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THE OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE OF ATLANTA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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FALL RENDEZVOUS Make a date with one of the best seasons in Atlanta and experience our much loved annual festivals and events. BY LIESL MERKEL

18 CLOSE UP: FILM IN ATLANTA We aren’t nicknamed the “Hollywood of the South” for nothin’. BY KAREN LOPEZ

20 HALLOWEEN EVENTS The month of October is filled with ghastly sights and creepy decor at most every attraction around town. BY LIESL MERKEL

22 COLLEGE FOOTBALL BONANZA Ready for some college football action? We’ve got you covered! BY WENDY BOWMAN

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

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

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

28 DINING SHAKING UP THE CRAFT COCKTAIL SCENE A guide to the city’s dining hotspots that offer innovative cocktail programs.

34 SHOPPING THIS FALL’S MUST-VISIT SHOPS From Decatur to East Atlanta, here are 15 shops to have on your radar.

37 SPORTS AUTUMN SPORTS September and October’s lineup is action-packed! And here’s what’s up with the spectacular new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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

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

54 Y’ALL COME BACK Enjoy your visit? Plan a return trip for amazing Labor Day festivities and many other events. ON THE COVER: The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is open for business! Photo by Byron Small


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

THROUGH SEPT. 3 Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Featuring more than 250 prints and ephemera including screenprint portfolios, including “Marilyn Monroe,” “Campbell’s Soup I” and “Mick Jagger.” High Museum of Art www.high.org

THROUGH SEPT. 4 Atlanta Black Pride. ATL PRIDE WKND 2017 is where you’ll find live entertainment, workshops, events for male and female participants, and the Pure Heat Community Festival in Piedmont Park. Midtown Atlanta www.atlantaprideweekend.com

THROUGH SEPT. 17 OUMA Collects: Recent

THROUGH SEPT. 28 Cocktails in the Garden. Mix and mingle every Thursday this summer with speciality cocktails, live entertainment and many other activities.

spray-painted trees, a mysterious display of scientific lab glassware filled with colorful liquids and sparkly, old chandeliers dripping with plants are just some of the magnificent spectacles visitors can expect.

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

Atlanta Botanical Garden www.atlantabg.org

Atlanta Botanical Garden www.atlantabg.org

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THROUGH SEPT. 17 The Taming of the Shrew. Shakespeare’s fiercest battle of the sexes pits Katherine and Pertruchio together in a high spirited comedy. Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse www.shakespearetavern.com

THROUGH SEPT. 17 Mother Goose. Mother Goose is missing! Sing, wiggle, and clap along with Mary Mary to sort out the rhymes and find clues to Mother Goose’s whereabouts. Ages 2 and up. Center For Puppetry Arts www.puppet.org

THROUGH SEPT. 24 Shakespeare in Love. A new play based on the 1998 film that won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University www.alliancetheatre.org

Amazon Adventure. Experience the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the Amazon rainforest on the Giant Screen Theater. Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org

THROUGH SEPT. 30 Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France, 19171924. This exhibition of photographs and rare silent film footage brings to life the extraordinary work undertaken by 350 American women — all volunteers — who left comfortable lives in the United States to devote themselves to humanitarian aid in France. Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com

THROUGH OCT. 29 The Curious Garden. Multicolored,

Merry Go Zoo. The second interactive installation by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon on the Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. High Museum of Art www.high.org

THROUGH DEC. 16 Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease. Learn about the progress of the global effort to eradicate diseases such as Guinea worm disease. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

THROUGH JAN. 28, 2018 Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan. Includes over 70 works of art from 20 of children’s book illustrator Bryan’s books. High Museum of Art www.high.org

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Country Living Fair

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

Browse more than 200 shopping vendors, the Gourmet Harvest Market and the Country Living General Store at this fall event presented by Country Living Magazine.

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. View artifacts from the Colosseum never seen outside of Italy, original armor and stories of the day to day life these men underwent to win fame in deadly combat. After the exhibition, explore all that Fernbank has to offer including the world’s largest dinosaurs, WildWoods, the Giant Screen Theater and NatureQuest.

OCT. 27-29

www.fernbankmuseum.org

Stone Mountain Park

www.stonemountainpark.com

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Scarecrows in the Garden

Little Five Points Halloween Parade and Festival

Prepare for a friendly fright as 100 scarecrows complement the fall foliage of the Garden. Artists, families and businesses will design their own characters to display throughout the grounds.

It’s one of the best local Halloween traditions in Atlanta and it takes place in one of the city’s most eclectic neighborhoods. The parade starts at 4 p.m. with a ghastly display of decorated floats, cars bicycles and more carrying costumed characters, ghouls and even a zombie or two. Bring the family and come at noon for live music, an artist market and food vendors lining the streets.

OCT. 21 Little Five Points neighborhood www.l5phalloween.com

OCT. 4–29 Atlanta Botanical Garden www.atlantabg.org

THROUGH AUG. 26, 2018 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.

Part of the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. The Fox Theatre www.foxtheatre.org

SEPT. 5 Adrian Miller: The President’s Kitchen Cabinet. Reading and book signing.

Michael C. Carlos Museum www.carlos.emory.edu

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

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SEPT. 6

AJC Decatur Book Festival. More than 1,000 world-class authors gather in the historic downtown Decatur Square for book signings, readings, panel discussions, writing workshops and more. Decatur Square www.decaturbookfestival.com

SEPT. 1-3 Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival. Labor Day Weekend kicks off with the Friday Night Balloon Glow and continues with balloons in flight and tethered balloon rides. Callaway Gardens www.callawaygardens.com

SEPT. 1-4 Dragon Con. Sci-fi, fantasy, gaming and comic book characters take over downtown Atlanta at this annual gathering featuring a parade, workshops, autograph sessions, an art show, and more. Downtown Atlanta www.dragoncon.org

SEPT. 3 Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along.

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Taeyang 2017 World Tour. Popular Korean vocalist with an exotic voice. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre www.cobbenergycentre.com

SEPT. 8-9 ONE Musicfest. The Southeast’s largest annual urban progressive festival showcases an energetic lineup of next generation hip hop, reggae, alternative rock and soul, funk, EDM, trap, house and more. Tabernacle Atlanta and Lakewood Amphitheatre www.onemusicfest.com

SEPT. 8-9 Salute to American and the Arts. A two night celebration of visual, literary, culinary, and performing arts to raise scholarship funds for US military veterans and students in need.

and experience a wondrous world that inspires you to explore your senses, enveloped in light and nurtured by rain. Atlantic Station www.cirquedusoleil.com

SEPT. 16-JAN. 15, 2018 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

SEPT. 16-FEB. 4, 2018

Stone Mountain Park www.stonemountainpark.com

Lakewood Amphitheatre and Tabernacle Atlanta www.onemusicfest.com

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, from social media to tattoos to way-finding signage to fine art, fast moving consumer goods, clothing, household goods and decoration.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This musical retelling of the beloved medieval love story is performed by Theatrical Outfit.

Atlanta Braves Family Field Day. The whole family can participate in a wiffle ball game on the field, enjoy games in Hope & Will’s Sandlot and take home a T-shirt.

Museum of Design Atlanta www.museumofdesign.org

SEPT. 7-10 Yellow Daisy Festival. More than 400 artists from 33 states and two countries will offer artwork, crafted food items, handmade clothing, woven bags, folk art and much more, all to the beat of live music.

Balzer Theater at Herren’s www.theatricaloutfit.org

SEPT. 7-10 Scott Antique Market Show. The world’s largest indoor antique show is hosted every second weekend of each month with 3,500 exhibit booths. Atlanta Expo Center www.scottantiquemarket.com

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center www.callanwolde.org

SEPT. 8-9 ONE MusicFest. This art, music and food festival features acts ranging from hip hop and classic R&B to alternative.

SunTrust Park www.m.mlb.com/braves/ tickets/info/family-fieldday?partnerId=M13162I01T-DT81

SEPT. 14-NOV. 19 Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA. Discover LUZIA, where a waking dream transports you to an imaginary Mexico

SEPT. 16-17 Music Midtown. A two day outdoor festival that throws together the hottest performers in one weekend with Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, Blink-182, Future and Weezer, plus many more on two stages. Piedmont Park www.musicmidtown.com

SEPT. 19-OCT. 22 Charlotte’s Web. E.B. White’s award-winning tale of unlikely


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Atlanta Lantern Parade

Georgia A-Scary-Um

Join in the merriment as the parade kicks off the 2017 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition with lighted lanterns, spirited music and colorful lights along parts of the Atlanta BeltLine at night. Hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, visitors and locals can choose to watch the luminous sight from the sidelines or participate with their own version of glowing light. Lantern workshops are available before the parade, as well on Sept. 2, 3, 6 and 7. Walk the BeltLine at any time and see visual and folk art, sculptures, murals and other masterworks created by local artists.

The Aquarium will be a welcome fright during the month of October with trickor-treat stations throughout the galleries (Oct. 28) and Sips Under the Sea, an adult cocktail party (Oct. 27).

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Atlanta BeltLine

www.art.beltline.org/lantern-parade

Georgia Aquarium

www.georgiaaquarium.org

friendship will have you cheering, “Terrific, terrific, terrific!” Center For Puppetry Arts www.puppet.org

SEPT. 20-21 Million Dollar Quartet. Discover the true story of one unforgettable night that made rock’n’roll history. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre www.cobbenergycentre.com

SEPT. 20 Jimmy Webb: The Cake and the Rain: A Memoir. Reading and book signing. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

SEPT. 21-OCT. 1 North Georgia State Fair. Get ready for giant fun as you experience the carnival midway, attractions such as the racing pigs, Cowboy Woody and Lady Houdini, plus local talent, festival eats and a free concert series with paid admission featuring acts such as Colt Ford, Lauren Alaina and Trace Adkins. Jim R. Miller Park www.northgeorgiastatefair.com

SEPT. 22-24 Imagine Music Festival. Electronic dance music festival, featuring top EDM headliners, plus dazzling cirque acts, a gigantic splash pool and art space. Atlanta Motor Speedway www.imaginefestival.com

SEPT. 22-OCT. 29 Project Dawn. In this daring and vital tour de force, seven actresses double

as victims/participants in the sex trade. Horizon Theatre Company www.horizontheatre.com

SEPT. 23 Sandy Springs Festival. Enjoy two days of live music, art, a pet parade, chalk walk art competition, the Doug Kessler Sandy Springs Lightning, a children’s area and many art vendors. City of Sandy Springs www.heritagesandysprings.org

SEPT. 23-OCT. 1 The Reign of King Edward the Third. With Prince Edward III’s claim to the French throne, with events ensuing from talks of murder to battlefield fights.

modernist King brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. The Fox Theatre www.thefoxtheatre.org

SEPT. 28-OCT. 15 Boy. With humor and tenderness, Boy explores the tricky terrain of loving oneself and others amidst the confusion of gender identity as one very special young person simply yearns to be himself. Theatrical Outfit at Balzer Theatre at Herren’s www.theatricaloutfit.org

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SEPT. 23

Atlanta Greek Festival. The Atlanta Greek community opens its doors to the city with live music, shopping, gyros, flaming cheese, roast lamb, wine tastings, dancing and much more.

Brian Regan. Enjoy an evening of sharp, witty comedy under the stars at Chastain.

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation www.atlantagreekfestival.org

Chastain Park Amphitheatre www.chastainseries.com

SEPT. 29-OCT. 29

Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse www.shakespearetavern.com

SEPT. 24 Peppa Pig’s Surprise. The live show features new songs and life-size puppets depicting the beloved characters. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre www.cobbenergycentre.com

SEPT. 26-OCT. 1 The King and I. Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the

Pumpkin Festival. Games, storytelling, a pie eating contest and a dancealong parade are only part of the fun of this festival (Friday-Sunday). Stone Mountain Park www.stonemountainpark.com

SEPT. 30-OCT. 1 Candler Park Fall Festival. Featuring two days of music, more than 200 artists and vendors, Tour of Homes, 5K & Fun Run, Kidlandia and Atlanta’s best food trucks. Candler Park www.fallfest.candlerpark.org

OCT. 1 Sunday in the Park. The 38th annual Victorian-inspired festival will highlight living history demonstrations, Irish dancers, live music, tours and more. Oakland Cemetery www.oaklandcemetery.com

OCT. 1 Roswell Wine Festival. Take a stroll along Canton Street to sample wines from favorite participating restaurants and businesses. Historic Roswell www.roswellwinefestival.com

OCT. 2 Denise Kiernan: The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home. Reading and book signing. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

OCT. 4-7 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. The program will include live performances, shopping, reader’s theatre series, creative conference, and nightly celebrations. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center www.atlantabtf.org

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

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Boo at the Zoo

Netherworld Haunted House

Join the animals for treats throughout the zoo, costumed characters, displays throughout the grounds and the Zoo Boo Town. Costumes are optional but certainly not required for the fun.

Two new haunts will be featured this year in Atlanta’s freakiest scream factory: Primal Scream and Mr. Grendel’s Fun House of Horror. Primal Scream introduces visitors to The Cathedral of Bones, The Werewolves’ Wilderness, The Cavern of the Insects and many more terrifying rooms as guests weave their way through the maze of horrors in this main haunt. The second haunt — Mr. Grendel’s Fun House of Horror will introduce all who dare enter to creepy clowns, aliens and monsters as they wind through the dark passageways with 3D glasses. Be sure to catch this iconic scare destination one last time in the warehouse before it moves to a different location next year.

OCT. 21-22, 28-29

SEPT. 22-NOV. 5

Zoo Atlanta

Norcross, Ga. off I-85

www.zooatlanta.org

www.fearworld.com

OCT. 4

www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

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OCT. 24

Garry Wills: What the Qur’an Meant & Why It Matters. Reading and book signing.

OCT. 12-15

Stone Mountain Highland Games. Enjoy the best of Scottish culture with the sounds of bagpipes, fiddles and harps during the third weekend in October.

Richard Rothstein: The Color of Law. Reading and book signing.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

OCT. 6-29 Macbeth. Three witches meet Macbeth and Banquo with a prophecy that possibly sets in motion tragic events. Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse www.shakespearetavern.com

OCT.7 Atlanta Chili Cookoff. Taste Chili & Brunswick Stew from more than 75 restaurant and amateaur competition teams, plus live music and more. Brookhaven Park www.brookhavenchilicookoff.com

OCT. 7-8 Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival. Free festival that pays tribute to the four elements of hip hop and Atlanta’s contribution to hip hop as a whole. Woodruff Park www.atlantahiphopday.com

OCT. 7-8 A3C Festival. Thousands of hip-hop fans, artists and creatives from around the world gather to enjoy hip-hop music and culture. Georgia Freight Depot www.a3cfestival.com

Scott Antique Market Show. The world’s largest indoor antique show is hosted every second weekend of each month with 3,500 exhibit booths. Atlanta Expo Center www.scottantiquemarket.com

OCT. 13-15 Atlanta Pride Festival. Now in its 47th year, the festival brings 300,000 to experience the Pride Parade, marketplace and special events around the city. Piedmont Park and beyond www.atlantapride.org

OCT. 14

Brook Run Park www.theatlantakosherbbq.com

OCT. 22

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre www.cobbenergycentre.com

The Fox Theatre www.foxtheatre.org

OCT. 15

OCT. 24-NOV. 5

Harvest on the ’Hooch. Unique farm to table garden fest will allow you to enjoy samplings of local craft beers and wine, bluegrass music, games, and surprise farm guests.

The Three Little Pigs & More. Fantastic folk tales from around the world come to life with a menagerie of zany characters and a variety of puppetry styles.

Chattahoochee Nature Center www.chattnaturecenter.org

Center For Puppetry Arts www.puppet.org

OCT. 20-22

OCT. 24-29

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Historic Fourth Ward Park www.tasteofatlanta.com

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Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival. Join families, BBQ enthusiasts and festival goers for a fun filled day of finger lickin’ BBQ, cold refreshments, live music and more.

Trevor Noah. The Daily Show host will present an evening of comedy, new material and laughs.

Jennifer Lin: Shanghai Faithful. Reading and book signing.

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OCT. 22

David Sedaris. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers.

Taste of Atlanta. Check out one of Atlanta’s best food festivals in its new location with more than 90 restaurants showing off their best dishes, cooking demonstrations, talks and cocktails.

OCT. 9

Stone Mountain Park www.stonemountainpark.com

The Color Purple. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, this Tony Award-winning musical gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. The Fox Theatre www.foxtheatre.org

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

OCT. 27-29 Walker Stalker Con. Fun-filled weekend for all The Walking Dead and zombie fans, presenting panels from stars of The Walking Dead and other science fiction and horror genres. Georgia World Congress Center www.walkerstalkercon.com/atlanta

OCT. 28 Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo. Experience the city’s only kite festival with events for all ages, vendors and much more. Piedmont Park www.atlantaworldkitefestival.com

OCT. 29 Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). Enjoy traditional dancing, crafts, and authentic Mexican food and entertainment, as well as a display of altars honoring lost family and friends. Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com

FIND OUT MORE Looking for more Halloween events? Check out our roundup on page 20.


INSIDER INFO

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

CONCIERGE CORNER When visitors come to the city, it’s a good bet to find out information from our knowledgeable concierge friends. Claudia Mashburn, Chef Concierge at Atlanta Marriott Marquis and a member of Les Clefs d’Or, USA, gives us some tips. During the fall in Atlanta I tell our visitors to: Experience: I love our guests to experience

some of the fall festivals like Music Midtown, the Lantern Parade on the Altanta BeltLine, the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park (our guests always find something unique and fun to do on that weekend), the Pumpkin Festival also at Stone Mountain Park, Taste of Atlanta and the Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp. I hope you can catch one of the Atlanta United games. We have become a fan city for soccer and it is a wonderful experience. Buy: Sweet Auburn Curb Market for the specialty popcorn at Miss D’ New Orleans Style Candy. It’s one of a kind. The Merchant at Krog Street Market is a store where you can

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Chick-fil-A Kick Off Game - Alabama vs Florida State

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Chick-fil-A Kick Off Game - Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee

SEP. 12-14

GlassBuild America

SEP. 24-27

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

SEP. 25-28

North American Commercial Vehicle Show

SEP. 27-28

World Energy Engineering Congress

OCT. 14-25

ADA 2017 - America’s Dental Meeting

OCT. 23-25

MEDTRADE 2017

OCT. 4-5

BAI Beacon 2017

OCT. 8-11

American Public Transportation Association - 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

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VISITOR INFORMATION

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

HARTSFIELD-JACKSON ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: North Terminal

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.*

UNDERGROUND ATLANTA:

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

find a lot of unique decorative items! I love this place and typically can find some of the coolest collections in here. Dine at: Sotto Sotto in Inman Park is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. The Lawrence in Midtown: with each of the seasons they change a menu not only of food but drinks and you can always be surprised in a wonderful way. Cape Dutch is a South African steakhouse and a well-kept secret in Buckhead. South City Kitchen in Midtown or if you want to go sleek, there is one in Buckhead.

BIG SAVINGS ON TOP ATTRACTIONS 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. For 20 years, CityPASS has been the premier product for travelers who want to visit a destination’s most popular sights while enjoying significant savings. Buy your Atlanta CityPASS online today to get the lowest price. The prices are $75 + tax for adults and $59 + tax for children 3-12. Atlanta.net/citypass

SAME DAY, HALF-PRICE TICKETS! Want to see more for less money? AtlanTIX offers tickets to a wide variety of theater, music, dance and special performances happening across greater Atlanta, all at half-price! For more information call (404) 588-9890 or check online. AtlantaPerforms.com

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NEIGHBORHOODS

EXPLORE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

FALL FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

TASTE OF SOUL ATLANTA

ATLANTA RUNNING OF THE BULLS

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

BUCKHEAD

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 Fairlie-Poplar Historic District, with artist studios and more dining, and be sure to tour the Sweet Auburn District to explore Atlanta’s role in the civil rights movement.

Major venues, performances and changing exhibits keep locals and visitors coming back to Midtown, the center of Atlanta’s cultural scene. Once largely industrial, the West Midtown area is home to urban lofts, art galleries, music venues, retail shops, excellent restaurants and modern office space. Also here is Atlantic Station, a walkable neighborhood with an outdoor mall that combines shopping, dining and entertainment in a live and work design.

Atlanta’s most affluent area is full of mansions, luxury shopping and high-end restaurants.The area offers world-class accommodations and award-winning dining while The Shops Buckhead Atlanta encompasses six blocks of premium retail and dining destinations. Buckhead Village, where West Paces Ferry Road, Peachtree Road and Roswell Road all meet, and the Lindbergh area both have dining and retail as well.

WHILE YOU’RE DOWNTOWN DO THIS:

WHILE YOU’RE IN MIDTOWN DO THIS:

WHILE YOU’RE IN BUCKHEAD DO THIS:

ATLANTA BLUES & INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

ATLANTA RUNNING OF THE BULLS

FALL FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

Piedmont Park Oct. 7

Atlanta History Center Sept. 23

The Atlanta Blues & International Music Festival – A Window To The World will be a two day festival with food and artists from around the globe.

Come experience the excitement of the Pamplona Running of the Bulls with more glitter and less goring. The “bulls” in this event are our very own Atlanta Rollergirls.

www.atlantainternationalmusicfestival.com

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Explore Southern Foodways traditions with chef demonstrations and discussions in the open-hearth kitchen, plus basket weaving, woodworking, pottery, food preservation, candle dipping, local brews and Georgia folk musicians.

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Start the weekend right with bites from some favorite Atlanta food trucks on the Colony Square plaza from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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Taste of Soul Atlanta, is a free, festival that takes place in one of Atlanta’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Located at the foot of Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, this family festival celebrates soul and southern foods with live music, art and games. www.tasteofsoulatlanta.com

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The hippest area of town is arguably the Eastside with funky spots like the Old Fourth Ward, East Atlanta Village, Little Five Points and Virginia-Highland. In these neighborhoods, one will find boutiques, vintage clothing stores and locally owned eateries. Grant Park houses Zoo Atlanta and more local restaurants.

The Atlanta University Center, encompassing Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University and Spelman College, and West End areas are located here. The Goat Farm Arts Center resides on a 10-acre historic property in West Midtown and boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor performance spaces. Also in West Midtown, you’ll find the Westside Provisions District, an upscale shopping and dining destination whose boutiques and restaurants showcase the historic industrial architecture of the area.

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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Kirkwood Station Sept. 22 Sample wines from around the world as you visit the many shops, unique galleries and amazing restaurants that are making the neighborhood of Kirkwood a destination. www.kirkwoodwinestroll.com

ATLANTA GRILLED CHEESE FESTIVAL Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark Oct. 7 Restaurants from all over Atlanta will be serving up bites of melty, cheesy, goodness all day long for your tasting pleasure.

The Wren’s Nest Sept. 9 Close out summer in style with a garden party on the grassy knoll in the era of flapper dresses and boater hats. Enjoy period orchestras, lawn games, vintage paper moon photo sets and much more. www.dardanella.com

Hammond Park / Sandy Springs Sept. 30 Put on your lederhosen and join for Atlanta’s biggest German-themed party with cold beers, German food, live music and games. www.oktoberfestatl.com

JAPANFEST Infinite Energy Arena Sept. 16-17 JapanFest will feature musical performances including taiko drumming, J-Rock and J-Pop, and classical music, and also traditional and modern Japanese dance, and traditional Okinawan dance. www.japanfest.org

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Make a date with one of the best seasons in Atlanta and experience our much loved annual festivals and events. Savvy locals plan their calendars well in advance to work in as many events as possible. Here are some highlights. BY LIESL MERKEL Labor Day weekend means different things in different cities, but in Atlanta, it simply means that you’ll see a ton of Stormtroopers, a few Hobbits, superhero characters and any other imaginable cosplay variation on the streets downtown as Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally-known pop culture, fantasy, science fiction and gaming convention settles in for the weekend. Five hotels — Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hilton Atlanta, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta Marriott Marquis and Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel — will host more than 3,000 hours of film, television, art, music and gaming Sept. 1-4, with the new addition of cash-prize eSports tournaments this year. Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey and Stan Lee of Marvel Comics head the celebrity attendee list, joined by William Shatner, Karl Urban, Matt Smith, Ming-Na Wen, Alex Kingston, John Barrowman, Michael Rooker, Nathan Fillion and Peter Mayhew. Returning for 2017 is the Kids Gaming Adventure and an expanded installation of Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator. The Dragon Con Parade, a bucket list item for Atlantans, will start on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. www.dragoncon.org If visiting one of the top three arts and craft shows in the nation is on your fall checklist, then you’ve come to the right place. The Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park on Sept. 7-10 fits that bill, with more than 400 artists from

33 states and two countries. Stroll the paths of the park’s special events area as vendors are lined through the trees selling artwork, crafted food items, handmade clothing, woven bags, folk art and much more, all to the beat of live music. Check out the children’s area, save room for festival food and catch a few demonstrations throughout the day. www.stonemountainpark.com Get ready for two days of nonstop music Sept. 8-9 at the Southeast’s largest annual urban progressive festival, which showcases an energetic lineup of next generation hip hop, reggae, alternative rock and soul, funk, EDM, trap, house and more. Start on Friday night at The Tabernacle with the ONE Musicfest Kickoff Party where attendees will groove to Thundercat, Noname, J.I.D and Ari Lennox. Then Saturday, head to Lakewood Amphitheatre for 11 hours of music. DJs and live performances will start early and carry on all day. Take a break and visit one of the 20 Atlanta food trucks and grab a beverage before settling back in for another round of incredible sounds. As their website proudly mentions: “Whatever nonsense was on your calendar, go on ahead and delete it. You don’t want to miss what we have in store!” www.onemusicfest.com Another Atlanta-grown tradition is Music Midtown, a two day outdoor festival in Piedmont Park Sept. 16-17

that throws together the hottest performers and new faces in one of the city’s premier green spaces. Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, Blink-182, Future and Weezer top the list that also includes Atlanta-grown Collective Soul, the Strumbellas, Judah & the Lion and others to make up more than 30 acts. Take time out for food and drink at one of the many booths in the area, or upgrade to a VIP Experience or Super VIP Experience, which involves air conditioning, complimentary beer, wine and concessions, and private restrooms. Two box offices are located on 12th Street and 10th Street. Need to decompress after the show? Take a walk to one of the many midtown restaurants surrounding the park and compare stories with friends. www.musicmidtown.com Pick a weekend this fall and head to Stone Mountain Park for some family merriment. The Pumpkin Festival Sept. 29-Oct. 29 (Friday-Sunday) shows off one of the city’s favorite attractions with seasonal games and even a pie eating contest. Spookley the favorite square pumpkin hosts Spookley’s Funtastic Kid’s Carnival with inflatables, boardwalk games and treats. Rest your feet at Adventure Tales Storytelling (obviously, “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” will be told) and then join Spookley during the DanceA-Long Party Parade. If you have time, Continued on page 16

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knock out some of the year-round attractions at Stone Mountain such as the Summit Skyride to the top of the mountain, SkyHike and Adventure Golf. www.stonemountainpark.com The 47th annual Atlanta Pride celebration Oct. 13-15 is highlighted by the Atlanta Pride Parade on Sunday at 12 p.m. Join the rest of the onlookers and celebrate the largest Pride celebration in the southeast by lining Peachtree Street in Midtown and surrounding streets to watch as colorful floats, cars and bands flow into Piedmont Park, where the parade ends at the Marketplace. Other events on the weekend roster include the Kickoff Party on Friday at the Georgia Aquarium which

includes an open bar, light bites, a DJ and a private viewing area; the Trans March on Saturday, promoting visibility of the Trans community; and the Dyke March, also on Saturday, dedicated to the empowerment of the women of Atlanta and beyond. The Marketplace in Piedmont Park will go on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. www.atlantapride.org For a taste (literally) of Atlanta’s dining and drinking scene, make sure you experience Taste of Atlanta Oct. 20-22 in its new home at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Celebrating 16 years, Taste of Atlanta’s weekend events include a “Sweet 16” soiree, hosted by Jonathan and Justin Fox of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, a true local favorite, on Friday, Oct. 20.

Saturday and Sunday host tents representing more than 200 tastes of food, wine, cocktails and craft beer from more than 90 hot Atlanta restaurants. Participating restaurants so far include Seven Lamps, Ticonderoga Club, Le Bilboquet, The General Muir, Canoe, 5Church, Woody’s Cheesesteaks and many more. Upgrade to a VIP Grand Tasting Experience that includes exclusive drinks and bites in a VIP area. Take a breather from all that tasting for chef demonstrations, panels and music, all right off one of Atlanta’s coolest features: the Atlanta BeltLine. www.tasteofatlanta.com Left to right: One Musicfest; Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival; and the Atlanta Pride celebration and Parade

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welcomes visitors from around the world. Historic tours, river fun, nature trails, arts, theatre, breweries and culinary delights mix with over 20 Free & Fun things to do, making Roswell intriguing and affordable.

Roswell boasts the only Southern Trilogy Tour in the Southeast. Stand on the very spot where President Theodore Roosevelt’s parents exchanged their wedding vows in 1853. Explore the only antebellum public garden in the greater Atlanta area. Be charmed by stories of sisters who, during the Civil War, wrote their soldier brothers to ask about Savannah fashion trends.

Roswell’s Craft Brewery scene, a Bourbon Bar, and award-winning wine lists make sipping a pleasure.

Stroll lush trails along the Chattahoochee River or explore this waterway by canoe, kayak or raft. The Old Mill Park interpretive trail leads to the waterfall and the Vickery Creek Covered Pedestrian Bridge. Visit Chattahoochee Nature Center with over 127 acres of natural wonders.

Roswell Ghost Tours are known as metro Atlanta’s best and are led by paranormal investigators.

Roswell Visitors Center, 617 Atlanta Street, Roswell, GA Take a moment to view the video, enjoy the exhibits about Roswell’s early mill industry, and pick up printed materials that will enhance your visit (all free of charge). For additional information or a list of all the FREE & FUN Activities: www.visitroswellga.com or 770-640-3253; 800-776-7935.

Roswell overflows with culinary excellence you will not find anywhere else, with over 200 independently owned restaurants.


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FILM IN ATLANTA “The Hunger Games,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Avengers” and Tyler Perry’s “Madea” all have one thing in common – each is among the hundreds of films and television programs filmed in Georgia each year. Dubbed the “Hollywood of the South,” Atlanta takes top billing for film and television production thanks to competitive tax incentives, location diversity, a moderate climate, state-of-the-art film studios and production facilities, professional support and ease of access via Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. When visiting Atlanta, it’s easy to stumble upon a movie or television film crew … just look for the bright yellow signs.

FILM FACTS destination for film production with 17 of the top-100 grossing movies filmed here. • Atlanta boasts three annual film festivals showcasing new and emerging talent from around the world: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the world’s largest Jewish film festival and Atlanta’s largest film festival; BronzeLens Film Festival, showcasing people of color on both sides of the camera; and the Academy Award-qualifying Atlanta Film Festival with more than 27,000 attendees.

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Atlanta Movie Tours feeds the zombie frenzy with four tours dedicated to “The Walking Dead.” Victory Tour captures the real-life sites of “The Hunger Games” series while the Hero Tour transports fans to locations in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Best of Atlanta Tour, offering something for everyone, is jam-packed with location visits and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories Nelson Street bridge: “The Walking Dead” [www.atlantamovietours.com]. The Atlanta History Center takes fans of “The Hunger Games” inside the home used as General Snow’s mansion in “Catching Fire,” “Mockingjay Part 1” and “Mockingjay Part 2.” In the Behind the Scenes: Swan House Tour, tour the stately Swan House and visit a gallery of photos and props from the three films [www.atlantahistorycenter.com].

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• Uma Thurman, Scarlett Johansson, robert Downey Jr., Sacha Baron Cohen and Samuel L. Jackson at Umi • Ashton kutcher and Mila kunis at The original el Taco • robert De Niro, Dwayne “The rock” Johnson, Naomi Harris, Malin Akerman and Warner Bros. Ceo kevin Tsujihara at yebo Beach Haus • Amy Adams and Chris Hemsworth at Hard rock Atlanta • Mark-Paul Gosselaar at Sublime Doughnuts • Dwayne Johnson at zoo Atlanta • robert Downey Jr, Chadwick Boseman and Big Sean at the High Museum of Art Scarlett Johansson

• The Divergent Series • Hidden Figures • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 • Baby Driver • Family Feud • Spider-Man: Homecoming

• Captain America: Civil War • Stranger Things • Walking Dead • Tyler Perry’s The Haves and Have Nots

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Q&A WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Francis Jalbert is the show publicist for Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA - A waking dream of Mexico. He was last in Atlanta in 2012 for Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM. In the last five years, he has been traveled all over the world with the company and is looking forward to returning to Atlanta this fall. Atlanta Now asked him a few questions about the show, as well as what he and the crew will do while in Atlanta.

daring leaps executed. Jaw-dropping highlights include a Guinness World Record holder juggling seven pins at breakneck speeds, a male contortionist skillfully twisting his body in the world’s most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of a cenote (natural sinkhole), and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulations.

What sets LUZIA apart from other Cirque du Soleil shows? With each production, we try to go back to the blank page and bring new ideas to the table to surprise our audience. We succeeded nicely with LUZIA of taking traditional and contemporary circus disciplines to a completely different level artistically or acrobatically to make our audiences discover them in a whole new light. A Cyr Wheel artist performs the unprecedented feat of rolling and spinning under the rain, while an aerialist suspended from a Trapeze flies and twirls through pouring showers. Hoop Diving is taken onto gigantic treadmills, expanding exponentially the speed and amount of

When you come to Atlanta, where do you like to go? We’re big soccer fans, there’s even a soccer act in our show, so I definitely want to catch an Atlanta United game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. I enjoy the outdoors so I’m looking forward to spending days off at Piedmont Park or exploring the Atlanta BeltLine. We also love to do road trips on double darks (two-day week-ends) and are looking forward to go explore Georgia.

What should visitors expect when they come to see LUZIA? Without sounding cliché, the audience should expect the unexpected; LUZIA is filled with surprises that unfold one after the other in front of the eyes of the audience members. The stage, the costumes and the props create a surreal atmosphere for each of the unique acrobatic disciplines we are featuring. As the show is inspired loosely by the tradition and modernity of Mexico, we are taking the audience with each scene to a completely different setting, from a field of flowers to a movie set or an arid desert. Spectators feel like they are literally traveling around without leaving their seat for two and a half hours. Have you had a great meal anywhere in Atlanta that you would recommend? I had a great dinner at Empire State South and the rooftop view at Whiskey Blue was awesome so I would recommend both. Most of the cast and crew have never visited the South, so experiencing soul food will definitely be on our bucket list.

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Spooky Walk-N-Wag at Six Flags Over Georgia’s Fright Fest

FRIGHT FEST Show up at the park for thrills during the day and chills at night. Terrifying nightmares start with eight scare zones, five haunted mazes and three shows to celebrate the year’s spookiest season. The popular Spooky Walk-N-Wag Dog Halloween Walk (Oct. 14) allows furry friends into the park for a one mile course (with watering stations) and then a costume parade follows. Other daytime events include a Costume Party for ages 12 and under in Bugs Bunny Boomtown, the Trick or Treat Trail, and much more.

Don’t look now but it’s starting to feel like Halloween around these parts. The month of October is filled with ghastly sights and creepy decor at most every attraction around town. Visit these places for ultimate seasonal scares.

Sept. 23-Oct. 29 Six Flags Over Georgia www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia

OCTOBER AT THE ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN In addition to Scarecrows in the Garden during October, where scarecrows decorated by business and nonprofit organizations line the Garden, Fest-of-Ale allows visitors to view the scarecrows on Thursday evenings by flashlight from 5-10 p.m. This beer fest also features specialty ales and live music and on Oct. 26, you’ll also find the Great

Pumpkin-Carving Contest. Harvest themed activities will be available on the weekends for kids and on Sunday, Oct. 22, kids in costume (and those without) are invited for Goblins in the Garden with storytelling and the Ride-On Train. October Atlanta Botanical Garden www.atlantabg.org

THE GHASTLY DREADFULS Fun for the living and the dead, the band is back and they’re alive — or are they? Watch as the merry specters weave stories, dance and sing in a creepy jamboree. The Ghastly Ghathering pulls the Ghastly Dreadfuls out from their grave for one night (Oct. 7) with dancing, music, appetizers and a cash bar, and attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. Oct. 11-28 Center for Puppetry Arts www.puppet.org

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“It’s the most elaborate Haunted House in America, and it makes Hollywood Creature-Features look like Bambi”

Walk the eerie trails throughout the gardens and haunted historic houses and find a family friendly, turn of the century carnival, as well as food and beverages for purchase. Oct. 20 Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com

FRIGHT NIGHT Fernbank’s annual adults-only night in the museum features a DJ, costume contest, libations and small plates, as well as more frighteningly fun activities. Ages 21 and over. Oct. 27 Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org

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There will be trick-or-treat stations throughout the museum and Fernbank’s mascot, Giggy A. Dinosaur will be there to greet young visitors. Oct. 28 Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org

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TOUR OF SOUTHERN GHOSTS This annual tradition around the lamplit Historic Square grounds features storytellers spinning yarns about famous and not-so-famous southern ghosts. Each night of the week offers a different cast of storytellers with new collection of stories. Oct. 13-29 Stone Mountain Park www.stonemountainpark.com

HALLOWEEN HIKES Take your child on a well-lit hike through the forest to meet woodland creatures and hear about their lives. Meet costumed characters including everyone’s favorites, the Box Turtle and Dragonfly during your hike. It’s the perfect non-scary alternative to traditional Halloween events. Oct. 20-21 Chattahoochee Nature Center www.chattnaturecenter.org

GHOST TOURS Get ready for a chilling scare with spooky tours around the cities of Lawrenceville, Roswell, Marietta and Decatur. Hear chilling tales by master storytellers featuring real historic figures and alleged haunted places, some including antebellum homes, streets and cemeteries. Check websites for times and places for each city www.scarystroll.com roswellghosttour.com ghostsofmarietta.com www.decaturghosttour.com — LM

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL BONANZA! Ready for some college football action? Atlanta has you covered with these fabulous fall events. BY WENDY BOWMAN The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will compete in this year’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games.

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first game at Georgia State also will be the Panthers’ first at Georgia State Stadium, as the former Turner Field has been transformed into the home of GSU football. The Panthers will christen Georgia State Stadium by hosting Tennessee State Aug. 31. The inaugural season in the new venue also features a visit from Conference USA foe Memphis Sept. 30, the The coveted Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl trophy annual Homecoming gold); the Hall of Fame Day game Sept. 23 game against Troy Oct. 21 and a Thursday against Pittsburgh (with the newest class of night, nationally-televised game against the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame honored Sun Belt Conference team South Alabama at halftime); a Whiteout game Sept. 30 versus Oct. 26. Georgia State returns quarterback longtime Atlantic Coast Conference rival North Conner Manning, who led the Sun Belt Carolina (with all fans requested to wear Conference in passing white); and Homecoming Oct. 21 against yards per game, and Wake Forest. all-conference receiver www.ramblinwreck.com Penny Hart. Defensively, the Panthers’ strength is IT’S A CELEBRATION a secondary that features Coming up later, the 2017 Air Force Reserve one of the best cornerback Celebration Bowl once again will be televised tandems in the Sun Belt in live on ABC and serve as the opener to the senior Chandon Sullivan college football bowl season. The postseason and junior Jerome Smith. bowl game kicks off at noon on Dec. 16 in the The top playmakers among Mercedes-Benz Stadium, pitting the champion the front seven are junior of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference against outside linebacker Michael The Georgia State Panthers will welcome fans to the new Georgia the champion of the Southwestern Athletic Shaw and senior defensive State Stadium this season. Conference. Presented by the ESPN, the end Mackendy Cheridor. LOCAL UNIVERSITY ACTION bowl game showcases the best of Historically www.GeorgiaStateSports.com The Georgia State University (GSU) football Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) program enters its eighth season of play with a tradition and legacy and crowns a HBCU Meanwhile, head to Bobby Dodd Stadium new stadium, a new coach and a new attitude. football champion. Don’t miss all of the special for a quartet of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Head coach Shawn Elliott takes the reins of activities surrounding the game, including VIP games versus teams that advanced to postthe Panthers, bringing 20 years of experience and family events, a fan experience, tailgate season play last season. Coming up: a in winning programs as an assistant coach at festivities and community outreach. “Goldout” game versus Jacksonville State South Carolina and Appalachian State. Elliott’s www.TheCelebrationBowl.com Sept. 9 (with all fans are encouraged to wear

This year’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games feature exciting prime-time match-ups between the Florida State Seminoles and Alabama Crimson Tide Sept. 2, and the Tennessee Volunteers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Sept. 4. Both matchups are set for 8 p.m., in what will be the first college football games ever played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Don’t miss all of the game-date festivities at the nearby Georgia World Congress Center, including the FanZone Presented by Coca-Cola from 3-7 p.m. both days — with interactive games, sponsor attractions, pep rallies, team walks and more — as well as Tailgate Town Saturday from noon-8 p.m. and Monday from 3-8 p.m. Also, be sure to check out special fan prices at the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience. www.chick-fil-akickoffgame.com

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home tours and an amazing kids area, this festival is a great way to celebrate the sights and smells of autumn. Tot Spot at Atlantic Station Tuesdays through Sept. 26 Every Tuesday bring your littles down to Atlantic Station for a morning filled with fun adventures, surprise visitors from places like Zoo Atlanta or the Center for Puppetry Arts, face painters, storytellers and more.

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Save money and still have fun at one of these free and cheap family-friendly events in Atlanta this fall. 6th Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival Oct. 28 Head to Piedmont Park for kite flying, face painting, music and food trucks. Keep an eye on the website as events are added. Candler Park Fall Festival Sept. 30 through Oct. 1 Candler Park’s Fall Festival is a can’t-miss event for fall in the greater Atlanta area. Featuring more than 200 arts and crafts booths, in addition to music, food trucks,

Pin Trading at Hard Rock Cafe Second Sunday of the month Join other pin traders for Hard Rock’s monthly pin trading event. Attendees enjoy food, drink, raffles and access to exclusive pins. Outside Skills Day Sept. 17 Expect canoeing, camping, cooking and more. Spend the afternoon learning some basic outdoor skills at Chattahoochee Nature Center. General admission is $10. Grilled Cheese Festival Oct. 7 Who said grilled cheese? Yum! Restaurants from all over the city will be serving up savory bites of these ooey, gooey, cheesy treats all day. Try a few or try them all and then vote for the best grilled cheese in Atlanta. In addition,

there will be frosty brews, live entertainment, contests and activities throughout the day. Located at Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park. Cost is $12. Sunday Fundays at The Rock Ranch Sundays in October Spend a seriously fun day at The Rock Ranch. Enjoy all the attractions, from pony rides and zip lines to Tiny Town and the petting zoo. Don’t forget the corn maze and to pick your Halloween pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. You can also enjoy a good Southern meal and fun shopping in the gift shop to round out your adventure. General admission is $13. Check out our list for an ongoing list of free and fun things to do at Atlanta.net. — Joleen Pete

HOW TO HAVE AN ACTIONPACKED ADVENTURE DAY IN ATLANTA Enjoy parks and trails for hiking, biking and running, and then be sure to hit these renowned dining spots and coveted craft breweries around the city.

Fuel up at Condesa Coffee. Start your journey with a jolt at Condesa Coffee’s flagship location in the Old Fourth Ward beneath the Tribute Lofts, at the corner of Freedom

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Parkway and Boulevard, where you’ll be smack-dab in a stupendous city view of the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site and Jackson Street Bridge. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t miss the made-fromscratch syrups. Hit the trails. Enter Freedom Park near the iconic Homage to King steel sculpture and continue along the paved PATH trail, passing by stunning, towering sculptures — it’s Atlanta’s designated Art Park — until you hit North Highland Avenue, where you can connect to the Eastside BeltLine trail. The combined stretch serves up the epitome of an urban outdoor experience, running through several in-town neighborhoods dotted with innovative street art, tree-lined bridges, industrial architecture, the Old Fourth Ward skate park and more. Get your grub along the BeltLine. Retrace your path back to mile marker 9.25 at John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, where you can hop off to fill up at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall. Brunch kicks off right at your arrival time at this campsite-themed spot, which boasts a tasty selection of twists on the classics. There’s the fried oyster Benedict plus the Nashville hot chicken biscuit and fish-n-grits, all of them top-notch choices to fill up on while taking a beat on Ladybird’s expansive patio. Conquer the Silver Comet Trail. Only about a half-hour drive northwest of your brunch bonanza is an ideal entry to the Silver Comet Trail, built on historic abandoned rail lines spanning a total of 61.5 miles from Smyrna to the Georgia-Alabama state line. While it’s generally a leisurely 2-percent grade throughout, pedaling the whole stretch is a bit ambitious — but adventure-seeking cyclists will certainly love to test their stamina trying. Begin at the Floyd Road Trailhead, where Silver Comet Cycles is at your service for rentals, repairs and sales, and see just how C far you can get.

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chill-out. Just south of the center is Lake Clara Meer, offering a picturesque view of the skyline from a calming, seemingly faraway vantage point. Find shade in the nearby gazebo or make your way to the rolling meadow, where you can stretch out for a relaxing bit of sunbathing. Either spot — and tons of others — make great locales for pop-up picnics while catching the setting sun. You can even go for an all-out barbecue using one of the numerous on-site grills located throughout the park. Before you head out, try squeezing in a little more action. Walk or run the 2.5-mile Piedmont Park Loop circling the lake, take a self-guided woods and groves tree tour or head to the bocce ball court for competitive group fun.

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Unwind at one of Atlanta’s best brewpubs. The Wrecking Bar Brewpub stands out not only for its home-brewed selections and craft beer connoisseur favorites, but also for its architecture. The late-Victorian design of its restored historic building, with its grandiose circular entryway and tall white columns, makes for an extravagant jaw-dropper of a watering hole. Dinner fare at the Inman Park staple is impressive, too. Count on the juiciest of strip steaks, plus creative sausages fused with kale or made with shrimp. Wrecking Bar is also a boon to vegetarians, offering up daily specials made with produce grown at the 63-acre Wrecking Bar Farm in Loganville. Wash it all down with one of the daily on-deck selections, from wood-aged brews to IPAs, stouts and everything in between. Ready for bed. Beautiful, opulent boutique hotels aren’t hard to come by in Atlanta, but if you’re looking for an outside-the-box overnight option, a few undeniable gems have popped up in recent years. The modern but colorfully kitschy Urban Oasis is one of those — aptly named, considering its outdoor hot tub and lap pool. With its super-close proximity to the BeltLine factored in, the four bedrooms at this Inman Park loft book up fast. If you can’t snag a stay there, no worries: Just look to historic Grant Park, where you’ll find a cozy farm-style experience at The Social Goat Bed and Breakfast. In the main house — a Queen Anne Victorian homestead built in 1900 — choose from several second-floor rooms, or opt for the spacious converted attic. For extra privacy, you can shack up in the adjacent one-bedroom, one-bath carriage house, or just across the street at the larger Hog Heaven House. Whichever snug-and-homey setting you choose, you won’t be alone: The Social Goat is also home to actual goats, as well as fish and turkeys. Naturally, there are chickens also; they provide the fresh eggs you’ll enjoy for breakfast. Get a good night’s sleep — there’s plenty more to do tomorrow. — Originally written by RootsRated for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau


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RESTAURANTS SHAKE UP THE CRAFT COCKTAIL SCENE Atlanta restaurants are shaking, swizzling and stirring up innovative craft cocktails along with amazing food this fall. Delve into our sampling of foodie and cocktail hotspots around the city. BY KAREN LOPEZ GLENN’S KITCHEN Glenn’s Kitchen, located downtown just steps from the Centennial Olympic Park District, satisfies diners with comfort food with a Southern flair. New for fall is the slow-roasted beef short rib joined by carrot purée and cauliflower “elote.” Menu favorite coastal shrimp and grits tops locally ground grits with shrimp, white wine, butter, okra, roasted tomatoes and andouille sausage. For a sweet finish, indulge in coconut cornbread cake made from the chef’s family recipe. Pleasers from the cocktail menu include the Glenntini made with Old Fourth Ward vodka, lemon, tea-infused simple syrup, peach puree and 18.21 Earl Grey bitters and the Southern-

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inspired Peach in Time Old-Fashioned melding Cooper’s Craft bourbon with peach purée and soda and topped with a thyme sprig garnish. www.glennskitchenatl.com

HOLEMAN AND FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE Pledging allegiance to rock ’n’ roll, cocktails and charcuterie, Holeman and Finch Public House in Buckhead offers a rotating menu of adventurous and innovative dishes from executive chef Spencer Gomez along with contemporary twists on classic cocktails led by Stephen Racheff. Gomez’s menu delivers on the restaurant’s “whole animal, whole vegetable” philosophy with standouts

such as Georgia royal red shrimp toasts topped with tomato, bacon and a spicy creole sauce; pork belly confit; and Ashley’s lettuces topped with fresh fried oysters and Caesar dressing. Cocktail highlights include the 6-one-9 of Cimarron tequila, lime juice, orgeat, Pedro Ximénez, allspice dram, tiki bitters and Plantation Pineapple rum float; Beatrix Kiddo kicked up with Banhez mezcal, pineapple, lime, Yellow Chartreuse, habanero agave and orange bitters; and the Don Corleone of Dickel Rye, CioCiaro, ginger, honey, lemon and Orinoco bitters. www.holeman-finch.com

JCT. KITCHEN & BAR Chef and restaurateur Ford Fry’s lively JCT. Kitchen & Bar in West Midtown has a harvest of fall menu and cocktail pairings from executive chef Brian Horn and beverage manager Eduardo Porto Carreiro. Raking through the menu, diners will find hickory


Clockwise from top left: Gunshow’s Toasted Old-fashioned; the Farmer Tom’s Collins at JCT. Kitchen & Bar; fried oyster small plate at Holeman & Finch Public House; the eponymous Glentini at Glenn’s Kitchen; pork belly plate at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails; and Southern Art & Boubon Bar’s small plate of fried green tomatoes

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roasted Heritage pork chop that pairs well with “Off the Trail” mixing Applejack brandy, Amaro, dry vermouth and walnut bitters. “Norfolk Southern” combines Bulleit bourbon with Lillet Blanc, Giffards’ White Cacao and lemon and befriends the restaurant’s Mississippi rabbit served with salt-roasted potato and turnip. The gin, Tawny Port and orange of the cocktail Above Board brings out the flavor of clothbound cheddar-filled pasta while the shaved apple and cucumber salad saddles up nicely to Farmer Tom’s Collins. www.jctkitchen.com

in Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition, Wampler also pours a sinful El Diablito of tequila resposado, lemon, cassis, ginger and bitters and a flavorful allspice daiquiri with blackstrap rum, lime and allspice — all refreshing segues to Livingston’s dinner menu boasting small bites of duck confit sliders with cranberry jam and entrées of Delmonico steak with Parmesan truffle Yukon potato wedges and Low Country seafood boil. www.livingstonatlanta.com www.proofandprovision.com

SOUTHERN ART & BOURBON BAR LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT + BAR AND EDGAR’S PROOF & PROVISION Spiked with bourbon and frothy with egg whites, the Billy B. Fizz is just one of the many creative masterpieces from head mixologist James Wampler at Livingston Restaurant + Bar and Edgar’s Proof & Provision in the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel. A three-time finalist

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Beef jerky and booze? What’s not to love? Despite the bar’s humble description, this South African hangout at Ponce City Market in the Old Fourth Ward offers upscale cocktails with ingredients you may have never even heard of. Try the bar’s namesake cocktail, the Biltong Dry Cocktail, made with London gin, Caperitif, French vermouth and Boker’s Bitters. If you prefer wine or beer to spirits, you’ll find an exotic selection of each, including such colorfully named bottles as Off Color Bare Bear (Finnish-style sahti), 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon (witbier) or Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break (IPA). While you sip, do as the (South African) locals do and snack on some Biltong — South African style air-dried jerky. Or if you’re hungry for more than a bite of jerky, the bar also has an interesting offering of snacks, salads, sandwiches and plates. Try an order of Bunny Chow, a popular and tasty South African dish that contains absolutely no bunnies. www.biltongbar.com — Eryn March

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Princess Antebellum, strong with Four Roses Barrel Strength, Aperol, Fernet-Branca and peach bitters, and the perfect sidekick to Smith’s buttermilk fried chicken — a dish that has garnered praise from Atlantans and A-listers like Oprah Winfrey and Lady Gaga. A small plate of fried green tomatoes with bacon goat cheese joins Volstead spiked with High West Double Rye while Georgia shrimp and grits with house-made andouille takes the bite out of the White Manhattan spiked with moonshine and Luxardo Maraschino. www.southernart.com

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GUNSHOW Inspired by Chinese dim sum and Brazilian churrascaria-style dining, the menu at Gunshow, chef Kevin Gillespie’s highly acclaimed restaurant in Glenwood Park, rotates weekly with dishes presented à la carte on rolling carts and trays for enthusiastic diners. One staple – the warm old-fashioned banana pudding reminiscent of the holiday dessert made by Gillespie’s great grandmother — is always a crowd-pleaser, creamy with sliced bananas and vanilla pudding atop pound cake and peaked with golden meringue. Scope out cocktail cart conductor Mercedes O’Brien for a toasted old-fashioned warm with bourbon, bitters, burnt sugar, brûléed cinnamon and flamed orange. www.gunshowatl.com

WHITE OAK KITCHEN & COCKTAILS In downtown, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails lures guests with contemporary Southern cuisine and an impeccable craft cocktail program. Enjoy a respite with the signature seasonal lemonade in a jar as the waning days of summer move to fall. WOKC seasonal Revel in fall menu and lemonade cocktail pairings such as the Indian Summerinspired pork belly plate comprised of roasted carrots, bacon butter braised chanterelles and an earthy carrot dashi purée joined by The Old Peachtree spiked with 1816 Chattanooga Whiskey and hints of peach and smoked rosemary. Beignets laden with Brunswick, Ga. rock shrimp and served with local pickled veggies pair nicely with The Stillhouse, combining 1816 Chattanooga Whiskey, grapefruit juice and basil simple syrup while the fruity blackberry sage old fashioned tames the bold flavors of chef de cuisine Christian Perez’s coffee- and ancho chili-rubbed steak. www.whiteoakkitchen.com


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IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE You don’t have to wait until happy hour to find top shelf cocktails in Atlanta. The city’s restaurants and bars are populated with scores of highly skilled mixologists ready to take your imbibing to the next level. Hit one of these spots for something truly out of the ordinary.

BAR MARGOT Named after Margot Tenenbaum of indie director Wes Anderson’s cult film “The Royal Tenenbaums,” midtown’s Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta is home to the hip, unpretentious Bar Margot. There you will find an outstanding small-batch spirits menu and a selection of craft cocktails including the Royal Antidote, made with vodka, Bénédictine, pomegranate caviar and sparkling wine. If you find yourself in need of something to eat, the bar is open for lunch through late night with amazing chefdriven menus that change to reflect the time of day. www.barmargotatl.com

head skylines as you partake of a 13th Floor, made with Great King Artist Series Scotch, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc and lemon, and don’t overlook the delicious seasonal menu focused on shared plates. Adventurous types may choose to grab the restaurant’s Picnic Basket and step out into Skyline Park, a Coney Islandstyle amusement park which also resides on the Ponce City Market’s rooftop. www.9milestation.com These hot spots tend to fill up quickly — reservations are strongly recommended at several of these establishments. Please see each restaurant’s website for details. — EM

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THE MERCURY Feeling nostalgic? Don Draper would be right at home at this midcentury masterpiece. Inspired by the culture of the 1960s, this Ponce City Market establishment bills itself as “a cocktail-focused, classic American eatery.” In addition to lunch and dinner, the restaurant features a lounge which offers a pared down menu as well as Sunday brunch with a la carte entrees or the fabulous “bottomless brunch.” Naturally everything should be accompanied with one of their classic cocktails — a Whiskey Sour or French 75 for example — or try one of their “suggested” cocktails such as The Commodore, made with rye whiskey, vermouth, amaro and garnished with a cherry. www.themercuryatl.com

NINE MILE STATION Another stop should include Nine Mile Station, perched atop the roof of Ponce City Market. Although it calls itself an elevated beer garden, the restaurant offers a respectable menu of classically prepared cocktails. Take in views of the downtown, midtown and Buck-

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DONETTO Friday night, make sure to stop by this new Italian restaurant’s setup. Donetto is in the Indigo Road restaurant group alongside the notable Oak Steakhouse, O-ku and Colletta.

4RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE Inside a refurbished old fire station on the West side of town stands a new barbeque joint. 4Rivers Smokehouse hails from Florida and is known for their brisket that is aged for 30 days before smoking.

HATTIE B’S HOT CHICKEN Hattie B’s is opening their first Atlanta

Guys’ craveable Mediterranean cuisine all day Saturday and Sunday of the festival.

TODD ENGLISH TAVERN Todd English is an Atlanta native who took a lot of his career up north and now is back down south to serve some of his best upgraded pub fare at The Battery. If you didn’t make it to the restaurant before baseball season ended, make your way to the tasting tent Saturday and Sunday.

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location off Moreland Avenue (2 locations currently in Nashville and 1 other is in Birmingham). This brand is known for their signature Hot Chicken Sandwich. ITaste their Hot Chicken and other delicious menu items both Saturday and Sunday in the main festival.

PUBLIC SCHOOL 404 This school-themed joint opened on the West side over the summer and the restaurant is ready to take on Taste of Atlanta all day Saturday. Their menu features a new take on school inspired favorites like mac n cheese with potato chips crumbled on top or Bacon Cheddar Tater Tots with Sriracha ketchup.

HALAL GUYS New to the Atlanta neighborhood, Halal Guys has already maintained a steady line around the block for their food. Taste Halal

HAWKERS ASIAN STREET FARE As titled, Hawkers serves Asian street food and they are bringing their flavorful dishes to debut Saturday and Sunday of Taste of Atlanta. The restaurant’s story began in Florida and Atlanta will be their first location in the state. Love this list of restaurants? Taste them all at Taste of Atlanta 2017! The three-day festival will be held at Historic Fourth Ward Park across from Ponce City Market. For more information about Taste of Atlanta and to buy tickets, visit TasteofAtlanta.com and check out the festival on Facebook (Taste of Atlanta), Instagram (@tasteofatlanta) and Twitter (@tasteofatlanta). www.tasteofatlanta.com — Skye Estroff, Taste of Atlanta

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HIDDEN GEMS Local gourmet shoppers know all the best places around town to find quirky markets and fine food suppliers. Check our list for some off-the-beaten-path suggestions for restocking your foodie pantries. Bonus: Many of these gourmet shops double as cafes and restaurants so you can eat while you shop!

ALON’S BAKERY & MARKET Since opening its doors in 1992, Alon’s has been a beloved fixture of the Virginia-Highland neighborhood and the city at large. Well ahead of its time, this gourmet bakery and market brought Atlanta fresh, made-from-scratch European style breads, pastries and everyday gourmet foods long before the city became the food-centric mecca it is today. The bakery offers soups, sandwiches and salads in addition to its own baked goods, and boasts a second, larger location in north Atlanta’s Dunwoody area. www.alons.com

LUCY’S MARKET What one woman started as a small vegetable stand in an abandoned gas station has grown into a charming southern market tucked away in corner of a small shopping center in the old section of Buckhead. Find prepared foods, fresh flowers, seasonal décor,

wine and of course produce. Gift baskets are a specialty, Lucy’s are loaded with exceptional southern gourmet items. www.lucysmarket.com

gourmet food items, gifts and cookware as you wait for the deli to prepare a casual breakfast or lunch for you. www.starprovisions.com

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Epicurean types will appreciate this Emory area shop’s dedication to providing the freshest, best quality single varietal and blended extra virgin olive oils available, along with a selection of vinegars, gourmet salts, spices and culinary serving accessories. Of special note are the shop’s oils made by artisan producers in Georgia, including olive, pecan, benne seed, peanut and sunflower oils. www.strippaggio.com

SWEET AUBURN CURB MARKET STAR PROVISIONS MARKET & CAFE This West Midtown gourmet market shares a location with venerable Atlanta Farm-to-Table pioneer, Bacchanalia. Located in its brand-new home just east of the original Westside Provisions District spot, this light-filled compound features individual counters stocked with a carefully curated assortment of meats, cheeses and housemade baked goods and more. Take a moment to browse the shelves featuring an array of

Established in 1923, Sweet Auburn Curb Market is located in Atlanta’s original historic Municipal Market building and resides in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood near the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. The market specializes in various foods of the South, but also features foods from international locales. Don’t miss grabbing a bite at one of the beloved eateries that got their start at the Curb Market. www.thecurbmarket.com — EM

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Clockwise from top left: quirky, dog-friendly shopping at Sq/Ft; fashionable finds at Squash Blossom; stop in for storytime and a book at Little Shop of Stories; art and gifts by local artists at HomeGrown; cuddly cotton friends at BlaBla Kids; The Beehive features handmade work by local artisans all in one shop

15 MUST-VISIT SHOPS THIS FALL Shop fall home décor, fashions and local finds in some of Atlanta’s favorite Eastside neighborhoods. From Decatur to East Atlanta, here are 15 shops to have on your radar this fall. BY SARAH JOHNSON DECATUR Right in the heart of downtown Decatur, Squash Blossom boutique is an eclectic women’s shop offering personalized style services, affordable prices and fashionable finds. Check out their Instagram page at @squashblossomboutique for wardrobe inspiration and to stay updated on the latest deals. www.squashblossomboutique.com While you’re in the area, pop into Sq/Ft for home goods, interiors and gifts. Find quirky items like a Dachshund brass planter, camper cookie jars and Living Royal socks with the faces of presidential figures on them. There are clothing options for men and women with brands including Alternative, Mavi Jeans and Patagonia. This dog-friendly shop — which has

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a similar vibe as Urban Outfitters — is situated next door to Cakes & Ale Cafe. Win, win! www.sqftdecatur.com Bleu Hanger is a chic women’s boutique. Stop in for that perfect date night dress that you will find on a blue hanger, naturally. The fashions are on point and the prices are too. www.bleuhanger.com Find a cute local gift from more than 100 creators and small, regional producers at HomeGrown. Before you leave with your new local treasures, sign your name on their 1950’s graffiti refrigerator. www.homegrowndecatur.com Pick up an inspiring coffee table book or stunning houseplant at Found Co. The

shop specializes in unique and artful gifts for the home that are displayed in a serene environment. www.foundcodecatur.com Shopping with little ones in tow? Take them over to Little Shop of Stories, which has recently expanded and is a great spot for birthday parties. Come here for a dose of educational fun ranging from inspirational children’s books and amazing storytelling to author events and other unique programming just for kids. www.littleshopofstories.com Find modern heirloom quality clothes made of Peruvian Pima cotton — the finest quality cotton — at Feather Baby. Next to Dancing Goats Coffee, this shop features Peruvian pima cotton collections and is dedicated to fair trade with small production quality. You may find the clothing at more than 500 boutiques around the county, but the flagship store is in Decatur. www.featherbaby.com


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VIRGINIA-HIGHLAND There’s another part of town that’s also a fan of Peruvian cotton. In Virginia-Highland, BlaBla Kids is the best spot to find earth-friendly, soft cotton toys, knitted by skilled artisans in Peru using this high-quality cotton. From Harmony The Mermaid to Socks The Fox, choose from a variety of colorful, unique dolls that make the perfect baby gift or birthday gift. www.blablakids.com Shop a wide assortment of home accessories and handmade furniture at Urban Cottage. Situated in a little cottage house on North Highland Avenue, stock up on unique gifts for others or treat yourself. www.urbancottageatlanta.com Get ready for fall adventures and camping trips with gear from Half-Moon Outfitters. Find kayaks to take out on the river and sleeping bags for a star-lit overnight in the North Georgia Mountains. All of your favorite outdoorsy brands are here, including

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Just south of Little Five Points is The Beehive. Set within East Atlanta Village in Edgewood’s retail district, this gem recognizes and celebrates the works of local Georgia artists. Participate in one of the shop’s fall workshops, like sewing, and be on your way to becoming a busy bee yourself. www.thebeehiveatl.com Joining the area last year, stop into So Worth Loving for women’s clothing that promotes positive vibes and self confidence. Pick up an empowering “So worth loving” comfy shirt of your own to keep the good vibes flowing. www.soworthloving.com

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children’s cognitive, social, physical and emotional growth. www.rhensnesttoyshop.com

PONCE CITY MARKET Try on a pair of New Selvedge Denim at Ponce City Market’s Elk Head Clothing. The jeans, which are available in three styles and woven in Milan, are not only stylish, but also comfortable. On the second floor of Ponce City Market, check out the new Fall/Winter 2017 collection at Abbey Glass. The beautiful collection of dresses and women’s wear is inspired by Marie Antoinette and features rich lace detailing, French tapestry prints and lush burnout velvet. This boutique offers a fresh spin on classic, tailored clothing for women. Ponce City Market is now offering gift cards that are good for any store, dining destination and even at Skyline Park. Get a head start on holiday gift giving and pick one up at the gift card kiosk in denominations from $10-100. Combine shopping with leisure and hop on the Atlanta BeltLine for a stroll over to Krog Street Market where more shopping and unique dining await. www.poncecitymarket.com

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STYLE SOUTH Style South returns to The Shops Buckhead Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 16 with in-store parties and an outdoor 7 p.m. runway show to celebrate the best of fall fashion from top designers and brands such as Akris, Alice + Olivia, Etro, Joie, Theory, Tod’s, Vilebrequin and more. From 2-5 p.m., don’t miss a series of progressive shopping parties at participating stores with in-store promotions, deals, light bites, beverages and more. Attendance is free. For a complete listing of Style South events, go to www. TheShopsBuckheadAtlanta.com/style-south.

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San Francisco-based Hudson Grace will open in early fall at Westside Provisions District off Howell Mill Road. This new home decor store will offer a collection of home goods from dinnerware to linens and candles. www.westsideprovisions.com Beginning Sept. 21, celebrated Birmingham-based architect Jeffrey Dungan unveils 20 hand-drawn sketches available exclusively at Dixon Rye for a month-long, pop-up shopping experience. The art available at Dixon Rye provides a look into the vision and process behind some of Dungan’s most respected work across the

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world. Dixon Rye is located in Atlanta’s Westside Ironworks development. www.dixonrye.com Halcyon Forsyth is coming to Forsyth County in 2018. Located off Ga. Highway 400’s exit 12, this $370 million project will feature a Market Hall similar to Krog Street Market’s food-hall concept, a variety of retail offerings, two hotels and CMX, a high-end, dine-in movie theater. Storefronts and additional details will be released in the coming months! www.halcyonforsyth.com — SJ


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Photos clockwise from top left: Atlanta Braves fans at the new SunTrust Park; Atlanta United FC celebrate a win; the Atlanta Falcons season opens at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium

AUTUMN SPORTS Fall in Atlanta means crisp, cool air alongside a hefty sports lineup filled to the brim with baseball, basketball, football and more! Here are just some of the many mustsee happenings taking place across the city in September and October. BY WENDY BOWMAN CHOP ’TIL YOU DROP The inaugural season for the Atlanta Braves is drawing to a close at the new SunTrust Park, with the final home game of the regular season set for Sept. 24 versus the Philadelphia Phillies. But before saying goodbye, be sure to partake in the Summer Bash at SunTrust Park Sept. 4 — a special ticket package offering fans a Braves bucket hat and plenty of fun in the sun on the Xfinity Rooftop. Other exciting giveaways, theme nights, ticket packages and more leading up to season-ending play include fireworks after every Friday home game; a jersey koozie gate giveaway Sept. 8; Choptoberfest Sept. 9; a “Property of the Braves” T-shirt giveaway Sept. 15; and a post-game concert by Fitz and The Tantrums Sept. 23. Die-hard baseball fans also will

want to be sure and book the team’s VIP Experience — from $100-$450 — to create memories that will last a lifetime. www.braves.com

MAKING A MOVE Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United continues its inaugural season, moving from Bobby Dodd Stadium to its new home at Mercedes-Benz Stadium starting with the Sept. 10 game against FC Dallas. That game is the first of a six-match home stand that concludes Sept. 27 against Philadelphia. Plan on plenty of action, with a loaded roster that includes goalkeeper Brad Guzan (a regular with the U.S. Men’s National Team) and a trio of 2017 MLS All-Stars (Miguel Almirón, Greg Garza and captain Michael Parkhurst). Also expect the successful expansion team to entertain with its fast and attractive style of play and one of the team’s best attacks heading toward the playoffs. The Five Stripes are going for the crown Sept. 16 versus Orlando City SC. www.Atlutd.com

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

ATLANTA BRAVES SunTrust Park (800) 745-3000; www.Braves.com vs. Texas Rangers, Sept. 4-6 vs. Florida Marlins, Sept. 7-10 vs. New York Mets, Sept. 15-17 vs. Washington Nationals, Sept. 19-21 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Sept. 22-24

ATLANTA FALCONS Mercedes-Benz Stadium (800) 745-3000; www.atlantafalcons.com vs. Green Bay Packers, Sept. 17, 8:30 p.m. vs. Buffalo Bills, Oct. 1, 1 p.m. vs. Miami Dolphins, Oct. 15, 1 p.m.

ATLANTA UNITED FC Mercedes-Benz Stadium www.Atlutd.com vs. New England Revolution, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. vs. Orlando City, Sept. 16, 4 p.m. vs. L.A. Galaxy, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. vs. Montreal Impact, Sept. 24, 5 p.m. vs. Philadelphia Union, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. vs. Minnesota United FC, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. vs. Toronto FC, Oct. 22, 4 p.m.

HOOPING IT UP! The Atlanta Hawks are set to tip off the 2017-18 NBA preseason at Philips Arena in early October under fifth-year head coach

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Beasley Jr., as well as hot new players like defensive tackle Dontari Poe. www.atlantafalcons.com

upcoming bowl game that will determine the national champion of college football in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision for the 2017 season. It will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Jan. 8 as the culminating game of the 2017-18 football season, complete with plenty of ancillary activities for fans leading up to the National Championship game. 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 a free outdoor concert series, extreme tailgating and events benefiting the College Football Playoff Foundation’s primary initiative, Extra Yard for Teachers. Want to get involved now? Be sure to sign up for the Atlanta Football Host Committee’s e-newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming volunteer opportunities (www. atlchampgame.com/volunteer). www.atlchampgame.com

Mike Budenholzer. Although the schedule had not yet been released at press time, fans can look forward to 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 first-round draft pick John Collins. www.hawks.com

GRIDIRON ACTION Thinking about attending a pro football game on your next visit to the city? The Atlanta Falcons open their highly anticipated regular season at home at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a nationally televised matchup Sept. 17 at 8:30 p.m. against the Green Bay Packers. This should be another outstanding year for the team, which is coming off a trip to the Super Bowl and entering into the season with cornerback Desmond Trufant returning from injury alongside veteran running back Devonta Freeman and outside linebacker Vic

TEE TIME Prepare to have a ball Sept. 18-24 when the TOUR Championship returns to historic East Lake Golf Club — the home course of the legendary Bobby Jones. Following 33 weeks of the regular season and three playoff events, the top 30 players on the PGA TOUR battle it out at this highly anticipated annual event to see who will emerge as tournament champ as well as the winner of the 2017 FedExCup. The 2016 TOUR Championship was a rousing success, with Rory McIlroy capturing both the tournament and the FedExCup. www.pgatour.com/ttc

THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IS COMING! The biggest game in college football is headed to Atlanta in 2018. The College Football Playoff National Championship is an

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The new Mercedes-Benz Stadium has been designed to deliver the ultimate game-day experience for fans. From the game itself — featuring a Hollywood-worthy theatrical presentation including more than 82,500 square feet of LED video displays and a 360-degree Halo board coming in at five stories tall, 1,100 feet wide and featuring 38 million LED lights — to a fan-first approach to all food and beverage pricing, including $2 hot dogs and popcorn, $3 pizza slices and nachos, and $5 beer. But that’s not all … here are other happenings fans can expect to encounter at the new stadium: • A two-story Team Store, open most days of the year, featuring Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United gear • The new Home Depot Backyard, adjacent to the stadium, offering a grass lot option for game-day tailgating • AmFam Village, a lively open space for all fans to gather pre-game and enjoy food, beverages and entertainment • The Front Porch, at the stadium’s main entrance, with more than 100,000 square feet of gathering space for all fans with tickets to the game to enjoy pre- and post-event live entertainment, food and beverages • An art collection showcasing 1 0-plus large-scale works from more than 50 artists from the Savannah College of Art & Design • Unforgettable self-guided tour experiences exploring the stadium’s art and technology — WB


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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 .......... 41 RESTAURANTS BY AREA ..................... 43 RETAIL .................................................... 46 SPORTS .................................................. 47 TRANSPORTATION ................................ 48 VISITOR SERVICES ............................... 49 INFORMATION RESOURCES ............... 50

ARTS & CULTURE ART MUSEUMS & GALLERIES Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30306; 404-872-5338; Fax: 404-872-5175; info@callanwolde.org www.callanwolde.org A fine arts center offering arts education programs & special events. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-733-4444; Fax: 404-733-5309; highmuseum@woodruffcenter.org www.high.org Boasts classic to contemporary art, exhibitions & renowned architecture. Interact Art Museum, LLC, 57 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 678-400-9035; interactartmuseum@gmail. com www.iam-atl.com The first and only Eye-fool, 3D, optical Illusion and trick-eye pictures museum in the USA. Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University), 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA, 30322; 404-727-4282; Fax: 404-727-4292; jwarre2@emory.edu www.carlos. emory.edu Hosts priceless treasures mapping a breadth of ancient cultures & customs. Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), 1315 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-979-6455; info@museumofdesign.org www.museumofdesign.org The only museum in the Southeast devoted to the celebration of design. September Gray Fine Art Gallery, 75 Bennett St., Suite 0-2, Atlanta, GA, 30309; (404) 907-1923; Info@septembergrayart.com www.septembergrayart.com A contemporary art gallery with a diverse and exciting group of artist. We believe you should have a true art experience. Swan Coach House Restaurant, Gift Shop & Gallery, The, 3130 Slaton Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404261-0636; Fax: 404-233-2012; 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; Fax: 404-352-5200; 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; Fax: 404-881-1711; 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; Fax: 404-7335159; 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; Fax: 404733-4999; 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; Fax: 770-916-2820; 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; Fax: 404-413-9801; rialtoevents@ gsu.edu www.rialtocenter.org Hosts world-renowned performers, music and dance shows at Georgia State University. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-577-4855; KarynKotler@LiveNation.com specialevents.livenation.com/venue/the-tabernacle-atlanta-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; Fax: 404-522-0913; caroline@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; Fax: 404-5842233; cat@agathas.com www.agathas.com Enjoy a fivecourse, interactive murder mystery dinner theater show. Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-733-5000; Fax: 404-733-4625; 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; Fax: 404-872-0663; www.broadwayinatlanta.com Brings the best of Broadway to Atlanta, presented at The Fox Theatre. 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; Fax: 770-916-2820; info@cobbenergycentre.com www.cobbenergycentre.com Home for concerts, Broadway, Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet. Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, 569 Ezzard St, Atlanta, GA, 30312; 404-523-3141; lara@dadsgarage.com www. dadsgarage.com The cornerstone of Atlanta’s improvisational comedy scene.

Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree 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; Fax: 770-641-1360; www.get. org Provides first-class theatre productions and educational opportunities on a year-round basis. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA, 30097; 770-813-7500; Fax: 770-813-7501; info@ InfiniteEnergyCenter.com www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com Multipurpose venue including 13, 000 seat arena, 708 seat theater, 48 meeting rooms, 50, 000 square foot exhibition hall, 21, 600 sq ft grand ballroom all on a 90-acre lakefront. Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, 80 Forsyth Street NW at Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-413-9814; Fax: 404-413-9801; rialtoevents@ gsu.edu www.rialtocenter.org Hosts world-renowned performers, music and dance shows at Georgia State University. Theatrical Outfit, 84 Luckie 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, 1255 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA, 30062; 678-496-9530; samantha@andrettikarting.com www.andrettikarting.com Entertainment destination featuring Superkarts, arcade, ropes course, laster tag, motion theater, and boutique bowling. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-848-9252; atlanta@ legolanddiscoverycenter.com https://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta Ages 3-10 will enjoy a 4-D cinema, rides and, of course, building with LEGOs. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Entrance 5, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043; 770-2250230; atlanta@medievaltimes.com www.medievaltimes. com Dinner theater set in medieval Spain. Live horses and knights! 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; Fax: 770-732-3061; 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 http://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.

EXHIBITIONS Bodies...The Exhibition, 1381 Market Street, Atlantic Station, Suite 13100, Atlanta, GA, 30363; 404-496-4274; Fax: ; 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,

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HISTORICAL SITES Atlanta Preservation Center, 327 St. Paul Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, 30312-3129; 404-688-3353; Fax: 404-6883357; 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; Fax: 404-872-5175; info@callanwolde.org www.callanwolde.org A fine arts center offering arts education programs & special events. Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson St, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30312; 404-688-7300; events.historicebenezer.org The historic church’s former pastors include MLK Sr. & Jr. Georgia State Capitol, 206 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA, 30334; 404-656-2846; www.libs.uga.edu/capitolmuseum An 1889 building with a dome topped with native gold, Georgia’s capitol houses many attractions. Historic Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland 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; Fax: 404-249-7118; 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; Fax: 404-5230507; 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 Atlanta’s newest green spaces. Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Avenue West, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-223-4412; Fax: 404-223-4499; info@centennialpark.com www.centennialpark.com The 21-acre park hosts concerts, festivals, 2 playgrounds, Fountain of Rings & more. CNN Studio Tours, 190 Marietta Street, NW, One CNN Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-827-2300; Fax: 404-8274035; atltour@cnn.com www.cnn.com/tour A 55-minute guided walking tour with exclusive, behind-the-scenes views. Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson St, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30312; 404-688-7300; events.historicebenezer.org The historic church’s former pastors include MLK Sr. & Jr. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree 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 nation’s largest and most magical aquarium! Visit our new 4D Funbelievable Theater and Sea Lions at Sun Trust Pier 225. Georgia State Capitol, 206 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA, 30334; 404-656-2846; www.libs.uga.edu/capitolmuseum The Capitol building houses a museum with artifacts, historic flags & art. Governor’s Mansion, 391 West Paces Ferry Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-261-1776; mansion.georgia.gov Hosts tours of the spacious Greek Revival-style home, circa 1967. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-733-4444; Fax: 404-733-5309; highmuseum@woodruffcenter.org www.high.org Boasts classic to contemporary art, exhibitions & renowned architecture. Philips Arena, One Philips Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404878-3000; Fax: 404-878-3170; 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!

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Skyline Park, 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue #51, Atlanta, GA, 30308; (770) 999-1530; events@skylineparkatlanta. com http://www.skylineparkatlanta.com Rooftop revelry, splendid scenic vistas, and carnival amusements are sure to delight any group. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083; 800-401-2407; Fax: 770-498-5735; 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; Fax: 404-214-0936; lauren@sweetwaterbrew.com www.sweetwaterbrew.com Serves as GA’s largest craft brewery. Open for tours & tastings The Varsity, 61 North Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404881-1706; Fax: 404-874-3989; 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; Fax: (404) 5897424; westinpeachtreeleads.01023@westin.com www. westinpeachtreeplazaatlanta.com Standing 73 stories tall, the tower is the second-tallest all-hotel skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. 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 History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-814-4000; Fax: 404-8142041; 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; 404-659-KIDS; Fax: 404223-3675; 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; 404880-4800; Fax: 404-657-4081; 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; Fax: 404-6390834; 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 & houses 5 historic aircraft & a Boeing 737-200 full-motion simulator. Federal Reserve Bank Money Museum, 1000 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-498-8764; Fax: 404-4988050; www.frbatlanta.org/about/tours/museum.aspx Discover the fascinating story of money from barter to modern times. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30307-1221; 404-929-6300; Fax: 404929-6405; 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; Fax: 404-733-5309; highmuseum@woodruffcenter.org www.high.org Boasts classic to contemporary art, exhibitions & renowned architecture. Interact Art Museum, LLC, 57 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 678-400-9035; interactartmuseum@gmail. com www.iam-atl.com The first and only Eye-fool, 3D, optical Illusion and trick-eye pictures museum in the USA. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30307; 404-865-7100; Fax: 404-865-7102; tony.clark@nara.gov www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov Experience the life & work of the 39th President, Jimmy Carter.

King Center, The, 449 Auburn 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; Fax: 404-249-7118; 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; Fax: 404-727-4292; 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; Fax: 404-881-4009; 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 Atlanta’s newest green spaces. Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc., 1345 Piedmont Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-876-5859; Fax: 404-8767472; 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; Fax: 404-223-4499; info@centennialpark.com www.centennialpark.com The 21-acre park hosts concerts, festivals, 2 playgrounds, Fountain of Rings & more. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA, 30075; 770-992-2055; Fax: 770-552-0926; www.chattnaturecenter.org A private non-profit 127-acre, interpretive center dedicated to environmental education. Hillcrest Orchards, 9696 Hwy. 52 East, Ellijay, GA, 30536; 706-273-3838; Fax: 706-273-3888; applelan@ellijay.com www.hillcrestorchards.net “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” unique attraction just 1 & 1/2 hours from Atlanta. North Georgia Canopy Tours™ Georgia’s Ultimate Zipline - A Treetop Adventure, 5290 Harris Road, Lula, GA, 30554; 770-869-7272; Fax: 770-869-9993; 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; Fax: 770-498-5735; 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 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.


ENTERTAINMENT Atlanta Movie Tours, 327 Nelson Street SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 855-255-3456; Fax: 678-668-7497; info@atlantamovietours.com www.atlantamovietours.com Trace the footsteps of favorite TV & movie characters via 3-hour tours. Atlanta Preservation Center, 327 St. Paul Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, 30312-3129; 404-688-3353; Fax: 404-6883357; www.preserveatlanta.com Offers guided walking tours of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods & sites. Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tours, 231 Peachtree St 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. Best Friends Travel, 2179 Morris Ave Suite B, Atlanta, GA, 30084; 770-861-9380; Fax: 770-783-6557; bfttusa@ yahoo.com www.igotours.com Creates each travel program and tour service for the Southeast. Bicycle Tours of Atlanta, 659 Auburn 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 http://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, 30312; (404) 323-8754; 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; 1-800-679-6501 clientservices@greatexplorationtours.com http://www.greatexplorationtoursatlanta.com/ A one-stop resource for vacation planning, tours, and transportation in Atlanta. Nightly Spirits, 437 Memorial Drive SE #C, Atlanta, GA, 30312; 844-678-8687; info@nightlyspirits.com http:// www.nightlyspirits.com 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; Fax: 770-425-1007; info@ mariettatrolley.com mariettatrolley.com Enjoy 60-minute tours of the city in an enclosed, climate controlled trolley. The Peachtree Trolley, 275 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 770-425-1006; info@mariettatrolley.com www. thepeachtreetrolley.com The Peachtree Trolley conducts 90-minute tours originating near Centennial Olympic Park

ZOOS & AQUARIUMS 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; Fax: 404-627-7514; 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; 770-498-5710; 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; Fax: 770-773-1779; info@barnsleyresort.com www.barnsleyresort.com Found on 1, 300 acres & featuring a 19th century village, golf, spa & dining. Charlie Yates Golf Course, 10 Lakeside Village Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30317; 404-373-4655; Fax: 404-373-1633; sabriyakelly@charlieyatesgolfcourse.com www.charlieyatesgolfcourse.com A Rees Jones-designed mid-length course 4 miles east of downtown Atlanta. ClubCorp, Inc., 350 Tournament Players Drive, Milton, GA, 30004; 770-407-1433; Fax: 678-623-5666; jeannelle. rossano@clubcorp.com Offers 20 private clubs around Atlanta with 423 holes of golf. East Lake Golf Club, 2575 Alston Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA, 30317; (404) 687-2445; Fax: 404-373-1437; www.eastlakegolfclub.com Home course of Bobby Jones and the oldest golf course in Atlanta. Heritage Golf Links, 4445 Britt 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; Fax: 770-465-3300; derrick.strub@ marriott.com www.stonemountaingolf.com Features a 36hole championship golf facility, open daily.

ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE BARS Bar 210 (Westin Peachtree Plaza), 210 Peachtree Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-659-1400; http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/dining/index.html?prop ertyID=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-marriott Savor fine steak, seafood or our nightly special with attentive service.

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ENTERTAINMENT 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. Dolce Italian, 3035 Peachtree Rd, Ste 201, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 678-686-2267; info@ldvhospitality.com www.ldvhospitality.com/brands/dolce-italian/ Dolce Italian brings ‘la dolce vita’ to Buckhead with its fresh take on Italian classics Fandangles Restaurant & Bar, 165 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-659-6500; info@sheratonatl.com http://www.atlantafandangles.com/ Newly remodeled bar open nightly. Located in Downtown Atlanta. Glenn’s Kitchen (Glenn Hotel), (Marriott Autograph Collection), 110 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-4690700; 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 http://www. watlantadowntown.com/living-room Lounge with signature cocktails, DJ mixes & custom board games. Lobby Bar and Bistro, 361 17th Street, Atlanta, GA, 30363; 404-961-7370; jnash@ctrxhs.com http://www.lobbyattwelve.com/home.html Lobby entices with irresistible aromas and a warm, intimate environment. Marlow’s Tavern (Northlake), 4156 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA, 30084; 678-987-1197; Fax: 404-875-2724; 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. Porter Beer Bar, The, 1156 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307; 404-223-0393; molly@theporterbeerbar.com www. theporterbeerbar.com Serves sophisticated pub grub & more than 300 beers available nightly. 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. Publik Draft House, 654 Peachtree Street N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-885-7505; publik654@gmail.com www. publikatl.com Comfortable, mouthwatering pub fare is served with boutique beers. Pulse (Atlanta Marriott Marquis), 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-521-0000; Fax: 404586-6299; 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; Fax: (404) 874-5558; office@nolenreevesmusic.com www.smithsoldebar.com Two live music venues, big screen TV’s, game room, covered patio, full bar, and plenty of free parking!

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Stats, 300 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-8851472; 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; Fax: 404-876-8269; 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; Fax: 678-904-7213; 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; Fax: 404-835-1194; 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; Fax: 404-873-7339; TMVirginiaHighlands@tmacrestaurants.com www.tacomac.com Serves buffalo wings & more in a sports bar with over 150 beers. The Garden at Community Smith, 866 W. Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 678-412-2400; Fax: 678-412-2401; www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/ atlbd-renaissance-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; 404-2216339; 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#39203201 Features 22 beers, 22 wines & 22 food items in the Hyatt bar. Twin Peaks Buckhead, 3365 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-961-8946; buckhead@twinpeaksrestaurant.com www.twinpeaksrestaurant.com Offers comfort food served by Twin Peaks Girls in a sports lodge. VOYA Bistro (Atlanta Airport Marriott), 4711 Best 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; 404-870-0805; Fax: 404-870-0806; 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 GA’s oldest craft brewery & taste beers brewed on-site. SweetWater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-691-2537; Fax: 404-214-0936; lauren@sweetwaterbrew.com www.sweetwaterbrew.com Serves as GA’s largest craft brewery. Open for tours & tastings.

CLUBS/LOUNGES Havana Club, 3112 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-941-4827; info@HavanaClubATL.com www.havanaclubatl.com Voted Atlanta’s Best Night Club with 3 distinct rooms and 9 bars. Opera Atlanta Nightclub, 1150B Peachtree Street (Entrance on Crescent Ave.), Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-8743006; Fax: 404-941-2688; www.OperaAtlanta.com Hot nighttime mecca with VIP booths, a lounge area & highenergy dance floor. Tongue & Groove, 565 Main Street, Lindbergh City Center, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-261-2325; Fax: 404-8163706; donna@tandgonline.com tandgevents.com Serves as Atlanta’s 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 gentlemen’s club landmark in Midtown.

FESTIVALS Atlanta Arts Festival, 6400 Powers Ferry Road NW, Suite 390, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 404-875-4434; Fax: 404-5744444; 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; Fax: 678-265-1155; info@atlantagreekpicnic.com www.atlantagreekpicnic. com Largest summer event of its kind for members of 9 fraternities & sororities. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, 1800 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 830, Atlanta, GA, 30309; (404) 528-2614; Fax: 404806-2348; contact@ajff.org www.ajff.org International and independent films from around the world. BronzeLens Film Festival, 4801 Fulton Industrial Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, 30336; (404) 538-6333; info@bronzelens.com http://bronzelens.com/ Highlights Atlanta as a center for film & film production for people of color. Taste of Atlanta, 75 5th Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-875-4434; Fax: 404-574-4444; www.tasteofatlanta. com Taste of Atlanta is the city’s must-do bites and bevs festival of the year.

INDOOR GAMES AND RECREATION Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, 1255 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA, 30062; 678-496-9530; samantha@andrettikarting.com www.andrettikarting.com Entertainment destination featuring Superkarts, arcade, ropes course, laster tag, motion theater, and boutique bowling. 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; Fax: 404495-9578; info@foxhallresort.com www.foxhallresort.com Corporate Meetings, Overnight Retreats, Recreational Team Games Game-X, 275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404525-0728; Fax: 404-658-9438; 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; 404-848-9252; atlanta@ legolanddiscoverycenter.com https://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta Ages 3-10 will enjoy a 4-D cinema, rides and, of course, building with LEGOs. Main Event Entertainment, 3101 Cobb Parkway, Ste 104, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 770-955-0717; Fax: (770) 9550822; Elliot.Murray@mainevent.com www.mainevent. com/locations/alpharett-ga Eat, bowl and play with game rooms, billiards, a bar and restaurant. North Georgia Canopy Tours™ Georgia’s Ultimate Zipline - A Treetop Adventure, 5290 Harris Road, Lula, GA, 30554; 770-869-7272; Fax: 770-869-9993; 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; Fax: 404-814-8737; william@thepaintedpin.com www.thepaintedpin.com Upscale boutique bar, bowling & entertainment venue with 20 lanes.


RESTAURANTS 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.

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. 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; Fax: 404-658-1919; wilmas@centralatlantaprogress.org www.atlantadowntown.com/fun/first-thursdays-art-walk Take a free, selfguided 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 https://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; 770-693-2318; contact.atlanta@ultimateescapegame.com www.ultimateescapegame.com Come get immersed in a live test of wits with 5 different themed rooms and find your way out through puzzles and clues. Great for team building or a group outing.

LIVE MUSIC VENUES Center Stage Theater, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-885-1365; info@rivalentertainment.com www.centerstage-atlanta.com An icon in Atlanta’s music & performing arts community with 3 music spaces. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 770-916-2800; Fax: 770-916-2820; info@cobbenergycentre.com www.cobbenergycentre.com Home for concerts, Broadway, Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B North McDonough Street, Decatur, GA, 30030; 404-377-4976; Fax: 404-377-9122; info@eddiesattic.com www.eddiesattic.com Live music venue for aspiring and accomplished performing songwriters. 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 Atlanta Nightclub, 1150B Peachtree Street (Entrance on Crescent Ave.), Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-8743006; Fax: 404-941-2688; www.OperaAtlanta.com Hot nighttime mecca with VIP booths, a lounge area & highenergy dance floor. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-875-1522; Fax: (404) 874-5558; office@nolenreevesmusic.com www.smithsoldebar.com Two live music venues, big screen TV’s, game room, covered patio, full bar, and plenty of free parking! Tabernacle, 152 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-577-4855; KarynKotler@LiveNation.com specialevents.livenation.com/venue/the-tabernacle-atlanta-ga Hosts private events and concerts in a converted Baptist Church.

RESTAURANTS DOWNTOWN AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Big Kahuna, 303 Peachtree Center Ave, Suite PCA-01, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-644-0909; rkaba@bigkahunaatl. com www.bigkahunaatl.com Relax at the beach away from the beach for lunch, dinner and late night. Braves All Star Grill, 200 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-476-3700; catering@BravesGrill.com www. bravesgrill.com Atlanta’s only gourmet sports bar. Now open Downtown. Collage, The (Sheraton Atlanta Hotel), 165 Courtland 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 http://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. 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 Hard Rock Cafe, 215 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-688-7625; Fax: 404-681-1025; 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; Fax: 404-221-0144; 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; 404-223-4539; Features fine cuisine & wines from around the world. Stats, 300 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-8851472; 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; peach-sundial@westin.com www.sundialrestaurant.com Enjoy farmto-table, seasonal cuisine with panoramic city views Taco Mac (Philips Arena), 100 Techwood Drive NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-835-1192; Fax: 404-835-1194; 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; Fax: 404-233-6717; 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. 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;

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

BARBECUE Smoke Ring, 309 Nelson Street SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-228-6377; Fax: 678-705-1583; jordan.smokering@ gmail.com www.smokeringatlanta.com Prepares a unique take on authentic GA-style barbecue. 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. 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. 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 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; Fax: 404-221-6811; 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.

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

Pittypat’s Porch Restaurant, 25 Andrew Young International Blvd., N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-525-8228; alyssab@pittypatsrestaurant.com www.pittypatsrestaurant.com Delighting guests with Southern Hospitality and Menu since 1967.

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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; Fax: 404-214-9825; iandtmeehans@gmail.com www.meehansdowntown.com Provides diners with a perfect haunt to enjoy a cold pint & an excellent meal.

JAPANESE Benihana Restaurant, Downtown, 229 Peachtree Street NE, Level A - Peachtree Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-522-9629; Fax: 404-221-1203; www.benihana.com Prepare for sizzling steaks, seafood & chicken made right before your eyes.

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

MEXICAN 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; 678-8524169; Fax: ; kdyches@tinlizzyscantina.com www.tinlizzyscantina.com The perfect Happy Hour spot with great food, live music, and awesome margaritas.

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, Neapolitanstyle 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; 404-2216339; 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; Fax: 404521-1237; 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; Fax: 404-524-9229; 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; Fax: 404-525-3066; www. Paschalsatlanta.com Since 1947, we?ve offered southern eats like fried chicken & peach cobbler.

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AG, 181 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404221-6550; http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/georgia/ atlanta/dining/ag Serving a Southern-inspired menu of grilled steaks, chops and seafood. Gus’s Fried Chicken, 231 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-996-2837; www.gusfriedchicken.com/atl Diners enjoy delicious meals while surrounded with oldschool, blues infused scenery. Paschal’s Restaurant, 180-B Northside Drive SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-525-2023; Fax: 404-525-3066; www. Paschalsatlanta.com Since 1947, we?ve offered southern eats like fried chicken & peach cobbler. Pittypat’s Porch Restaurant, 25 Andrew Young International Blvd., N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-525-8228; 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; Fax: 404-835-8501; info@ sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint. com Southern charm, cuisine & moonshine in an uptown downtown venue. Come and feel the vibe. Different local bands perform nightly. White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, 270 Peachtree 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; 404577-4366; Fax: 404-577-4687; www.mortons.com/atlanta Ponder the possibilities of a relaxed atmosphere & a great USDA Prime steak. ROOM at Twelve, 400 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-418-1250; Fax: 404-418-1251; www. roomattwelve.com Serves drinks, steaks & sushi at TWELVE Hotel in Centennial Park. Ruth’s Chris Steak House/Centennial Park, 267 Marietta Street, at the Embassy Suites, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-223-6500; Fax: 404-223-1155; 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; Fax: (404) 990-4905; info@5churchatlanta.com www.5ChurchAtlanta.com Hip steakhouse with a buzzing vibe & upscale decor, featuring a 200 bottle wine list & weekend brunch. Einstein’s, 1077 Juniper Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404876-7925; 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.

Lobby Bar and Bistro, 361 17th Street, Atlanta, GA, 30363; 404-961-7370; jnash@ctrxhs.com http://www.lobbyattwelve.com/home.html Lobby entices with irresistible aromas and a warm, intimate environment. 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. Publik Draft House, 654 Peachtree Street N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404-885-7505; publik654@gmail.com www. publikatl.com Comfortable, mouthwatering pub fare is served with boutique beers. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-875-1522; Fax: (404) 874-5558; office@nolenreevesmusic.com www.smithsoldebar.com Two live music venues, big screen TV’s, game room, covered patio, full bar, and plenty of free parking! Table 1280, The Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-897-1280; Fax: 856-722-6708; andrea.witta@woodruffcenter.org www. table1280.com Serves gourmet farm-to-fork cuisine in the Woodruff Arts Center. Taco Mac (Metropolis), 933 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 678-904-7211; Fax: 678-904-7213; TMMetropolis@tmacrestaurants.com www.tacomac.com Serves buffalo wings & more in a sports bar with over 150 beers. The Nook on Piedmont Park, 1144 Piedmont Ave 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; Fax: 404-870-0806; 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; 404347-2220; Fax: 404-247-2221; 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; Fax: 404-874-3989; www.thevarsity.com Serves as an Atlanta institution, offering fresh hot dogs & more.

ITALIAN 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; Fax: 404-745-5606; 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.


RESTAURANTS 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; Fax: 404-4752278; OAATEvents@ldry.com www.theoceanaire.com The perfect setting for fresh seafood. The Optimist, 914 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-477-6260; http://theoptimistrestaurant.com/ A seaside fish camp experience for landlocked Atlantans.

SOUTHERN Community Smith, 866 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 678-412-2402; Fax: 678-412-2401; 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; Fax: 404-881-6003; events@marymacs.com www.marymacs.com Serves authentic, made from scratch Southern fare & hospitality since 1945. Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar (Loews Atlanta Hotel), 1065 Peachtree Street NE, At Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-745-5745; Fax: 404-745-5606; eleven@ loewshotels.com www.loewshotels.com/en/restaurants/ eleven Prepares classic, modern, Southern-style cuisine in Loews Hotel. South City Kitchen, 1144 Crescent Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-873-7358; Fax: 404-873-0317; www. southcitykitchen.com/midtown Serves contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist.

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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.

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

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

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Aria Restaurant, 490 E. Paces Ferry Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-233-7673; Fax: 404-262-5208; info@ aria-atl.com www.aria-atl.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; Fax: 404-262-3593; mbaker@ buckheadrestaurants.com www.buckheadrestaurants. com/buckhead-diner Americana inventive menu items give this Atlanta icon a flair all its own. Café & Bar, The (Mandarin Oriental), 3376 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-995-7545; Fax: 404995-7501; moatl-restaurants@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 The seasonal menu celebrates the old-world technique of preparing food over an open fire. Local Three, 3290 Northside Parkway, Suite 120, Atlanta, GA, 30327; 404-968-2700; Fax: 404-968-2701; 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; Fax: 404-355-0322; www.restauranteugene.com Chef Linton Hopkins serves award-winning fresh, local fare.

Horseradish Grill, 4320 Powers Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30342; 404-255-7277; Fax: 404-847-0603; manager@horseradishgrill.com www.horseradishgrill.com Atlanta’s oldest continuously operating restaurant serves southern food. South City Kitchen Buckhead, 3350 Peachtree Road, Suite 175, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-815-6677; info@fifthgroup.com http://buckhead.southcitykitchen.com/ Head to the heart of Buckhead for southern cuisine that’s never stuffy and always satisfying. Swan Coach House Restaurant, Gift Shop & Gallery, The, 3130 Slaton Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404261-0636; Fax: 404-233-2012; events@swancoachhouse. com www.swancoachhouse.com One of Atlanta’s most unique tea rooms, gift shops and art galleries.

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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; 404554-9995; stceciliaatl.com Serves European food inspired by the coastlines of Italy, Spain, and France.

GREEK Kyma, 3085 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404262-0702; Fax: 404-841-9924; nsousounis@buckheadrestaurants.com www.buckheadrestaurants.com/kyma A modern take on Mediterranean and Greek cuisine.

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

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 peopl Chama Gaucha, 3365 Piedmont Road NE #1350, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-842-0011; atlanta@chamagaucha.com www.chamagaucha.com Chama Gaucha, the essence of an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse! Chops Lobster Bar, 70 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-262-2675; Fax: 404-240-6645; kbrown@ buckheadrestaurants.com www.buckheadrestaurants. com/chops-lobster-bar Exceptional service, fresh seafood & prime aged beef. 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; Fax: 404-995-9983; 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; Fax: 404-814-1248; 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; 404-846-0644; 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; Fax: 404-266-8476; www.ruthschris.net Serves iconic American steakhouse fare with New Orleans flair.

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

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

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Dolce Italian, 3035 Peachtree RD, Suite 201, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 678-686-2267; info@ldvhospitality.com http:// www.ldvhospitality.com/brands/dolce-italian/ Dolce Italian brings ‘la dolce vita’ to Buckhead Atlanta with its fresh take on Italian classics 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; Fax: 404-231-1274; 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; Fax: 404816-7650; Buckhead.Banquet@maggianos.com www. maggianos.com/locations/us/georgia/atlanta/buckhead Little Italy restaurant serving old & new world southern Italian cuisine. Pricci, 500 Pharr Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-2372941; Fax: 404-261-0058; www.buckheadrestaurants. com/pricci Contemporary Italian restaurant embodying fun & stylish dining.

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

EASTSIDE AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Porter Beer Bar, The, 1156 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307; 404-223-0393; molly@theporterbeerbar.com www. theporterbeerbar.com Serves sophisticated pub grub & more than 300 beers available nightly.

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RETAIL Rathbun’s, 112 Krog Street NE, Suite R, Atlanta, GA, 30307; 404-524-8280; Fax: 404-524-8580; 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; Fax: 404-924-6209; 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; Fax: 404-873-7339; TMVirginiaHighlands@tmacrestaurants.com www.tacomac.com Serves buffalo wings & more in a sports bar with over 150 beers.

BARBECUE Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, 1238 DeKalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307; 404-577-4030; Fax: 404-577-4032; www.foxbrosbbq.com Consistently voted Atlanta’s favorite Bar-B-Q ? come taste for yourself! Shane’s Rib Shack, 1221 Caroline Street, Atlanta, GA, 30307; 404-525-7427; shanesedgewood@gmail.com http://www.shanesribshack.com/edgewood/

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

MEXICAN Original El Taco, The, 1186 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306; 404-873-4656; Fax: 404-873-4676; eltaco@fifthgroup.com www.eltaco-atlanta.com Lunch & dinner with Tex Mex flavor inspired by Mexico street markets. Superica, 99 Krog Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307; (678) 791-1310; 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; (404) 400-2119; 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; Fax: 404-524-5666; info@kevinrathbun.com www.kevinrathbunsteak.com/ menu.html Selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the best steakhouses in the country.

WESTSIDE AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN JCT. Kitchen and Bar, 1198 Howell Mill 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.

STEAKHOUSE Marcel, 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA, 30318; (404) 665-4555; www.marcelatl.com A European-inspired steakhouse in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions District.

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

1900 Bar and Grill (Sheraton Atlanta Airport), 1900 Sullivan Road, College Park, GA, 30337; 770-997-1100; Fax: 770-997-1921; www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/ property/dining/index.html?propertyID=48 Specializing in American style cuisine with 3 meals a day & late night bar. Atlanta Chophouse & Brewery (Hartsfield-Jackson, Atrium), Suite TS3-3, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Int’l Airport, Atlanta, GA, 30320; 404-768-1234; www.atlantaairport.com/concessions/view_stores.aspx?comp_id=151 Serves gourmet seafood, chops & steakhouse sides in the airport. Cafe Intermezzo - Airport, 650 Atlanta South Parkway, Suite 101, Atlanta, GA, 30349; (404) 574-6195; info@ armatlanta.com www.crews1972.com Long before the modern “Coffee Houses” adorned corners all over America, Cafe Intermezzo embodied the essence of the 300-year-old European coffeehouse. Step into Cafe Intermezzo, and yo 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 HMS Host at Hartsfield-Jackson Terminal A, Atlanta, GA; www.hmshost.com Terminal A: Center Point (Bulgari, Café Brioche Doree, Salvatore Ferragamo, Simply Books, Zegna). Chili’s Too(A), Burger King(A11), Chickfil-A(A11), Cinnabon(A11), Pizza Hut(A12), Sam Adams Brewhouse(A12), Au Bon Pain Cart(A15), Starbucks(A2, A16), Z Market(A26), B HMS Host at Hartsfield-Jackson Terminal C, Attn: Tim Slaney, Suite TS3-3, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Int’l Airport, Atlanta, GA, 30320; www.hmshost.com Terminal C: Center Point (Beauty Lounge, Keihl’s, Sunglass Icon). B Food Court (Au Bon Pain, Sbarro). Southern Living(B20), Sean John(B26), Z Market(B26), Simply Books(B27), CNN(B30), Wo HMS Host at Hartsfield-Jackson Terminal F, Attn: Tim Slaney, Suite TS3-3, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Int’l Airport, Atlanta, GA, 30320; www.hmshost.com PTerminal F: Phillips Seafood(D10), Starbucks(D11, D27), Chili’s Kiosk(D12), Quiznos(D15), Chili’s Bar & Bites(D22), Au Bon Pain Cart(D27), Burger King(D7, D30), Cinnabon(D30), Sbarro( HMS Host at Hartsfield-Jackson TERMINAL T, Atlanta, GA; www.hmshost.com NTerminal T: News Express(T10), Z Market(T10), Starbucks(T3, T11), Brews & Blues(T12), Chili’s Kiosk(T12), Bijoux Terner(T3), On the Border(T4), Famous Famiglia(T6), Lather(T8), Burger King(T9). 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; Fax: 404559-3996; amy.coulter@westinatlantaairport.com www. westin.com/atlantaairport Cecilia’s Southern Table offers contemporary Southern cuisine in a relaxed atrium style setting.

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

COBB/CUMBERLAND AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, 1255 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA, 30062; 678-496-9530; samantha@andrettikarting.com www.andrettikarting.com Food and fun at a higher level with fresh ingredients and fresh takes on classic recipes Canoe, 4199 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 770432-2663; Fax: 770-433-2542; info@canoeatl.com www. canoeatl.com Enjoy the seasonal menu created by one of the country’s celebrated chefs. Yard House, 825 Battery Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30339; (678) 202-6414; Fax: (678) 279-5992; 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.

EMORY/DECATUR 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; Fax: 404-875-2724; marlows5@metzcorp.com www.marlowstavern.com Best of the Best American Tavern Fare

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

PERIMETER AMERICAN & NEW AMERICAN Joey D’s Oak Room, 1015 Crown Point Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30338; 770-512-7063; amber@centraarchy.com www.joeydsoakroom.com Features New Orleans seafood, USDA Choice steak & Carnegie Deli corned beef. Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center, 8767 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA, 30350; 678-965-5707; info@starsandstrikes.org www.starsandstrikes.com Atlanta’s new deluxe entertainment venue with a chef-inspired restaurant, 710 Grille.

ITALIAN La Grotta (Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia), 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30346; 770-395-9925; www.lagrottaatlanta.com/perimeter.htm Award-winning restaurant overlooking the outdoor gardens and waterfalls. Maggiano’s Little Italy - Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA, 30346; 770-804-3313; Fax: 770-804-8343; perimeter.banquet@maggianos.com www. maggianos.com/locations/us/georgia/dunwoody/perimeter-mall Little Italy restaurant serving old & new world southern Italian cuisine.

STEAKHOUSE Fogo De Chao - Dunwoody, 4671 Ashford Dunwoody 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 wines and cocktails.

GWINNETT DINNER THEATRE Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Entrance 5, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043; 770-2250230; atlanta@medievaltimes.com www.medievaltimes. com Dinner theater set in medieval Spain. Live horses and knights!

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

APPAREL & BOUTIQUES Braves Clubhouse Store @ CNN Center, One CNN Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-523-5854; www.atlanta. braves.mlb.com/atl/ballpark/clubhouse_store.jsp Premier destination for Braves fans with the largest selection of items.


SPORTS Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA, 30030; 678-615-0915; Fax: 404-371-1593; Sherry.Jackman@decaturga.com www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com Decatur has 200 boutiques, galleries, services & restaurants in four miles. Duty Free Americas, 560 Atlanta South Parkway, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA, 30349; 404-382-2866; pparis@dutyfreeamericas.com www.dutyfreeamericas.com Located in terminals E & F with fragrance, sunglasses, leather & gift brands.

ART GALLERY High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-733-4444; Fax: 404-733-5309; 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; 404261-0636; Fax: 404-233-2012; events@swancoachhouse. com www.swancoachhouse.com Art Gallery nestled in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta.

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

GIFTS AND GIFT BASKETS Garrett Popcorn Shops, 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 734.972.2875; 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; Fax: 404-841-9586; diane@ gritsbits.com www.gritsbits.com Affordable Georgiathemed 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; Fax: 678-990-7721; sales@sensationalbaskets.com www.sensationalbaskets.com Sends unique, Southern products to share Atlanta-style hospitality. Swan Coach House Restaurant, Gift Shop & Gallery, The, 3130 Slaton Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404261-0636; Fax: 404-233-2012; events@swancoachhouse. com www.swancoachhouse.com Our own Southern style- proceeds benefit visual arts in Atlanta.

GOURMET FOODS & WINE PeachDish, 3528 Browns Mill Road SE, Atlanta, GA, 30354; (404) 939-1860; marketing@peachdish.com http:// www.peachdish.com Fresh, farm-to-table meal kits delivered right to your door. Experience delicious, chef-inspired recipes with a side of southern hospitality.

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, 1/2 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 desserts & cocktails.

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; Fax: 404-733-1227; info@ atlanticstation.com www.atlanticstation.com Features an open-air, live-work-play area with restaurants & retailers. Greenbriar Mall, 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA, 30331; 404-344-6611; Fax: 404-344-6631; hpayne@ shopgreenbriar.com www.shopgreenbriar.com Offering over 75 retailers and services for the whole family. HMS Host at Hartsfield-Jackson Terminal A, Atlanta, GA; www.hmshost.com Terminal A: Center Point (Bulgari, Café Brioche Doree, Salvatore Ferragamo, Simply Books, Zegna). Chili’s Too(A), Burger King(A11), Chickfil-A(A11), Cinnabon(A11), Pizza Hut(A12), Sam Adams Brewhouse(A12), Au Bon Pain Cart(A15), Starbucks(A2, A16), Z Market(A26), Bar One(A3), Wolfgang Puck(A4). HMS Host at Hartsfield-Jackson Terminal C, Attn: Tim Slaney, Suite TS3-3, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Int’l Airport, Atlanta, GA, 30320; www.hmshost.com Terminal C: Center Point (Beauty Lounge, Keihl’s, Sunglass Icon). B Food Court (Au Bon Pain, Sbarro). Southern Living(B20), Sean John(B26), Z Market(B26), Simply Books(B27), CNN(B30), Wolfgang Puck Kiosk(B30), Chili’s Kiosk(B HMS Host at Hartsfield-Jackson TERMINAL E, Atlanta, GA; www.hmshost.com Terminal E: Center Point (Starbucks, Simply Books). Emporium(E16), Tumi(E16), Global News(E9, E16, E29), CNN(E26), Destinations(E26). HMS Host at Hartsfield-Jackson Terminal F, Attn: Tim Slaney, Suite TS3-3, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Int’l Airport, Atlanta, GA, 30320; www.hmshost.com PTerminal F: Phillips Seafood(D10), Starbucks(D11, D27), Chili’s Kiosk(D12), Quiznos(D15), Chili’s Bar & Bites(D22), Au Bon Pain Cart(D27), Burger King(D7, D30), Cinnabon(D30), Sbarro(D30), Wolfgang Puck Kiosk(D31). HMS Host at Hartsfield-Jackson TERMINAL T, Atlanta, GA; www.hmshost.com NTerminal T: News Express(T10), Z Market(T10), Starbucks(T3, T11), Brews & Blues(T12), Chili’s Kiosk(T12), Bijoux Terner(T3), On the Border(T4), Famous Famiglia(T6), Lather(T8), Burger King(T9). HMSHost, Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Concourse T South, Suite TF3-3-B-7, Atlanta, GA, 30302; www.hmshost.com HMSHost is part of Autogrill S.p.A. – the world’s largest provider of food and beverage services for travelers. Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, Simon Malls, 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-233-7575; Fax: 404-233-7868; cacox@simon.com www.simon.com You’ll find legendary shopping at over 300 of the world’s finest retailers. Mall at Peachtree Center, The, 225 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-654-1296; Fax: 404-6541250; 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; Fax: 404-6592834; curbmarketatl@gmail.com www.thecurbmarket. com Houses individual restaurants, produce/meat merchants & shops. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, 3060 Peachtree Road NW, Suite 1550, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 678-704-0900; Fax: 678-704-0911; http://theshopsbuckheadatlanta.com/ A 6-block luxury shopping, dining, entertainment & residential district.

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

OUTLET MALLS Calhoun Premium Outlets, 455 Belwood 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; Fax: (706) 216-7019; mgr066@tommy.com www.tommy.com One of the world’s leading premium lifestyle brands, Tommy Hilfiger celebrates the essence of Classic American Cool.

SPAS Jon’ Ric International Luxury Salon & Wellness Spa, 200 Peachtree Street NW, North Mezzanine Level, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-479-0090; bdeberry@jonricspaatl.com www.jonricspaatl.com Services include massage, facials, hair care, nail care and more located in downtown Atlanta. Spa at Barnsley Resort, The, 597 Barnsley Gardens Road, Adairsville, GA, 30103; 770-773-7480; Fax: 770773-1779; barnsley@mindspring.com www.barnsleyinn. com Offers the finest in European body, beauty & therapeutic services. Spa at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, The, 3376 Peachtree Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-995-7526; Moatl-spa@ mohg.com www.mandarinoriental.com/atlanta/spa Rejuvenation sanctuary that embodies a blend of east & 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; Fax: 404586-8508; www.chick-fil-apeachbowl.com The nintholdest bowl game in the country and one of the six elite bowls in the nation selected to host the College Football Playoff system. College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, 250 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404880-4800; Fax: 404-657-4081; 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; Fax: 404-894-8864; whogan@athletics.gatech.edu www.ramblinwreck.com Georgia Tech offers the finest in college sports entertainment.

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS Atlanta Braves, 755 Battery Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 404-614-2363; Fax: 404-614-1391; www.braves.com/ specialevents 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; Fax: 678-510-7489; tickets@wnbaatl.com www.AtlantaDream. net The WNBA Atlanta Dream tips off its 2017 season this summer at McCmaish Pavilion. Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 35 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 404-223-8444; Fax: 404-2238088; wparr@falcons.nfl.com www.atlantafalcons.com The NFL Atlanta Falcons start their season in September at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta Hawks, One Philips Dr. 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 BB&T Atlanta Open, 264 19th St NW Ste 2220, Atlanta, GA, 30363; 404-941-9202; www.bbtatlantaopen.com BB&T Atlanta Open, July 2018 Men’s Professional Tennis TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, 2584 Alston Drive SE, Atlanta, GA, 30317; 404-370-8362; Fax: 404-3788682; toddrhinehart@pgatourhq.com www.pgatour.com/ tourchampionship Hosts the PGA TOUR Championship at the East Lake Golf Club.

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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; Fax: 404530-6635; www.atlanta-airport.com The world’s busiest airport serves as a hub connecting cities & countries.

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

BUS & RAIL 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; 770-427-4444; ; Cobb County public bus system with service to Buckhead, Midtown & Downtown. MARTA, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 303243330; 404-848-5000; Fax: 404-848-5098; www.itsmarta. com Call (404) 848-5000 for bus & train information or visit www.itsmarta.com. The Atlanta Streetcar, 55 Trinity 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 A- National Limousine Service, 1990 Metropolitian Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30315; 404-762-3007; Fax: 404-7625007; 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; Fax: (770) 916-0816; sales@aandmlimo.com www.aandmlimo.com For 26 years, we have provided “World Class” Group Charter and Airport shared ride services in Metro Atlanta. 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. Atlantic Limousine & Transportation, 2450 Pleasantdale Road, Atlanta, GA, 30340; 770-751-7078; Fax: 770-5697757; ben@atlanticlimo-ga.com www.atlanticlimo-ga.com Provides total ground transportation services with a fleet of 60+ vehicles. Bison Chauffeured Transportation & Travel, LLC, 5425 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA, 30092; 404512-6278; Fax: 678-971-3854; msims@bisonstransportation.com www.bisontransportation.com A premier luxury chauffeured transportation company that delivers the best customer experience for our clients. Carey Atlanta Executive Limousine & Transportation, 245 University Avenue, S.W., Atlanta, GA, 30315; 404223-2000; Fax: 404-681-3992; 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; Fax: (404) 600-2005; wjohnonson@coasttocoasttours.com www. coasttocoasttours.com Coast to Coast Tours have what-

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ever 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; Fax: 770454-7976; nfo@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; Fax: 770-641-1609; 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 Transportation 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; 4045499702; Fax: 4045497307; reservations@dcllimo.com E.S. Destinations, 2308 Rolling Acres Drive, Conyers, GA, 30094; 770-760-0364; Fax: 770-922-4808; cida@esdestinations.com www.esdestinations.com Provides airport meet & greet, transfers, transportation, tours & more. EGAN TLC - Transportation Logistics Consultants, 3050 Five Forks Trickum 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; Fax: 770-716-5553; 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; Fax: (404) 681-0222; charter@georgiacoachlines.com www.georgiacoachlines. com Providing dependable, quality and affordable charter and transportation needs since 1985 with an emphasis on stellar customer service. Gray’s Limousine Service, 1468 Livingston Drive, Marietta, GA, 30064; 770-687-8993; dlgray2000@yahoo.com www.grayslimos.com The premier luxury transportation service in Atlanta. 7706878993 Greene Worldwide Transportation, 1359-B Ellsworth Industrial Blvd, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-875-3866; Fax: 404-875-0076; larryg@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; Fax: 770-9699725; 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. Kushner & Associates, 24003A Ventura Blvd. Suite 100, Calabasas, CA, 91302; 310-274-8819; Fax: 310-2739535; s.kushner@kushnershuttles.com www.KushnerShuttles.com Shuttles, VIP transportation, park & ride, transfers & more. LAAC- Limo Atlanta & Airport Car Service, 5555 glenridge connector, atlanta, GA, 30342; 404-436-2700; 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 importanc 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; Fax: (770) 270-9303; info@mlbtrans.com http://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; Fax: 404-669-0950; sales@ mtilimos.com www.mtilimos.com Dedicated to excellence to meet your transportation needs. North Point Transportation Group, Inc, 1454 Willingham Dr, East Point, GA, 30344; 6789355000; Fax: 6789355001; 8008653252 srichmond@nplimo.com www. nplimocom 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; Fax: 404-879-0210; 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; Fax: 404-2660308; 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; Fax: 407-9313013; cgannon@prodtrans.com www.prodtrans.com Provides shuttle buses for city-wide conventions & trade shows. Q&A Events, 1014 Winburn Dr, East Point, GA, 30344; 404-762-5665; Fax: 404-762-5664; sbaugh@QandAEvents.com www.QandAEvents.com A professional event company based in Atlanta. We provide comprehensive event services for corporate clients, professional associations and nonprofit organizations nationally. Quality Transportation of Atlanta, 5950 Live Oak Pkwy, Suite 130, Norcross, GA, 30093; 404.829.5996; 1.800.655.4579 info@qualitytransportation.net http:// 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 Ct, Lithonia, GA, 30058; 678-842-3719; events@randwmotorcoach.com randwmotorcoach.com A full-service management company that specializes in transportation, group travel & special events. 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 company specializing in events & transportation. TMS - Transportation Management Services, 17810 Meeting House Road, Suite 200, Sandy Springs, MD, 20860; 301-260-2070; Fax: 301-260-1124; info@tms.com www.tms.com Specializes in effective shuttle & parking management services. Topper Worldwide Transportation, 1366 English 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; Fax: 404582-0331; www.ttsorlando.com Acts as a transportation management pioneer for visitors/events. Uber Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 30363; http://www.atlanta.net/ partner/uber-atlanta/00136309/ An affordable and convenient app that connects riders to drivers on demand.

PUBLIC & SPECIAL NEEDS TRANSPORTATION Atlanta Baggage Storage, 40 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 844-692-2474; arrie@atlantabaggagestorage.com www.atlantabaggagestorage.com Atlanta Baggage Storage takes the drag out of traveling with bags. We also store, pick-up, return, ship, receive and wrap. Enjoy Atlanta while we babysit your bags! Cobb Community Transit (CCT), 463 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 114, Marietta, GA, 30060; 770-427-4444; ; Cobb County public bus system with service to Buckhead, Midtown & Downtown. MARTA, 2424 Piedmont Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30324-3330; 404-848-5000; Fax: 404-848-5098; www.itsmarta.com Call for bus & train information or visit www.itsmarta.com.

TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES 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.


VISITOR SERVICES Atlantic Limousine & Transportation, 2450 Pleasantdale Road, Atlanta, GA, 30340; 770-751-7078; Fax: 770-5697757; ben@atlanticlimo-ga.com www.atlanticlimo-ga.com Provides total ground transportation services with a fleet of 60+ vehicles. Callaway Transportation, 7564 Main Street, FL2, Sykesville, MD, 21784; 410-795-8300; Fax: 410-510-1719; info@callawaytransportation.com www.callawaytransportation.com CTI provides transportation management for conventions, trade shows and special events. Carey Atlanta Executive Limousine & Transportation, 245 University Avenue, S.W., Atlanta, GA, 30315; 404223-2000; Fax: 404-681-3992; www.careyatlanta.com Car service: VIP Discount: Careyatlanta.hudsonltd.net Cooper Global Chauffeured Transportation, 4004 Tradeport Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30354; 770-455-9600; Fax: 770454-7976; nfo@cooper-global.com www.cooperglobal. com Premier transportation provider in the luxury & business travel industry. CTN Chauffeured Transportation Services, 9925 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 200 - 212, Alpharetta, GA, 30022; 678-487-6777; reservations@ctntrans.com www.ctntrans. com Any size vehicle for any size group. Route planning, greeters, welcome staff, professional chauffeurs, directional signage 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. 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; Fax: 404-315-7418; jeff@etadmc.com www.eta-dmc.com Offering airport meet-andgreets, local and regional custom tours, convention and event shuttles and memorable events. Greene Worldwide Transportation, 1359-B Ellsworth Industrial Blvd, Atlanta, GA, 30318; 404-875-3866; Fax: 404-875-0076; larryg@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! Kushner & Associates, 24003A Ventura Blvd. Suite 100, Calabasas, CA, 91302; 310-274-8819; Fax: 310-2739535; s.kushner@kushnershuttles.com www.KushnerShuttles.com Shuttles, VIP transportation, park & ride, transfers & more. MARTA, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 303243330; 404-848-5000; Fax: 404-848-5098; www.itsmarta. com Call (404) 848-5000 for bus & train information or visit www.itsmarta.com. MTI Limo & Shuttle Services, 2581 Sullivan Road, Atlanta, GA, 30337; 404-669-0900; Fax: 404-669-0950; sales@ mtilimos.com www.mtilimos.com Dedicated to excellence to meet your transportation needs. North Point Transportation Group, Inc, 1454 Willingham Dr, East Point, GA, 30344; 6789355000; Fax: 6789355001; 8008653252 srichmond@nplimo.com www. nplimocom 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; Fax: 404-879-0210; 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, Chauf Presenting Atlanta, LLC, 3216 Paces Ferry Place, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30305-1309; 404-231-0200; Fax: 404-2660308; 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.

VISITOR SERVICES BANKS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES Frazier & Deeter, LLC, 1230 Peachtree Street, Suite 1500, Atlanta, GA, 30309; 404-253-7500; Fax: 404-2537501; ruth.bartlett@frazierdeeter.com www.frazierdeeter. com Provides services across a range of tax, audit, accounting & advisory needs.

PUBLISHERS, PERIODICALS & GUIDEBOOKS ATCOMM Publishing Company, 3384 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 900, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-249-1750; Fax: 404249-1759; 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; Fax: 404249-1048; jpowell@bizjournals.com www.atlanta.bizjournals.com Serves as Atlanta’s best business news source in print & online. Atlanta CityPASS, Atlanta, Georgia, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 888-330-5008; Fax: 208-787-4306; info@citypass.com http://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; Fax: 404-815-6942; tboyd@thegavoice.com www.thegavoice.com The media outlet of choice for LGBT Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Market America, P.O. Box 7069, Gadsden, AL, 35906; 256-413-7067; Fax: 256-413-0057; www.travelcoupons. com Provides a motel discount guide, free at visitor centers in GA. Where Atlanta, 1820 Independence Square, Dunwoody, GA, 30338; 678-259-9275; Fax: 678-259-9281; www. wheretraveler.com/Atlanta Annual guestbook, monthly Where Magazine, and bi-annual map distribution covering Atlanta’s best places for dining, shopping, attractions, and events.

SIGN LANGUAGE & TRANSLATION SERVICES Sign Language Interpreting Specialists, 3292 Thompson Bridge 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 http:// 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; Fax: 866-6518609; bruce.brown@tripsmarter.com www.tripsmarter. com/atlanta/video/live-tv/atlanta-channel-live-atlanta-ga Broadcasts award-winning editorial, restaurant reviews and attractions. WXIA-TV 11 ALIVE, One Monroe Place NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324; 404-892-1611; Fax: 404-885-7639; www.11alive. com Provides news that holds the powerful accountable.

TOUR GUIDES - STEP ON Civil Rights Tours, 320 Martin Luther King 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; Fax: 404-2660308; 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; 404-428-7770; elizabeth@scoutlocal.co www.scoutlocal.co Destination management company specializing in events & transportation.

TOUR OPERATORS Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Atlanta, 265 Park Ave West, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 805-603-5620; eric@urbanadventurequest.com www.urbanadventurequest.com Explore Atlanta via smart phone-guided scavenger hunts. Atlanta 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 Movie Tours, 327 Nelson Street SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313; 855-255-3456; Fax: 678-668-7497; info@atlantamovietours.com www.atlantamovietours.com Offers customized tours of TV & movie locations for teambuilding & more. Atlanta Preservation Center, 327 St. Paul Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, 30312-3129; 404-688-3353; Fax: 404-6883357; www.preserveatlanta.com Offers guided walking tours of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods & sites. Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tours, 231 Peachtree St 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. Best Friends Travel, 2179 Morris Ave Suite B, Atlanta, GA, 30084; 770-861-9380; Fax: 770-783-6557; bfttusa@ yahoo.com www.igotours.com Creates each travel program and tour service for the Southeast. Bicycle Tours of Atlanta, 659 Auburn 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 http://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, 30312; (404) 323-8754; 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; Fax: 770-922-4808; cida@esdestinations.com www.esdestinations.com Provides airport meet & greet, transfers, transportation, tours & more. Great Exploration Tours, LLC, 50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 340-227-4992; 1-800-679-6501 clientservices@greatexplorationtours.com http://www.greatexplorationtoursatlanta.com/ A one-stop resource for vacation planning, tours, and transportation in Atlanta. Nightly Spirits, 437 Memorial Drive SE #C, Atlanta, GA, 30312; 844-678-8687; info@nightlyspirits.com http:// www.nightlyspirits.com 437-C Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312; 202-596-6077; info@nightlyspirits.com nightlyspirits.com Ghost tour meets pub crawl! Southeast Travel Services, LLC, 14391 Club Circle, Alpharetta, GA, 30004; 770-880-2235; diane@southeasttravelservices.com www.southeasttravelservices.com We custom design all- inclusive group tour packages with detailed itinerary planning The Historic Marietta Trolley, 131 Church Street, Marietta, GA, 30060; 770-425-1006; Fax: 770-425-1007; info@mariettatrolley.com mariettatrolley.com Sightseeing in Atlanta traffic does not have to be a challenge anymore with the introduction of the Peachtree Trolley.

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INFORMATION 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

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

WELLNESS & PERSONAL CARE

CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAUS

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; Fax: 770-934-1246; admin@ atlantagaychamber.org www.atlantagaychamber.org Promotes growth & advancement of LGBT & allied business members. Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, P.O. Box 93411, Atlanta, GA, 30377; 404-880-1551; Fax: 404-880-1555; www.bacc-ga.com Fosters trade & investment between Brazil & the Southeastern U.S. Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 99 West Paces Ferry, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA, 30305; 404-9299998; Fax: 404-929-9190; jlindsey@ghcc.org www.ghcc. org Promotes Hispanic/Latino leadership development & advocacy. Metro Atlanta Chamber, 191 Peachtree St NE, #3400, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-880-9000; Fax: 404-586-8469; www.metroatlantachamber.com Provides a unique forum for members to connect & make contacts.

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Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau, 178 S. Main Street, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA, 30009; 678-297-2811; Fax: 678-297-9197; janet@awesomealpharetta.com www. awesomealpharetta.com Experience shopping, dining & entertainment in one great destination – Awesome Alpharetta! Call 678-297-0102 for an official visitors guide! Alpine Helen-White County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 726 Bruckenstrasse, Helen, GA, 30545; 706878-2181; Fax: 706-878-4032; info@helenga.org www. helenga.org Helen is a re-creation of an Alpine village with shopping, cabins, recreation & more. 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; 404-5216600; Fax: 404-589-5729; info@atlanta.net www.atlanta. net Diverse dining, cultural arts, shopping & sports make Atlanta ide Cobb Travel & Tourism, One Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30339; 678-303-2622; Fax: 678-303-2625; info@ travelcobb.org www.travelcobb.org Cobb County has the warmth of a favorite neighborhood with culture & charm. Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA, 30030; 678-615-0915; Fax: 404-371-1593; Sherry.Jackman@decaturga.com www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com Decatur has 200 boutiques, galleries, services & restaurants in four miles.

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INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS STATIONS WITH FREE DAILY PARKING STATIONS WITH LONG-TERM AND FREE DAILY PARKING MARTA RIDESTORE & REDUCED FARE Program Locations: LENOX STATION RideStore only

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Reduced Fare Office & RideStore located in MARTA Headquarters Building

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DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA, 30084; 770-492-5011; Fax: 770-492-5033; 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; 770814-6056; Fax: 770-623-1667; 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; 404962-4000; Fax: 404-962-4009; www.Georgia.org Georgia boasts rich, unparalleled experiences & something for everyone. Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism, 5920 Roswell Road, Suite A-118, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328; 770-2061447; Fax: 770-206-1439; 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; Fax: 404584-0445; ldavenport@atlantabusinessleague.org www. atlantabusinessleague.org Provides economic empowerment and business development opportunities for minorities in metro-Atlanta. Atlanta Sports Council, 235 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-586-8510; Fax: 404-586-8508; 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, 303261059; 404-233-2228; Fax: 404-812-8222; Nurtures quality of life & coordinates orderly growth in Buckhead. CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research, 3280 Peachtree Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA, 30305; (404) 812-5086; Fax: 404-842-1165; 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) 427-8362; info@ citylifedevelopmentpartners.com http://www.citylifedevelopmentpartners.com To acquire, develop, and manage compelling places to live work, eat, shop, and play David Justice Financial Services, Inc., 5880 Live Oak Parkway, Suite 230, Norcross, GA, 30093; 770-441-2712; Fax: 678-819-4088; 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. 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 city’s 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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Did you enjoy your stay in Atlanta? Then come back to visit us this holiday season and experience some of our Atlanta-only holiday traditions. From glittering lights to favorite holiday shows, Atlanta will be full of the spirit of the season.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The Pink Pig at Macy’s Lenox Square

“Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker”

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s A Very Merry Holiday Pops!

THE PINK PIG

performances, the singalong train, and visits from favorite characters, like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus make this a must-visit holiday attraction. www.stonemountainpark.com

Oct. 26-end of December Macy’s Lenox Square This beloved Atlanta tradition started at Rich’s downtown department store more than fifty years ago and continues as new generations discover the magic of the Pink Pig train ride at Macy’s at Lenox. www.lenoxsquare.com

HOLIDAY FUN WITH THE ANIMALS November and December Zoo Atlanta Cookies with Santa (Dec. 2-3) and Jungle Bells Weekends (weekends, Nov. 25-Dec. 24) give you reason to visit the zoo during the cooler months. www.zooatlanta.org

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER Nov.7-Dec. 31 Center for Puppetry Arts Based on the classic television special, this puppet-only production captures the spirit of the holidays and is sure to delight children and adults. www.puppet.org

STONE MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS Nov. 11 - Jan. 3 (select dates) Stone Mountain Park More than two million lights, nightly parades, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4D, live

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GARDEN LIGHTS, HOLIDAY NIGHTS Nov. 11-Jan. 7 Atlanta Botanical Garden Back for its seventh year, this annual electrical extravaganza features spectacular light displays throughout the Garden, including the massive Tunnel of Light along with the Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and model trains that circle the grounds. Botanical St. Nick will be one hand (Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16) and the annual Reindog Parade (Dec. 2) is a can’t-miss event. www.atlantabg.org

FESTIVAL OF THE SEASON Nov. 18-Dec. 31 Georgia Aquarium The aquarium will be decked out for the holidays and will also include special events such as Wake Up Santa (Nov. 18), Breakfast with Santa (Dec. 16) and Holidays Across the Seas (Dec. 19). www.georgiaaquarium.org

HOLIDAY IN THE PARK Nov. 18-Jan. 2 Six Flags Over Georgia More than one million LED lights

Stone Mountain Christmas

and dozens of Christmas trees set the stage at Six Flags, where guests can enjoy festive shows, culinary treats, the North Pole Express and other seasonal holiday rides, including the historic 1910 Riverview Carousel. www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia

CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL Dec. 1-23 The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse A handful of actors bring Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Past, Present and Future to life in an enchanting storytelling experience for all ages. www.shakespearetavern.com

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARADE Dec. 2 Midtown Atlanta The largest holiday parade in the Southeast, this annual tradition includes floats, giant helium-filled balloons, marching bands and of course, Santa. www.choa.org/parade

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Dec. 8-24 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre The Alliance Theatre’s adaptation of the beloved Dickens classic features live music, an all-star Atlanta cast, and all the magic of the

season in a new venue while the Alliance completes its renovations. www.alliancetheatre.org

“ATLANTA BALLET’S NUTCRACKER” Dec. 8-28 The Fox Theatre Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, dancing snowflakes and candy canes and all of the magnificence of this holiday tradition are even more magical under the (indoor) stars at the historic Fox Theatre in Midtown. www.atlantaballet.com

A VERY MERRY HOLIDAY POPS! Dec. 15-16 Atlanta Symphony Hall A musical experience for the whole family, complete with full orchestra, chorus, favorite songs and carols, and a visit from Santa and his reindeer. www.atlantasymphony.org

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