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Old 03-18-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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My wife and I are new to the area, we live in Gwinnett County and we're looking for things to do, places to visit, etc. on weekends. We haven't seen much of Georgia yet and we'd love to start exploring.

If we go into Atlanta, sure there's the Coca Cola museum.....what else is there to do in Atlanta/Atlanta area?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: a warmer place
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For a short Road trip Blue Ridge, GA it is a really pretty mountain village with a cute downtown...nice shops and restaurants.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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TAke the trilogy tour of the 3 Roswell historic homes, eat lunch on Canton Street.
CNN tour.
Hike to the top of Kennesaw Mountain.
Margaret Mitchell House tour with lunch at Mary Macs.
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Atlanta the Beautiful
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Six flags, six flags: white water, stone mountain, cyclorama, fern bank, high museum of art, underground Atlanta, friday night drags at the Atlanta motor speedway however this is in hampton, short trip to dahlonega to see where our countries first gold rush was, cnn tour(which was already stated), if you have children imagine it, georgia aquarium, centennial olympic park, there are many state parks that include everything from cloudland canyon to(i know its not really in atlanta but...) The little white house where franklyn delano roosevelt spent alot of time to "help" his polio, head to the mall of georgia, sorry for rambling on just some starters.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Snellville, GA
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The Roosevelt place mentioned by Bizurko is White Springs, GA.

There's a Puppet Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - to mention a few other things downtown.

If you're nature lovers, you're in luck as well!

Stone Mountain Park offers a lot - granite mountain climbing/walking, massive nature trail system, picnic areas, etc.

Take a trip up 985N and just keep going! Not only will you go by Tallulah Falls, but up there somewhere before Clayton is a place on the left with goats on the roof!

There's a big nature center - the Charlie Elliot Nature Center, as well as Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

Arabian Mountain is a nice park/trail area around Lithonia.

Hope you got LOTS of time to do all the things that Georgia offers - this list is gonna grow!
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta the Beautiful
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The Roosevelt place mentioned by Bizurko is White Springs, GA.

There's a Puppet Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - to mention a few other things downtown.

If you're nature lovers, you're in luck as well!

Stone Mountain Park offers a lot - granite mountain climbing/walking, massive nature trail system, picnic areas, etc.

Take a trip up 985N and just keep going! Not only will you go by Tallulah Falls, but up there somewhere before Clayton is a place on the left with goats on the roof!

There's a big nature center - the Charlie Elliot Nature Center, as well as Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

Arabian Mountain is a nice park/trail area around Lithonia.

Hope you got LOTS of time to do all the things that Georgia offers - this list is gonna grow!
the roosevelt house is actually warm springs not white springs but thanks for adding in that part.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta the Beautiful
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the atlanta zoo, panola mountain, spurlesbluff ,flint river, a lot of civil war battlegrounds, indian burial grounds indian springs (don't drink the water), lots of historic towns.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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My wife and I are new to the area, we live in Gwinnett County and we're looking for things to do, places to visit, etc. on weekends. We haven't seen much of Georgia yet and we'd love to start exploring.

If we go into Atlanta, sure there's the Coca Cola museum.....what else is there to do in Atlanta/Atlanta area?

Thanks in advance!
Do you have kids? That makes a huge difference in recommending where/what to do. Ages are important too.

With no kids, I'd rent transport and hit a 3-4 wineries around the Dahlonega area. I did this for my birthday....spent the night at a B&B and had a great time. The inlaws watched the kids.

There are many outdoorsy things to do in the North Georgia mountains. Hiking or white water rafting....or if you like driving....some of the best roads in North America.

With young kids, I would suggest the Atlanta Children's Museum for starters. The GA Aqaurium is also very nice...kids love it! This summer, go to a Braves game or the farm team in Gwinnett....convenient and affordable.

Have fun!
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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The big ones:

Aquarium

Six Flags

Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama and Zoo

Fernbank Museum (Natural History)

High Museum (Art)

Imagaine It! Museum (Children's)

Tour of the CNN center

Braves game

Canopy Walk at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (only one in the nation--you're 40 feet up!!)
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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The Dogwood Festival will be coming to Piedmont Park next month- lots of artists, food, and great people watching. Take the Marta and walk to the park. Can also go to the Botanical Garden while there.

Take the Oakland Cemetery tour and eat at Six Feet Under.

If you like flea/antique markets, once a month one of the country's largest, Scott's Market, is held down by the airport.
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