Moon Travel Guides: See the City with a Local!
Between small-town Southern hospitality and booming big-city culture, Atlanta is a powerhouse of the South. Get to know its many charms with Moon Atlanta.
Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity, with color-coded maps of Atlanta's most interesting neighborhoodsSee the Sights: Browse classic and contemporary works at the High Museum of Art, or see rare Egyptian artifacts at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Spend a sunny afternoon strolling Piedmont Park or the Midtown Mile, and admire stunning Southern estates, antebellum mansions, and Queen Anne-style architecture. Visit Martin Luther King Jr.s birth home, Centennial Olympic Park, or the College Football Hall of FameGet a Taste of the City: Sample classic Southern staples like crispy crawfish, fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles, and juicy Georgia peachesBars and Nightlife: Catch an up-and-coming indie band at Eddies Attic, sip a craft beer at a local brewpub, slip into a speakeasy, or play a few games at an outdoor table tennis barTrusted Advice: Atlanta local Tray Butler shares the ins and outs of the city he calls homeItineraries and Day Trips: Explore the best of Atlanta in three days, or take your time with excursions to Stone Mountain, Lake Lanier, Athens, and the Blue Ridge MountainsFull-Color Photos and Detailed MapsHandy Tools: Moon provides background information on the history and culture of Atlanta and the South, plus tips for seniors, families, LGBTQ+ travelers, and those with disabilitiesWith Moon Atlanta's local expertise, myriad activities, and practical advice, you can plan your trip your way.
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For Tray Butler, writing Moon Atlanta felt like the happy culmination of a lifetime exploring the city he considers home. A passionate traveler who has visited 10 countries in the past decade, he's been thrilled to rediscover the cultural vibrancy that exists in Atlanta.
Tray grew up north of Atlanta in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. His parents ran a pet shop and drove into the city often, bringing back vanloads of parakeets and tropical fish. Those trips gave Tray the impression that Atlanta was a wild and unpredictable place: a pretty accurate description, as things would turn out.
After graduating from the University of Georgia, Tray landed a job as an arts and entertainment reporter for Creative Loafing, Atlanta's alternative weekly newspaper. He later relocated to Manhattan to work as the editor of The New York Blade and HX magazine. In 2007, Tray returned to Atlanta and moved into an historic 1917 Ansley Park building, once home to author Margaret Mitchell.
As a freelance writer and illustrator, Tray's stories and artwork have appeared in dozens of publications, including The Advocate, Genre, Go, The New York Press, Seed, and Time Out New York. Tray and his partner Brian now split their time between Atlanta and London. This southern boy can never stay away from Georgia for long.