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#3834 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 11:28am Saturday, June 25th, 2011
I was on another forum and typed all this out, thought I'd post it up here and see if anyone has anything to add.
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This is geared towards people who are visiting the ATL and don't know where to go.
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- High Museum of Art in midtown is great if you're into modern and contemporary art
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- Walk around Little 5 Points if you're into alternative / hippy / stoner shopping and restaurants
- Visit the Brickstore Pub in Decatur, it ranked the 4th best beer bar in the world. Then go around the corner to Leon's Full Service and have the cocktail of the night.
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- Go to Bone's (buckhead) if you want a steak. The dry-aged bone-in rib eye is phenomenal, the place has a higher zagat rating than gibsons, mortons, etc
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- Go to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in midtown, really nice way to spend an afternoon, has an elevated tree-top tour walkway thing. Then take a walk through Piedmont Park and have dinner at the Park Tavern.
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- Drive in and around the Buckhead residential district, in between West Paces Ferry and West Wesley avenue and gawk at the $10+ million homes and the hot wives jogging around them
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- Go to the Sundial restaurant / lounge at the top of the Westin Peachtree Hotel. Has a bar that spins 360 degrees, really amazing views and the drinks aren't bad
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- Look up where the SCAD (savannah college of art & design) midtown campus is, go into the entrance and around the back to their parking deck. The gates should be open -- drive all the way to the top of the parking deck, and you will be met with the singular absolute best panoramic view of the atlanta skyline.
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- If you're looking for nightlife, Midtown is pretty much where the best of it is. Hit up Crescent street, they'll have everything from ultralounges to clubs to just plain bars, lots of hot girls. Also go over to the W midtown hotel and have a glass of scotch, again make sure you dress to impress.
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- On sundays I actually like to visit the Buford Highway International Farmers Market. It's kind of fun, lots of free samples, its basically half asian half mexican with a european section thrown in and a large fish market in the back.
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- While you are on Buford Highway, drive down that a bit to see atlanta's version of china town... its actually korean / vietnamese / chinese town. Go to Chef Lui's and order their Shanghai Steamed Buns (xaolongbao). I've had the real thing in Shanghai and Chef Lui's are a really well deserving duplication. They are basically dumplings that are prepared with soup inside of them -- don't ask me how they do it, but they are delicious. Probably one of the few places in america that even serve them, let alone do them right.
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- If you want Sushi, head up to Sushi House Hayakawa. (atlantasushibar.com). It is the best, most authentic sushi in the city, forget anything about MF sushi bar or Nakato. Sit at the bar, the head chef is also the owner, order the omakasi (chefs choice) and chat the guy up, he's super nice.
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- Mall of Georgia, seriously? Its a fucking regular shopping mall with poor fat trashy people. Go to Phipps Plaza or Lenox if you want to see all the high end expensive stores and rich women. Prada, Gucci, Salvatore Farragamo, etc etc
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- Go down Memorial ave and catch a movie at the Starlight 6 Drive In. Get there early and bring a grill, have some burgers, make some friends. Its only $6 and you get to watch as many movies as you want.
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- Visit Ann's Snack shack and have the "ghetto burger", be prepared to wait about an hour, but its worth it.
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- Sure, do all the normal touristy shit if thats what you're into. Braves game at the Ted, Visit the Aquarium (worlds largest), World of Coke, Cyclorama, CNN Center Tour, Hardrock Cafe, take a carriage ride around downtown, go on a Haunted Segway Tour, etc
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#3835 by justin (0.9994) posted on 2:12pm Sunday, June 26th, 2011
Grab dinner at Noni's on Edgewood, then bring your own beer to the Village Theater Improv and they'll give you a bucket with ice to keep them in. When the show is over, walk around the corner to visit Sister Louisa's Church and play some ping-pong. Be prepared to be humiliated if there is a tournament.
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If you play golf or want to go for a hike, I think Stone Mountain is a cool place.
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Grab a burger at the EARL and stay for live music almost any night of the week.
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#3838 by Matt (0.1019) posted on 3:20am Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
Huh, I didn't realize Atlanta had an improv place other than Dad's Garage...
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