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What To Do In ATL

Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:05 pm

A week from today I will be flying to ATL for some training. I will be staying right near the airport. I will be in training from Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 6pm local, so what is there to do in ATL at night? good food places/bars? Affordable transportation from the airport area to downtown?

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RE: What To Do In ATL

Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:35 pm

Since you are an aviation enthusiast, I'd recommend the Delta Museum (they have weird hours.) Not really into clubbing and all that (to each's own) but the Coke Museum and the Aquarium might entertain you for a few hours. If you like outdoors stuff Stone Mountain is fun, but that would take you probably all day and I'm not sure how you'd get there. I personally find ATL pretty boring, but a lot of people love "Hotlanta" so I'm not sure where you'd fall

Quoting dlramp4life (Thread starter):
Affordable transportation from the airport area to downtown?

I think MARTA is probably the way to go. Won't go into the stereotypes about not getting shot or robbed because I've personally never been on it (the rep isn't that great but I'm sure it's fine)
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:53 pm

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 1):

I think MARTA is probably the way to go. Won't go into the stereotypes about not getting shot or robbed because I've personally never been on it (the rep isn't that great but I'm sure it's fine)

Very cheap.. And I didn't really feel unsafe on it at all, even with all my luggage. One Christian faithful read out a piece of something that he wrote and that was probably as 'interesting' as it got.

Quoting dlramp4life (Thread starter):
so what is there to do in ATL at night? good food places/bars?

The restaurants etc are all up in Midtown. I suppose some ATL locals will be able to help you out..

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 1):
Coke Museum and the Aquarium might entertain you for a few hours.

Neither are open into the night..
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:01 am

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 2):
Neither are open into the night..

Oh crap, I get what he is saying now. I thought he was in from 6PM Tuesday to 10AM Thursday... sorry, can't help then  
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:19 am

Join the locals in throwing trash on the grass at Turner Field.  
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:44 am

Check out Stone Mountain if the weather is clear.
For restaurants Midtown is indeed the place to go. If you like organic/natural foods check out R Thomas Grill, 1812 Peachtree Street NW. Cafe Intermezzo is just a block or two away and has a nice selection of desserts. Don Julio's has good margaritas. The Nook has good food and it's located adjacent to Piedmont Park, 1144 Piedmont Avenue. The Flying Biscuit is on the same street at the intersection with 10th street.
For an amazing view at night and a relatively cheap drink go to the Sundial Lounge at the Westin.
A little off the beaten path, but Atlanta has a very large Korean population, albeit a bit outside of the city. Pleasant Hill Road just west of Gwinnett Place Mall is littered with awesome Korean BBQ.
Pho Dai Loi is a total hole in the wall but the Pho there is awesome. 4186 Buford HWY, though it is indeed on the other side of the city from the airport. However, that whole area has a decent-sized SE Asian community and the food is very good if you're willing to be adventurous.
 
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:55 pm

I have always loved South City Kitchen.

http://www.southcitykitchen.com/midtown/index.htm

Looks like they've changed their menu a bit, but everything I ever had there was delicious.
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:33 am

Quoting luckyone (Reply 5):
The Flying Biscuit is on the same street at the intersection with 10th street.

That part of town is very flaming, if you get what I mean. Just FYI... (not saying anything, other than just a heads up because some people prefer some things...)

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 6):
South City Kitchen.

  
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:20 am

Spondivits is good plus you could make a daily tally of how many people ask you for money on the streets. Remember to say "Sorry I had to pay with a credit card and at the same time never look them in the eye." If you are flying on DL, I would encourage you to look at the full page ad about the city of East Point. According to the ad, there is everything to be had, seen and done there. You will find this in the Sky magazine although not too sure if it is in the October edition. The city is within easy walking distance. You could also quiz your classmates about how many actually live in the city of Atlanta and see the percentages of those that do compared to amount of students in your training class. Really a lot of interesting fun to be had.
 
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:45 pm

For good, authentic Southern food it's hard to beat the Silver Skillet Restaurant at 200 NW 14th Street- http://www.thesilverskillet.com/. They were even featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
They're not open for dinner, but might be worth a trip for a good breakfast one morning.
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:30 pm

Quoting notdownnlocked (Reply 8):
city of East Point. According to the ad, there is everything to be had, seen and done there. You will find this in the

Ummm,    well, if you have a permit to carry----------------
I wonder what they mean by "everything"?

Quoting TSS (Reply 9):
it's hard to beat the Silver Skillet

Yes, good plain southern food. For dinner the Colonnade at the Cheshire Motor Inn on Cheshire Bridge Rd. is an Atlanta institution as well.

For great shopping there is Perimeter Mall and very near that is McKendrick's-----a suburb steakhouse.
Also along the same MARTA rail line (Perimeter) is Lenox Square and the adjecent Phipps Plaza.

It is good that so much of the city can be reached by public transportation.

Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 7):
That part of town is very flaming

Well, a local firestation station is handy so it isn't usually a problem.  Anyway, Atlanta has burned before,  
especially at the Gallus.
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:57 pm

Quoting notdownnlocked (Reply 8):
I would encourage you to look at the full page ad about the city of East Point. According to the ad, there is everything to be had, seen and done there.

Now there's one of the funnier things I've read in a while. I think I'd be safer stepping in front of a MARTA bus (assuming it arrived on time, oh look another funny!). Comically (in my mind), East Point is to the West and South of Atlanta, earning it's name from the site of the Eastern terminus of a railroad. One of those geography bugaboos.

Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 7):
That part of town is very flaming, if you get what I mean.

All of Atlanta is flaming, if you get what I mean. It's the South for cryin' out loud. Things get a bit toasty.
Unless of course you meant to subtly imply that much of Atlanta's gay scene is to be found around the Midtown area.

[Edited 2012-10-11 14:59:57]
 
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:27 pm

I have to agree, East Point is that place all the criminals seem to come from, at least my home town was hit by a bunch of East Pointers...
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:51 pm

Spend part of an evening at the Chambers of Horror. Live action horror show, 18 and up. Unlike any other Halloween show you've ever been to.
www.chambersofhorroratl.com

Eat in midtown at Holman + Finch
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RE: What To Do In ATL

Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:59 pm

When I worked for FL and had a long layover in ATL I used to take MARTA up to the Peachtree Station and walk up to Max Lagers at 320 Peachtree St NE. A good brewpub with great beer and food.

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