Your Guide to Enjoying Atlanta

August 31, 2009

Yes, believe it or not CEDIA is a mere week away! For the majority of us that means long days and even longer nights, sore feet and probably a whole lot of Band-Aids.

Just when we were starting to get the hang of Denver, the free bus and all the best hot spots, CEDIA up and moved us to Atlanta. Now we have to go and figure out the nightlife scene all over again. Fear not, Caster is here! If you find yourself with some free time next week (yes, I do realize what I am saying), take a look at our list of the best things to do in Atlanta.

The Georgia Aquarium
Dive into a one-of-a-kind aquatic experience at the world’s largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium! Get up close with gentle whale sharks, toothy sand tiger sharks, graceful beluga whales, playful sea otters and aquatic animals from around the globe. With the largest collection of aquatic animals, you are sure to see things you’ve never seen before!

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site & Sweet Auburn District
The area of Sweet Auburn served as the thriving center of Black enterprise in Atlanta from the 1890s through the 1940s, and is the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, explore his birth home, visitor center, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and The King Center, where Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize is on exhibit. The crypt and gravesite of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, are also located at The King Center.

Churchill Grounds
660 Peachtree Street
Offering some of the best jazz in the city, Tuesday-Saturday.  The club is known for introducing
local talent as well as featuring jazz legends.

Dad’s Garage Theatre Company
280 Elizabeth Street
Little Five Points – Don’t miss Atlanta’s hottest new comedy improvisation show.

Best Restaurants

  1. Ritz-Carlton Dining Room
  2. Bacchanalia
  3. Chops & Lobster Bar
  4. Rathbun’s Restaurant
  5. Nan Thai
  6. Aria
  7. Joël
  8. Nam
  9. Bone’s Restaurant
  10. Nikolai’s Roof

Got something to add to the list? Please let our readers know. Add your favorite spot in Atlanta in our comments.

Posted by: Lauren