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The Best 25 Vacation Cities for Firefighters

Jill Hare, Kevin Powers | Monster Worldwide

May 13, 2011

#18: Atlanta, Georgia


Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is the biggest airport in the U.S. so flights to the “ATL” are frequent and cheap. It’s a great place to take kids- you can take in the Coke Museum and the nation’s largest aquarium all in the same block. While you’re in the area, cool off by walking through the fountains at Centennial Olympic Park. If you want some outdoor adventure, you can rent a canoe and sail right through town on the Chattahoochee River. Travel just a few minutes east of the city and you’ll encounter Stone Mountain, the Mount Rushmore of the South. Ride the tram to the top and see all of Atlanta on a clear day.

Pockets empty? Not worries, there’s lot to do for free in Atlanta. Visit the Fernabank Science Center or the Governor’s Mansion. Take in a little bit of history with free tour of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birth home or the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. If you are active military, receive complimentary admission with ID to the High Museum of Art: discounts are available for retired military and military dependents

Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen: summers in Atlanta are hot and great weather is pretty much guaranteed.

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