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Old 09-05-2015, 02:10 PM
 
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Hi All,

I will be visiting Atlanta this month and will come in on a Tuesday and leave on a Wednesday. Short answer as to why it's so short is I found a really cheap airfare on those two days, and it's also my two days off from work. As is, I plan on staying in the Little Five Points area and I'd like to see the World of Coca-Cola and perhaps see a Braves game.

On that note, it'll be just me visiting. I am a male who will be looking for an area to stay that is pedestrian and overall safe. After researching, it seems LFP could be a neat place to stay overnight. If I did go to the Braves game, would it be safe taking the MARTA back to LFP? Or is it best just to Uber it from the stadium? I've heard online that during game times the area is safe, but at other times it's not the best place to be in.

Also, I am open to suggestions as to what to do during my trip. I arrive at 2:15p and leave the next day around 4p. I do like Americana things, so I think if I saw the World of Coca-Cola, that could be neat.

I don't have to see a Braves game, I just threw it out there as a suggestion and am open to doing other fun things in ATL.

Thanks!

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Old 09-05-2015, 02:47 PM
 
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CNN headquarters are in downtown Atlanta. They give behind-the-scenes tours of the studios that are pretty neat.
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Old 09-05-2015, 03:13 PM
 
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CNN headquarters are in downtown Atlanta. They give behind-the-scenes tours of the studios that are pretty neat.
Thanks! Ok, that could be cool (and neat) to see!
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Old 09-05-2015, 03:22 PM
 
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If you like history, see the Cyclorama, an in-the-round painting of the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War. Very dramatic, and now a piece of history itself. It's not too far from the zoo, which features pandas.

The Atlanta Aquarium is fairly centrally located, and is outstanding. So is the Arboretum, in Piedmont Park in Midtown. If you are a reader or movie buff, check out the Margaret Mitchell House (really an apartment, restored to look just as it did in MM's day) and museum, about five minutes from the Arboretum, also in Midtown, so a visit to both is easy.

Of course, the Martin Luther King Memorial (and museum) is a major draw, and isn't too far away from this area, in Sweet Auburn.

Or if you just want to be a kid again, there's always Six Flags, just west of town off the Interstate. Stone Mountain is in the other direction, east of town, and can easily occupy a morning or afternoon, though travel time would need to be factored for both Six Flags and Stone Mountain.

Lots to see and do in Atlanta - have fun!
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Old 09-05-2015, 04:22 PM
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If you like history, see the Cyclorama, an in-the-round painting of the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War. Very dramatic, and now a piece of history itself. It's not too far from the zoo, which features pandas.
Craig, the Cyclorama has closed. They are in the process of dismantling it, preparing for it's move to the Atlanta History Center. It will be restored and housed in a beautiful new addition.

http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/...anta-cyclorama

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Old 09-05-2015, 05:18 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies! Ok then, I'll keep those things in mind, they sound fun!

Also, I know that ATL is known for it's "soul food," are there any mom & pop shops which are good to eat at? Obvious answer is yes, but any suggestions are appreciated!

Thx!
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Old 09-05-2015, 05:42 PM
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Thanks for the replies! Ok then, I'll keep those things in mind, they sound fun!

Also, I know that ATL is known for it's "soul food," are there any mom & pop shops which are good to eat at? Obvious answer is yes, but any suggestions are appreciated!

Thx!
This is an interesting new list, with some surprises to me:

https://foursquare.com/top-places/at...od-restaurants

We have a lot of little neighborhood places, so others will hopefully chime in. While not particularly a 'soul food' place, my personal overall Southern favorite is the Colonnade. They've been in business since the late 1920's.

Colonnade Restaurant - 97 Photos - Southern - Morningside / Lenox Park - Atlanta, GA - Reviews - Menu - Yelp
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Old 09-05-2015, 05:47 PM
 
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Try staying in Midtown instead. Its more walkable and you will have access to more things.

Cheetah, Follies or Pink Pony- Go during the day for great food and exotic dancing.

Beltline - Walk the Eastside Trail portion of the Beltline. While on the trail check out Krog St Market for a quick meal and stop by Inman Park and to Piedmont Park.

Bars - Check out Crescent Ave and Buckhead Bar District at night.
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:08 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies! Ok then, I'll keep those things in mind, they sound fun!

Also, I know that ATL is known for it's "soul food," are there any mom & pop shops which are good to eat at? Obvious answer is yes, but any suggestions are appreciated!

Thx!
Check out the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. It's near the MLK Historic site and has been open since the early 1900's. There is direct access from the (free) Atlanta streetcar. They have a bunch of food stalls in there and some excellent soul food (among other types of food). Also, lots of dessert stalls to choose from.
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:42 PM
 
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This is an interesting new list, with some surprises to me:

https://foursquare.com/top-places/at...od-restaurants

We have a lot of little neighborhood places, so others will hopefully chime in. While not particularly a 'soul food' place, my personal overall Southern favorite is the Colonnade. They've been in business since the late 1920's.

Colonnade Restaurant - 97 Photos - Southern - Morningside / Lenox Park - Atlanta, GA - Reviews - Menu - Yelp
Thanks, I love historic places to dine at! The Colonnade seems like it'd be worth a visit! I'll also check out the list from Foursquare!

Thanks again!
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