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What else to do in GA

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    My sister has this idea of going down while winter here and go to the largest aquarium and Lady and sons restaurant. Any been to either? Is it worth it to take a few days off and come and see these places. How close are these places to each other. What else to do in GA. Just another idea we are throwing around to see what sticks.
    “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” - Fitzhugh Mullan

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    Re: What else to do in GA

    The aquarium is in Atlanta, near the Coke Museum, Centennial Park, and the CNN Center. They say it's the largest but it didn't seem all that grand to us. I enjoyed the aquarium in Tennessee more, to be honest. Lady & Sons restaurant is in Savannah which is a good 4-5 hour drive from Atlanta. You have to make reservations or you wait in a line several hours long outside. It's southern food, some in buffet style so if you don't like your vegetables cooked for several hours, I wouldn't recommend it. The Savannah waterfront area is nice along with the old architecture.

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      Re: What else to do in GA

      You can visit the museum at Carter Center or the monument of Martin Luther King if you like culture. Apart from that, there are some nice parks and districts with a lot of bars and restaurants in Atlanta. You can travel to Alpharetta or Augusta, as well.. There you can enjoy the countryfeeling and the nature of the beautiful state Geogia.

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        Re: What else to do in GA

        Originally posted by kimberly View Post
        You can visit the museum at Carter Center or the monument of Martin Luther King if you like culture. Apart from that, there are some nice parks and districts with a lot of bars and restaurants in Atlanta. You can travel to Alpharetta or Augusta, as well.. There you can enjoy the countryfeeling and the nature of the beautiful state Geogia.
        I would love to see that MLK monument. Thanks for the link.
        “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” - Fitzhugh Mullan

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        • #5
          Re: What else to do in GA

          The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is on Jekyll Island. The center has a web site you can check out www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org. Tours are less than $10. The GSTC is the only one of its kind in the south. It has an educational center and a hospital, where the vet and staff do wonderful things to rehabilitate sick and injured sea turtles for ultimate release back into the ocean. The area has lovely hotel accommodations as well.

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          • #6
            Re: What else to do in GA

            The Georgia Aquarium is definitely worth a visit. I'd skip Lady in Sons...far better places to eat in Savannah...

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            • #7
              Re: What else to do in GA

              Bumping this thread with some of my suggestions for a wonderful trip to Savannah. I was just there myself with my buddies for a bachelor party and these are the places I recommend:

              1. Emerald Princess Casino - Had a great time here playing the slots and some BlackJack on a casino cruise ship! Never tried this before but it was fun!
              2. Golfing - We played golf at Fat Guy golf. Course isn't too difficult and we were able to take our time playing and talking.

              We stayed at this bed and breakfast next to Oglethorpe Square called Presidents' Quarters Inn. Price is reasonable and we preferred staying at a B&B than a hotel just to experience the blast-from-the-past atmosphere in Savannah.

              No need to go to Las Vegas or Atlantic City if you're the laidback type of people. Groom had a great time with all his family and friends and I think that's because we weren't too distracted by the surroundings that Las Vegas would make one feel. My two cents.

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              • #8
                Re: What else to do in GA

                Well Savannah is known for a rather interesting nightlife; not quite New Orleans but with almost as much vigor in terms of, shall we say, consumption? All nighters? There's that interesting voo-doo sub culture (believe what you want) fun bulbs & shows, walk off your "party" in Forsythe Park....all sorts of interesting folks will pass by. Good music clubs...shopping, history....folklore.

                Parts of Savannah have gone down a bit but the historical center is still quite nice & fun. Plenty to do, just ask around when you get there....you'll likely learn more from locals in this case than a guide book!
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                • #9
                  Re: What else to do in GA

                  You can probably check out the set of The Walking Dead haha!

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