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Atlanta named one of the world’s best travel destinations for 2022


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When it comes to cities, Atlanta has a lot to offer, and now a global travel organization has named the city one of the best places to travel in the world.

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Lonely Planet, a travel guide company that has recommended places to go for decades, included the state capital of Peach on its Best in Travel list for 2022. It is the only US city on the list.

The list is created each year with nominations from Lonely Planet staff, writers, bloggers, partners and more. A panel of experts then narrowed down the selections to just 10 countries, regions and cities.

For 2022, Lonely Planet said Atlanta ranked No.4 in its list of the top 10 cities, just behind Auckland, New Zealand, Taipei, Taiwan and Freiburg, Germany.

“Charismatic and lush, Atlanta is a feverish and easy-to-watch cavalcade of Southern culture, cuisine and hospitality,” writes Lonely Planet in its description of the city.

In part, the group say they chose Atlanta for its lush green spaces, numerous walking and cycling trails, diverse community appeal, connection to history and civil rights, and thriving arts and music scenes.

“We are thrilled with the recognition of Atlanta as a world-class city for travelers to visit and explore our history and culture,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Visitors will learn why Atlanta is making headlines as a vibrant city that continues to evolve and inspire travel for everyone.”

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the High Museum of Art, and the city’s sprawling breweries are three places Lonely Planet suggests visitors visit.

You can read the full list of the best trips here.

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