Discover the best time to visit Atlanta in 2022, and enjoy this beautiful city

The Best Time to Visit Atlanta in 2022

Select Registry - February 15, 2022

A Fun Adventure in the Big Peach!

A nighttime view of the city - discover the best time to visit Atlanta

Atlanta, charmingly known as “The Big Peach,” is one of the most exciting travel destinations in the South for 2022. If you’re wondering when is the best time to visit Atlanta, keep reading. We have a comprehensive guide to The Big Peach in store, including not just the best time to visit Atlanta, but the best things to do in Atlanta, as well as the best places to stay in Atlanta!

Atlanta was voted as one of the best places to visit in 2022 by two top travel organizations, National Geographic Travel and Lonely Planet. The city boasts rich cultural and historical roots, having played a pivotal role throughout our nation’s history, particularly during the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. Visiting this amazing city at any time of year is going to prove rewarding, but we think spring is the best time to visit Atlanta. 

Though the city doesn’t boast quite the same quaint, historic beauty as other popular Southern cities like Savannah or Charleston, it’s still a truly incredible place to visit. Whether your ideal vacation includes plenty of time exploring the beautiful outdoors, visiting the top indoor attractions and cultural/historical exhibits, eating out at the top restaurants, or a combination of the above, you’ll find that there are plenty of things to do in Atlanta. 

When it comes time to choose your lodging in Atlanta, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something that offers the same level of excellence as our Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts. They genuinely do offer two of the best places to stay in Atlanta. Discover the best time to visit Atlanta and book a stay with one of these great Bed and Breakfasts today!

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The Best Time to Visit Atlanta in 2022

Though peak travel season to Atlanta typically coincides with summer, May through September is not necessarily the best time to visit Atlanta. Summers are undoubtedly fun in Atlanta. Despite the hot and humid weather outside, this is the time of year you’ll find a variety of outdoor festivals and events burgeoning around the city. Even so, we think the cooler months of spring and fall make for the best time to visit Atlanta.

Fall is seasonably nice in Atlanta, and some great events happen at this time of year, including some top foodie events. Atlanta’s treescape can also be delightful as it transitions through the seasons. Even with all of this going for fall, we wouldn’t name it as the best time to visit Atlanta for one reason; it coincides with hurricane season. When there aren’t storms in the area, fall is a wonderful time to spend in Georgia’s capital city. 

That leaves us spring as the best time to visit Atlanta. Average highs in the spring months are in the mid-60s to upper 70s. There might be a thunderstorm or a rain shower or two, but generally, the weather at this time of year is perfect for enjoying all Atlanta has to offer, inside and out. The natural beauty of Atlanta is hard to beat, and is another reason we think spring is the best time to visit Atlanta. 

Mother Nature begins its gradual reawakening between March and May, transforming Atlanta back into a lush, verdant landscape ready to be enjoyed. The tree canopy is impressive. Another thing that makes spring the best time to visit Atlanta are the events. Though there are even more events in the summer, spring has a few dont-miss events, like the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and the Atlanta Film Festival.

The final reason spring is the best time to visit Atlanta is simple. Springtime can also mean better deals on lodging and more availability at the top restaurants and attractions city-wide. If fewer crowds and better prices sound good to you, then spring is the best time to visit Atlanta! 

Though we don’t think summer is the best time to visit Atlanta, it’s still a perfectly delightful time to visit the city, especially if you love outdoor concerts and festivals. The temperatures are hot and sticky during the day, but by nightfall, it’s pleasant outside. As things cool down, this is when you’ll want to head to city parks for an exciting array of events.

Keep reading, to learn about some of our favorite things to do in Atlanta. 

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The Best Things to do in Atlanta

Now that you know the best time to visit Atlanta let’s talk about all the great things to do in Atlanta that are waiting for you this spring! As we mentioned already, Atlanta has a rich and exciting history. Add to that plenty of outdoor spaces to explore, great restaurants and nightlife, and even a burgeoning wine country a day trip away, and you have the recipe for a great getaway in The Big Peach!

Spring is, without a doubt, Atlanta’s most beautiful season. That’s one of the many reasons we think it’s the best time to visit Atlanta.  But it’s also a fun season to be in the Big Peach! Here are ten things to do in Atlanta that we think you’ll love this spring.

  1. Art lovers won’t want to miss the High Museum of Art. You’ll find the Obama portraits on display there until March 20, 2022. Other great Atlanta museums include the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the Breman Museum
  2. Atlanta is the cradle of the American Civil Rights Movement, so visiting some of these historical points of interest is at the top of our list of things to do in Atlanta. Consider taking a Civil Rights Tour
  3. Afterward, visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and spend some reflective time at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park
  4. Visit Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, home to a variety of paved walking and biking trails, and borders the beautiful Botanical Garden. It’s gorgeous in spring as the Dogwoods begin to bloom – reminding you again why spring is the best time to visit Atlanta. From there, you can also hop onto the Atlanta BeltLine.
  5. If you want to get out of the city for some hiking, head to Constitution Lakes Park, Fernbank Forest, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, or Proctor Creek Greenway. If you really want to get out of the city, head to the beautiful Stone Mountain Park. There’s a great view of the city from here. 
  6. One of the most unique things to do in Atlanta is to visit the World of Coca-Cola. You’ll learn plenty about this soft drink giant and its history, and you’ll even have the opportunity to taste various products. 
  7. Atlanta has a bustling food scene that will keep any appetite satiated throughout the trip – but did you also know Atlanta is home to a thriving beer scene
  8. There are plenty of great neighborhoods for shopping in Atlanta, but the most popular include the Westside Provisions District, Buckhead Village District, and the Ponce City Market. Don’t miss the rooftop 360-degree view from there!
  9. Atlanta is the capital of hip hop. Don’t miss your chance to have some fun at the best bars and music venues around. 
  10. Attending festivals is one of the top things to do in Atlanta, and with their packed events calendar, it’s little wonder why. 

With so many fun things to do in Atlanta awaiting you this spring – which is hands down the best time to visit Atlanta – there’s no time like the present to plan a getaway! When it comes to finding the best places to stay in Atlanta, you can’t go wrong with a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast. Browse our listings below, and book your getaway today!

Best Places to Stay in Atlanta

Pleasanton Courtyard Bed and Breakfast

Pleasanton Courtyard Bed and Breakfast is Fayette County Georgia’s first licensed Bed and Breakfast. It is 6,000 square feet of elegance in an updated Victorian-style house, with grand crown molding, chandeliers, and granite throughout. As a Bed and Breakfast in Georgia, its primary mission is to be your choice for unique accommodations and a memorable experience; it can be your choice for intimate weddings, business meetings, and events as well.

Our B&B is nestled upon 19.8 acres of sprawling green lawns and wooded areas. When you drive up the tree-lined driveway and take in the well-manicured grounds, you feel as if you have left the busyness of life and entered your own private retreat. The accommodations are peaceful, beautifully decorated, immaculate, and inviting.

The Redwood City Room is cozy with a queen-size bed. The Brightness of Sunnyvale Room has a King size bed and loveseat. The Berkeley Room boasts two (2) full-size beds, allowing for more than two guests. On the main level, the grandeur of the Palo Alto Suite, has a sitting room, extra-large shower, claw foot soaking tub and a four-poster King size bed. All rooms have a bistro set, luxury linens, plush towels, quality toiletries, cozy bathrobes, safes, yoga mats, hairdryers, and a television with Netflix. Served on fine china, a 2-course gourmet breakfast with French Press coffee is included in your stay.

Pleasanton Courtyard is just a short drive from Tyrone, Peachtree City, and Senoia Georgia, minutes away from Pinewood Studios. It is 15 miles from the Atlanta Airport, 25 from Downtown Atlanta and area studios.

Stonehurst Place Luxury Inn and Carriage House

Stonehurst Place is the #1 Atlanta bed and breakfast. Winner of TripAdvisor’s prestigious Travelers’ Choice Award, this premier, luxury inn gives you a boutique hotel experience without the corporate impersonality. Located in the center of Atlanta in a cozy 1896 mansion house and carriage house, and owned by an Atlanta Blue Book family for its first 100 years, Stonehurst Place offers an authentic local Atlanta experience. Perched high upon the largest residential lot in Historic Midtown, Stonehurst Place is within walking distance of Atlanta’s most important attractions. 

Famous for gourmet breakfasts, personal service guests rave about, and stunning, eco-friendly bathrooms, nothing here disappoints. The eight rooms and suites have a modern and chic flair balanced by elegant décor and walls filled with museum-quality art from the interior designer owner’s collection, including an incredible suite inspired by and filled with original artwork by British artist Nina Mae Fowler.

Stonehurst Place has something for everyone, including landscaped gardens, a dramatic front parlor with a grand piano, and a relaxing sleeping porch. Interior designer Barb Shadomy beautifully mixed the new with the old, creating a design aesthetic our guests love. Its look is cohesive and eclectic, yet timeless.

Generous amenities include free WiFi internet access, stay credit in the Select Rewards loyalty program, electronics charging stations, flat-screen TVs, homemade refreshments, gourmet breakfasts, eco-friendly bath products, premium beds and linens, and Tesla and universal EV charging stations.

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