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Trip List by atllocal

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5 May 2006  Atlanta Resident & Amateur Concierge
3.5 of 5 stars based on 10 votes

Top 10 things to do during Atlanta's best season: Spring

  • 1. Turner Field
    Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

    Braves Baseball Season kicks off in April. Catch all the action at Turner Field where you can purchase standing room tickets for only $5. The stadium was converted from the 1996 Olympic Stadium to become one of Atlanta's top spring-time attractions.

  • 2. Piedmont Park
    Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia

    Atlanta's largest City park, during the spring it florishes with azaleas and dogwood trees. Stroll, jog or just hang-out at one of Atlanta's top people-watching spots. During the spring there are several festivals held in the Park, including The Atlanta Jazz Fest scheduled over Memorial Day Weekend. One of the Park's few parkside restaurants, The Park Tavern, also hosts special events on its expansive outdoor patio during the spring & summer.

  • 3. Chastain Park Amphitheater
    Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia

    Perhaps one of Atlanta's most memorable concert experiences - Chastain Park Amphitheater each year offers music lovers dynamic performances in a beautiful outdoor setting. Artists that range from Burt Bacharat to The Black Eyed Peas have all performed here. Check Ticketmaster for this season's line-up.

  • 4. Georgia Aquarium
    Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia

    Atlanta's newest attraction and one of the world's largest Aquariums. Adults & kids alike will be amazed at the array of underwater life on display. The lay-out is very kid friendly and is enhanced by classical music that is piped in. The book-ahead ticketing system provides less hassle and more viewing time. The Georgia Aquarium is an entertaining and educational experience for the whole family.

  • 5. High Museum of Art
    High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

    Newly renovated to include an expanded Modern Art area, The "High" as it is nicknamed is one of the Southeast's premier museums. Check out their Web site for Jazz at the High and other special events & exhibitions. Grab a post museum lunch or dinner at the new Table 1280 designed by internationally acclaimed Renzo Piano that is on the Museum's property.

  • 6. Shop & Dine in the Virginia Highlands

    This tree-lined neighborhood of Atlanta is filled with smart boutiques and eateries. You can start with brunch at Murphys then browse the many shops along Highland Avenue. Each Sunday Noche offers $1 drafts and inexpensive Tapas. Warning - the crowd can get to be a bit lively....

  • 7. Take a walk or jog around Chattahoochee River Park
    http://www.nps.gov/chat/pphtml/maps.html

    Grab a bike, baby stroller, fishing pole, dog or just your sneakers and take one of Atlanta's best strolls through the Chattahoochee Cochran Shoals park. The loop is approximately 3 miles around - nothing beats this park on a gorgeous spring day!

  • 8. Atlanta Fish Market
    Atlanta Fish Market, Atlanta, Georgia

    While not recommended after a visit to the Georgia Aquarium, this is one of Atlanta's most popular dining spots. For a City that is fairly inland, you'll feel like you have been transported to the Coast as you sip your sweet tea while waiting for your table on one of the many rocking chairs set up on the restaurant's porch. For non-seafood lovers, there are other dishes available.

  • 9. Sun Dial Restaurant
    Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View, Atlanta, Georgia

    Just before sunset grab your travel companions and head downtown to the Westin Hotel where the 360 degree rotating restaurant is perched. Aptly named The Sun Dial locals & visitors alike have enjoyed an unparalleled view of the City's skyline since the restaurants opening in 1976.

  • 10. Stone Mountain Park
    Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain, Georgia

    What do Golf, Lasers & General Robert E. Lee all have in common? They're all part of Stone Mountain Park. This is one of Atlanta's top family destinations offering history, exercise and an overall enjoyable experience. Take the 825 feet cable car ride up the mountain or hoof it up an easy trail to the top. The mountain's carving began in 1916 and took more than 60 years to complete (40 more than anticipated). Check out their Web site for a calendar of events.