Atlanta Journals

Atlanta as Seen By a Georgia Peach

A travel journal to Atlanta by willow

Quote: As most Georgian's will agree, Atlanta is not Georgia, but an entity unto itself. While we shun the chaotic diatribe to southern culture, we grasp the importance and convenience of having a world class city among us.

Atlanta as Seen By a Georgia Peach


Atlanta has a lot to offer. Whether visiting on business or pleasure we always indulge in exciting pass-times. A few of these include visits to Six Flags Amusement Park, Stone Mountain, Fern Bank Museum, Atlanta Zoo and Atlanta Underground. We also engage in shopping marathons, taking advantage of some of the best merchandise selection and pricing available in the south. Quick Tips: We tend to seek accommodations located away from downtown. For lodging in Norcross, Morrow or Stone Mountain expect a 25-50% savings over the downtown and midtown properties.Best Way To Get Around: We drive to and around Atlanta, but the Marta rail and bus system is well developed and safe. Fares a...Read More

Holiday Inn Select

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This newly refurbished property is a gem and can compete with luxury hotels in the area for style and service. It is located on I-285 west, which puts it less than 20 miles of all major attractions of Atlanta. The rooms are furnished with refrigerator, microwave oven and a lighted work station with computer dataport. Because the property caters mostly to business travelers, the weekend rates are drastically reduced (we recently paid $35 for a king leisure suite). The onsite amenities of indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant and proximity to Atlanta attractions make it the perfect weekend hub from which to explore Atlanta. (photos enroute)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2000

Holiday Inn Select
6050 Pechtre Indstrl Blvd
Atlanta, Georgia 30071
770 448-4400

We specifically visited the museum to see the exhibit "Life and Death Under the Pharaohs" on loan from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, the Netherlands. The IMAX production "Mysteries of Egypt" was very good and certainly set the tone for the exhibit. The exhibit itself was not the cultural learning experience I had anticipated. The tour is unguided. The seemingly endless displays of scarabs, undecipherable inscriptions and mummies held little enlightenment as to what life and death under the pharaohs meant. We were herded like school children in groups of 20 to wander among the artifacts. No curator guided our tour or offered insight into the display. Cost for movie and museum was...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2000

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
+1 404.929.6300; +1