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Atlanta skyline at night Atlanta has a lot of amazing places. It would be nice to walk there unaccompanied by a guide, slowly examining the authentic sights. Quiet area of Cabbagetown is well known to fans of street art. You can walk for hours along its winding streets admiring huge colorful paintings. It would give even more impressions than a visit to a modern art gallery. Colorful graffiti adorning the walls of the old industrial buildings look incredibly realistic; authors of some of the pictures are real world celebrities.
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Fans of rest in the most original hotels would enjoy a large selection of exclusive accommodation places in Atlanta. One of the most unusual and well-known hotels is The Westin Peachtree … Open
Authentic street art is not the only feature of the old industrial area. Some of the old structures, which have been housing an operational plant, are converted into residential complexes these days. There are amazing shops and restaurants in some buildings. That’s certainly worth to look for a residential complex Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts , as well as a popular restaurant 97 Estoria . After tasting branded dishes in the restaurant, be sure to take a stroll through its backyard. The latest is full of unusual decorations, including a special parking lot for bicycles.
Those who are hunting for excellent photos can’t ignore Westin Peachtree Plaza . This chic hotel occupies a skyscraper with the most famous observation deck in the city. Look at the city from a height of over 200 meters can not only consist of a luxury hotel. An observation deck of The Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View is located on the 72nd floor of a skyscraper. Those who wish to stay in a unique skyscraper longer could visit one of the two rotating restaurants. One of them makes a turnover in 30 minutes, and the other rotates in 60 min.
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Atlanta Marriott Marquis deserves special attention among design hotels of the city. This accommodation place is designed in sophisticated aristocratic style in accordance with traditions of … Open
After admiring panorama of the central district of Atlanta and going down via an express elevator don’t hurry to leave the hotel. Here, very close to the high-speed elevator, there is a wonderful gift shop that has a variety of goods and very nice prices. There you can buy jewelry and accessories in traditional style, as well as the magnificent paintings and clothes with traditional symbols.
sunrise One of the most famous architectural landmarks of Atlanta is Swan House . It’s appreciated not only by fans of ancient architecture, but also those fond of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie. If you have visited an old mansion, then you know that it’s impossible to make photos of its interior, as it’s prohibited to take pictures during the tour. The only way to circumvent the ban is to sign up for a Swan House Capitol Tour, as it’s held in the rooms, where the movie was filmed. You can take pictures during this tour.
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There are lots of luxury hotels in Atlanta. One of the most prestigious and popular is The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. There are more than 500 rooms of different categories, as well as a huge … Open
Has long dreamed of visiting an unusual museum? In Atlanta, you will be able to look into the amazing Museum of toothpaste. The founder of the museum is a dentist, Valery Kolpakov; his unique collection of toothpaste includes about 2,000 tubes making it the largest in the world, as it’s noted in the Guinness Book of Records.
Atlanta - downtown skyline An unforgettable gastronomic adventure would be the best end of the day. It’s recommended to devote some time to amazing Varsity restaurant. It was founded in 1928. It’s believed that there you can taste the popular national specialty, Chili Cheese Dog, cooked following a pristine recipe. If a pleasure of a hot dog wouldn’t seem great, visit Dekalb Farmers market representing a huge variety of exotic fruits.
There are some amazing hotels in Atlanta, which have managed to retain the charm of yesteryear. One of these hotels is Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast set in a lovely old mansion with … Open

Westin Observation Deck Visiting

You can see the architecture of Atlanta from a great height if you stay at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. It is located in the city center. Each room has panoramic windows. A very beautiful view opens here. The Sun Dial restaurant, which rotates on its axis, is located on the 72nd floor. An excellent observation deck is equipped here. You will reach it by a high-speed elevator, which has a glass wall. If you are a guest of the hotel, you will take the elevator for free. You will admire the city and take beautiful unique photos, standing on the deck in sunny weather.
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Descent from the Mountain of Artificial Snow

If you love snow and winter entertainments, then you can enjoy such fun even in warm Atlanta. There is Stone Mountain Park in the city. Special equipment sprays artificial snow on the hills here from December to February. The snow is made from local lake water. You will be able to climb such a hill on the conveyor. There are two options to roll down it.
Couples coming to Atlanta for vacations usually prefer Sheraton Suites Galleria Atlanta. The hotel occupies a spectacular building with a picturesque surrounding territory. The rooms are … Open
You can use the sled, which is designed for 4-6 passengers. The sled moves fast. There is also a sled designed for one passenger. It moves slowly. You will feel like an athlete participating in Luge competitions at the Olympics choosing the second option. You need to buy a ticket to get to Stone Mountain Park. It costs $25. It will allow you to ride the slide for 2 hours. You will also have the opportunity to play all day on the Snow Zone.

Fishing and Swimming in Dick's Creek

You can spend a summer day going to Dick's Creek in Atlanta. It's fresh even in the heat here. It is the rapids that form beautiful ledges. Areas with sand on the bottom, suitable for swimming, formed between them. Take a dip in the water and feel refreshed and energized. You can also go fishing. Trout live in Dick's Creek. However, keep in mind that the license is needed for fishing. If you get tired of swimming and fishing, just walk along the shore of the stream. You will feel a pleasant coolness here. You will have the opportunity to admire beautiful plants, such as wild rhododendron. It is a relative of Azalea.
The most unusual shopping center of Atlanta is Underground. It goes underneath the fabulous viaduct, right under the ground. This shopping center is famous for hundreds of specialized shops. … Open

Tubing on the Chattahoochee River

The Chattahoochee River flows through Atlanta. It is shallow and not intended for shipping. You can't walk along its shore. There is no waterfront there. However, the river has a rapid flow in the shallows. So you can go tubing on a hot day here. This entertainment is popular with the locals. It is an alloy on an inflatable circle down the Chattahoochee. Several rental companies operate here. You can rent an inflatable circle of pink, yellow, green or blue color. You'll have to pay from $3 to $5 for it.
Atlanta Skyline You will have to get on your feet to avoid congestion or stone ledges during the journey due to the fact that the river is shallow. Stones will come across to you often. Therefore, you should not forget about water safety. It would be better if you put on a life jacket. However, despite all the inconveniences, such an unusual water journey will appeal to you. You will back to your hotel by bus when you reach the end of the route. The bus is painted in a color that matches your inflatable circle.
Discovering the architecture of Atlanta from bird's eye view! Civil War Museum, Bank of America Plaza, One Atlantic Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, all those monuments are defining the image of Atlanta … Open

Canoeing on the Lake

You can come to Cherry Lake and rent one of the many cabins located on the shore. You can also spend the night in the Indian Rock shelter. It is located in the forest. You can enjoy canoeing with one paddle here. They are used the most often in Atlanta. Fog hangs over the surface of the lake in the summer mornings. This time is considered the most suitable for canoeing. You will see a picturesque landscape and a small chapel while water walking on the surface of Cherry Lake. If you get tired of canoeing, you can go fishing. However, take care of the license in advance.
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