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    Hey y'all....rumour has it that my sis and I are going to be taking my father down to Atlanta and was wondering what there is to do there? I know theres the aquarium which he definately wants to see but Im not sure what else nor where else we may stop on our drive down. Keep in mind my father is a simple man, museums and art galleries are not his cup of tea. Hes 75 yrs old and is limited in his walking but he does keep himself active and force himself to walk on vacation so he will be exhausted at the end of each day.

    I know my sister and I will be exausted trying to keep up with him but by night fall we'll be able to keep going and he will need to retire early.

    Just trying to get an idea of what there is to see there. I think the Coca-Cola plant is there no?


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    Here is a link that has alot listed. Atlanta has so much to do. You will not have time to do it all.
    http://www.atlantaga.gov/Visitors/Attractions.aspx

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    A few tips from a former Atlantan:

    Be ready for the traffic. If you're planning to visit places, try to plan around rush hour or you can literally spend hours sitting in traffic. Atlanta drivers are aggressive, especially on 285. If you're driving under 80mph, stay in the right lane.

    The aquarium is quite popular, and has timed tickets...you buy the ticket and it has your time stamped on it. This is when you can enter. The idea is to prevent bottlenecks, but I can't say that it has really succeeded.

    Like all big cities, Atlanta has some cool touristy things are border on very bad neighborhoods. Have an accurate map and be aware of your surroundings.

    Despite all of the above, Atlanta is a great city. Have a fabulous time in the Sunny South.

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    We're headed to ATL for our anniversary next month. We're planning to go to the aquarium, the Coke museum (or, as I like to call it, Mecca), the CNN tour and a Braves game. We also have friends there, so we'll be having dinner at one's house and visiting the bar where another works while we're there. Also, if we have enough time, we're going to the underground thing and, hopefully, to find a plantation tour of some sort.

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    OOh, whats this underground you speak of? Tell me more please!

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    I would have to agree 100% with everything Cele said! Atlanta is a wonderful city, but like all major cities, you must be careful.

    And traffic is a NIGHTMARE on wheels!

    I would suggest - http://www.centennialpark.com/

    - http://www.underground-atlanta.com/

    - http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/

    - If your dad enjoys baseball, http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/turner.htm

    http://www.coasttocoasttickets.com/m..._tickets.shtml

    If you are up to a real adventure in people watching, go to Little 5 Points!!
    My boys LOVE to visit, shop, people watch, & eat GREAT pizza! (Little 5 is filled with the friendliest people around)

    http://atlanta.citysearch.com/best/results/8532/

    Hope that helps!

    Let us know when you are heading this way, we can always meet you for dinner or drinks somewhere!

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    As a former Atlanta resident I'll chime in as well that traffic there is a nightmare.

    I would suggest Zoo Atlanta, The World of Coca-Cola and Underground Atlanta, and Stone Mountain park.

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    The Atlanta History Center is nice. You can see the Tullie Smith farm and the Swan House which is absolutely fabulous. There is also a restaurant there that is open for lunch...the Swan Coach House...beautiful place and wonderful food. http://www.swancoachhouse.com/ It is pretty reasonable, not frugal, but reasonable.

    The Varsity is another famous landmark in Atlanta. The world's largest drive-in restaurant. http://www.thevarsity.com/locations....iew&store_id=1

    The World of Coke is wonderful. http://www.webguide.com/cokeworld.html

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    Make sure you buy some fresh peaches!

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    ah.... I can't believe I forgot about the Varsity!!!

    The BEST onion rings I've ever had in my life!!!!


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    Well what I've learned that we're going to visit are: Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, Stone Mountain, The Underground and Super Target Hotel Swimming Pool.

    I think we're going to stop in Kentucky on our way back to see some sort of scenic caves? Not sure yet but thats the beauty of travelling via car, you go where you want at your own pace WHEN you want - so long as we're back in time to go to work!

    Thanks for the great ideas guys!

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