Known as the Carpet Capital of the World, Dalton was founded in the 1800s in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Cherokee tribes set up their capital nearby but were removed on the tragic Trail of Tears. The area was also home to Civil War battles, and historic landmarks representing both of these times still exist. The reputation as the home of major carpet companies now extends to all floor coverings, including vinyl flooring. Dalton has downtown shops and restaurants as well as ann...
Atlanta, Georgia, is a sprawling metropolis so it can be overwhelming to think about getting from Point A to Point B. But there are plenty forms of transportation to help you get around, whether you’re visiting for a big event or a weekend vacation. We’re sharing our insider tips on the best ways to explore the city.
Don’t be intimidated by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest. It’s set up with spokes along a straight line so you can eit...
Atlanta, Georgia, is nicknamed “Hollywood of the South” for its many film productions. Thanks to government tax incentives, there’s never been more going on, including blockbuster hits and popular television shows. If you see yellow signs with random black letters, it signals an active production, so you never know what (or who) you might see. There are many ways to spy your favorite filming locations, including hopping aboard a bus with Atlanta Movie Tours, but if you’re short on time, check...
Based on the popular Bravo show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," which made its debut in 2003, the Netflix reboot launched in 2018 with a brand new “Fab 5.” In each episode, the five men meet people who need help in certain aspects of their lives, whether it be fashion, diet or decor. The first and second seasons were filmed in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, including a loft in the Atlanta neighborhood of Cabbagetown and the iconic rainbow crosswalk in Midtown. But some of these other locat...
It’s the moment Atlanta has been waiting for since the announcement was made in 2017. The Super Bowl brings the country’s largest sporting event to our city. But the actual game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is only part of the festivities. More than 100 venues around the city will be used for related events, including concerts, parties and activities. Add these to your calendar.
Super Bowl Opening Night, Jan. 28
Kick off the event with the official opening night, which includes team appear...
Located a short walk from the stadium in the Luckie-Marietta District, STATS is a bustling sports bar with a menu of American favorites and house-brewed beers. Some tables even have their own taps so you can serve yourself. There are 70 high-definition televisions, so you won't miss a moment of the action.
Now a local chain with locations throughout the metro area, Taco Mac started in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood in 1979 by two natives of Buffalo, N.Y., bringing wings to the South. The ...
Winter is a fun time to visit Atlanta, especially since there’s no shortage of things going on. Sports fans flock to town for events like the Air Force Celebration Bowl, the Super Bowl, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl, and the SEC Championship Game. In between games with your favorite teams, don’t miss Atlanta’s best places to eat, drink, play – and celebrate a win.
Where to Eat
Make a reservation at one of Atlanta’s best restaurants to celebrate with friends and family. Bacchanalia, Empire State ...
Atlanta is known for its legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, especially as the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Nobel Peace Prize winner grew up in the historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood, where he worked as a pastor at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and there are many tributes to him throughout the city. Here’s how to learn more about the movement in Atlanta during Black History Month.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Start at the visitor’s center, which edu...
Roswell's history dates back to the early days of Georgia's statehood. In the 1830s, a man named Roswell King visited the area and built a cotton mill on Vickery Creek. He was joined by other settlers, who set up their own plantations. Cotton became the main industry, even after damage during the Civil War. Today, many of these buildings make up a 640-acre historic district. The city's location along the Chattahoochee River makes it popular for outdoor recreation, and the downtown has no shor...
Gather with some friends or family for a round of warm beverages.
In Atlanta, there's no shortage of hot drinks to enjoy. Try Hampton + Hudson’s bourbon and brandy hot chocolate or the non-alcoholic version at Xocolatl. And, when you need a caffeinated pick-me-up, check out these five neighborhood coffee and tea shops in Atlanta.
Savannah knows its way around a hot drink with plenty of coffee shops. Order the white forest mocha at The Paris Market, the spiced lavender mocha a...
Around one hour north of Atlanta, Dawsonville is home to the southern terminus of the famous Appalachian Trail, which starts at Springer Mountain, accessible from Amicalola Falls State Park. The area has a tradition with moonshine and NASCAR, and is known as the stomping grounds of race car driver Bill Elliott. In the fall, pumpkin patches and farm fun attract visitors to this scenic North Georgia town.
Things to Do
Amicalola Falls State Park
Dawsonville is ideal for outdoors lovers, especial...
Know someone tight on living space who loves to travel? Here are nine gift ideas for that hard-to-shop-for millennial in your life.
When the holiday season comes, who is the hardest to shop for person on your list? Likely those city-dwelling millennials who usually have everything they need. But you might consider buying them items that fit into their jetsetting lifestyles, or that help organize their often tiny living spaces.
For City Dwellers Small on Space
If your loved ones live in big ci...
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A quick drive from downtown Atlanta and home to more than 200 restaurants, unique attractions and more than 750 acres of parkland, Alpharetta is a perfectly positioned destination full of things to see and do. The music scene features both big-name touring acts and regional performers in a variety of venues. With major company headquarters, beautiful neighborhoods, a historic downtown and events throughout the year, Alpharetta is a a must-see community in metro Atlanta.
Things to Do
If you're looking for rest and relaxation, spa treatments, yoga classes or just a quiet place to recharge, these wellness retreats around Georgia are right for you. Take advantage of the various treatments that these facilities offer. If you can’t find one that suits your needs, you can also create your own!
You might know it as a family-friendly getaway for its gardens, holiday lights and onsite accommodations, but did you know that Callaway Resort & Gardens also has wellness retreats? Theme...