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What to do in Atlanta in 1 day?

Old Jun 13, 04, 12:48 pm
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What to do in Atlanta in 1 day?

My wife and I are going to be in Atlanta on a Friday in October with little to do before a weekend of wedding events. I was thinking about checking out the Coca-Cola tour if there is one or just going to the lobby where I've been told one can get any product the company makes.

What else should we do?
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Old Jun 14, 04, 11:43 pm
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I will say do the Coke-Cola tour. It is a lot of fun. Show you the history of cokes, and even you taste most of Coke-Cola Brands all over the world. Drink as much as you want to, but should not take over 3 hours maybe even less, unless there is a long wait. After you get done there, just walk over to the underground and do some shopping.

Or

If you are young, and like the heat, and like coasters you can do Six Flags Over Georgia. It is only 15 minutes west of ATL. You will spend the entire day there.
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Old Jul 7, 04, 4:39 pm
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Some other good options:

High Museum of Art - Lots of different visual art, most of it modern, including paintings, sculpture, and an one of the finest collections of early American furniture.
www.high.org

Atlanta History Center - Great place to learn about the history of Atlanta. Some interactive stuff as well. Might be a few schoolchildren there on a Friday, but I've never seen the place overrun by them.
http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/

Zoo Atlanta - Pandas, Gorillas, Lions, and some huge turtles. There will likely be a fair number of kids there, but I guess that goes for all zoos.
http://www.zooatlanta.org/

Cyclorama - Right next to the zoo is the world's largest painting. You sit and rotate through the Battle of Atlanta. Even if you aren't into history you will find this interesting.
http://www.webguide.com/cyclorama.html

CNN Center - Mainly just a place to eat, but there is a CNN studio tour that is interesting. And if you are in this part of town, you should go eat at Ted's Montana Grill on Spring Street. Delicious bison burgers.
http://www.cnn.com/StudioTour/

Atlanta Braves - If they win their division for the 13th straight season, then they may have a playoff game the day you're in town. There will probably be plenty of seats, as most fans in my hometown suck.
http://www.atlantabraves.com

Stone Mountain - Huge natural granite outcropping that rises more than 800 feet over the surrounding area. It's a great hike that offers some interesting views. It has turned into a bit of a tourist trap ever since the state privatised it, (thank you Zell Miller) but there are still a lot of fun things to do here.
http://www.stonemountainpark.com/newsite/default.asp

There are plenty of other things to do in Atlanta, I'm sure that some research on the web will yield more. Unfortunately, the only attractions that I listed here that are accesible by subway are the High Museum and the CNN center. Everything else requires bus or car. Enjoy your stay in the ATL!
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Old Jul 8, 04, 11:19 am
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I'd add the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and Gravesite, and the Carter Presidential Library as possibilities:


http://thekingcenter.com


http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.org
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Old Jul 13, 04, 10:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Non-NonRev
I'd add the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and Gravesite

http://thekingcenter.com
yes.

Also as posted above the CNN tour we thought was very fun & interesting. Chuck is a very nice guy!

also, take in a meal at The Varsity which serves the most meals in the US per year, http://www.thevarsity.com/ or some soul food at Sylvia's http://www.sylviasatlanta.com/

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Old Aug 2, 04, 3:41 am
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I'm going to be in ATL next week, and I want to hit the Varsity, having missed it last time!
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Old Sep 17, 04, 8:07 pm
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Originally Posted by yorock
Stone Mountain - Huge natural granite outcropping that rises more than 800 feet over the surrounding area. It's a great hike that offers some interesting views. It has turned into a bit of a tourist trap ever since the state privatised it, (thank you Zell Miller) but there are still a lot of fun things to do here.
http://www.stonemountainpark.com/newsite/default.asp
Can one take the skylift to the top of stone mountain and hike down?
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"Chihuly in the Garden" is a fabulous exhibit of Dale Chihuly's works of art glass. At the the Atlanta Botanical Garden (in Midtown) through October. Check out this website for more info: http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org/chihuly/bio.htm


Originally Posted by spike74
My wife and I are going to be in Atlanta on a Friday in October with little to do before a weekend of wedding events. I was thinking about checking out the Coca-Cola tour if there is one or just going to the lobby where I've been told one can get any product the company makes.

What else should we do?
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Old Jan 13, 05, 10:45 pm
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Go to the Underground.
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Old Mar 17, 05, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Sweet Willie
Can one take the skylift to the top of stone mountain and hike down?
Willie
yes!
too bad, this post is only 6 mos too late
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Old Mar 23, 05, 5:41 pm
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Not 6 months too late for me, but perfect timing, as this time I'm the one with a wedding this weekend and consequent free day in Atlanta. Thanks for the suggestions in these posts.
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I realize this is a dated thread but for persons searching for history in Atlanta I suggest a tour of The Fabulous Fox Theatre. The name is no understatement. It was built in the 1920's and is truly a phenominal experience. Almost beyond description the stage is a castle-like structure set amongst a background and ceiling of stars (in an indoor setting). There is a saying that there is not a bad seat in the Fox. When you visit notice the BellSouth tower behind the theatre. Originally that building was to be built on the site of the Fox but there was a massive "Save the Fox" campaign in the 1970's with such supporters as The Rolling Stones responsible for saving it. When the Stones did their U.S. tour in 1981 in Orlando and New Orleans they played stadium shows with over 80,000 in attendance but in Atlanta in 1981 and 1978 they did only one show at the 3,900 seat Fox Theatre.
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Old Mar 29, 05, 1:09 am
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CNN is really good, so is Coke. But if you want to get somethinh special you can also go to http://www.accessatlanta.com/events/...nts/index.html
for special events.
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I spent hours at the Carter Presidential Library.
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Old Apr 2, 05, 6:48 pm
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CNN
High Museum
Coke
Underground
Zoo
Stone Mountain (Should be beautiful that time of the year)

Meal Choices - Varsity
Pitty Pats Porch (lots of tradtional southern (obscure) dishes
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