Stroll through the trendy Virginia-Highland neighborhood, stopping at acafé or one of many eclectic shops housed in circa 1900 bungalows(Virginia Street meets Highland Street just northeast of downtown).Take an Atlanta Preservation Society-sponsored architectural tour of the1920s Moorish, Egyptian-style Fox Theatre. Saved from demolition bydedicated locals, the palace features onion domes, minarets anddecorative tile work. Enjoy views of the Atlanta skyline and Appalachian Mountains from StoneMountain via the skyride, a cable car that lets you off atop the giantConfederate memorial carving. # Atlanta #Georgia #VisitGeorgia
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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the
epicenter of the New South. While the city
retains some of its small-town atmosphere
in many waysâ€”such homey
neighborhoods as Virginia-Highland and
Little Five Points, blooming dogwoods and
azaleas that politely announce springtime
and the genteel hospitality practiced by
true Southernersâ€”it is far from the sleepy
Southern town that Gen. Sherman burned
to ashes in his 1864 march to the sea.
Sleek skyscrapers house headquarters to some of the countryâ€™s biggest
business names, and traffic rivals the professional gridlock found in other
major metropolitan areas, but the atmosphere is pleasant. Perhaps itâ€™s all
the sweet tea, but Atlanta is one big city that retains its Southern charm.
The host for the Centennial Olympic Games, Atlanta is home to four
major league sports teams whose fans are (dare we say) well-mannered.
And one of the cityâ€™s best preserved sites, the historic Fox Theatre, was
saved from destruction by the goodwill of gracious Atlantans.
Even though driven Northerners count for more than half of the cityâ€™s
ever-growing population, youâ€™ll still encounter a slow pace if you look.
Hints of the Old South can be found at historic sites, and heardâ€”in the
slow drawl of a â€œyes, maâ€™am.â€
Cheer on the Atlanta Braves at Turner field, which served as the Olympic
Stadium for the Centennial Olympic games, and take a behind-the-
scenes look with Turner Field Tours and the Ivan Allen Jr. Braves
Museum and Hall of Fame.
Stroll through the trendy Virginia-Highland neighborhood, stopping at a
cafÃ© or one of many eclectic shops housed in circa 1900 bungalows
(Virginia Street meets Highland Street just northeast of downtown).
Take an Atlanta Preservation Society-sponso