxation, and much needed respite in the verdant hills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But don't just go to star attractions like the Cades Cove and nearby Fontana Dam, venture further afield and see some underrated spots in the vicinity. Here's our guide to making the most of the Great Smoky Mountains.


The Best of Georgia Wine CountryIt may not be Napa Valley, but Georgia’s wine industry is gaining national acclaim all the way to California. Take a look at our guide to the best of Georgia Wine Country, for a push in the right direction.