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There’s a saying in the South that to go anywhere you first must go to Atlanta. With Delta Connection’s daily service from Greater Peoria Regional Airport, we can easily and conveniently reach the capital of the New South—and beyond to fun destinations.

Since service commenced August 1, 2001, more than 56,562 people have flown to Atlanta. They rave over the services provided by Delta and the luxurious CRJs that get them to their destinations with ease. The CRJ regional jet has revolutionized local travel with its exceptional combination of speed, quietness, range, and cabin comforts.

After Delta moved its hub to Atlanta in 1941, their trek to become a “world-class city” hit the fast track. By the late 1990s, Delta had built the world’s single largest airline hub, with more than 800 daily flights to more than 200 worldwide destinations.

This summer, Delta and Delta Connection invite you to see their hometown of Atlanta via one of three daily nonstop flights to Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport from GPRA.

Immerse yourself in an incredible journey filled with sights, sounds, world events, and lifestyles that let you escape from the everyday workday. You can create your own themed weekend or let the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (www.atlanta.net) create it for you. For a family weekend, take in the new Children’s Museum of Atlanta, tour the birthplace of Coca-Cola, or go behind the scenes at CNN and find out what it’s like to be a news anchor.

If you’re looking for culture and history, attend the annual National Black Arts Festival, which takes place the third week of July each year, or visit Atlanta’s “First Thursdays” gallery walk, featuring art galleries, museums, and working studios.

If you’re looking for entertainment, concerts span the summer at Atlanta’s top venues. Chastain Park (www.classicchastain.com) is always busy with great performers like James Taylor, Santana, and BB King. In May, don’t miss the Atlanta Jazz Festival (www.atlantafestivals.com) at historic Piedmont Park. For July 4th, visit Stone Mountain, where you can feast your eyes on an amazing laser show that bounces off the sculptured mountainside—and feast on a leisurely picnic on the grounds. Stone Mountain also has added $30 million in new attractions that include Georgia’s only 4D Theatre.

Other features you won’t want to miss are Underground Atlanta, the fabulous Fox Theatre, Zoo Atlanta, and Atlanta’s answer to Rodeo Drive—Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.

There’s so much to see and do, you might want to schedule two mini-vacations to Atlanta this summer. IBI

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