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The Best Coffee Shops Around Atlanta

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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We like the idea of visiting unique-to-the-city coffee shops on our travels. It’s a simple way to get a taste of the city, literally and figuratively. If you’re new to Atlanta, traveling to Atlanta, or even if you’ve lived in Atlanta a while, these coffee shops are definitely worth a visit.

1. Condessa Coffee – 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE

Condessa Coffee is comfortably situated in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. The beverages are crafted with Counter Culture Coffee and Rishi Organic Tea – the kind of high-quality brands you can’t find at your local grocery store. They also serve beers from local breweries and mix up some of the finest cocktails around town. (more…)

Atlanta Trolley Tickets – Sightseeing Excursions in Georgia

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Hop On and Hop Off Tolley Tours depart daily in Atlanta, Georgia.

Let us be your guide to a great overview of the capitol of the south.  Downtown, you will discover all the history from Atlanta’s founding through the Civil War. T hat historical perspective continues in the Grant Park Neighborhood.  Then, you may remember the rich Civil Rights History on Auburn Avenue.  Famous writers, artists and beautiful parks can be found in Midtown.  You will also see the triumphs of the Olympics throughout the city.

On the trolley loop you will find the major attractions, the best places to wine and dine, the best shopping, where to go for night life, beautiful green spaces and parks, amd views of the city’s architecture.  Ride at your own pace.  Disembark the trolley at any of our 13 stops; then re-board to continue your adventure.  It’s a great way to get around the city for sightseeing.

Your ticket includes:

~ 115 minute narrated trolley loop of the City of Atlanta
~ 13 stops with on-and-off privileges
~ Ticket good all day (operating hours)
~ Expert drivers take you through the biggest city in the Southeast

Plan your day of touring around our 13 stops. Buy the Two Day Pass and take for even more freedom to see all the Atlanta sights at your leisure.

The stops:

Centennial Olympic Park
Attractions: Georgia Aquarium, World Of Coca Cola, CNN Studio Tour, Children’s Museum
Hotels: Omni, The Glenn, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden, Holiday Inn
Venues: Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome, Phillips Arena, The Tabernacle, ACVB Vistors Information Centers, Cenntenial Olympic Park

Underground Atlanta
Attractions: Underground Atlanta, Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Georgia State Capitol, State Museum, Atlanta City Hall, Zero Mile Marker
Venues: Georgia Depot, Atlantix, ACVB Visitors Information Center, 5 points MARTA Station

Turner Field
Attractions: Turner Field, Atlanta Braves Museum and Hall of Fame, Turner Field Tours, Site of HR 715, The Olympic Cauldron
Hotels: Holiday Inn
Venues: 755 Club

Grant Park
Attractions: Zoo Atlanta, Cyclorama, Grant Park
Venues: Oakland Cemetery

Martin Luther King Jr. Center
Attractions: MLK Center, King Burial Location, King Birth Home, National Park Service, King Visitors Center, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Civil Rights Walk of Fame, Historic Auburn Avenue, Freedom Walk, APEX Museum, Auburn Avenue Research Library, SCLC W.O.M.E.N. Headquarters

Downtown Atlanta
Attractions: Peachtree Street, Peachtree Center, Failie-Poplar District, Flat Iron Building, Candler Building, Broad Street, Mitchell Square, Public Library, Woodruff Park
Hotels: Peachtree Westin, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt Downtown, Sheraton Downtown, Hilton Downtown, The Ellis, Super 8, Wyndham Downtown, Marriot Downtown, Marriot Marquis
Venues: Rialto Theater, Theatrical Outlet, Georgia State University

Civic Center (During Special Exhibitions Only)

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Attractions: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Piedmont Park

Woodruff Arts Center
Attractions: Woodruff Arts Center, High Museum of Art, Atlanta College of Art
Hotels: Four Seasons, Marriot Midtown, W Hotel Midtown
Venues: Alliance Theater, Hertz Stage, 14th Street Playhouse, Colony Square Shops

Center for Puppetry Arts
Attractions: Breman Museum, Rhodes Hall, Savannah College of Art

Atlantic Station
Attractions: Shopping, Shopping, Shopping!
Hotels: The Twelve
Venues: Regal Cinemas

Margaret Mitchell House
Attractions: Margaret Mitchell House, The Federal Reserve, The Medical Society, Midtown Mile Shopping District
Hotels: Wyndham Midtown
Venues: Turner Broadcasting

Technology Square
Attractions: Georgia Tech, Fraternity Row, Biltmore Building
Hotels: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Venues: Georgia Tech Conference Center

The Varsity
Attractions: Georgia Tech, Tech Tower, Bobby Dodd Stadium, Coca Cola World Headquarters, Olympic Village, Bank of America Building
Hotels: Renaissance Hotel, The Georgian Terrace Hotel, Hotel Indigo
Venues: The Fox Theatre, The Shakespeare Tavern, Crawford Long Hospital

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