Fishing for Ideas

This weekend, the wife and I are hosting a visitor from Oregon who has never been to Georgia before. She arrives at 5:00pm on Friday and leaves at 3pm on Sunday. We’d like to give her a nice, balanced Atlanta experience without too much cheese, and without rushing around like maniacs.

Since we’re picking her up at 5pm on Friday, we’re strongly considering hitting Turner field for the Braves exhibition game against the Indians. Since there’s no baseball in Portland, this might be fun, and it will get us out of the peachy Friday gridlock. Other than that, we’ve got a short list of restaurants that might possibly be nice, but that’s about it.

My question is this: Given a little less than 48 hours, how would you show a first-timer a good time in Atlanta? World of Coke? Stone Mountain? The Cheetah?

6 Comments so far

  1. Jen (unregistered) on March 31st, 2005 @ 12:43 pm

    Take her to Clermont Lounge and then a late late night dinner at R. Thomas Grill.


  2. Jason P. (unregistered) on March 31st, 2005 @ 2:06 pm

    Providing the weather is nice Piedmont Park & Stone Mntn are good. Others would be Jake’s Ice Cream, L5P/Vortex, FernBank, Whole World Theater, the list goes on…


  3. mingaling (unregistered) on March 31st, 2005 @ 2:23 pm

    I fell in love with Atlanta when I went to Piedmont Park and VaHi.


  4. Unxmaal (unregistered) on March 31st, 2005 @ 3:12 pm

    World of Coke blows. “Wow I spent $25 for an hour-long Coke commercial that I had to walk through!”

    L5P/Vortex is good for lunch, and it’s moderately close to Paolo’s Gelato in Virginia Highland.

    http://www.paolosgelato.com/

    If the day is nice, take her to Oakland Cemetery.

    It’s like a gorgeous park, filled with the dead.

    http://oaklandcemetery.com/


  5. Amber (unregistered) on March 31st, 2005 @ 5:36 pm

    Take her to Mary Mac’s for some good Southern food.


  6. Joseph G (unregistered) on March 31st, 2005 @ 8:53 pm

    If you hike up to the top of Stone Mountain, it’s one of the best views of Atlanta.



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