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  1. #1
    sharie lush
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    Default things to do near six flags georgia

    We have free tickets for one day for six flags, while we are there we are making a vacation of it.
    What other things are thereto do near six flags, what about hotels?
    TIA
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    Sharie

    Mom to 5 Great kids, 3 adopted kittens, 20+ chickens ,one old dog, oneAwesome Hubby and a growing garden too! )




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    Diane
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    Default things to do near six flags georgia

    There are plenty of things to do in Atlanta. Out Six Flags way.. not as

    much.



    Just to get a feel for Atlanta, picture a big circle. That is the

    Perimeter that rings around the central metro Atlanta area. Cutting

    through the middle of the circle east to west is I-20. Six Flags is

    outside the perimeter on I-20 west. Now picture the bisected circle

    halved again north/south. That is I-85/75 or the downtown connector.

    I-75/85 are one road through most of the perimeter until just about out

    of it north and south. Then it splits back to individual roads.

    Heading south, I-75 goes east down into Florida and I-85 goes west to

    Alabama through Montgomery and into the Florida panhandle. On the north

    side of the connector I-75 splits west and goes into Tennessee and I-85

    splits est and heads into the Carolinas.



    Where I-20 and the downtown connector intersect is right about smack dab

    in the middle of downtown Atlanta. For me personally, for a hotel, I

    would look around the Cobb Galleria area. Where I-75 north intersects

    I-285 the perimeter. It is a bit of a drive (maybe 30-60 minutes

    depending upon traffic) to Six Flags, but in my mind worth it.



    Look here to see a map of it

    http://www.metroatlantachamber.com/metro-map.html.

    <http://www.metroatlantachamber.com/metro-map.html> The green roads are

    the interstates.



    As far as stuff to do. In downtown Atlanta you could catch a Brave's

    game you can get cheap tickets at the window. There is the Aquarium,

    the World of Coca-Cola, the Atlanta Zoo (we have a baby panda), the

    Cyclorama (a huge 3-D diorama of the Battle of Atlanta), the Jimmy

    Carter Library, MLK center, High Museum of Art (currently we have a

    traveling collection from the Louve), tour Georgia Tech campus, tour The

    Fox Theatre, eat at the Varsity (a local institution - a drive-in diner

    will real car hops. Or you can eat in.) Visit the CNN center and see

    live broadcasts going on. Across the/ street is Centennial Olympic Park

    and the ring fountain (fun to play in the summer!) Not too far away

    from there is a Hard Rock Cafe. Visit the Capital and take a self

    guided tour or guided tour of the building and the museum (free!) Visit

    the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Park, local art galleries in

    midtown and Virginia Highlands. In Buckhead you can visit the

    Governer's Mansion, the Swan House (a vintage antebellum original house)

    or the Atlanta History Museum, check out some great restaurants or do

    some window shopping at Lenox or Phipps Mall (very uptown shopping -

    read big $$$). Visit the CNN center and see live broadcasts going on.

    Across the/ street is Centennial Olympic Park and the ring fountain (fun

    to play in the summer!) Not too far away from there is a Hard Rock

    Cafe. Visit the Capital and take a self guided tour or guided tour of

    the building and the museum (free!) Outside the downtown/midtown area

    there is Stone Mountain out I-20 East. Visit Fernbank natural history

    museum, Emory campus, and Little 5 Points (a real off beat artsy

    neighborhood) all east of the down town connector but still inside the

    perimeter.



    There is a ton to do in Atlanta. It all depends on how much time you

    have and what your interests are. Check here

    <http://www.atlanta.net/50funthings/>and you can find a ton of great

    resources. Here are some more:

    http://www.atlanta.net/visitors/index.html

    http://www.atlanta.net/TourTravel/index.html

    http://www.atlantaplanit.com/

    http://www.visitmetroatlanta.com/atlanta.html



    Hope this helps! If you have other questions please feel free to e-mail

    me. I live northeast of Atlanta up I-85 north but we used to live in

    midtown/downtown. I graduated from Georgia State and my DH from Georgia

    Tech. We know a "little" about the area.



    HTH!

    Diane in NE Atlanta






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    herberkids3
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    Default things to do near six flags georgia

    This is the one that had a Radio Sponsered "Free Day' last week over

    Spring Break. They ended up having a LOT of problems with people,

    because the free day was unregulated- the radio station told everyone

    that anyone who showed up between 6am and 9am would be able to get into

    the park for free. Of course, several thousands of people showed up.

    The highway got shut down, people were literally dropping their teen

    kids off on the highway, and letting them walk and leaving them there

    for the day.



    Six Flags says they agreed to allow 3000 free tickets. In the first 15

    minutes the gates were open, they ended up letting in 15,000 people.

    They had to shut and lock the gates after that because the park was not

    prepared to handle that many people.



    I did read in the article though, that there is a nice zoo near by

    (mostly, they included that, because the zoo was flooded with people

    looking for something to do after being unable to get into Six Flags).



    http://www.zooatlanta.org/home.htm



    Here's a site for things to do with Kids in Atlanta:

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





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "sharie lush" <sdslush@...> wrote:

    >

    > We have free tickets for one day for six flags, while we are there we

    are

    > making a vacation of it.

    > What other things are there to do near six flags, what about hotels?

    > TIA

    >

    > --

    > Sharie

    >

    > Mom to 5 Great kids, 3 adopted kittens, 20+ chickens ,one old dog,

    > one Awesome Hubby and a growing garden too! )

    >










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    lisa griffeth
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    Default things to do near six flags georgia

    Diane- I am also up 85 North of Atlanta- could you email me off list and let me know where you are? We are in Jefferson, just above Chateau Elan... Lisa G.
    Diane <dimay@charter.net> wrote: There are plenty of things to do in Atlanta. Out Six Flags way.. not as
    much.





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