Atlanta Awards and Accolades

Atlanta is a top destination according to many leading publications and organizations. See the latest accolades and awards for the city.


Best of the World 2022 – Culture and History – National Geographic Travel, 2021

“Atlanta is an epicenter of Black entrepreneurship, incubating businesses with a deep and progressive history. The destination’s history is largely tied to accessibility and continues today with Atlanta BeltLine. The project, which repurposes old railroad corridors into pedestrian-friendly paths, transforms Atlanta’s neighborhoods for walkers, runners and cyclists.”

Best in Travel 2022 (No. 4) – Lonely Planet, 2021

“Atlanta is a thriving, shining cultural jewel in the heart of the American South. A city that has
passion and activism in its soul – the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. was a major battleground state during the United States’ 2020 presidential election – is also home to an invigorated arts scene and cutting-edge sustainability initiatives.”

The 20 Most Livable Towns and Cities in America (No. 1) – Outside, 2021

“If you haven’t been to the South’s largest city in a few years, you might not recognize it. From the expansion of the Atlanta BeltLine, which will soon be a 33-mile path that connects 45 neighborhoods in the heart of the city, to a $5 million investment in 20 more miles of protected bike lanes, this bustling metropolis is banking hard on livability and open space.”

Top Trending Destinations for 2022 (No. 1) –, 2021

“Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, is known as the cultural center of the South and offers a true urban adventure. Full of lively neighborhoods with world-class restaurants and a vibrant nightlife, it’s a great destination for all types of travelers.”

Best Cities for Conferences (No. 2) – SmartAsset, 2021

“Atlanta ranks in the top cities for conventions with its large number of hotels, affordable room rates, variety of dining options and accessibility to the airport from Downtown’s convention and entertainment district.”

Best Destinations for Large Events (No. 1) – Northstar Meetings Group, 2021

“Atlanta comes out on top of this year’s list as “the city in a forest,” whose bustling convention district is surrounded by a canopy of trees. Georgia World Congress Center features 1.5 million square feet of exhibit space. Downtown venues are accompanied by nearly 12,700 hotel rooms within walking distance and are just steps from major attractions. Getting to Atlanta is easy through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport offering 27,000 direct flights per month into the city.”

Best Place to Live in the U.S. (No. 1) –, 2022

“Money’s Best Places to Live list has been around for 35 years and counting. And if you’ve come across it in any one of those years, you know that Atlanta is very different from the kinds of places that usually make the cut. Especially at the very top.”


The 50 Best Restaurants in the U.S. (Lyla Lila) – The New York Times, 2021

“Lyla Lila opened just before the pandemic, and has emerged this year as exactly the diverse, sophisticated and comfortable restaurant Atlanta’s booming Midtown neighborhood needed.”


Top State for Doing Business (No. 1) – Area Development, 2022

“For the ninth consecutive year, Georgia ranks as the top state to do business with by the nation’s leading corporate site selection magazine.”

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