Atlanta is a lively city, the capital of Georgia, and a center of commerce and the arts. Many fortune 500 companies locate here and young professionals arrive in ever greater numbers. The dramatic downtown skyline is testimony to Atlanta's sophistication. There are a myriad of museums, a vibrant theater community, a symphony, opera, blues, jazz, Broadway musicals, a presidential library, Confederate and African-American heritage sites, and dozens of art galleries. Add to that entertainment attractions such as Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, and you have a family friendly city. Cuisine ranges from grits and biscuits to caviar and sushi.
In 1980, a revitalized black neighborhood called Sweet Auburn became a National Historic District. Its 10 blocks of notable sites include Martin Luther King, Jr.'s boyhood home, the church where he preached, a museum, and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change. It is probably one of the major black history attractions in the country, and has undergone a major revitalization and restoration. In addition, young partiers can dance until 4:00AM at Buckhead while families can enjoy the Atlanta zoo, Cyclorama and SciTrek.