If you are into the Civil War - This is the place to stay - located by stone mountain and (discovered from a talk with the owner) an old civil war hospital, the village Inn is the place to be. They truly love thier history here and really play up the southern ties with a room dedicated to that notoriuos southern belle, scarlett. The room (gree room) we stayed in was beautiful with a private bath and very comfy.
Breakfast deserves a review all of its own - It was fantastic - Purchase a copy of the recipe book - you will not regret it!
The King Keith house has the look of a B and B in my opinion. I love the old house and they have been careful to preserve the history. the inn has spacious Rooms but also a private cottage in teh back (where we stayed and LOVED it) For being in Atlanta and not having a ton of acreage to work with, they have a beautiful garden and fountain/pond, all in the Inman park area.
Great service and a beutiful, historic house! spoil yourself@
This bed and breakfast is a great place to stay if you want to emjoy highlands shopping and nightlife during a weekend retreat. They also do a murder mystery weekend that we want to do - looks interesting.
As for the Inn and grounds, the hostess is very attentive to the look of her Inn and really loves the garden and to talk about it with you. she has a number or places to sit and enjoy the flowers - go in the spring! SMells so good!
Prices are reasonable and the breads she bakes are delicious.
a quaint little house that is close to pretty much everything. They are reasonably priced for a B and B and the hostess is super sweet and very concerned with your stay! We stayed in the executive suit and loved it. It had a fireplace and opened out onto a little porch. Other suits are more wildly conceived - having Glamorous and city scenes. Great city retreat.
Laurel Hill is such a wonderful house. They have beautiful furnishing and a GREAT breakfast. We stayed in the Loft suit - a balck and white decor with stunning ceilings and nooks makes this a really cozy room. Laurel Hill is close to pretty much everything in Atlanta and it was super easy to get to - a great weekend away from it all. The only reason that I give it 4 stars rather than 5 is for the grounds. They have a beautiful set up and have even constructed a little path to walk but basically, this is a home in a neighborhood with a backyard. I loved the place but will try to stay somewhere I cannot see other homes (and can see more nature) in the future.
Again, I do not want to discourage anyone from going here - we absolutely loved EVERYTHING about it - just want more nature!
whether you are looking to purchase a gun, looking to improve your shooting or even to take a class so that you will be sure to be gun-safe, Autreys is the place for you. They have a super friendly staff that really knows their stuff and they are willing to help you - always with a keen eye towards safety. My husband has used teh shooting range and really likes it while many member of our family have taken classes on safe handling of guns.
They also have competative shooting though none of us are involved for /can speak for that aspect.
Zoo atlanta is the best zoo in teh surrounding states. They have almost every kind of animal you can think of and really care about the habitats of the animals. The only thing I did not like was the reptile house and that is because I do not like those animals. They have season passes that are completely worth it for those in Atlanta. Though The institution, Willie B (A huge gorilla) died not to terribly long ago, the pandas are the new "Thing" and they are great as well. Also - the zoo is always on the look out for bamboo for the pandas - the zoo tapped my husband's work for it and if you have some you can give them a call - how cool is it to say the pandas eat "our" bamboo!!
Fernbank, besides being a great museum (with dinos) for the kids and adults also has IMAX! They have multiple stories and tons of exhibit rooms. The volunteers and staff are very happy to help and show you EVERYTHING! They have ample parking in the front of the Museum and cool programs for kids. The best thing though is the programs for adults like Martinis and Imax movies on teh same night - a pretty cheap date and a really good time!! The IMAX movies are not always the most interesting (The wolf one was not a fav of mine) but they are always fun!
Imagine it is for kids under 8 yrs old but I had a great time when I go with my kids as well. They are easy to find (near olympic park) but you will have to pay to aprk (about $5). It is fairly inexpensive to go and you can purchase a membership for a year at a time at great rates. They are usually packed and we did go once and were turned away so get tickets ahead of time. They have cool crafts, interesting ways of teaching kids simple things like brushing teeth or tying shoes. They also host camps though we have not tried one of those.
This place has a great selection of men and women's clothes for the city dweller - a few peices from here can really round out and spice up your wardrobe. The coolest thing about Fabrik, however, is not the clothes. This store offers Art shows, wine tastings and special fashion shows at different times. Then there is more. There is a water bar (all the time) in Fabrik . It is just one of the most interesting store combinations I have seen in a while!
They have put it all together nicely and really have a great staff who is willing to help.