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Decatur's Square

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Address: Decatur, GA
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Found this small town square to be adorable! It is filled with restaurants and some very eclectic shops like the Wild Oats and Billy Goats store which I couldn't get enough of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Found this small town square to be adorable! It is filled with restaurants and some very eclectic shops like the Wild Oats and Billy Goats store which I couldn't get enough of! The square felt very homey and wish we had something like this near where we live in Massachusetts!

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Thank Meghan F
missouri
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100 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

There are lots of places to eat. Some are good some not so good. Find someone local to ask which ones are best. The area doesn't not seem safe at night. Too many just wandering the streets

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73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

When the weather is good, this is where you go to have your pick of ice cream or King of Pops popsicle. Plenty of seating in the sun and shade. Also there are a few hidden doors in the Square that are fun to find.

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Thank ATLTraveller_12
Decatur, Georgia
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

"The Square" sits above the Decatur Stop on the Atlanta Metro system (MARTA). It is surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. You may run into a few panhandlers but for the most part you'll see employees having lunch during the week and singles and couples roving at night.

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was a complete surprise. It was almost like an English village square. Old fashioned, with band stand, excellent cafe's, great variety of restaurants, shops, brilliant ice cream parlour and beautifully clean & well maintained. Underneath all this is the MARTA system to whisk you downtown Atlanta and also the bus station was less than one minute walk away. We... More 

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Salem, Virginia, United States
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

It is at the center of downtown Decatur and is a wonderful place to sit and watch people stroll by. In addition there are a number of wonderful local restaurants surrounding the square. Definitely worth seeing and dining.

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Thank Jim C
Atlanta
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Imagine a Norman Rockwell scene: The gazebo has a band playing, families are hanging out with picnics or ice cream, strollers, dogs, shoppers, and restaurants have patio tables for fast casual as well as fine dining. It's all here! You may see impromtu dance and drum performances or experience the quiet of a moonlit night with tourists and local mingling... More 

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Thank AtlantaMadman
Decatur, Georgia
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Whether there is a festival going on or just a sweet walk around downtown Decatur, this are is great for pics & just hanging out.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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506 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I wish more small towns had a square like this. Plenty of places to relax, people watch, etc. and some very interesting sculptures and history.

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Milford, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a nice little spot. But, the restaurants and shops are what really deserve the reviews. In the square, I mostly encountered amateur photographers annoyed with my wife and I that we were on THEIR square interrupting their photo shoots.

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