Something for everyone: Atlanta attractions
Founded in 1837 at the end of a railroad line, Atlanta’s come a long way from its original moniker, Marthasville. The Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement are both woven into the city’s rich historical tapestry, while the future shines brightly with growth, diversity and endless potential.
Kimpton Sylvan Hotel is proud to be part of the scene in Atlanta’s most glamorous neighborhood, Buckhead. From the doorstep of our hotel, you can walk to refined shopping, trendy restaurants and robust commerce taking place in skyscrapers housing Fortune 500 companies. Buckhead, in turn, grants you quick passage to artsy Midtown, energetic Downtown, and the Myriad of museums, cultural attractions, historical centers, sports venues and outdoor exhilaration.
But even in this urban locale there’s natural beauty to behold. Atlanta is one of the most densely forested cities in the country. Hundreds of public parks, preserves and gardens dot the map, giving locals and visitors alike a daily experience with nature. Kimpton Sylvan is lucky enough to have nearly 5,000 square feet of mature gardens and trees for guests to enjoy. In fact, our verdant refuge is part of the reason we chose the name Sylvan, the roots of which are tied to the word “woods.”
Shopping, dining, nightlife and history all share the spotlight of this sophisticated Atlanta neighborhood set amid gleaming high rises and sprawling estates.
Downtown + Midtown
As the Capital City of the South, Atlanta thrives from its center outward. Downtown and Midtown lure visitors with one-of-a-kind encounters that mix urban and artful pleasures.
Find retail therapy at its finest, from high-style sister malls to haute boutiques and old world imports. Buckhead is well deserving of the nickname “Beverly Hills of the South.”
Art & Cultural Attractions
Museums of art, design and fashion mix with live performances, plus historic centers that honor Martin Luther King, Jr., and a former Southern president. Atlanta has it going on.
“Shoot the Hooch” on the Chattahoochee River, jog miles of greenway trails, play golf or picnic in your choice of beautiful parks. They don’t call Atlanta “City of Trees” for nothing.