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discover atlantic station Bring in the new year with Skate the Station and the best in dining and shopping.

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Snap pics with characters from Disney’s smash hit while you Skate the Station. 6-9pm

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Skate to the tunes “spun” by Atlantic Station’s DJ featuring the best music of the decades. 6-8 pm

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Skate under the stars with your sweetheart as we close out the Skate season. Photo opportunities and prizes – even a rose for your special someone to make it more romantic.

Skate Pavilion

Host a private event in our Skate Pavilion – contact Alex Ginsberg for information at 404-733-1221.

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HOT WINTER WONDERS

Whether you choose to brave the cold outdoors or stay toasty inside, we have events to heat up your day.

18 ATLANTA’S HERITAGE

From Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Black History Month, plus two special 50th anniversary commemorations, delve into our history.

24 WHERE TO WATCH THE GAME

A guide to the city’s best places to eat and watch your favorite sporting events.

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6 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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37 SPORTS

Find the hottest picks for January and February.

WINTER SPORTS January and February’s lineup is action-packed!

11 INSIDER INFO

39 RESOURCE GUIDE

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

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

12 NEIGHBORHOODS Explore our neighborhoods and find the perfect fit for your interests, plus special events in each ’hood.

30 LIVE MUSIC Choose your style, then hit a neighborhood to experience the sounds of Atlanta.

32 SHOPPING NEW YEAR, NEW YOU From athletic gear to soothing spas, we have all the places for you to start the year off right.

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 amazing spring festivials and many other events.

ON THE COVER: The College Football Playoff National Championship kicks off the new year in Atlanta.


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THROUGH JAN. 3 Stone Mountain Christmas. This year’s celebration boasts more than two million lights, live Christmas shows, a Christmas parade, the Singalong Train, visits with Santa, the Snow Angel Snowfall and Fireworks Finale. Stone Mountain Park www.stonemountainpark.com

THROUGH JAN. 6 Fantasy in Lights. Named one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Light Displays and covering 2,500 acres, Fantasy in Lights dazzles with eight million lights and more. Callaway Gardens www.callawaygardens.com/FIL

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Après skating, sip hot chocolate and munch s’mores.

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The St. Regis Atlanta www.stregisatlanta.com/atlanta-ice-skating

Winter Wonderland. See cultures, holidays and traditions from around the world through trees and beautiful holiday displays. Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org

THROUGH JAN. 7 Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design. See the works of more than 120 artists and designers who use their work – film, sculptures, fashion and more -- to affect economic, social and political change. High Museum of Art www.high.org

THROUGH JAN. 7 Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum. Walk through the world in which these larger-than-life legends lived, and discover the training, discipline and hazards of becoming famous fighters in one of Rome’s most brutal traditions. Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org

THROUGH JAN. 12 Astor Holiday Ice Rink. Glide inside a billowing tent under white lights.

THROUGH JAN. 14 Skate the Battery. Lace up and head to SunTrust Park Plaza to Atlanta’s newest ice skating rink. Battery Atlanta www.batteryatl.com/skate

THROUGH JAN. 15 Sid the Science Kid: The SuperDuper Exhibit! Join Sid and discover the answers to everyday science questions in the Super Fab Lab, on the playground, and in Sid’s home with hands-on activities and scientific tools. Children’s Museum of Atlanta www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

THROUGH JAN. 28 Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan. Includes more than 70 works of art from 20 of children’s book illustrator Bryan’s books. High Museum of Art www.high.org

THROUGH FEB. 4 Text Me: How We Live in Language. Curated by “Design Matters” podcast host Debbie Millman, this exhibition explores how typographic expression

impacts the way we live. Museum of Design Atlanta www.museumofdesign.org

THROUGH FEB. 14 Skate the Sky. At Ponce City Market, ice skate on the Rooftop Terrace, as the city lights twinkle below. Ponce City Market www.poncecitymarket.com

THROUGH FEB. 14 SKATE Atlantic Station. Ice skate in the middle of Atlantic Station with theme dates such as Disco and ‘80s Skate. Atlantic Station www.atlanticstation.com

THROUGH FEB. 19 Ice Skating at Park Tavern. Stay cozy as you skate inside the heated (or air conditioned, depending on the weather) and covered Aquafina Rink. Park Tavern www.parktavern.com

THROUGH FEB. 25 Snow Mountain. Swoop 400 feet down a snow-covered slope, play on the Galactic Snow Tubing and find the Little Angels Snow Playground. Stone Mountain Park www.stonemountainpark.com LEFT: GERT KRAUTBAUER / RIGHT: ANDREW ECCLES

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. Meander through the grounds and take in the dancing “Orchestral Orbs,” towering cone trees, the Ice Goddess, “Tunnel of Light” and more.

Atlanta Botanical Garden www.atlantabg.org

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Wild Huts and Hollows

A Celebration of Love and Dance

Fernbank’s outdoor WildWoods Nature Gallery presents engaging woven sculptures made from locally harvested vines, twigs and branches.

Alvin Ailey’s beloved dancers return to town in February for six captivating performances that promise to uplift, unite and enlighten. Launching on Valentine’s Day, the American Dance Theater invites everyone to join in a celebration of love featuring a wealth of selections from its extensive repertory. A special treat is the troupe’s must-see masterpiece finale Revelations, which pays homage to African-American heritage and the emotional spectrum of the human condition through powerful storytelling and soul-stirring spirituals. Also included is a special family matinee program, with the chance to ask the dancers questions afterward.

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Healthyville

College Football Playoff National Championship

Explore how nutrition and fitness affect the human body at this fun and thoughtprovoking exhibit, complete with a market, park, care center and more.

The biggest game in college football has finally arrived! Culminating the 2017-18 season, the College Football Playoff National Championship will crown a champion. Don’t have a ticket? No problem. Fans still can enjoy plenty of exciting events surrounding the big matchup. Think Playoff Fan Central — a 300,000-square-foot interactive experience featuring games, clinics, pep rallies, band performances, special guest appearances, autograph signings and exhibits celebrating college football and its history — along with AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!, a free, three-day outdoor concert series featuring national recording artists. Mark your calendar for a full lineup of fan events, starting Saturday, January 6.

JAN. 27-MAY 28 Children’s Museum of Atlanta

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THROUGH MARCH 24 TheatreSports. A fast-paced improvisational competition that features the best improvisers in the city and uses your suggestions to fuel the show. (Saturdays) Dad’s Garage Theatre Company www.dadsgarage.com

THROUGH APRIL 30 SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry. Come face-to-nose with one of the world’s most feared predators in with images from National Geographic Explorer and awardwinning photojournalist Brian Skerry. Georgia Aquarium www.georgiaaquarium.org

THROUGH AUG. 26 Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America. Over the millennia, native North Americans developed elaborate techniques and intricate designs worked in local materials, from sweetgrass in Florida to black ash in the Northeast and deer grass in California. Michael C. Carlos Museum www.carlos.emory.edu

JAN. 1 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. This year’s edition will host the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class induction ceremony and also includes the parade earlier in the day. Mercedes-Benz Stadium www.chick-fil-apeachbowl.com

JAN. 2-7 The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man. Classic stories such as Hansel and Gretel, Androcles and the Lion,

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The Frog Prince and The Three Wishes are woven together. Center For Puppetry Arts www.puppet.org

JAN. 6-8 AT&T Playoff List Live! Free Concert Series. Enjoy three days of music leading up to the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship with The Chainsmokers, Darius Rucker, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, Bebe Rexha, Brett Young, Lizzo and Spencer Ludwig. Centennial Olympic Park www.gwcca.org/park

JAN. 10 Tango Fire. The Tango Fire Dance Company of Buenos Aires features five couples, a stellar musical quartet and singer Jesus Hidalgo. Rialto Center for the Arts Georgia State University www.rialto.gsu.edu

JAN. 11-FEB. 11 Maytag Virgin. When two recent widows find themselves living as neighbors, they drive each other crazy before finding common ground. Aurora Theatre auroratheatre.com

JAN. 11-FEB. 4 Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. In 1959 Philadelphia at Emerson’s seedy bar on Philly’s south side, an audience gathers to witness, one of legend Billie Holiday’s last solo performances. Theatrical Outfit performs at Balzer Theatre at Herren’s www.theatricaloutfit.org

JAN. 11, 13 Leonard Bernstein and the Beethoven Seventh. Guest conductor Peter Oundjian presents “Fancy Free” by Bernstein and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Atlanta Symphony Hall www.atlantasymphony.org

JAN. 13-FEB. 4 Native Guard. The Pulitzer Prizewinning collection of poetry by former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will be presented by the Alliance Theatre in the midst of the Atlanta History Center’s civil war collection. Atlanta History Center www.alliancetheatre.org

JAN. 16-FEB. 25 Big Apple Circus. Atlanta is the first stop on the national tour of this one-ring circus known for its intimate setting, astounding feats and innovative design and technology that combine to wow modern-day audiences of all ages. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park www.bigapplecircus.org

JAN. 18 Kevin Young: “Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.” Author talk and book signing. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

JAN. 18 Jessica Shattuck, The Women in the Castle. Author talk. Set at the end of World War II, this is a powerful and

propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined. Margaret Mitchell House at Atlanta History Center Midtown www.atlantahistorycenter.com

JAN. 20-21 Callanwolde Arts Festival. Called a “festival for artists by artists,” this indoor event will feature around 86 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers, demonstrations, acoustic music and food trucks. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center www.callanwolde.org

JAN. 20-21 Jurassic Park with the ASO. View the thrilling film with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performing the score live. Atlanta Symphony Hall www.atlantasymphony.org

JAN. 21 Roomful of Teeth. The eight-voice ensemble’s four-octave pitch range explores a bold sonic palette of speech, sighs, whispers, murmurs, wordless melodies, spoken prattle, throat singing, and more. Rialto Center for the Arts Georgia State University www.rialto.gsu.edu

JAN. 24-FEB. 15 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Celebrating its 18th year, the 23-day festival entertains and engages audiences with a range of cinematic endeavors that explore Jewish life, culture and history.


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WHAT’S HOT

The Lion King

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age

One of the most popular musicals in the world makes its way onto The Fox Theatre stage for a limited three-week engagement in January as a special show for the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2017-18 season. Now in its 20th year, Disney’s “The Lion King” made its Broadway premiere in 1997, with the Tony Award-winning production having since being seen by more than 90 million audience members worldwide. Expect the sounds and rhythms of Africa score featuring Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from the animated film — including the Academy Award-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and the haunting ballad “Shadowland.” There’s even a trio of new songs by the talented duo.

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High Museum of Art

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Atlantic Station, Woodruff Art Center and more www.AJFF.org

Margaret Mitchell House at Atlanta History Center Midtown www.atlantahistorycenter.com

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Bryant Simmons: “The Hamlet Fire.” Reading and book signing. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

JAN. 26 The Music of Prince with the ASO. Vocalist Marshall Charloff joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra along with a full band for an evening of Prince’s greatest hits. Atlanta Symphony Hall www.atlantasymphony.org

JAN. 27 Honda Battle of the Bands. Watch the eight best marching bands from historically black colleges and universities in a rollicking competition. Mercedes-Benz Stadium www.hondabattleofthebands.com

JAN. 27 Miguel Zenón Quartet. Grammynominated composer and saxophonist Miguel Zenón balances and blends innovation and tradition. Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech www.arts.gatech.edu

JAN. 30 Julie Lythcott Haims, Real American: A Memoir. Author talk. In a fearless debut memoir, Lythcott-Haims recollects growing up a biracial woman in America.

This survey combines emerging technology and skilled craftsmanship to redefine boundaries between art and science.

The Followers: A Retelling of the Bacchae. Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy, performs miracles and brings bloody vengeance through opera, dance, puppetry and physical theater. 7 Stages Theatre www.7stages.org

FEB. 1 Kendra Field: “Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War.” Reading and book signing. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

FEB. 2-25 The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Edward Tulane, a vain porcelain rabbit, learns how to love and discovers a true miracle in Dwayne Hartford’s book adaptation. Synchronicity Theatre www.synchrotheatre.com

FEB. 2-10 Don Quixote. Atlanta Ballet presents internationally renowned choreographer Yuri Possokhov’s comedic love story with humor, adventure and exquisite choreography. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre www.atlantaballet.com

FEB. 3 Juan de Marcos and the AfroCuban All Stars. Drawing on both classic Cuban styles like son and

danzón, and contemporary dance rhythms, the multi-generational AfroCuban All Stars showcase the best musicians that Cuba has to offer. Rialto Center for the Arts Georgia State University www.rialto.gsu.edu

FEB. 3 The Illusionists Presents Adam Trent. Broadway and TV star Adam Trent is bringing his signature brand of magic and illusion in the 90-minute stage spectacle. Fox Theatre www.foxtheatre.org

FEB. 8-11 Beauty and the Beast. Atlanta Ballet 2, the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education’s newest ensemble, makes its debut with this one hour ballet for the whole family. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre www.atlantaballet.com

FEB. 8-MARCH 4 The Jungle Book. a moving story of finding your family in untraditional places in this lively version of the Rudyard Kipling classic. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community www.alliancetheatre.org

FEB. 9-11 The Pigeoning. Convinced the pigeons are plotting against him, Frank sets out on an adventure in this darkly comedic story that spins articulate puppetry, live music, and lo-fi special effects into an epic tale. Ages 13+

Center For Puppetry Arts www.puppet.org

FEB. 10-MAY 6 The Secret World Inside You. This traveling exhibition explores the science of human microbiome -- the human body’s vast web of microbes -through interactive activities, videos, art installations, models and live theater. Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org

FEB. 10-APRIL 1 Orchid Daze. Winter’s most popular plant exhibition features towering displays of stunning orchids to complement the Garden’s permanent orchid collection. Atlanta Botanical Garden www.atlantabg.org

FEB. 11 Johnny Mercer Tribute featuring Joe Gransden and Francine Reed. Hard-bop trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden and beloved blues, jazz and gospel singer Francine Reed will pay tribute to Mercer’s incomparable legacy. Rialto Center for the Arts Georgia State University www.rialto.gsu.edu

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

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Rainforest Adventures

More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War

Get ready for a wild adventure beneath the treetops featuring Brazilianstyle music. Explore the exotic plants and animals that thrive in the Amazonian ecosystem.

Revisit the Vietnam War from the perspective of those who fought on the front lines, complete with narratives selectively pulled from more than 650 oral histories preserved in the Atlanta History Center’s Kenan Research Center Veterans History Project. These accounts are illustrated by photographs, documents and artifacts, including an AR-15 rifle and a Montagnard crossbow (created by the indigenous people of the Vietnamese highlands) that underscore the differences in weaponry and military tactics used in Vietnam. Also featured is an Army nurse’s “boonie” hat displayed near a photograph of her protecting patients while their evacuation hospital is under attack, along with a local spin of photographs of protesters in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park.

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Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta History Center

www.puppet.org

FEB. 11-FEB. 12 Love Stories of Oakland. Enjoy more than 25 tour stops through Oakland’s Victorian garden cemetery as we recount the loves, lives, and losses of Atlantans of days past. Historic Oakland Cemetery www.oaklandcemetery.com

FEB. 11 Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles. Join this tribute band as they celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the release of The Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Fox Theatre www.foxtheatre.org

FEB. 12-13 Nufonia Must Fall by Kid Koala. DJ, musician, and graphic novelist Kid Koala presents a love story about a robot on the verge of obsolescence and infatuated with a winsome human. Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech www.arts.gatech.edu

FEB. 14 Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Imagine wandering into a nightclub as a classic jukebox in the corner plays timeless music with familiar modern lyrics, while the dance floor is full of revelers twerking in poodle skirts. If such a place actually exists, the soundtrack is Postmodern Jukebox. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre www.cobbenergycentre.com

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family fun as an extraordinary lineup of Disney stories come to life right before your eyes in The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice.

artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.

competition in the divisions of Floral Design, Horticulture and Photography.

The Fox Theatre www.foxtheatre.org

Atlanta Botanical Garden www.atlantabg.org

Philips Arena www.philipsarena.com

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Erica Danylchak, Grave Landscapes: The NineteenthCentury Rural Cemetery Movement. The rural cemetery movement, which featured beautifully landscaped grounds and sculptural monuments during the Industrial Revolution, is documented.

Art Papers. Atlanta’s largest contemporary art auction, this not-tobe-missed annual event features works by more than 200 established and emerging artists from Atlanta, around the United States and overseas.

FEB. 15 John A. Burrison. Face Jugs/People Pots: Southern Tradition, Global Human Impulse. This talk explores the tradition of jugs with human faces — now icons of Southern folk art — within the near-universal global distribution of humanoid vessels. Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com

FEB. 17 Compagnie Herve Koubi. Internationally renowned dance company debuts their critically acclaimed work “What the Day Owes to the Night” (Ce que le jour doit à la nuit).

Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com

FEB. 21 Maurice J. Hobson. The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta. For more than a century, the city of Atlanta has been associated with black achievement in education, business, politics, media, and music.

Rialto Center for the Arts Georgia State University www.rialto.gsu.edu

Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com

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Perfect Arrangement. Inspired by true stories of social survival, this bubbly cocktail party-meets-TV sitcom simmers into poignant realism as four mates face exposure and a future more gray than Technicolor.

Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits. This exhibition features 48 iconic photographs of Americans who have distinguished themselves in the medical, political, entertainment and arts fields including Martin Luther King Jr, Grace Kelly and Eleanor Roosevelt. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

FEB. 20-28 Rent. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven

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Theatrical Outfit performs at Balzer Theatre at Herren’s www.theatricaloutfit.org

FEB. 23-25 Flower Show. Themed Ingénue: A Toast to Georgia’s Film Industry, the indoor show will highlight the beauty and fragrance of thousands of plants featured throughout the juried

Southern Exchange Ballrooms www.artpapers.org

FEB. 24 Eva Terbabuena Company Ay! Famed for her speed, power, dramatic footwork and her expression of traditional flamenco forms through her own inimitable style, Eva Yerbabuena has been one of Spain’s leading dancers for over a decade. Rialto Center for the Arts Georgia State University www.rialto.gsu.edu

FEB. 24 Rebirth Brass Band. Rebirth is known for combining traditional New Orleans brass band music, including the New Orleans tradition of second line with funk, jazz, soul, and hip-hop. Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech www.arts.gatech.edu

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


INSIDER INFO

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

CONCIERGE CORNER Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Center for Civil and Human Rights. With their everchanging exhibits, it’s good to feed the mind. Of course, The Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta History Center and the Roswell Trilogy homes tours are a great way to get a taste of the old south. For families of all ages, Center for Puppetry Arts and Children’s Museum of Atlanta have loads of activities along with education. Stone Mountain’s Snow Mountain is always a great exhilarating outing! Taking a class at Decatur Glass Blowing is a warm way to pass the day and it is awesome to create a unique piece to take home with you. For a fun evening, it is great to bundle up and gather with friends around a fire pit.

When visitors come to the city, it’s a good bet to find out information from our knowledgeable concierge friends. Janice Dempsey, Chef Concierge, Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, President, The Concierge Society of Atlanta and Member Les Clefs d’Or, USA gives us her tips for beating the winter blahs. “I find winter is a great time to revisit some of the great museums of Atlanta. Fernbank Museum of Natural History is always a favorite, as are The High Museum of Art,

Many of Atlanta’s great restaurants offer this option with s’mores, hot chocolate, great food and libations. Check out South City Kitchen Buckhead, Seven Lamps, Barcelona Wine Bar or Cook Hall. For those coldest days, you might find me at Treat Your Feet for an amazing foot and leg massage. To keep the skin happy, the SPA at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta now offers their newest skin treatment called Hydrafacial. It is amazing how much it will hydrate, restore and replenish you skin all the while being pampered in a great environment. So, you see there is no need to hibernate this winter, just get out and enjoy all that Atlanta offers. Just bundle up, and remember that Spring will come!”

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2018 College Football Playoff National Championship

2018 Leadership Conference

The Bronner Experience

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Lil’ Big South Volleyball Tournament

International Production and Processing Expo

CHEERSPORT NATIONALS

BIG SAVINGS ON TOP ATTRACTIONS

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Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Honda Battle of the Bands

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 College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.

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NEIGHBORHOODS

EXPLORE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

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MARDI GRAS STREETCAR ADVENTURE

Explore our neighborhoods while you’re visiting. Atlanta’s main thoroughfare is Peachtree Street, which travels through Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown. A few miles off Peachtree, you’ll find trendy areas around the Eastside and Westside.

DOWNTOWN

MIDTOWN

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With major venues and attractions within walking distance of hotels, it’s no surprise that visitors gravitate toward Downtown. A few blocks from the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Philips Arena is Castleberry Hill with an urban feel, art galleries and restaurants. Nearby, you’ll find the FairliePoplar Historic District, with artist studios, galleries and even more places to dine. Tour the Sweet Auburn Historic District to explore Atlanta’s role in the American civil rights movement.

Major venues, award-winning performances and changing exhibits keep locals and visitors coming back to the Midtown Arts District, the center of Atlanta’s cultural scene. The core of Midtown runs along Peachtree Street, offering shopping and tasty places to eat. Atlantic Station and Georgia Tech are located in West Midtown.

Atlanta’s most affluent area is full of mansions, luxury shopping and high-end restaurants.The Commercial District offers world-class accommodations and awardwinning dining while The Shops Buckhead Atlanta encompasses six blocks of premium retail and dining destinations.

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Peachtree Road United Methodist Church Feb. 16-17

Spend the afternoon with fresh, raw, steamed and fried oysters, live music and cold beer.

The festival and Grand Finale concert will bring more than 250 young men in joyful song.

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Atlantic Station Jan. 27

Big Sky Feb. 24

Listen to live music and have access to sample 150 beers in this annual winter celebration.

This fun run takes place in the middle of a big party to raise money for neurofibromatosis.

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Atlanta Streetcar route Feb. 10

Tour 11 bars and restaurants on the Atlanta Streetcar route. The package includes complimentary drinks, a travel pass and specials on food. www.atlantabartours.com/events/event/mardi-grasstreet-car-adventure

DAYS OF THE DEAD Sheraton Atlanta Hotel- Downtown Feb. 2-4

This horror convention includes films, celebrity signings, after parties and a monster ball. www.facebook.com/events/261475420977812

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The hippest area of town is arguably the Eastside with funky spots like East Atlanta Village, Little Five Points and VirginiaHighland. In these neighborhoods, one will find boutiques, vintage clothing stores and locally-owned eateries. Visit the tree-lined neighborhoods of Grant Park and Inman Park.

Once largely industrial, the Westside area is home to urban lofts, art galleries, music venues, retail shops, excellent restaurants and modern office space. Also here is Westside Provisions District, a walkable shopping and dining area, and West End, housing The Wren’s Nest and the Atlanta University Center Consortium.

Our nearby communities might not connect directly to Peachtree Street, but you won’t want to miss what they offer. The charming city of Decatur has locally-owned dining and boutique shopping, while in Druid Hills, you’ll find beautiful homes and Fernbank Museum of Natural History. The city of Stone Mountain houses Stone Mountain Park, home to family attractions and activities.

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Five Seasons Brewing Westside Jan. 20

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University Feb. 5

Yaarab Shrine Center Feb. 2-4

Spend the day with jugglers and enjoy lessons, competitions, live music and lots of family fun at this free event.

Sample 50 rare, cask conditioned ales from the United States and the United Kingdom on the restaurant’s SkyBar patio and meeting room.

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SESQUICENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY GLEE CLUB CONCERT

City Winery Jan. 20

Taste 50 wines and groove to live music and a DJ, plus enjoy food for sale as well. www.atlantabeerfestivals.com/atlantawinefestivals/ winter

Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College Feb. 19

Dr. David E. Morrow directs this celebration of the college’s 150 years. www.morehouse.edu

A free performance of solo and chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach. www. arts.emory.edu

YOUSUF KARSH: AMERICAN PORTRAITS. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum Feb. 19-May 20

Features 48 iconic photographs of Americans who have distinguished themselves in the medical, political, entertainment and arts fields. www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

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activity area offers tubing for younger kids, an area to make snowmen and snow angels and a snowball shooting gallery. For warmth, guests can gather around the fire pits to roast marshmallows and make s‘mores. www.stonemountainpark.com

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Show off smooth skating moves at one of the ATL’s ice skating rinks this winter. Through Feb. 18, Skate the Station at Atlantic Station boasts the city’s largest outdoor skating rink [www.atlanticstation.com]. Slip into the Aquafina Rink at Park Tavern for skating, music and rinkside dining in an enclosed heated (or air-conditioned) tent through Feb. 19 [www. parktavern.com/ice-rink]. The Roof at Ponce City Market is transformed into a rooftop winter wonderland where guests can “Skate the Sky” high above the Atlanta BeltLine and Old Fourth Ward through mid-February [www. poncecitymarket.com]. Lace up and head to SunTrust Park Plaza for the inaugural year of Skate at The Battery Atlanta. Atlanta’s newest rink is open through Jan. 14. www.batteryatl.com/skate

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival lights up screens throughout Atlanta, Jan. 24-Feb. 15. Celebrating its 18th year, the 23-day festival entertains and engages audiences with a range of cinematic endeavors that explore Jewish life, culture and history. Venues will include Atlantic Station, Woodruff Art Center, Cobb Energy Centre for Performing Arts, UA Tara Cinemas, Regal Perimeter Pointe and GTC Merchant’s Walk. For a schedule, visit www.AJFF.org.

Take a snow day and make tracks to Georgia’s largest snow park -- Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park through Feb. 25. The park’s Laser Lawn is blanketed with real snow and transformed into Avalanche Alley, a 400-foot-long tubing hill with multiple lanes for single, double and family sized tube rides. New this season, Galactic Snow Tubing brings nighttime tubing with lights, lasers and music. An expanded SnowZone

In its first production of 2018, Atlanta Ballet presents internationally renowned choreographer Yuri Possokhov’s comedic love story “Don Quixote,” Feb. 2-10 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Described by the Chicago Sun-Times as an “altogether enchanting piece of dance theatre,” this classical ballet blends both humor and adventure with exquisite choreography. Atlanta Ballet 2, the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education’s newest ensemble, makes its debut with the world premiere of “Beauty & the Beast.” This one-hour ballet for the whole family runs Feb. 8-11. www.atlantaballet.com Continued on page 16

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Atlanta Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” graces the stage of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Feb. 24-March 4. Audiences will encounter the tale of the spirited Marie as she must decide between following her place in society or her heart. www.atlantaopera.org

INDOOR FUN The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum has booked a stellar lineup of best-selling authors to speak and autograph books. On Jan. 18, the Library welcomes back Kevin Young, poet and author of “Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.” Black Lives

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co-founder Patrisse Cullors will talk about her book “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” Jan. 22. Thursday, Jan. 25 brings author Bryant Simmons to discuss his new book “The Hamlet Fire,” and on Feb. 1, Tufts University professor Kendra Field discusses “Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War.” www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov For a dazzling display that’s both colorful and fragrant, visit Atlanta Botanical Garden for Orchid Daze, Feb. 10-April 1. Presented in the tropical warmth of the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center, winter’s most popular plant exhibition features towering displays of stunning orchids to complement the Garden’s permanent orchid collection. Diehard orchid

fans can take advantage of Orchid Market Weekends and garner advice during Orchid Care Clinics. www.atlantabg.org Explore the power and pervasiveness of typography during “Text Me: How We Live in Language” at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) through Feb. 4. This original exhibition, curated by internationally renowned designer, writer, podcaster and brand strategist Debbie Millman, boasts works from more than 60 artists and designers and delves into how Atlanta Ballet’s production of “Don Quixote;” Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden; “Text Me: How We Live in Language” at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

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The exhibition features 48 iconic photographs of Americans who have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as business, medicine, entertainment, politics and the arts. Among the portraits included were those of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, physician and virologist Jonas Salk, singer Marian Anderson, Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., actress Grace Kelly, architect I. M. Pei and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Get off the sidelines and make a play for the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience (CFHOF) for a winning lineup of events and special activities. Regardless of your team, the CFHOF is the place to be for pregame activities, tailgating and pregame show viewing before the 2018 College Football National Championship on Jan. 8. Throughout the month of February, celebrate Black History Month as CFHOF hosts an innovative speaker series and exhibit honoring its incredible black athlete members, and on Feb. 7, join the National Signing Day celebration and witness

local high school athletes as they make their college selections. www.cfbhall.com The human body is crawling with trillions of bacteria, viruses and microbes, and contrary to popular belief, not all microbes are germs that cause disease. Most are vital to keeping the human brain and digestive and immune systems working properly. Learn more during “The Secret World Inside You” at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Opening Feb. 10, this traveling exhibition explores the science of human microbiome -- the human body’s vast web of microbes -- through interactive activities, videos, art installations, models and live theater. www.fernbankmuseum.org

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typographic expression has been used as a means to communicate and connect since the beginning of time to the present. www.museumofdesign.org

Big Apple Circus returns to Atlanta featuring Grandma the Clown and 10-time world record-holding high wire artist Nik Wallenda, Jan. 16-Feb. 25. Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta is the first stop on the national tour celebrating the 40th anniversary season of this one-ring circus known for its intimate setting, astounding feats and innovative design and technology that combine to wow modern-day audiences of all ages. www.bigapplecircus.org

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EXPERIENCE ATLANTA’S HERITAGE Civil rights history in Atlanta is rich all year round, but Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in January and Black History Month in February will kick off a year of commemorations. BY LIESL MERKEL AND CAROL CARTER The year 2018 commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination (April 4), as well as the 50th anniversary of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change’s founding. Start the new year with a meaningful splash at The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Events include Students with King, where children are introduced to leaders and friends who worked with or shared experiences with Dr. King (Jan. 9-11); the Book Event with literary artists from the civil rights movement and the King family (Jan. 12); the Salute to Greatness Awards Gala (Jan. 13); Beloved Community Talks, where the center promotes Dr. King’s vision of The Beloved Community (Jan. 15); and the Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church (Jan. 15). For more information on these two special anniversaries and programming during your stay, visit www.mlk50forward.org. Other events surrounding Martin Luther

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King Jr. Day include the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture and Conversation on Jan. 25 at Morehouse College, King’s alma mater. Titled “Where Do We Go From Here? An Intergenerational Conversation,” the panel will feature Martin Luther King III, the Rev. Raphael Warnock, State Representative Stacey Abrams and Ambassador Andrew Young [www.morehouse.edu/events]. Piedmont Park celebrates Jan. 15 with the MLK Day 5K Drum Run, featuring a 3.1 mile drumline and live music and events [www.mlkday5k.com]. The High Museum of Art’s civil rights photography exhibition “A Fire that No Water Could Put Out,” reflects on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination includes historical works mingling with contemporary photographs and are arranged into three sections: the era of Dr. King’s leadership, the year of his death, and the civil rights movement’s legacy. Carry the commemorations into February

with the Black History Month Parade, which will start at Hurt Park on Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and will celebrate on the streets of surrounding areas. www.blackhistorymonthparade.com If you’re in town during a different weekend, you can still walk in greatness along the street where Dr. King was born, along Auburn Avenue in the Sweet Auburn Historic District. Relive history by visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, which includes a visitor center, Ebenezer Baptist Church, King’s birth home, the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, the tombs of Dr. King and his wife Coretta Scott King and the King Center. Chief among the poignant exhibits are the many messages of love and nonviolence, peace and understanding. One highlight is the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King, his father and grandfather all preached. No longer used for Sunday services (those are reserved for the new Ebenezer Church just across the street), the older church is open for self-guided tours. Sit in a pew and feel history envelope you as you listen to sermons by Dr. King. Next door, find the tombs of both Dr. and Mrs. King and the eternal flame that


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symbolizes Dr. King’s hope for justice, peace and equality. Inside Freedom Hall, see Dr. King’s key to room 307 at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis where he was assassinated and a draft of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Stroll along the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame and stand in the footprints of civil rights leaders including former UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, congressman John Lewis, activist Hosea Williams, Rosa Parks, former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Joseph Lowery, Atlanta Constitution editor Ralph McGill and many more. www.nps.gov/malu Then, visit Center for Civil and Human Rights, where the exhibition “Rolls Down Like Water: The American Civil Rights Movement” features a history of Atlanta’s role in the movement. Walk up the stairs into a recreated Lorraine Hotel and sit at a mock lunch counter and try to remain calm and nonviolent as you listen through earphones to recordings of angry individuals shouting insults. View a panorama of the March on Washington and be mesmerized by the sights and sounds. The basement of the Center houses a rotating selection of Dr. King’s personal papers and items. Another level maintains a rotating view of the world’s human rights efforts and how it affects the lives of everyone. www.civilandhumanrights.org Tour Atlanta’s civil rights history with Civil Rights Tours, run by Tom Houck, who once was a driver and personal assistant to Dr. King and his family. Houck’s three-hour tours include the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy’s West Hunter Street Church, the office on Auburn Avenue where leaders made decisions that changed the world, the site of the famous Atlanta Student Movement Rush Memorial Church, and the grave at South-View Cemetery of Daddy King, Dr. King’s father. www.civilrightstour.com Culminate your tour of civil rights history at Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, where you’ll find artifacts from his presidency and exhibitions on how former President Carter continues working for the civil and human rights of people around the globe. www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

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WALK, BIKE OR SKATE: THERE’S LOTS TO SEE AND DO ON ATLANTA BELTLINE’S EASTSIDE TRAIL Extending three miles from Midtown to Reynoldstown, the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail stitches together a slew of historic neighborhoods, each with unique dining, shopping and entertainment options. Start your BeltLine excursion at Piedmont Park and meander along the wide, paved trail lined with a series of outdoor art installations. Interesting stop offs include the quirky Paris on Ponce for an eclectic mix of vintage furniture, décor and oddities. Ponce City Market looms over the BeltLine trail. The largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta’s history boasts a Central Food Hall, retail and Skyline Park entertainment area on the roof for fun and boardwalk-style games overlooking Midtown. Farther along, the 17acre Historic Fourth Ward Park offers fun for the whole family: catch air at the Skatepark; climb, slide and swing with the kids at the playground; or relax or toss a football on the expansive green space. All that activity can work up an appetite and thirst. Inman Park, Krog Street Market and a variety of stop offs in between are sure to satisfy. Choose among Fritti for pizza and other Italian specialties; Barcelona Wine Bar for Spanish tapas and beverages; Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall for elevated campfire cuisine and craft cocktails in an indoor/outdoor setting steps from the trail; and Krog City Market for a diverse mix of eateries including Fred’s Meat & Bread, Gu’s Dumplings, Superica and The Little Tart Bake Shop. While exploring the BeltLine, keep eyes peeled for Tiny Doors ATL, an Atlantabased art project that strategically places six-inch-tall doors depicting Atlanta’s unique landmarks and neighborhoods throughout the city; visit www.atlantabeltline.org. - KL

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WHERE TO SEE ATLANTA’S CIVIL RIGHTS MONUMENTS

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. STATUE Georgia State Capitol Artist: Martin Dawe The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is an icon of the American civil rights movement. An alumnus of Atlanta’s Morehouse College, Dr. King went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

ANDREW YOUNG STATUE Corner of Andrew Young International Boulevard and Spring Street Artist: John Paul Harris A civil rights activist, Andrew Young became mayor of Atlanta and U.S. ambassador to the UN under President Jimmy Carter.

JOHN WESLEY DOBBS STATUE, “THROUGH HIS EYES” Auburn Avenue at Fort Street Artist: Ralph Helmick John Wesley Dobbs was a civic and political force in Atlanta and was known as the unofficial “mayor” of Atlanta’s famed Auburn Avenue.

“EXPELLED BECAUSE OF THEIR COLOR” Georgia State Capitol Artist: John Thomas Riddle Jr. This monument pays tribute to AfricanAmerican legislators in Georgia who were expelled from the Georgia General Assembly during Reconstruction because they were black.

BENJAMIN MAYS STATUE Morehouse College Artist: Ed Dwight A mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Benjamin Mays was president of Morehouse College from 1940 to 1967. As the first AfricanAmerican president of the Atlanta Board of Education, he presided over desegregation of Atlanta Public Schools.

This steel sculpture welcomes visitors to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

“BEHOLD” Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site Artist: Patrick Morelli The statue depicts an African-American man performing an ancient African ritual of holding his newborn up toward the heavens. -CC

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Atlanta is known as the spiritual center of the American civil rights movement. But even before leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Andrew Young became icons of the movement, African-Americans in the city were paving the way for the tumult and change to come. Several of the city’s civil rights monuments can be found at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, but there are others.

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4 MUST-VISIT PARKS WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF DOWNTOWN ATLANTA

Heading out of the city for a nature-rich adventure is hardly a hassle. Within a half-hour drive of Atlanta are incredible parks. You’ll find thick forests and serene, rocky creeks that are sure to ease the tensions of the big city. Whether it’s a stress-busting hike to a rewarding mountaintop view, a calming ride by canoe or powering along the ridges of a scenic lake on a stand-up paddleboard, an outdoor excursion that feels worlds away from the city is actually only minutes from Downtown.

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, a national park spanning nearly 3,000 acres, features more than 22 miles of trails, all rich in

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history and lush in natural beauty. The park’s best adventure is its 11-mile eponymous trail loop, which is the best fit for skilled hikers prepared for a day-long trek. From the visitor center, ascending switchbacks guide you through a forest rife with wildflowers, ferns and rocks, with plenty opportunity to spot wildlife -deer, birds and more. A sweeping view of the

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miles of green and the Atlanta skyline emerges early on as you reach the summit at 1.1 miles; as you descend, you’ll get a nice glimpse of the small-but-mighty Little Kennesaw Mountain nearby. After looping through to Pigeon Hill, you’ll eventually cross the bridge over Noses Creek before ultimately reaching the expansive meadow of Cheatham Hill, the Illinois Monument and a Civil War-era church at 7.9 miles. A beginner-ready Environmental Trail is great for spotting wildlife, especially from one of the relaxation-ready benches along the boulder-lined creek. And for mid-level hikers and runners, the Big Mountain Trail offers a quicker, though still challenging, trip up to the striking summit vista.

STONE MOUNTAIN PARK The Walk-Up Trail to the summit at Stone Mountain has to be one of Georgia’s most traveled, and for good reason: The view on a clear day is absolutely unbeatable. Climbing to 1,686 feet above sea level earns hikers and runners a far-reaching view that includes both the downtown Atlanta skyline and the impressive North Georgia Mountains. There is, of course, the option to travel in relaxation via

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the park, there are shaded picnic spots for midday lounging, plus campsites and yurts available for overnight stays. The whitewater community considers Sweetwater Creek one of the top spots for kayaking in Georgia, and hikers, of course, will fall head over boots for its exceptionally scenic trails: The Yellow (East Side) Trail boasts an elevation gain of 350 feet, and the White Trail features remote sections full of wildlife and an undisturbed patchworks of plants. The Red (History) Trail follows the rush of the whitewater rapids to the ruins of the five-story New Manchester Mill. -Originally written by RootsRated Media for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

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the Summit SkyRide, but you’d miss out on the challenge of rocky terrain, the intensity of elevation gains and the swaths of sun-drenched grass and, in the springtime, the eye-catching crimson blooms of rare succulent plants. While the sights atop the 600-foot granite dome are easily the park’s biggest draw, there’s even more to explore -- the landmark park covers a healthy 3,200 acres, after all. Various trails, ranging from lengthier treks with steep drops to leisurely jaunts of less than a mile, circle the base of the mountain. Stone Mountain Lake, a steadily calm 300-acre oasis, is perfect for stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking -- fishing, too. On the paved designated roadways, cyclists can hit new speeds, and the sidewalks alongside them are ideal for runners.

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PANOLA MOUNTAIN STATE PARK With a 100-acre, mint-condition granite monadnock as its centerpiece, Panola Mountain State Park is another of the state’s gems. Part of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, the park is located in Stockbridge, just 15 minutes outside the city. You’ll find a series of open, public trails that wind around the mountain, giving you a wide variety of options. There’s a stellar view on the short but rewarding Outcrop Trail, and the Watershed Trail highlights two creeks that drain into the Piedmont uplands. Along the paved Panola Mountain and Alexander Lake PATH Trails, clocking in at about 5 miles altogether, skaters, bikers, runners and dog-walkers get elevated views of the lake below after breezing through a deciduous forest lined with rocky outcrops and carpeted by bright lichen moss. To get to the mountaintop, though, you’ll need a guide. Snag a trip with an expert park ranger to see the perfectly preserved summit -try a sunset hike for an especially memorable experience. Panola Mountain State Park also offers archery lessons and tree-climbing expeditions (including an overnight stay in a treetop), all of which can be easily organized by making a reservation.

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SWEETWATER CREEK STATE PARK Seasonal blooms dotting a dense forest, the ruins of an historic textile mill and rocky bluffs above gushing rapids: This is the stuff of Sweetwater Creek State Park. There’s a lot to love at this 2,549-acre preserve in Lithia Springs, located just west of Atlanta and less than half an hour from Downtown. Serenityseekers will find rugged respite, but with its many outdoor challenges, adrenaline lovers won’t be disappointed, either. At the George Sparks Reservoir, you can fish for channel catfish and large-mouth bass or hop on a stand-up paddleboard and push through its glassy surface. Throughout

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fries. Get in the zone with 70 high-definition TVs and a stellar lineup of draft and bottled beers, wines and sports themed cocktails. www.statsatl.com

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Enjoy home field advantage and huddle downtown at Georgia’s oldest brewpub – Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery. Ideal for watching the game and for pre- and postgame activities, Max Lager’s has a menu of award winning beers and wood-fired cuisine including burgers, pizzas, steaks and chops. Upstairs, Brewery Tavern offers the best seats in the house with TVs for viewing all the action and 30 beer taps. In spring 2018, look for the opening of parent company Brewed to Serve’s newest concept -- The Bold Monk Brewing Co. – a brewery, restaurant and beer garden in West Midtown. www.maxlagers.com

TERRAPIN TAPROOM Even when it’s off season for the Atlanta Braves, Terrapin Taproom at The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park is a homerun for sports viewing of all kinds. Beer, barbecue

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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 for game day viewing. Try out the hearty menu from local barbecue institution Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q with favorite dishes including beef brisket, pulled pork and the signature Frito Pie. www.terrapintaproom.com

STATS Within walking distance of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, STATS is the ultimate destination for sports viewing. The expansive restaurant and brewpub offer private suites and 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. A menu of classic American cuisine features starters of Brewer’s nachos and crispy pork ribs; salads; sandwiches including the Dirty Bird and IPA pastrami dip; and entrees of brick chicken and pub steak and

Braves All Star Grill in downtown Atlanta loads the bases with a chef inspired menu, signature house cocktails and massive video screens for game day viewing. Order your choice of sandwiches, flatbreads, tacos, burgers and Winning Streak Wings that will more than satisfy during game day madness. More than a sports bar, Braves All Star Grill lets guests get in on the action with a real life pitching cage and unique Braves memorabilia. A second location at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport delivers sports viewing to fans on the fly. www.bravesgrill.com

MEEHAN’S PUBLIC HOUSE When your team needs the luck of the Irish, belly up at Meehan’s Public House in downtown Atlanta. 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,


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WARM UP WITH WINTER DISHES Hearty, filling and delicious are just a few of the words to describe the winter offerings at some of Atlanta’s top restaurants. For a taste, fork into our short list.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House More than enough to share, the 40-ounce tomahawk bone-in ribeye arrives sizzling on a 500º plate. Opt for the tender eight-ounce petite filet and pick Brussels sprouts roasted in honey butter, lobster mac and cheese, or creamy mashed potatoes. www.ruthschris.com

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Clockwise from top left: Braves All Star Grill; Tin Lizzy’s Cantina; Hard Rock Café; Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery.

This neighborhood gem serves Southern food in a rustic setting. Popular dishes include North Georgia trout stuffed with shrimp and served with red rice, or HRG skillet fried chicken sided by four-cheese macaroni and garlic green beans. www.horseradishgrill.com

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails Choose savory braised Riverview Farms pork belly with roasted heirloom carrots, bacon butter-braised chanterelles and pork demi. The S’mores Baked Alaska layers chocolate soil with graham cracker cake and chocolate sorbet and is crowned with marshmallow meringue. www.whiteoakkitchen.com

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fried pickles, pub nachos and H&F pretzels. One of five Meehan’s in metro Atlanta, Meehan’s Downtown offers 12 televisions for sports viewing, and come summer, Meehan’s will be one of Atlanta’s go-to spots to catch 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer action. www.meehanspublichouse.com

TIN LIZZY’S CANTINA Tin Lizzy’s Cantina is known throughout the Southeast for its FlexMex menu of gourmet soft tacos, quesadillas and skillets, and it’s also a popular destination for cheering on your favorite sports teams. Taco flavors range from Korean BBQ to Bacon Cheeseburger, Baja Fish, Fajita Steak and Chicken Con Queso, and can be ordered along with a plate of Buffalo Chicken Nachos or The Hot Mess: tater tots layered with queso blanco, pulled pork, bacon-cilantro slaw and honey chipotle barbecue sauce. With locations throughout metro Atlanta and the Southeast, Tin Lizzy’s flagship location in Buckhead is always busy, and its downtown establishment near the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Philips Arena gets fans close to local sports action without the cost of a ticket. Guests can celebrate a win or drown sorrows with a wide selection

of house and signature margaritas and beer including of $5.50 TLC margaritas and $3.75 Bud Light pints every day. www.tinlizzyscantina.com

HARD ROCK CAFÉ Hard Rock Café has been wowing music fans in downtown Atlanta since 1992, but did you know it’s also an excellent location for sports viewing? With a prime Peachtree Street location in proximity to downtown hotels, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Philips Arena, Hard Rock Café presents a robust menu of starters, salads, burgers, entrées and more along with creative cocktails, beer and wine. Order the Jumbo Combo, arriving to the table with heaping helpings of Tupelo chicken tenders, wings, onion rings, Southwest egg rolls and potato skins, then order off the menu of Legendary burgers where choices include Hickory Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger and Atomic, containing spicy fried onions, fried jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and arugula. Add a side of artisan fries and indulge in a gooey hot fudge brownie with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Numerous televisions ensure guests are close to all the sports action of the day. www.hardrock.com/cafes/atlanta.

The restaurant’s beloved she-crab soup is a warm start, and the house cavatelli with lamb sausage, mushrooms, rapini, arugula pesto and goat cheese or veal cheeks with creamy parsnips, Brussels sprouts and acorn squash will satisfy. www.southcitykitchen.com

Staplehouse This restaurant in Old Fourth Ward offers a menu based on what the farmers bring them. One dish that may grace Staplehouse’s menu during the winter is almost too gorgeous to eat: crab with sunflower, leeks and peppers is adorned with a crown of edible flowers. www.staplehouse.com

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Founded by Kristen Hard, Cacao Atlanta is Bean-To-Bar, where every detail is considered from the moment the cacao bean is planted until it reaches your mouth. Scientists and local growers are enlisted to bring the best to you. At this specialty shop, you’ll find specialty dark chocolate bars flavored with Fleur de Sel, pink peppercorns and citrus blueberry. Pick up some sipping chocolate, divine chocolate covered caramels with a hint of sea salt, and the specialty Salame di Cioccolato, chocolate rolled with shortbread and amaretti cookies, best served sliced. With locations at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta and off North Highland Avenue, as well as others, you’ll easily find a place to pick up treats. www.cacaoatlanta.com

BATTER COOKIE DOUGH COUNTER Atlanta’s first edible cookie dough dessert shop is open inside Ponce City Market. Order a scoop of sugar cookie dough, or opt for salted caramel, oatmeal, chocolate chip or peanut butter instead. All the cookie dough treats are made from eggless batter and heat-treated flour, so no need to worry about consuming ample amounts if you so choose. Freshly baked cookies, cold brew coffee and milk are also available. www.battercookiedough.com

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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.”

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Krog Street Market is not only known for food stalls and outstanding restaurants. The micro-factory of Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate is also based here. Serving sustainably and ethnically grown chocolate, the beans are harvested and sundried on small farms throughout the Americas

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and East Africa. Chocolate bars include Kissed Mermaids with coconut milk and sea salt, Soul Rebel, with Jamaican Jerk spices and coconut milk, Wide Eyed - with coffee and espresso, and Americana, tasting a bit like chocolate apple pie. The single-origin dark chocolate has only two ingredients: cacao and organic cane sugar. www.xocolatlchocolate.com

everything from milk chocolate and cookies to caramels and sugar-free options. Based in Chile, this high-end chocolate retailer is the maker of premium chocolate products created with the best raw materials from all over the world. www.lafetechocolat.com / www.lenoxsquare.com

DIAMANO CHOCOLATE LA FÊTE CHOCOLAT La Fête Chocolat at Lenox Square offers

If you’re in Sandy Springs, drop by diAmano Chocolate, a local, family owned business.

From truffles to caramels, nutty delights and decadent cordials, this shop offers flavors such as Malted Milkshake, Champagne and Passion Fruit Habanero and more than 1,000 different chocolate shapes, custom messages and pictures to customize your orders. Pick up an espresso caramel for yourself, and a heartshaped box of hand crafted creations for that special someone. There’s no judgement if that someone happens to be you. www.diamanochocolate.com -LM

VALENTINE’S DATE? Settle in for Cocktails at these Atlanta Hotel Hotspots After the wining and dining on Valentine’s Day evening, keep the night going with a stop at one of Atlanta’s swanky hotel bars.

Whisk your Valentine via glass elevator to Whiskey Blue Atlanta on the rooftop of the W Atlanta -Buckhead. This sexy hotspot offers two outdoor terraces and sweeping views of Buckhead while modern art deco décor, comfortable couches and a guest DJ set the tone inside. Regardless of your relationship status – single, taken or it’s complicated – Whiskey Blue’s annual “Red Light, Green Light Party” is the place to mix and mingle. Upon arrival, guests will choose a wristband color: green for single and ready to mingle, red for off the market and yellow for those on the fence. Whether looking for love or on a date, Whiskey Blue sets the mood for fun on Valentine’s Day. www.watlantabuckhead.com/whiskey-blueatlanta

SKYLOUNGE AT GLENN HOTEL For a cocktail and a sweetheart of a view, head to SkyLounge at the historic boutique Glenn Hotel in downtown Atlanta. Voted one of the “Top 23 Best Rooftop Lounges in the World” by ABC.com, SkyLounge delivers breathtaking panoramic views along with

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handcrafted fusion cocktails for a romantic Valentine’s Day to remember. www.glennsskylounge.com

BAR MARGOT AT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ATLANTA If your Valentine takes you to Midtown, make plans for dinner or a nightcap at Bar Margot at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. This funky lounge is known for its creative menu, small batch spirits, an energetic late night and a cocktail program thoughtfully designed by local mixology experts Greg Best and Paul Calvert. For Valentine’s, Bar Margot plans a three- or four-course prix fixe menu of innovative dishes and desserts along with a specialty cocktail called Love Charade mixing rye whiskey, espresso, chocolate liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup and crowned with strawberry foam. www.barmargotatl.com

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Relax with your Valentine at The St. Regis Bar in the luxurious St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead. In addition to exclusive bar selections such as Woodford Reserve St. Regis Special Selection 3.0 Bourbon, The St. Regis

Atlanta Herradura Private Selection Tequila and its famous bloody marys, The St. Regis Bar also offers a generous list of exclusive cocktails. A couple that may catch your eye for Valentine’s Day include The Heart of Darkness made with St. Regis Atlanta Woodford Reserve, Cynar, house chai syrup, Pimms and lavender bitters and Don Juan with Van Gogh Espresso, Sambuca, Frangelico and egg white. www.stregisatlanta.com/the-st-regis-bar

SOUTHERN ART & BOURBON BAR Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Southern flair at Southern Art & Bourbon Bar, located inside InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. The welcoming bar features more than 70 bourbon offerings from a well-cultivated list of American distillers along with Four Roses, a select bourbon only available at Bourbon Bar through an exclusive agreement. In addition to numerous swoon-worthy selections on the cocktail menu, Bourbon Bar is offering a special cocktail – Lovers – for Valentine’s Day that combines Yellow Label, lime juice and ginger beer and is topped with pomegranate juice. What’s not to love? www.southernart.com


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

OLD FOURTH WARD City Winery. A fully functioning winery that presents intimate concerts. www.citywinery.com/atlanta Venkman’s. Features rock and roll, bluegrass, soul, salsa, country swing, and much more with a hip vibe. www.venkmans.com

MIDTOWN Red Light Café. Intimate listening room vibe featuring local bands, open

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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 Smith’s Olde Bar. A mix of national acts and local bands have played this 300-person joint with a neighborhood feel. www.smithsoldebar.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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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 Willies. 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

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

529. Dive bar where fans come to hear small bands in a cool atmosphere. www.529atlanta.com

LITTLE FIVE POINTS

The Basement. Located under The Graveyard Tavern, and relatively new to the underground club scene.

The Variety Playhouse. Hosts rock,

The Graveyard, incidentally, is called “a sunny place for shady people.” www.basementatl.com

GRANT PARK Grocery on Home. A private home with live music, films and discussions. RSVPs are required, and most events are posted on www.facebook.com/groceryonhome

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

NORTH OF THE CITY Coca-Cola Roxy. Atlanta’s iconic music venue has been revived at The Battery Atlanta, as the Braves and Live Nation create one of the most dynamic music settings in the area. The 53,000-square-foot entertainment venue is located at The Battery Atlanta next to SunTrust Park. The theater has a standing room only capacity of 4,000 and features approximately 40 music and comedy shows a year. www.cocacolaroxy.com

FIND OUT MORE This is just a small sample of Atlanta’s music scene and upcoming acts. For a full list, check Atlanta.net/livemusic


LIVE MUSIC

NOW PLAYING Concert highlights of the performers appearing in Atlanta in January and February

Henry Rollins

Lana Del Rey

Jan. 7 Variety Playhouse www.varietyplayhouse.com

Feb. 5 Philips Arena www.philipsarena.com

Von Grey

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Jan. 6 Buckhead Theatre www.thebuckheadtheatreatl. com

They Might Be Giants Jan. 20 Variety Playhouse www.varietyplayhouse.com

Walk the Moon Jan. 30 Coca-Cola Roxy www.cocacolaroxy.com

Aimee Mann Feb. 1 Variety Playhouse www.varietyplayhouse.com

Big Head Todd and the Monsters Feb. 3 Variety Playhouse www.varietyplayhouse.com

Feb. 8-9 Fox Theatre www.foxtheatre.org

Black Veil Brides & Asking Alexandria Feb. 17 The Tabernacle www.tabernacleatl.com

The Revolution Feb. 24 The Tabernacle www.tabernacleatl.com

AWOLNATION Feb. 27 The Tabernacle www.tabernacleatl.com

Clockwise from top left: Aimee Mann; Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; Henry Rollins; They Might Be Giants; Von Grey

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Mountain High Outfitters

NEW YOU IN THE NEW YEAR The start of 2018 brings many new year’s resolutions. Resolve to get in shape while looking your best with new athletic gear, then wind down at one of many hotel spas around the city. BY CAROL CARTER

LULULEMON ATHLETICA What: No matter where you are in Atlanta, there’s a lululemon Athletica store nearby. The great thing about this technical athletic apparel here is that it is designed by athletes for athletes. That means you get the stretch and comfort you need to maximize your workout with style appeal. The women’s Swiftly Tech crew shirt inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria, while the men’s version is the Metal Vent Tech shirt. Layer on a Rest Less Pullover during a chilly run or hike, and long sleeved tops, hoodies and vests will keep you warm during the cooler days. Where: The Shops Around Lenox store is located in Buckhead, the neighborhood known for high-end shopping. More locations include Ponce City Market in Old Fourth Ward, Westside Provisions District on Howell Mill

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Road and Perimeter Mall, a bit north of the city. If you are watching your budget, there’s even a lululemon Athletica at North Georgia Premium Outlets, about an hour north on Georgia 400.

ATHLETA What: Find pieces designed to perform, including Yogini tanks, Shadow Stripe Chi Tees and Luxe hoodies. Athleta is the home of Sculptek tights. They hug. They smooth. And, they hide any jiggles (not that you have any). A new arrival for girls is printed Chit Chat Tights for exercising or just chilling out. Streetwear includes Criss Cross Dresses, (Deemed “beyond soft,”) and the roomy Easy Cozy Karma Jacket. Where: Find an Athleta store in Atlantic Station, an open-air shopping district in West

Midtown; and at Lenox Square, an upscale mall in Buckhead, a neighborhood often called the “Beverly Hills of the East.”

MOUNTAIN HIGH OUTFITTERS What: Mountain High Outfitters is the place to find windbreakers, beanies and even stem-free wine glasses (for après workout, of course). Mountain High stocks everything you need for backpacking, bouldering, camping, caving, climbing, hiking, biking, yoga, skiing, trail running, slack lining, paddle boarding and fly fishing. The men’s Nano Puff Vest from Patagonia looks and feels toasty and warm. Pendleton’s Texting Gloves for women not only are colorful, but are designed for easy phone access while keeping your hands warm. Where: Shop the Ponce City Market store in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward or the Buckhead store on West Paces Ferry Road.

ASICS What: ASICS specializes in high-performance footwear, apparel and accessories for sports including tennis, running, training and golf. A seamless bralette is made from chafe-free knit with mesh texture front and back for


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breathability. For your youngster into wrestling, this is where to head to purchase head gear. Find colorful athletic shoes, structured caps, no-show running socks and the signature Kaleidoscope jacket. Where: Located at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, just north of Atlanta. The mall is visible just off Interstate 575 north. Now that you’ve had your run, spin, lift or swim, indulge in these hotel spas around the city, guaranteed to help you relax in style.

THE SPA AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL ATLANTA Before your treatment, this spa invites you to prepare your muscles by enjoying the spa’s heat and water facilities. Ready for your close-up: Target fine lines, elasticity and firmness with the hydra facial. Mm-massage: Take advantage of ancient healing techniques with a stone massage.

EXHALE SPA IN THE LOEWS HOTEL IN MIDTOWN ATLANTA The spa features a coed hammam (Turkish bath) plus gym, Zen lounge and a boutique.

Ready for your close-up: Exhale’s magic facial uses sound waves to focus on eye, lip, neck and décolleté concerns. Mm-massage: Attack muscle knots with the deep tissue massage.

BLISS SPAS AT W ATLANTA (DOWNTOWN AND W ATLANTA – MIDTOWN) Bliss Spa claims to infuse happiness into its treatments, through upbeat music, colorful design and delicious brownies. Ready for your close-up: The triple oxygen facial revives, using three forms of oxygen including an oxygen wrap and an antioxidant spray. Mm-massage: Unwind with the “blissage,” a full-body massage that includes a warm wax foot wrap.

that uses LED lights and vortex extraction technology. Mm-massage: The lavender dream body treatment combines mineral rich ingredients with a blend of lavender and eucalyptus aromatherapy oil.

SERENITY SPA AT THE OMNI HOTEL CNN CENTER Right off of Centennial Olympic Park, Serenity Spa aims to give you a mind, body and soul experience. Ready for your close-up: Give your face a dose of antioxidants and enzymes with the pumpkin spice facial. Mm-massage: The cinnamon cookie back buff and massage begins with a full body Swedish massage followed by the buff with a mixture of cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, and honey.

THE SPA AT THE WHITLEY This new spa at what was The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is all about orange spice manicures and pedicures. Think a milk soak followed by organic pumpkin puree. Ready for your close-up: Try the hydra facial, a medical grade anti-aging treatment

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HIT THE SHOPS AT WESTSIDE PROVISIONS DISTRICT

SERENA & LILY

Once housing a meat packing plant, this area is now a destination for fashion, home goods, clothing and gifts. Grab a warm drink to fuel up at Brash Coffee and then check out these relatively new shops.

For more home decor, the Serena & Lily design shop will furnish your bedroom with luxurious bedspreads, duvets and pillows while you’ll also find stylish pendants and chandeliers to update your space. Customize pieces with upholstery options by the yard and add new outdoor décor in hopes of warmer temperatures making appearances soon.

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West Coast style emerges in Atlanta at this boutique. From linens to gifts, stylish entertaining pieces and signature pantry items such as olive oil, dirty martini juice and the signature HG orange lacquer salt mill, you’ll find an item for everyone. Beautiful, caramel colored linen napkins and sculpted white platters will set the mood for cozy dinner parties when the weather outside is less than ideal.

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Shop this New York based store for handbags, wallets and footwear. Their long history of well-made accessories and goods has produced items such as the Horse Hair Bucket Bag and a line of Smoking Slippers. We know you’ll find some favorites at this Atlanta shop as well.

Serena & Lily Horse Hair Bucket Bag from Neely & Chloe

DON’T FORGET TO DINE Several amazing restaurants and quick serve dining destinations are located in this area, so check out places such as JCT Kitchen, serving refined comfort food favorites such as fried chicken, deviled eggs with Benton’s country ham and a hickory roasted heritage pork chop. Taqueria del Sol, Marcel, Ormsby’s and Little Star also grace the area, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, with flavors ranging from Gooey Butter Cake to Brambleberry Crisp. -LM

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sun damage with a hydra facial. Mm-massage: Enjoy the aroma of locally made Mama Lavender Rosemary products when you get the Midtown Massage, created exclusively for Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta.

REMÈDE SPA AT THE ST. REGIS ATLANTA Treatments include a curated selection of facials, body treatments, massages, waxing and nail services. Ready for your close-up: Choose a customized Remède facial. Mm-massage: No surprise, you also can get a customized massage.

JURLIQUE SPA AT INTERCONTINENTAL BUCKHEAD ATLANTA A natural skincare brand from Australia, Jurlique products are picked straight from the company’s farm in South Australia. Ready for your close-up: The ultimate radiance facial is customized for your skin’s needs. It starts with an analysis by an esthetician and includes cleansing, exfoliation, a grounding massage and a mask. Mm-massage: The ultimate aromatherapy massage is customized for you and includes a blend of essential oils chosen just for you.


A NEW CENTER FOR DOWNTOWN A plethora of new experiences will soon arrive at Peachtree Center in the heart of Downtown Atlanta. The Hub, an exciting and well connected collection of over 50 delectable eateries, fabulous shops and urbane gathering spaces, all accessible via MARTA, will transform this landmark project and bring it into the future. Looking for a new place to put in the work? Pining for coffee? Need to satiate your appetite? Drop something in the mail? Watch the world go by? Find exactly what you’re craving at The Hub.

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RED HOT WINTER SPORTS From basketball to the biggest game in college football, Atlanta’s sports lineup is full of exciting action sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Here are some of the must-see happenings taking place across the city. BY WENDY BOWMAN

PIGSKIN MANIA The nation’s top college football teams will vie for the ultimate title at the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 8, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Fans also can take part in plenty of exciting events and activities held in conjunction with the big game. Downtown Atlanta’s Championship Campus will feature Playoff Fan Central, AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!, Championship Tailgate Plaza, Media Day, the Extra Yard 5K and Taste of the Championship. Mark your calendar for a full lineup of fan events, starting Saturday,

January 6. For more information, visit www. collegefootballplayoff.com/championshipcampus. Are you planning on staying in town for a while? Be sure to explore all the fun-filled attractions around Championship Campus, including Centennial Olympic Park, the SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, Georgia Aquarium, College Football Hall of Fame and Children’s Museum of Atlanta. www.collegefootballplayoff.com #CFBPLAYOFF Headed downtown for the fan events or the big game? Here’s what you need to know: • A clear bag policy will be in effect for all venues. Avoid bringing backpacks, large purses or coolers with you. • Due to street closures, the Atlanta Football Host Committee and College Football Playoff strongly recommend fans take MARTA or utilize LYFT, UBER or taxi services. • Mobile ticketing: To expedite your arrival, add your mobile ticket to Apple Wallet or take a screenshot if on Android well before arriving. • Arrive early to avoid waiting in lines.

JAM SESSION Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be front and center this winter when the new venue plays host to the Monster Jam, set for Feb. 24 and 25. Expect to see custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires, weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds, and can accelerate up a ramp and clear a distance of up to 130 feet at this Feld Motor Sports event. Earlier in the day, a Pit Party offers fans the chance to get up close and personal with the drivers and their massive vehicles. www.monsterjam.com

CHANGING GEARS Get tickets now for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, coming to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium March 3. That’s when the premier off-road motorcycle racers from around the globe will battle it out for the esteemed Supercross class crown, while the country’s fastest amateurs tangle in the FIM World Championship. Don’t miss the pre-race Track Party and Fan Fest, with the opportunity to get up close and personal Continued on page 38

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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. And, for special ticket offers, check out the Chick-fil-A Fan Pack (four game tickets and four Chick-fil-A meals) and Sunday FUNday 4-pack (four game tickets with $10 of food and drink credit per ticket). www.hawks.com Meanwhile, in men’s college basketball, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets continue play from January through March at the McCamish Pavilion, on the northeast corner of the Midtown campus [www.ramblinwreck.com/ tickets], while the Georgia State Panthers bring their very own brand of high-energy and uptempo games to the GSU Sports Arena. www.georgiastatesports.com

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with current and former Monster Energy Supercross riders. www.supercrosslive.com

HOOPS GALORE On the city’s pro basketball scene, the Atlanta Hawks continue their 50th season with a “new-look roster” featuring last year’s breakout star Dennis Schröder, along with other young core players such as Kent Bazemore, Taurean Prince and 2017 firstround draft pick John Collins. Look for exciting matchups coming up at Philips Arena versus the San Antonio Spurs at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Game Jan. 15, and Stephen Curry and the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors March 2. While at the arena, be sure to take in the venue’s new

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The Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) will make its highly anticipated return to Atlanta on Jan. 27. Eight marching bands from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will take the field to dazzle fans with their music, choreography, and pageantry. HBOB is a celebration for the entire HBCU community, allowing the students, faculty, family, and fans to unite and show their collective spirit and pride. This year’s theme is “March On, Dream Together” highlighting the role that HBCU’s play in inspiring students, faculty and the entire nation. Congratulations to Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, BethuneCookman University, Hampton University, Miles College, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, and Tennessee State University. www.hondabattleofthebands.com

Highlights of sporting events in Atlanta during January and February. For a complete listing, visit Atlanta.net.

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vs. Texas State, Jan. 27, 2:15 p.m. vs. Louisiana, Feb. 8, 7:15 p.m. vs. UL Monroe, Feb. 10, 2:15 p.m.

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McCamish Pavilion www.ramblinwreck.com

vs. Brooklyn Nets, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.

vs. Miami, Jan. 3, 9 p.m.

vs. San Antonio Spurs, Jan. 15, 3 p.m.

vs. Yale, Jan. 6, 7 p.m.

vs. New Orleans Pelicans, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.

vs. Notre Dame, Jan. 10, 7 p.m.

vs. Chicago Bulls, Jan. 20, 5 p.m.

vs. Virginia, Jan. 18, 8 p.m.

vs. Utah Jazz, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.

vs. Clemson, Jan. 28, 6 p.m.

vs. Toronto Raptors, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.

vs. Syracuse, Jan. 31, 8 p.m.

vs. Washington Wizards, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.

vs. Duke, Feb. 11, 6 p.m.

vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.

vs. Virginia Tech, Feb. 17, noon

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vs. Charlotte Hornets, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. vs. Memphis Grizzlies, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

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vs. Detroit Pistons, Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium www.supercrosslive.com

vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.

March 3, 6:30 p.m.

vs. Indiana Pacers, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.

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MONSTER JAM Mercedes-Benz Stadium www.monsterjam.com Feb. 24, 7 p.m., and Feb. 25, 3 p.m.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium www.atlchampgame.com Jan. 8, 8 p.m.

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(404) 413-4020 www.georgiastatesports.com vs. Little Rock, Jan. 4, 7:15 p.m. vs. Arkansas State, Jan. 6, 2:15 p.m. vs. Georgia Southern, Jan. 20, 2:15 p.m. vs. UT Arlington, Jan. 25, 7:15 p.m.

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RESOURCE GUIDE Attractions, restaurants, venues, services and more from members of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau INDEX ARTS & CULTURE................................... 39 ATTRACTIONS........................................ 39 OUTDOORS & RECREATION................. 41 ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE........... 42 RESTAURANTS BY AREA...................... 43 RETAIL..................................................... 47 SPORTS................................................... 47 TRANSPORTATION................................. 48 VISITOR SERVICES................................ 49 INFORMATION RESOURCES................ 50

ARTS & CULTURE ART MUSEUMS & GALLERIES Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means Street, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-688-1970; info@ atlantacontemporary.org atlantacontemporary.org A nonprofit art center that engages the public in the creation, presentation, and advancement of contemporary art. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30306; 404-872-5338; info@callanwolde. org www.callanwolde.org A fine arts center offering arts education programs & special events. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-733-4444; highmuseum@woodruffcenter. org www.high.org Boasts classic to contemporary art, exhibitions & renowned architecture. Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University), 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA, 30322; 404-727-4282; jwarre2@emory.edu www.carlos.emory.edu Hosts priceless treasures mapping a breadth of ancient cultures & customs. Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), 1315 Peachtree Street 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 Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-261-0636; events@swancoachhouse.com www. swancoachhouse.com Art Gallery nestled in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta. Westside Cultural Arts Center, 760 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 678-218-3740; acvb@ westsideartscenter.com www.westsideartscenter.com Art Gallery nestled in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta.

MUSIC & VENUES Atlanta Opera, The, 1575 Northside Drive NW,Building 300, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-881-8801; info@ atlantaopera.org www.AtlantaOpera.org Produces live mainstage performances & impactful community engagement experiences. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 4074, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-733-4900; jesse. pace@woodruffcenter.org www.atlantasymphony.org Presents classical, Pops, family and holiday concerts from September to June. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 4074, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-733-4848; www.atlantasymphony.org Serves as the cornerstone for musical performance & training via concerts & music education.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 770-916-2800; info@cobbenergycentre.com www.cobbenergycentre. com Home for concerts, Broadway, Atlanta Opera & Atlanta Ballet. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street, 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 Street NW at Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-413-9814; rialtoevents@gsu.edu www. rialtocenter.org Hosts world-renowned performers, music and dance shows at Georgia State University. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-577-4855; KarynKotler@LiveNation.com specialevents.livenation.com/venue/the-tabernacleatlanta-ga Hosts private events and concerts in a converted Baptist Church.

THEATER & DANCE 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Avenue, N.E., 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. Agatha’s -- A Taste of Mystery, 161 Peachtree Center Ave, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-480-5233; cat@agathas. com www.agathas.com Enjoy a five-course, interactive murder mystery dinner theater show. Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-733-5000; www.alliancetheatre.org Serving a diverse audience on two stages. Atlanta Ballet, 1695 Marietta Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-873-5811 x207; 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 Avenue 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 Friday and 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 Road, Suite 645, Atlanta, GA, 30329; 404-873-4300; www broadwayinatlanta.com Brings the best of Broadway to Atlanta, presented at The Fox Theatre. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road 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 countryís most storied neighborhoods as Atlantaís premier intimate theatrical venue. Center For Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30309-2820; 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. Cirque du Soleil, Inc., 8400 2nd Avenue, Montreal, ON, H2Z 4M6; 514-723-7646 ext. 7059; amine.ouadahi@ cirquedusoleil.com www.cirquedusoleil.com Discover LUZIA, where a waking dream transports you to an imaginary Mexico. Experience a wondrous world that inspires you to explore your senses, enveloped in light and nurtured by rain. Sep 14 - Nov 5, 2017 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 770-916-2800; 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 Street, 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 Street, Roswell, GA, 30075; 770-641-1260; www.get.org Provides firstclass 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 ranging from 3,500 to 13,000. The Arena includes 36 corporate suites, 2 party suites, club level seats, a spacious concourse, wider seats, a high-end sound system and acoustical enhancements to provide the best environment for experiencing a wide range of events. Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, 80 Forsyth Street NW at Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-413-9814; rialtoevents@gsu.edu www. rialtocenter.org Hosts world-renowned performers, music and dance shows at Georgia State University. Theatrical Outfit, 84 Luckie Street, 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, 11000 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell, GA, 30076; 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; 404-8489252; atlanta@legolanddiscoverycenter.com 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 Experience action-packed sword fights, authentic jousting, and pure Spanish horses all while served a four-course feast fit for royalty. Netherworld Haunted House, 6624 Dawson Boulevard, Norcross, GA, 30093; 404-608-2484; questions@fearworld. com www.hauntedatlanta.com A seasonal haunt known for its special effects, actors & terrifying scares. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, SW, Austell, GA, 30168; 770-739-3400; www.sixflags.com/ overgeorgia Offers amusement park fun for all at Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor. Skyline Park, 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue #51, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 770-999-1530; events@skylineparkatlanta. com www.skylineparkatlanta.com Rooftop revelry, splendid scenic vistas, and carnival amusements are sure to delight any group. Skyview Atlanta, 168 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 678-949-9023; todd@skyviewatlanta.com www. skyviewatlanta.com Enjoy climate-controlled panoramic views 200 ft. above Atlanta.

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ATTRACTIONS EXHIBITIONS Bodies...The Exhibition, 1381 Market Street,Atlantic Station, Suite 13100,Atlanta, GA, 30363; 404-496-4274; tharris@prxi.com www.bodiestheexhibition.com/atlanta Explore the wonder of the human form with 200 actual human bodies & specimens. Cirque du Soleil, Inc., 8400 2nd Avenue, Montreal, ON, H2Z 4M6; 514-723-7646 ext. 7059; amine.ouadahi@ cirquedusoleil.com www.cirquedusoleil.com Discover LUZIA, where a waking dream transports you to an imaginary Mexico. Experience a wondrous world that inspires you to explore your senses, enveloped in light and nurtured by rain. Sep 14 - Nov 5, 2017

HISTORICAL SITES Atlanta Preservation Center, 327 St. Paul Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, 30312-3129; 404-688-3353; www. preserveatlanta.com Offers guided walking tours of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods & sites. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30306; 404-872-5338; info@callanwolde. org www.callanwolde.org A fine arts center offering arts education programs & special events. Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson Street, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30312; 404-688-7300; events. historicebenezer.org The historic churchís 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 Avenue, 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 Avenue, N.E., 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. N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30309-3964; 404-249-7015; www. MargaretMitchellHouse.com Tour Mitchell’s apartment where she wrote “Gone With the Wind.” Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama Street, Suite 007, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-523-2311; chick@underatl. com www.underground-atlanta.com Acts as a cultural hub in downtown & hosts food truck Wednesdays.

LANDMARKS Atlanta BeltLine, 100 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-477-3003; info@ atlbeltlinepartnership.org www.beltline.org Stay active on the BeltLine trail, one of Atlantaís newest green spaces. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road 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 countryís most storied neighborhoods as Atlantaís premier intimate theatrical venue. Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Avenue West, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-223-4412; info@centennialpark. com www.centennialpark.com The 21-acre park hosts concerts, festivals, 2 playgrounds, Fountain of Rings & more. CNN Studio Tours, 190 Marietta Street, NW,One CNN Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-827-2300; atltour@cnn. com www.cnn.com/tour A 55-minute guided walking tour with exclusive, behind-the-scenes views. Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson Street, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30312; 404-688-7300; events. historicebenezer.org The historic churchís former pastors include MLK Sr. & Jr. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street, 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 Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-581-4000; jwalker@georgiaaquarium.org www.georgiaaquarium.org The nationís 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.

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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 Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-733-4444; highmuseum@woodruffcenter. org www.high.org Boasts classic to contemporary art, exhibitions & renowned architecture. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 AMB Way NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 470-341-7500; events@mercedesbenzstadium. com www.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 Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-878-3000; www.philipsarena.com The home of the Atlanta Hawks & Atlanta Dream hosts 160 events annually. Red Brick Brewing Company, 2323 Defoor Hills Road NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-314-0117; jtopping@ atlantabrewing.com www.redbrickbrewing.com Georgia’s oldest craft brewery is available for tours and tastings. Check out our website for details! Skyline Park, 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue #51, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 770-999-1530; events@skylineparkatlanta. com www.skylineparkatlanta.com Rooftop revelry, splendid scenic vistas, and carnival amusements are sure to delight any group. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083; 800-401-2407; www. stonemountainpark.com Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most popular attraction. SweetWater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-691-2537; lauren@ sweetwaterbrew.com www.sweetwaterbrew.com Serves as GA’s largest craft brewery. Open for tours & tastings The Varsity, 61 North Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404881-1706; www.thevarsity.com Serves as an Atlanta institution, offering fresh hot dogs & more. The Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street 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; westinpeachtreeleads.01023@westin.com www. westinpeachtreeplazaatlanta.com Standing 73 stories tall, the tower is the second-tallest all-hotel skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. World of Coca-Cola, 121 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313-1807; 404-676-5151; www.worldofcoca-cola.com Houses a tasting room & the story of the world-famous beverage.

MUSEUMS Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means Street, 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 Road, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-814-4000; 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; more@ civilandhumanrights.org www.civilandhumanrights. org Connects U.S. civil rights to global human rights movements. Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-659KIDS; reservations@childrensmuseumatlanta.org www. childrensmuseumatlanta.org Celebrates the power of play with interactive zones & exhibits. College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, 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. David J. Sencer CDC Museum, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, MS A-14, Atlanta, GA, 30329; 404-639-0830; 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 Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-498-8764; 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 Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30307-1221; 404-9296300; vistor.information@fernbankmuseum.org www. fernbankmuseum.org Home to dinosaurs, a Giant Screen 4K Theater, special exhibits and 75 acres of new outdoor adventures. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-733-4444; highmuseum@woodruffcenter. org www.high.org Boasts classic to contemporary art, exhibitions & renowned architecture. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30307; 404-8657100; tony.clark@nara.gov www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov Experience the life & work of the 39th President, Jimmy Carter. King Center, The, 449 Auburn Avenue, N.E., 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. N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30309-3964; 404-249-7015; www. MargaretMitchellHouse.com Tour Mitchell’s apartment where she wrote “Gone With the Wind.” Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University), 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA, 30322; 404-727-4282; jwarre2@emory.edu www.carlos.emory.edu Hosts priceless treasures mapping a breadth of ancient cultures & customs. Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), 1315 Peachtree Street 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. SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, 1600 Peachtree Street 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, The, 1440 Spring St., NW, Atlanta, GA, 30309-2837; 678-222-3700; www.thebreman.org Serves as an educational resource dedicated to Jewish heritage. World of Coca-Cola, 121 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313-1807; 404-676-5151; www.worldofcoca-cola.com Houses a tasting room & the story of the world-famous beverage.

PARKS, GARDENS & OUTDOORS Atlanta BeltLine, 100 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-477-3003; info@ atlbeltlinepartnership.org www.beltline.org Stay active on the BeltLine trail, one of Atlantaís newest green spaces. Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc., 1345 Piedmont Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-876-5859; events@ atlantabotanicalgarden.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; info@centennialpark. com www.centennialpark.com The 21-acre park hosts concerts, festivals, 2 playgrounds, Fountain of Rings & more. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA, 30075; 770-992-2055; www. chattnaturecenter.org A private non-profit 127-acre, interpretive center dedicated to environmental education. North Georgia Canopy Toursô Georgia’s Ultimate Zipline - A Treetop Adventure, 5290 Harris Road, Lula, GA, 30554; 770-869-7272; 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 Drive, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083; 800-401-2407; www. stonemountainpark.com Features a variety of fun family activities & outdoor adventures. The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Hwy, The Rock, GA, 30285; 706-647-6374; info@therockranch.com www. therockranch.com A family fun destination an hour from


OUTDOORS Atlanta, The Rock Ranch offers group tours, seasonal public events, corporate meetings and more.

TOURS 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 Drive 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 Street SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 855-255-3456; info@atlantamovietours. com www.atlantamovietours.com Trace the footsteps of favorite TV & movie characters via 3-hour tours. Atlanta Preservation Center, 327 St. Paul Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, 30312-3129; 404-688-3353; www. preserveatlanta.com Offers guided walking tours of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods & sites. Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tours, 231 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 1-800-279-9160; atlsightseeingtours@gmail.com www.atlsightseeingtours. net Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tours provide a five-hour bus tour of Atlanta! ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours, 160 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-492-7009; info@ atlcruzers.com www.atlcruzers.com City and Segway tours offering historical and culinary insight. Balloons Over Georgia, 112 Jason Lane, Cumming, GA, 30040; 678-438-5524; daryl.tatum.LTA@gmail.com www. balloonsovergeorgia.com Offers scenic Hot Air Balloon rides in the North Atlanta Area. 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; bfttusa@yahoo.com www. igotours.com Creates each travel program and tour service for the Southeast. Bicycle Tours of Atlanta, 659 Auburn Avenue, 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. City Running Tours Atlanta, 160 Clairemont Ave. Suite 450, Decatur, GA, 30030; 1-877-415-0058; jennifer@ cityrunningtours.com www.cityrunningtours.com/atlanta/ A great way for runners of all levels to explore Atlanta’s history, film locations, and vibrant neighborhoods. Civil Bikes, Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30317; 404323-8754; 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 Junior Drive SE, #Loft 13, Atlanta, GA, 30312; 404-386-0992; tom@ civilrightstour.com www.civilrightstour.com Civil Rights Tours guides you where history was made. Downtown Decatur Food Tours, 130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA, 30030; 770-999-9663; contact@downtowndecaturfoodtours.com www. downtowndecaturfoodtours.com A culinary journey to learn the rich history of Downtown Decatur. Great Exploration Tours, LLC, 50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 340-227-4992; 1-800-6796501 clientservices@greatexplorationtours.com www. greatexplorationtoursatlanta.com/ A one-stop resource for vacation planning, tours, and transportation in Atlanta. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 AMB Way NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 470-341-7500; events@mercedesbenzstadium. com 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 Drive SE #C, Atlanta, GA,

30312; 844-678-8687; info@nightlyspirits.com www. 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! The Historic Marietta Trolley, 131 Church Street, Marietta, GA, 30060; 770-425-1006; 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 Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street 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. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E., Atlanta, GA, 30315; 404-624-5600; specialevents@zooatlanta.org www.zooatlanta.org Inspires value & preservation of wildlife & provides family fun.

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 Road, Adairsville, GA, 30103; 770-773-7480; info@ barnsleyresort.com www.barnsleyresort.com Fazio-designed 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 Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30317; 404-373-4655; sabriyakelly@ charlieyatesgolfcourse.com www.charlieyatesgolfcourse. com A Rees Jones-designed mid-length course 4 miles east of downtown Atlanta.

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ENTERTAINMENT ClubCorp, Inc., 350 Tournament Players Drive, Milton, GA, 30004; 770-407-1433; jeannelle.rossano@clubcorp. com Offers 20 private clubs around Atlanta with 423 holes of golf. East Lake Golf Club, 2575 Alston Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA, 30317; 404-687-2445; www.eastlakegolfclub.com Home course of Bobby Jones and the oldest golf course in Atlanta. Heritage Golf Links, 4445 Britt Road, 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 Drive,(inside Stone Mountain Park), Stone Mountain, GA, 30083; 770-465-3272; derrick.strub@marriott.com www. stonemountaingolf.com Features a 36-hole championship golf facility, open daily.

ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE BARS Allora, 361 17th Street, Atlanta, GA, 30363; 404-9617370; jnash@ctrxhs.com www.alloraatl.com/ Allora entices with irresistible aromas and a warm, intimate environment. Bar 210 (Westin Peachtree Plaza), 210 Peachtree Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-659-1400; www. starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/dining/index.ht ml?propertyID=1023&language=en_US Cocktails and appetizers throughout the day and into the night. Bentley’s Steakhouse (Atlanta Airport Marriott), 4711 Best Road, College Park, GA, 30337; 404-766-7900; www.bentleys-steakhouse.com/restaurant/hotels/hotelinformation/travel/atlap-atlanta-airport-marrio Savor fine steak, seafood or our nightly special with attentive service. 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 Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-659-6500; info@sheratonatl.com www.atlantafandangles.com/ Newly remodeled bar open nightly. Located in Downtown Atlanta. Glenn’s Kitchen (Glenn Hotel), Glenn Hotel (Marriott Autograph Collection),110 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-469-0700; www.glennskitchenatl.com Offers American comfort food with southern flair & sophisticated ambiance. High Velocity (Atlanta Marriott Marquis), 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-586-6174; www. highvelocityatlanta.com Takes sports bars to a new level with 24 beer varieties, plasma TVs & more. 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 www.watlantadowntown.com/living-room Lounge with signature cocktails, DJ mixes & custom board games. Marlow’s Tavern (Northlake), 4156 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA, 30084; 678-987-1197; marlows5@metzcorp.com www.marlowstavern.com American tavern fare served in a modern, yet neighborhood atmosphere. Marlow’s Tavern (Plaza Midtown), 950 West Peachtree Street 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 Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-221-6362; www. hiltonatlantadowntown.com This lounge next to Nikolai’s Roof offers classic cocktails & small plates. Onyx Bar (Grand Hyatt Atlanta), 3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-237-1234; www. grandatlanta.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/entertainment/ lounges/index.jsp Sources products from local & sustainable sources for in-season cuisine.

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Park Bench Buckhead, 34 Irby Avenue, 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. PBR Atlanta: A Coors Banquet Bar, 825 Battery Avenue SE, Suite 610, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 404447-1995; 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. Proof & Provision, Georgian Terrace,659 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-897-5045; www. proofandprovision.com Emphasizes barrel-aged cocktails in the basement of The Georgian Terrace Hotel. Pulse (Atlanta Marriott Marquis), 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-521-0000; 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 Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-521-2250; sales-glennhotel@ lvmgt.com www.glennsskylounge.com Offers cocktails & music while guests enjoy panoramic city views. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-875-1522; office@nolenreevesmusic.com www.smithsoldebar.com A historic music venue with 2 music rooms, and two full bars! Not to mention a game room with pool, darts and skii ball available. STATS Brewpub, 300 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-885-1472; sales@statsatl.com www.statsatl.com Serves serious food in a serious sports bar downtown. Studio Bar (Artmore Hotel), 1302 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-876-6100; www.artmorehotel. com Offers beer, wine & signature cocktails in a modern setting. Taco Mac (Metropolis), 933 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 678-904-7211; TMMetropolis@ tmacrestaurants.com www.tacomac.com Serves buffalo wings & more in a sports bar with over 150 beers. Taco Mac (Philips Arena), 100 Techwood Drive NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-835-1192; TMPhilipsArena@ tmacrestaurants.com www.tacomac.com Serves buffalo wings & more in a sports bar with over 150 beers. Taco Mac (Virginia Highland), 1006 N. Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30306; 404-873-6529; 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 Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 678-412-2400; www. marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/atlbdrenaissance-atlanta-midtown-hotel Enjoy appetizers & cocktails in a casual atmosphere under the stars. Trader Vic’s (Hilton Atlanta), 255 Courtland Street NE,Inside the Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404221-6339; 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 Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-5771234; 22Storys@hyatt.com atlantaregency.hyatt.com/ hyatt/hotels/entertainment/lounges/index.jsp#392032 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 Road, 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 Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Midtown, 848 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-8700805; gbma@cwrestaurants.com www.gordonbiersch. com Superior beer, great food and good times are served up fresh daily.

Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery, 320 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-525-4400; events@ maxlagers.com www.maxlagers.com Taste the flavors of Georgia’s oldest brewery restaurant. Red Brick Brewing Company, 2323 Defoor Hills Road NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-314-0117; jtopping@ atlantabrewing.com www.redbrickbrewing.com Tour GAís oldest craft brewery & taste beers brewed on-site. SweetWater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-691-2537; lauren@ sweetwaterbrew.com www.sweetwaterbrew.com Serves as GAís largest craft brewery. Open for tours & tastings.

CLUBS/LOUNGES Havana Club, 3112 Piedmont Road, 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. Opera Nightclub, 1150B Peachtree Street (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. Tongue & Groove, 565 Main Street,Lindbergh City Center, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-261-2325; donna@tandgonline. com tandgevents.com Serves as Atlantaís favorite nightclub, with private VIP options.

COMEDY Atlanta Magic Theater, 444 Highland Avenue 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 Friday and 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 Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-892-3037; contactus@thecheetah.com www. thecheetah.com Serves as an Atlanta gentlemenís club landmark in Midtown.

FESTIVALS Atlanta Arts Festival, 6400 Powers Ferry Road NW, Suite 390, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 404-875-4434; www. atlantaartsfestival.com The annual festival in Piedmont Park features an artist market, food & music. 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. 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. Atlanta Film Society, 25 Park Place, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 4043524225; 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 Road, Suite 233, Atlanta, GA, 30328; 404-530-9687; info@ atlantagreekpicnic.com www.atlantagreekpicnic.com Largest summer event of its kind for members of 9 fraternities & sororities. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, 1800 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 830, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-528-2614; contact@ ajff.org www.ajff.org International and independent films from around the world. BronzeLens Film Festival, 4801 Fulton Industrial Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, 30336; 404-538-6333; info@ bronzelens.com www.bronzelens.com/ Highlights Atlanta as a center for film & film production for people of color. Georgia Renaissance Festival, 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, 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 Taste of Atlanta, 75 5th Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-875-4434; www.tasteofatlanta.com Taste of Atlanta is the city’s must-do bites and bevs festival of the year.


RESTAURANTS INDOOR GAMES AND RECREATION Adventure Air Sports, 425 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway, Suite 3500, Kennesaw, GA, 30144; 678- 384-2020; info@adventureairsports.com 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. Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, 11000 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell, GA, 30076; 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. Bowlmor Atlanta, 2175 Savoy Drive, 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 Road, Douglasville, GA, 30135; 770-489-4380; info@ foxhallresort.com www.foxhallresort.com Corporate Meetings, Overnight Retreats, Recreational Team Games Game-X, 275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404525-0728; sales@gamexatl.com www.gamexatl.com Gamers of all ages enjoy 60 games in this state-of-the-art arcade. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-8489252; atlanta@legolanddiscoverycenter.com www. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta Ages 3-10 will enjoy a 4-D cinema, rides and, of course, building with LEGOs. North Georgia Canopy Tours™ Georgia’s Ultimate Zipline - A Treetop Adventure, 5290 Harris Road, Lula, GA, 30554; 770-869-7272; info@northgeorgiacanopytours.com www. northgeorgiacanopytours.com Found on 136 acres of forests & ponds, plus geocaching, camping & disc golf. Painted Pin, The, 737 Miami Circle, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-814-8736; william@thepaintedpin.com www. thepaintedpin.com Upscale boutique bar, bowling & entertainment venue with 20 lanes. SocialX, 675 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, Suite 8500, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404- 424-2122; robert@playsocialx. com www.playsocialx.com We connect people to businesses through fun interactive mobile and on-site gaming experiences - driving sales, social amplification, and digital educational takeaways for consumers to reconnect with brands. Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center, 8767 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA, 30350; 678-9655707; info@starsandstrikes.org www.starsandstrikes. com Houses bowling, games, laser tag, bumper cars & a restaurant/bar. Stoddard’s Range & Guns, 485 Bishop Street N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-355-4867; info@stoddardsguns. com www.stoddardsguns.com Boasts state-of-the-art indoor shooting facilities & classes. 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 EXPERIENCE 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 Hot Glass, LLC, 178 Laredo Drive, 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. You can even host your own social gathering at the studio. Escape The Room Atlanta, 200 Peachtree Street 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! First Thursdays ArtsWalk, 84 Walton Street Suite 500, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-658-1877; wilmas@ centralatlantaprogress.org www.atlantadowntown.com/ fun/first-thursdays-art-walk Take a free, self-guided tour of downtown galleries each first Thursday. Mission: Escape Atlanta, 500 Bishop Street NW,E3, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 678-369-0050; info@

missionescapeatlanta.com www.missionescapeatlanta. com MissionEscape Atlanta is the #1 rated escape room in Atlanta per Trip Advisor and Yelp. Voted #2 in USA Today’s 10 Best Escape rooms Porsche Experience Center Atlanta, One Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30354; 888-204-7474; info@porschedriving. com www.porschedriving.com/centers/Atlanta Go behind the wheel to test cars & tune your endurance. Features a restaurant & cafe. Ultimate Escape Game Atlanta, 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 770-6932318; 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 Avenue, 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; info@cobbenergycentre.com www.cobbenergycentre. com Home for concerts, Broadway, Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street, 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 Street (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 Avenue, 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. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-875-1522; office@nolenreevesmusic.com www.smithsoldebar.com Two live music stages! One intimate Atlanta room where you can hear great local music, & another larger room where legends have rocked out. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-577-4855; KarynKotler@LiveNation.com specialevents.livenation.com/venue/the-tabernacleatlanta-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 Street 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. Fandangles Restaurant & Bar, 165 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-659-6500; info@sheratonatl.com www.atlantafandangles.com/ Newly remodeled dining room overlooking our Garden Courtyard. Glenn’s Kitchen (Glenn Hotel), Glenn Hotel (Marriott Autograph Collection),110 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA,

30303; 404-469-0700; www.glennskitchenatl.com Offers American comfort food with southern flair & sophisticated ambiance. Hard Rock Cafe, 215 Peachtree Street, N.E., 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 Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-586-6174; www. highvelocityatlanta.com Takes sports bars to a new level with 24 beer varieties, 21 plasma TVs & more. Hudson Grille - Downtown, 120 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-221-0102; 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 Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-523-4004; cricciardi@jp-atlanta. 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 Street 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 Street,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 Stree 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 Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-586-6134; www. searatlanta.com/ Serves sophisticated fire-inspired steaks, seafood & desserts. 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. Social Table (Georgia World Congress Center), 285 International Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-2234539; Features fine cuisine & wines from around the world. STATS Brewpub, 300 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-885-1472; sales@statsatl.com www.statsatl.com Serves serious food in a serious sports bar downtown. 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 Taco Mac (Philips Arena), 100 Techwood Drive NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-835-1192; TMPhilipsArena@ tmacrestaurants.com www.tacomac.com Serves buffalo wings & more in a sports bar with over 150 beers. Ted’s Montana Grill, 133 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-521-9796; www.tedsmontanagrill. com Serves fresh, made-from-scratch classic American comfort food. Terrace, The (Ellis Hotel), 176 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-523-5155; Provides upscale Southern cocktails overlooking Peachtree Street. The Cloakroom (The American a Doubletree by Hilton), 160 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-6886000; jstewart@lvmgt.com www.doubletree3.hilton. com/en/hotels/georgia/doubletree-by-hilton-hotelatlanta-downtown-ATLSSDT/dining/index.html ?Sit 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

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RESTAURANTS Thrive Restaurant, 101 Marietta Street 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;

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

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

BARBECUE Smoke Ring, 309 Nelson Street SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-228-6377; jordan.smokering@gmail.com www. smokeringatlanta.com Smoke Ring is an innovative BBQ restaurant set in Castleberry Hill serving up southerninspired food and drink. Twin Smokers, 300 Marietta Street 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.

BREW PUBS Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery, 320 Peachtree Street 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 Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-659-2000; danne.delano@ hilton.com www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/georgia/hiltonatlanta-ATLAHHH/dining/index.html Chic & Contemporary Surroundings. Southern Cuisine with a Twist.

COFFEE SHOPS AND BAKERIES Coffee at 200 Peachtree, 200 Peachtree Street NW,Suite 206, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 678-949-9331; davidroxana2003@yahoo.com www.200peachtree.com/ coffee/ Italian themed coffee shop in downtown Atlanta. Serving fresh pastries, breakfast, and lunch. Space available to rent for meet up groups up to 50 people. Market, The (Hyatt Regency Atlanta), 265 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-577-1234; Downtown Atlanta’s only 24-hour coffee shop to satisfy your food and beverage needs. Sweet Auburn Bread Company, 234 Auburn Ave N.E., 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”.

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

DELICATESSEN Marketplace, The (Hilton Atlanta), 255 Courtland Street 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; 404-4805233; cat@agathas.com www.agathas.com Enjoy a fivecourse, interactive murder mystery dinner theater show.

GERMAN Der Biergarten, 300 Marietta Street 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.

IRISH PUB Meehan’s Public House, 200 Peachtree Street 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.

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Benihana Restaurant, Downtown, 229 Peachtree Street NE,Level A - Peachtree Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-522-9629; www.benihana.com Prepare for sizzling steaks, seafood & chicken made right before your eyes.

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MEXICAN Alma Cocina, 191 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-968-9662; alma@fifthgroup.com www.almaatlanta.com Contemporary Mexican cuisine with regional influences & Latin cocktails. No Mas! Hacienda & Cantina, 180 Walker Street SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-574-5678; info@NoMasCantina. com www.NoMasAtlanta.com Savor the essence of Mexico with shopping & authentic recipes at the Cantina. Tin Lizzy’s Cantina-Downtown Atlanta, 26 Andrew Young INT’L Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 678852-4169; 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!

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 Street, 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 Street NE,Inside the Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404221-6339; 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 Street N.W., 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 Street, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-521-1236; msagcsm@ldry. com www.mccormickandschmicks.com Fresh seasonal fish and seafood brought in daily. Ray’s in the City, 240 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-524-9224; www.raysrestaurants.com/ raysinthecity Serves fresh seafood, steaks & sushi downtown with live jazz. Sweet Auburn Seafood, 171 Auburn Avenue NE Ste. 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 Drive SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-525-2023; www. Paschalsatlanta.com Since 1947, we?ve offered southern eats like fried chicken & peach cobbler. Pittypat’s Porch Restaurant, 25 Andrew Young International Blvd., N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404525-8228; alyssab@pittypatsrestaurant.com www. pittypatsrestaurant.com Delighting guests with Southern Hospitality and Menu since 1967.

SOUTHERN AG, 181 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-221-6550; www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/georgia/ atlanta/dining/ag Serving a Southern-inspired menu of grilled steaks, chops and seafood. Paschal’s Restaurant, 180-B Northside Drive SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-525-2023; www. Paschalsatlanta.com Since 1947, we?ve offered southern eats like fried chicken & peach cobbler. Pittypat’s Porch Restaurant, 25 Andrew Young International Blvd., N.W., 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 Street 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-JUKE; 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 Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-524-7200; info@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; 404-5774366; 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; www.roomattwelve.com Serves drinks, steaks & sushi at TWELVE Hotel in Centennial Park. Ruth’s Chris Steak House/Centennial Park, 267 Marietta Street,at the Embassy Suites, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404223-6500; barryd@ruthschris.net www.ruthschris.net Serves American steakhouse fare with New Orleans flair downtown.

MIDTOWN AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN 5Church Restaurant, 1197 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30361; 404-400-3669; 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 Avenue, 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 Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-876-7925; einsteins@metrocafes.com www. einsteinsatlanta.com Named one of OpenTable.com’s “Best 100 Brunches in America!” Einstein’s features an award-winning patio, unique group and private dining. Hudson Grille - Midtown, 942 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-892-0892; hudsongrillemidtown@ metrocafes.com www.hudsongrille.com Features 50 draft beers, signature wings, award-winning burgers, craft cocktails, covered patio, EVERY game, UFC, and friendly staff. Joe’s on Juniper, 1049 Juniper Street, 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! Livingston Restaurant, 659 Peachtree Street, 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. Marlow’s Tavern (Plaza Midtown), 950 West Peachtree Street Suite 215, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-815-0323; marlows3@metzcorp.com www.marlowstavern.com Best of the Best American Tavern Fare Public School 404 Restaurant & Bar, 930 Howell Mill Road, 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. Simon’s Restaurant, 793 Juniper Street, 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.


RESTAURANTS Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-875-1522; office@nolenreevesmusic.com www.smithsoldebar.com Smith’s Olde Bar offers TWO historic live music rooms, big screen TV’s, a game room, covered patio, full bar, plenty of free parking & more! Table 1280, The Woodruff Arts Center,1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-897-1280; andrea. witta@woodruffcenter.org www.table1280.com Serves gourmet farm-to-fork cuisine in the Woodruff Arts Center. Taco Mac (Metropolis), 933 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 678-904-7211; TMMetropolis@ tmacrestaurants.com www.tacomac.com Serves buffalo wings & more in a sports bar with over 150 beers. The Nook on Piedmont Park, 1144 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-745-9222; nookatlanta@gmail.com www.thenookatlanta.com The accommodating culmination of great patio seating, craft cocktails , and southern fare located in Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta!

BREW PUBS Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Midtown, 848 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-870-0805; gbma@cwrestaurants.com www.gordonbiersch.com Superior beer, great food and good times are served up fresh daily. Tap, 1180 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-3472220; jnash@ctrxhs.com www.tapat1180.com/home.php A gastropub with comfort food, an extensive beer list and barrel wine program.

CONTINENTAL Park 75 Restaurant (Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta), 7th Fourteenth Street, 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 Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404881-1706; www.thevarsity.com Serves as an Atlanta institution, offering fresh hot dogs & more.

ITALIAN Allora, 361 17th Street, Atlanta, GA, 30363; 404-9617370; jnash@ctrxhs.com www.alloraatl.com/ Allora entices with irresistible aromas and a warm, intimate environment. Baraonda Ristorante Italiano, 710 Peachtree Street, 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. Varuni Napoli, 1540 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-709-2690; info@varuni.us www.varuni. us Serves authentic southern Italian pizzas, desserts & antipasti.

MEDITERRANEAN Ecco, 40 7th Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-3479555; 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 Street NE,At Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-745-5745; eleven@loewshotels.com www. loewshotels.com/en/restaurants/eleven Prepares classic, modern, Southern-style cuisine in Loews Hotel.

PIZZA Varuni Napoli, 1540 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-709-2690; info@varuni.us www.varuni. us Serves authentic southern Italian pizzas, desserts & antipasti.

SEAFOOD Lure, 1106 Crescent Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-817-3650; lure@fifthgroup.com lure-atlanta.com Lure presents Atlanta’s freshest fish with global coastal traditions. Oceanaire Seafood Room, The, 1100 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-475-2277; OAATEvents@ ldry.com www.theoceanaire.com The perfect setting for fresh seafood. The Optimist, 914 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-477-6260; www.theoptimistrestaurant.com/ A seaside fish camp experience for landlocked Atlantans.

SOUTHERN Community Smith, 866 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 678-412-2402; dan.whitaker@ communitysmithatl.com www.communitysmithatl.com Approachable, modernist cuisine comes to life with Southern influences. Mary Mac’s Tea Room, 224 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-876-1800; events@marymacs. com www.marymacs.com Serves authentic, made from scratch Southern fare & hospitality since 1945. Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar (Loews Atlanta Hotel), 1065 Peachtree Street NE,At Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-745-5745; eleven@loewshotels.com www. loewshotels.com/en/restaurants/eleven Prepares classic, modern, Southern-style cuisine in Loews Hotel. South City Kitchen, 1144 Crescent Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-873-7358; www.southcitykitchen.com/ midtown Serves contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist.

STEAKHOUSE STK Atlanta, 1075 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-793-0144; www.stkhouse.com Provides a feminine twist to the traditional steakhouse.

TAPAS Bulla Gastrobar, 60 11th Street 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 Street 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 AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Aria Restaurant, 490 E. Paces Ferry Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-233-7673; info@aria-atl.com www.ariaatl.com Sophisticated Aria serves “slow” food, seafood and celebrated desserts. Astor Court - St. Regis Hotel, 88 West Paces Ferry Road, 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. Atlas Restaurant, 88 West Paces Ferry Road 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. Buckhead Diner, 3073 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-262-3336; 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 Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-995-7545; moatlrestaurants@mohg.com www.mandarinoriental.com/ atlanta/fine-dining/the-cafe-and-bar Modern American cuisine with a flavorful array of locally sourced ingredients. King + Duke, 3060 Peachtree Road, 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 Local Three, 3290 Northside Parkway,Suite 120, Atlanta, GA, 30327; 404-968-2700; info@localthree.com www.localthree.com Local Three represents a shared philosophy on food, drink, hospitality and how to do business. People matter most, and authenticity rules. Restaurant Eugene, 2277 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-355-0321; www.restauranteugene.com Chef Linton Hopkins serves award-winning fresh, local fare. Smokebelly BBQ, 128 East Andrews Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-848-9100; info@smokebellybbq.com www. smokebellybbq.com Offers tantalizing and regionally sourced chef-crafted barbecue. Tavern at Phipps, The, 3500 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-814-9640; amber@centraarchy. com www.tavernatphipps.rest Serves classic American fare in a bustling Buckhead hot spot.

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 Corner Cafe & Buckhead Bread Company, 3070 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-240-1978; www.buckheadrestaurants.com/corner-cafe Full-service European-style bakery serving coffee, breakfast & lunch

CONTINENTAL Cassis Restaurant (Grand Hyatt Atlanta), 3300 Peachtree Road, 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 Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-233-9889; info@anisbistro.com www. anisbistro.com Comprised of a menu deeply rooted in the flavors of the French Mediterranean. Bistro Niko, 3344 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-261-6456; sthan@buckheadrestaurants.com www. buckheadrestaurants.com/bistro-niko Offers awardwinning French cuisine, wine, beer & cocktails.

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

ITALIAN KR SteakBar, 349 Peachtree Hills Avenue 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 Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-231-1368; www. LaGrottaAtlanta.com Enjoy classic Northern Italian cuisine with homemade pasta, veal & seafood. Maggiano’s Little Italy - Buckhead, 3368 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-816-9650; 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; 404237-2941; www.buckheadrestaurants.com/pricci Contemporary Italian restaurant embodying fun & stylish dining.

MEDITERRANEAN Divan Restaurant & Bar, 3125 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-467-4297; divanatlanta@yahoo.com www.divanatlanta.com Divan has been serving flavorful Persian cuisine for 11 years. Located in Buckhead, Divan is the perfect spot to celebrate any occasion. 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 Road NE,Suite 102, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-351-0870; rafih@imperialfez. com www.imperialfez.com Offers authentic Moroccan 5 course cuisine in an exotic dining environment.

NEW SOUTHERN The Southern Gentleman, 3035 Peachtree Road N.E.,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.

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

SOUTHERN Horseradish Grill, 4320 Powers Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30342; 404-255-7277; manager@horseradishgrill. com www.horseradishgrill.com Atlanta’s oldest continuously operating restaurant serves southern food.

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RESTAURANTS South City Kitchen Buckhead, 3350 Peachtree Road, Suite 175, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-815-6677; info@ fifthgroup.com www.buckhead.southcitykitchen.com/ Head to the heart of Buckhead for southern cuisine that’s never stuffy and always satisfying. Swan Coach House Restaurant, Gift Shop & Gallery, The, 3130 Slaton Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-261-0636; events@swancoachhouse.com www. swancoachhouse.com One of Atlanta’s most unique tea rooms, gift shops and art galleries.

STEAKHOUSE American Cut, 3035 Peachtree Road,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 Bones Restaurant, 3130 Piedmont Road 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. Chops Lobster Bar, 70 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-262-2675; kbrown@ buckheadrestaurants.com www.buckheadrestaurants. com/chops-lobster-bar Exceptional service, fresh seafood & prime aged beef. Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 3500 Peachtree Road 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 Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-266-9988; atlantaevents@fogo. com www.fogodechao.com Brazilian churrascaria with roasted meat carved tableside & gourmet salad. Hal’s of Atlanta, 30 Old Ivy Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30342; 404-261-0025; hal@hals.net www.hals.net Enjoy strong drinks, high quality steaks, the freshest seafood, and an impressive wine list. KR SteakBar, 349 Peachtree Hills Avenue 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 Road NE,Suite 100, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-8460644; GANGULO@NEWYORKPRIME.REST www. newyorkprime.com Voted a top restaurant & best steakhouse 10 years in a row. Ruth’s Chris Steak House/Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road 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.

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

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Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, 1238 DeKalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307; 404-577-4030; www.foxbrosbbq.com Consistently voted Atlanta’s favorite Bar-B-Q – come taste for yourself! Shane’s Rib Shack, 1221 Caroline Street, Atlanta, GA, 30307; 404-525-7427; shanesedgewood@gmail.com www.shanesribshack.com/edgewood/

Bentley’s Steakhouse (Atlanta Airport Marriott), 4711 Best Road, 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.

COFFEE SHOPS AND BAKERIES Condesa Coffee, 145 Auburn Avenue,Suite A, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 678-362-9847; condesacoffee@gmail.com www.condesacoffee.com Condesa is a third wave coffee shop, serving coffee and tea, breakfast, lunch, small plates, and a full bar. Two locations, 7 days a week.

ITALIAN La Tavola Trattoria, 992 Virginia Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306; 404-873-5430; 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; www.sottosottorestaurant.com Features authentic Italian food and wine in Inman Park.

MEXICAN Original El Taco, The, 1186 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306; 404-873-4656; eltaco@fifthgroup. com www.eltaco-atlanta.com Lunch & dinner with Tex Mex flavor inspired by Mexico street markets. Superica, 99 Krog Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307; 678791-1310; www.superica.com Enjoy endless chips and salsas and classic cheesy Tex-Mex inspired by Ford Fry’s own Texan roots.

PIZZA Rize Artisan Pizza & Salads, 1510 Ellsworth Industrial,Bldg. 1, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404400-2119; ryan.coppola@rizeartisanpizza.com www. rizeartisanpizza.com A chef driven concept with bold, global flavors consisting of artisan pizza, salad, pasta, and crafted beverages in Poncey Highlands.

STEAKHOUSE Kevin Rathbun Steak, 154 Krog Street NE,Suite 200, Atlanta, GA, 30307; 404-524-5600; 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 Road,Suite 18, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-355-2252; www.jctkitchen.com Serves up classic Southern dishes and refined comfort food.

SOUL FOOD Busy Bee Cafe, 810 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA, 30314; 404-525-9212; tag3291@yahoo.com www.thebusybeecafe.com This 70 year old diner has consistently enjoyed critical acclamation for some of the best Southern Cooking in the region.

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

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Hampton + Hudson, 299 N. Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307; 404-948-2123; hamptonhudsonevents@gmail. com www.hamptonandhudson.com Local neighborhood community bar and restaurant in the heart of Inman Park. We have a wide range of private spaces, featured locally grown ingredients and will treat you like family. Rathbun’s, 112 Krog Street NE,Suite R, Atlanta, GA, 30307; 404-524-8280; ckbramble@bellsouth.net www. rathbunsrestaurant.com One of the hottest restaurants in the country. Serpas True Food, 659 Auburn Avenue,#501, Atlanta, GA, 30312; 404-688-0040; info@serpasrestaurant.com www.serpasrestaurant.com Serves Southwestern & Asian-style food in an industrial setting. Staplehouse, 541 Edgewood Avenue 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 Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30306; 404-873-6529; TMVirginiaHighlands@ tmacrestaurants.com www.tacomac.com Serves buffalo wings & more in a sports bar with over 150 beers.

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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 Road, 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.

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

COBB/CUMBERLAND AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, 11000 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell, GA, 30076; 7709925688; samantha@ andrettikarting.com www.andrettikarting.com 100,000 sq ft event & entertainment destination featuring heart-pounding attractions, scratch cuisine and expansive event spaces. Canoe, 4199 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 770-432-2663; 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 Avenue SE,Suite 600, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 404-447-1995; ccope@ liveatthebatteryatlanta.com liveatthebatteryatlanta.com Live! at the Battery Atlanta includes 30,000 sqft. of space, featuring 3 iconic concepts that extends into the Battery Plaza for larger festivals & events. Includes: Todd English Tavern, Sports & Social & PBR Atlanta. Sports & Social, 825 Battery Avenue 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. Todd English Tavern, 825 Battery Avenue SE,Suite 600, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 404-447-1995; ccope@ liveatthebatteryatlanta.com liveatthebatteryatlanta. com Todd English Tavern showcases a modern take on Southern & International Food. Chef English’s creative twist on tavern favorite exploring new and surprising elements to tantalize the modern palette. Yard House, 825 Battery Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 678-202-6414; rwebb@yardhouse.com www.yardhouse. com Yard House is the modern American gathering place where food and beer lovers unite. Tap into great food, classic rock, and 130 tap handles of the best American craft and import beers.

BARBECUE Terrapin Taproom, 755 Battery Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 404-494-1202; rcollins@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.

SEAFOOD Bonefish Grill, 2997 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 678-202-3394; Kasharablake@bonefishgrill.com www. bonefishgrill.com Bonefish Grill specializes in marketfresh fish from around the world , savory wood-grilled specialties and hand crafted cocktails.

EMORY/DECATUR/STONE MOUNTAIN AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Commons, The (Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort), 4021 Lakeview Drive, 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 Road, Tucker, GA, 30084; 678-987-1197; marlows5@metzcorp.com www.marlowstavern.com Best of the Best American Tavern Fare

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

PERIMETER AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Hal’s Kitchen, 4969 Roswell Road,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, close to 285, 400 and major thoroughfares, and is the perfect location for private dining and off-site meetings.


SPORTS Joey D’s Oak Room, 1015 Crown Point Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30338; 770-512-7063; amber@centraarchy.com www.joeydsoakroom.com Features New Orleans seafood, USDA Choice steak & Carnegie Deli corned beef. Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center, 8767 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA, 30350; 678-9655707; info@starsandstrikes.org www.starsandstrikes.com Atlanta’s new deluxe entertainment venue with a chefinspired restaurant, 710 Grille.

ITALIAN Maggiano’s Little Italy - Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA, 30346; 770-804-3313; 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 Road, 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.

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 Dinner theater set in medieval Spain. Live horses and knights!

NEAR METRO ATLANTA SOUTHERN Farmhouse Restaurant, The, 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Road, Palmetto, GA, 30268; 770-463-2622; 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 Street, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-325-4600; lisa@14thstreetantiques.com www.14thstreetantiques. com Atlanta’s destination for fine antiques, designer furnishings, art, lighting and rugs. Scott Antique Markets, 3650 Jonesboro Road SE, Atlanta, GA, 30354; 740-569-4112; 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 Avenue, Decatur, GA, 30030; 678-615-0915; 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; www.besharatgallery. com Houses four gallery spaces, featuring paintings, photography & sculptures. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-733-4444; highmuseum@woodruffcenter. org www.high.org Boasts classic to contemporary art, exhibitions & renowned architecture Swan Coach House Restaurant, Gift Shop & Gallery, The, 3130 Slaton Drive, N.W., 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 dÈcor. Balloons Over Atlanta, 1231 Collier Rd, Suite H, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-231-3090; 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 Road, 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. GARRETT...LIKE NO OTHER! 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 Drive NE, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-261-2197; diane@gritsbits.com www. gritsbits.com Affordable Georgia-themed gifts. Quick turnaround, free delivery. Heidi’s Heavenly Cookies, 355 Curie Drive, 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; 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 Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-261-0636; events@swancoachhouse.com www. swancoachhouse.com Our own Southern style- proceeds benefit visual arts in Atlanta.

HOME ACCESSORIES/FURNITURE No Mas! Hacienda, 180 Walker St. SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-215-9769; www.nomasatlanta.com The Best of Mexico! - in the Castleberry Hill Art District, half a mile south of CNN. No Mas! Hacienda: handcrafted furnishings & accessories from 300 artisans in Mexico, plus custom design & contract manufacturing; No Mas! Cantina Mexican Restaurant: favorites, outrageous specialties, & luscious desserts; ADios Cafe: breakfast daily 8-11am, coffees & dessert to 10pm.

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

MALLS & SHOPPING CENTERS Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Drive, Suite 14250, Atlanta, GA, 30363; 404-410-4010; info@atlanticstation. com www.atlanticstation.com Features an open-air, livework-play area with restaurants & retailers Greenbriar Mall, 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA, 30331; 404-344-6611; hpayne@shopgreenbriar.com www.shopgreenbriar.com Offering over 75 retailers and services for the whole family. Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, Simon Malls, 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-233-7575; cacox@simon.com www.simon.com Youíll find legendary shopping at over 300 of the world’s finest retailers. Mall at Peachtree Center, The, 225 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-654-1296; peachtreecenterguestservices@yahoo.com www. peachtreecenter.com Explore more than 60 shops, restaurants & services in Downtown Atlanta. Sweet Auburn Curb Market, 209 Edgewood Avenue, S.E., Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-659-1665; curbmarketatl@ gmail.com www.thecurbmarket.com Houses individual restaurants, produce/meat merchants & shops.

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

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

OUTLET MALLS Calhoun Premium Outlets, 455 Belwood Road, 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. North Georgia Premium Outlets, 800 Highway 400 South, Suite 695, Dawsonville, GA, 30534; 706-216-3609; shopper@premiumoutlets.com www.premiumoutlets. com/northgeorgia The area’s only upscale outlet center, located 45 miles north of Atlanta. 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; 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 Street SW, Suite 103, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-527-5777; contact@ nadiajavan.com www.nadiajavan.com Uses 100% highquality organic materials in all spa services. Spa at Barnsley Resort, The, 597 Barnsley Gardens Road, Adairsville, GA, 30103; 770-773-7480; barnsley@ mindspring.com www.barnsleyinn.com Offers the finest in European body, beauty & therapeutic services. Spa at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, The, 3376 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-995-7526; Moatlspa@mohg.com www.mandarinoriental.com/atlanta/spa Rejuvenation sanctuary that embodies a blend of east and west.

WELLNESS & PERSONAL CARE Kay Hamner & Associates, 130 26th Street,#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, 555 Glenridge Connector, 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 Peach Bowl, 3284 Northside Parkway, NW, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA, 30327; 404-586-8500; www. chick-fil-apeachbowl.com The ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and one of the six elite bowls in the nation selected to host the College Football Playoff system. College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, 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. Georgia State University Athletics, 125 Decatur Street, 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 N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30332-0455; 404-894-4461; whogan@ athletics.gatech.edu www.ramblinwreck.com Georgia Tech offers the finest in college sports entertainment.

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TRANSPORTATION PROFESSIONAL SPORTS Atlanta Braves, 755 Battery Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 404-614-2363; www.braves.com/hospitality The MLB Braves play April-September at SunTrust Park. Atlanta Dream - WNBA Franchise, 101 Marietta Street 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; wparr@ falcons.nfl.com www.atlantafalcons.com The NFL Atlanta Falcons start their season in September at the MercedesBenz Stadium. Atlanta Hawks, One Philips Dr. N.W., 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 Street NW Suite 2220, Atlanta, GA, 30363; 404-941-9202; www.bbtatlantaopen. com BB&T Atlanta Open, July 23-30, 2017 Men’s Professional Tennis TOUR Championship, 2584 Alston Drive SE, Atlanta, GA, 30317; 404-370-8362; toddrhinehart@pgatourhq.com www.pgatour.com/tourchampionship Hosts the PGA 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. JetBlue, 300 Termincal C,Boston Logan International Airport, Boston, MA, 02445; 617-716-3550; www.jetblue. com JetBlue offers five daily flights between Atlanta and Boston and carries 35 million customers a year to over 100 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America.

AIRPORTS Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, PO Box 20509, Atlanta, GA, 30320; 404-530-6600; 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; rachel. cowart@ehi.com www.enterprise.com The first choice for business travelers who need to rent near home or office.

BUS & RAIL Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation), 1688 Peachtree Street, N.W, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 800-USA-RAIL; www.amtrak.com Amtrak travel offers a richer travel experience and provides some surprisingly practical advantages too Cobb Community Transit (CCT), 463 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 114, Marietta, GA, 30060; 770-4274444; Cobb County public bus system with service to Buckhead, Midtown & Downtown. MARTA, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30324-3330; 404-848-5000; www.itsmarta.com Call 404-848-5000 for bus & train information or visit www.itsmarta.com.

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The Atlanta Streetcar, 55 Trinity Avenue, 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 Road, #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 Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30315; 404-762-3007; phouston@ anationallimo.com www.anationallimo.com Ground transportation company providing sedans, limos, minibuses & more. A&M Limousine Corporation, 1800 Water Place SE, Suite 170, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 770-955-4565; sales@ aandmlimo.com www.aandmlimo.com For 26 years,we have provided “World Class” Group Charter and Airport shared ride services in Metro Atlanta. 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; info@alrnow. com www.alrnow.com ALR provides professional ground transportation service for all occasions, always with the highest quality of customer service. 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 Road, Atlanta, GA, 30340; 770-751-7078; ben@ atlanticlimo-ga.com www.atlanticlimo-ga.com Provides total ground transportation services with a fleet of 60+ vehicles. Carey Atlanta Executive Limousine & Transportation, 245 University Avenue, S.W., Atlanta, GA, 30315; 404223-2000; www.careyatlanta.com Car service: VIP Discount: Careyatlanta.hudsonltd.net Coast to Coast Tours, 3401 Norman Berry Drive, Suite 255, East Point, GA, 30344; 678-705-3879; 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. We strive to achieve quality accommodations at affordable prices. Cooper Global Chauffeured Transportation, 4004 Tradeport Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30354; 770-455-9600; info@ cooper-global.com www.cooperglobal.com Premier transportation provider in the luxury & business travel industry. Corporate Transportation Inc., 535 Colonial Park Drive,Bldg A, Roswell, GA, 30075; 770-641-7271; info@ corporatetransportation.org ww.corporatetransportation. org. “The Definition of Impeccable Service” For over 29 years we have been Atlanta’s Premier Limousine Company. We provide total Ground Transpo Dart Transportation Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 2109, Douglasville, GA, 30133; 470-259-4596; 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 donít 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 Street NE Suite 988, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-815-9519; lmcqueary@destinationsouth. com www.destinationsouth.com Services include airport greeting & convention shuttles.

Divine Chariots Limousines, Inc, 1003 Virginia Ave,STE 210, Atlanta, GA, 30354; 404-549-9702; reservations@dcllimo.com www.dcllimo.com Divine Chariots Limousines is Atlantaís premier transportation services company. In business for over 12 years, our car services are known throughout the Southeast for providing excellent limousine service with the utmost professionalism, style and security. E.S. Destinations, 2308 Rolling Acres Drive, Conyers, GA, 30094; 770-760-0364; cida@esdestinations.com www.esdestinations.com Provides airport meet & greet, transfers, transportation, tours & more. EGAN TLC - Transportation Logistics Consultants, 3050 Five Forks Trickum Road, Suite D-423, Lilburn, GA, 30047; 844-342-6852; kevin.egan@egantlc.com www. egantlc.com Highly personalized, full-service, ground transportation experts. ELW Motorcoach, LLC, 210 Etowah Trace, Fayetteville, GA, 30214; 404-472-3377; info@elwmotorcoach. com www.elwmotorcoach.com A full service ground transportation company that provides services for tours, charters, meetings and conventions. Georgia Coach Lines, Inc., 524 Whitehall Street S.W., Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-681-1600; charter@ georgiacoachlines.com www.georgiacoachlines.com 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; groups@gcllimo.com www.greeneclassiclimousine. com We provide luxury transportation for all needs and occasions. Harmon Brothers Charter, Inc., 5094 Westbrook Rd, Union City, GA, 30291; 770-969-0180; www.harmonbros. com We offer prompt, dependable, courteous service locally & long distance. Juice Studios, 1447 Peachtree Street, Suite 560, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-817-9369; Atlanta@thejuicestudios. com www.thejuicestudios.com DMC specializing in the production of meetings, events & transportation. Lyft, 814 Bellemeade Ave., NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 678744-6325; ATLAmbassador@lyft.com Wherever you are headed, count on Lyft for a ride in minutes. Download the free app at lyft.com/invite/visitatl and enjoy $20 off your first ride. MLB Tours Inc., 1902 Tucker Industrial Road, Tucker, GA, 30084-6823; 770-270-1600; info@mlbtrans.com www. mlbtours.com MLB Tours prides ourselves in safety by offering ADA equipped motor coaches. MLB Tours has 10-56 passenger motor coaches with fabric reclining seats, DVD, CD monitors, WIFI and restrooms, all designed with you in mind. MTI Limo & Shuttle Services, 2581 Sullivan Road, Atlanta, GA, 30337; 404-669-0900; 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 Limousine service to show that special someone how much you care. Olympus Worldwide Chauffeured Services, 5825 Glenridge Drive NE,Building 3 Suite 290, Atlanta, GA, 30328; 404-524-8000; sales@1olympus.com www.1olympus.com Provides innovative & professional ground transportation. Presenting Atlanta, LLC, 3216 Paces Ferry Place, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30305-1309; 404-231-0200; Richard@ presentingatlanta.com www.presentingatlanta.com Provides groups with everything from meet & greets to breathtaking events. Production Transport, Inc., 21 S. Clyde Ave., Suite 4, Kissimmee, FL, 34741; 407-931-3030; cgannon@ prodtrans.com www.prodtrans.com Provides shuttle buses for city-wide conventions & trade shows. Q&A Events, 1014 Winburn Drive, East Point, GA, 30344; 404-762-5665; 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. We help our clients manage planning, logistics and event execution.


VISITOR SERVICES Quality Transportation of Atlanta, 5950 Live Oak Pkwy, Suite 130, Norcross, GA, 30093; 404.829.5996; 1-800-655-4579 info@qualitytransportation.net www. qualitytransportation.net/ Quality Transportation of Atlanta specializes in transportation management for conventions, corporate and special events including shuttles, weddings, airport transfers, and tours. R&W Motorcoach and Events, 1369 denfield court, Lithonia, GA, 30058; 678-842-3719; events@ randwmotorcoach.com randwmotorcoach.com We are a full-service management company that specializes in transportation, group travel, and special events. The benefit to working with our team is that we are a one-stop shop for all your planning needs. Scout Local Events and Transportation, 2107 N. Decatur Road #408, Decatur, GA, 30033; 404-4287770; elizabeth@scoutlocal.co www.scoutlocal.co Destination management company specializing in events & transportation. TMS - Transportation Management Services, 17810 Meeting House Road, Suite 200, Sandy Springs, MD, 20860; 301-260-2070; info@tms.com www.tms.com Specializes in effective shuttle & parking management services. Topper Worldwide Transportation, 1366 English Street, 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 Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32812; 407-582-0330; www. ttsorlando.com Acts as a transportation management pioneer for visitors/events. Uber Atlanta, , Atlanta, GA, 30363; www.atlanta. net/partner/uber-atlanta/00136309/ An affordable and convenient app that connects riders to drivers on demand.

PUBLIC & SPECIAL NEEDS TRANSPORTATION Cobb Community Transit (CCT), 463 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 114, Marietta, GA, 30060; 770-4274444; Cobb County public bus system with service to Buckhead, Midtown & Downtown. MARTA, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 303243330; 404-848-5000; www.itsmarta.com Call 404-8485000 for bus & train information or visit www.itsmarta.com.

TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES 414 Logistical Consultants, 2107 N. Decatur Road, #408, Decatur, GA, 30033; 404-398-5066; 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 you have just ONE consolidated point of contact for all your ground transportation needs. 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 Road, Atlanta, GA, 30340; 770-751-7078; ben@ atlanticlimo-ga.com www.atlanticlimo-ga.com Provides total ground transportation services with a fleet of 60+ vehicles. Callaway Transportation, 7564 Main Street, FL 2, Sykesville, MD, 21784; 410-795-8300; info@ callawaytransportation.com www.callawaytransportation. com CTI provides transportation management for conventions, trade shows and special events. Carey Atlanta Executive Limousine & Transportation, 245 University Avenue, S.W., Atlanta, GA, 30315; 404223-2000; www.careyatlanta.com Car service: VIP Discount: Careyatlanta.hudsonltd.net

Cooper Global Chauffeured Transportation, 4004 Tradeport Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30354; 770-455-9600; info@ cooper-global.com www.cooperglobal.com Premier transportation provider in the luxury & business travel industry. CTN Global Chauffeured Transportation, 9925 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 200-212, Alpharetta, GA, 30022; 678-487-6777; 6787776767 eric@ctntrans.com www. ctntrans.com Any size vehicle for any size group. Route planning, greeters, welcome staff, professional chauffeurs, and manifest coordination. Destination South Meetings & Events - a DMC Network Company, 155 10th Street NE Suite 988, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-815-9519; lmcqueary@destinationsouth. com www.destinationsouth.com Services include airport greeting and convention shuttles. Divine Chariots Limousines, Inc, 1003 Virginia Ave,STE 210, Atlanta, GA, 30354; 404-549-9702; 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 Road, 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; jeff@eta-dmc.com www. eta-dmc.com Offering airport meet-and-greets, 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; groups@gcllimo.com www.greeneclassiclimousine. com We provide luxury transportation for all needs and occasions. Juice Studios, 1447 Peachtree Street, Suite 560, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-817-9369; Atlanta@thejuicestudios. com www.thejuicestudios.com DMC specializing in the production of meetings, events & transportation. KMC Exclusives, 2945 Stone Hogan Conn. Road, Suite 206, Atlanta, GA, 30331; 404-547-7719; info@ kmcexclusives.com kmcexclusives.com Exclusive provider of chauffeured, concierge, and connection services! MARTA, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 303243330; 404-848-5000; www.itsmarta.com Call 404-8485000 for bus & train information or visit www.itsmarta. com. MTI Limo & Shuttle Services, 2581 Sullivan Road, Atlanta, GA, 30337; 404-669-0900; 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 Limousine service to show that special someone how much you care. Olympus Worldwide Chauffeured Services, 5825 Glenridge Drive NE,Building 3 Suite 290, Atlanta, GA, 30328; 404-524-8000; sales@1olympus.com www.1olympus.com Olympus Worldwide provides professional group transportation management services for all sizes and types of events. We offer the following services in more than 650 cities worldwide: Corporate Travel Services, Chauffeured Airport Services, Private Aviation, Hourly Chauffeured Services, Meetings and Events, Travel Agents & Managers Programs and Hotel Partnership Programs. Presenting Atlanta, LLC, 3216 Paces Ferry Place, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30305-1309; 404-231-0200; Richard@ presentingatlanta.com www.presentingatlanta.com Provides groups with everything from meet & greets to breathtaking events. R&W Motorcoach and Events, 1369 denfield court, Lithonia, GA, 30058; 678-842-3719; events@ randwmotorcoach.com randwmotorcoach.com We are a full-service management company that specializes in transportation, group travel, and special events. The benefit to working with our team is that we are a one-stop shop for all your planning needs. Scout Local Events and Transportation, 2107 N. Decatur Road #408, Decatur, GA, 30033; 404-428-7770; elizabeth@scoutlocal.co www.scoutlocal.co Destination management and transportation systems specialists.

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 Street, Suite 1500, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-253-7500; 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; www. atlanta.net Provides newsletters, directories & programs for convention publishing. Atlanta Business Chronicle, 3384 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 900, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-249-1000; jpowell@ bizjournals.com www.atlanta.bizjournals.com Serves as Atlantaís best business news source in print & online. Atlanta CityPASS, Atlanta, Georgia, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 888-330-5008; info@citypass.com www.citypass.com/ atlanta Save 40% and skip most lines at Atlanta’s five top attractions. Georgia Voice, LLC, The, PO Box 77401, Atlanta, GA, 30357; 404-815-6941; 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; 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; 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 Road,#333, Gainesville, GA, 30506; 770-5310700; slisinc@charter.net www.slisinc.com Provides highquality sign language interpreting services. Sorenson Community Interpreting Services, 3800 Camp Creek Parkway,Building 1800, Suite 126,Atlanta, GA, 30331; 866-768-1555; scisgeorgia@sorenson.com www. sorenson.com/interpreting Provides professional, reliable ASL interpreting services in a conference environment.

TELEVISION & RADIO STATIONS Atlanta Channel, The, 235 Peachtree Street NE, Suite C-26, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-688-7138; bruce.brown@ tripsmarter.com www.tripsmarter.com/atlanta/video/livetv/atlanta-channel-live-atla Broadcasts award-winning editorial, restaurant reviews and attractions. WXIA-TV 11 ALIVE, One Monroe Place NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-892-1611; www.11alive.com Provides news that holds the powerful accountable.

TOUR GUIDES - STEP ON Civil Rights Tours, 320 Martin Luther King Junior Drive 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 Street NE Suite 988, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-815-9519; lmcqueary@destinationsouth.com www.destinationsouth.com Guided Sightseeing Tours, Special Interest Tours, Adventure Activities, Winery Tours, & Movie Tours Presenting Atlanta, LLC, 3216 Paces Ferry Place, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30305-1309; 404-231-0200; Richard@ presentingatlanta.com www.presentingatlanta.com Provides groups with everything from meet & greets to breathtaking events. Scout Local Events and Transportation, 2107 N. Decatur Road #408, Decatur, GA, 30033; 404-4287770; elizabeth@scoutlocal.co www.scoutlocal.co Destination management company specializing in events & transportation.

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INFORMATION TOUR OPERATORS Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Atlanta, 265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 805603-5620; eric@urbanadventurequest.com www. urbanadventurequest.com Explore Atlanta via smart phone-guided scavenger hunts. Atlanta Food Walks, 180 Northside Drive 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 Street SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 855-255-3456; info@atlantamovietours.com www.atlantamovietours.com Offers customized tours of TV & movie locations for teambuilding & more. Atlanta Preservation Center, 327 St. Paul Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, 30312-3129; 404-688-3353; www. preserveatlanta.com Offers guided walking tours of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods & sites. Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tours, 231 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 1-800-279-9160; atlsightseeingtours@gmail.com www.atlsightseeingtours. net Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tours provide a five-hour bus tour of Atlanta! ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours, 160 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-492-7009; info@ atlcruzers.com www.atlcruzers.com City and Segway tours offering historical and culinary insight. Balloons Over Georgia, 112 Jason Lane, Cumming, GA, 30040; 678-438-5524; daryl.tatum.LTA@gmail.com www. balloonsovergeorgia.com Offers scenic Hot Air Balloon rides in the North Atlanta Area. 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; bfttusa@yahoo.com www. igotours.com Creates each travel program and tour service for the Southeast. Bicycle Tours of Atlanta, 659 Auburn Avenue, 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. City Running Tours Atlanta, 160 Clairemont Ave. Suite 450, Decatur, GA, 30030; 1-877-415-0058; jennifer@ cityrunningtours.com www.cityrunningtours.com/atlanta/ A great way for runners of all levels to explore Atlanta’s history, film locations, and vibrant neighborhoods. Civil Bikes, Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30317; 404323-8754; 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 Junior Drive SE, #Loft 13, Atlanta, GA, 30312; 404-386-0992; tom@ civilrightstour.com www.civilrightstour.com Civil Rights Tours guides you where history was made. Downtown Decatur Food Tours, 130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA, 30030; 770-999-9663; contact@downtowndecaturfoodtours.com www. downtowndecaturfoodtours.com A culinary journey to learn the rich history of Downtown Decatur. E.S. Destinations, 2308 Rolling Acres Drive, Conyers, GA, 30094; 770-760-0364; 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 www.greatexplorationtoursatlanta.com/ A one-stop resource for vacation planning, tours, and transportation in Atlanta.

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Nightly Spirits, 437 Memorial Drive SE #C, Atlanta, GA, 30312; 844-678-8687; info@nightlyspirits.com www. 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! The Historic Marietta Trolley, 131 Church Street, Marietta, GA, 30060; 770-425-1006; 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 Street,#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; 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; 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; jlindsey@ghcc.org www.ghcc.org Promotes Hispanic/Latino leadership development & advocacy. Metro Atlanta Chamber, 191 Peachtree Street NE,#3400, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-880-9000; www. metroatlantachamber.com Provides a unique forum for members to connect & make contacts. Midtown Alliance, 999 Peachtree Street, Suite 730, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-892-0050; www.MidtownATL. com Coalition of business & community leaders united in a Midtown commitment.

CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAUS Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau, 178 S. Main Street, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA, 30009; 678297-2811; 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! Alpine Helen-White County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 726 Bruckenstrasse, Helen, GA, 30545; 706878-2181; info@helenga.org www.helenga.org Helen is a re-creation of an Alpine village with shopping, cabins, recreation & more. ATL Airport District Destination Marketing Organization, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA, 30337; 404-334-7503; moxford@ ATLdistrict.com www.ATLdistrict.com College Park offers big city amenities & conveniences with small town charm. Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, 233 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA, 30303-1507; 404521-6600; info@atlanta.net www.atlanta.net Boasting diverse dining options, an extensive cultural scene, legendary shopping and seven professional sports teams, Atlanta is an ideal travel destination. Cobb Travel & Tourism, One Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 678-303-2622; info@travelcobb.org www. travelcobb.org Cobb County has the warmth of a favorite neighborhood with culture & charm. Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA, 30030; 678-615-0915; Sherry.Jackman@ decaturga.com www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com Decatur has 200 boutiques, galleries, services & restaurants in four miles. DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA, 30084; 770-492-5011; jamest@dcvb.org www.visitatlantasdekalbcounty. com We have world-class museums, music venues, neighborhoods & unique shops.

Explore Gwinnett (Gwinnett County Tourism), 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 200, Duluth, GA, 30097; 770-814-6056; anne@exploregwinnett.org www. exploregwinnett.org Find shopping, golf & family fun with easy access to Atlanta. Georgia Department of Economic Development, 75 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-962-4000; www.Georgia.org Georgia boasts rich, unparalleled experiences & something for everyone. Visit Sandy Springs, 5920 Roswell Road, Suite A-118, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328; 770-206-1447; 1-866511-7742 hospitality@sandyspringsga.org www. visitsandysprings.org Sandy Springs is everything you love about Greater Atlanta!

INFORMATION RESOURCES Atlanta Business League, 931 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive NW, Atlanta, GA, 30314; 404-584-8126; 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; 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, 30326-1059; 404-233-2228; Nurtures quality of life & coordinates orderly growth in Buckhead. CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research, 3280 Peachtree Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-812-5086; A global network of firms bound by a quality, integrity & the creation of clarity. CityLife Development Partners, 200 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 212, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 678-4278362; info@citylifedevelopmentpartners.com 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; 770-441-2712; mailbox@davidjusticefinancial.com www.aalarocco. com Insurance brokerage firm with customized plans for business & individuals. Georgia Restaurant Association, 260 Peachtree Street 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 & education. NEWPORT US RE, 515 East Paces Perry Road 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. Thanks Again, LLC, 100 Hartsfield Center Drive, 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 cityís airport,attractions, restaurants and cultural venues. Valor Hospitality Partners, 2100 Powers Ferry Road, 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.

VISITOR CENTERS Atlanta CVB - Visitor Center, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, 5000 North Terminal PRW West Crossover, Atlanta, GA, 30320; 404-305-8426; Provides travelers with information about the city of Atlanta. Atlanta CVB - Visitor Center, Underground Atlanta, 65 Upper Alabama Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-5772148; Open: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m


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Y’ALL COME BACK

COME BACK FOR SPRINGTIME FESTIVALS

ISADORA PENNINGTON

Springtime in Atlanta shouldn’t be missed, and a great way to experience the season is at one of our festivals. Come back soon to visit us at one of these annual celebrations.

PHOENIX FLIES: A CITYWIDE CELEBRATION OF LIVING LANDMARKS

ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

April 13-22 More than a week of independent films, talks and special events representing a variety of genres will be offered in this multi-venue event. www.atlantafilmfestival.com

April 13-15 The city’s longest running festival stretches through beautiful Piedmont Park with a dazzling array of artist booths, the Disk Dog Championship, Kids Zone and Midway, Atlanta High School Art Exhibition, food, live music and much more. www.dogwood.org

DAVE VANN

March The Atlanta Preservation Center organizes this month-long event, with historic sites offering free guided tours, walking tours, performances and exhibits. www.preserveatlanta.com

ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL

GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

SWEETWATER 420 FEST

INMAN PARK FESTIVAL

April 14-June 3 (Saturdays, Sundays & Memorial Day) Save an appetite for this 32-acre, 16th-century kingdom housing a jousting tournament, shopping, shows and plenty of feasting. www.garenfest.com

April 20-22 This favorite features live music on multiple stages with this year’s lineup including Umphrey’s McGee, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sturgill Simpson and a special headliner at Centennial Olympic Park. www.sweetwater420fest.com

April 28-29 The historic Inman Park neighborhood hosts this annual event that includes a street market with more than 250 booths, the funkiest parade in town and a tour of Victorian neighborhood homes. www.inmanparkfestival.org

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

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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:

THE 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. www.centennialparkcom

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.com

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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME AND CHICK-FIL-A FAN EXPERIENCE

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME AND CHICK-FIL-A FAN EXPERIENCE

CENTER FOR CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS

WORLD OF COCA-COLA

THE 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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