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Best place to take visiting guests

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1. Georgia Aquarium

You say, “All my guests arrive wanting to visit the Aquarium.”

2. Stone Mountain

3. Turner Field/Braves game

4. The Varsity

5. Oakland Cemetery


1. Georgia Aquarium

We say, “The wonders of the world’s watery depths have the power to delight both young and old, and the Georgia Aquarium, recently certified as the world’s largest by Guinness World Records, showcases them in breathtaking ways.”

2. Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District

3. Stone Mountain

4. The Sun Dial at the Westin Peachtree Plaza

5. Explore Buford Highway’s cuisine

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October 4th, 2010
1:42 pm

The Shakespeare Tavern is always a fun and unique experience.


October 4th, 2010
1:52 pm

The Atlanta History Center


October 4th, 2010
1:53 pm


October 4th, 2010
1:57 pm

Know it is a bit cheesy, but World of Coke & The Varsity are 2 of my favs. I was born here & have lived here most of my life, and those are still 2 uniquely Atlanta experiences that are fun to go & play tourist with my out-of-towners.


October 4th, 2010
2:05 pm

CNN Center – Olympic Park – The Aquarium – Stone Mtn. Park – Callaway Gardens – The Kennesaw Railroad Museum (Great Place) – & YES the Varsity is CHEESEY and Greasy too! & Savannah is a Great place too!


October 4th, 2010
2:06 pm

The Georgia Aquarium


October 4th, 2010
2:08 pm

Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant–a very cool experience for people who have never been. Go on a night that they have live music and you have time to stay for coffee after dinner.


October 4th, 2010
2:08 pm

Dekalb Farmer’s Market. Yummy and interesting too.


October 4th, 2010
2:23 pm

If you are sending...

October 4th, 2010
2:24 pm

…your guests to an aquarium, just make sure they go to Chattanooga if you want to send them to the best one…

johnny fontane

October 4th, 2010
2:26 pm

Take them to Six Flags if you never want them to come back again.

Stuck in burbs

October 4th, 2010
2:34 pm

Stone mtn,The Varsity,Braves game.

superpaul barlow

October 4th, 2010
2:37 pm

If they have kids, or love animals, you gotta go to Yellow River Game Ranch. They’ll get to feed, and pet, deer, squirrels, ducks,rabbits, sheep, donkeys, chipmunks….it always blows my away when the squirrels and chipmunks eat right out of the kid’s hands! Plus, it’s cheap – bring cut up fruits and veggies (like carrots) with you, and soon you will be the most popular visitor in the park. The animals all seem to especially like peanuts (not processed, or salted, straight out of the shell), it’s so much fun interacting with all the animals – the best kept secret in Atlanta.

Steve Smith

October 4th, 2010
2:42 pm

Havana Resturant
3979 Buford Highway #108
Atlanta, Georgia 30345
located in the Crossroads Village Shopping Center

Took two Wisconsin visitors last Wednesday, 9/29, and they loved it. As I have for the past 25 years except the few they were burned out of their HCSS location on Buford. It is better than ever.


October 4th, 2010
2:44 pm


October 4th, 2010
2:45 pm

Well duh, THE PINK PONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


October 4th, 2010
2:49 pm

I am a if I have guest / coworkers that have never been to Atlanta I take them on a tour of the city via my Honda Accord.
I start from MLK Historical site and work north up Peachtree, hit sites like underground, L5P, Midtown & Buckhead. I have a lot of ATL history in my head so I bore my guest to death with the ’significance of the part of town’ we are driving through. If my guest are eager I will cruise them up to Kennesaw and show them some of the preserved breast-works from the civil war.


October 4th, 2010
2:51 pm

…and finally we end up at Swinging Richards for a GREAT SHOW!


October 4th, 2010
2:53 pm

Chastain Park – Music, Food, Wine, Friends……at least it was in years past.


October 4th, 2010
2:53 pm

All my guests arrive wanting to visit the Aquarium


October 4th, 2010
3:01 pm



October 4th, 2010
3:09 pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden!


October 4th, 2010
3:10 pm

Six Flags, Stone Mountain, Braves Game (if in season) Callaway Gardens, Aquarium, Coca Cola Museum. The Zoo. And end the day at The Varsity

Georg M

October 4th, 2010
3:14 pm

The Cheetah, of course.


October 4th, 2010
3:28 pm

Oakland Cemetery is cool.


October 4th, 2010
3:38 pm

The Atlanta History Center.

Bobby Cox

October 4th, 2010
3:50 pm

It’s an annual event for our guests over Labor Day weekend. The Dragon-Con parade followed by ESPN Game Day at Centennial Park, and capped off with a visit to the Varsity.


October 4th, 2010
3:56 pm

To Atlantic Station for the daily shoot-out or you may get lucky and see an ATM get draged out of a building!


October 4th, 2010
3:59 pm

Atlantic Station


October 4th, 2010
4:00 pm

Little Five!


October 4th, 2010
4:02 pm

Atlanta really has nothing to offer. Savannah is cool but that is NOT Atlanta. They asked for things to take guests to in Atlanta. You could go to a Braves game and see all the fair weather fans. They like to show up when the team is doing well but the fans really don’t know anything about the sport. It’s just a “show up and be seen” event where people sit around and talk about everything except what’s going on in front of them.

Bryan G.

October 4th, 2010
4:03 pm

We took guests this weekend to the Atlanta BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station and to the World of Coke. I think everyone had a great time.


October 4th, 2010
4:05 pm


Well where else would you take someone from out of state with a name like DEAD…to a cemetary of course…im sure the DEAD would love the company


October 4th, 2010
4:08 pm

The Cyclorama! It’s specific to Atlanta, and there is not another one in Denver or Dallas,

GT Fan

October 4th, 2010
4:09 pm

I take mine to that little HS statdium on North Ave.


October 4th, 2010
4:16 pm

The Vortex in Little 5 for dinner followed by a movie at The Plaza, then breakfast at The Majestic the next morning then we drive through the valet parking at Lenox to make fun of what the girls waiting for their cars are wearing.


October 4th, 2010
4:26 pm

Krispy Kreme if the hot sign is on!


October 4th, 2010
4:35 pm

Some of my favorites include: Little Five Points (for counter-culture), Piedmont Park, Mary Mac’s (for a sample of Southern food), Westin Hotel Observation Deck (for a great skyline view of the city), Stone Mountain, Turner Field, CNN Studio Tour, the Varsity, Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Lake Lanier and Buford Dam, and the DeKalb Farmers’ Market.


October 4th, 2010
4:41 pm

The first two places I take my guests are the Sun Dial on the 72nd floor of the Westin (for drinks or food but you can pay a small fee if you don’t want to consume). From there I can give them a tour of ATL that is pretty darn unique. Also, I can see what they are gravitating toward as I point out landmarks and take them to some of those places later (that way I’m not dragging them someplace that they might have less interest).

Then I walk them down by the 104 year old Candler Building and the 113 year old Flat Iron Building to Underground (I know, I know Underground is overrated) for a specific purpose. The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau runs a little shop down there on Upper Alabama. They have brochures and employees that give great ideas for places to visits and again you can see what your guests gravitate toward. They also have a half price booth for various venues and shows.


October 4th, 2010
8:10 pm

Always to Ria’s Bluebird Cafe for breakfast and Oakland Cemetary for the afternoon.


October 5th, 2010
9:23 am

Boy Wally – You seem to have an educated and wordly view of our city! Have you ever been inside the Perimeter? So glad these open forums bring out our best and brightest!!

Wally is a Joke

October 5th, 2010
9:26 am

Wally I am sure there are plenty of great places to go squirrel hunting and catfish noodling out where you live so it’s fine if you want to stay out there.


October 5th, 2010
10:44 am

The King of Pops is always a hit with out of town guests. Happiness on a popsicle stick.


October 5th, 2010
10:45 am

One can never go wrong with Ria’s Bluebird, either.


October 5th, 2010
11:13 am

The Varsity
Whole World Theatre
Braves Game


October 5th, 2010
12:39 pm

Atlantic Station…..then Magic City ;)


October 5th, 2010
1:47 pm

a drive/walk through Oakland Cemetary. great view of the city. its quiet, not crowded, and its FREE!


October 5th, 2010
2:53 pm

Virginia Highlands

Downtown Julie Brown

October 5th, 2010
3:43 pm

I recently took a friend from out of town to All Fired Up and she loved it! It gave us a chance to talk in a fun environment and she was able to make her own unique souvenirs! I also love to take people to Food for Live Supreme and the Apache Cafe.

Ms. Culture

October 5th, 2010
11:06 pm

“Traditional”: GA Aquarium, World of Coke, Botanical Gardens, Olympic Centennial Park, MLK historical site, Stone Mountain…so many options!
“Non-traditional”: Atlanta Rocks (indoor rck climbg gym), Mayfield Dairy Plant (Braselton, GA), Air ATL helicopter tour.