As one of the country's fastest-growing metro areas, Atlanta is a major financial and cultural hub that sprawls over 134 square miles. Situated along a ridge that rests to the south of the Chattahoochee River, the city's nearly 472,550 residents can take advantage of the diversity that living within Atlanta affords them. Atlanta also boasts nearly 54 percent tree coverage, which is one of the highest in the United States. To get back to nature, head out to Stone Mountain with its expanse of exposed granite -- the world's largest. As the guide to Atlanta below shows, the city is teeming with restaurants, outdoor activities, culture and nightlife, and boasts ample access to transportation. This makes it the perfect place for celebrations and parties of all types.