August 14th, 2013
Margaret Mitchell had only one book published during her lifetime, but that book has been treasured by generations the world over. Her sweeping 1,037 page novel, Gone with the Wind, was a commercial and critical success; it was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award.
For bibliophiles, a trip to Atlanta is not complete unless it includes a tour of Mitchell’s home where she wrote the novel and lived with her husband until her untimely death at the age of 49.
The Mitchell Read the rest of this entry »
June 5th, 2013
Golfers who come to Atlanta have some difficult decisions to make, like where to play. The Atlanta metropolitan area boasts more than 100 public, semi-private and private courses.
Top golf publications rate Peachtree Golf Club as Georgia’s second best golf club, with the Augusta National having a firm hold on first. Ranked as the best in Atlanta, Peachtree is a private golf club. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Sr., Peachtree’s 18 holes have Read the rest of this entry »
March 28th, 2013
The mouth of the 430 mile long Chattahoochee River is found in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeastern Georgia. Approximately 48 of these miles flow through Atlanta and its neighboring suburbs, bringing exciting year round recreational activities to the bustling metropolis. There is so much to see and do on the Chattahoochee, vacationers and locals alike will be attracted to its lazy, winding shores.
Fishing conditions on the Chattahoochee River are good year round. Fishermen can tests their skill and luck spending the day fly-fishing, or gain an advantage by Read the rest of this entry »
June 13th, 2012
Centennial Olympic Park was created by Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as a way to improve run down or vacant areas of Atlanta for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The 21-acre park is located in downtown Atlanta and hosts several events year round that the whole family will enjoy.
In the summer, children of all ages will enjoy cooling off under the Fountain of Rings. Jets of water reach heights of up to 35 feet. Computer-controlled lights are synchronize Read the rest of this entry »
August 8th, 2011
Atlantic Station is Atlanta’s remedy to long commutes and explosive urban growth. During its inception it was billed at a live-work-play community, because it offers Atlantans, retail establishments, residences, office towers, and eateries all within walking distance from each other. However, you do not have to be a resident to enjoy all that Atlantic Station has to offer, as a 24-hour community, there is plenty to offer visitors who want to be able to park and take advantage of all the new entertainment and shopping experiences.
It is a bustling community, that provides homes, at a range of different Read the rest of this entry »
August 5th, 2011
When traveling to the big city of Atlanta there are plenty of things to do, which includes going to the Atlanta Opera. The tickets are nicely priced, starting at around 25.00 a piece. You can actually go to learn about the opera and those educational classes are usually free. You can get season tickets or pay to see whatever show is at the opera at the time of your visit. There are events that are by invitation only, like the Opera Ball. When you are planning your visit there is a restaurant that serves pre-opera dinner, called Mangia! and Read the rest of this entry »
August 3rd, 2011
A lovely way to spend a leisurely afternoon is to visit one of the local Botanical Gardens. Botanical Gardens are not only relaxing and soothing to our senses, they also offer many great educational and inspirational experiences, as well.
The variety of plants and flowers in bloom vary from month to month, allowing new discoveries to explore with each visit. Enjoy various plant collections that show off their particular beauty, including: fragrant roses, rare orchids, exquisite water plants, seasonal and edible gardens, to name only a few.
You will enjoy participating in a variety Read the rest of this entry »
July 11th, 2011
Atlanta is a great city any time of year, but summer’s especially hot in Hotlanta. If you’re planning a visit or even live here, take a look at a few of our suggestions for the best things to do outdoors in the city this summer. Get the kids, set the home security atlanta alarm and head into town!
Stroll the Park: Piedmont Park is home to tons of great cultural events including numerous arts festivals throughout the year. There’s tons of room for the kids to run and play and Read the rest of this entry »
December 15th, 2010
Thanks to Ray Charles the great state of Georgia frequently lilts through the minds of those that have been fortunate enough to sample her abundance. While Charles made his song famous on the airwaves, it is believed that Hoagy Carmichael wrote the lyrics, including two verses (which we’ve included in bold) that Charles left out of his rendition.
Georgia on My MindGeorgia, Georgia,The whole day throughJust an old sweet songKeeps Georgia on my mindI’m say GeorgiaGeorgiaA song of youComes as sweet and clearAs moonlight through the pinesOther arms reach out to meOther eyes smile tenderlyStill in peaceful dreams I seeThe road leads back to youI said Georgia,Ooh Georgia, no peace I findJust an old sweet songKeeps Georgia on my mind Read the rest of this entry »
October 25th, 2010
Often labeled as one of America’s largest Jazz Festivals, this annual celebration is hosted at Piedmont Park, and features the music of talented legends as well as up-and-coming artists.The whole purpose of the festival is to provide beautiful music to Jazz lovers (both young and old) and introduce music enthusiasts to the rich heritage that Jazz music has to offer. However, the best part about the festival is you can enjoy the phenomenal music for free! Read the rest of this entry »