ATLANTA UNITED STATES
Where am I going? On a road-trip around the Deep South.
Airline: The launches of direct
British Airways (0344 493 0787; ba. com) flights from Heathrow to New Orleans (March 2017) and Nashville (May 2018) have undermined the need to visit Atlanta. But the Georgia capital is a convenient entry spot for the US (the figures show this – Hartsfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest airport). Return flights with BA (from Heathrow) start at £548. Virgin Atlantic (0344 874 7747; virginatlantic.com) flies from Heathrow and Manchester.
Reasons to linger: Pause before you flit down the highway. Walk in Centennial Olympic Park (a legacy of the 1996 Olympics; gwcca.org/park), and stroll the BeltLine Eastside Trail (beltline.org/trails/eastside-trail). The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia (mocaga.org; $8/£6) is a grand showcase of local creativity.
Stay: The sleek Loews Atlanta (telegraph.co.uk/tt-loewsatlanta) is a high-rising spire of the 21st century, on Peachtree Street in Midtown. Doubles for £153, room only.
Further information: atlanta.net; exploregeorgia.org