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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 10:19 AM
hey y'all! i'm going to atlanta soon and would like some suggestions on some fun places to visit while there. all help will be appreciated! thanks!
 
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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 10:21 AM
Drive an hour south and eat at the H and H Cafe in Macon !
ATL is a cool place, the Olyimpic Park is very nice , the CNN Building is worth a stop.

 

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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 10:25 AM
eat at the Varsity!!!! I love that place!

I hear Underground Atlanta is rough now a days...

uh....there's a Guitar Center...

those are the only stops I make there

 

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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 10:33 AM
The GA Aquarium is a must see and the new World of Coke is open. Both are near Olympic Park downtown. Underground is a NOT must see. Stone Mtn is a good visit too, they have amusement park like activities now or a climb up the backside for a good view and workout.

 

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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 10:35 AM
Sit in traffic for hours
Get pestered by the homeless downtown
Watch bad pro football



 

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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 10:36 AM
Go to the top of the Westin Hotel at the Sun Dial and have a drink. Cool views.
 

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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 11:19 AM
i always like to go to the Farmer's Market while in the ATL and bring home fresh foods i didn't know existed before - fresh seafood, etc. Fresh everything!

enjoy your trip

 

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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 11:36 AM
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Get pestered by the homeless downtown



oh yeah...I forgot about that...

there's some CRAZZZZZY ones too...they don't like "no" for an answer

Hit some local clubs for nightime entertainment
Smith's Olde Bar and Eddie's Attic are good ones

OH OH OH ...you MUST eat at Fat Matt's Rib Shack....awesome food and live blues!!!!

 

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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 01:53 PM
Count the number of streets with "peachtree" in the name (see if you can find the
corner of peachtree and peachtree).

Find the Big Chicken (is it still there??)

Get on the outer belt and drive untill you hit the end (I remember a Braves pitcher
doing this).

[Edited on 8/15/2007 by jersey_devil]

 

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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 02:04 PM
caution, road construction ahead


 

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  posted on 8/16/2007 at 10:30 PM
Come mow my yard.

 

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  posted on 8/16/2007 at 10:48 PM
Sweat

 

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  posted on 8/16/2007 at 11:09 PM
Did someone say Fat Matt's Rob Shack?
A must hit place. Also, see who is playing at Blind Willies.
Those are my memories of Atlanta.

 

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  posted on 8/17/2007 at 12:22 AM
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ROFLMAO

 

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  posted on 8/17/2007 at 08:56 AM
OK, here's my list of things to do in Atlanta

Stone Mountain - second largest sculpture in the US (after Mt Rushmore). The park around Stone Mountain itself is huge and includes everything form hiking and canoing to museums and restaurants.

Turner Field - You gotta catch a Braves game, especially on a Friday night when they have the fireworks after the game. The stadium is top notch and have stuff for everyone to do.

Georgia Aquarium - this place is amazing. If you're lucky, the Beluga whales will try to charge at you.

Ru San's - This is my favorite Japanese food in town. There are 2 locations but my favorite is the one in Tower Place in Buckhead. Instead of a normal quiet sushi place, this is a loud, boisterous, fun place. Their original rolls are KILLER - especially the banana boat roll. Even if you HATE sushi, trust me, you'll love this place.

High Museum - they manage to get some absolutely amazing exhibits. I have seen works by Van Gogh, Renoir, and even Maplethorpe at the High.

The Basement Theatre - home of Cineprov. Kind of like a live version of MST3K. Very funny very quick witted folks.

Smith's Olde Bar - the best club in town for seeing local and regional music. The food is pretty good, too.

The Vortex - Outrageous burgers served by some of the coolest waitresses anywhere. Be warned, though - at the Vortex, the customer is NOT always right, and they do not hesitate to remind you of that fact.

The Clairmont Lounge - not for the faint of heart. This is a combination retro-kitsch lounge and strip club and is the home of Blondie - who can crush beer cans with her breasts.

Lenox / Phipps - if shopping is your thing, these two malls (directly across the street from each other) are for you. This is where you'll find all the upscale stuff, such as Versace, Parisian, etc.

Little Five Points - this is the haven for the bohemians, hippies, freaks and weirdos. A collection of shops, restaurants, bars, and theaters. High points include the Variety Playhouse (great place to see national touring acts), the Junkman's Daughter (thrift / retro / head
shop), Criminal Records (great CD / comic store) and the aforementioned Vortex.

Earthshaking Music - If you are a musician, or if you just love music, Earthshaking is the place to find all those instruments you can't find anywhere else. Sitars, Ouds, Chanters, Bagpipes, Shakohachis, you name it.

Mellow Mushroom Pizza - they're all over town and in several other cities in the Southeast. Great pizza - try the house special.

There are so many other things I could mention, too: the center for puppetry arts, the Margaret Mitchell house, the Atlanta Symphony, Chastain Park, Piedmont Park, Kennesaw Mountain, the world of Coca Cola, on and on - but the stuff above is MY favorite stuff to do. If you need directions or want something specific, let me know.

[Edited on 8/17/2007 by vaylor]

 

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  posted on 8/17/2007 at 11:37 AM
Great list Vaylor but I think you missed one. Every sunday night for free I might add at the NORTHSIDE Tavern this amazing blues band plays. The lead guy was friends with Duane Allman and was supposed to be dead three years ago. He plays a chicken coop drum. Warren has been down to see him and if you like the blues the place is amazing. It is a real dive blues bar.
check out their myspze www.myspace.com/thenorthsidetavern
this is the guys other band http://www.myspace.com/thecoopdaville

 

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  posted on 8/17/2007 at 01:23 PM
Thorough list Vaylor. The King Memorial is nice as well.

Dancingrl....thanks for the suggestion about the gig at Northside Tavern.

If the weather is cooler, I would definitely recommend Piedmont Park. Just spend 45-1 hour walking around the park. Go Sat morning and they have a farmer's market type setup on the 14th Street entrance. Walk around the park and then walk a block to Flying Biscuit for breakfast/brunch (skip the line and get a seat at the bar/counter). You're walking distance to the High Museum where they have a cool Liebowitz exhibit going right now....


[Edited on 8/17/2007 by hotlantatim]

 

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  posted on 8/17/2007 at 01:34 PM
Nice tips here! Have only been to Atlanta in a passing way but believe I'll keep this post for future reference! Grazie!

 

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  posted on 8/17/2007 at 03:42 PM
No no no, ignore all these things. Go to Virgiinia-Highland neighborhood, (where I live, Im a little biased) and go to Moe's N Joe's (im a regular, Im a little biased) and sit on the patio and drink bitchers of PBR for 6 bucks. And watch all the eye candy. Then go to Murphy's for Brunch, if you can get in. And when your done, swing by my house right behind Murphys for a beer on my front porch, the best front porch in all of the city...

 

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  posted on 8/17/2007 at 08:50 PM
Dark Star Orchestra is playing @Variety the night before ABB's show @Piedmont.

[Edited on 8/18/2007 by thejahpaul]

 

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  posted on 8/17/2007 at 09:38 PM
Official Hot'lanta BBQ Tour:

Fat Matt's
Maddie's
Daddy Dz
Harold's



[Edited on 8/18/2007 by nlitndrog]

 

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  posted on 8/17/2007 at 10:28 PM
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No no no, ignore all these things. Go to Virgiinia-Highland neighborhood, (where I live, Im a little biased) and go to Moe's N Joe's (im a regular, Im a little biased) and sit on the patio and drink bitchers of PBR for 6 bucks. And watch all the eye candy. Then go to Murphy's for Brunch, if you can get in. And when your done, swing by my house right behind Murphys for a beer on my front porch, the best front porch in all of the city...


Drew, you 'drink bitchers'? Better quit while ahead.

 

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  posted on 8/17/2007 at 11:32 PM
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ROFLMAO


Good one Dan...

tickled my funny bone....

 

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  posted on 8/18/2007 at 12:40 AM
Your right TanDan....its PITCHERS......and really, in all honesty, as most Atlantans on this site will tell you, get in a cab, and tell him to drop you off at the intersection of Va and Highland Ave, its the place to be......

 

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  posted on 8/20/2007 at 10:07 AM
OK, if we're going to compare neighborhoods, here's how I see it. There are the 3 major ones:

Virginia Highlands = combination of young, attractive, upwardly mobile folks and drinky locals. Shops and bars are nicer

Little 5 Points = combination of local bohemians and artists plus wanna-bes and looky-loos. Shops are more varied and stranger, but you're able to find the more esoteric stuff here (better Indian food, a real co-op grocery, biker bars, etc.)

Buckhead = the main drag where people go to show off their rides, drink and party. Typically, the music is not as good, but the eye candy can often be worth it. If you see anyone that looks like they play for the Falcons, though, it might be time to leave.

Then there are some others which I find interesting:

Poncy Highlands = better food and worse bars - more cigarette smoke. A place Tom Waits would feel at home.

East Atlanta Village = just on the other side of I-20 from Little 5 Points. More often than not, this is where the "real" artists are, as it is home to some of the lesser known but hipper establishments. Also, you haven't lived until you have had the banana pudding from Heaping Bowl and Brew

Cabbagetown = Might not be your first idea for a night out in Atlanta, but the neighborhood has such a warm, cozy, intimate feel that it often makes for a failry memorable afternoon out. Don't know that I'd want to hang around there much past 9:30pm or so, though.

Perimeter = food central. There are more restaurants (and good ones at that) in this square mile around the Perimeter Mall than probably anywhere in the South.

 
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