College Park: Sophisticated Beauty Amongst Culture and Nature
Formerly known as Manchester, College Park got its name in 1896 and was derived from the College Park that has been the home of the iconic Cox College, where the city hall stands at present. Flying in is very convenient with the Atlanta Airport South, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport Domestic Terminal just a few minutes away from the city. This charming and sophisticated city coincidently has several streets and avenues named after Ivy League Colleges. Culture is rich and attractions are diverse, so you’re guaranteed with an entertaining time in the city.
Best Time to Visit
To avoid the crowd with a mix of college students and tourists enjoying the area, it would be ideal to visit during late summer and the first weeks of September. With plenty of colleges in the area, establishments and attractions tens to be jammed packed before the fall semester begins in mid-August. June to August tends to be the most expensive months to visit College Park.
What to Do & Area Attractions
Cultural adventure is a unique feature in the city that makes it interesting for tourists. The Hindu Temple of Atlanta is a classic area for worship with structures decorated with intricate carvings of deities. Catch a glimpse of the local birds and fauna in the area at the Bathesda Park, Morgan Falls Park and Dearborn Park. Stroll around the Philips Arena at night where there is a lighted sports field, picnic shelters, and playground for kids. Suitable accommodations can be enjoyed at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, and the Hilton Atlanta Airport.