Exploring the Sprawling Capitals in US

About Atlanta and Boston

Atlanta has been dubbed everything from the “capital of the new South” and “the next international city” to “the best place to do business”. It is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia and the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Atlanta is considered an “alpha-” or “world city” and ranks 36th among the world cities and 8th in the country with a gross domestic product of $270 billion.

Boston is the capital and the largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England and the 24th largest city in the United States. The city is also the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston which is the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is considered to be a world leader in innovation. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States, although it still remains high on the world livability rankings.

Tourist Attractions

Both the cosmopolitans of Atlanta and Boston boasts of so many tourist points that almost everybody can find something to savor. In Atlanta the top rated attractions include Georgia Aquarium, Fox Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta History Center, High Museum of Art, Turner Field, College Football Hall of Fame, Swan House, Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, Centennial Olympic Park, Zoo Atlanta, Philips Arena, Georgia Dome and Margaret Mitchell House.

While in Boston, Fenway Park, Museum of Fine Arts, Freedom Trail, Boston Public Garden, North End, Boston Public Library, John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, New England Holocaust Memorial, Boston Common, Arnold Arboretum, Old North Church, Beacon Hill, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Waterfront, Newbury Street, Museum of Science, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, USS Constitution Museum and The Boston Pops.

While for the foodies, Aviva by Kameel, Capital Grille, Bone’s Restaurant, Canoe, Fandangles and South City Kitchen Midtown in Atlanta and Italian Express Pizzeria, Sam LaGrassa’s, Ostra, Mistral, Mamma Maria and James Hook & Company are some of the must stopovers to cherish the most appetizing meals.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Atlanta is between late May and August, when you can enjoy the plentiful concerts and outdoor activities happening around the city. Flights to Atlanta are available all year round. The best time to visit Boston is between June and November. Trifling fall weather makes touring around on the feet a joyful. And even though summer brings in flocks of tourists and expensive hotel tariffs, the sidewalk cafes, the baseball games and the outdoor concerts make it worth a trip. Flights to Boston can be found during all time of the year.

Major Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL) is the major airport serving Atlanta the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998, and by number of landings and take-offs.

Logan International Airport (IATA: BOS) is the major airport serving Boston is the largest airport in New England and 18th busiest airport in the United States.

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