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  • Eight Things To Do When Visiting Atlanta, Ga

    Nov 8, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The hometown of mrroland; An eclectic mix of things for you to do
    Cons: Excepting The Very Hot Summers (and traffic), not a one

    Summary: Having grown up in Atlanta, I believe I am qualified to recommend  a few different things to do--that the whole family can enjoy--should you ever (and, you should) decide to visit the Capital of Georgia and Home of the 1996 Summer ... read more

  • World of Coca-Cola - loved it!

    Jul 6, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Movie, fun place, lots of memorabilia
    Cons: Expensive

    Summary: My family and I went to the World of Coca-Cola in the fall of 2007 and had a great time. It was a little more expensive than I had anticipated, but once we were inside we agreed that it was worth it. I also wasn’t sure that my kids would like it, since ... read more

  • One week in Atlanta : Tips and major sights

    Jan 31, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, world-class museums, nice weather.
    Cons: Hard to get around without a car.

    Summary: I recently visited Atlanta for the second time, after spending two years in school there, in the late 1990's. Here is a list of popular sights, suggestions and comments that might serve you for planning a weekly (more or less) vacation in the capital ... read more

  • Atlanta: Boom or Bust?

    Sep 16, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to drive around. Hot girls, good music.
    Cons: Traffic, not ready for population boom

    Summary: I came to Atlanta in the summer of 2005 for college. I attend Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta and so far school has been a pleasurable experience. As for the city itself I could sum it up by saying after one year here you've pretty much done ... read more

  • Hotlanta...

    Oct 30, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Just about everything
    Cons: Summertime heat is killer!!

    Summary: Atlanta rocks. Plain and simple. Ive been to Atlanta 6 times and have loved it each and every time. Im a huge music fanatic and Atlanta has some of the best independant musicians out there. Ive been to major sporting events in Atlanta as well ... read more

  • Heres Whats Really In Atlanta

    Mar 10, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Six Flags, Malls, Coke Cola Tour, Cnn tour lots of things to do
    Cons: Their are quite a few cons but quite a few of pros as well.

    Summary: This city is weird you wonder is it growing or is the downtown area not growing and its just strictly surburban areas growing. With that being said. Atlanta has become the Major city for the south. Any person in the south will tell you these things if ... read more

  • Welcome to Atlanta where the homeless sleep.

    Jun 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots to do.
    Cons: Roads are confusing and can lead you into the ghetto. Lots of homeless people.

    Summary: I first went to Atlanta in the beginning of 2001 for my girl scout troops end of the year trip. Our ... read more

  • Eat a Peach

    Oct 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice architecture, good family activities, generally friendly service
    Cons: Too hot and too many one way streets

    Summary: Having recently spent a week in Atlanta for a wedding, I enjoyed my time in the city, especially the air conditioned parts thereof. As a roller coaster junkie, my favorite attraction of Atlanta is nearby Six Flags over Georgia, where my Six ... read more

  • Atlanta - not bad really

    Jul 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many beautiful trees. Good roads. Lots of things to do.
    Cons: Traffic. Summer heat. Southern charm lost.

    Summary: At the outset, I must mention that I am not a native Atlantan, but my sister lives there, so I have visited it several times at different times of the year. Atlanta, like most large areas, has a little of everything. The good: lots of lush ... read more

  • MARTA BUS AND RAIL - THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY

    Jun 2, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Trains are FAST and stations have FREE parking
    Cons: Bus Service is SLOW shuts down around midnight then you have to drive or walk

    Summary: INTRODUCTION Atlanta's MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) System helps residents and visitors of Atlanta to move quickly and easily around the Atlanta Central Business District. Contrary to all of the "SUBURBAN ... read more

  • Worth a Visit

    Apr 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great parks, world class zoo, great shopping
    Cons: humid in summer, traffic

    Summary: I have lived in Atlanta for the past few years, and I recommend the city to anyone looking for a modern city with old southern charm. If you want to live like an 1920's Hollywood star, the Georgian is the place to stay. Legends like Clark Gable stayed ... read more

  • Downtown in August (CNN, Coke, Underground)

    Aug 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: CNN Studio Tours, World of Coke, Underground, Olympic Park
    Cons: Parking fees, traffic, attractions close by 6pm on weekends

    Summary: After relocating to Atlanta over 4 years ago, we only realized we had not seen most of the sights until we had family from out of state visit us. We had only been to: - Stone Mountain - CNN Studio VIP Tour - Underground - ... read more

  • Atlanta: How Can Jesus Be Lost With So Many Churches to Choose From? *

    Jun 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots to see and do
    Cons: too many churches?

    Summary: During my latest trip to Atlanta, I was stopped outside of a Marta station and I was asked where a particular church was located. Ten minutes later, as my husband and I waited for his cousin to meet us, another gentleman asked us for directions to a ... read more

  • Atlanta's Natural Side

    Jun 15, 2001 by
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    Pros: Lots to do, great climate, good restaurants and shopping.
    Cons: Traffic, pollution

    Summary: I've lived in Atlanta two separate times in my adult life. The first time I moved there in 1988-1992 and then again between 1996-1999. I can look at it through two different perspectives, having lived there and vacationed there as well. I love ... read more

  • Fatlanta

    May 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Greater Atlanta Area
    Cons: The City of Atlanta

    Summary: There are many appealing things about Georgia. However, Atlanta is not one of them. For a city of this size, it should have more to offer. The cut and dry of it is that Atlanta lacks depth. There aren’t many things that I could think of, ... read more

  • Atlanta's Beautiful!!!!!

    Apr 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful,Stone Mountain State Park,Atlanta Underground,Very Historical
    Cons: None

    Summary: I went to Atlanta in March and one of the first things I noticed was that everybody is so nice and most of the hotels are very nice.Once you get to Atlanta there's many things to do.You can go to Stone Mountain State Park in the 18th century train ... read more

  • Welcome to Atlanta! Now Get Lost!

    Mar 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful city, lots to do
    Cons: Easy to get lost, highways are confusing

    Summary: A few weeks ago I had to go to Atlanta for some training. My hotel was about 30 miles north of the airport and my training was in a hotel about 20 miles north of my hotel. This meant a lot of time spent in my car. Unfortunately, it meant about 4-5 hours ... read more

  • Underground Atlanta

    Dec 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great shopping, great nightlife and parties
    Cons: not for children at night, crowded

    Summary: *This is a resending of a review I wrote when Epinions froze causing some of the review not to go through.* Underground Atlanta has a plethora of shopping establishments just waiting for an eager consumer to come and indulge. How many ... read more

  • The World Of Coca-Cola

    Dec 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cute souvenirs, interesting history
    Cons: advertisements are all you see basically

    Summary: Located in Underground Atlanta, The World of Coca-Cola is the end-all-be-all of beverage advertising. First off a little history on Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola was first invented by a pharmacist named Dr. John Pemberton in 1886. He was trying to ... read more

  • Hmmm... "Arm Pit Of The South"?

    Dec 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Location to other area attractions. Not far from mountains or coast.
    Cons: Traffic, air quality, lack of inner-city attractions.

    Summary: For anyone who has read other reviews I've done, you'll find this one to be rather vague and "harsh". It's a bit long-winded, too. I apologize. As a matter of fact, to some who have written other reviews about Atlanta, they'll probably label ... read more

  • The Atlanta History Center

    Dec 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: informative, beautiful Swan House, tours given
    Cons: -n/a

    Summary: The Atlanta History Center is located off West Paces Ferry Road in Northeast Atlanta. It takes about two or three hours to see everything it has to offer, and that is if you don't go to the Swan House's servants quarters for concessions. ... read more

  • A New York Deli/Cafe in Atlanta (well, in Decatur anyway)

    Dec 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, GREAT bread
    Cons: Still a little too new and plastic atmosphere

    Summary: Sonny's on Ponce (7am to 8pm EVERY day) 265 Ponce de Leon Place Decatur, GA 30031 (404)687-8881 phone (404)687-8864 fax The "Pastrami King" is in Decatur. Sonny's on Ponce opened in September, in a new building just off ... read more

  • The Cyclorama in Atlanta

    Nov 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: historical, interesting
    Cons: niche trip

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsThe Atlanta Cyclorama houses "The Texas". "The Texas" is the locomotive that chased "The General", another locomotive, in the Civil War episode that inspired ... read more

  • Atlanta's 7 Stages puts on a show to remember

    Nov 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful theater, nice facilities, fantastic people
    Cons: Hard to find

    Summary: Review Topic:  EntertainmentI made my second visit to Atlanta this past year and was fortunate enough to be there over a weekend, meaning I got to indulge in my favorite recreation—visiting the theater. Every theater ... read more

  • The High Museum of Art in Midtown

    Nov 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: nice architecture, great special exhibits
    Cons: permanent collection is small

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsNestled in the midst of Midtown you will find Atlanta's answer to the arts. Midtown is a business district just north of the downtown area and south of the trendy Buckhead district. ... read more

  • Great city, lots to do, but plan ahead!

    Nov 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great attractions, friendly people for the most part, and good transportation system
    Cons: It can be a little confusing and frustrating if it's you're first time there

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewAtlanta, GA is a beautiful city. It's surrounded by trees and mountains. As soon as you see the city, you're awed into silence by the buildings and sites. However, it's not unlike any other major city ... read more

  • Living in Atlanta

    Nov 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of Entertainment; Great Weather
    Cons: Traffic; Cost of Living; Superficial "feel"

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewI lived in Atlanta in 1997-1999. There are a lot of things that I enjoy about Altanta, but there are also some things that I'm not crazy about as well. The Good: + Plenty of ... read more

  • Virginia Highlands

    Nov 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Shopping, restaurants, bars, and more!
    Cons: Can get pricey, best in warm, mild weather

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsOkay everyone, I will share to you Atlanta's best kept secret-Virginia Highlands. The Highlands is basically a neighborhood, close to Piedmont Park and the Midtown area, and reminiscent of ... read more

  • Atlanta is Astounding

    Oct 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: SPORTS, STONE MOUNTAIN, SIX FLAGS, GREAT CITY!!!
    Cons: none

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & Attractions ATLANTA HAS EVERYTHING!! Atlanta is an uptempo city with anything anyone could ever ask for. Atlanta has great sports teams and arenas / stadiums, great entertainment, and well known ... read more

  • Boy’s night out: The Cheetah Club!

    Oct 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great music, good food, attentive service
    Cons: Hard to find -- surrounded by one-way streets! Steep drink prices.

    Summary: Review Topic:  EntertainmentAn Atlanta Tradition As Atlanta natives know (and business travelers learn), The Cheetah, located at 887 Spring Street in downtown Atlanta, has made a name for itself as a ... read more

  • The Mall of Georgia - OH MY GOSH...

    Sep 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: Nothing

    Summary: Review Topic:  ShoppingThose were my exact words when I walked into the newly built Mall of Georgia. I mean, I have done some shopping in my life, but this was far better than any mall I have been shopping in. I have been to ... read more

  • Atlanta - Leave it!

    Aug 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pretty, clean and warm
    Cons: Few cabs, airport too big and unmanageable, not much to do inside the city

    Summary: Atlanta may be the capital of the New South, but it's got a long way to catch up with its northern cousins like Chicago and New York. I have relatives in Atlanta and it pains me everytime I think of traveling through Hartsfield Airport. The Airport is ... read more

  • What to Do with a Dead Body - or "Art Southern Style

    Aug 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The most hilarious exhibition you'll ever see
    Cons: Sometimes reminds you of a junk yard

    Summary: By the wondrous ways of the Internet I made a number of friends over time. Okay, I should probably rather call them acquaintances since I really don’t know an awful lot about most of them other than what they chose to reveal via e-mail. One exception ... read more

  • Stone Mountain A Day of Fun

    Aug 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Exciting Adventures
    Cons: Not well known

    Summary: For those with extra time in Atlanta a drive to beautiful Stone Mountain is very much in order. The park features the largest reief carving in the world. Over 3200 acres of magnificent park side to explore and have fun at. A spectacular adventure is ... read more

  • Best place to raise a family!

    Aug 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Never-ending list of things to do.
    Cons: High-traffic.

    Summary: As a child growing up in Atlanta ( Suburbs ) you really don't realize how good you have until you move away, and become a child elsewhere. When you live in Atlanta all of your life you think - all - of the places you end up living will have wonderful ... read more

  • Hotlanta: The Temperature in Hell is 1000 Degrees!

    Aug 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Baseball, Food, Music
    Cons: Olympic t-shirts, segregation, tourist horses

    Summary: I wrote this after a three day trip to Atlanta to see the Braves lose two out of three to the Dodgers. Actually the baseball games were secondary to the phenomena of Lil' Abner goes to the big city. I'm sure I gave myself away by walking around with my ... read more

  • Turner Field- Boy is it Green!!!

    Aug 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Baseball Purity in a Modern Setting
    Cons: Parking is distant.

    Summary: The last time I attended a Braves home game, sonetime around '97, it was in the old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Though not a complete pig sty, it was an aging dinosuar (Built in 1965 at a fiscally responsible three million) saddly reminesent of ... read more

  • The City I Visit With Hesitation

    Jul 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Olympics were AWESOME!
    Cons: Without the world watching, the streets are dirty and thieves abound.

    Summary: The first time I actually spent time in Atlanta was in 1996, when my family and I were fortunate enough to attend the Olympic Games. What fun we had! Perhaps we had so much fun because the city was absolutely bubbling over with excitement ... read more

  • Home Sweet Home

    Jul 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: hospitality at its best
    Cons: hot hot hot

    Summary: Being a resident of the Metro Atlanta area for some 28 years now, I know for sure there is no place that I would rather be. To the casual non-resident observer, Atlanta may seem like a "small town" with not a whole lot going on. However, once ... read more

  • #1 Capital

    Jul 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many things to do, you won't be bored
    Cons: Traffic and CAN BE expensive

    Summary: There are many things to do in Atlanta. When I went there, I went to Coca-Cola Factory and Stone Mountain Park. You get to tour and taste cokes from all over the world. The best time to go to Stone Mountain would be Fall or spring because the weather ... read more

  • Great City to Live In ... Not So Great to Visit

    Jul 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap living, usually good weather, nice people
    Cons: Not much excitement or attraction for visitors

    Summary: I loved Atlanta when I lived there, moving right before the Olympics in 1996 until last summer. The cost of living is fairly inexpensive for a big city, the weather is generally nice, and the pace of life isn't bad. However, some of the more ... read more

  • The Olive Bistro

    Jun 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap and delicious Mediterranean cuisine, great service
    Cons: none

    Summary: Nestled between The Variety Playhouse and Seven Stages Theater, the Olive Bistro is conveniently located in the heart of Little Five Points. The small storefront is easy to miss, even after a recent expansion into the space formerly occupied by the ... read more

  • "Hotlanta" It Certainaly Is

    Jun 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots to do
    Cons: sprawling, traffic

    Summary: Atlanta is commonly known as "Hotlanta" and this city, the largest city and the capital of Georgia does live up to its name. First off it does get scorching hot down there in the summertime, one reason why it deserves that nickname. Temps can ... read more

  • Atlanta, Best Vacation Spot In The States!!!!!!!!

    Jun 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great vacation spot....
    Cons: prices of merchandise....

    Summary: I love Atlanta, it is the best place to visit in Georgia. They have many things to do there. I just went to Atlanta and I had a great time. It was a wonderful experience. In Atlanta I went to The CNN center with my family. It was a ... read more

  • Coca Cola Museum

    Jun 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fun, lots of history, air conditioned
    Cons: weird hours, get crowded

    Summary: Atlanta is the birth Place of Coca Cola, and they have a fantastic, interactive museum to tell you all about their past, present and future! The whole building is air conditioned and is kept ice cold. Plan to do the coke museum on a hot ... read more

  • Great City, Rude People

    Jun 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: tons of stuff to do
    Cons: Atlantans

    Summary: I despise Atlanta. First of all, tourists should not come down to Atlanta expecting warm Southern hospitality. Atlantans are generally rude people. I speak from experience - I used to live in Georgia and spent alot of time in Atlanta. ... read more

  • Agatha's - a Taste of Mystery

    Jun 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Loads of fun, easy parking
    Cons: need advance reservations

    Summary: Get ready to laugh until you hurt! From the moment you walk into the small dining area and receive your new identity to the time you say goodbye to everyone you met, you will have a blast. Agatha’s has to be the best dinner theater I have been to. I ... read more

  • The Hooch Golf Club

    Jun 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good short course, pretty well maintained
    Cons: a bit expensive for a short course

    Summary: Many a day my usual foursome has skipped out of work early for a quick 18 at the Hooch. And quick it can be, I think our record is two and a half hours. At a par 61 4101 yards, they have cut out all the par fives (and my best chance at birdie) and ... read more

  • Mystery Valley Golf Course

    Jun 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great course for the price. Allows private coolers
    Cons: Cash only

    Summary: One of the areas better municipal golf courses, Mystery Valley is a great way to play a top notch course without spending top dollar. Being located just minutes from Stone Mountain Park makes this course very accessible to most of Metro Atlanta and ... read more

  • A good getaway destination

    Jun 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of things to in Atlanta
    Cons: smog!

    Summary: I used to live in Atlanta, and would like to say to anyone interested in visiting that you may do good to choose a hotel located in the Midtown/Downtown area that is close to a MARTA. Many of the local attractions may be accessed with MARTA, and that ... read more

  • FANTASTIC!

    Jun 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great city, great attractions, great people, very attactive...
    Cons: Can be very hot in the summer months...

    Summary: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines fantastic as very good of its kind : eminently good . Everything about Atlanta passes this definition's test. I gave this attraction a 8+ out of 10. Background: ... read more

  • Have you visited the Peanut State?

    Jun 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The party place of the south!
    Cons: Traffic can be bad!

    Summary: Throughout the 1980's and 1990's things looked mostly bad for American cities. I originally moved to Atlanta, Georgia during the mid 1990's. While in the Air Force I had the opportunity to travel to various cities in the United States including San ... read more

  • I mixed business with pleasure! (and loved it!)

    Jun 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Public transportation and fabulous sights!
    Cons: Heavy traffic and a long distance trip (for me)

    Summary: *note*: *I had trouble submitting this opinion into the right category and so deleted the first review. It is now posted in the category it belongs in with a few changes.* Last Summer I visited Atlanta, Georgia on a business trip for my ... read more

  • Georgia on my Mind

    May 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Too many to list
    Cons: Traffic is heavy

    Summary: Atlanta is a great town, has to be the best city in the south. I lived in Atlanta, actually Roswell, for about a year, trying desperately to get back! Baseball, football, basketball, hockey for the sports fans. Most concerts worth seeing come to Atlanta, ... read more

  • One of my Favorite Cities in the World!

    May 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly, convenient, inexpensive
    Cons: None more than any big city

    Summary: I have been to Atlanta about 10 times now in my life. I've gone on a couple of business trips there, I've gone to visit some family we have that lives there now, and I've gone to the two biggest things to happen in the town in recent years: the ... read more

  • Atlanta Rocks!!!!

    May 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great vacation place
    Cons: nothing

    Summary: I went to Atlanta last year with my boyfriend and let me just tell you, it is gorgeous. We stayed in the Buckhead area, which is full of restaurants, bars, and little shops..it is good if you enjoy nightlife. We stayed at a Radisson there which was okay. ... read more

  • Please! For the love of god! Don't move here!

    May 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: nice place to visit
    Cons: you wouldn't wanna live here

    Summary: You must excuse me. Right now I am angry. First of all, let me say that Atlanta does have a lot to offer. A cultural mecca, yeah. Great sports, okay. Trendy restaurants and snooty shopping, of course. But let me ask you: is it really worth it? I live in ... read more

  • Coca Cola Lovers Dream

    May 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: All you can Drink Coke Products near the end of the tour
    Cons: Crowds

    Summary: Did you know that the majority of Fortune 500 companies have their head offices in Atlanta? This bustling city has come a long way from a railroad crossing in the last 150 years! Coca Cola has it's head office near downtown Atlanta and it's a ... read more

  • From the Ashes....Atlanta has Risen

    May 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful people, history
    Cons: Traffic, pollution

    Summary: Over and over again, I hear the city of Atlanta raked over the coals for a variety of reasons. However, every time I leave the city I realize once again why Atlanta is such a great place to live, and why I really could care less about living anywhere ... read more

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden

    May 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful, peaceful and refreshing
    Cons: you can't bring a picnic

    Summary: Atlanta is fortunate to have large trees and old historic shrubs in an urban setting. The Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) offers a nice get-away for the garden enthusiast. ABG is a nice, quiet spot in the middle of a sprawling city. ABG is ... read more

  • Atlanta is a Peach of a City

    Apr 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean city, slow pace
    Cons: summer heat

    Summary: I recently visited one of my closest friends who lives outside the city of Atlanta. I travelled there in March and for the most part the weather was very nice. A few showers but nothing like the unbearable heat she said they have during the summer. ... read more

  • Fabulous Fox Theatre: Atlanta's Only Remaining Movie Palace

    Apr 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: historic theatrical venue
    Cons: lots of steep stairs (but most areas handicapped accessible)

    Summary: ***(This is a revised and expanded repost of a previous review.)*** While visiting Atlanta (or even if you are a long-time resident) be sure and visit Atlanta's only remaining movie palace. Whether you are a movie buff, opera ... read more

  • The Blue Willow Inn True Southern Cooking in Social Circle

    Apr 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great food, gorgeous setting
    Cons: need a car to get there

    Summary: Since The Blue Willow Inn is not listed under the restaurant section, I had to create an entry. This restaurant is a must see for all travellers trying to get a real taste of the South. Whenever I have out of town guest who have never been to ... read more

  • Atlanta, what a great place to be!

    Apr 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great place to Live
    Cons: Traffic on Interstates

    Summary: Over the past twenty five years, I have been to Atlanta, Georgia many times and I've always spent my time downtown at the Peachtree Plaza hotel, Underground Atlanta, the state capitol building area, or other close in tourist/entertainment sites. ... read more

  • Driving Miss (or in) Atlanta

    Mar 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You can get to places - Public transport is NOT good.
    Cons: You might die in the long run. Or at least have some serious repairs to pay for.

    Summary: If you are planning on coming to Atlanta, you're going to have to rent a car. Public transportation here, though not nonexistant, is sparse and difficult to really understand. And, since the city is so big, and there are so many things to do and places ... read more

  • Dekalb International Farmer's Market! A world of foods!

    Mar 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fresh fruits and vegetables, great variety, foreign foods
    Cons: no coca cola--remember this is Atlanta we must have it to survive!

    Summary: My favorite place to shop in Atlanta is the DeKalb Farmer's Market located at 3000 E. Ponce de Leon. You will be greeted at the entrance with a colorful sign reading "An International World of Food." This truly is a place where all cultures ... read more

  • Underwhelmed by Underground Atlanta

    Mar 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Some light bits of history
    Cons: Same old corporate mall stores as in every mall

    Summary: Underground Atlanta is promoted using its historical background to distinguish it from being just another mall. Apparently, Underground Atlanta's origins are from when the numerous railroad tracks in the central area of the city congested so much that ... read more

  • Margaret Mitchell House: A piece of Gone With the Wind

    Mar 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: interesting, easy to park,
    Cons: special interest kind of tour

    Summary: I was recently charmed by a tour of the Margaret Mitchell House. A friend was visiting from Los Angeles and she wanted to see many sights. Having grown up in the suburbs, I am familiar with all that Atlanta has to offer. I had visited everyplace on her ... read more

  • ATLANTA: Something for Everyone!

    Mar 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Shopping, Dining, Entertainment, great place to raise a family
    Cons: Traffic, Taxes, Crime

    Summary: Over the course of the last 3 years, we have moved around the southeast, covering four states, including Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida. This review will be the first of four installments covering our continuing journey. Our ... read more

  • I loved the airport here!

    Feb 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A nice place to visit
    Cons: Traffic, traffic, traffic!

    Summary: And I also loved the train system. I forget what it is called now, but it traveled from the airport, all the way to the hotel I was staying at in Atlanta, and then it also went off on a few other branches. My recommendation to those traveling ... read more

  • Big city with small town feel

    Feb 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful city, full of history.
    Cons: Every street seems to be a peachtree something.

    Summary: First, I am a GWTW fan so when my husband and I had the chance to live in a Northeastern suberb of Atlanta (Norcross) for a couple of months, we jumped on it. I read the book so much that I already felt like I knew the city. We moved there ... read more

  • Antique Atlanta

    Feb 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: convenient location, funky shops
    Cons: prices can be higher in an urban area

    Summary: Are you looking for the best places to Antique in Atlanta? Try some of these: Chamblee, located Northeast of Atlanta inside the Perimeter, has a diverse, thriving ethnic business district where you can find any number of antique shops, ... read more

  • See Gay Atlanta!

    Feb 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many options, and the best country bars!
    Cons: Not much else of interest in Atlanta...

    Summary: I visited Atlanta this past summer and I was pleasantly surprised by it's vibrant an unique gay nightlife... Most of the clubs that guides call "the best" are mere sleazy bars that try to be something that you would find in NYC, LA ... read more

  • SUPERBOWL in MY backyard!

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The weather is beautiful MOST of the time!
    Cons: We're growing too fast!

    Summary: The Superbowl isn't the only game in town! Atlanta has so much to offer a new visitor or a long time resident. I've lived in Georgia (40 minutes north of Atlanta), for the last 13 years. When I decided to move down south from my home state of ... read more

  • Hot and Humid

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Universities and libraries with Internet located close to downtown
    Cons: hot, criminal, ugly

    Summary: I've had several trips to Atlanta, about three, to be exact, and all of those times I didn't excatly like the city. Maybe it was because I am just not used to Southern weather, maybe it's because I experienced some culture shock, maybe it's because I ... read more

  • Adventure in Atlanta

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots to do..easy transportation..Fun place
    Cons: None on this trip

    Summary: Last summer my grandson and I went with my husband on one of his business trips to Atlanta. Since my husband was gone during the day, we had each day to ourselves and were bound and determined to make the most of it....and make the most of it, we did! ... read more

  • Atlanta - Great vacation spot

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great attractions
    Cons: traffic

    Summary: Atlanta is a great city, which is growing everyday. The city has so much to offer. Whether you like sports, shopping, theme parks, historical places, or just to relax, Atlanta is the place to be. I live about 90 miles south of Atlanta so I go there quite ... read more

  • Hairiest Mayor I've Ever Seen!

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sports (4 Teams,SUPER BOWL, Olympics), History
    Cons: Ugly Mayor

    Summary: Atlanta is a playground with a host of places to visit, including amusement parks, four major professional sports teams and multiple sporting events, a zoo, historical sites, 130 retail centers, 41 golf courses, and 54 public parks. But who's ... read more

  • Marta Makes it Easy

    Jan 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick, convenient, friendly, inexpensive, beat traffic
    Cons: n/a

    Summary: For $1.50, you can pretty much get to anything good in Atlanta. The MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) system has Atlanta down pat. Want to go to an Atlanta Hawks or Atlanta Thrashers' Game? Marta's train takes you right to the arena. How ... read more

  • Tennessee

    Jan 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Libertyland
    Cons: none

    Summary: Tennessee is a great place to take your children. Take them to Libertyland. It's affordable and worth it. Libertyland is huge, exciting, filled with enjoyable rides and has great food. If your kids loved the fair, this place is three fairs in one. I went ... read more

  • fun place for big kids

    Jan 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: All day fun
    Cons: none at this time

    Summary: When i went to six flags, i went to the one in Gurnee Mills,IL.It was so great. It was non stop action all day. This theme park is not just for the little ones it is designed for all ages. Everyone has a ride that they can ride on. It also fun for the ... read more

  • The things that make America unique

    Jan 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great American city!
    Cons: Too hot in summer

    Summary: Any review about Atlanta is bogus unless the first thing mentioned is Stone Mountain. Sixteen miles east of town is the largest exposed piece of granite in the world, known as Stone Mountain. On the side of the mountain is the Confederate War ... read more

  • Hidden Atlanta: American Museum of Papermaking

    Jan 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fascinating, educational museum
    Cons: limited hours, must make arrangements ahead of time for guided tours

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsThe Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking located at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology on 10th Street, adjacent to the Georgia Tech Campus, is one of Atlanta's ... read more

  • Atlanta's Hidden Treasure for Sports Fans

    Jan 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fascinating displays of sports history and trophies
    Cons: you probably need to be a sports fan to get the most enjoyment

    Summary: While visiting Atlanta, fans of intercollegiate athletics may want to stop by the Edge Intercollegiate Athletic Center on the Georgia Tech campus. Located at the corner of Techwood and Bobby Dodd Way, and adjacent to Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant ... read more

  • The Heart of Atlanta

    Jan 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: So much to do.
    Cons: Summer temps

    Summary: Why would anyone want to go to Atlanta? No beach, no resorts... Well, although Atlanta may offer none of the above, it offers so much more. Some include: Cyclorama, CNN, Coca Cola, Underground Atlanta (aka - shopping galore), The birth house of the ... read more

  • Atlanta What A Good City

    Dec 30, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of things to do.
    Cons: Traffic

    Summary: I live in Atlanta, GA. It is a very nice city. There are plenty of things to do in Atlanta. You could go to Six Flags, the big theme park in Atlanta. There is White Water, a big water park in Atlanta. Underground Atlanta is always a fun place to go. ... read more

  • Hotlanta...

    Dec 13, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean City, Shopping
    Cons: Crime

    Summary: I live in Columbus, Georgia...as unfortunate as that may be, one of the few reasons that I have survived my life here is because of Atlanta. Only an hour and a half away, Atlanta offers a wonderful change of sights and sounds. The highly ... read more

  • Atlanta and the New South

    Dec 9, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots to do and see, low cost of living
    Cons: Not as liberal as it should be

    Summary: Atlanta, Georgia is one of the rising cities and part of the "New South". Now, what the "New South" means, I don't know, I'm a Northerner from the West. But from what I can tell, it means that there is alot of high tech and an influx ... read more

  • Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery: A Day In the Park

    Dec 7, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: one of Atlanta's hidden treasures
    Cons: weather permitting

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsRevised 7/7/2000 Visit a cemetery? You've got to be kidding! Or so those of you who haven't discovered the pleasure of visiting a historic cemetery may be ... read more

  • city of braves

    Nov 17, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: braves, chipper, maddux, fox theather, GT, varsity
    Cons: slums, parking

    Summary: Atlanta is a cool place to be. It's in the South, so your going to have a pretty ideal temperature all year long. There is lots of things to do. Take a Braves game in, watch the struggling Falcons, or how bout the Hawks and Thrashers, who are ... read more

  • Take your date to...a museum? You bet!

    Nov 13, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Drinks, live jazz, and IMAX nature films are an unusual but winning combo.
    Cons: Much dressier than your typical "dinner-and-a-movie" date, but is that so bad?

    Summary: Normally the Fernbank Museum, or any museum for that matter, is not the first place that springs to mind when one considers things to do on a date in Atlanta. Fernbank (full title: the Fernbank Museum of Natural History), built in the early 1990's, ... read more

  • Local, independent coffee shop is best

    Oct 15, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great variety of coffees, locally roasted; friendly staff
    Cons: No hip music, no deco art, no glitzy packaging

    Summary: Coffee. It's all the rage these days. I actually didn't start drinking coffee until I was about 25, eight years ago. I still don't drink it every day, and quite often I'll drink decaf. Caffeine, though it sometimes has its place in my life, ... read more

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