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  • 1. Southern Hospitality (Hi Ya'll)

    I moved to the Greater Atlanta area seven months ago from Texas. I am a very proud Texan so it was hard for me to leave my state and live in a new one. However, I was pleased that Atlanta was where I...

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  • 2. Neighborhoods

    A common concern expressed by several VT members and verified by my time walking around in certain areas needs to be addressed. There are some VERY bad neighborhoods in Atlanta. Do NOT walk alone,...

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  • 3. Traffic & Driving

    We are a big city that spralls out to the suburbs, so a car is probably a necessity for most, although there are lots of folk who take Marta every day, so it can't be too hard. If you can get an idea...

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  • 4. Finger-lickin' Southern Style Banana Bread!

    I've always been a huge fan of banana bread... not the overly-moist, overly-sweet, overly-chemical tasting varieties from the supermarket - but the wholesome,...

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  • 5. There Ain't No Red Clay in Georgia

    In some areas of Georgia, the soil is a strikingly red colored clay. This red hued dirt is caused mainly by the presence of iron oxides in the soil. They say...

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  • 6. Pee Cans

    Pecans, or pee cans, if you are from Georgia, are a Georgia tradition. Georgia produces more pee cans than any other state in the US, and it has led the states...

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  • 7. Georgia Liquor Laws

    Honestly, I haven't figured all of these out yet, but I'm going to try and outline some of the ones I know.- There is no reasonable restriction on the amount of...

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  • 8. Atlanta Ambassador Staff

    Atlanta employs a group of 'Ambassadors' who circulate around downtown and Midtown to offer directions, suggestions on restaurants, hotels, tourist sights, etc....

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  • 9. Annual Peach Drop

    Not to be outdone by the famous festivities in New York's Times Square, since 1989 Atlanta has hosted the annual New Year's Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta....

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  • 10. Workday Lunch on Broad Street

    Broad Street is near Five Points and is just 3 blocks long. Two of them are full of restaurants supplying food to local office workers and Georgia University...

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  • 11. Cotton Pickin Fair

    This could easily be placed in the 'Off the Beaten Path' section since it takes place in the tiny, rural town of Gay, Georgia, about 50 miles S. of AtlantaIt is...

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  • 12. Honda Battle of the Bands

    Once a year, usually in late January, the Georgia Dome in downtown hosts the Honda Battle of the Bands. Close to a dozen marching bands from Historically Black...

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  • 13. Southeastern Flower Show

    Each year in Atlanta the SE Flower Show is held and always at a good time. When the winter blues and blahs are at their peak you can go and see lovely blooming...

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  • 14. Street vendor

    Walking around downtown Atlanta you will see many of these local street vendor trying to many a buck. Check them ut good and do compare prices because they do...

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  • 15. Hey Y'all and more of that good ol' Southern drawl

    People all across America make fun of the Southern accent. It's funny, but in movies famous actors and actresses are all trying to get it right. Perhaps no one...

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  • 16. Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest!

    I'm not sure if it's a local favorite but I needs to be. Zoo Atlanta hosted a Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. The Winner went on to Coney Island for the...

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  • 17. Oyster Fest

    Oyster Fest is a weekend festival held in February in the Buckhead District. It is basically a large block party where beer and alcohol are more popular than...

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  • 18. Dixie Past

    There are many local festivals and parades during the year such as King Week, where martin luther King Jr's life and work is commemorated culminating on his...

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  • 19. have Balfor bake you a cake

    When in Atlanta, it is a VT custom to have Balfor bake a cake custom made for you. Sorry, Chris, I had to do it.

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  • 20. Always Something Going On...

    Atlanta is a very lively city. It is a real treat to just walk around downtown and you don't know what you will run into. There is so much to look at and so...

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