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Old 12-05-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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When you want to get out of Atlanta for the weekend?


It's New Orleans for me
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I moved to Atlanta this summer and while I am still enjoying exploring various neighborhoods of my new city ITP and OTP as well as the suburbs, I have been courious also where native Atlantans travel for long weekends etc.

Looking forward to visiting New Orleans sometime this coming Spring (never been there), it seems like a bit of a drive though from Atlanta (of course one can easily fly there).

How about Birmingham, Chattanooga, Athens etc.? Do native Atlantans visit those cities for long weekends? Athens sure sounds like a beautiful town, especially with the mountains nearby?
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:53 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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I just go to Lake Hartwell or to the mountains. No need to leave the state.

I'll visit friends in Athens but there's not much outside of the nightlife and UGA. I've daytripped to Chattanooga (better aquarium IMO) but never a weekend thing. Never really visited BHam besides for certain events that happen to be there.
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:54 PM
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How about Birmingham, Chattanooga, Athens etc.? Do native Atlantans visit those cities for long weekends? Athens sure sounds like a beautiful town, especially with the mountains nearby?
Yes, but I would replace Birmingham with Savannah probably and add in Asheville.

The mountains of North Georgia/Western North Carolina are also very popular, as are the panhandle beaches of Florida.

For a quick getaway, I favor a 60 minute flight to Orlando.
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I love me some mountains, looking forward to exploring the mountains come Spring.

Also can't wait to visit Savannah, I have heard it is full of historic charm and I have a thing for ghost tours/stories and such....speaking of which, another reason I want to travel to New Orleans for...

I lived in South Florida in the late 90's..early 2000's and traveled in many parts of Florida...never really cared for Orlando much (or Florida in general for that matter), more attracted to historic places and places with hills/mountains
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:03 PM
 
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Savannah. Can't beat the friendliness mixed with the constant drunkenness of the city. It's like a NOLA that doesn't suck.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: O4W
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I moved to Atlanta this summer and while I am still enjoying exploring various neighborhoods of my new city ITP and OTP as well as the suburbs, I have been courious also where native Atlantans travel for long weekends etc.

Looking forward to visiting New Orleans sometime this coming Spring (never been there), it seems like a bit of a drive though from Atlanta (of course one can easily fly there).

How about Birmingham, Chattanooga, Athens etc.? Do native Atlantans visit those cities for long weekends? Athens sure sounds like a beautiful town, especially with the mountains nearby?
Take Megabus to New Orleans. It drops you off right in the action.


Normally we go to either Savannah, New Orleans, Panama City or Myrtle Beach, Disney or North Ga to the mountains
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Old 12-05-2014, 03:19 PM
 
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For me, it's Savannah, GA., Gatlinburg, TN and Panama City Beach, FL.

I frequent those three cities the most.
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Old 12-05-2014, 04:56 PM
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I love me some mountains, looking forward to exploring the mountains come Spring.

Also can't wait to visit Savannah, I have heard it is full of historic charm and I have a thing for ghost tours/stories and such....speaking of which, another reason I want to travel to New Orleans for...

I lived in South Florida in the late 90's..early 2000's and traveled in many parts of Florida...never really cared for Orlando much (or Florida in general for that matter), more attracted to historic places and places with hills/mountains
Friends and family in Orlando. It's a actually a great city away from the attractions area. I also happen to love New Smyrna Beach, my bar-none favorite east coast Florida beach town.
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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Chattanooga is really cool (riverfront area) and it is only two hours from Atlanta, just across the GA line.
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