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- April 15, 2007 at 10:45 pm #251577Guest
There are plenty of things to do in Atlanta. Out Six Flags way.. not as
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
<https://www.metroatlantachamber.com/metro-map.html> The green roads are
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
There is a ton to do in Atlanta. It all depends on how much time you
have and what your interests are. Check here
<https://www.atlanta.net/50funthings/>and you can find a ton of great
resources. Here are some more:
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. 🙂
diane in ne atlanta
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