Visit Buckhead in northern...
Visit Buckhead in northern Atlanta on a weekend when it's warm. It's so crowded in some areas that when I walked out of a back door of a bar I still thought I was inside the bar because I was squeezing through people to move around. I love driving. Each road feels like it has its own unique style and attitude. When I'm in Atlanta, I love just driving from one end of the city to the other on Peachtree Street. You can see many styles of architecture, different socio-economic parts of cities, it goes straight through Buckhead, straight through the heart of Midtown, where the old 'peachtree' scene used to be, and through downtown. Watch your back when walking through the city downtown. A couple must see places: The Underground (a mall, underground), Turner Field, Coca-Cola Factory, The Varsity (North Street next to Ga.Tech), Stone Mountain, and Dante's Down the Hatch (fondue restaurant in Buckhead that has an indoor pond with a broken down ship, turtles, alligators, and fish. Also live jazz 24-7.)
Baseball- Atlanta Braves- Turner Field
The Atlanta Braves play at this stadium, which was built in time for the 1996 Summer Olympics. It has a capacity to seat 50,000. It was renovated in 2005 with a Jumbo High Definition screen over center field.
On Friday nights after the game Publix supermarkets sponsors a fireworks show.
Tours of the stadium are given year-round. The price is $12 adults, $7 children.
Castleberry Hill Arts District
This section of Atlanta is a newly-forming arts district/community that has several cutting-edge galleries and a few shops and restaurants.
Located southwest of downtown on a few blocks along Walker and Peters Street.
An Irish Evening Out!
Fado is a great place to find your inner Celtic vibes. Fado's in Atlanta is located in Buckhead, the cultural as well as posh area of Atlanta.
I've also been to the Fado in Austin they are equally fun. The drink of choice here is Guiness, so seat yourself at the bar and people watch. Some evenings there are Irish musicians that play Irish melodies that are nearly irresistible foot-tapping good. Do what you like...
Don't drive unless you have to
Atlanta traffic is notoriously bad. Try to avoid it at all costs during rush hour, unless you know exactly where you are going. The signage on the freeways is not the best. If possible, take MARTA, Atlanta's rapid transit. Even though MARTA is not very extensive, it is a quick and cheap ride from the airport to downtown and the Buckhead district.