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THE OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE OF ATLANTA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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OAKLAND CEMETERY’S BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS CELEBRATE THE SEASON IN STYLE ALONG WITH HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS AND CAN’T-MISS EVENTS LIKE ATLANTA PRIDE THIS FALL.

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COME PLAY, STAY AND GET AWAY. As Georgia’s number one attraction, Stone Mountain Park offers a 3,200-acre natural wonderland — full of year-round excitement for every member of the family. The world’s largest piece of exposed granite is just the beginning of the unique attractions you’ll find at Stone Mountain Park. During fall, check out our Pumpkin Festival, Play by Day, Glow by Night event. It’s glowing family experience with thousands of jack-o-lanterns lighting up the night. In winter, don’t miss the magic of Snow Mountain and Stone Mountain Christmas. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta, our attractions and accommodation options fit every family’s wants and needs.

For complete information, including special Marriott vacation packages, please visit stonemountainpark.com or call 770.498.5690.


Experience all the wonders of the aquatic world in our incredible 10-million gallon playground featuring sea lions, dolphins, beluga whales, manta rays, penguins, sea otters, whale sharks and thousands more. Buy tickets online at GeorgiaAquarium.org. Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide.


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14 FALL FEVER

It might be getting cooler but the temperature rises with Atlanta’s hot fall festivals and events. BY KAREN LOPEZ

20 HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

From the city’s spookiest haunts to family friendly fun, you’ll find a way to celebrate the season.

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CONTENTS

6 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Find the hottest picks for September and October.

11 INSIDER INFO Concierge tips, conventions, discounts on tickets and visitor information booth locations. It’s all here.

12 HOW DO YOU ATL Find the perfect fit for your interests.

24 DINING A guide to the city’s best rooftop spots.

36 SPORTS September and October’s lineup is action-packed!

38 RESOURCE GUIDE Look up attractions, restaurants, services and more from members of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

51 ATLANTA MAPS Find your way wherever you’d like to go.

54 Y’ALL COME BACK Enjoy your visit? Plan a return trip for holiday happenings, light shows and festive events.

30 LIVE MUSIC

32 SHOPPING

ON THE COVER: Historic Oakland Cemetery is one of Atlanta’s must-see spots.

Shop the stores found only in Atlanta.

Photo courtesy Oakland Cemetery

Find the best places to hear cool tunes.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FIND OUT MORE For a complete calendar of events tailored to your stay in Atlanta, please visit

Hyatt Regency Atlanta and surrounding downtown hotels www.dragoncon.org

Center For Puppetry Arts www.puppet.org

THROUGH SEPT. 3

Outliers and American Vanguard Art. This exhibition reveals how self taught artists galvanized the mainstream art world.

Summer Sparkles. From a new exhibit about Sprite Boy to a global tasting experience, the attraction features summertime entertainment.

Atlanta.net/events

World of Coca-Cola www.worldofcoca-cola.com

THROUGH SEPT. 2 Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo. This arena production imagines a clown seeing his own funeral procession in a carnival atmosphere, juxtaposing illusion and reality.

Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. This hilarious adaptation reintroduces the tales in forms ranging from classical to Spaghetti Western. Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse www.shakespearetavern.com

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic. Featuring more than 200 works spanning over 90 years of Pooh history. High Museum of Art www.high.org

THROUGH SEPT. 3 Dragon Con. The largest multimedia popular culture convention for science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film in the universe will also have panels, contests, vendors, workshops and the Dragon Con Parade.

High Museum of Art www.high.org

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THROUGH SEPT. 9

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Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time. Storybook-themed creatures loom through the Garden as largerthan-life steel sculptures covered in soil, sphagnum moss and meticulously groomed plants. Atlanta Botanical Garden www.atlantabg.org

OUMA in Retrospect: Celebrating 25 Years. The museum celebrates its 25th anniversary by exhibiting more than 100 works from its permanent collection.

THROUGH NOV. 1

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art www.museum.oglethorpe.edu

Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org

THROUGH SEPT. 23

Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement: 1944-1968. Historian and curator Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, Ph.D. presents an outdoor photography exhibit of Atlanta’s contribution to the Modern Civil Rights Movement.

THROUGH DEC. 1

THROUGH DEC. 31 NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South. Exhibition explores the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South. Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com

THROUGH JUNE 3, 2019 Barbeque Nation. Exhibition that represents barbeque as truly American food through images, artifacts and oral histories. Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com

SEPT. 1-3 Art in the Park. Features fine art, chalk art, jazz, food trucks, and a children’s art area. Marietta Square www.artparkmarietta.com

SEPT. 4 Mary Schmidt Campbell “American Odyssey, The Life and Work of Romare Bearden.” Reading and book signing. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

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The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables. Aesop’s circus is in town and the animals are ready to take the stage in this cheerful, interactive production.

Oceans: Our Blue Planet. Join for a global 3-D odyssey into the largest and least-explored habitat on Earth on Fernbank’s four-story giant screen.

Atlanta BeltLine Eastside and Westside trails www.beltline.org

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EDITOR’S PICK

Innocent Souls: Vietnam 1968

Netherworld Haunted House

This exhibition shows 36 images and artifacts depicting different aspects of those affected by the Vietnam War at its peak.

THROUGH NOV. 11 Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

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After 20-plus years in Norcross, this chamber of horrors is moving to a bigger and even spookier locale in Stone Mountain. Visitors can expect 9.5 acres of the popular over-the-top special effects, unique makeup, elaborate costuming, skilled stunt actors and unusual themes that Netherworld is known for, along with two new themed attractions — The Awakened and Subject: Unknown — featuring everything from rotted mummified corpses to an extraterrestrial life form and its infected subjects. Yet more fun will be unveiled at three thrilling escape games involving Sasquatch, Nosferatu and The Night Hag, as well as The House of Creeps movie prop and monster museum and an outdoor midway with food, games and monsters galore.

OCT. 5-NOV. 4 2076 West Park Place Blvd. www.fearworld.com

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Grab your team of friends and family and make your trip to Atlanta a legendary one when you visit the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. Every visitor gets a personalized All-Access Pass to unlock unique experiences throughout the Hall with highlights, exciting interactive exhibits, a 45-yard indoor football field and most importantly a day filled with memories that live up to the hype.

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Scarecrows in the Garden

Country Living Fair

Dozens of themed, costumed scarecrows adorn the Garden throughout the month.

OCT. 1-31 Atlanta Botanical Garden www.atlantabg.org

More than 200 vendors will inhabit the tree-lined paths of the Stone Mountain Park Event Meadow to peddle their antiques; vintage, upcycled and hand-crafted goods; art; furniture; folk art; home décor; specialty foods and more at this fun and fabulous event straight out of the pages of Country Living Magazine. After shopping, attendees can attend seminars and presentations by the editors (including Editor-In-Chief Rachel Hardage Barrett) and their guests including Annie Sloan (creator of Chalk Paint®) on the main stage, sit in on crafting demonstrations, and peruse the Harvest & Gourmet Market. Also featured: hands-on Make and Take Workshops.

OCT. 26-28 Stone Mountain Park

www.stonemountainpark.com

SEPT. 5-30 The Seagull. This contemporary take on Anton Chekhov’s most action-packed tragicomedy features reimagined Balkan music, dark humor and Dinkova’s distinctively Eastern European brand of mayhem. Serenbe Playhouse performs at the Grange Lake Hideaway www.serenbeplayhouse.com

SEPT. 5-OCT. 21 A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Alliance Theatre presents a whimsical, outdoor adaptation at the Garden.

Stone Mountain Park www.stonemountainpark.com

SEPT. 7-9 Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo. Find inspiration for home-improvement ideas, hear speakers and celebrities, and browse the exhibitors. Cobb Galleria Centre www.fallatlantahomeshow.com

SEPT. 8-9 ONE Musicfest. Offers soul, progressive hip-hop, alternative, and rock music from national and local acts.

Atlanta Botanical Garden www.alliancetheatre.org

Central Park www.onemusicfest.com

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SEPT. 9

Dr. Derryn Moten - “Crusader Without Violence: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Reading and book signing.

Indie Craft Experience Fall Market. Fifty curated vendors will sell vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, decor, and home goods.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

Yaarab Temple www.ice-atlanta.com

SEPT. 6, 13, 20, 27

Sundays on the River. Concert featuring Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native.

Extreme Elimination Improv Challenge. A fast-paced, no holds barred improv show where improvisers get paired up at random and perform games and scenes based on audience suggestions. Dad’s Garage Theatre Company www.dadsgarage.com

SEPT. 6-9 Yellow Daisy Festival. Features more than 400 vendors of arts & crafts, live music, a children’s corner, and a flower show along the paths.

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Viva Tequila Festival. Food, art, music and small batch tequilas of Mexico come to the streets of Atlantic Station.

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The show will feature many hits along with lesser known gems.

Atlantic Station www.atlanticstation.com

SEPT. 14-30 The Electric Baby. When a young man is killed in a car accident, a group of fractured souls begin to rewrite the stories of their lives. 7 Stages Theatre www.7stages.org

SEPT. 14-16

Music Midtown. Attracts big crowds for a great lineup on four stages and includes Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Fall Out Boy. Piedmont Park www.musicmidtown.com

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Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre www.atlantaballet.com

Chattahoochee Nature Center www.chattnaturecenter.org

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SEPT. 20

42nd Street. City Springs Theatre Company’s inaugural season starts with this Tony Award-winning musical following the rise of Peggy Sawyer from Allentown who becomes a big star. Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center www.cityspringstheatre.com

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org

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Return to Fall. Atlanta Ballet presents a program celebrating dancers’ physical limits, including Return to a Strange Land.

Chattahoochee Nature Center www.chattnaturecenter.org Fernbank After Dark: Night at the Science Fair. A monthly series for ages 21+ featuring science activities, after-hours museum access, music and cocktails.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra www.atlantasymphony.org

In Repertory: Henry the Fourth Parts One and Two. In Part One, the newly crowned King Henry IV has much on his mind including a rebellion and ill-behaved son. Part Two is filled with shenanigans and rebellion. Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse www.shakespearetavern.com

Back to Your Roots Farm Fair. Meet farm animals, farmers, explore harvesting, and more.

Russell Peters. In his “The Deported World Tour,” this global comedy superstar performs for one night. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre www.cobbenergycentre.com

SEPT. 20-OCT. 28 Nick’s Flamingo Grill. Inspired by the true story of the first integrated nightclub in Atlanta and featuring 10 original jazz songs in the style of the era. Alliance Theatre www.alliancetheatre.org

SEPT. 21-OCT. 21 Nomad Motel. A play about an unlikely friendship between two people who both have to scrape by and learn from their parents’ mistakes.


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WHAT’S HOT

Disney’s ALADDIN

Atlanta Lantern Parade

A new blockbuster production of Disney’s Aladdin arrives in town this fall for a limited, two-week engagement with plenty of unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. An added bonus? All your favorite songs from the animated film, as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), along with lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin. As the premier of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2018/2019 season, expect an exotic world in which one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

A glowing procession of light, music, and color to kick off Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will start when the sun goes down.

SEPT. 12-23

Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail

The Fox Theatre

www.art.beltline.org/lanternparade

www.foxtheatre.org

Horizon Theatre Company www.horizontheatre.com

SEPT. 21 Experiencing Jazz: Harlem Renaissance Style. Featured artists include Levi Barcourt, Cheryl Johnson, Don Moore and Conservatory of Dance & Fine Arts. The Wren’s Nest www.yesjazzmatters.org

SEPT. 21-23 Imagine Music Festival. Features multiple stages of dance music, circus acts, and a splash pool for dancing and floating, with interactive art displays. Atlanta Motor Speedway www.imaginefestival.com

SEPT. 22 Sippin’ Safari. Enjoy wine sampling, live music, live painting, and appetizers in the Ford Pavilion. Zoo Atlanta www.zooatlanta.org

SEPT. 22 Fall Folklife Festival. See local artists, blacksmithing and cooking at the Smith Family Farm, and along with folk and bluegrass music; and food. Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com

SEPT. 22-23 Sandy Springs Festival. Come out for the artist booths, food, entertainment, children’s park and petting zoo, plus food and a pet parade on Saturday. Sandy Springs City Center www.heritagesandysprings.org

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SEPT. 22-OCT. 28 Pumpkin Festival. You’ll find family shows, games, storytelling, kids’ activities, and a pie-eating contest (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays). Stone Mountain Park www.stonemountainpark.com

SEPT. 23-JAN. 20, 2019 Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone. Offers people-driven, realworld stories about buildings designed and created with and for the people who use them. Museum of Design Atlanta www.museumofdesign.org

SEPT. 25-27 Discover ADAC. Hear free talks by interior designers, attend book signings, product launches, cocktail sip and strolls, and pop-up shops. Atlanta Decorative Arts Center www.adacatlanta.com/discover-adac

SEPT. 25-OCT. 28 Peter Pan. Fly away to Neverland with Peter Pan and the Darling children in this vibrant, colorful adaptation of the book by J.M. Barrie. Center For Puppetry Arts www.puppet.org

SEPT. 25-OCT. 21 Nina Simone: Four Women. This play uses the framework of one of her most blistering songs “Four Women” to give voice to a group of women who suffered from self-hatred. Southwest Arts Center www.truecolorstheatre.org

SEPT. 26 Lang Lang. Pianist Lang Lang joins

the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a one-night-only engagement performing a magnificent evening of Mozart.

Historic Fourth Ward Park www.thecheesefest.com

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra www.atlantasymphony.org

Atlanta Greek Festival. Enjoy the music, dance, foods, and traditions of Greece.

SEPT. 26-JAN. 6, 2019 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit. Daniel and his friends help young children navigate their world with parents as a guide. Children’s Museum of Atlanta www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

SEPT. 27-OCT. 7 Out on Film Festival. A cinematic display of culture and identity through 130 LGBT films and videos at three different theaters. Various locations www.outonfilm.org

SEPT. 27-OCT. 21 Nell Gwynn. From heckling at the playhouse, to succeeding as Britain’s most celebrated actress, Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine. Synchronicity Theatre www.synchrotheatre.com

SEPT. 27-30 Charlie Parker’s Yardbird. Tells the story of acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker, composing his final masterpiece while in the thin veil between life and death. Le Maison Rouge at Paris on Ponce www.atlantaopera.org

SEPT. 28 Cheese Fest Atlanta. Taste samples from cheese and artisan food producers, and enjoy grilled cheese entries.

SEPT. 28-30

Greek Orthodox Cathedral www.atlantagreekfestival.org

SEPT. 30 Atlanta Streets Alive. Walk, run, or bike downtown, with entertainment and activities for all ages on a 3.1-mile stretch of Peachtree Street. Downtown to Midtown www.atlantastreetsalive.com

SEPT. 30 Sunday in the Park. A Victorian street festival that offers food trucks, live music, a Victorian costume contest, artists’ market, history demonstrations and tours. Oakland Cemetery www.oaklandcemetery.com

OCT. 3-6 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. Delivers 40 plays in four days, including single acts, solos, youth theater, and full-length plays. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center www.atlantabtf.org

FIND OUT MORE For a complete calendar of events, please visit Atlanta.net/events

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ATLANTA WORLD KITE FESTIVAL AND EXPO

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Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo

Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits

OCT. 27

Life-sized models, videos and interactive exhibits allow a peek inside the natural world to uncover the surprising ways organisms survive and thrive in harsh environments, find a mate or their next meal, and leverage their endurance and speed. Think the Rafflesia arnoldii (a parasitic corpse flower that boasts the largest flower on the planet and emits a powerful odor of rotting meat to attract its pollinator of choice, carrion flies) to the bowerbird, titan arum flower and numerous other species that have adapted incredible ways to reproduce) and the harpy eagle (whose grip is strong enough to catch prey close to its own body weight, or up to 20 pounds).

Piedmont Park

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Watch or participate with your own kite at this familyfriendly festival and expo with kids activities, live music and food.

www.atlantaworldkitefestival. com

OCT. 3-7 A3C Festival. Check out two stages of hip-hop including Wu-Tang Clan and Lil Wayne, DJs and food trucks. Georgia Freight Depot www.a3cfestival.com

OCT. 5-7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert. The ASO will perform the score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, while the entire film plays.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org

access, live music, craft beer and cocktails and giant screen movies. Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org

OCT. 12-14 Oktoberfest. Features beer, German food, live music and games. Historic Fourth Ward Park www.oktoberfestatl.com

OCT. 14-MARCH 10, 2019

Paige in Full. Blends poetry, dance, media and music to tell the story of a multicultural girl’s journey through hiphop to self-discovery.

Vedem Underground: The Secret Magazine of Terezin. This exhibition examines the historic, cultural, and artistic legacy of VEDEM, a literary magazine written by Jewish boys imprisoned at Terezin, a concentration camp / ghetto in German-occupied Czechoslovakia.

Alliance Theatre www.alliancetheatre.org

The Breman Museum www.thebreman.org

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OCT. 19-21

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra www.atlantasymphony.org

OCT. 6-13

Sweet Auburn Music Fest. An R&B, hip-hop, and gospel music festival with food trucks and vendors. Sweet Auburn neighborhood www.sweetauburnmusicfest.com

OCT. 12-14 Atlanta Pride Festival. Start with the official kickoff event at Georgia Aquarium and then hit highlights such as the parade on Sunday, ending in Piedmont Park with a marketplace. Various locations www.atlantapride.org

OCT. 12 Fernbank After Dark: Forensics. A monthly series for ages 21+ featuring science activities, after-hours museum

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Taste of Atlanta. Try samples from 100 of Atlanta’s best restaurants, taste beer and wine, and watch celebrity chef demos. Historic Fourth Ward Park www.tasteofatlanta.com

OCT. 19-21 Stone Mountain Highland Games. Hear Scottish pipes and drums, eat Scottish food, watch athletic games, browse artisan booths, and see tartan-clad dancers. Stone Mountain Park www.smhg.org

OCT. 20-21 Festival on Ponce. Features fine arts and crafts, folk art, a children’s area,

food trucks, and acoustic music. Olmsted Linear Park www.festivalonponce.com

OCT. 21 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! Featuring The Brain. Alongside new MST3K host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray), Joel, Jonah and the Bots will bring new movies and all new riffs. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra www.atlantasymphony.org

OCT. 25, 27 Britten War Requiem. Chilling, powerful and thought-provoking, the War Requiem stands as one of the modern masterpieces of the English choral tradition. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra www.atlantasymphony.org

OCT. 25-27 Atlanta Horror Film Festival. See horror, sci-fi, gore, zombie, creepy, mystery and dark comedy films. Synchronicity Theatre www.atlantahorrorfilmfest.com

OCT. 26-NOV. 4 Macbeth. Is it magical prophecies or Macbeth and his wife’s desire for power that set in motion some of the most murderous and tragic events that Scotland has ever witnessed? Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse www.shakespearetavern.com

OCT. 27-28 Maker Faire Atlanta. See exhibits about science, creativity, innovation, and art, and meet the people of all ages who made them.

Georgia Freight Depot www.atlanta.makerfaire.com

OCT. 28 Day of the Dead. Outdoor festival with Mexican food, entertainment, storytelling, altars honoring the departed, and much more. Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com

OCT. 30-NOV. 11 Brother Coyote and Sister Fox. Quick-witted Sister Fox stays one step ahead of Brother Coyote in this delightful Mexican folktale with English, Spanish, and plenty of chickens! Center For Puppetry Arts www.puppet.org

OCT. 30-NOV. 8 Africa Umoja. High energy musical tells the story of South Africa through song, storytelling, dance and drama, performed by a youthful, all-South African cast. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center www.facebook.com/pg/PorterSanford

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SPOOKIER? You will find all of our Halloween events on page 20.

FIND OUT MORE For a complete calendar of events, please visit Atlanta.net/events


INSIDER INFO

INSIDER INFO Hot tips to help you find the best places to go and things to do, save money or just help you get the information you need to maximize your stay here

CONCIERGE CORNER When visitors come to the city, it’s a good bet to find out what to see and do from our knowledgeable concierge friends. Donny Ballard, Concierge at Westin Peachtree Plaza, gives us his tips. I was born in Atlanta and I am honored to be a concierge here at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. I am honored to be a member of the Concierge Society of Atlanta and love what I do. I love telling my guests to visit ... The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. This is a true treasure here in Atlanta. While visiting here, you are able to see the gravesite of Dr. and Mrs. King. Every time I am standing in front of the tombs, I am reminded just how much Dr. King did for the world and how much he accomplished until his death at 39 years old. One of my favorite dining options is… Our very own Sun Dial Restaurant here at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Situated on the uppermost floors, the views are amazing! This is a distinct Atlanta dining experience that makes the most of the city’s proximity to local, farm-to-table ingredients. The Sun Dial features an upscale restaurant, a cocktail lounge and an observatory level. One of my favorite meals here is the shrimp and grits.

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Enjoy also the Mose Davis Trio every Wednesday & Thursday evening from 7-11 p.m. Mose is a former member of The Counts and has performed nationwide for more than 30 years. This jazz trio is simply amazing. I tell my guests to shop ... I love to recommend to my guests to shop, play and have fun at Little Five Points. Little Five Points is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Inman Park, Edgewood, Candler Park, Lake Claire and Poncey-Highland. Little Five Points is such a unique area to visit while in Atlanta. You could spend an hour or all day at this amazing place. Every year, we have the Little Five Points Halloween Parade, which will be on October 20 this year. This is so much fun and you just never know who or what you may see.

ATLANTA WELCOMES... SEPT. 2

OCT. 7-10

2018 ESPN MEAC/SWAC Challenge

AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience

SEPT. 12-14 2018 Ernst & Young Americas Partner Meeting

OCT. 19

SEPT. 23-26

OCT. 15-17

2018 WSIA Annual Marketplace

MEDTRADE 2018

2018 Cable-Tec Expo

SEPT. 28OCT. 3 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo

Have a magical day, everyone. Share your unique joy with the world today and every day!

BIG SAVINGS ON TOP ATTRACTIONS

Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza offers incredible 360° views of Atlanta

VISITOR INFORMATION

Make Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) your first stop in Atlanta and enjoy a helping hand from its highly-trained staff and volunteers.

HARTSFIELD-JACKSON ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: North Terminal Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.*

Atlanta CityPASS shaves 40 percent off admission to five top attractions, including the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studio Tours, a choice between Zoo Atlanta or the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and a choice between Fernbank Museum of Natural History or the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. For 20 years, CityPASS has been the premier product for travelers who want to visit a destination’s most popular sights while enjoying significant savings. Buy your Atlanta CityPASS online today to get the lowest price. The prices are $76 + tax for adults and $61 + tax for children 3-12. Atlanta.net/citypass

UNDERGROUND ATLANTA: 65 Upper Alabama St., downtown Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m.* *These hours are subject to change.

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EXPLORE

HOW DO YOU ATL? Whether you are interested in hitting the great outdoors, exploring our arts scene or scoping out the scene at an annual festival, we have ideas for you.

SPORTS SPECTATOR

tt MEAC/SWAC Challenge. An early season matchup of HBCU football teams from the Mid-Eastern and Southwest athletic conferences makes its debut at Georgia State Stadium, Sept. 2. www.meacswacchallenge.com

If there’s nothing more exciting than hearing the crowd roar on game day, then check out our playbook of all the sporting events you can catch. Home-field advantage included. Foam finger is not.

Nearby: Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt. Come to this celebrated shack for their famous ribs, Brunswick stew, smoked turkey and brisket. www.daddydz.com

ARTS AND THEATER AFICIONADO

BATTERMAN

Whether you’re into gallery gazing or want to snag front row seats to the latest theater premiere, Atlanta’s symphony of sights and sounds will tempt from all areas of town.

tt ELEVATE Cascade. Cascade Heights hosts the latest installment of ELEVATE, a temporary public art program that seeks to invigorate the Atlanta area through visual art, performances, and cultural events, Oct. 18-21. www.elevateatlart.com

OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST

tt A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Alliance Theatre presents a whimsical, outdoor adaptation of the Shakespeare tale at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Sept. 5-Oct. 21. www.alliancetheatre.org

Explore the great outdoors one sunny site at a time. Take a walk in the many gardens, wooded trails and paved paths around the city or brave the waters in a canoe, kayak or paddleboard.

Nearby: Atlanta Botanical Garden. You’re already there, so tour the grounds, which will include Imaginary Worlds, giant sculptures made from flowers and plants, and in October, Scarecrows in the Garden. www.atlantabg.org

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tt Nina Simone: Four Women. This play uses the framework of one of Simone’s most blistering songs to give voice to a group of women, Sept. 25-Oct. 21 at Southwest Arts Center. www.truecolorstheatre.org

Embrace the city’s heritage with not only the MLK Jr. National Historic Site but with many other significant sites brimming with the rich African American culture woven together that makes up the fabric of Atlanta.

Nearby: Arnika Dawkins Gallery. This gallery is devoted to presenting fine art from both emerging and established photographers, specializing in images by African Americans and of African Americans. www.adawkinsgallery.com

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tt A3C Festival. Check out two stages of hip-hop including performers Wu-Tang Clan and Lil Wayne, DJs spinning, food trucks and games, Oct. 3-7 at the Georgia Freight Depot. www.a3cfestival.com

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Are artist markets your jam? Or, maybe you think festival food is far more interesting than jam whether it’s turkey legs, funnel cakes or a gourmet food truck. Get a feel for the neighborhood vibe and stay for the live music.

Nearby: The Beautiful Restaurant. Sit down at this favorite dining destination for homestyle breakfast, lunch or dinner. www.beautifulrestaurant-atlanta.com

Nearby: Landmark Diner. Open 24 hours a day, this Luckie Street location serves Italian and Greek platters, breakfast and sandwiches. www.landmarkdiner.com


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Run Like Hell. Oakland Cemetery’s fun 5K on Oct. 13 is the largest cemetery run in the nation and takes participants through the beautiful grounds, and includes a costume contest. www.oaklandcemetery.com

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tt Nearby: Tour Oakland Cemetery. All Run Like Hell participants may stay after the race for a complimentary guided walking mini-tour of Oakland Cemetery given by an expert guide. www.oaklandcemetery.com

tt FLUX: Grant Park. This art event Sept. 27-30 features installations and performances and runs during park hours, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. http://fluxprojects.art

Nearby: Dakota Blue. Only a block away from Grant Park sits this casual eatery serving Mexican and American fare for brunch, lunch and dinner. www.dakotablueatlanta.com

tt Halloween Hikes. Take the family on a welllit hike through the forest to meet woodland creatures and hear about their lives, Oct. 20-21 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. www.chattnaturecenter.org

Nearby: Old Mill Park. Visit the ruins of the Roswell Manufacturing Co. mills at Vickery Creek, then walk trails that connect to the Chattahoochee River trail system by starting at a covered bridge. www.roswellgov.com

tt Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness. In this exhibition featuring more than 70 photographs, visual activist Muholi, whose preferred pronouns are they and them, uses their body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Sept. 14-Dec. 8. www.museum.spelman.edu

Nearby: Ancient African History Museum. This museum focuses on the prehistoric through medieval periods of African history and displays unique and diverse art forms. www.ancientafricanhistorymuseum.com

tt Old Fourth Ward Beer Festival. Celebrate a day of craft beer tasting featuring local beer makers, located alongside current and future Atlanta BeltLine trails, Sept. 22. www.oldfourthwardfallfest.com/old-4th-wardbeer-festival

Nearby: Lingering Shade Social Club. Along the BeltLine sits this charming destination serving cocktails, local brews, southern appetizers and piano entertainment. www.lingeringshade.com

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It might be getting cooler but the temperature rises with Atlanta’s hot fall festivals and events. Food, fandom, arts, crafts and music all make this season tops. BY KAREN LOPEZ

A music lover’s dream, Music Midtown rocks back into Piedmont Park Sept. 15 and 16 for two days of rock and roll, hip hop, electronic, pop and more on four stages. This year’s stellar lineup features headliners Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone and Fall Out Boy in addition to Khalid, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Gucci Mane, Borns, Janelle Monae and more. Atlanta’s premier music festival can build up an appetite, and

Music Midtown satisfies with some of the city’s favorite local bites. And, it’s not all about the music. The festival also boasts interactive sponsorship experiences and a Ferris wheel for a birds-eye view of the festival and picturesque views of the Midtown skyline. Super VIP and VIP tickets add on premium views, gourmet food and complimentary beverages. www.musicmidtown.com Pack a picnic and experience the garden sanctuary of historic Oakland Cemetery during Sunday in the Park on Sept. 30 from 12-6 p.m. Hailing from the tradition of citizens gathering in local cemeteries – often the only public greenspaces in town – to celebrate life and remember the departed, this year’s 40th annual event brings together the community to experience living history performances, an artist market, tours, food trucks, music, crafts

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Bigger and better than ever, ONE MusicFest makes its annual return with two days of live music Sept. 8-9. This annual urban progressive festival stakes claim in a new, larger location – Central Park in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward – and features twice the number of artists as in years past. Rocking the lineup are headliners NAS, Cardi B and Miguel along with Jeezy, Big Sean, H.E.R., Common, Brandy, August Green, George Clinton with Parliament and more. www.onemusicfest.com

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for children and a historical costume contest. Located less than a mile from Downtown, Oakland Cemetery is an architectural showplace and the final resting place of notable citizens including Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones and Maynard Jackson along with early settlers, Civil War soldiers and civil rights pioneers. www.oaklandcemetery.com The Atlanta Pride Festival, the largest Pride event in the country and one of the top five in the United States, takes over Piedmont Park and Midtown Atlanta Oct. 12-15. Now in its 48th year, the event celebrates the advances of the LGBTQ community with an official kickoff party at the Georgia Aquarium on Oct.

12, the colorful Atlanta Pride Parade stepping off near the Civic Center MARTA Station and ending in Piedmont Park on Sunday, Oct. 14 at noon, marches, live entertainment and numerous educational, social and community initiatives. www.atlantapride.org For an experience like no other, pop over to Downtown on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, for Dragon Con -– the city’s internationally known pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention. More than 80,000 attendees from around the world and all 50 states convene for a fun, action-packed weekend of more than 3,500 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, cosplay, celebrity appearances and autograph sessions,

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workshops and more. The fan favorite Dragon Con parade marches down Peachtree Street lined with tens of thousands of spectators on Saturday, Sept. 1 starting at 10 a.m. with celebrities and costumed participants including superheroes, Marvel villains, stormtroopers, and sci-fi and horror characters, to name just a few. www.dragoncon.org The award-winning Yellow Daisy Festival blooms at Stone Mountain Park Sept. 6-9. Marking its 50th anniversary in 2018, the event took root as a small arts and crafts

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This year’s Pumpkin Festival is ripe for the picking at Stone Mountain Park, Sept. 22-Oct. 28 (select dates). During the day, enjoy a celebrity pumpkin encounter with Spookley the Square Pumpkin; visit Spookley’s Funtastic Kids Carnival with boardwalk games; listen

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show and has grown to a four-day festival that still exudes small town charm with some 400 artists and crafters, demonstrations, shopping, live entertainment, children’s activities and fabulous food. The Yellow Daisy Festival has been voted one of the top arts and crafts shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event and has won multiple Southeast Festival and Events Association awards. www.stonemountainpark.com

to classic and contemporary tales during Adventure Tales Storytelling; join in the DanceA-Long Party Parade; devour the competition in the Pie Eating Contest; and experience the park’s exciting attractions including the Scenic Railroad, Summit Skyride and Skyhike. New in 2018, stick around for Glow By Night as thousands of jack-o-lanterns light up the park. Other not-so-spooky activities include flashlight tours of Dinosaur Explore, glow-inthe-dark mini golf and more. www.stonemountainpark.com

of Atlanta’s foodie scene with more than 100 of the city’s best restaurants offering samples of their most craveworthy menu items along with live cooking demos from top chefs, the culmination of a multi-round Barcraft Competition crowning the city’s best mixologist and live music. VIP Grand Tasting Experience ticket holders are granted exclusive access to 10 select restaurants, pours from craft beer, wine and cocktail makers and a commemorative drinking glass. www.tasteofatlanta.com

Bring a hearty appetite for food, craft beverages and more during Taste of Atlanta Oct. 19-21 in Historic Fourth Ward Park adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine. The annual culinary extravaganza showcases the best

Both Yellow Daisy Festival (left) and Pumpkin Festival (right) attract visitors to Stone Mountain Park; Historic Fourth Ward Park hosts this year’s Taste of Atlanta

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Blockbuster performances abound as Atlanta’s community of theaters raise curtains for the 2018-19 season. Fresh off a complete renovation of its theatre space, Alliance Theater unveils its new Coca-Cola Stage and its 50th anniversary season with five world premieres and regional premieres of two musicals. Fall performances include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Sept. 5-Oct. 21, outdoors at Atlanta Botanical Garden; “Nick’s Flamingo Grill,” Sept. 29-Oct. 28; family series “Paige in Full,” Oct. 6-13; and Theatre for the Very Young’s “Little Raindrop Songs,” Oct. 2-Nov. 4. Theatrical Outfit’s 2018-19 “Season of Beauty” kicks off with “The Book of Will,” the story of a group of devoted writers, actors and friends working together to preserve the legacy of William Shakespeare, Sept. 9. “The Royale” follows Oct. 10-Nov. 4 and chronicles the dreams of Jay “The Sport” Jackson to be the first heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Theatrical Outfit holds productions at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s in downtown Atlanta. 7 Stages Theatre has brought emerging local, national and international performances to Atlanta audiences since 1979. This fall, 7 Stages presents “Waiting for Godot,” Sept. 27-Oct. 14, a classic tragicomic absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, about two drifters waiting for a mysterious stranger to arrive. The ”sophisticated and funky, casual and friendly” Horizon Theatre Company in Little Five Points presents “Nomad Motel,” Sept. 21-Oct. 21. The play chronicles the unlikely friendship between Alix, living with her family in a tiny motel room, and Mason, living alone in a large, empty home, as they learn to overcome their parents’ mistakes. The Atlanta Shakespeare Company comprises a talented group of professionals who produce and perform the works of William Shakespeare. Fall performances include “In Repertory: Henry The Fourth Parts One and Two Parts,” Sept. 15-Oct. 21, followed by “Macbeth,” Oct. 21-Nov.4. Performances are held at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse in downtown Atlanta. -KL


HIGH MUSEUM OF ART REBOOT Learning Gallery space will become CREATE, an open studio devoted to encourage the creative process. The newly created second gallery space, EXPERIENCE, will be enable visitors to explore what art means, how it feels, and where it can take us. Each gallery will feature a quiet space with activities designed for reflection as well as an area specifically for infants and toddlers. www.high.org

Right: Shingaba W’Ossin (Chippewa) by Henry Inman

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Minotaurus, cast bronze on sandstone base by Nandipha Mntambo, soon to be on view at the High.

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High Museum of Art will complete a major reinstallation of its collection galleries, debuting in October 2018. The reinstallation will create engaging experiences for visitors and improve accessibility throughout the High’s facilities. The reinstallation will feature iconic masterworks and recent acquisitions never on view before at the High, such as Kara Walker’s monumental cut-paper installation “The Jubilant Martyrs of Obsolescence and Ruin” and Shingaba W’Ossin (Chippewa) by Henry Inman. The new gallery organization will explore connections across genres and time periods, and will incorporate selections from the High’s holdings of works related to the American South, from historical decorative arts and American paintings to civil rights photography. Other improvements include revised wall configurations in the Stent Family Wing to create new pathways and improve sight lines, system upgrades to better protect light sensitive artworks, a new special exhibition space on the Stent Family Wing Second Level, a new photography gallery location, a new works on paper gallery and a “black box” space for works from its new media collection. The New Greene Family Learning Gallery will expand to include a 2,000-square-foot space across the hall from its current footprint. With age appropriate activities for infants through age eight, the area will have multisensory elements cutting edge technology and hands on activities. The current Greene Family

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Left: Trick Or Treat at the Museum at Children’s Museum of Atlanta; Above: Serenbe Playhouse presents The Sleepy Hollow Experience; Below: Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia

HALLOWEEN IN ATLANTA Specters, ghouls and grim creatures rise from the many dark corners of Atlanta’s spookiest haunts. If that’s not your thing during the city’s scariest season, plenty of not-so-frightening family fun abounds. CONTAINMENT HAUNTED HOUSE Face your fears at this haunt built out of 26 shipping containers and linked together by maze hallways and rooms. Sept. 21-Nov. 3 Classic Paintball in Lithia Springs www.containmenthauntedhouse.com

FRIGHT FEST Show up at the park for thrills during the day and chills at night. Terrifying nightmares start with seven new attractions, four haunted mazes and one fabulously frightening show. Hundreds of ghoulish creatures will lurk in the park as you dare to enter haunted attractions looming large.

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Sept. 22-Oct. 31 (select nights) Six Flags Over Georgia www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia

THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE This immersive Halloween experience follows five sold out seasons and includes the retelling of the classic American ghost story. This is a traveling nighttime performance with no seating. A daytime family performance is also offered. Sept. 26-Nov. 4 Serenbe Playhouse www.serenbeplayhouse.com

13 STORIES HAUNTED HOUSE Travel through areas simulated to look like a 13-story attraction, including the extreme haunt Sacrifice, and the Apocalypse Zombie Kill Experience, Sept. 28-Nov. 3 Newnan www.13storieshauntedhouse.com

NETHERWORLD HAUNTED HOUSE In its new home this year, Netherworld’s popular over-the-top special effects, unique

makeup, elaborate costuming, skilled stunt actors and unusual themes will be presented with two new larger themed attractions — The Awakened and Subject: Unknown. Oct. 5-Nov. 4 2076 West Park Place Blvd. www.fearworld.com

THE GHASTLY DREADFULS Fun for the living and the dead, the band is back and they’re alive - or are they? Watch as the merry phantoms weave stories, devilish dance and terrifying songs into a creepy jamboree. Oct. 10-27 Center for Puppetry Arts www.puppet.org

A TOUR OF SOUTHERN GHOSTS Take a lantern-lit walk at Historic Square with six storytellers spinning yarns that are a bit scary and humorous but always appropriate for young kids. Oct. 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 Stone Mountain Park www.stonemountainpark.com


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CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF OAKLAND Popular nighttime tours of the historic cemetery will present costumed docents leading tours through the beautifully lit Victorian gardens with live music. Oct. 18-28 Oakland Cemetery www.oaklandcemetery.com

HALLOWEEN HIKES Take the family on a well-lit hike through the forest to meet woodland creatures and hear about their lives. It’s the perfect non-scary alternative to traditional Halloween events. Oct. 19-20, 26-27 Chattahoochee Nature Center www.chattnaturecenter.org

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN A family friendly evening of thrills throughout the gardens and haunted historic houses with food for purchase and kid friendly activities. Oct. 19 Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com

If you’re looking for history and adventure, big things await you at Atlanta History Center. Our intown experience features 33 acres of destinations, exhibitions, programming, and interactive activities for all ages. Come make history with us!

OWL-O-WEEN Features hot air balloon flows, tethered rides, trick or treating and entertainment. Oct. 19-20 Kennesaw State University www.owl-o-ween.com

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LITTLE FIVE POINTS HALLOWEEN PARADE AND FESTIVAL The parade starts at 4 p.m. with a ghastly display of decorated floats carrying characters, ghouls and even a zombie or two. Come early for live music and food. Oct. 20 Little Five Points neighborhood www.l5phalloween.com

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ZOO ATLANTA

BOO AT THE ZOO Join the animals for treats throughout the zoo, costumed characters and the Zoo Boo Town. Don’t forget a costume! Oct. 20-21, 27-28 Zoo Atlanta www.zooatlanta.org

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In addition to Scarecrows in the Garden, Fest-of-Ale allows visitors to view the scarecrows on Thursday evenings by flashlight from 5-10 p.m. and on Oct. 25, you’ll also find the Great Pumpkin Carving Contest. Harvest themed activities will be available on the weekends for kids and on Oct. 28, kids are invited for Goblins in the Garden. October Atlanta Botanical Garden www.atlantabg.org

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Enjoy a day of Halloween-themed fun at Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat (Oct. 27) including treats for kids in costumes, games and music. Fright Night (Oct. 26) is for those 21 and up and is a screaming good time featuring a DJ, costume contest, cocktails and small plates. Oct. 26-27 Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org

Enjoy a scavenger hunt, candy cauldrons and face painting. Kids ages 3-12 with costumes receive free admission and a trickor-treat bag. Oct. 27-28 Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame www.cfbhall.com

More than 200 curated vendors from 20+ states selling antiques, vintage & artisan-made goods.

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Enjoy Halloween themed arts and crafts, science experiments, prizes and surprises. Purchase tickets in advance. Oct. 27 Children’s Museum of Atlanta www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

Includes trick or treating, a family friendly costume contest, an all-ages dance party, and food trucks. Oct. 26 Callanwolde Fine Arts Center www.callanwolde.org

HALLOWEEN AT HOGWARTS Join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor Stephen Mulligan for a magical afternoon including a costume contest before the show. Oct. 28 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra www.atlantasymphony.org

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GEORGIA A-SCARY-UM The aquarium will be a welcome fright during the month of October with trick-or-treat stations throughout the galleries. October Georgia Aquarium www.georgiaaquarium.org

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Rooftop Patio at Gypsy Kitchen

UP ON THE ROOF Take in the cooler fall temperatures as you survey the city skyline perched on a rooftop patio. BY LIESL MERKEL AND LAURA SCHOLZ

GYPSY KITCHEN

5CHURCH ATLANTA

The stunning rooftop patio at Gypsy Kitchen can be found in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, and is as vibrant as the restaurant’s Spanish- and Moroccan-inspired cuisine. Settle in for gentle breezes and views of the busy Buckhead skyline with a charcuterie & cheese board or Embutidos like jamon iberico, sobrassada and chorizo. Share a few tapas – grilled spanish octopus and whipped goat cheese with preserved mushrooms and cashews are good choices to accompany cocktails like the Spice Trader with Elijah Craig Small Batch bourbon, ginger beer, lime, honey, apricot and cayenne. While open nightly for dinner starting at 5 p.m., the restaurant also has a special late menu with munchies like chicken croquetas and poutine. The real draw is Basque in the Sun Sundays, where you can enjoy paella on the patio, a live flamenco guitarist, half off select bottles of wine and $6 glasses of rosé. www.gypsykitchenatl.com

5Church Atlanta, an outpost of the Charlottebased restaurant, serves New American food in a contemporary decor. Step inside this Midtown locale and you’ll find glittering chandeliers and large paintings created by local artists, setting a neo-Victorian tone for the dining room. Hop up on the contemporary rooftop patio for a starter of ahi tuna poke and nighttime views of the Midtown sky. Breathe in the upbeat vibe while sipping signature cocktails such as Holy WaterFour Roses Bourbon, sweet tea, blue agave, blackberries and mint. Known for steaks, the restaurant’s “60 Second” Prime New York Steak– seared only on one side and cooked until the rest of the steak meets a medium rare temperature – and the Lamb Porterhouse are tops for steak lovers. Coastal influences such as shrimp and grits and a comforting Short Rib Pappardelle will satisfy. 5Church features rotating DJs playing a blend of top hits and Latin beats from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. www.5churchatlanta.com

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NEW REALM BREWING COMPANY The Atlanta BeltLine has produced many top dining destinations and hangouts, and recently New Realm Brewing Company was added to the docket, right down the road from Ponce City Market. Watch the sun set from the rooftop patio and start out sampling one of the brewery’s beers that includes several IPAs, Euphonia Pilsner and Perun Pale Ale. A rotating batch of German-style beers will also be on tap in September and October featuring a Kölsch, a Hefeweizen and a Märzen. Head to the rooftop patio and order a few bites like BBQ Shrimp Open Faced Tacos, crispy corned beef egg rolls, Spicy Korean pork cheek buns or Georgia peanut hummus. Then, share a wood fired pizza with the crew and save some room for Campfire S’mores. Tours are offered on a walk-in basis every hour, and the rooftop is open at 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 12 p.m. on Sunday. www.newrealmbrewing.com

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Above: New Realm Brewing Company; Below: Sky Lounge, on top of the Glenn Hotel; Right: 5Church Atlanta

the world by ABC.com –overlooks Centennial Olympic Park and offers panoramic views of the downtown city skyline. Open nightly starting at 6 p.m., Sky Lounge serves small bites like crabcakes, pimento cheese and bacon-wrapped dates, plus handcrafted cocktails, beer and wine. This one-of-a-kind destination is a must for visitors, even in the rain. The rooftop space is covered, and special panels keep the wind out during the cooler months but magically don’t obstruct the view. Order the Glenntini - the signature vodka beverage of the roof. Be sure to call ahead, as the lounge often closes for private events. www.glennsskylounge.com

cheddar cornbread and pickled jalapeno butter or Springer Mountain chicken with black-eyed pea ragout, tomato relish and grilled romaine. Executive chef Jonathan McDowell’s menu also offers shining gems such as the Nine Mile Patty Melt – a brisket and short rib patty with mortadella, fontina, caramelized onion and

garlic aioli, and crispy pork belly with collard greens, poached egg and frisee. Be sure to check out Skyline Park as well, also located on the roof and offering a boardwalk-style experience with carnival games, a giant slide, mini golf and more. www.9milestation.com

Located on the roof of Ponce City Market, this upscale beer garden offers sweeping skyline views and a selection of craft beers from far and near, including Georgia-based breweries Creature Comforts and Scofflaw. Centrally situated, the airy eatery boasts Instagram-worthy shots of Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead skylines along with an eclectic beer list and spirited cocktails. Stake your seat high above the world to dig into smoked baby back ribs with fennel slaw,

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HOTEL CLERMONT

Are you a fan of crisp air conditioning? That’s one of the many amenities listed for the hotel rooms. Complimentary wi-fi, pressed sheets, La Bottega toiletries, tiled bathrooms and king- or queen-sized beds are all offered with jazzy, contemporary furnishings. If you prefer to bunk with three of your closest friends, bunk rooms are also available. For locals and fans of the late Anthony Bourdain’s show “The Layover,” yes, the iconic Clermont Lounge is still open on site. For more information, just ask a local. www.hotelclermont.com -LM

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This once popular 1924 motor lodge has reclaimed its coveted place on Ponce de Leon Avenue. Hotel Clermont recently reopened after an extensive renovation to reveal a boutique, retro establishment that remembers its roots. With its motto “Where anything goes and everyone’s welcome,” that leaves a lot of space for interpretation, and fun. Food and drink are a large part of the Hotel Clermont experience, and Tiny Lou’s, a French-American brasserie with Southern influence, dishes out an upbeat vibe with the French-focused wine list and swinging cocktails. Will it be Vidalia Onion Soup or a plate of Burgundy Snails for a starter? You might dig the Pomme Frites and a double stacked Clermont Burger. Watch your worries melt on The Roof Top, offering views of the vibrant lights and buzz of the city. Get your kicks while kicking back on the throwback furniture, astroturf underneath, with a swank beverage. Downstairs, The Lobby Bar with its bourbon-heavy offerings and small bites from Tiny Lou’s will beckon for visitation before or after a night on the town. The next morning, Cafe Clermont’s Revelator coffee will revive.

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Sports & Social: Inside the complex that is Live! At the Battery Atlanta, this twostory sports bar and restaurant hosts a golf simulator, a 30-foot TV great for watching sports, wrap-around patio and bonfire pits. PBR Atlanta: A Coors Banquet Bar: Also inside Live! At the Battery Atlanta, cowboy cool meets urban chic with a stage for live music, dance floor, lounge area, outdoor patio, bars and the world’s meanest mechanical bull. Terrapin Taproom at The Battery Atlanta: Beer, barbecue and sports are staples of the South, and Terrapin Taproom delivers with Terrapin beer (some brewed onsite at the adjacent Terrapin ATL Brew Lab) and plenty of televisions strategically positioned. Dantanna’s Downtown: Combines culinary excellence with sports entertainment and a wide variety of menu options.

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With an abundance of professional and college sports teams and state-of-the-art stadiums, Atlanta has long been a destination for fans. Can’t score a ticket to the big game or just want a cozy spot to cheer on your favorite team? Head to one of these popular places.

Left: Sports & Social; Right: Meehan’s Public House

Hudson Grille Downtown and Midtown: Features 50 draft beers, signature wings, award-winning burgers, cocktails and all the games to watch from the comfort of your chair. STATS Brewpub: The expansive restaurant and brewpub is one of the only bars in the U.S. boasting a beer tap system on select tables allowing guests to pour their own beer. Taco Mac (Metropolis and VirginiaHighland): Find the best wings in town and 150 beers at this sports oasis. Marlow’s Tavern (Midtown): A neighborhood gathering spot serving American tavern fare and cocktails with burgers, pastrami egg rolls and firecracker shrimp.

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Twin Peaks Buckhead: This sports lodge offers barrel aged whiskey and comfort food satisfying enough for the appetite of an axe man. Braves All Star Grill: This downtown location loads the bases with a chef-inspired menu, signature house cocktails and massive video screens for game-day viewing. Meehan’s Public House: Promising to keep your pints and stomach filled, Meehan’s boasts a menu of classic Irish dishes and game-watching snacks including Reuben egg rolls, fried pickles, pub nachos and H&F pretzel bites.

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FANTASTIC SPOTS FOR FRIED CHICKEN Fried chicken is undeniably Southern and Atlanta’s love for this hot and tasty legacy is experienced best at these restaurants. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken – Gus’s hails from Memphis. Lucky for Atlantans, Gus’s Fried Chicken decided to open up in Atlanta with crispy, spicy and juicy fried chicken. Find it downtown in the Peachtree Center Mall food court. JCT. Kitchen – JCT. Kitchen has been a mainstay for incredible fried chicken since its opening in 2007 by chef and restaurateur Ford Fry. The Westside hot spot for Southern cuisine has become such a favorite for fried chicken that they’re filling buckets of it every first Sunday in the month for Fried Chicken & Oyster Sundays at the JCT. Bar. Paschal’s – What began as a small 30-seat lunch restaurant has transformed into a beautiful restaurant with a rich history, making its home in Castleberry Hill. Its signature dish, available since 1947, and the most popular, comes with a leg, wing and chicken breast.

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Watershed – It takes a whole three days to make this delish dish. A half chicken is brined, soaked in buttermilk, coated with flour and spices, and fried. It’s served with a side of biscuits, of course. You’ll have to plan accordingly if you want it, though. It’s only available on Wednesdays and sells out quickly.

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Sway – Unlike many Southern restaurants that serve fried chicken, the version at Sway at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, comes with a breast, leg and thigh. The dish is so big that it is served in its own skillet. Brined for 24 hours, it’s such a customer favorite that Sway is going to start selling it at the market in the hotel, which offers foods to go. Hop’s Chicken – This Ponce City Market stall is easily noticeable from the long line of people wrapped around to get a bite of this tasty inclusion into the Atlanta fried chicken scene. Hop’s Chicken from James Beard Award-winning chef Linton Hopkins was one of the first Atlanta restaurants to dabble in the hot chicken craze and it’s paid off heavily with droves of hungry patrons wanting the hot and spicy fried chicken iteration. Mary Mac’s – Super friendly service is one of the reasons that Mary Mac’s has remained popular for so many years. Fried chicken is one of the customer favorites. South City Kitchen – The Springer Mountain Farms Fried Chicken comes with collard greens, red bliss potatoes and honeythyme jus. Tupelo Honey Café – Tupelo Honey’s southern favorites are served up in a funky décor complete with fancy cocktails and friendly service. Fried chicken breast is a signature item. Chick-a-Biddy – Looking for a delicious gluten-free fried chicken? Check out this spot for tasty fried chicken. Get the braised Brussels sprouts side dish, too. White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails – Chef Todd Richards serves up some tasty Springer Mountain Farms Chicken with his classic recipe. Perfect for entertaining your out-of-town guests, the restaurant is centrally located Downtown. -Malika Bowling

Pioneers of the “Farm to Table” movement in Atlanta Horseradish Grill has been providing upscale, fresh, Southern food to Atlantans since 1994. The restaurant offers a beautiful patio, an extensive wine collection, and as the latest Zagat review stated, “Southern Comfort at every turn.”

4320 Powers Ferry Road n Atlanta, GA 30342 404.255.7277 n www.horseradishgrill.com Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

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WHERE TO HEAR LIVE MUSIC We’ve heard it again and again — Where can I see live music when I’m in town? Here are a few picks from our team and some experts in the field. DOWNTOWN

MIDTOWN

The Tabernacle. A former church, now a multilevel music venue. The Cotton Club is located in the basement and presents local acts. www.tabernacleatl.com

Red Light Café. Intimate listening room vibe featuring local bands, open mic nights and a monthly burlesque review. This all-ages venue offers a full menu and bar featuring an extensive craft beer selection. www.redlightcafe.com

Hard Rock Cafe. Rock bands hit the stage in Velvet Underground, an intimate venue connected to the restaurant. www.hardrock.com/cafes/atlanta Trader Vic’s. Located in the basement of the Hilton Atlanta, Trader Vic’s hosts live music each Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. www.tradervicsatl.com The Masquerade. Established in 1990 and recently relocated to Kenny’s Alley at Underground Atlanta, the venue features three levels showcasing indie rock, punk, metal and rockabilly. www.masqueradeatlanta.com

The Drunken Unicorn. Located beneath Friends on Ponce, this venue is literally underground with punk, electronic and hip hop acts. MJQ Concourse is an adjoining dance spot. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net Center Stage. Center Stage Theatre, The Loft and Vinyl serve three areas for national acts and smaller, local bands. www.centerstage-atlanta.com Woodruff Arts Center. The Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra plays here. www.woodruffcenter.org

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City Winery. A fully functioning winery that presents intimate concerts. www.citywinery.com/atlanta

State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park. Loved local outdoor music venue where patrons picnic under the stars. www.classicchastain.com

Venkman’s. Features rock and roll, bluegrass, soul, salsa, country swing, and much more with a hip vibe. www.venkmans.com

Johnny’s Hideaway. One of Atlanta’s oldest nightclubs with DJs spinning hits from the 50s to today. www.johnnyshideaway.com

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LITTLE FIVE POINTS The Variety Playhouse. Hosts rock, country, folk, bluegrass, jazz, blues and world music with tables, theater-style seats and standing areas. www.variety-playhouse.com Star Community Bar. Presents bands from the rock, garage, rockabilly, rocksteady, blues and punk genres, and a shrine to Elvis. www.starbaratlanta.com

WESTSIDE Northside Tavern. With blues seven nights a week, this institution has been voted “best dive,” “best blues club” and various other accolades since 1972. www.northsidetavern.com Terminal West. Found at the King Plow Arts Center, the 100-year-old iron and steel foundry now sports a beautiful space for bands, particularly electronic, mostly dubstep. www.terminalwestatl.com

VIRGINIA-HIGHLAND Blind Willie’s. Featuring great blues, booze and food from Memphis, Chicago and New Orleans. www.blindwilliesblues.com

EAST ATLANTA The Earl. Never mind that it serves a mean burger, The Earl is an alternative music haven and was voted one of Playboy’s 10 best rock clubs in the U.S. www.badearl.com 529. Dive bar where fans come to hear small bands in a cool atmosphere. www.529atlanta.com

The Basement. Located under The Graveyard Tavern, and relatively new to the underground club scene. The Graveyard, incidentally, is called “a sunny place for shady people.” www.basementatl.com

DECATUR Eddie’s Attic. An intimate listening room for songwriters that has launched many local artists’ careers, including Shawn Mullins, Sugarland and John Mayer. www.eddiesattic.com

ALPHARETTA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. An open-air venue hosting top acts during the temperate months. www.vzwamp.com

NORTH OF THE CITY Coca-Cola Roxy. Atlanta’s iconic music venue has been revived at The Battery Atlanta next to SunTrust Park. www.cocacolaroxy.com

SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. With pavilion roofing and a large lawn, Lakewood hosts big names during the summer. www.thelakewoodamphitheater.com Wolf Creek Amphitheater. Outdoor amphiteater for live music concerts, plays, performances and festivals. www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com


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NOW PLAYING Concert highlights of the performers appearing in Atlanta in September and October

Sept. 1 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood www.thelakewoodamphitheater.com

Childish Gambino Sept. 6 Infinite Energy Arena www.infiniteenergycenter.com

Old Crow Medicine Show Sept. 8 Tabernacle Atlanta www.tabernacleatl.com

Paul Simon Sept. 12 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood www.thelakewoodamphitheater.com

Chris Isaac Sept. 13 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra www.atlantasymphony.org

Deep Purple & Judas Priest Sept. 14 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre www.vzwamp.com

Lenny Kravitz

Frankie Valli

Sept. 21 State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park www.chastainseries.com

Sept. 29 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre www.cobbenergycentre.com

Nine Inch Nails

David Byrne

Sept. 26-27 Fox Theatre www.foxtheatre.org

Lady Antebellum Sept. 27 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre www.vzwamp.com

Daughtry Sept. 28 Tabernacle Atlanta www.tabernacleatl.com

Australian Pink Floyd Sept. 28 State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park www.chastainseries.com

Kansas Sept. 28 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre www.cobbenergycentre.com

Oct. 2 Fox Theatre www.foxtheatre.org

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Lynyrd Skynyrd & Hank Williams Jr.

Simple Minds Oct. 8 Tabernacle Atlanta www.tabernacleatl.com

Alice Cooper Oct. 10 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre www.cobbenergycentre.com

Chris Stapleton Oct. 19 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre www.vzwamp.com

Nicki Minaj and Future Oct. 26 Philips Arena www.philipsarena.com

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SHOPPING

Range Boutique

ONE-OF-A-KIND ATLANTA STORES Every savvy shopper loves to find one-of-a-kind stores. Atlanta is home to several, ranging from Paris on Ponce, a huge warehouse filled with antiques and vintage merchandise, to Huff Harrington Home, which will even sell you a buying trip to Paris. BY CAROL CARTER BUNGALOW CLASSIC Find it on Atlanta’s hip and trendy Westside. Discover new and antique home furnishings that include mirrors, rugs, pillows, furniture and fine art. Light up your life with table lamps by Pagoda, Sofia, Adrien and more. Keep your smart shopper’s eye out for the Bungalow’s selection of furniture made with reclaimed materials. Feel like splurging? Consider an elm, plank-top coffee table, circa 1860. A vintage Anatolian Isparta rug would be a nice landing spot for the coffee table. Perfect for the tabletop is a limited edition Cire Trudon candle by Yaz Bukey. Where is it? In West Midtown at 1197 Howell Mill Road www.bungalowclassic.com

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affordable, women’s clothes you want, stop in at House of Wallace. Even with decidedly classic profiles, there’s always that little something extra that gives each blouse or top a touch of attitude. A simple white shirt turns eye-catching with its zip front. A long-sleeve pullover carrying the message, “Is it too early to spike my coffee?” dives into a deep “V” on the back, where it laces up. A Coda linen crop top takes a flirty turn when paired with Ashley Nicole shorts. A Paradise skirt hovers just above the knees in the front and dips just below the knees in the back. Where is it? In Buckhead’s Andrews Square at 56 East Andrews Drive www.houseofwallace1985.com

matter, you may never return since, among everything else at Huff Harrington, this popular Atlanta retailer offer trips. Two options coming up this fall are a buying trip to Paris and a painting trip in Provence. If you’d rather not travel to France to paint, you may shop Huff Harrington’s impressive selection of fine art. In addition to these unusual retail offerings, Huff Harrington carries accessories for men, women and even babies. For men, choose from Lazyjack Press neckties, bow ties and socks. Or, surprise a man in your life with a Daniel Wellington watch. Among women’s accessories find jewelry, Viva clutches and Perla macramé totes. For the baby on your list, consider a Mademoiselle Blanche doll. There’s décor, furniture, tableware, jewelry and even design help. Picture your dining room table dressed in a set of Arte Italica Burano dinner plates. For your dinner party, you could wear a pair of Julie Vos Isabel gemstone earrings. Where is it? In Buckhead at 3872 Roswell Road www.huffharrington.com

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PARIS ON PONCE

You’d best plan to stay awhile if you’re headed to Huff Harrington Home. For that

If a shopping adventure is more your style, then take a stroll on the eclectic side at Paris


on Ponce. Several dozen curators, collectors and designers show their mostly vintage furniture and décor in nearly 50,000 square feet of warehouse fun. The folks at Paris on Ponce call it the “warehouse of dreams.” So, go ahead, dream on. Bring your impulsive side when you shop here because this place is packed with items that you won’t be able to live without once you find them. Where is it? In Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward at 716 Ponce de Leon Place www.parisonponce.com

PERIDOT Lucky for shoppers, Peridot operates two Atlanta stores, one in Buckhead and one on the Westside. Be forewarned though: This is one of those stores where the décor is so inviting, you may wish to stay, as in, “Hmmm, could I move in here?” There’s a whole lot to take in, but that’s why you shop. There’s furniture – ottomans, benches, tables, chairs; there’s fine art and vintage photography; there are decorative items like mirrors and baskets. You’ll find purses, jewelry, candles and so much more. The newer Westside store is not only bigger than the flagship location in Buckhead,

but it also carries a “design vibe” found in a wider range of furniture and linens. Indeed, Atlanta’s Westside has a reputation as the city’s design district so the new Peridot West fits right in. Where is it? The Buckhead store resides at 3193 Roswell Road. Peridot West is in the Westside Provisions District at 1183 Howell Mill Road. www.simplyperidot.com

RANGE BOUTIQUE If you find something you like at Range Boutique, snap it up because it won’t be there for long. That’s because the owner, every four to six weeks, curates a new selection of dresses, tops and tees. The Range features mostly Los Angeles-based designers intermixed with local Atlanta designers, which may be why the store describes its merchandise as California Southern Style. Range is an exclusive carrier of the majority of the labels on its racks, and stocks only limited quantities of each item. Among jewelry finds are Ingrid Ysla earrings triple hoop earrings made in Ysla’s Atlanta studio. Two notable customers are Marisa Tomei and Sheryl Crow. Now, that’s good company.

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Above: Huff Harrington Home; Middle, top: Venice City Scape Pointillism Art at 14th Street Antiques and Modern Home; Middle, bottom: Paris on Ponce; Far right: Black shorts and crop from House of Wallace.

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Where is it? In Buckhead at 3872 Roswell Road www.rangeboutique.com

14TH STREET ANTIQUES AND MODERN HOME Take a stroll through three stories packed with 19th and 20th century antiques, midcentury modern classics and even the latest in “High Design.” Browse an extensive selection of antique and contemporary art as well as antique and new lighting in the south’s largest curated group shop. Other finds include vintage handbags, jewelry, rugs, mirrors, furniture and accessories. With Atlanta being a desirable filming location, it’s no surprise that this West Midtown gem is a popular resource for set designers. “The Originals” TV series, “Devious Maids,” Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots,” “The Walking Dead,” “Hunger Games” and “Mother’s Day” are among the movies and TV series that find inspiration here. Where is it? 530 14th Street in West Midtown www.14thstreetantiques.com

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JUNKMAN’S DAUGHTER

KEVIN C. ROSE

The neighborhood of Little Five Points is known for its funky shopping and independent stores, but one mainstay has anchored the area for years, and is the best place to get the perfect costume gear for Halloween. Founded almost 26 years ago, Junkman’s Daughter now occupies 10,000 square feet of eclectic paradise, with clothing, shoes, tchotchkes, wigs, artwork, books, feather boas, mugs, lunchboxes and much more. You’ll see it on Moreland Avenue, with the psychedelic winged mural on the storefront. Come here for that perfect interesting gift and your costume accessories, and be sure to catch the Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade on Oct. 20 if you’re in town.

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OUTLET SHOPPES AT ATLANTA

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Travel up Interstate 75 North and exit at Interstate 575, where you’ll find the Outlet Shoppes at exit 9, right off the highway. The Levis Outlet is a favorite as is Columbia Factory Store, Steve Madden and, oh yes, Ghirardelli Chocolate. Even though shopping here is an outdoor experience, most of the walkways have roofs, so you can shop (and sing) in the rain. Get a milkshake to go with your burger at Johnny Rockets, and top it off with a chocolate chipper at Great American Cookies. Insider tip: In general, savings here add up to 20 to 70 percent off retail. www.theoutletshoppesatatlanta.com

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what’s next is here SO MUCH IS HAPPENING IN ATLANTA’S MOST WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOOD! Shop over 30 unique stores including the new flagship H&M store opening in November. The city’s first Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ experience is now open with Atlanta’s own NaanStop scheduled to open this fall. Look for more exciting new dining experiences opening soon – providing more than 20 fresh options. GET TO WHAT’S NEXT THE EASY WAY Ride Atlantic Station’s free shuttle from the Marta Arts Center Station. Shuttles run approximately every 10-15 minutes.

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Above: Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park; Top, right: Atlanta Hawks’ Taurean Prince; Bottom, right: MEAC/SWAC Challenge.

AUTUMN SPORTS ACTION Fall in Atlanta means crisp, cool air alongside a hefty sports lineup filled to the brim with baseball, basketball, football and more! Here are just some of the many must-see happenings taking place across the city in September and October. BY WENDY BOWMAN As the 2018 season draws to a close at SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Braves continue to present exciting promotions. Weekly favorites include Friday Night Fireworks, Kids Run the Bases and Alumni Sundays, with giveaways on the lineup featuring a duo of bobbleheads: a Babe Ruth Boston Braves statue to celebrate the team’s history (Sept. 4) and one designed by pitcher Mike Foltyniewicz (Sept. 15). Fans also can enjoy special themed games. Coming up is College Football Night (Sept. 1), with attendees invited to wear their Braves hats and favorite college shirts to herald the return of collegiate football; Los Bravos Day (Sept. 16), celebrating the Hispanic culture and presenting an appearance of the players in their

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Los Bravos jerseys versus the Washington Nationals; and Fan Appreciation Day (Sept. 23), with surprise giveaways and activities to thank spectators for a great season of Braves baseball. Looking for an even more exclusive trip to the ballpark? Check out the team’s VIP and Ultimate VIP Experiences, including VIP credentials and gift bags, behindthe-scenes tours and more. www.braves.com Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United rounds out its season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, complete with a talent-packed roster that includes midfielder Miguel Almirón, forward Josef Martinez and off-season signee Ezequiel Barco. Game highlights will include a Sept. 22 matchup featuring the Real Salt

Lake and an Oct. 21 clash against Chicago Fire. www.atlutd.com The Atlanta Hawks are set to tip off the 2018-19 NBA preseason at Philips Arena in early October under new head coach Lloyd Pierce. Although the schedule had not yet been released at press time, fans can look forward to a roster filled with returning players including All-Rookie Second Team selections John Collins and Taurean Prince, plus new players such as Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman. While at the arena, be sure to take in the venue’s new look as well — complete with lots of unique experiences on every level, including the new Hawks Bar designed in the shape of the team’s Pacman logo just a few feet from the court. www.hawks.com Thinking about attending a pro football game on your next visit to the city? The Atlanta Falcons open their regular season at home at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a nationally-televised matchup Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. against the division-rival Carolina Panthers. This should be another outstanding year for the team, which is projected not only to reach the playoffs but to vie for the NFC crown and play in the Super Bowl for


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GAME DATES Highlights of sporting events in Atlanta during September and October. For a complete listing, visit Atlanta.net.

ATLANTA BRAVES SunTrust Park www.braves.com

the second time in three years … this time in their own stadium. Of special note: The Home Depot Backyard opens next to the stadium in September, featuring 11 acres of greenspace ideal for game-day tailgaters. Parking and tailgating packages are available at mercedesbenzstadium.com. On the city’s varsity football scene, this year’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game [www.Chickfil-AKickoffGame.com] presents an exciting face-off between the No. 7 Washington Huskies and No. 8 Auburn Tigers Sept. 1 at MercedesBenz Stadium to launch the college football season. The next day at noon, the MEAC/SWAC Challenge [www.meacswacchallenge.com] — an early season matchup of HBCU football teams from the Mid-Eastern and Southwest athletic conferences —makes its debut at Georgia State Stadium. The ESPN Events-owned and operated game will see the SWAC’s Prairie View A&M take on MEAC team North Carolina Central live on ESPN2, with a three-year agreement ensuring the contest will be held in Atlanta annually on Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. Meanwhile the Georgia State Panthers [www. georgiastatesports.com] and Georgia Tech

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vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, Sept. 1-2

Left: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan; Above: 2017 FedExCup Champion Justin Thomas.

Yellow Jackets [www.ramblinwreck.com] are in action through November … and don’t forget the always-exciting season-ending matchup starring Georgia Tech and the Georgia Bulldogs [www.georgiadogs.com] set for Nov. 24 in the nearby town of Athens. Finally, prepare to have a ball Sept. 19-23 when the TOUR Championship returns to historic East Lake Golf Club — the home course of the legendary Bobby Jones. Following 40 weeks of the regular season and three playoff events, the top 30 players on the PGA TOUR battle it out at this highlyanticipated annual event to see who will emerge as tournament champ as well as the winner of the 2018 FedExCup. The 2017 TOUR Championship was a rousing success, with Xander Schauffele winning the tourney and Justin Thomas capturing the FedExCup. New this year: the members-only 1904 Club, offering guests an exclusive opportunity to enjoy food prepared by some of the city’s top chefs and drinks on the clubhouse lawn, plus a concierge to assist with any needs. www.pgatour.com/ttc

vs. Boston Red Sox, Sept. 3-5 vs. Washington Nationals, Sept. 14-16 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Sept. 17-19 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Sept. 20-23

ATLANTA FALCONS Mercedes-Benz Stadium www.atlantafalcons.com vs. Carolina Panthers, Sept. 16 vs. New Orleans Saints, Sept. 23 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Sept. 30 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oct. 14 vs. New York Giants, Oct. 22

ATLANTA UNITED FC Mercedes-Benz Stadium www.atlutd.com vs. Real Salt Lake, Sept. 22 vs. New England Revolution, Oct. 6 vs. Chicago Fire, Oct. 21

CHICK-FIL-A KICKOFF GAME Mercedes-Benz Stadium www.Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com Sept. 1

MEAC/SWAC CHALLENGE Georgia State Stadium www.meacswacchallenge.com Sept. 2

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BY COCA-COLA Historic East Lake Golf Club www.pgatour.com/ttc Sept. 19-23

HALL OF FAME FUN Are you a huge fan of college football? Then the first stop on your visit to Atlanta definitely should be The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, found in the heart of the city’s sports, entertainment and tourism district. Coming up this fall, the Hall — which presents a blend of historic college football artifacts and multimedia exhibits — offers Tailgate Saturdays every Saturday during the college football season. Watch games all day, enjoy a cash bar and concessions and participate in The Home Depot scavenger hunt to win special prizes by finding five official College GameDay hard hats. Another fun festivity is the Haunted Hall of Fame Oct. 27 and 28, complete with a spooky scavenger hunt, candy cauldrons and face-painting. Fans ages 3-12 who don costumes receive free Hall admission, along with scavenger hunt details and a trick-or-treat bag. www.cfbhall.com

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ARTS & CULTURE

RESOURCE GUIDE Attractions, restaurants, venues, services and more from members of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau INDEX ARTS & CULTURE................................... 38 ATTRACTIONS........................................ 38 OUTDOORS & RECREATION................. 40 ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE........... 40 RESTAURANTS BY AREA...................... 42 RETAIL..................................................... 46 SPORTS................................................... 47 TRANSPORTATION................................. 47 VISITOR SERVICES................................ 49 INFORMATION RESOURCES................ 49

ARTS & CULTURE ART MUSEUMS & GALLERIES Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-688-1970; info@ atlantacontemporary.org atlantacontemporary.org A non-profit art center that engages the public in the creation, presentation, and advancement of contemporary art. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306; 404-872-5338; Fax: 404-872-5175; info@callanwolde.org www.callanwolde.org A fine arts center offering arts education programs & special events.

Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339; 470-351-3864; kellywestmoreland@livenation. com www.thecocacolaroxy.com The Coca-Cola Roxy is the newest incredible 25,000 square foot capacity venue in The Battery Atlanta. It’s the perfect location to host your corporate event, private concert, reception or business meeting. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-881-2011; shelby.moody@foxtheatre.org www. foxtheatre.org 1920s movie palace hosting Broadway plays, events, performances & tours. Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, 80 Forsyth St. NW at Luckie St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404413-9814; Fax: 404-413-9801; rialtoevents@gsu.edu www.rialtocenter.org Hosts world-renowned performers, music and dance shows at Georgia State University. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404577-4855; KarynKotler@LiveNation.com specialevents. livenation.com/venue/the-tabernacle-atlanta-ga Hosts private events and concerts in a converted Baptist Church. The Atlanta Opera, 1575 Northside Dr. NW, Building 300, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-881-8801; info@ atlantaopera.org www.AtlantaOpera.org Founded in 1979, The Atlanta Opera is one of the finest regional opera companies in the United States.

THEATER & DANCE 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307; 404-522-0911; kacie@7stages.org www.7stages. org Committed to educating and engaging audiences about current social topics via dance and acting.

High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-733-4400; highmuseum@high.org www. high.org Boasts classic to contemporary art, special exhibitions and renowned architecture.

Agatha’s -- A Taste of Mystery, 161 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-480-5233; Fax: 404-5842233; cat@agathas.com www.agathas.com Enjoy a fivecourse, interactive murder mystery dinner theater show.

Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University), 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322; 404-727-4282; Fax: 404-727-4292; jwarre2@emory.edu www.carlos. emory.edu Hosts priceless treasures mapping a breadth of ancient cultures & customs.

Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-733-5000; Fax: 404-733-4625; www.alliancetheatre.org Serving a diverse audience on two stages.

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-979-6455; info@ museumofdesign.org www.museumofdesign.org The only museum in the Southeast devoted to the celebration of design. September Gray Fine Art Gallery, 75 Bennett St., Suite 0-2, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-907-1923; Info@ septembergrayart.com www.septembergrayart.com A contemporary art gallery with a diverse and exciting group of artist. We believe you should have a true art experience. Swan Coach House Restaurant, Gift Shop & Gallery, The, 3130 Slaton Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404261-0636; events@swancoachhouse.com www. swancoachhouse.com Art Gallery nestled in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta.

MUSIC & VENUES Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 4074, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-733-4900; Fax: 404733-5159; jesse.pace@woodruffcenter.org www. atlantasymphony.org Presents classical, Pops, family and holiday concerts from September to June. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 4074, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-733-4848; Fax: 404-733-4999; www.atlantasymphony.org The Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a variety of Classical, Pops, Family and Holiday concerts year-round. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339; 770-916-2800; Fax: 770-916-2820; info@cobbenergycentre.com www. cobbenergycentre.com Home for concerts, Broadway, Atlanta Opera & Atlanta Ballet.

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Atlanta Ballet, 1695 Marietta Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-873-5811; groupsales@atlantaballet.com www.atlantaballet.com As the official State Ballet of Georgia, Atlanta Ballet presents a balanced blend of traditional ballets and innovative choreography. Atlanta Magic Theater, 444 Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 925-984-6504; morrisonmagic@yahoo.com www.atlantamagictheater.com An evening of world class magic and clean comedy with Atlanta Magician Peter Morrison! Every Saturday night at 6:30pm & 9:30pm Beacon Dance Company, P.O. Box 1553, Decatur, GA 30031; 404-377-2929; info@beacondance.org www. beacondance.org One of Atlanta’s most innovative, contemporary dance ensembles. Broadway in Atlanta, 2970 Clairmont Rd., Suite 645, Atlanta, GA 30329; 404-873-4300; Fax: 404-8720663; www.broadwayinatlanta.com Brings the best of Broadway to Atlanta, presented at The Fox Theatre. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-843-2825; buckheadevents@livenation.com www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com Originally opened in 1931, The Buckhead Theatre sits at the gateway to one of the country’s most storied neighborhoods as Atlanta’s premier intimate theatrical venue. Center For Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-873-3391; info@puppet.org www.puppet. org Get up close and personal with puppets in the largest non-profit organization in the U.S. dedicated to puppetry. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339; 770-916-2800; Fax: 770-916-2820; info@cobbenergycentre.com www. cobbenergycentre.com Home for concerts, Broadway, Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet.

Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, 569 Ezzard St., Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-523-3141; lara@dadsgarage. com www.dadsgarage.com The cornerstone of Atlanta’s improvisational comedy scene. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-881-2011; shelby.moody@foxtheatre.org www. foxtheatre.org 1920s movie palace hosting Broadway plays, events, performances & tours. Full Radius Dance, P.O. Box 54453, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-724-9663; info@fullradiusdance.org www. fullradiusdance.org Professional dance company of dancers with & without disabilities. Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA 30075; 770-641-1260; Fax: 770-641-1360; www.get.org Provides first-class theatre productions and educational opportunities on a year-round basis. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097; 770-813-7500; info@InfiniteEnergyCenter.com www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com The Arena features a state-of-the-art house reduction system which can easily, comfortably and quickly convert the space for groups. Out Of Hand Theater, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave., Suite 8500, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-462-8836; Fax: 404-522-6176; info@outofhandtheater.com www. outofhandtheater.com Build your team’s creativity, innovation, empathy, and raise their EQ, customized to your event’s needs. Out of Hand Theater has been creating memorable team building experiences and innovation training since 2001. Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, 80 Forsyth St. NW at Luckie St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-413-9814; Fax: 404-413-9801; rialtoevents@gsu.edu www.rialtocenter.org Hosts world-renowned performers, music and dance shows at Georgia State University. Theatrical Outfit, 84 Luckie St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 678-528-1500; boxoffice@theatricaloutfit.org www. theatricaloutfit.org Presents soul-stirring stories at the historic 200-seat Balzer Theater.

ATTRACTIONS AMUSEMENT & THEME PARKS Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, 1255 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062; 770-992-5688; samantha@ andrettikarting.com www.andrettikarting.com Entertainment destination featuring Superkarts, arcade, ropes course, laser tag, motion theater, sims & bowling w/ full restaurant & bar. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-848-9252; whitney. kemmerick@merlinentertainments.biz https://www. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta Ages 3-10 will enjoy a 4-D cinema, rides and, of course, building with LEGOs. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 517, Lawrenceville, GA 30043; 770-2250230; 1-888-935-6878 atlanta@medievaltimes.com www. medievaltimes.com Feast your eyes on a live tournament while you feast on a 4-course meal fit for royalty! Spanish horses, sword fights, jousting, and more! Netherworld Haunted House & Escape Rooms, 2076 West Park Place Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA 30087; 404-608-2484; questions@fearworld.com www. HauntedAtlanta.com Consistently ranked as one of the top Haunted Houses in the Nation, this Atlanta Halloween favorite now features Year Round Escape Rooms. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, SW, Austell, GA 30168; 770-739-3400; Fax: 770-732-3061; www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia Offers amusement park fun for all at Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor.


ATTRACTIONS Skyline Park, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., #51, Atlanta, GA 30308; 770-999-1530; events@skylineparkatlanta. com http://www.skylineparkatlanta.com Rooftop revelry, splendid scenic vistas, and carnival amusements are sure to delight any group. Skyview Atlanta, 168 Luckie St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 678-949-9023; todd@skyviewatlanta.com www. skyviewatlanta.com Enjoy climate-controlled panoramic views 200 ft. above Atlanta.

HISTORICAL SITES Atlanta Preservation Center, 327 St. Paul Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-688-3353; Fax: 404-688-3357; www.preserveatlanta.com Offers guided walking tours of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods & sites. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306; 404-872-5338; Fax: 404-872-5175; info@callanwolde.org www.callanwolde.org A fine arts center offering arts education programs & special events. Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-688-7300; events.historicebenezer.org The historic church’s former pastors include MLK Sr. & Jr. Georgia State Capitol, 206 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334; 404-656-2846; www.libs.uga.edu/capitolmuseum An 1889 building with a dome topped with native gold, Georgia’s capitol houses many attractions. Historic Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-688-2107; info@oaklandcemetary. com www.oaklandcemetery.com Discover Atlanta’s rich history at Oakland Cemetery! King Center, The, 449 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-526-8900; bharrison@thekingcenter.org www.thekingcenter.org Visit the official living memorial dedicated to MLK, Jr. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-3964; 404-249-7015; Fax: 404-2497118; www.MargaretMitchellHouse.com Tour Mitchell’s apartment where she wrote “Gone With the Wind.” Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St., Suite 007, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-523-2311; Fax: 404-523-0507; chick@underatl.com www.underground-atlanta.com Acts as a cultural hub in downtown & hosts food truck Wednesdays.

LANDMARKS Atlanta BeltLine, 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-477-3003; info@ atlbeltlinepartnership.org www.beltline.org Stay active on the BeltLine trail, one of Atlanta’s newest green spaces. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-843-2825; buckheadevents@livenation.com www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com Originally opened in 1931, The Buckhead Theatre sits at the gateway to one of the country’s most storied neighborhoods as Atlanta’s premier intimate theatrical venue. Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Avenue West NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-223-4412; Fax: 404-223-4499; info@centennialpark.com www.centennialpark.com The 21-acre park hosts concerts, festivals, 2 playgrounds, Fountain of Rings & more. CNN Studio Tours, 190 Marietta St. NW, One CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-827-2300; Fax: 404-827-4035; atltour@cnn.com www.cnn.com/tour A 55-minute guided walking tour with exclusive, behind-the-scenes views. Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-688-7300; events.historicebenezer.org The historic church’s former pastors include MLK Sr. & Jr. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-881-2011; shelby.moody@foxtheatre.org www. foxtheatre.org 1920s movie palace hosting Broadway plays, events, performances & tours. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-581-4000; jwalker@georgiaaquarium.org www.georgiaaquarium.org The nation’s largest and most magical aquarium! Visit our new 4D Funbelievable Theater and Sea Lions at Sun Trust Pier 225. Georgia State Capitol, 206 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334; 404-656-2846; www.libs.uga.edu/capitolmuseum The Capitol building houses a museum with artifacts, historic flags & art.

Governor’s Mansion, 391 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-261-1776; mansion.georgia.gov Hosts tours of the spacious Greek Revival-style home, circa 1967. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-733-4400; highmuseum@high.org www. high.org Boasts classic to contemporary art, special exhibitions and renowned architecture. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 AMB Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 470-341-7500; events@mercedesbenzstadium. com http://mercedesbenzstadium.com/ Atlanta’s very own World-Class Sports and Entertainment Facility. Official stadium of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta United. Philips Arena, One Philips Dr., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404878-3000; Fax: 404-878-3170; www.philipsarena.com The home of the Atlanta Hawks & Atlanta Dream hosts 160 events annually. Skyline Park, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., #51, Atlanta, GA 30308; 770-999-1530; events@skylineparkatlanta. com http://www.skylineparkatlanta.com Rooftop revelry, splendid scenic vistas, and carnival amusements are sure to delight any group. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30083; 800-401-2407; Fax: 770-498-5735; www.stonemountainpark.com Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most popular attraction. SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave., Atlanta, GA 30339; 404577-9100; sabrina.jenkins@braves.com http://atlanta. braves.mlb.com/atl/ballpark/suntrust-park/ Hosts the Atlanta Braves baseball team in an Atlanta landmark. SweetWater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324; 404-691-2537; Fax: 404-214-0936; lauren@sweetwaterbrew.com www.sweetwaterbrew. com Serves as GA’s largest craft brewery. Open for tours & tastings The Varsity, 61 North Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-8811706; Fax: 404-874-3989; www.thevarsity.com Serves as an Atlanta institution, offering fresh hot dogs & more. The Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-733-4200; info@woodruffcenter. org www.woodruffcenter.org The Woodruff Arts Center has been the home for world-class art for all in Midtown, Atlanta since 1968. Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta, The, 210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-659-1400; Fax: 404-5897424; westinpeachtreeleads.01023@westin.com www. westinpeachtreeplazaatlanta.com Standing 73 stories tall, the tower is the second-tallest all-hotel skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

David J. Sencer CDC Museum, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, MS A-14, Atlanta, GA 30329; 404-639-0830; Fax: 404639-0834; museum@cdc.gov www.cdc.gov/museum Features permanent & changing exhibitions on public health & CDC history. Delta Flight Museum, 1060 Delta Blvd., B-914, Atlanta, GA 30354; 404-715-7886; museum.delta@delta.com www.deltamuseum.org Traces Delta’s history and houses 5 historic aircraft and a Boeing 737-200 full-motion simulator. Federal Reserve Bank Money Museum, 1000 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-498-8764; Fax: 404-4988050; www.frbatlanta.org/about/tours/museum.aspx Discover the fascinating story of money from barter to modern times. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307; 404-929-6300; Fax: 404-9296405; vistor.information@fernbankmuseum.org www. fernbankmuseum.org Home to dinosaurs, a Giant Screen 4K Theater, special exhibits and 75 acres of new outdoor adventures. Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St., Atlanta, GA 30310; 404-612-0481; business@hammonshouse.org www.hammondshouse.org Hammonds House Museum preserves, interprets, exhibits and celebrates the art and culture of the African diaspora with year-round offerings. Herndon Home, 587 University Place NW, Atlanta, GA 30314; 404-581-9813; jwsmith@herndonhome. org www.herndonhome.org National historic landmark, the Herndon Home Museum is the only privately owned African-American house museum in the country. Walk through the 1910 mansion and learn about Atlanta’s first black millionaire. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-733-4400; highmuseum@high.org www. high.org Boasts classic to contemporary art, special exhibitions and renowned architecture. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30307; 404-8657100; Fax: 404-865-7102; tony.clark@nara.gov www. jimmycarterlibrary.gov Experience the life & work of the 39th President, Jimmy Carter. King Center, The, 449 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-526-8900; bharrison@thekingcenter.org www.thekingcenter.org Visit the official living memorial dedicated to MLK, Jr. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-3964; 404-249-7015; Fax: 404-2497118; www.MargaretMitchellHouse.com Tour Mitchell’s apartment where she wrote “Gone With the Wind.”

World of Coca-Cola, 121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1807; 404-676-5151; www.worldofcoca-cola. comHouses a tasting room & the story of the worldfamous beverage.

Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University), 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322; 404-727-4282; Fax: 404-727-4292; jwarre2@emory.edu www.carlos. emory.edu Hosts priceless treasures mapping a breadth of ancient cultures & customs.

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Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-979-6455; info@ museumofdesign.org www.museumofdesign.org The only museum in the Southeast devoted to the celebration of design.

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-688-1970; info@ atlantacontemporary.org atlantacontemporary.org A non-profit art center that engages the public in the creation, presentation, and advancement of contemporary art. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-814-4000; Fax: 404-814-2041; www.atlantahistorycenter.com 33 acres includes 2 historic homes, Museum, Grand Overlook event space & more. Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 678-999-8990; marketing@ civilandhumanrights.org www.civilandhumanrights. org Connects U.S. civil rights to global human rights movements. Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, 250 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-880-4800; info@cfbhall. com www.cfbhall.com Shows college football history by immersing fans in a game day experience. Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-659-5437; Fax: 404223-3675; reservations@childrensmuseumatlanta.org www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org Celebrates the power of play with interactive zones & exhibits.

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-253-3132; scadfash@scad.edu www.scadfash.org SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film welcomes visitors of all ages; engage with dynamic exhibitions, captivating films and educational events. Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Hwy., Duluth, GA 30096; 770-476-2013; execdirector@ srmduluth.org www.southeasternrailwaymuseum. org Offers visitors a chance to learn the history of transportation. William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309; 678-222-3700; dschendowich@thebreman.org www.thebreman. org Atlanta’s Jewish Museum featuring a permanent Holocaust exhibition and two additional galleries dedicated to Jewish history, culture and art. World of Coca-Cola, 121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1807; 404-676-5151; www.worldofcoca-cola. comHouses a tasting room & the story of the worldfamous beverage.

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OUTDOORS PARKS, GARDENS & OUTDOORS Atlanta BeltLine, 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-477-3003; info@ atlbeltlinepartnership.org www.beltline.org Stay active on the BeltLine trail, one of Atlanta’s newest green spaces. Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc., 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-876-5859; events@atlantabg. org www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org An urban oasis in Midtown with 30 acres of gardens. Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Avenue West NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-223-4412; Fax: 404-223-4499; info@centennialpark.com www.centennialpark.com The 21-acre park hosts concerts, festivals, 2 playgrounds, Fountain of Rings & more. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell, GA 30075; 770-992-2055; Fax: 770-552-0926; www. chattnaturecenter.org A private non-profit 127-acre, interpretive center dedicated to environmental education. NOC Chattahoochee Outpost, 5450 Interstate N Parkway, Sandy Springs, GA 30328; 404-596-7517; info@noc.com www.noc.com Splash, float, and paddle up to eight miles of family-friendly whitewater and beautiful scenery along the Chattahoochee River. NOC offers tube, kayak, sup, ducky, and raft rental in a convenient location. North Georgia Canopy Tours™ Georgia’s Ultimate Zipline - A Treetop Adventure, 5290 Harris Rd., Lula, GA 30554; 770-869-7272; Fax: 770-8699993; info@northgeorgiacanopytours.com www. northgeorgiacanopytours.com Found on 136 acres of forests & ponds, plus geocaching, camping & disc golf. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30083; 800-401-2407; Fax: 770-498-5735; www.stonemountainpark.com Features a variety of fun family activities & outdoor adventures.

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Bicycle Tours of Atlanta, 659 Auburn Ave., Unit G19, Studioplex Lofts in the Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-273-2558; robyn@biketoursatl.com www. biketoursatl.com Discover Atlanta’s neighborhoods on a 3-hour, 10-mile historic tour. Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour, 5200 Buffington Rd., Atlanta, GA 30349; 404-530-1867; chick-filaBackstageTour@chick-fil-a.com tours.chick-fil-a. com The Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour offers an authentic storytelling experience inspired by the fascinating history, culture, and values of the company. Enjoy our hospitable culture while exploring the unique Chick-fil-A story with our guided walking tour. Civil Bikes, 87 Clay St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30317; 404-3238754; civilbikes@gmail.com www.civilbikes.com Civil Bikes provides an authentic exploration of Atlanta through walking and bicycle tours. Tours reflect history, culture, and art. We highlight civil and human rights stories. Civil Rights Tours, 320 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE, #Loft 13, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-386-0992; tom@ civilrightstour.com www.civilrightstour.com Civil Rights Tours guides you where history was made. Great Exploration Tours, LLC, 50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30303; 340-227-4992; 1-800-679-6501 clientservices@greatexplorationtours.com http://www. greatexplorationtoursatlanta.com/ A one-stop resource for vacation planning, tours, and transportation in Atlanta. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 AMB Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 470-341-7500; events@mercedesbenzstadium. com http://mercedesbenzstadium.com/ Atlanta’s very own World-Class Sports and Entertainment Facility. Official stadium of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta United. Nightly Spirits, 437 Memorial Dr. SE, #C, Atlanta, GA 30312; 844-678-8687; info@nightlyspirits.com https:// nightlyspirits.com/atlanta-ghost-tours/ 437-C Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 202-596-6077; info@nightlyspirits. com nightlyspirits.com Ghost tour meets pub crawl!

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Atlanta, 265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta, GA 30313; 805-603-5620; eric@ urbanadventurequest.com www.urbanadventurequest. com Explore Atlanta via smart phone-guided scavenger hunts.

Rockin Road Trip, 125 E. Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030; 678-640-2723; info@rockinroadtrip.com www. rockinroadtrip.com Brewery tours with a LIVE BAND on the bus! Such a unique & VERY FUN experience! For music, beer & a busload of fun, why not check us out!?!

Atlanta Food Walks, 180 Northside Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 1-800-736-6343; info@atlantafoodwalks.com www.atlantafoodwalks.com Acclaimed food tour with 15 tastings and guided historical walk.

Southern Pedaler, 130 10th St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 855-733-2577; 855-733-2577 admin@southernpedaler. com www.southernpedaler.com Come experience Atlanta in a fun, active, and environmentally-friendly way on Atlanta’s only pedal-powered party!

Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton, GA 30228; 770-707-7904; amssales@atlantamotorspeedway. com www.atlantamotorspeedway.com Atlanta Motor Speedway sits on 887 acres of landscaped green space and serves as one of the South’s premier entertainment facilities, providing a one-of-a-kind experience for special events. Atlanta Movie Tours, 327 Nelson St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 855-255-3456; Fax: 678-668-7497; info@ atlantamovietours.com www.atlantamovietours.com Trace the footsteps of favorite TV & movie characters via 3-hour tours. Atlanta Preservation Center, 327 St. Paul Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-688-3353; Fax: 404-688-3357; www.preserveatlanta.com Offers guided walking tours of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods & sites. ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours, 160 Ted Turner Dr. NW, Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-4927009; info@atlcruzers.com www.atlcruzers.com City tours offered via Segway Ebike, and electric car. Sharing cultural, historical and culinary insights through the city. Beer from Here Brew Tours, P.O. Box 3424, Decatur, GA 30031; 470-285-2537; info@beerfromherebrewtours.com www.beerfromherebrewtours.com We proudly serve the metro Atlanta area with fun and unique events specializing in local brewery, distillery and cidery tours. Our fleet can accommodate 6-53 people on a single vehicle. Best Friends Travel, 2179 Morris Ave., Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30084; 770-861-9380; Fax: 770-783-6557; bfttusa@ yahoo.com www.igotours.com Creates each travel program and tour service for the Southeast.

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OUTDOORS & RECREATION CAMPGROUND Stone Mountain Park Campground, P.O. Box 778, Highway 78 East, Stone Mountain, GA 30086; 770-4985710; campground@stonemountainpark.com www. stonemountainpark.com Offers 452 wooded campsites with water & electricity for tents, pop-ups & motor homes.

GOLF COURSES Barnsley Resort, 597 Barnsley Gardens Rd., Adairsville, GA 30103; 770-773-7480; Fax: 770-773-1779; info@ barnsleyresort.com www.barnsleyresort.com Faziodesigned course encompassing 378 acres winding around Barnsley Resort. Par-72, 350-yard course. Golf School and instruction available. Charlie Yates Golf Course, 10 Lakeside Village Dr., Atlanta, GA 30317; 404-373-4655; Fax: 404-3731633; sabriyakelly@charlieyatesgolfcourse.com www. charlieyatesgolfcourse.com A Rees Jones-designed midlength course 4 miles east of downtown Atlanta ClubCorp, Inc., 350 Tournament Players Dr., Milton, GA 30004; 770-407-1433; Fax: 678-623-5666; jeannelle. rossano@clubcorp.com Offers 20 private clubs around Atlanta with 423 holes of golf. East Lake Golf Club, 2575 Alston Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30317; 404-687-2445; Fax: 404-373-1437; www. eastlakegolfclub.com Home course of Bobby Jones and the oldest golf course in Atlanta. Heritage Golf Links, 4445 Britt Rd., Tucker, GA 30084; 770-493-4653; michael.ehmke@heritagegolflinks.com www.heritagegolflinks.com Heritage Golf Links offers a perfect place for you to fine tune your game. Stone Mountain Golf Club, 1145 Stonewall Jackson Dr., (inside Stone Mountain Park), Stone Mountain, GA 30083; 770-465-3272; Fax: 770-465-3300; derrick.strub@ marriott.com www.stonemountaingolf.com Features a 36-hole championship golf facility, open daily.

ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE BARS Allora, 361 17th St., Atlanta, GA 30363; 404-961-7370; jnash@ctrxhs.com https://www.alloraatl.com/ Allora entices with irresistible aromas and a warm, intimate environment.

SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave., Atlanta, GA 30339; 404577-9100; sabrina.jenkins@braves.com http://atlanta. braves.mlb.com/atl/ballpark/suntrust-park/ Get a behindthe-scenes tour of SunTrust Park. Tours are offered yearround and tickets can be purchased in advance.

Bar 210 (Westin Peachtree Plaza), 210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-659-1400; http://www. starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/dining/index.ht ml?propertyID=1023&language=en_US Cocktails and appetizers throughout the day and into the night.

The Atlanta Peach Roll Pedal Tour, 228 Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-487-6087; atlpeachroll@gmail. com www.atlpeachroll.com We offer sightseeing and Pedal Tours on a Party Bike in Downtown Atlanta! We focus on the Tourist. We have pub crawl tours, shopping tours or foodie tours. We also offer custom request! Tourist or Locals can reserve one seat or the entire party bike. We think; It’s just Peachy you’re Pedaling with US!

Bentley’s Steakhouse (Atlanta Airport Marriott), 4711 Best Rd., College Park, GA 30337; 404-766-7900; www. bentleys-steakhouse.com/restaurant/hotels/hotelinformation/travel/atlap-atlanta-airport-marriott Savor fine steak, seafood or our nightly special with attentive service.

The Historic Marietta Trolley, 131 Church St., Marietta, GA 30060; 770-425-1006; Fax: 770-425-1007; info@ mariettatrolley.com mariettatrolley.com Enjoy 60-minute tours of the city in an enclosed, climate controlled trolley. The Peachtree Trolley, 275 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 770-425-1006; info@mariettatrolley.com www. thepeachtreetrolley.com The Peachtree Trolley conducts 90-minute tours originating near Centennial Olympic Park.

ZOOS & AQUARIUMS

Big Kahuna, 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Suite PCA-01, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-644-0909; rkaba@bigkahunaatl. com www.bigkahunaatl.com Relax at the beach away from the beach for lunch, dinner and late night. Braves All Star Grill, 200 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-476-3700; catering@BravesGrill.com www. bravesgrill.com Atlanta’s only gourmet sports bar. Now open Downtown. Fandangles Restaurant & Bar, 165 Courtland St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-659-6500; info@sheratonatl.com http://www.atlantafandangles.com/ Newly remodeled bar open nightly. Located in Downtown Atlanta.

Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-581-4000; jwalker@georgiaaquarium.org www.georgiaaquarium.org Our 10 million gallons of water house the largest single aquarium habitat in the world.

Glenn’s Kitchen (Glenn Hotel), Glenn Hotel (Marriott Autograph Collection),110 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-469-0700; www.glennskitchenatl.com Offers American comfort food with southern flair & sophisticated ambiance.

Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315; 404-624-5600; Fax: 404-627-7514; specialevents@ zooatlanta.org www.zooatlanta.org Inspires value & preservation of wildlife & provides family fun.

High Velocity (Atlanta Marriott Marquis), 265 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-586-6174; www. highvelocityatlanta.com Takes sports bars to a new level with 24 beer varieties, plasma TVs & more.


ENTERTAINMENT Latitudes Bistro & Lounge (Omni Hotel), 100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30335; 404-818-4452; www. omnihotels.com/hotels/atlanta-cnn-center/dining/ latitudes The perfect place to gather for the finest specialty drinks and appetizers. Living Room [Inside the W Atlanta Downtown], W Atlanta Downtown,45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-582-5800; Angela.Mccoy@whotels.com http://www.watlantadowntown.com/living-room Lounge with signature cocktails, DJ mixes & custom board games. Marlow’s Tavern (Northlake), 4156 LaVista Rd., Tucker, GA 30084; 678-987-1197; Fax: 404-8752724; marlows5@metzcorp.com www.marlowstavern. com American tavern fare served in a modern, yet neighborhood atmosphere. Marlow’s Tavern (Plaza Midtown), 950 West Peachtree St., Suite 215, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-815-0323; marlows3@metzcorp.com www.marlowstavern. com American tavern fare served in a modern, yet neighborhood atmosphere. Nikolai’s Roof Lounge (Hilton Atlanta), 255 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404- 221-6362; www. hiltonatlantadowntown.com This lounge next to Nikolai’s Roof offers classic cocktails & small plates.

Trader Vic’s (Hilton Atlanta), 255 Courtland St. NE, Inside the Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-221-6339; malik.diop@hilton.com www.tradervicsatl.com Indulge in a Taste of the Tropics at Trader Vic’s Atlanta. Twenty-Two Storys (Hyatt Regency Atlanta), 265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-577-1234; 22Storys@hyatt.com atlantaregency.hyatt.com/hyatt/ hotels/entertainment/lounges/index.jsp#39203201 Features 22 beers, 22 wines & 22 food items in the Hyatt bar. Twin Peaks Buckhead, 3365 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-961-8946; buckhead@ twinpeaksrestaurant.com www.twinpeaksrestaurant. com Offers comfort food served by Twin Peaks Girls in a sports lodge. VOYA Bistro (Atlanta Airport Marriott), 4711 Best Rd., College Park, GA 30337; 404-766-7900; www.marriott. com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/atlap-atlantaairport-marriott VOYA Bistro, VOYA Sushi Bar, and VOYA Coffee & News.

BREWERIES Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery, 320 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-525-4400; events@ maxlagers.com www.maxlagers.com Taste the flavors of Georgia’s oldest brewery restaurant. STATS Brewpub, 300 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-885-1472; sales@statsatl.com www.statsatl.com Serves serious food in a serious sports bar downtown. SweetWater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324; 404-691-2537; Fax: 404-214-0936; lauren@sweetwaterbrew.com www.sweetwaterbrew. com Serves as GA’s largest craft brewery. Open for tours & tastings.

CLUBS/LOUNGES Havana Club, 3112 Piedmont Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-941-4827; havanalauren@gmail.com www. havanaclubatl.com Voted Atlanta’s Best Night Club with 3 distinct rooms and 9 bars.

Onyx Bar (Grand Hyatt Atlanta), 3300 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-237-1234; www.grandatlanta. hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/entertainment/lounges/index.jsp Sources products from local & sustainable sources for inseason cuisine. Park Bench Buckhead, 34 Irby Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-262-3624; info@parkbenchbuckhead.com www. parkbenchbuckhead.com Park Bench Buckhead - live music & tavern. Dueling piano shows and live bands Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Host venue for special events and private parties. Large outdoor patio and bar available.

Your Ticket to

PBR Atlanta: A Coors Banquet Bar, 825 Battery Ave. SE, Suite 610, Atlanta, GA 30339; 404-447-1995; ccope@ liveatthebatteryatlanta.com liveatthebatteryatlanta.com Cowboy meets urban chic... The toughest sport on dirt transforms into the most stunning club all decked out with beautiful decor, cold beer, and a little bull riding.

Atlanta’s Top Attractions Skip Most Ticket Lines

Proof & Provision, Georgian Terrace,659 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-897-5045; www. proofandprovision.com Emphasizes barrel-aged cocktails in the basement of The Georgian Terrace Hotel.

ENJOY FOR 9 DAYS

Pulse (Atlanta Marriott Marquis), 265 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-521-0000; Fax: 404-5866299; www.pulsebaratlanta.com Discover the art of mixology at a cool cocktail lounge & restaurant. Red Phone Booth, 17 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; info@redphonebooth.com www. redphonebooth.com An experience featuring a classic craft cocktail program. Guest enter by securing a secret phone number. SkyLounge(The Glenn Hotel), 110 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-521-2250; sales-glennhotel@ lvmgt.com www.glennsskylounge.com Offers cocktails & music while guests enjoy panoramic city views. STATS Brewpub, 300 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-885-1472; sales@statsatl.com www.statsatl.com Serves serious food in a serious sports bar downtown.

AT TOP ATTRACTIONS Adult

$76

+TAX

Child (ages 3-12)

$61

+TAX

Value $126 / $101

Studio Bar (Artmore Hotel), 1302 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-876-6100; Fax: 404-876-8269; www.artmorehotel.com Offers beer, wine & signature cocktails in a modern setting. Taco Mac (Metropolis), 933 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 678-904-7211; Fax: 678-904-7213; TMMetropolis@tmacrestaurants.com www.tacomac. com Serves buffalo wings & more in a sports bar with over 150 beers. Taco Mac (Virginia Highland), 1006 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306; 404-873-6529; Fax: 404-873-7339; TMVirginiaHighlands@tmacrestaurants.com www. tacomac.com Serves buffalo wings & more in a sports bar with over 150 beers. The Garden at Community Smith, 866 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308; 678-412-2400; Fax: 678412-2401; www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/ restaurant/atlbd-renaissance-atlanta-midtown-hotel Enjoy appetizers & cocktails in a casual atmosphere under the stars.

INCLUDES 5 ATTRACTIONS:

citypass.com

Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studio Tours, Zoo Atlanta OR Center for Civil and Human Rights, Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

Pricing and programs subject to change; visit citypass.com for details. Photo courtesy of Georgia Aquarium.

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RESTAURANTS Opera Nightclub, 1150B Peachtree St. (Entrance on Crescent Ave.), Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-874-3006; info@ operaatlanta.com www.OperaAtlanta.com Opera Nightclub is the ultimate Atlanta Nightclub destination with three very unique environments and the largest high energy dance floor.

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, 1255 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062; 770-992-5688; samantha@ andrettikarting.com www.andrettikarting.com 100,000 sq ft event & entertainment destination featuring heartpounding attractions, scratch cuisine and expansive event spaces.

Tongue & Groove, 565 Main St., Lindbergh City Center, Atlanta, GA 30324; 404-909-0999; donna@tandgonline. com tandgevents.com Serves as Atlanta’s favorite nightclub, with private VIP options.

Block Party Games + Proxi, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Suite 8500, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-424-2122; robert@proxi.bot www.proxi.bot BPG helps create more meaningful relationships through fun games while Proxi creates a digital conversation that reconnects to your brand.

COMEDY Atlanta Magic Theater, 444 Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 925-984-6504; morrisonmagic@yahoo.com www.atlantamagictheater.com An evening of world class magic and clean comedy with Atlanta Magician Peter Morrison! Every Saturday night at 6:30pm & 9:30pm Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, 569 Ezzard St, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-523-3141; lara@dadsgarage. com www.dadsgarage.com The cornerstone of Atlanta’s improvisational comedy scene.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR MATURE AUDIENCES Cheetah, The, 887 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-892-3037; contactus@thecheetah.com www. thecheetah.com Serves as an Atlanta gentlemen’s club landmark in Midtown.

Bowlmor Atlanta, 2175 Savoy Dr., Atlanta, GA 30341; 770-451-8605; Sales.Atlanta@Bowlmor-AMF.com www. bowlmor.com/atlanta Not a typical bowling alley with dining, bar & floor-to-ceiling screens. Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club, 8000 Capps Ferry Rd., Douglasville, GA 30135; 770-489-4380; Fax: 404495-9578; info@foxhallresort.com www.foxhallresort.com Corporate Meetings, Overnight Retreats, Recreational Team Games Game-X, 275 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-5250728; Fax: 404-658-9438; sales@gamexatl.com www. gamexatl.com Gamers of all ages enjoy 60 games in this state-of-the-art arcade.

FESTIVALS

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-848-9252; whitney. kemmerick@merlinentertainments.biz https://www. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta Ages 3-10 will enjoy a 4-D cinema, rides and, of course, building with LEGOs.

Atlanta Beer Festivals, 680 Dallas St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-889-2113; kari@atlantabeerfestivals.com www.atlantabeerfestivals.com Atlanta Beer Festivals hosts fun events throughout the year around the city, including wine and food fests. Visit our website for more info.

North Georgia Canopy Tours™ Georgia’s Ultimate Zipline - A Treetop Adventure, 5290 Harris Rd., Lula, GA 30554; 770-869-7272; Fax: 770-8699993; info@northgeorgiacanopytours.com www. northgeorgiacanopytours.com Found on 136 acres of forests & ponds, plus geocaching, camping & disc golf.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography, 675 Drewry St. NE, Studio 4, Atlanta, GA 30306; 404-634-8664; amy@ acpinfo.org www.acpinfo.org Through an October festival and more, ACP supports the photography scene.

Stoddard’s Range & Guns, 485 Bishop St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-355-4867; info@stoddardsguns.com www.stoddardsguns.com A best in class shooting range experience right in the heart of Atlanta. Featuring a 24lane range with state of the art technology.

Atlanta Film Society, 25 Park Place, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-352-4225; info@atlantafilmsociety.org www.atlantafilmsociety.org One of the largest in the U.S. with hundreds of films shown annually in March. Atlanta Greek Picnic, 6595G Roswell Rd., Suite 233, Atlanta, GA 30328; 404-530-9687; Fax: 678-265-1155; info@atlantagreekpicnic.com www.atlantagreekpicnic. com Largest summer event of its kind for members of 9 fraternities & sororities. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, 1800 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 830, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-528-2614; Fax: 404806-2348; contact@ajff.org www.ajff.org International and independent films from around the world. BronzeLens Film Festival, 4801 Fulton Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30336; 404-538-6333; info@bronzelens.com http://bronzelens.com/ Highlights Atlanta as a center for film & film production for people of color. Georgia Renaissance Festival, 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd., Fairburn, GA 30213; 770-964-8575; robin@garenfest.com www.garenfest.com The Georgia Renaissance Festival, weekends and Memorial Day April 14-June 3, 2018. Discounts for Tour Groups - Email Groups@GArenfest.com Peachfest, 84 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-279-2124; gift@piggy-bank.org www.peachfest.org Peach Fest is a one-day culinary festival in July honoring the good food movement by celebrating local top chefs and Georgia grown products in the heart of downtown Atlanta! Taste of Atlanta, Historic Fourth Ward Park, 680 Dallas St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-875-4434; Fax: 404-5744444; www.tasteofatlanta.com Taste of Atlanta is the city’s must-do bites and bevs festival of the year.

INDOOR GAMES AND RECREATION Adventure Air Sports, 425 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway, Suite 3500, Kennesaw, GA 30144; 678-384-2020; info@ adventureairsports.com http://www.adventureairsports. com/ Adventure Air Sports is a World Class indoor trampoline park in Kennesaw, GA. Host your next meeting somewhere the entire group will enjoy. Look no further, Adventure Air Sports is the place.

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The Painted Duck, 976 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-352-0048; Justin@thepaintedduck.com www. thepaintedduckatl.com A distinguished drinkery, duckpin bowling and gaming parlor. The Painted Pin, 737 Miami Circle, Atlanta, GA 30324; 404-814-8736; Fax: 404-814-8737; william@ thepaintedpin.com www.thepaintedpin.com Upscale boutique bar, bowling & entertainment venue with 20 lanes. TopGolf - Midtown, 1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318; 470-419-6980; brian.harper@topgolf. com www.topgolf.com/us/atlanta Premier entertainment facility offers a high-tech driving range along with upscale food and drinks.

INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Atlanta, 265 Park Ave. West, Atlanta, GA 30313; 805-603-5620; eric@ urbanadventurequest.com www.urbanadventurequest. com Explore Atlanta via smart phone-guided scavenger hunts. Atlanta Hot Glass, LLC, 178 Laredo Dr., Decatur, GA 30030; 404-460-2791; info@atlantahotglass.com www. atlantahotglass.com Atlanta Hot Glass offers fun, singlesession glassblowing events for adventure seekers who would like to try something new. Escape The Room Atlanta, 200 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 678-783-3387; atlanta@ escapetheroom.com atlanta.escapetheroom.com Find the clues, solve the puzzles, escape the room! The fastest 60 minutes of your life!

Ultimate Escape Game Atlanta, 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30339; 770-693-2318; contact.atlanta@ultimateescapegame.com www. ultimateescapegame.com Come get immersed in a live test of wits with 5 different themed rooms and find your way out through puzzles and clues. Great for team building or a group outing.

LIVE MUSIC VENUES Center Stage Theater, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-885-1365; info@rivalentertainment.com www.centerstage-atlanta.com An icon in Atlanta’s music & performing arts community with 3 music spaces. City Winery - Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-946-3791; atlantaconcierge@citywinery.com www. citywinery.com/atlanta/ Combining music, wine, and food, we offer intimate live concerts, fine dining, and food & wine classes. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339; 770-916-2800; Fax: 770-916-2820; info@cobbenergycentre.com www. cobbenergycentre.com Home for concerts, Broadway, Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Avenue SE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339; 470-351-3864; kellywestmoreland@ livenation.com www.thecocacolaroxy.com The CocaCola Roxy is the newest incredible 25,000 square foot capacity venue in The Battery Atlanta. It’s the perfect location to host your corporate event, private concert, reception or business meeting. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-881-2011; shelby.moody@foxtheatre.org www. foxtheatre.org 1920s movie palace hosting Broadway plays, events, performances & tours. Opera Nightclub, 1150B Peachtree St. (Entrance on Crescent Ave.), Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-874-3006; info@ operaatlanta.com www.OperaAtlanta.com Opera Nightclub is the ultimate Atlanta Nightclub destination with three very unique environments and the largest high energy dance floor. Park Bench Buckhead, 34 Irby Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-262-3624; info@parkbenchbuckhead.com www. parkbenchbuckhead.com Park Bench Buckhead - live music & tavern. Dueling piano shows and live bands Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Host venue for special events and private parties. Large outdoor patio and bar available. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404577-4855; KarynKotler@LiveNation.com specialevents. livenation.com/venue/the-tabernacle-atlanta-ga Hosts private events and concerts in a converted Baptist Church.

RESTAURANTS DOWNTOWN AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Big Kahuna, 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Suite PCA-01, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-644-0909; rkaba@bigkahunaatl. com www.bigkahunaatl.com Relax at the beach away from the beach for lunch, dinner and late night. Braves All Star Grill, 200 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-476-3700; catering@BravesGrill.com www. bravesgrill.com Atlanta’s only gourmet sports bar. Now open Downtown. Collage, The (Sheraton Atlanta Hotel), 165 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-659-6500; www. sheratonatlantahotel.com/Dining Casual dining at its best with lunch, dinner & spectacular breakfast buffet. Dantanna’s Downtown, CNN Center, 100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-522-8873; david@dantannas.com www.dantannas.com Combines culinary excellence with sports entertainment.

First Thursdays ArtsWalk, 84 Walton St., Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-658-1877; Fax: 404-6581919; wilmas@centralatlantaprogress.org www. atlantadowntown.com/fun/first-thursdays-art-walk Take a free, self-guided tour of downtown galleries each first Thursday.

Fandangles Restaurant & Bar, 165 Courtland St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-659-6500; info@sheratonatl.com http://www.atlantafandangles.com/ Newly remodeled dining room overlooking our Garden Courtyard.

Porsche Experience Center Atlanta, One Porsche Dr., Atlanta, GA 30354; 888-204-7474; info@porschedriving. com https://www.porschedriving.com/centers/Atlanta Go behind the wheel to test cars & tune your endurance. Features a restaurant & cafe.

Glenn’s Kitchen (Glenn Hotel), Glenn Hotel (Marriott Autograph Collection), 110 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-469-0700; www.glennskitchenatl.com Offers American comfort food with southern flair & sophisticated ambiance.


RESTAURANTS Hard Rock Cafe, 215 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-688-7625; atlanta_sales@hardrock.com www.hardrock.com/atlanta Legendary downtown restaurant with amazing food and cocktails High Velocity (Atlanta Marriott Marquis), 265 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-586-6174; www. highvelocityatlanta.com Takes sports bars to a new level with 24 beer varieties, 21 plasma TVs & more. Hooters of Downtown Atlanta, 209 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-522-9464; downtownatlanta@ hooters.com www.hooters.com Get away from it all for a cold beverage, wings & the Hooters Girls Hospitality. Hooters Makes You Happy! Hudson Grille - Downtown, 120 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-221-0102; Fax: 404-2210144; hudsongrilledowntown@metrocafes.com www. hudsongrille.com Features 50 draft beers, signature wings, award-winning burgers, craft cocktails, huge patio, EVERY game, UFC, and friendly staff. JP Atlanta Restaurant & Bar, 230 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-523-4004; rmaczuga@lvmgt.com www.jp-atlanta.com Sleek hotel eatery featuring creative food and cocktails Market Cafe (Inside AmericasMart), 250 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-220-2268; www.aramarkcafe. com/americasmart The menu includes sandwiches and salads, soups and outstanding entrees. Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery, 320 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-525-4400; events@ maxlagers.com www.maxlagers.com Wood-fired cuisine, craft cocktails & the finest beer in the South Metro Cafe Diner, 229 Peachtree St., Suite B-17, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-577-1420; muzo@metrocafediner.com www.metrocafediner.com Offers a huge variety, from triple decker sandwiches to burgers & cakes, 24-hours. Park Bar, 150 Walton St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-5240444; owners@parkbaratlanta.com www.ParkbarAtlanta. com Park Bar is known by locals for its great food, fine bourbon & craft beer. Polaris (Hyatt Regency Atlanta), 265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-460-6425; www.hyatt.com/ corporate/restaurants/Polaris/en/Polaris.html?src=vanity_ polarisatlanta.com Iconic blue-domed destination serves cocktails & plates with amazing views. Prime Meridian Restaurant, 100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30335; 404-818-4450; www.omnihotel.com Enjoy international cuisine in an open kitchen atmosphere. Sear (Atlanta Marriott Marquis), 265 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-586-6134; www.searatlanta. com/ Serves sophisticated fire-inspired steaks, seafood & desserts.

The Pantry LLC, 57 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-849-3569; mgmt@thepantryatl.com www. thepantryatl.com The Pantry is a restaurant and market located downtown in the historic Healey building. The chef-driven menu features responsibly grown food, serving up culinary awakenings daily. Thrive Restaurant, 101 Marietta St. NW, Corner of Ted Turner Drive & Marietta, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-3891000; Events@ThriveAtl.com www.thriveatl.com Serves food from around the world in an upscale casual space. W Kitchen, W Atlanta-Downtown, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga, 30308; 404-577-7601; Indulge in regional Southern fare with a fresh twist. Featuring refined, comfort food and classic dishes.

ASIAN Pacific Rim Bistro, 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-893-0018; Fax: 404-893-0020; info@ pacificrimbistro.com www.pacificrimbistro.com Features a Pan Asian menu with the foods and flavors of the entire continent.

The Cloakroom (The American a Doubletree by Hilton), 160 Ted Turner Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-6886000; jstewart@lvmgt.com www.cloakroomkitchenandbar. com ìSit back and indulge in classic craft cocktails and elevated bar bites with images of the Rat Pack and celebs of the day adorning the walls. Dig into Southern inspired entrees, that even a secret agent would have to recommend. Frank Sinatra may be crooning softly in the background, it’s a place you won’t want to leave.

MEDITERRANEAN Truva, 60 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-577-8788; Fax: 404-577-8756; info@ truvaatlanta.com www.truvaatlanta.com Serves Turkish fare with entertainment & authentic belly dancers.

MEXICAN

No Mas! Cantina, 180 Walker St. SW, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-574-5678; info@NoMasCantina.com www.NoMasCantina.com SHOP + DINE at “The Best of Mexico”. Savor the essence of Mexico with Artisan Market shopping & authentic recipes at the Cantina.

Twin Smokers, 300 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-698-4707; sales@twinsmokersbbq.com www. twinsmokersbbq.com Features regionally-inspired BBQ with beef smoked over Texas Mesquite and Post Oak.

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina-Downtown Atlanta, 26 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 678-852-4169; kdyches@tinlizzyscantina.com www. tinlizzyscantina.com Tin Lizzy’s Cantina is your home for delicious Flex-Mex cuisine, award-winning margaritas, and live music! Come join in on the fun!

BREW PUBS Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery, 320 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-525-4400; events@ maxlagers.com www.maxlagers.com Taste the flavors of Georgia’s oldest brewery restaurant.

CASUAL DINING Market Cafe (Inside AmericasMart), 250 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-220-2268; www.aramarkcafe. com/americasmart The menu includes sandwiches and salads, soups and outstanding entrees. Southern Elements (Hilton Atlanta), 255 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-659-2000; danne. delano@hilton.com www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/georgia/ hilton-atlanta-ATLAHHH/dining/index.html Chic & Contemporary Surroundings. Southern Cuisine with a Twist.

COFFEE SHOPS AND BAKERIES

Sweet Auburn Bread Company, 234 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-221-1157; eat@sweetauburnbread. com www.sweetauburnbread.com Home of the world famous Sweet Potato Cheesecake! Featured on Food Network’s “$40 A Day” and “Road Tasted”.

Terrace, The (Ellis Hotel), 176 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-523-5155; Provides upscale Southern cocktails overlooking Peachtree Street.

Benihana Restaurant, Downtown, 229 Peachtree St. NE, Level A - Peachtree Center, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-5229629; Fax: 404-221-1203; www.benihana.com Prepare for sizzling steaks, seafood & chicken made right before your eyes.

Smoke Ring, 309 Nelson St. SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-228-6377; jordan.smokering@gmail.com www.smokeringatlanta.com Smoke Ring is an innovative BBQ joint set in Castleberry Hill next to the MercedesBenz stadium serving southern-inspired food & drink!

Social Table (Georgia World Congress Center), 285 International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-223-4539; Features fine cuisine & wines from around the world.

Ted’s Montana Grill, 133 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-521-9796; Fax: 404-233-6717; www. tedsmontanagrill.com Serves fresh, made-from-scratch classic American comfort food.

JAPANESE

BARBECUE

Market, The (Hyatt Regency Atlanta), 265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-577-1234; Downtown Atlanta’s only 24-hour coffee shop to satisfy your food and beverage needs.

Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar and View (Westin Peachtree Plaza), The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303-1745; 404-589-7506; peachsundial@westin.com www.sundialrestaurant.com Enjoy farm-to-table, seasonal cuisine with panoramic city views

Meehan’s Public House, 200 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-214-9821; iandtmeehans@gmail.com www.meehansdowntown.com Provides diners with a perfect haunt to enjoy a cold pint & an excellent meal.

Alma Cocina, 191 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-968-9662; alma@fifthgroup.com www.alma-atlanta. com Contemporary Mexican cuisine with regional influences & Latin cocktails.

Sidebar, 79 Poplar St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-5881850; owners@sidebaratlanta.com www.sidebaratlanta. com In the heart of downtown Atlanta, Sidebar is Downtown’s true neighborhood bar.

STATS Brewpub, 300 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-885-1472; sales@statsatl.com www.statsatl.com Serves serious food in a serious sports bar downtown.

IRISH PUB

CONTINENTAL Nikolai’s Roof (Hilton Atlanta), 255 Courtland St. NE, Inside the Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-2216362; Fax: 404-221-6811; daniel.rudiger@hilton.com www.nikolaisroof.com Elegant Surroundings. Spectacular Views & Attentive Service.

DELICATESSEN Marketplace, The (Hilton Atlanta), 255 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-659-2000; Deli with a difference Dine in or take out. Open 24 hours.

DINNER THEATRE Agatha’s -- A Taste of Mystery, 161 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-480-5233; Fax: 404-5842233; cat@agathas.com www.agathas.com Enjoy a fivecourse, interactive murder mystery dinner theater show

GERMAN Der Biergarten, 300 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-521-2728; sales@derbiergarten.com www. derbiergarten.com Enjoy a beer garden and authentic German fare in a festive atmosphere.

PIZZA Amalfi Pizza, 17 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-228-7528; info@amalfipizzaatl. com www.amalfipizzaatl.com Open daily for lunch & dinner, serving creative appetizers, fresh salads, Neapolitan-style pizzas, pasta dishes, and desserts. Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, 300 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-974-2941; sales@maxsatl.com www.maxsatl. com Atlanta’s home for classic New York-style pizza made-to-order.

POLYNESIAN Trader Vic’s (Hilton Atlanta), 255 Courtland St. NE, Inside the Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-221-6339; malik.diop@hilton.com www.tradervicsatl.com Indulge in a Taste of the Tropics at Trader Vic’s Atlanta

SEAFOOD Legal Sea Foods Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 275 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 678-500-3700; atlanta@legalseafoods.com www.legalseafoods.com/ Restaurants/Atlanta-Downtown Enjoy New England fare & fresh seafood overlooking Centennial Olympic Park. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks Restaurant (CNN Center), One CNN Center, 190 Marietta St., Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-5211236; Fax: 404-521-1237; msagcsm@ldry.com www. mccormickandschmicks.com Fresh seasonal fish and seafood brought in daily. Ray’s in the City, 240 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-524-9224; Fax: 404-524-9229; www.raysrestaurants. com/raysinthecity Serves fresh seafood, steaks & sushi downtown with live jazz. Sweet Auburn Seafood, 171 Auburn Ave. NE, Suite P, Atlanta, GA 30303; 678-974-5019; sweetauburnseafood17@gmail.com www. sweetauburnseafood.com Fine dining seafood restaurant located in Downtown Atlanta serving lunch, dinner, late night small plates & weekend brunch.

SOUL FOOD Paschal’s Restaurant, 180-B Northside Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-525-2023; Fax: 404-525-3066; www. Paschalsatlanta.com Since 1947, we’ve offered southern eats like fried chicken & peach cobbler. Pittypat’s Porch Restaurant, 25 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404525-8228; alyssab@pittypatsrestaurant.com www. pittypatsrestaurant.com Delighting guests with Southern Hospitality and Menu since 1967.

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RESTAURANTS SOUTHERN AG, 181 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-2216550; http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/georgia/ atlanta/dining/ag Serving a Southern-inspired menu of grilled steaks, chops and seafood. Gus’s Fried Chicken, 231 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-996-2837; www.gusfriedchicken.com/atl Diners enjoy delicious meals while surrounded with oldschool, blues infused scenery. Paschal’s Restaurant, 180-B Northside Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-525-2023; Fax: 404-525-3066; www. Paschalsatlanta.com Since 1947, we’ve offered southern eats like fried chicken & peach cobbler. Pittypat’s Porch Restaurant, 25 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404525-8228; alyssab@pittypatsrestaurant.com www. pittypatsrestaurant.com Delighting guests with Southern Hospitality and Menu since 1967. Sway (Hyatt Regency Atlanta), 265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-577-1234; atlantaregency. hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/SwayRestaurantAtlanta.html Features fresh, local Southern fare & a seasonal nightly pie bar. Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint, 200 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-230-5853; Fax: 404-835-8501; info@ sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint. com Southern charm, cuisine & moonshine in an uptown downtown venue. Come and feel the vibe. Different local bands perform nightly. White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, 270 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-524-7200; events@ whiteoakkitchen.com www.whiteoakkitchen.com Locally sourced, seasonally inspired, award-winning wine list.

STEAKHOUSE Cuts Steakhouse, 60 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-525-3399; muzo.saritas@ cutsatlanta.com www.cutsatlanta.com Serves upscalecasual Southern-style food w/a sports bar option. Morton’s The Steakhouse/Downtown, 303 Peachtree Center Ave., SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404577-4366; Fax: 404-577-4687; www.mortons.com/atlanta Ponder the possibilities of a relaxed atmosphere & a great USDA Prime steak. ROOM at Twelve, 400 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-418-1250; Fax: 404-418-1251; www. roomattwelve.com Serves drinks, steaks & sushi at TWELVE Hotel in Centennial Park. Ruth’s Chris Steak House/Centennial Park, 267 Marietta St. at the Embassy Suites, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404223-6500; jbrown@ruthschris.net www.ruthschris.net Serves American steakhouse fare with New Orleans flair downtown.

MIDTOWN AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN 5Church Restaurant, 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30361; 404-400-3669; Fax: 404-990-4905; info@5churchatlanta.com www.5ChurchAtlanta.com Hip steakhouse with a buzzing vibe & upscale decor, featuring a 200 bottle wine list & weekend brunch. City Winery - Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-946-3791; atlantaconcierge@citywinery.com www. citywinery.com/atlanta/ Combining music, wine, and food, we offer intimate live concerts, fine dining, and food & wine classes. Einstein’s, 1077 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-8767925; einsteins@metrocafes.com www.einsteinsatlanta. com Named one of OpenTable.com’s “Best 100 Brunches in America!” Einstein’s features an awardwinning patio, unique group and private dining. Hudson Grille - Midtown, 942 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-892-0892; hudsongrillemidtown@metrocafes.com www.hudsongrille. com Features 50 draft beers, signature wings, awardwinning burgers, craft cocktails, covered patio, EVERY game, UFC, and friendly staff. Joe’s on Juniper, 1049 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-875-6634; joesonjuniper@metrocafes.com www. joesonjuniper.com Winner of David’s Magazine’s “Best Patio,” “Best Bar Food” and “most attractive waitstaff!” Joe’s offers great food and stiff drinks!

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Livingston Restaurant, 659 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-897-5000; www.livingstonatlanta.com Located across from The Fox Theatre. Open for breakfast & dinner 7 days a week, brunch on the weekend.

Oceanaire Seafood Room, The, 1100 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-475-2277; Fax: 404-475-2278; OAATEvents@ldry.com www.theoceanaire.com The perfect setting for fresh seafood.

Marlow’s Tavern (Plaza Midtown), 950 West Peachtree St., Suite 215, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-815-0323; marlows3@metzcorp.com www.marlowstavern.com Best of the Best American Tavern Fare

The Optimist, 914 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-477-6260; http://theoptimistrestaurant.com/ A seaside fish camp experience for landlocked Atlantans.

Public School 404 Restaurant & Bar, 930 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-817-0984; marketingteam@ grillconcepts.com www.PSonTap.com Public School 404 is a chef-driven gastropub offering an education in the art of food and beer with craft beers, artisan cocktails, and eclectic food with a twist.

Community Smith, 866 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308; 678-412-2402; Fax: 678-4122401; dan.whitaker@communitysmithatl.com www. communitysmithatl.com Approachable, modernist cuisine comes to life with Southern influences.

Simon’s Restaurant, 793 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-698-3715; events@simonsatl.com www.simonsatl. com Simon’s fulfills the vision of a vibrant restaurant scene where the cuisine, service, atmosphere, and energy are second to none. The extensive menu combines bold flavors with a unique style for a southern take on classic American dishes. Table 1280, 485 Bishop St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-897-1280; Fax: 856-722-6708; andrea.witta@ woodruffcenter.org www.table1280.com Serves gourmet farm-to-fork cuisine in the Woodruff Arts Center. Taco Mac (Metropolis), 933 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 678-904-7211; Fax: 678-904-7213; TMMetropolis@tmacrestaurants.com www.tacomac.com Serves buffalo wings & more in a sports bar with over 150 beers.

CONTINENTAL Park 75 Restaurant (Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta), 7th Fourteenth St., Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-881-9898; www. fourseasons.com/atlanta/dining/restaurants/park_75 Serving American cuisine with a continental flair in opulent surroundings.

FAST FOODS The Varsity, 61 North Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-8811706; Fax: 404-874-3989; www.thevarsity.com Serves as an Atlanta institution, offering fresh hot dogs & more.

SOUTHERN

Mary Mac’s Tea Room, 224 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-876-1800; Fax: 404-881-6003; events@marymacs.com www.marymacs.com Serves authentic, made from scratch Southern fare & hospitality since 1945. Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar (Loews Atlanta Hotel), 1065 Peachtree St. NE, At Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-745-5745; Fax: 404-745-5606; eleven@ loewshotels.com www.loewshotels.com/en/restaurants/ eleven Prepares classic, modern, Southern-style cuisine in Loews Hotel. South City Kitchen, 1144 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-873-7358; Fax: 404-873-0317; www. southcitykitchen.com/midtown Serves contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist.

TAPAS Bulla Gastrobar, 60 11th St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-900-6926; atlanta@bullagastrobar.com www. bullagastrobar.com With tantalizing tapas, new house specialties every week, hand-crafted cocktails, and an impressive wine list, Bulla is where you go to indulge in a celebration of good taste. Cooks & Soldiers, 691 14th St. NW, Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-996-2623; admin@cooksandsoldiers.com www.cooksandsoldiers.com Host your special events, group dinners and treat your guests to critically acclaimed upscale Basque cuisine and drinks.

BUCKHEAD

ITALIAN

AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN

Allora, 361 17th St., Atlanta, GA 30363; 404-961-7370; jnash@ctrxhs.com https://www.alloraatl.com/ Allora entices with irresistible aromas and a warm, intimate environment.

Astor Court - St. Regis Hotel, 88 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-563-7968; miller.jackson@stregis. com www.stregisatlanta.com/Astor-Court Indulge in a menu of healthy selections, traditional favorites & libations.

Baraonda Ristorante Italiano, 710 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-879-9962; baraonda1@gmail. com www.baraondaatlanta.com One of Midtown’s first restaurant, serving Italian fare for 15 years.

Atlas Restaurant, 88 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-600-6471; www.atlasrestaurant.com Celebrates the very best in seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences with a focus on curating fresh ingredients from local farms.

LATIN Babalu Tapas & Tacos, 33 Peachtree Place NE, Suite 1, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-900-9595; www.eattbabalu. com A Zagat rated and creative loafing readers choice favorite, Babalu offers tapas style dining with a wide variety of Latin-meets-Southern flavors that are perfect for gatherings of all sizes.

MEDITERRANEAN Caravaca Market, 782 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-565-0580; info@caravacamarket.com www. caravacamarket.com Caravaca Market is inspired by many great food courts in Europe with specialty shops, cafes and great places to wine, dine and celebrate. Ecco, 40 7th St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-347-9555; ecco@fifthgroup.com www.ecco-atlanta.com Seasonal European Mediterranean restaurant with a bustling bar scene.

NEW SOUTHERN Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar (Loews Atlanta Hotel), 1065 Peachtree St. NE, At Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-745-5745; Fax: 404-745-5606; eleven@ loewshotels.com www.loewshotels.com/en/restaurants/ eleven Prepares classic, modern, Southern-style cuisine in Loews Hotel.

SEAFOOD Lure, 1106 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404817-3650; lure@fifthgroup.com lure-atlanta.com Lure presents Atlanta’s freshest fish with global coastal traditions.

Buckhead Diner, 3073 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-262-3336; Fax: 404-262-3593; mbaker@ buckheadrestaurants.com www.buckheadrestaurants. com/buckhead-diner Americana inventive menu items give this Atlanta icon a flair all its own. Café & Bar, The (Mandarin Oriental), 3376 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-995-7545; Fax: 404995-7501; moatl-restaurants@mohg.com www. mandarinoriental.com/atlanta/fine-dining/the-cafe-andbar Modern American cuisine with a flavorful array of locally sourced ingredients. Hal’s Kitchen, 4969 Roswell Rd., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30342; 404-345-9610; info@halskitchen.com www. halskitchen.com Hal’s Kitchen offers premier handson culinary events, specializing in corporate team building and private events. Our industrial-chic space is conveniently located inside the perimeter. King + Duke, 3060 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-477-3500; www.kinganddukeatl.com Named one of the best restaurants of the year by GQ and Esquire, King+Duke is located in the heart of Buckhead. kinganddukeatl.com Restaurant Eugene, 2277 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-355-0321; Fax: 404-355-0322; www. restauranteugene.com Chef Linton Hopkins serves award-winning fresh, local fare. Tavern at Phipps, The, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-814-9640; amber@centraarchy. com www.tavernatphipps.rest The Tavern at Phipps, in Buckhead, is famous for their cocktails, lively atmosphere and classic American fare such as their trademark chips.


RESTAURANTS Twin Peaks Buckhead, 3365 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-961-8946; buckhead@ twinpeaksrestaurant.com www.twinpeaksrestaurant. com Offers comfort food served by Twin Peaks Girls in a sports lodge.

COFFEE SHOPS AND BAKERIES

SOUTHERN

EASTSIDE

South City Kitchen Buckhead, 3350 Peachtree Rd., Suite 175, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-815-6677; info@ fifthgroup.com http://buckhead.southcitykitchen.com/ Head to the heart of Buckhead for southern cuisine that’s never stuffy and always satisfying.

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3070 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-2401978; www.buckheadrestaurants.com/corner-cafe Full-service European-style bakery serving coffee, breakfast & lunch.

Swan Coach House Restaurant, Gift Shop & Gallery, The, 3130 Slaton Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404261-0636; events@swancoachhouse.com www. swancoachhouse.com One of Atlanta’s most unique tea rooms, gift shops and art galleries.

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Corner Cafe & Buckhead Bread Company,

Cassis Restaurant (Grand Hyatt Atlanta), 3300 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-237-1234; grandatlanta.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/cassis.html Inventive restaurant features wonderful food, service & eclectic wine.

FRENCH Anis Cafe and Bistro, 2974 Grandview Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-233-9889; Fax: 404-233-4894; info@ anisbistro.com www.anisbistro.com Comprised of a menu deeply rooted in the flavors of the French Mediterranean. Bistro Niko, 3344 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-261-6456; Fax: 404-941-1436; sthan@ buckheadrestaurants.com www.buckheadrestaurants. com/bistro-niko Offers award-winning French cuisine, wine, beer & cocktails.

American Cut, 3035 Peachtree Rd., Suite 140, Atlanta, GA 30305; 770-415-9766; info@ldvhospitality.com www. americancutrestaurants.com Located at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, we offer a unique dining experience, where guests can enjoy a more upscale and decadent dining experience ARNETTE’S Chop Shop, 2700 Apple Valley Rd., Suite 55, Brookhaven, GA 30319; 404-969-0701; rsvp@ womrestaurants.com www.arnetteschopshop.com ARNETTE’S Chop Shop is a modern expression of the classic American Steakhouse. The restaurant’s interior blends vintage, classic and modern design influences.

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Bones Restaurant, 3130 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-237-2663; isabelkane@libertyhousemail.com www.bonesrestaurant.com Zagat rates Bones with the highest marks for food & service overall steakhouses in America. Providing the finest in food and service since 1979. Private rooms from 10-65 people are available.

Kyma, 3085 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-262-0702; Fax: 404-841-9924; nsousounis@ buckheadrestaurants.com www.buckheadrestaurants. com/kyma A modern take on Mediterranean and Greek cuisine.

Chama Gaucha, 3365 Piedmont Rd. NE, #1350, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-842-0011; atlanta@chamagaucha.com www.chamagaucha.com As Atlanta’s top-rated Brazilian Steakhouse, Chama Gaucha is known for delicious prime steaks & exceptional service.

ITALIAN

Chops Lobster Bar, 70 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-262-2675; Fax: 404-240-6645; kbrown@ buckheadrestaurants.com www.buckheadrestaurants. com/chops-lobster-bar Exceptional service, fresh seafood & prime aged beef.

KR SteakBar, 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite D2, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-841-8820; justin@krsteakbar. com www.krsteakbar.com KR SteakBar is an Itallian Steakhouse and is the newest restaurant by Rathbun’s Restaurants. La Grotta Ristorante Italiano, 2637 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-231-1368; Fax: 404-2311274; www.LaGrottaAtlanta.com Enjoy classic Northern Italian cuisine with homemade pasta, veal & seafood. Maggiano’s Little Italy - Buckhead, 3368 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-816-9650; Fax: 404816-7650; Buckhead.Banquet@maggianos.com www. maggianos.com/locations/us/georgia/atlanta/buckhead Little Italy restaurant serving old & new world southern Italian cuisine. Pricci, 500 Pharr Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-2372941; Fax: 404-261-0058; www.buckheadrestaurants. com/pricci Contemporary Italian restaurant embodying fun & stylish dining.

MEDITERRANEAN St. Cecilia, 3455 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-554-9995; stceciliaatl.com Located in Buckhead’s Pinnacle Building, the cuisine of St. Cecilia is inspired by the coastlines of Italy, Spain, and France.

MOROCCAN Imperial Fez Restaurant, 2285 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-351-0870; Fax: 404-3511272; rafih@imperialfez.com www.imperialfez.com Offers authentic Moroccan 5 course cuisine in an exotic dining environment.

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-844-4810; ashley@ davios.com www.davios.com/atl Handmade pasta, legendary service, perfectly cooked steaks and our signature veal chop. Its all here! Fogo de Chao Churrascaria, 3101 Piedmont Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-266-9988; Fax: 404-9959983; atlantaevents@fogo.com www.fogodechao.com Brazilian churrascaria with roasted meat carved tableside & gourmet salad. KR SteakBar, 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite D2, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-841-8820; justin@krsteakbar.com www.krsteakbar.com The newest Italian Steakhouse by Rathbun’s Restaurants. New York Prime Steakhouse, 3424 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-8460644; GANGULO@NEWYORKPRIME.REST www. newyorkprime.com New York Prime is a wildly popular Buckhead steakhouse with swift professional service, a classy supper club ambiance and USDA Prime steaks. Ruth’s Chris Steak House/Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Rd. NE at Embassy Suites Buckhead, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-365-0660; info@ruthschris.net www.ruthschris. net Serves iconic American steakhouse fare with New Orleans flair.

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SEAFOOD

Eclipse di Luna Buckhead, 764 Miami Circle, Atlanta, GA 30324; 404-846-0449; info@eclipsediluna.com www. eclipsediluna.com Eclipse Di Luna Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Atlanta’s tapas concept, was founded in Buckhead by chefs Paul Luna and James Ehrlich in 1997. Serving up a unique array of small plates amongst the restaurant’s lively and authentic atmosphere, Eclipse di Luna was named “Best Tapas Restaurant” in Atlanta by Creative Loafing and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Atlanta Fish Market, 265 Pharr Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-262-3165; Fax: 404-240-6665; www. buckheadrestaurants.com/atlanta-fish-market Serving the Southeast’s widest selection of fresh seafood.

Gypsy Kitchen, 3035 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite A209, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-939-9840; info@gk-atl.com www. gypsykitchenatl.com Spanish cuisine in small plates and delicious entrees.

NEW SOUTHERN The Southern Gentleman, 3035 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite A208, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-939-9845; info@tsg-atl.com www.thesoutherngentlemanatl.com Southern-inspired gastropub with a modern take on traditional dishes.

Golden Eagle, 904 Memorial Dr., Atlanta, GA 30316; 404-963-1703; www.goldeneagleatl.com Located just 1.5 miles from downtown Atlanta along the scenic Beltline Eastside Trail, Golden Eagle offers an upscale American dining experience with classic dishes and modern cocktails. Hampton + Hudson, 299 N Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307; 404-948-2123; hamptonhudsonevents@gmail. com www.hamptonandhudson.com Local neighborhood community bar and restaurant in the heart of Inman Park. Featuring locally grown ingredients and will treat you like family. Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall, 684 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-458-6838; info@ ladybirdatlanta.com www.ladybirdatlanta.com Located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward, we are an outdoororiented bar and restaurant on the Beltline’s Eastside Trail. We serve elevated campfire cuisine for dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch. Murphy’s Restaurant, 997 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306; 404-872-0904; events@murphysvh.com www. murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com For 38 years Murphy’s has ranked among Atlanta’s best restaurants. Chef Andy Tran creates delicious seasonal dishes. The wine shop provides outstanding wines and the French doors and exposed brick give both small and large groups a warm environment. Rathbun’s, 112 Krog St. NE, Suite R, Atlanta, GA 30307; 404-524-8280; robyn@rathbunsrestaurant.com www. rathbunsrestaurant.com One of the hottest restaurants in the country. Serpas True Food, 659 Auburn Ave., #501, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-688-0040; Fax: 404-924-6209; info@ serpasrestaurant.com www.serpasrestaurant.com Serves Southwestern & Asian-style food in an industrial setting. Staplehouse, 541 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-524-5005; info@staplehouse.com www.staplehouse. com A casual neighborhood restaurant, offering a seasonal a la carte menu or 5 course chef’s tasting menu. Taco Mac (Virginia Highland), 1006 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306; 404-873-6529; Fax: 404-873-7339; TMVirginiaHighlands@tmacrestaurants.com www. tacomac.com Serves buffalo wings & more in a sports bar with over 150 beers. TWO Urban Licks, 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306; 404-522-4622; jnash@ctrxhs.com www. twourbanlicks.com Houses an immense wood-fire rotisserie & features live blues.

ASIAN Char Korean Bar & Restaurant, 299 N. Highland Ave. Suite S, Atlanta, GA 30307; 404-525-2427; info@ charatlanta.com www.charatlanta.com Bustling spot with a hip drinks scene serving grill-it-yourself Korean BBQ and other Asian plates.

BARBECUE Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, 1238 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307; 404-577-4030; Fax: 404-577-4032; www. foxbrosbbq.com Consistently voted Atlanta’s favorite Bar-B-Q — come taste for yourself!

FRENCH Tiny Lou’s, 789 Ponce De Leon, Atlanta, GA 30306; 470485-0085; tinylous@theindigoroad.com www.tinylous. com A swinging French-American brasserie, the menu of Tiny Lou’s is reminiscent of what one might cook for a lover. It’s restorative food: life-affirming, therapeutic, and good-tasting.

ITALIAN La Tavola Trattoria, 992 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306; 404-873-5430; Fax: 404-873-5410; latavola@ fifthgroup.com latavolatrattoria.com A classic, cozy Italian trattoria with classic dishes and friendly service. Sotto Sotto, 313 N Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307; 404-523-6678; Fax: 404-880-0462; www. sottosottorestaurant.com Features authentic Italian food and wine in Inman Park.

MEXICAN Original El Taco, The, 1186 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306; 404-873-4656; Fax: 404-873-4676; eltaco@fifthgroup.com www.eltaco-atlanta.com Lunch & dinner with Tex Mex flavor inspired by Mexico street markets.

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RETAIL Superica, 99 Krog St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307; 678-7911310; www.superica.com Enjoy endless chips and salsas and classic cheesy Tex-Mex inspired by Ford Fry’s own Texan roots.

STEAKHOUSE Kevin Rathbun Steak, 154 Krog St. NE, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30307; 404-524-5600; Fax: 404-524-5666; info@kevinrathbun.com www.kevinrathbunsteak.com/ menu.html Selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the best steakhouses in the country.

WESTSIDE AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN JCT. Kitchen and Bar, 1198 Howell Mill Rd., Suite 18, Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-355-2252; www.jctkitchen.com Serves up classic Southern dishes and refined comfort food.

STEAKHOUSE Marcel, 1170 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30318; 404665-4555; www.marcelatl.com A European-inspired steakhouse in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions District.

AIRPORT AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Cafe Intermezzo - Airport, 650 Atlanta South Parkway, Suite 101, Atlanta, GA 30349; 404-574-6195; info@ armatlanta.com www.crews1972.com Cafe Intermezzo embodies the essence of the 300-year-old European coffeehouse. Step into Cafe Intermezzo, and you are stepping into another time, another place. Garden Grille (Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport North), 3437 Bobby Brown Parkway, East Point, GA 30344; 404477-6600; Enjoy a full American breakfast, a casual dinner or perfectly mixed cocktail. VOYA Bistro (Atlanta Airport Marriott), 4711 Best Rd., College Park, GA 30337; 404-766-7900; www.marriott. com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/atlap-atlantaairport-marriott VOYA Bistro, VOYA Sushi Bar, and VOYA Coffee & News.

MEDITERRANEAN Apron Restaurant & Overdrive Lounge, Two Porsche Dr., Atlanta, GA 30354; 470-466-3330; info@solis2porscheDr. com www.solis2porscheDr..com APRON features innovative seasonal dishes presenting an inspired take on Mediterranean cuisine. OVERDRIVE Lounge is a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Porsche Experience Center handling track and runways of the Atlanta Airport

SOUTHERN Cecilia’s Southern Table (Westin Atlanta Airport), 4736 Best Rd., Atlanta, GA 30337; 404-762-7676; Fax: 404-559-3996; amy.coulter@westinatlantaairport. com www.westin.com/atlantaairport Cecilia’s Southern Table offers contemporary Southern cuisine in a relaxed atrium style setting.

STEAKHOUSE Bentley’s Steakhouse (Atlanta Airport Marriott), 4711 Best Rd., College Park, GA 30337; 404-766-7900; www. bentleys-steakhouse.com/restaurant/hotels/hotelinformation/travel/atlap-atlanta-airport-marriott Savor fine steak, seafood or our nightly special with attentive service.

COBB/CUMBERLAND AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, 1255 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062; 770-992-5688; samantha@ andrettikarting.com www.andrettikarting.com 100,000 sq ft event & entertainment destination featuring heartpounding attractions, scratch cuisine and expansive event spaces. Canoe, 4199 Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30339; 770432-2663; Fax: 770-433-2542; info@canoeatl.com www. canoeatl.com Enjoy the seasonal menu created by one of the country’s celebrated chefs. Live! at the Battery Atlanta, 825 Battery Ave. SE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30339; 404-447-1995; ccope@ liveatthebatteryatlanta.com liveatthebatteryatlanta. com Live! at the Battery Atlanta includes 30,000 sq. ft. of space, featuring 3 iconic concepts that extends into the Battery Plaza for larger festivals & events. Includes: Todd English Tavern, Sports & Social & PBR Atlanta.

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Sports & Social, 825 Battery Ave. SE, Suite 640, Atlanta, GA 30339; 404-447-1995; ccope@liveatthebatteryatlanta. com liveatthebatteryatlanta.com Sports & Social is a one of kind sports bar, gaming parlor, and social lounge. The level space features a 30 foot LED HD screen making it the perfect destination for groups, professionals, and all with a competitive spirit.

BARBECUE Terrapin Taproom, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30339; 404-494-1202; amatteo@delawarenorth.com www.terrapintaproom.com Beer, barbeque, and baseball are staples of the South. Terrapin Beer Company, Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, and the Atlanta Braves deliver them all at the Battery Atlanta adjacent to SunTrust Park.

ITALIAN Maggiano’s Little Italy - Cumberland Mall, 1601 Cumberland Mall SE, #200, Atlanta, GA 30339; 770-7991580; Fax: 770-799-1591; Little Italy restaurant serving old & new world southern Italian cuisine.

STEAKHOUSE 101 Steak, 3621 Vinings Slope, Atlanta, GA 30339; 770805-8855; Fax: 404-506-9113; slewis@101bellsouth. net www.101steakatl.com 101 Steak brings high-quality steaks and seafood, a raw bar and more than 100 wines by the glass, including over 50 reserve wines, to the Vinings neighborhood.

PERIMETER AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Joey D’s Oak Room, 1015 Crown Point Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30338; 770-512-7063; amber@centraarchy.com www.joeydsoakroom.com Joey D’s is the ultimate Atlanta Perimeter power spot; best known for a mix of popular New Orleans and NYC dishes.

ITALIAN Il Giallo Osteria & Bar, 5920 Roswell Rd., B-118, Sandy Springs, GA 30328; 404-709-2148; leonardo@ ilgialloatl.com www.ilgialloatl.com Nationally acclaimed Chef Jamie Adams creates authentic Italian favorites highlighted by freshly made pasta, created in front of guests in the beautifully appointed dining room. Maggiano’s Little Italy - Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346; 770-804-3313; Fax: 770-804-8343; perimeter.banquet@maggianos.com www.maggianos.com/locations/us/georgia/dunwoody/ perimeter-mall Little Italy restaurant serving old & new world southern Italian cuisine.

STEAKHOUSE Fogo De Chao - Dunwoody, 4671 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA, 30346; 678-691-7268; dunwoody@ fogodechao.com www.fogo.com Authentic Brazilian Steakhouse that began more than 37 years ago in Brazil featuring fire-roasted meats carved tableside by gaucho chefs, gourmet Market Table, side dishes, and an awardwinning wine list.

TAPAS Eclipse di Luna Dunwood, 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA, 30346; 678-205-5862; Fax: 678-2055865; info@eclipsediluna.com www.eclipsediluna.com Eclipse Di Luna Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Atlanta’s tapas concept, was founded in Buckhead by chefs Paul Luna and James Ehrlich in 1997. Serving up a unique array of small plates amongst the restaurant’s lively and authentic atmosphere, Eclipse di Luna was named “Best Tapas Restaurant” in Atlanta by Creative Loafing and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

EMORY/DECATUR/STONE MOUNTAIN AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Commons, The (Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort), 4021 Lakeview Dr., Stone Mountain, GA, 30083; 770-465-3260; www.evergreenresort.com Pull up a chair and savor the local flavors from our delectable menu of Southern cuisine favorites. Marlow’s Tavern (Northlake), 4156 LaVista Rd., Tucker, GA, 30084; 678-987-1197; Fax: 404-875-2724; marlows5@metzcorp.com www.marlowstavern.com Best of the Best American Tavern Fare.

CONTINENTAL Waterside Restaurant (Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort), 4021 Lakeview Dr., Stone Mountain, GA, 30086; 770-879-9900; Offers elegant Stone Mountain atmosphere with delectable food.

GWINNETT DINNER THEATRE Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 517, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043; 770-2250230; 1-888-935-6878 atlanta@medievaltimes.com www. medievaltimes.com Feast your eyes on a live tournament while you feast on a 4-course meal fit for royalty! Spanish horses, sword fights, jousting, and more!

NEAR METRO ATLANTA SOUTHERN Farmhouse Restaurant, The, 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Rd., Palmetto, GA 30268; 770-463-2622; Fax: 770-463-2610; info@serenbefarmhouse.com www. serenbefarmhouse.com Southern gourmet food prepared with the freshest ingredients from Serenbe Farms, served from Marie Nygren’s historic farmhouse kitchen.

RETAIL ANTIQUES 14th Street Antiques & Modern Home, 530 14th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-325-4600; Fax: 404-325-4660; lisa@14thstreetantiques.com www.14thstreetantiques. com Atlanta’s destination for fine antiques, designer furnishings, art, lighting and rugs. Scott Antique Markets, 3650 Jonesboro Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30354; 740-569-4112; Fax: 740-569-7595; info@scottantiquemarket.com www.scottantiquemarket. com Shop for antiques in two massive climate-controlled buildings.

APPAREL & BOUTIQUES Braves Clubhouse Store @ CNN Center, One CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-523-5854; www.atlanta. braves.mlb.com/atl/ballpark/clubhouse_store.jsp Premier destination for Braves fans with the largest selection of items. Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, GA 30030; 678-615-0915; Fax: 404-371-1593; Sherry. Jackman@decaturga.com www.visitdecaturgeorgia. com Decatur has 200 boutiques, galleries, services & restaurants in four miles. Duty Free Americas, 560 Atlanta South Parkway, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30349; 404-382-2866; pparis@ dutyfreeamericas.com www.dutyfreeamericas.com Located in terminals E & F with fragrance, sunglasses, leather & gift brands.

ART GALLERY Besharat Gallery Lane, 163-175 Peters St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-524-4781; Fax: 404-577-3630; www. besharatgallery.com Houses four gallery spaces, featuring paintings, photography & sculptures. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-733-4400; highmuseum@high.org www. high.org Boasts classic to contemporary art, special exhibitions and renowned architecture. Swan Coach House Restaurant, Gift Shop & Gallery, The, 3130 Slaton Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-261-0636; events@swancoachhouse.com www.swancoachhouse. com Art Gallery nestled in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta.

FLORISTS AND BALLOONS Balloonacy, 1836 Georgian Terrace, Atlanta, GA, 30341; 404-351-0538; balloonacyatlanta@mindspring.com www. balloonacyatlanta.com Designs and provides balloon and floral design and décor. Balloons Over Atlanta, 1231 Collier Rd, Suite H, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-231-3090; Fax: 404-231-3096; sales@ balloonsover.com www.balloonsover.com Providing fresh and classy decor for any venue or event.

GIFTS AND GIFT BASKETS Garrett Popcorn Shops, 3393 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA, 30326; 770-906-6994; jfadel@garrettbrands.com SM.GarrettPopcorn.com Garrett is thoughtfully prepared fresh all day, every day with only the highest quality, wholesome ingredients.


SPORTS Georgia Gifts and More, 3781 Presidential Pkwy., Suite 137, Atlanta, GA, 30340; 404-241-1375; karen@ georgiagiftsandmore.com www.georgiagiftsandmore.com Find Georgia and Atlanta gifts for reunions, meetings and special events. Gratitude Goodies, 433 Canton Rd., Suite 315, Suite 315, Cumming, GA, 30040; 770-886-9598; diane@ gratitudegoodies.com www.GratitudeGoodies.com We design, customize and personalize gifts while staying within budget. Grits Bits Georgia Gifts, 273 Eureka Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-261-2197; Fax: 404-841-9586; diane@ gritsbits.com www.gritsbits.com Georgia-themed gifts, gift baskets, and goodies. Quick turnaround, free delivery on volume orders, plus custom hang tags and ribbon colors. Heidi’s Heavenly Cookies, 355 Curie Dr., Alpharetta, GA, 30005; 770-343-6534; deb@heidisheavenlycookies. com www.heidisheavenlycookies.com Sinfully delicious, handmade cookie gifts for events and more. Sensational Baskets & Gifts, 2660 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Suite 212, Alpharetta, GA, 30022; 770-587-5593; Fax: 678-990-7721; sales@sensationalbaskets.com www.sensationalbaskets.com Sends unique, Southern products to share Atlanta-style hospitality. Swan Coach House Restaurant, Gift Shop & Gallery, The, 3130 Slaton Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404261-0636; events@swancoachhouse.com www. swancoachhouse.com Our own Southern style- proceeds benefit visual arts in Atlanta.

GOURMET FOODS & WINE Caravaca Market, 782 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-565-0580; info@caravacamarket.com www. caravacamarket.com Caravaca Market is inspired by many great food courts in Europe with specialty shops, cafés and great places to wine, dine and celebrate.

The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, 3035 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-939-9270; areid@olivermcmillan. com http://theshopsbuckheadatlanta.com/ A 6-block luxury shopping, dining, entertainment & residential district.

OFFICE SUPPLIES Geographics, 3450 Browns Mill Road, Atlanta, GA, 30354; 404-768-5805; Fax: 404-559-1645; jculin@ geographicsinc.com www.geographicsinc.com Offers electronic prepress, complete bindery, finishing & fulfillment.

OUTLET MALLS Calhoun Premium Outlets, 455 Belwood Rd., Suite 14, Calhoun, GA, 30701; 706-602-1305; calhoun@ premiumoutlets.com www.premiumoutlets.com/calhoun Only 60 miles north of Atlanta, this upscale outlet center hosts 50 stores. Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, The, 915 Ridgewalk Parkway, Woodstock, GA, 30188; 678-540-7040; atlantamkt@ horizongroup.com www.theoutletshoppesatatlanta.com Save 20-70% at nearly 100 famous name brand stores in an open air mall with lush surroundings and beautifully landscaped gardens Tommy Hilfiger, 800 Highway 400 South, Dawsonville, GA, 30534; 706-216-7888; Fax: 706-216-7019; mgr066@ tommy.com www.tommy.com One of the world’s leading premium lifestyle brands, Tommy Hilfiger celebrates the essence of Classic American Cool.

SPAS Nadia’s Studio & Gallery, 161 Mangum St. SW, Suite 103, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-527-5777; contact@nadiajavan. com www.nadiajavan.com Uses 100% high-quality organic materials in all spa services.

HOME ACCESSORIES/FURNITURE

Spa at Barnsley Resort, The, 597 Barnsley Gardens Rd., Adairsville, GA, 30103; 770-773-7480; Fax: 770-7731779; barnsley@mindspring.com www.barnsleyinn.com Offers the finest in European body, beauty & therapeutic services.

No Mas! Hacienda, 180 Walker St. SW, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-215-9769; info@NoMasProductions. com www.nomasatlanta.com The Best of Mexico! - SHOP+DINE ~ Artisan Market: gifts, silver jewelry, furniture, lighting, plus Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Events.

Spa at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, The, 3376 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-995-7526; Moatl-spa@ mohg.com www.mandarinoriental.com/atlanta/spa Rejuvenation sanctuary that embodies a blend of east and west.

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WELLNESS & PERSONAL CARE

Sol’s Liquor & Peach Package, 186 Courtland St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-523-0312; solsliquor@bellsouth. net Provides hospitality beverage needs in the convention district.

MALLS & SHOPPING CENTERS Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Dr., Suite 14250, Atlanta, GA 30363; 404-410-4010; Fax: 404-733-1227; info@ atlanticstation.com www.atlanticstation.com Features an open-air, live-work-play area with restaurants & retailers. Greenbriar Mall, 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA 30331; 404-344-6611; Fax: 404-344-6631; hpayne@ shopgreenbriar.com www.shopgreenbriar.com Offering over 75 retailers and services for the whole family. Hub at Peachtree Center, The, 176 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-654-1296; peachtreecenterguestservices@yahoo.com www. peachtreecenter.com Explore over 50 shops, restaurants & services in Downtown Atlanta, including Chick-fil-A, Benihana, Naturalizer, Caribou Coffee, CVS & more! Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, Simon Malls, 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-233-7575; Fax: 404-233-7868; cacox@simon.com www.simon.com You’ll find legendary shopping at over 300 of the world’s finest retailers. Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-900-7900; info@poncecitymarket.com www.poncecitymarket.com Located at the intersection of the Virginia Highland, Old Fourth Ward, Midtown, and Poncey-Highland neighborhoods, Ponce City Market is the epicenter for shopping, dining, and gather ing among local residents. The venue spans over two million feet. This historic building is home to retail stores, restaurants, offices, venues, and residence alike. Sweet Auburn Curb Market, 209 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-659-1665; Fax: 404-659-2834; curbmarketatl@gmail.com www.thecurbmarket.com Houses individual restaurants, produce/meat merchants & shops.

Kay Hamner & Associates, 130 26th St., #502, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-892-0663; Kay@KayHamner.com www. KayHamner.com Achieve optimal health with Glow Vista skin analyzer- speaker formats too.

SPORTS COLLEGIATE SPORTS Celebration Bowl, 5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA 30342; 404-799-4915; john.t.grant@espn.com www.thecelebrationbowl.com The very first bowl game of the season highlighting Historically Black Colleges and Universities, owned and operated by ESPN Events. Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, 250 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-880-4800; info@cfbhall.com www.cfbhall.com Provides visitors with a highly immersive, interactive and engaging experience using a blend of historic artifacts and revolutionary multimedia exhibits. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, 3284 Northside Pkwy. NW, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30327; 404-586-8500; Fax: 404586-8508; www.chick-fil-apeachbowl.com The nintholdest bowl game in the country and one of the six elite bowls in the nation selected to host the College Football Playoff system. Georgia State University Athletics, 125 Decatur St., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-413-4022; abessey@gsu.edu www.georgiastatesports.com Visit GeorgiaStateSports. com and join the Panther Family today! Georgia Tech Athletic Association, 150 Bobby Dodd Way NW, Atlanta, GA 30332; 404-894-4461; Fax: 404-894-8864; whogan@athletics.gatech.edu www. ramblinwreck.com Georgia Tech offers the finest in college sports entertainment.

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS Atlanta Braves, 755 Battery Ave., Atlanta, GA 30339; 404-614-2363; specialevents@braves.com http://braves. com/hospitality The MLB Braves play April-September at SunTrust Park.

Atlanta Dream - WNBA Franchise, 101 Marietta St. NW, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30303; 877-977-7729; tickets@ atlantadream.net www.AtlantaDream.net The three-time WNBA Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream tips off its 2018 season this summer at McCamish Pavilion. Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 35 Northside Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 404-223-8444; Fax: 404-2238088; wparr@falcons.nfl.com www.atlantafalcons.com The NFL Atlanta Falcons start their season in September at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta Hawks, One Philips Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-878-3800; kirsten.salmonsen@hawks.com www. Hawks.com The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, the 2014-15 NBA Southeast Division Champions, host approximately 40 home games at Philips Arena during the regular NBA season, October to April. The team provides an unparalleled live sports experience with electrifying play, amazing in-game court projections, and much more, all served with a touch of Southern Hospitality. Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton, GA 30228; 770-707-7904; amssales@atlantamotorspeedway. com www.atlantamotorspeedway.com Atlanta Motor Speedway sits on 887 acres of landscaped green space and serves as one of the South’s premier entertainment facilities, providing a one-of-a-kind experience for special events. BB&T Atlanta Open, 264 19th St. NW Suite 2220, Atlanta, GA 30363; 404-941-9202; www.bbtatlantaopen.com BB&T Atlanta Open, July 21-29, 2018 Men’s Professional The TOUR Championship, 2584 Alston Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30317; 404-290-0167; allisonfillmore@pgatourhq.com www.tourchampionship.com Hosts the PGA TOUR TOUR Championship at the East Lake Golf Club.

TRANSPORTATION AIRLINES Delta Air Lines, Inc., 1030 Delta Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30354; 404-715-2600; www.delta.com With a leading global network, Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier flights to 357 destinations in 67 countries on six continents.

AIRPORTS Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, P.O. Box 20509, Atlanta, GA 30320; 404-530-6600; Fax: 404530-6635; www.atlanta-airport.com The world’s busiest airport serves as a hub connecting cities & countries.

AUTO RENTALS Enterprise Rent A Car, 5909 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30328; 678-898-2355; Fax: 866346-1433; rachel.cowart@ehi.com www.enterprise.com The first choice for business travelers who need to rent near home or office.

BUS & RAIL Cobb Community Transit (CCT), 463 Commerce Park Dr., Suite 114, Marietta, GA 30060; 770-427-4444; Cobb County public bus system with service to Buckhead, Midtown & Downtown. MARTA, 2424 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324; 404848-5000; Fax: 404-848-5098; www.itsmarta.com Call 404-848-5000 for bus & train information or visit www. itsmarta.com. The Atlanta Streetcar, 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-865-8823; ASCCommunications@atlantaga. gov TheAtlantaStreetcar.com Our 2.7 mile route has 12 stops that connect the Centennial Olympic Park District to the King Historic District with great places to dine, drink, and shop in between.

BUS CHARTER, LIMOUSINES & VANS 414 Logistical Consultants, 2107 N Decatur Rd., #408, Decatur, GA 30033; 404-3985066; scott@414logisticalconsultants.com www.414logisticalconsultants.com We provide custom transportation services for VIP’s, meetings and convention attendees. Clients choose us to manage convention shuttles, meet & greet services, as well as VIP movements because we care. A- National Limousine Service, 1990 Metropolitian Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30315; 404-762-3007; Fax: 404-7625007; phouston@anationallimo.com www.anationallimo. com Ground transportation company providing sedans, limos, minibuses & more.

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TRANSPORTATION A&M Limousine Corporation, 1800 Water Place SE, Suite 170, Atlanta, GA 30339; 770-955-4565; Fax: 770916-0816; sales@aandmlimo.com www.aandmlimo. com For 26 years,we have provided “World Class” Group Charter and Airport shared ride services in Metro Atlanta. Action Limousines, 4350 North Henry Blvd., Stockbridge, GA 30281; 770-507-1727; engage@atl.limo www.actionlimousines.com TAKE ACTION Limousines in Atlanta - we exceed expectations. AlliedPRA Atlanta, 1180 West Peachtree St. NW, Suite 1925, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-760-4230; amy.johnson@ alliedpra.com www.alliedpra.com/atlanta Destination management company providing program execution. ALR Chauffeured Transportation, 2781 Ward Lake Way, Ellenwood, GA 30294; 404-933-9741; Fax: 404-2288226; info@alrnow.com www.alrnow.com ALR provides professional ground transportation service for all occasions, always with the highest quality of customer service. American Coach Lines of Atlanta, Inc., 705 Lively Ave., Norcross, GA 30071; 770-449-1806; Fax: 770-246-9397; todd.mcelmurray@coachusa.com www.coachusa. com Proudly serving Atlanta since 1975, we are your premier charter transportation specialist. Providing airport transfers, convention shuttles, dine arounds, and more for groups of any size. Offering Atlanta’s largest fleet. ATL LAAC CAR SERVICE, 5555 Glenridge Connector, atlanta, GA 30342; 404-436-2700; 1-844-207-2964 info@ LAACcarservice.com www.LAACcarservice.com We provide professional, luxury transportation with the best in class technology as well as immaculate luxury vehicles and well-trained professional chauffeurs. For us, the customer experience is of paramount importance! Atlantic Limousine & Transportation, 2450 Pleasantdale Rd., Atlanta, GA 30340; 770-751-7078; ron@atlanticlimoga.com www.atlanticlimo-ga.com Provides total ground transportation services with a fleet of 70+ vehicles. Carey Atlanta Executive Limousine & Transportation, 245 University Ave. SW, Atlanta, GA 30315; 404-2232000; Fax: 404-681-3992; www.careyatlanta.com Car service: VIP Discount: Careyatlanta.hudsonltd.net Coast to Coast Tours, 3401 Norman Berry Dr., Suite 255, East Point, GA 30344; 678-705-3879; Fax: 404600-2005; wjohnonson@coasttocoasttours.com www. coasttocoasttours.com Coast to Coast Tours have whatever you desire in coach transportation. From conventions, sporting events, private charters, family reunions, etc. Cooper Global Chauffeured Transportation, 4004 Tradeport Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30354; 770-455-9600; Fax: 770-454-7976; info@cooper-global.com www. cooperglobal.com Premier transportation provider in the luxury & business travel industry. Corporate Transportation Inc., 535 Colonial Park Dr., Bldg A, Roswell, GA 30075; 770-641-7271; nanisg60@ yahoo.com www.corporatetransportation.org “The Definition of Impeccable Service” For over 30 years we have been Atlanta’s Premier Limousine Company. We provide total Ground Transportation Services 24/7/365. CTN Global Chauffeured Transportation, 9925 Haynes Bridge Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30022; 678-777-6767; Fax: 6787776767; 678-777-6767 reservations@ctntrans. com Any size vehicle for any size group. Route planning, greeters, welcome staff, professional chauffeurs, and manifest coordination. Dart Transportation Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 2109, Douglasville, GA 30133; 770-241-7416; info@ pickmeupdart.com www.pickmeupdart.com Dart Transportation is the one-stop solution for any of your transportation needs, providing premier airport and charter services. We don’t just get your groups from point A to point B– the entire trip is their destination. Destination South Meetings & Events - a DMC Network Company, 155 10th St. NE, Suite 988, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-815-9519; lmcqueary@destinationsouth.com www. destinationsouth.com We provide: airport meet and greet, airport transportation, manifest management & citywide convention shuttles. DMC Network member. Divine Chariots Limousines, Inc, 1003 Virginia Ave, Suite 210, Atlanta, GA 30354; 404-549-9702; Fax: 404549-7307; reservations@dcllimo.com www.dcllimo. com Divine Chariots Limousines is Atlanta’s premier transportation services company. In business for over 12 years, our car services are known throughout the Southeast for providing excellent limousine service.

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E.S. Destinations, 2308 Rolling Acres Dr., Conyers, GA 30094; 770-760-0364; Fax: 770-922-4808; cida@ esdestinations.com www.esdestinations.com Provides airport meet & greet, transfers, transportation, tours & more. EGAN TLC - Transportation Logistics Consultants, 3050 Five Forks Trickum Rd., Suite D-423, Lilburn, GA 30047; 844-342-6852; kevin.egan@egantlc.com www. egantlc.com Highly personalized, full-service, ground transportation experts. Georgia Coach Lines, Inc., 524 Whitehall St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-681-1600; Fax: 404-681-0222; charter@ georgiacoachlines.net www.georgiacoachlines.net Providing dependable, quality and affordable charter and transportation needs since 1985 with an emphasis on stellar customer service. Greene Worldwide Transportation, 1359-B Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-875-3866; Fax: 4043559169; groups@gcllimo.com www. greeneworldwidetransportation.com We provide luxury transportation for all needs and occasions. Harmon Brothers Charter, Inc., 5094 Westbrook Rd, Union City, GA 30291; 770-969-0180; Fax: 770-969-9725; www.harmonbros.com We offer prompt, dependable, courteous service locally & long distance. Juice Studios, 1447 Peachtree St., Suite 560, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-817-9369; Atlanta@thejuicestudios.com www.thejuicestudios.com Boutique DMC specializing in creative events, production of meetings, VIP event coordination and transportation. MTI Limo & Shuttle Services, 2581 Sullivan Rd., Atlanta, GA 30337; 404-669-0900; Fax: 404-669-0950; sales@mtilimos.com www.mtilimos.com Dedicated to excellence to meet your transportation needs. North Point Transportation Group, 1454 Willingham Dr., Atlanta, GA 30344; 678-935-5000; reservations@ nplimo.com www.nplimo.com Atlanta’s finest in luxury transportation, offering world-class service to pamper a special someone or impress a VIP. Presenting Atlanta, LLC, 3216 Paces Ferry Place, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-231-0200; Fax: 404-266-0308; Richard@presentingatlanta.com www.presentingatlanta. com Provides groups with everything from meet & greets to breathtaking events. Production Transport, 600 Pine View Trail, Kissimmee, FL, 34747; 407-470-7255; cgannon@prodtrans.com Provides shuttle buses for city-wide conventions & trade shows. Q&A Events, 1014 Winburn Dr., East Point, GA 30344; 404-762-5665; Fax: 404-762-5664; sbaugh@ QandAEvents.com www.QandAEvents.com Q&A Events is a professional event company based in Atlanta. We provide comprehensive event services for corporate clients, professional associations and nonprofit organizations nationally. Scout Local Events and Transportation, DMC, 2221 Peachtree Rd., Suite 467, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404428-7770; elizabeth@scoutlocal.co www.scoutlocal.co Destination management company specializing in events & transportation. TMS - Transportation Management Services, 17810 Meeting House Rd., Suite 200, Sandy Springs, MD, 20860; 301-260-2070; Fax: 301-260-1124; info@tms.com www.tms.com Specializes in effective shuttle & parking management services. Topper Worldwide Transportation, 1366 English St., Atlanta, GA 30318; 770-578-1867; danny@topperlimo.com www.topperlimo.com Topper Worldwide Transportation is Atlanta’s meeting & events transportation specialist. Family owned and operated since 1996, customer peace of mind and safety are our number priorities. Total Transportation Solutions, Inc., 7380 Fulcrum Ave., Orlando, FL, 32812; 407-582-0330; Fax: 404-5820331; www.ttsorlando.com Acts as a transportation management pioneer for visitors/events.

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TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES 414 Logistical Consultants, 2107 N Decatur Rd., #408, Decatur, GA 30033; 404-3985066; scott@414logisticalconsultants.com www.414logisticalconsultants.com We provide custom transportation services for VIP’s, meetings and convention attendees. Clients choose us to manage convention shuttles, meet & greet services, as well as VIP movements because we care. AlliedPRA Atlanta, 1180 West Peachtree St. NW, Suite 1925, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-760-4230; amy. johnson@alliedpra.com www.alliedpra.com/atlanta Destination management company providing program execution. ATL LAAC CAR SERVICE, 5555 Glenridge Connector, atlanta, GA 30342; 404-436-2700; 1-844-207-2964 info@ LAACcarservice.com www.LAACcarservice.com With LAAC Car Service we do not just book reservations, we manage reservations from start to finish. One reservation, One Invoice, One company you can trust. Atlantic Limousine & Transportation, 2450 Pleasantdale Rd., Atlanta, GA 30340; 770-751-7078; ron@atlanticlimoga.com www.atlanticlimo-ga.com Provides total ground transportation services with a fleet of 70+ vehicles. Callaway Transportation, 7564 Main St., FL 2, Sykesville, MD, 21784; 410-795-8300; Fax: 410-510-1719; info@ callawaytransportation.com www.callawaytransportation. com CTI provides transportation management for conventions, trade shows and special events. Carey Atlanta Executive Limousine & Transportation, 245 University Ave. SW, Atlanta, GA 30315; 404-2232000; Fax: 404-681-3992; www.careyatlanta.com Car service: VIP Discount: Careyatlanta.hudsonltd.net Cooper Global Chauffeured Transportation, 4004 Tradeport Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30354; 770-455-9600; Fax: 770-454-7976; info@cooper-global.com www. cooperglobal.com Premier transportation provider in the luxury & business travel industry. Destination South Meetings & Events - a DMC Network Company, 155 10th St. NE, Suite 988, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-815-9519; lmcqueary@destinationsouth.com www.destinationsouth.com We provide: airport meet and greet, airport transportation, manifest management & Services include airport greeting and convention shuttles. Divine Chariots Limousines, Inc, 1003 Virginia Ave., Suite 210, Atlanta, GA 30354; 404-549-9702; Fax: 404549-7307; reservations@dcllimo.com www.dcllimo. com Divine Chariots Limousines is a trusted provider of executive transportation services; our clients include some of the nation’s most renowned corporate leaders, celebrities, and VIPs. EGAN TLC - Transportation Logistics Consultants, 3050 Five Forks Trickum Rd., Suite D-423, Lilburn, GA 30047; 844-342-6852; kevin.egan@egantlc.com www. egantlc.com Highly personalized, full-service, ground transportation experts. Event Transportation/Atlanta, P.O. Box 29553, Atlanta, GA 30359; 404-320-0380; Fax: 404-315-7418; jeff@etadmc.com www.eta-dmc.com Offering airport meet-andgreets, local and regional custom tours, convention and event shuttles and memorable events. Greene Worldwide Transportation, 1359-B Ellsworth Industrial Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-875-3866; Fax: 4043559169; groups@gcllimo.com www. greeneworldwidetransportation.com We provide luxury transportation for all needs and occasions. Juice Studios, 1447 Peachtree St., Suite 560, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-817-9369; Atlanta@thejuicestudios.com www.thejuicestudios.com Boutique DMC specializing in creative events, production of meetings, VIP event coordination and transportation.

Cobb Community Transit (CCT), 463 Commerce Park Dr., Suite 114, Marietta, GA 30060; 770-427-4444; Cobb County public bus system with service to Buckhead, Midtown & Downtown.

MARTA, 2424 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404848-5000; Fax: 404-848-5098; www.itsmarta.com Call 404-848-5000 for bus & train information or visit www. itsmarta.com.

MARTA, 2424 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324; 404848-5000; Fax: 404-848-5098; www.itsmarta.com Call 404-848-5000 for bus & train information or visit www. itsmarta.com.

MTI Limo & Shuttle Services, 2581 Sullivan Rd., Atlanta, GA, 30337; 404-669-0900; Fax: 404-669-0950; sales@ mtilimos.com www.mtilimos.com Dedicated to excellence to meet your transportation needs.


VISITOR SERVICES North Point Transportation Group, 1454 Willingham Dr., Atlanta, GA, 30344; 678-935-5000; reservations@ nplimo.com www.nplimo.com Atlanta’s finest in luxury transportation, offering world-class service to pamper a special someone or impress a VIP. Presenting Atlanta, LLC, 3216 Paces Ferry Place NW, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-231-0200; Fax: 404-266-0308; Richard@presentingatlanta.com www.presentingatlanta. com Provides groups with everything from meet & greets to breathtaking events. Scout Local Events and Transportation, DMC, 2221 Peachtree Rd., Suite 467, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404428-7770; elizabeth@scoutlocal.co www.scoutlocal. co Destination management and transportation systems specialists. SEAT Planners Incorporated, 311 4th Ave., #509, San Diego, CA, 92101; 619-237-9434; Fax: 619-237-1368; seatinfo@seatplanners.com www.seatplanners.com SEAT Planners is a nationwide management company that designs convention shuttle transportation systems. Supreme Solutions Rides & Event Planning, 1360 Merrifield Lane, Marietta, GA, 30062; 770-843-2262; mikki.rides@supremesolutionsatlanta.com www. supremesolutionsatlanta.com Since 1992, we have offered excellent customer service for airport shared ride shuttle, black car, and group charter ground transportation all over Metro Atlanta.

VISITOR SERVICES BANKS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES Frazier & Deeter, LLC, 1230 Peachtree St., Suite 1500, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-253-7500; Fax: 404-253-7501; ruth.bartlett@frazierdeeter.com www.frazierdeeter.com Provides services across a range of tax, audit, accounting & advisory needs.

PUBLISHERS, PERIODICALS & GUIDEBOOKS ATCOMM Publishing Company, 3384 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 900, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-249-1750; Fax: 404-249-1759; www.atlanta.net Provides newsletters, directories & programs for convention publishing. Atlanta Business Chronicle, 3384 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 900, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-249-1000; Fax: 404-249-1048; jpowell@bizjournals.com www.atlanta. bizjournals.com Serves as Atlanta’s best business news source in print & online. Atlanta CityPASS, Atlanta, GA 30313; 888-330-5008; Fax: 208-787-4306; info@citypass.com http://www. citypass.com/atlanta Save up to 40% on admission and skip most ticket lines at Atlanta’s 5 top attractions. Buy at participating attractions or citypass.com. Atlanta Magazine, 260 Peachtree St., Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-527-5517; jbrasher@atlantamagazine.com www.atlantamagazine.com Atlanta Magazine is a fullservice media company offering custom publishing, digital advertising and a family of publications. Our portfolio includes Atlanta Magazine, Southbound, and the Georgia Travel Guide. Georgia Voice, LLC, The, PO Box 77401, Atlanta, GA 30357; 404-815-6941; Fax: 404-815-6942; tboyd@ thegavoice.com www.thegavoice.com The media outlet of choice for LGBT Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Market America, P.O. Box 7069, Gadsden, AL, 35906; 256-413-7067; Fax: 256-413-0057; www.travelcoupons. com Provides a motel discount guide, free at visitor centers in GA. Where Atlanta, 1820 Independence Square, Dunwoody, GA 30338; 678-259-9275; Fax: 678-259-9281; www. wheretraveler.com/Atlanta Annual guestbook, monthly Where Magazine, and bi-annual map distribution covering Atlanta’s best places for dining, shopping, attractions, and events.

SIGN LANGUAGE & TRANSLATION SERVICES Sign Language Interpreting Specialists, 3292 Thompson Bridge Rd., #333, Gainesville, GA 30506; 770-531-0700; slisinc@charter.net www.slisinc.com Provides highquality sign language interpreting services.

TELEVISION & RADIO STATIONS Atlanta Channel, The, 235 Peachtree St. NE, Suite C-26, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-688-7138; bruce.brown@ tripsmarter.com www.atlantachannel.tv Broadcasts award-winning editorial, restaurant reviews and attractions. WXIA-TV 11 ALIVE, One Monroe Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30324; 404-892-1611; Fax: 404-885-7639; www.11alive. com Provides news that holds the powerful accountable.

TOUR GUIDES - STEP ON Civil Rights Tours, 320 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE, #Loft 13, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-386-0992; tom@ civilrightstour.com www.civilrightstour.com Civil Rights Tours guides you where history was made. Destination South Meetings & Events - a DMC Network Company, 155 10th St. NE, Suite 988, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-815-9519; lmcqueary@destinationsouth.com www. destinationsouth.com We Provide: Guided Sightseeing Tours, Special Interest Tours, Adventure Activities, Winery Tours, Movie Tours & Much More! Presenting Atlanta, LLC, 3216 Paces Ferry Place NW, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-231-0200; Fax: 404-266-0308; Richard@presentingatlanta.com www.presentingatlanta. com Provides groups with everything from meet & greets to breathtaking events. Scout Local Events and Transportation, DMC, 2221 Peachtree Rd., Suite 467, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404428-7770; elizabeth@scoutlocal.co www.scoutlocal.co Destination management company specializing in events & transportation.

TOUR OPERATORS Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Atlanta, 265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta, GA 30313; 805-603-5620; eric@ urbanadventurequest.com www.urbanadventurequest. com Explore Atlanta via smart phone-guided scavenger hunts. Atlanta Food Walks, 180 Northside Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 1-800-736-6343; info@atlantafoodwalks.com www.atlantafoodwalks.com Acclaimed food tour with 15 tastings and guided historical walk. Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton, GA 30228; 770-707-7904; amssales@atlantamotorspeedway. com www.atlantamotorspeedway.com Atlanta Motor Speedway sits on 887 acres of landscaped green space and serves as one of the South’s premier entertainment facilities, providing a one-of-a-kind experience for special events. Atlanta Movie Tours, 327 Nelson St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 855-255-3456; Fax: 678-668-7497; info@ atlantamovietours.com www.atlantamovietours.com Offers customized tours of TV & movie locations for teambuilding & more. Atlanta Preservation Center, 327 St. Paul Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-688-3353; Fax: 404-688-3357; www.preserveatlanta.com Offers guided walking tours of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods & sites. ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours, 160 Ted Turner Dr. NW, Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-4927009; info@atlcruzers.com www.atlcruzers.com City tours offered via Segway Ebike, and electric car. Sharing cultural, historical and culinary insights through the city. Beer from Here Brew Tours, P.O. Box 3424, Decatur, GA 30031; 470-285-2537; info@beerfromherebrewtours.com www.beerfromherebrewtours.com We proudly serve the metro Atlanta area with fun and unique events specializing in local brewery, distillery and cidery tours. Our fleet can accommodate 6-53 people on a single vehicle. Best Friends Travel, 2179 Morris Ave., Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30084; 770-861-9380; Fax: 770-783-6557; bfttusa@ yahoo.com www.igotours.com Creates each travel program and tour service for the Southeast. Bicycle Tours of Atlanta, 659 Auburn Ave., Unit G19, Studioplex Lofts in the Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-273-2558; robyn@biketoursatl.com www. biketoursatl.com Discover Atlanta’s neighborhoods on a 3-hour, 10-mile historic tour. Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour, 5200 Buffington Rd., Atlanta, GA 30349; 404-530-1867; chick-filaBackstageTour@chick-fil-a.com tours.chick-fil-a. com The Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour offers an authentic storytelling experience inspired by the fascinating history, culture, and values of the company. Enjoy our hospitable

culture while exploring the unique Chick-fil-A story with our guided walking tour. Civil Bikes, 87 Clay St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30317; 404-3238754; civilbikes@gmail.com www.civilbikes.com Civil Bikes provides an authentic exploration of Atlanta through walking and bicycle tours. Tours reflect history, culture, and art. We highlight civil and human rights stories. Civil Rights Tours, 320 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE, #Loft 13, Atlanta, GA 30312; 404-386-0992; tom@ civilrightstour.com www.civilrightstour.com Civil Rights Tours guides you where history was made. Discover Destinations, LLC, 3883 Rogers Bridge Rd., Suite 701, Duluth, GA 30097; 404-333-8686; sales@ discover-destinations.com www.discover-destinations. com We are a premier inbound and outbound tour operator based in the southeast hub of the United States. We differentiate ourselves by providing excellent customer service and competitive prices for the highest quality service. E.S. Destinations, 2308 Rolling Acres Dr., Conyers, GA 30094; 770-760-0364; Fax: 770-922-4808; cida@ esdestinations.com www.esdestinations.com Provides airport meet & greet, transfers, transportation, tours & more. Great Exploration Tours, LLC, 50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30303; 340-227-4992; 1-800-679-6501 clientservices@greatexplorationtours.com http://www. greatexplorationtoursatlanta.com/ A one-stop resource for vacation planning, tours, and transportation in Atlanta. Nightly Spirits, 437 Memorial Dr. SE, #C, Atlanta, GA 30312; 844-678-8687; info@nightlyspirits.com https:// nightlyspirits.com/atlanta-ghost-tours/ 437-C Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 202-596-6077; info@nightlyspirits. com nightlyspirits.com Ghost tour meets pub crawl! Rockin Road Trip, 125 E. Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030; 678-640-2723; info@rockinroadtrip.com www. rockinroadtrip.com Brewery tours with a LIVE BAND on the bus! Such a unique & VERY FUN experience! For music, beer & a busload of fun, why not check us out!?! The Atlanta Peach Roll Pedal Tour, 228 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-487-6087; atlpeachroll@gmail. com www.atlpeachroll.com We offer sightseeing and Pedal Tours on a Party Bike in Downtown Atlanta! We focus on the Tourist. We have pub crawl tours, shopping tours or foodie tours. We also offer custom request! Tourist or Locals can reserve one seat or the entire party bike. We think; It’s just Peachy you’re Pedaling with US! The Historic Marietta Trolley, 131 Church St., Marietta, GA 30060; 770-425-1006; Fax: 770-425-1007; info@ mariettatrolley.com mariettatrolley.com Sightseeing in Atlanta traffic does not have to be a challenge anymore with the introduction of the Peachtree Trolley. The Peachtree Trolley, 275 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313; 770-425-1006; info@mariettatrolley.com www. thepeachtreetrolley.com The Peachtree Trolley conducts 90-minute tours originating near Centennial Olympic Park.

WELLNESS & PERSONAL CARE Kay Hamner & Associates, 130 26th St., #502, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-892-0663; Kay@KayHamner.com www. KayHamner.com Achieve optimal health with Glow Vista skin analyzer- speaker formats too.

INFORMATION RESOURCES CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, The Phillip Rush Center,1530 DeKalb Ave., Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307; 404-377-4258; Fax: 770-934-1246; admin@ atlantagaychamber.org www.atlantagaychamber. org Promotes growth & advancement of LGBT & allied business members. Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, P.O. Box 93411, Atlanta, GA 30377; 404-880-1551; Fax: 404-880-1555; www.bacc-ga.com Fosters trade & investment between Brazil & the Southeastern U.S. Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 99 West Paces Ferry, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-9299998; Fax: 404-929-9190; jlindsey@ghcc.org www.ghcc. org Promotes Hispanic/Latino leadership development & advocacy.

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INFORMATION Metro Atlanta Chamber, 191 Peachtree St. NE, #3400, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-880-9000; Fax: 404-586-8469; www.metroatlantachamber.com Provides a unique forum for members to connect & make contacts.

Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, GA 30030; 678-615-0915; Fax: 404-371-1593; Sherry. Jackman@decaturga.com www.visitdecaturgeorgia. com Decatur has 200 boutiques, galleries, services & restaurants in four miles.

Midtown Alliance, 999 Peachtree St., Suite 730, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-892-0050; Fax: 404-892-0050; www. MidtownATL.com Coalition of business & community leaders united in a Midtown commitment.

DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA 30084; 770-492-5000; Fax: 770-492-5033; jamest@dcvb.org www.visitatlantasdekalbcounty.com We have worldclass museums, music venues, neighborhoods & unique shops.

CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAUS Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau, 178 S Main St., Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009; 678-297-2811; Fax: 678-297-9197; janet@awesomealpharetta.com www. awesomealpharetta.com Experience shopping, dining & entertainment in one great destination-Awesome Alpharetta! Call 678-297-0102 for an official visitors guide!

Dunwoody Convention & Visitors Bureau, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 200, Dunwoody, GA 30346; 203-2067235; steven@cvbdunwoody.com www.cvbdunwoody. com Located just north of Atlanta, Dunwoody offers modern welcoming hotels with chef-driven restaurants and premium shopping. Plan your visit today!

Alpine Helen-White County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 726 Bruckenstrasse, Helen, GA 30545; 706878-2181; Fax: 706-878-4032; info@helenga.org www. helenga.org Helen is a re-creation of an Alpine village with shopping, cabins, recreation & more.

Explore Gwinnett (Gwinnett County Tourism), 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 200, Duluth, GA 30097; 770-814-6056; Fax: 770-623-1667; anne@ exploregwinnett.org www.exploregwinnett.org Over 100 hotels surrounded by memorable shopping, authentic international dining and affordable family fun with easy access to Atlanta.

ATL Airport District Destination Marketing Organization, 2077 Convention Center Concourse, Suite 260, College Park, GA 30337; 404-334-7503; moxford@ATLdistrict. com www.ATLdistrict.com College Park offers big city amenities & conveniences with small town charm.

Georgia Department of Economic Development, 75 Fifth St. NW, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-9624000; Fax: 404-962-4009; www.Georgia.org Georgia boasts rich, unparalleled experiences & something for everyone.

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, 233 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30303-1507; 404-521-6601; mike.aaron@gmail.com Boasting diverse dining options, a legendary shopping and seven professional sports teams, Atlanta is an ideal travel destination.

Visit Sandy Springs, 5920 Roswell Rd., Suite A-118, Sandy Springs, GA 30328; 770-206-1447; Fax: 770-2061439; 1-866-511-7742 hospitality@sandyspringsga.org www.visitsandysprings.org Sandy Springs is everything you love about Greater Atlanta!

Cobb Travel & Tourism, One Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339; 678-303-2622; Fax: 678-303-2625; info@ travelcobb.org www.travelcobb.org Cobb County has the warmth of a favorite neighborhood with culture & charm.

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INFORMATION RESOURCES Atlanta Business League, 931 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30314; 404-584-8126; Fax: 404584-0445; ldavenport@atlantabusinessleague.org www.atlantabusinessleague.org Provides economic empowerment and business development opportunities for minorities in metro-Atlanta. Atlanta Sports Council, 191 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3400, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-586-8510; Fax: 404-5868508; www.atlantasportscouncil.com Facilitates metro Atlanta sports as an event recruiter. Atlanta Track Club, 291 Armour Dr., Atlanta, GA 30324; 404-231-9064; questions@atlantatrackclub.org www. atlantatrackclub.org Established to inspire and engage the community to achieve health and fitness through running. Buckhead Coalition, Inc., Tower Place, Building 100, 3340 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 560, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-233-2228; office@thebuckheadcoalition.org Nurtures quality of life & coordinates orderly growth in Buckhead. CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research, 3280 Peachtree Rd., Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-812-5086; Fax: 404842-1165; A global network of firms bound by a quality, integrity & the creation of clarity. CityLife Development Partners, 200 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 212, Atlanta, GA 30303; 678-427-8362; info@citylifedevelopmentpartners.com http://www. citylifedevelopmentpartners.com To acquire, develop, and manage compelling places to live work, eat, shop, and play David Justice Financial Services, Inc., 5880 Live Oak Parkway, Suite 230, Norcross, GA 30093; 770-4412712; Fax: 678-819-4088; mailbox@davidjusticefinancial. com www.aalarocco.com Insurance brokerage firm with customized plans for business & individuals. Georgia Restaurant Association, 260 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 1901, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-467-9000; info@ garestaurants.org www.garestaurants.org Serves as the voice for Georgia’s restaurants in advocacy, awareness & education. Imagine Exhibitions, 2870 Peachtree Rd., #418, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-386-4364; info@imagineexhibitions.com www.imagineexhibitions.com Imagine Exhibition is a global pioneer in worldwide traveling entertainment. The company has 35+ exhibitions currently touring the world. NEWPORT US RE, 515 East Paces Perry Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-973-2650; info@newportusre.com www. newportusre.com Newport US RE, a subsidiary of Newport Holding GMBH, is an Atlanta-based real estate investment firm focused on the redevelopment of street retail and other urban property types. Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Atlanta, 233 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-546-6819; ocaatlanta.com Established in 1974 to encourage and support Atlanta’s cultural resources. Richard Bowers & Company, 260 Peachtree St., Suite 2400, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-816-1600; Fax: 404-8800077; www.richardbowers.com Atlanta’s premier local commercial real estate firm. Engage in leasing/sales of office, industrial, retail, land and investment properties. Offers solutions with property & facility management and design & relocation services. Thanks Again, LLC, 100 Hartsfield Center Dr., Atlanta, GA 30354; 770-969-1311; www.thanksagain.com Thanks Again powers ATL Rewards. A program which seamlessly encourages residents of Atlanta and visitors to Atlanta to visit and spend at the city’s airport, attractions, restaurants and cultural venues. Valor Hospitality Partners, 2100 Powers Ferry Rd., Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30339; 770-231-5440; dfransen@ valorhospitality.com www.valorhospitality.com Valor Hospitality is a hotel management company. Additional services include transportation and reception tour operator arrangements.

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Y’ALL COME BACK

Y’ALL COME BACK Come back this holiday season and experience some of our Atlanta-only holiday traditions, plus a blockbuster exhibition at the High Museum of Art. Left: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at the High Museum of Art; Below, left: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Center for Puppetry Arts; Below, right: The Pink Pig at Macy’s Lenox Square.

YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS

CLAY WALKER

BARRY WILLIAMS / MACY’S

© YAYOI KUSAMA

Nov. 18-Feb. 17, 2019 High Museum of Art This show features the most comprehensive exhibition by Yayoi Kusama and will feature her colorful, kaleidoscopic environments. www.high.org

THE PINK PIG November-December Macy’s Lenox Square This tradition started more than 50 years ago and continues as new generations discover the Pink Pig train ride. www.lenoxsquare.com

GARDEN LIGHTS, HOLIDAY NIGHTS Nov. 17-Jan. 6, 2019 Atlanta Botanical Garden This annual extravaganza features spectacular light displays throughout the Garden. www.atlantabg.org

STONE MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS Nov. 10-Jan. 6, 2019 (select dates) Stone Mountain Park More than two million lights, performances and characters make this a must visit spot. www.stonemountainpark.com

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER Nov.13-Dec. 30 Center for Puppetry Arts Based on the classic television special, this puppet-only production captures the spirit of the holidays. www.puppet.org

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HOLIDAY FUN WITH THE ANIMALS December Zoo Atlanta Cookies with Santa (Dec. 1-2) and Jungle Bells (Dec. 1) give you reason to visit the zoo during the cooler months. www.zooatlanta.org

THE CARLOS FAMILY IN HONOR OF THALIA N. CARLOS PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER Dec. 8-24 The Fox Theatre Atlanta Ballet’s first new Nutcracker production in 20 years will have world-class choreography, awe-inspiring set designs and an all-new presentation. www.atlantaballet.com

CHRISTMAS WITH THE ASO Dec. 8-9 Atlanta Symphony Hall A musical experience for the whole family with full orchestra, chorus, carols and the Morehouse Glee Club. www.atlantasymphony.org

HOLIDAY IN THE PARK Nov. 17-Jan. 6, 2019 Six Flags Over Georgia More than one million LED lights set the stage, with festive shows and seasonal rides. www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia

FESTIVAL OF THE SEASON November-Dec. 31 Georgia Aquarium The aquarium will be decked out for the holidays and will also include special events. www.georgiaaquarium.org

FIND OUT MORE Get the scoop on lots more current and upcoming events and attractions when you visit Atlanta.net/events


THE FOUNTAIN OF RINGS

ATTRACTIONS

ARC AROUND THE PARK You won’t want to miss Centennial Olympic Park and the walkable ring of attractions surrounding the park. Here is what you can find:

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA

CNN STUDIO TOURS

GEORGIA AQUARIUM

THE FOUNTAIN OF RINGS The world’s largest interactive fountain featuring the Olympic Ring symbol. Parts of Centennial Olympic Park will be under construction for most of 2018. For the latest updates, please visit the website. www.centennialpark.com

CNN STUDIO TOURS A once-in-a-lifetime view of the global headquarters of CNN, including an inside look at the newsroom, control room and more. www.cnn.com/tour

GEORGIA AQUARIUM The nation’s largest aquarium with 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water and more than 100,000 animals representing 500 species from around the world. www.georgiaaquarium.org

WORLD OF COCA-COLA The only place where you can explore the fascinating story of Coca-Cola through artifacts and interactive exhibits. www.worldofcoca-cola.com

Where children learn through play by using all of their senses in a unique and interactive way. www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

CENTER FOR CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS One of the few places in the world educating visitors on the bridge between the American Civil rights movement and contemporary human rights movements worldwide. www.civilandhumanrights.org

SKYVIEW ATLANTA

CHICK-FIL-A COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

CHICK-FIL-A COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

CENTER FOR CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS

WORLD OF COCA-COLA

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA

Featuring a wall with the helmets of more than 700 college football teams, a 45-yard replica field and more. www.cfbhall.com

SKYVIEW ATLANTA The city’s gondola-style Ferris wheel towers almost 20 stories above Centennial Olympic Park. www.skyviewatlanta.com

FIND OUT MORE Centennial Olympic Park isn’t the only place to find cool Atlanta attractions. For a full list, check Atlanta.net/attractions

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