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Mark_Turner
08-13-2012, 04:59 PM
Here's a partial list of things to do, see, and places to eat while in Atlanta...

1. Mary Mac's Tea Room - Great southern food, and a back rub by Ms. Linda, if you are lucky. http://www.marymacs.com/
2. Krispy Kreme on Ponce De Leon, right down from Mary Mac's. http://www.krispykreme.com/home
3. The Varsity http://www.thevarsity.com/
4. Stone Mountain Park, about 30 minutes east of Atlanta. Has a great laser show at dusk. http://www.stonemountainpark.com/
5. World of Coke Museum http://www.worldofcoca-cola.com/
6. CNN tour http://www.cnn.com/tour/
7. Georgia Aquarium http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/
8. Cyclorama Civil War Museum http://www.atlantacyclorama.org/

Once you do those things, you have tasted the South.

Then...

9. The High Museum http://www.high.org
10. Atlanta Botanical Gardens http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org/
11. Six Flags, if you have family coming with you, or are taking an extra day. http://www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/index.aspx

I'll think of more and add them.

Roger_Williams
08-13-2012, 06:58 PM
What about the Discovery channel's Gallery 63 auction house? You might get on TV:D

Davison_Wheeler
08-13-2012, 10:46 PM
piedmont park as well depending on how cold/warm it is that day, great place to let kids run around and what have you. i would also say atlantic station if your up for some dinning and shopping. Possibly little 5 points if you are down for some eclectic things.

Cindi_K_McDaniel
08-14-2012, 04:01 AM
Don't forget to get some southern fried chicken while you're in town :)

Mark_Turner
08-14-2012, 12:41 PM
A side trip to the Blue Willow Inn, about 45 minutes east of Atlanta will satisfy that, and you can say you have had the best on the planet.

Ed_Sharp
10-21-2012, 08:39 PM
Thanks for the tips Mark, having your local input is a great resource for us out of towers. I have been to Atlanta once, but that was a while ago. I know the standard rules of big city survival apply, but do you have any advice about getting around and places to avoid?


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Michael_Gan
10-22-2012, 07:36 AM
My vote is for the outrageous hamburgers at the Vortex in midtown. For BBQ, I recently discovered Fat Matt's.

Oh! Best way to get to the convention from the Airport is Marta. Wish the SF Bay Area Rapid transit was this cheap.

Ed_Sharp
10-22-2012, 01:22 PM
That beats paying $25 for a shuttle, good tip. I was wondering about MARTA and if it was a good way to travel from outlying hotels to the convention center. The MARTA route goes by the hotel I am possibly staying, but I didn't know if it was safe to ride at night.

Rick_Massarini
10-22-2012, 10:17 PM
The MARTA has a station that is in the basement of the PPA headquarters building. I've been told that the convention center is not far from PPA HQ.

Mark_Turner
10-22-2012, 10:45 PM
My vote is for the outrageous hamburgers at the Vortex in midtown. For BBQ, I recently discovered Fat Matt's.

Oh! Best way to get to the convention from the Airport is Marta. Wish the SF Bay Area Rapid transit was this cheap.

Fat Matt's has some of the best local blues, too. The Vortex is the best burger around, except for a little place here in Fayetteville.

Stan_Lawrence
10-23-2012, 02:48 AM
Here's a partial list of things to do, see, and places to eat while in Atlanta...
I'll think of more and add them.

You do have a very nice airport, I spent 3 hours there Saturday.....:cool:

Mark_Turner
10-23-2012, 02:44 PM
You do have a very nice airport, I spent 3 hours there Saturday.....:cool:

Ohhh, did you get to see the smoker's aquarium?

That's the smoking room that is glassed in. You can see the nasty.

Stan_Lawrence
10-23-2012, 02:45 PM
Ohhh, did you get to see the smoker's aquarium?

That's the smoking room that is glassed in. You can see the nasty.

Dang, I knew I should have walked around more....;)

Rick_Massarini
10-24-2012, 01:06 AM
Also - don't forget about visiting Stone Mountain.

KirkDarling
10-24-2012, 12:09 PM
How does anyone have time to see or do anything outside the convention? Unless you stay for a day or two after the convention. 'Cause a day or two before the convention there's still convention stuff to do.

Mark_Turner
10-24-2012, 12:32 PM
Everything except Six Flags and Stone Mountain are very close, within a couple of miles. Those two are more for any family that might be with an attendee.

reneeharris
11-05-2012, 05:05 AM
Pitty Pat's Porch is another good place to eat.

Samantha_Larkin
11-05-2012, 04:00 PM
I just heard about Stone Mountain in church yesterday. Too funny! So, how far is it from the convention? I'm wondering the same thing as Kirk. I'm set up to take pre-convention classes...how can one see Stone Mountain too? Is there time to walk around the Expo if you're in classes all day? I hope so. Also, what kind of "deals" can I really expect on equipment...like Nikon?

Michael_Gan
11-06-2012, 07:36 PM
Near the convention for seafood is Legal Seafood. Been wanting to go to Gladys Knight's but the lines are mondo long on the weekends.

Ed_Sharp
01-11-2013, 03:49 PM
As long as I can find a slice of Pizza somewhere I will be happy.

Mark_Turner
01-11-2013, 05:14 PM
This is the best. http://rosaspizza.net/ Little known, walk in, no seating. Ask for the hot Italian sausage. It's not on the menu, and it's great.

Gregory_Aide
01-11-2013, 09:29 PM
Rosa's is fantastic! It is just a short walk from the GWCC to Broad Street. Rosa's is located on the street level of the historic Healey Building, so if you stop for pizza, cut through the lobby for a look.

Ed_Sharp
01-12-2013, 11:47 AM
Thanks, that sounds like my kind of place.