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Atlanta's Top 7 Memorial Day Getaways

Atlanta’s Top 7 Memorial Day Getaways

From natural wonders to the thrills of a(nother) big city, there are a few ways to take advantage of your long weekend.

Memorial Day is awesome. It’s the start(ish) of summer, and you get three days off: the official first chance on the calendar to get out and have a little fun. There are no shortage of activities within the city limits to keep you occupied, but should a change of climate be something you’re after, a whole weekend of fun can be found within a few hours of town, whether you want to get back to the great outdoors, chill out in a sleepy town, or party the night away in some rip-roaring honky-tonk. Here are our top recommendations for exploring the region.


Atlanta Summer Festival Guide

The Atlanta Summer Festival Guide

Pick a weekend. Chances are, there’s something fun to do in Atlanta. Embrace the heat.

The weather may be hot, but there are more than enough cool opportunities to get outside during the months of June, July, and August. Summer festival season is a favorite in Atlanta, and seldom does a weekend go by without something going on, somewhere in the city. So charge up your Breeze Card, hop on a train, and get dropped off in the heart of where the action is.


48 Hours in Atlanta

48 Hours in Atlanta

So, we’ve got the busiest airport in the world, in case you didn’t know (there’s an old saying in the South: “When you die, no matter if you’re going to heaven or hell, you’ve gotta go through ATL first.”)

Anyway, it’s entirely possible you’ll find yourself with a layover. We know you’re busy and all, but Atlanta is way more than a fly-through city. If you get a wild hair sometime, why not arrange your flying plans around a two-day stint in A-Town? We promise, there’s more than enough to do. Not to be presumptuous, but would you mind if we helped you out with your itinerary?


Scary Accurate Predictions from 1993

Watch this video – you will get a kick out of this:


“…And the company that’ll bring it to you: AT&T”

Well, AT&T did help transport the 1?s and 0?s on their fiber optic lines.  But… AT&T didn’t bring us these things.

They didn’t cash in. They imploded.  Google, Motorola, Skype, Paypal and Apple brought us these things, and cashed in.

Question for you ::

What technologies are we going to have in 2033?

Do you think they will be brought to us by… Google, Motorola, Skype, Paypal and Apple?

Or will it be a new crop of companies nobody’s ever heard of?

Post your comment below.  Have a great weekend.


Stuff to do: Virginia Highlands Summerfest 2011 - June 4th and 5th

Saturday, June 4, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

?Sunday, June 5, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m Scenic and historic Virginia Ave.

(between ?North Highland Ave. & Park Drive)

FREE ADMISSION (?Donations to the Va-Hi Civic Assn. are appreciated)

As you can tell from my previous blogs over the last month or so I've been delighted to highlight some of our great city's summer festivals. Each year I find that the festivals get larger and more entertaining, this year's (28th annual) Virginia Highlands Summerfest is no different. Not only has the festival grown in size with the amount of vendors and people over the years, but this year brings a couple better known musical acts as...

Stuff to do: Sweetwater 420 Festival and 5k Run (April 15th-17th)

*kid friendly
*environmentally friendly

Local Atlanta brewery Sweetwater is back again this year with their annual Sweetwater 420 Festival, taking place in Candler Park on April 15-17. The festival has traditionally taken place on just 1 or 2 days but this year they are expanding to a full 3 days of sun, beer, music, art, crafts and many more activities around environmental and greening initiatives. The festival is always in April to coincide with Earth Day and features a variety of booths and companies that exist to draw awareness to environmental and social issues. This year also includes the addition of an adult comedy tent hosted by the newly renovated and improved Relapse Theatre on 14th street.

The festival also includes the 7th annual Sweetwater 5k race. They are currently accepting entries but will be limited to just 2000 runners. All proceeds from the 5k race will be donated to the Candler Park Neighborhood...

Stuff To Do: Decatur Earth Hour

Earth Hour Bonfire and marshmallow roast in Decatur Square. Saturday, March 26th at 8pm.

 This Saturday, March 26th at 8pm, Decatur will host a family bonfire and marshmallow roast in honor of this year's Earth Hour. Earth Hour was started in 2007 and involved 100s of countries and 1000s of people across the entire world turning off their lights for one hour to raise awareness for climate change…and also as a way to show that its possible for global coordination on such important issues.

Its a great family event to help draw awareness for energy conservation and climate change. At 8:30 they'll be a countdown to turning out lights in the square and around Decatur...

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