AT&T Classic Travel

2008 AT&T Classic Travel

Duluth is a city in its own right, but is also a suburb of Atlanta, located in the Metro Atlanta area in Georgia.DULUTH, GA - MAY 20: Zach Johnson hits his approach shot on the 18th hole during his playoff with Ryuji Imada during the final round of the AT&T Classic at TPC Sugarloaf on May 20, 2007 in Duluth, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Duluth is a popular and rapidly developing suburb of Atlanta, and enjoys its fair share of tourism. It is home to the AT&T Classic golf tournament at TPC Sugarloaf, as well as cultural centres such as Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Centre, Hudgens Centre for the Arts and the Red Clay Theatre. Nearby attractions include Lake Lanier and Stone Mountain, which is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous bas-relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world. Three figures of the Confederate States of America are carved there: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.

Those looking to Duluth for some 2008 AT&T Classic travel are advised to check the Gwinnett County Department of Transport’s rerouting schedule for tournament week.

Atlanta has a thriving tourism industry, not least thanks to sporting events such as the AT&T Classic. The city hosts a variety of museums on subjects ranging from history to fine arts, natural history and beverages. Prominent among them are sites honouring Atlanta’s participation in the civil rights movement, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.

The arts are represented by several theatres and museums, including the Fox Theatre. The Woodruff Arts Centre is home to the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony and High Museum of Art.

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Centre is the city’s home for challenging contemporary art and education geared toward working artists and collectors of art.

Atlanta features the world’s largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, which officially opened to the public in 2005. Adjacent is the World of Coca-Cola, showcasing the history of the world famous soft drink brand. Underground Atlanta, a historic shopping and entertainment complex, is situated under the streets of downtown Atlanta.

The Varsity, featured as the world’s largest drive-in restaurant, is located in Midtown Atlanta.

Piedmont Park hosts many of Atlanta’s festivals and cultural events. Next to the park is the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Zoo Atlanta, with a panda exhibit, is in Grant Park.