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9 Hours At ATL: Things To Do? Places To Eat?  
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 3976 times:

In my thread asking for crap to do in MSY, I also mentioned I have 9 hours at ATL on my return to PDX. I'm looking for things to do while I'm there. I'm not spending all 9 hours at the airport...

So far I've gotten the CNN tour, and the Coke tour...All though the Coke tour will be temporarily closed as of April 7th...So that's out of the question unfortunately...  Sad


What about some good, reasonably priced places to eat downtown? I found through the ATL website, that I can take the train downtown in under 30 minutes, and it's only $1.75 each way.


How long does the CNN studio tour take? How much does it cost? And, where is it located?


Thanks!

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 3956 times:

CNN is on the upper north west side of the city.......last I remember


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Thread starter):
How long does the CNN studio tour take? How much does it cost? And, where is it located?

http://www.cnn.com/tour/atlanta/
I've heard it's around 30-45 minutes, I've been meaning to take it for years.
$12
1st stop on the West line after the Five Points station.

Quoting S12PPL (Thread starter):
What about some good, reasonably priced places to eat downtown?

The easy option, if you do take the CNN Studio tour, is to eat there, as they have a food court. They have the usual mall-type of choices along with some sit down restaurants.

Here's a link that will help as well:
http://www.atlanta.net/visitors/dini...ningList.aspx?prodcode=yum&area=DT


User currently offlineN776AU From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 736 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

The Marta Station is Philips Arena/Georgia Dome/Georgia World Congress Center, although you could also do it from Vine City if you really want to walk.


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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 2):

Thanks! I think I'll do it. I've got 9 hours to kill, and that'll help me burn time, without being bored at ATL for all that time.

Quoting N776AU (Reply 3):

Cool, thanks  Smile I'll call tomorrow to reserve a time, and get directions. Much appreciated, guys!


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3904 times:

Does the Weather Channel give tours? They're in town too.

User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3901 times:

If you're looking for something less touristy, take MARTA to the Arts Center station and walk to Piedmont Park (10-15 minutes from the station). Check out Piedmont Park and then you could go the Botanical Gardens, which are right next to the park. I'm not into gardening at all, but the gardens are great. That would be a good way to spend a few hours.

User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

Quoting Airplanetire (Reply 6):
If you're looking for something less touristy, take MARTA to the Arts Center station and walk to Piedmont Park (10-15 minutes from the station). Check out Piedmont Park and then you could go the Botanical Gardens, which are right next to the park. I'm not into gardening at all, but the gardens are great. That would be a good way to spend a few hours.

Well, I figure I'll kill an hour at ATL after I land being an airplane geek, and spot. Then I can kill another 4-5 hours in the city, and give myself plenty of time to get back to ATL, so I can be an airplane geek again, and spot.


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3697 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

Delta Heritage Museum on the North side of the airport? Thought I saw that it's open to the public now.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 8):
Delta Heritage Museum on the North side of the airport? Thought I saw that it's open to the public now.

That sounds interesting. Is there a bus or train that takes you to it? Or would I need to hoof it?


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3856 times:

One question about the Delta Museum tour:

How do you get into it? Do you need a boarding pass?


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 10):
One question about the Delta Museum tour:

How do you get into it? Do you need a boarding pass?

Here's everything you need and more: http://www.deltamuseum.org/


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

My suggestion would be the Georgia Aquarium and then the CNN tour if you had the time. Catch MARTA north into the city and get off at 5 Points, or connect 1 or 2 stops over to CNN/Georgia Dome/Philips Arena and walk through Centennial Olympic Park to get there. Anything beyond that and you'll run out of time.

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
CNN is on the upper north west side of the city.......last I remember

Sorry but you remember wrong. CNN is right downtown across from Centennial Olympic Park. As far as I know they have always been there. Perhaps you are thinking of the original Turner Broadcasting buildings (where I believe they got their start before buying the Omni Hotel and converting it to the CNN Center we know today) in Midtown which still isn't in the NW side of the city.

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 5):
Does the Weather Channel give tours? They're in town too.

I don't believe so. They are in a not so fancy boring office park overlooking the junction of I-75 and I-285 in Cobb County. They have nothing advertising their presence from the interstates and only a small sign on the surface street in front of the building that you would miss if you didn't know it was there.

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 8):
Delta Heritage Museum on the North side of the airport? Thought I saw that it's open to the public now.

It is. I'll be posting a trip report in NonAv perhaps on Friday if I get the time to put it together.

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 9):
That sounds interesting. Is there a bus or train that takes you to it? Or would I need to hoof it?

Srbmod beat me to it with the info on the website. You wouldn't be able to walk it from the terminal. You could take a cab I suppose but you must call ahead to get the pass called into the front gate for you.



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User currently offlineAces727 From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 173 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

If you want you can also go to a very nice mall (actually 2 malls that are within walking distance) I do not remember the names of these malls, but they are located in Buckhead, it will be a 10 min walk from the Marta station (buckhead). There are good restaurants in the area as well. Buckhead is just north of the Downtown / Midtown area. Also, underground Atlanta right next the coca cola world is an interesting place to walk by. Restaurants, shops and bars in the area.

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

Quoting Aces727 (Reply 13):
If you want you can also go to a very nice mall (actually 2 malls that are within walking distance) I do not remember the names of these malls,

Phipps Plaza and Lenox Mall. Just my opinion but malls are malls wherever you go. No great loss if you don't see these two.

Quoting Aces727 (Reply 13):
underground Atlanta right next the coca cola world is an interesting place to walk by.

And a great place to have folks beg your for money and try to sell you drugs. Don't waste your time with the 5 Points are other than switching trains if required.



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User currently offlineAces727 From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 173 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

quoting DeltaGator "Catch MARTA north into the city and get off at 5 Points, or connect 1 or 2 stops over to CNN/Georgia Dome/Philips Arena and walk through Centennial Olympic Park to get there" = "And a great place to have folks beg your for money and try to sell you drugs. Don't waste your time with the 5 Points are other than switching trains if required."

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3755 times:

Quoting Aces727 (Reply 15):

Simmer down Francis. My point is the 5 Points section of Atlanta is worthless other than switching trains unless you are looking for trouble or work downtown. My suggestion for the Aquarium was to get off at 5 Points or connect to the Westbound train only because I just don't remember which station is closer (I don't take the train there but instead drive.) I never said stop at 5 Points and hang out in anything I said. I don't know when the last time you went to Underground Atlanta but in the 25+ plus years I've lived and visited Atlanta it has never been anything but a junk mall and hangout for the riffraff of Atlanta.



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User currently offlineAces727 From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 173 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

I don't know when the last time you went to Underground Atlanta but in the I don't know when the last time you went to Underground Atlanta but in the 25+ plus years I've lived and visited Atlanta it has never been anything but a junk mall and hangout for the riffraff of Atlanta. 25+ plus years

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