The Philips Arena
Home of the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks and the National Hockey League's Atlanta Thrashers, the Philips Arena opened in 1999 and replaced the antiquated OMNI Coliseum.
In addition to hosting sporting events, the Philips Arena is also used for concerts. Capacity depends on the event: 18,750 seats for hockey, 20,000 seats for basketball, and 21,000 seats for concerts.
Home of Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves, 50,096-seat Turner Field was formerly the Olympic Stadium constructed for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games. Between September 1996 and April 1997, the stadium was retrofitted into a baseball-only, open-air, natural-grass ballpark.
Like many of the new baseball stadiums being constructed across the country, Turner Field combines the nostalgia and atmosphere of the old-time ballparks with modern state-of-the-art technology.
Braves fans will appreciate the Ivan Allen, Jr. Braves Hall of Fame, which contains over 500 Braves artifacts and memorabilia, which trace the history of the team from its beginnings in Boston to Milwaukee and then to Atlanta.
The Georgia Dome
Constructed in 1992, the Georgia Dome is the home of the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons. In addition to National League Football games, the Georgia dome also hosts the annual Peach Bowl college football game, and was the site of the 1994 Super Bowl, and an event venue during the 1996 Olympic Summer Games.
The 71,250-seat stadium is the largest cable-supported domed stadium in the world. The 290-foot-high (88-meter-high) roof is constructed of 130 Teflon-coated fiberglass panels, covering almost nine acres (three hectares).
There are several hiking opportunities just outside Atlanta, such as Stone Mountain, Red Top Mountain State Park and Kennesaw Mountain. But most of Georgia's best hiking is in the northern region, where Georgia's mountains are located.
North Georgia is about 2 hours drive from Atlanta. Here you will find Amicalola Falls State Park, where a short trail leads to the start of the 2,000 plus mile Appalacian Trail. Farther north, there are more parks, more mountains and even more hikes. Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia at just over 4,000 feet, is located near Blairsville and the Brasstown wilderness has numerous outdoor options. Its not the Grand Canyon, but Tallulah Gorge is still pretty impressive and its surrounding park has some interesting and challenging hikes as well.
Actually, foothills is probably a better term for these rolling grassy slopes found in the northern region of Georgia. I have to admit to a bit of bias here as, in my opinion., nothing beats the towering peaks of the west. But the North Georgia foothills and the areas surrounding them have their own beauty too. Hiking under a canopy of trees and to a summit where the Blue Ridge Mountains are visible in the distance is not a bad way to spend your time.Related to:
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Plenty of places to go fishing around this state. So grab your fishin' pole and gear then head to the pier, it has a roof for those rainy or too sunny days! These's also crabbing and casting for shrimp too!
Equipment: St of Georgia does require a license for salt water, you can pick 1 up at Maxwell's in Jekyll Shopping center
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My favorite thing to do is go to baseball games. The Atlanta Braves are fun to go to. They are the best team in baseball so how could you not enjoy watching them play? Also the Macon Braves are really a great experience. The Columbus RedStixx, Augusta Greenjacets and Savannah Sandgnats are also in Georgia. A minor league game is always a lot of fun to catch.
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