Random Fun Facts to Know About Atlanta if You’re Visiting for the First Time
It’s known as the capital of the South. The food there is heaven. And people hate it when anyone calls it Hotlanta. Aside from these little factoids, most people don’t know much about Atlanta, GA.
But all that is about to change!
Cubby asked our resident Cubbers in Atlanta to give us some interesting details about Atlanta, especially for people who are going there for the first time! Here’s what they had for us.
1. Atlanta is Like a City in a Forest
The National Forest Service recognizes Atlanta as the most heavily forested urban area in the country, so you can be sure that you’ll have plenty of shade and natural beauty to marvel at while traveling there.
2. You’ll See A Lot of Peachtrees
And by that, we mean streets that have some variation on the word “Peachtree” in their name. From Peachtree Avenue to Peachtree Plaza, the term is widespread. Its popularity is ironic, though, given that there are no actual peach trees in Atlanta, nor are they native to the city.
3. You’ll Find the World’s Largest Drive-In Restaurant Here
Starting from the I-85 at the corner of Spring Street and North Ave, the Varsity is regarded as the world’s biggest drive-in restaurant. So if you’re hungry, remember to visit!
Factoid: The Varsity serves more Coca-Cola by volume than any other place in the world!
4. We Have the Busiest Airport
You’d think the crown would go to JFK! But the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the busiest airport in the country for the past 18 years. With more than 101 million passengers coming and going each year, it’s not the place to be at during the holidays!
5. Atlanta is Quite Popular for Television and US Film Production
Most likely due to the attractive tax policies, Atlanta is now considered to be the go-to location for almost all films and television production. Projects shot in the city include Anchorman 2, The Hunger Games, Captain America: Civil War, Furious 7, Taken 3, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and Ant-Man!
6. You’ll See Plenty of People Biking and Walking than Using Public Transportation
Atlantans have always been proactive about taking steps to protect the environment, so you’ll see plenty of people opting to walk or bike, rather than using conventional transformation. In fact, Atlanta is even getting an upgrade! At present, the city is home to one of the largest urban development programs in the country, the Atlanta Beltline. A reimagining of the railroad line, this system is going to be pedestrian-friendly and will loop around the city, connecting local shops and more.
7. Atlanta Loves Celebrating
At any given time, you’ll find some sort of festival or event taking place. A den of culture, art and diversity, Atlanta is often playing host to events like the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Music Midtown, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, and more. Atlanta is even home to Atlanta Pride, which is one of the larger LGBT pride festivals in America, and even hosts the largest African American LGBT pride celebration and Atlanta Black Pride!
Now You Know!
So plan your trip right! Book a short term luggage service in Atlanta, and explore the city!
And be sure to ask your Cubber about any other fun facts and places. They’ll be happy to guide you!