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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta
"Use your admission ticket to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta anytime during open hours and let your children experience the full range of activities at their own pace. The typical visit takes 2 to 3 hours but you're welcome to stay as long as you like. Learn how LEGO bricks are made on the factory tour. Feel wind and rain during the four 15-minute 4D movies featuring popular LEGO characters. Use lasers to protect a princess during the Kingdom's Qu and pedal to lift your seat off the ground in the Merlin's Apprentice Ride. See LEGO models of famous Atlanta attractions such as Turner Field and the Varsity in Miniland which features beautifully constructed buildings using almost 1.5 Lego million bricks. Let your children enjoy soft play areas and pick up Lego tips at the Master Builder Academy. Stop by the gift shop to see the latest LEGO building sets and snack on sandwiches Dippin Dots and other bites at the cafe. Your little LEGO lover can keep exploring until 7pm most of the week and 9pm on Saturdays.Please note: As a children's attraction and to promote a safe and family-friendly environment
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Atlanta Historical Homes Tour
"Visit the Swan House the Smith Family Farm and the Margret Mitchell House on this guided tour of two of Atlanta's famed historical homes enjoying local pickup and round-trip transportation. Built in 1928 for the Harvard H. Inman family the Swan House is one of the most recognizable and photographed landmarks of Atlanta. Noted architect Philip T. Shutze designed Swan House and its gardens as well as many other distinct buildings in the city. You'll take in the home's classic yet elegant demeanor and explore its beautiful landscaped gardens fountains and breathtaking views. The tour includes accurate and vivid descriptions of the Inman family's life inside the historic home acquired by the Atlanta Historical Society in 1966.Continuing your tour
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Atlanta's Inman Park Food Tour
"Get your sneakers on your appetite ready and join Food Tours Atlanta. Take a leisurely stroll around the picturesque tree-lined streets all while supporting Inman Park's locally owned restaurants. Food Tours Atlanta will guide you through the area's storied history architecture and culture leaving you with nuggets of wisdom almost as tasty as the food itself. The 3-mile walk meanders through Atlanta's favorite in-town neighborhood stopping at five locally owned restaurants offering generous food tastings along the way. Enjoy tastes from favorites
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Virginia Highlands Tips (7)

Virginia Highlands: Places to eat and drink in Atlanta

Buckhead isn't too bad and there are certainly safe bars and restaurants there. If you would like to see a little bit of a different side of Atlanta, still safe but more casual and filled with everyday folks, check out either the Virginia Highlands or East Atlanta. (East Atlanta is much like the Highlands but with plenty of parking. )

Atkins Park in the Highlands is a bar with top notch food. Noche is a Tapas place with (at least they used to have) a $10 all you can eat tapas night on mondays. There are a dozen or so bars and restaurants right around the corner of Virginia and Highland (hence the Virginia Highlands). Just a few blocks south on Highland is where you will find Atkins Park, the Dark Horse, Limerick Junction and a bevy of other eateries and bars. A number of them such as 10 High, Limerick, Blind Willies, etc have live music as well.

I am not as familiar with the up and coming East Atlanta area but it is on Boulevard just on the south side of I-20.

Dress Code Casual

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balfor
Feb 13, 2009

Neighbors: A neighborhood bar

Neighbors is in the same building as Hand in Hand but has a completely different feel. It has two sections, one part is restaurant and one part is bar. neither side is huge and the place definately has the feel of a neighborhood pub and doesn't pretend to be anything more.

On mondays from 8:30 until about midnight, there is live karaoke. (which, in my opinion, is MUCH better than dead karaoke! Many of the singers are quite talented, but there are also the normal folks who should have listened to themselves BEFORE trying to sing in public. I expect that some of those will be turning up on American Idol some day!

All in all it isn't a bad place, but can get smoky a little too fast for my taste.

Pictures will be forthcoming.

Dress Code Casual but not sloppy or dirty.

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balfor
Jan 23, 2007

Virginia Highlands: The Hand in Hand Pub

The hand in hand has the BEST patio that I've been to in Atlanta. They have somehow managed to capture a feeling on their patio, as well as inside the pub itself, that you are not in Atlanta Georgia, but rather somewhere in the UK. Oh sure, you still see American cars, hear American accents and all of the other details, but the place has a feel of being from elsewhere.

Their food is prepared very well, but is nothing fancy. The portions are good sized, though not huge, so you will definately not go away hungry should you decide to have something to eat along with a cold pint.

It is definitely a social place and not a dance club. Come here to have a few pints and enjoy old friends company or make new friends!

The only downside to the pub is that it is just a bit more expensive that other places nearby. It does have a good product, a great atmosphere and good service so in spite of being a little more costly, it is still a place I will chose over others.

Dress Code Casual, but you are in the Highlands so while eclectic dress is not unheard of, sloppy dress is not what you will see.

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balfor
Jan 23, 2007

BuckHead or the Virginia...

BuckHead or the Virginia Highlands
BuckHead has an Array of restaurants and clubs all within a few blocks for the ease of Bar Hopping. These clubs tend to cater more to the 21-35 crowd but all are definitely welcome.
The Virigina Highlands also caters to groups of all ages with fine dining and bars but tend to require dress codes no jeans and such.

Dress Code BuckHead bars have little to no requirements.
The Virgina Highlands require not jeans or tennis shoes normally.

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Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Try to avoid Buckhead, which...

Try to avoid Buckhead, which is a cluster of trendy bars north of downtown and midtown. The bars are all packed and the people are all the same for the most part. There are a few decent spots, but the area on the whole is overrated. Instead, venture out to Virginia Highlands, Little Five Points, Flat Shoals, Midtown or Emory Village - there are a number of drinking, music and dancing establishments in these areas with a little more character. Ok, a lot more character. I've attached the 'short list' below - a lot of places around town tend to come and go so they may not all be around. I do not recommend or sponsor any of these establishments unless otherwise noted. This is a mixture of tried-and-true and a few picks that *appear* to have *possibilities*. So if you go there and the place sucks, it's your own damn fault. :D On the other hand, if you discover the place is cool or you want to add to the list, by all means, let me know.

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farseek
Aug 25, 2002

Blind Willies.: Blind Willies.

If you like to listen to Blues bands, while in Atlanta, this is where you want to be. Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly crowd. Good music. Cheap drinks. The whole Virginia Higlands area ids unique and something of a must see. You'll see what I mean once you are there.

Dress Code Jeans and nikes.

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pulgaron
Aug 24, 2002

Dark Horse Tavern & Grill

I think this is where I would hang out most if I lived here.....

Dress Code Dress a little better here than you would if you were going out in Buckhead......

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