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Atlanta

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A May 2006 trip to Atlanta by cr008k

New World of Coca-Cola Photo, Atlanta, Georgia More Photos
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Atlanta

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Atlanta is a great city, especially if you visit in early summer or fall. It is a hot city- don't go in the middle of August or you won't be happy unless you like very hot weather. The hotels are not cheap, as in any big city, but you can stay a bit on the outskirts if you are looking for more of a bargain, or pay a premium to stay in the city center. Atlanta has amazing food, great hotels and lots to see. You can eat at Puff Daddy's Restaurant, get fantastic ethnic food, or eat at one of the many fine dining establishments. Restaurants range from inexpensive and fantastic creole food to five star cuisine for a plate- food for every budget.Attractions range from Underground A...Read More

Westin Peachtree Plaza

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Hotel | "Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta"

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This was a fantastic hotel. It was right on Peachtree street, which is a very central location in Atlanta—not very far from the subway and close walking distance to some of Atlanta's downtown attractions. They also included parking for those who rent cars, which I did, and they were conveniently located to the major freeways and streets in Atlanta as well (although, those of you who have been know Atlantic traffic can be scary). In regards to the hotel itself, the place was beautiful—modern, clean, well decorated, and safe. The rooms were spacious and had two very nice and comfortable double beds with nice linens and extra pillows in the closet. The beds were soft and comfortable and I got a very...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 16, 2006

Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 659-1400

Front Page News Restaurant & Patio Bar

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Restaurant | "Front Page News Restaurant & Patio Bar"

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This is a great restaurant—it has both American traditional food and also Cajun/Creole which is fantastic. The dress is casual and the place itself is pretty casual and nice—you can sit out on the patio if it is nice out, which it usually is in Atlanta, or inside the fun and casual, yet still nice and classy atmosphere. The place itself looks kind of modern and clean, almost clubby/bar like, but not too much so. It's a really fun place to go because it's lively, but not loud and you can still hear yourself talk and enjoy a nice meal. There is a great drink menu—you should try the margaritas if you like that sort of thing, but there is an option for everyone. The prices are pretty reasonabl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 16, 2006

Front Page News Restaurant & Patio Bar
351 Moreland Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
(404) 475-7777

New World of Coca-Cola

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Attraction | "World of Coca-Cola"

New World of Coca-Cola Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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The World of Coca-Cola was a great experience, a must for all visitors to Atlanta, especially if you have kids with you. It's a great way to kill an afternoon and get a little bit of history about one of America's favorite beverages. The first thing we did at the World of Coca-Cola was to take the self guided tour. The first step on the tour was Creating a Classic, where you got the history of Coke. This was more interesting then it sounds—especially because you get to see this neat sculpture and learn about how Coke is bottled. The next step was the Pause that Refreshes where you get to learn how Coke was originally made and hear some music and jingles. This is slightly annoying for adul...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 16, 2006

New World of Coca-Cola
121 Baker Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
(404) 676-5151

Underground Atlanta

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Underground Atlanta Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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Underground Atlanta is a very nice place to visit. It is quite easy to get to—it is on a metro line, there is also convenient parking, and it is located close to many of Atlanta's other main attractions. Once you are there, there is tons of stuff to do. You can visit some of the historical exhibits to learn a little bit about the history of Atlanta. There is a very nice quilt museum there, which has a number of very pretty quilts with interesting stories that go with them. There are also usually special events, and I believe you can check the online calendar to find out if there is an event going on when you are visiting—everything from traveling historical exhibits, to book signings at one of th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2006

Underground Atlanta
50 Upper Alabama St.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 523-2311

Centennial Olympic Park Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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This is a really fantastic park, right in the middle of downtown Atlanta. It can be a quiet haven, away from the hustle and bustle of the city—a great place to take a picnic lunch or stop in for a break in the midst of your touring and shopping. There also are a lot of events, concerts, festivals, and things going on there—so if you hit it at the right time, then it won't be a quiet haven but rather a bustling and entertaining outdoor venue. Either way it is beautiful. It has some Olympic history and pays homage to the Olympics that were held in Atlanta, I believe in '96? There are tons of fun fountains for kids to play in, and flowers and other pretty things, just like your regular average park. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2006

Centennial Olympic Park
285 International Blvd NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
(404) 222-7275