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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2016
Hotel Suggestion  (20 Answers)

I will be looking next October to spend some time in Atlanta following my nieces wedding. Does anyone have any good suggestions for hotels in the downtown area? I had already booked Inn at Peachtrees. But the almost $500 for 3 nights is more than what I want to spend.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 07, 2016
Pre civil war mansions  (2 Answers)

I'll be visiting Atlanta at tne end of July and I am really interested in visiting pre civil war old mansion. I am also interested by history. I won't have a car. Are there any places I an visit using Marta or using taxis not too far from Atlanta downtown? thanks a lot !

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2016
Transiting Atlanta International Airport  (4 Answers)

With all the info just now about delays in US airports going thru Security, I am wondering if it is going to affect me, as I have to change planes, flying in from Mexico and continuing to Europe.
I know that in all US airports one has to reclaim their luggage where you go thru Immigration, but when you put it back into the system to be forwarded on, are you then still able to stay behind the Security system, or are you back out and need to go thru it to make your connecting flight?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 27, 2016
Hotels along I75  (4 Answers)

Hello everyone, we are driving from Toronto to Orlando and taking the I75 down. We are looking to stop on the second night near Atlanta but have been warned against it. Is it really that bad? Is there any areas you would recommend for a family with young kids to stop at? Right now we are booked at the Comfort Suites Atlanta Airport but we've been told the airport area is bad. Any suggestions would help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2016
Hollywood rd NW  (2 Answers)

I just movedinto Hollywood rd NWfrom Toledo Ohio and was wondering how "rough" it is in this area. Anything will help

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 22, 2016
Chicken and Waffles...  (13 Answers)

Hey everybody.... I run a food truck now and am developing a menu based around waffles....Its my understanding from my georgia friends that Chicken and waffles as a latenite munchie started in whats the definitive style/sauce?.....Who serves the best in Atlanta?...I have relatives I will be visiting this year in that area...might as well field test as well...thanks-C

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 08, 2016
iconic Atlanta  (2 Answers)

I'm visiting just outside of Atlanta for a short while and on my weekend I was hoping to visit some of the iconic areas of Atlanta that you immediately recognise if they are on tv etc, can anyone help me as to where to head?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 09, 2015
Hotels  (7 Answers)

What is the best and safest hotel near Phillips Arena, Atlanat...within a few blocks?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2015
Racially Mixed Couple in Atlanta, GA  (10 Answers)

Attending a convention in Atlanta, GA, World Congress Center in late June early July. Have reservations in College Park and plan to use MARTA in an out. We are a racially mixed couple. Is the area and transportation OK for us to stay in and use?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 27, 2015
relocating from new york  (3 Answers)

looking for a safe neighborhood with good transportation and near shopping stores preferably? 

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2015
The best places to live with a family.  (8 Answers)

What are the best and safest areas to live in if I have a young family?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2015
How "friendly" is Atlanta without a car?  (10 Answers)

Hi, I'm about to visit Atlanta for 2 days with my elderly (80) dad in mid May. I'm thinking about coming by Amtrak.
Where will you recommend to stay if one want to stroll the sights and be back at the hotel for nap and off again in the afternoon? How good/frequent are the local buses?
We need to be in the airport to NY ~7:30am what will be our options beside a cab?

Thank you,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 29, 2015
Stores that sell Car GPS near the Hilton, Atlanta Airport  (12 Answers)


I am looking to purchase a Garmin GPS for using in my rental car (I am tired of hiring them, and feel that a purchase will save me a lot of money in the long run). Anyhow does anybody know if there are any stores that will sell them in close proximity to the Hilton Atlanta Airport?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 03, 2015
Anyone traveling to bangladesh from USA  (4 Answers)

i need to bring a special need feeder for my baby(only 3 month) who has feeding difficulties. It will be very helpful.

Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2014
Moving To Atlanta  (3 Answers)

Is Murdock Rd area a good place for a family? I searched Google for fairy nice areas to live in, and this one was recommended.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2014
I need answers  (6 Answers)

I am from Cleveland, Ohio and I want to move to Georgia. I want to be within 30 minutes of Atlanta and less than 3 hours away from Montgomery, Alabama. Where are some decent cities to stay that are affordable and suitable for a single female to live?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 13, 2014
weather info  (6 Answers)

I am traveling to Atlanta on 15 november to 5 December and I m little sensitive towards winter... Do I need to carry over coat or not

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 25, 2014
Weekend before Christmas  (3 Answers)

We will be driving south and wanted to stop in Atlanta and be a tourist from about December 20 through the 23rd.

1) Parking -
We found reasonable hotels with good prices downtown but parking fees were high. There were more reasonable hotels with free parking North of Atlanta near the metro. During the weekend could we find on street parking in downtown? Could we find weekend parking lots that are cheaper than $25 a night?

2) Subways -
On the weekend and evenings do the subways run regularly? Will we regret not staying downtown?

3) Attractions -
Our list of sights includes: World of Coca-cola, Civil Rights Museum, Altwood, CNN studio tour, Underground Atlanta. Is there any other must see? Anything special at holiday time?

4) Restaurants -
We're foodies, any special local cuisines or restaurants that we should try? Loved Texas Tex-Mex and BBQ, Southern in Charleston, lobster in Maine. Atlanta specials might be??? Buckhead and Downtown restaurants?

Thanks so much in advance! Andrea

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2014
Atlanta Downtown  (8 Answers)

We will be visiting Atlanta for 2 nights May next year. We are staying in the Hilton at the Airport, but plan to spend a day Downtown whilst we are there to see the Aquarium.
Is Downtown Atlanta safe? Also looking at Google maps we will need to take the MARTA to get Downtown, is the MARTA safe?
We have been to numerous cities in the US (San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, St Louis, Louisville, Nashville), and have never felt unsafe.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2014
Question about Downtown Atlanta GA  (3 Answers)

Hi, I will be traveling to Atlanta GA and staying in Hilton (255 Courtland St NE) and my destination is World Congress Center. Any tips here? Should I cab or is it safe to walk there (am before 8.00 am; in pm around 7ish one day and 9ish another)?
Is it OK to walk thru the park, or better not?
Any route you can recommend?Andrew Young? John Portman? I don't know how Atlanta is, but my city can literally vary block to block.
Finally, any decent not-too-expensive eats in this area that you would recommend? I am looking for breakfast and dinner eats and I would love to try something other that "known" and "safe" starbucks or subway. Thanks A LOT for your input! Agata.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 20, 2014
Internatinal flight leaving from domestic terminal  (4 Answers)

My international flight is leaving from A concourse in Atlanta, has anyone gone thru security in the domestic terminal for an internaitonal flight?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2014
where to move to in atlanta  (3 Answers)

My boyfriend is moving to Atlanta middle of September for a 9 month internship, he hasn't had time to look for an apartment/flatshare, so I'm just trying to help out, his work is on the Interstate North Parkway, near Strayer University, I think. Can anyone tell me the best area to look for accommodation? Either close by, or easy commute. Obviously living in the UK and having never been to Atlanta, we are a little out of our depth. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2014
Any road rules for an Australian visitor in a car?  (20 Answers)

Sorry - I posted this as a comment when really it is a question. Well, I am an Aussie and I thought these reviews so scary they could not be true. So I tested the whole VT site. I looked for dangers in places in Australia that I knew. The biggest danger on the roads was hitting sheep or roos. In the water, sharks, the swimming sort not the human sort. People in Australian cities are described as I know the vast majority to be - friendly and polite, helpful. Not a big showing of the criminal or mean. Husband and I are taking a car tour of the deep south in October, and I am deeply disturbed by all I read here. Terrified actually. Am making sure my affairs are in order. Other than the Amtrak NO to Memphis, I can't convince him to take buses. Crikey. Any words of comfort? To make it worse, we'll be driving on what for us is the wrong side of the road. Not good for the locals or us. Any road rules we should know of?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 05, 2014
Looking for a Country Western Bar to dance.

I am traveling to Atlanta soon and looking for a place to enjoy line dancing and two stepping with people. When I lived in North Carolina these places were very easy to find but since moving to the Midwest I have not found a single place to go. Are there any of these types of places specifically around Roswell, Georgia?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 28, 2014
Photographing FOX theater...  (2 Answers)

Where's the best location to get a photo of the FOX theater sign?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 26, 2014
Hotel near The Carter Center  (2 Answers)

Hello. Can anyone recommend a hotel near the Carter center. I am a student there in August. Simon

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2014
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport  (7 Answers)

Hi everyone
I'm going to travel from Italy to the US in June. My flight will stop over at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson.
I'm a bit worried about the stopover because I heard that this airport is very busy. I'll have to move from the international terminal to the domestic terminal. Does anyone know if there's a bus or something else to move between the terminals? A map of the airport would be also very useful because I can't find it on the Internet

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2014
Coming to Atlanta in October  (8 Answers)

I want to see as much as possible in 4 days, what 3 things would you never want to miss, thats not a 'tourist' zone, but something really cool in the Atlanta area

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2014
Moving to ATL in May - best place for a single guy  (3 Answers)

So I'm moving to ATL in May. I'm a single 31 year old guy with a dog, who loves to stay active, play vball / bball, work out, enjoy restaurants and the nightlife.

I come from Chicago, and while we have an excellent transit system I drive everywhere. So driving is not a concern for me.

I'm looking for the best places to meet people and make friends, as I know no one down here and have no family either.

I'm going to be living near my job in Sandy Springs, and sometime in late 2014, early 2015 I will be moving into the city somewhere.

So couple questions:
1. Where should a single active guy like myself go to meet people?
2. What neighborhoods are best for guys like me? Preferably something that resembles my hometown as best as possible.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2014
Drive time from airport to downtown 9AM weekday  (3 Answers)

Can anyone give me an idea of about how much time it will take to drive from Hartsfield airport to downtown on a Tuesday morning at 9AM? Also, how about from downtown to the airport on a Thursday around 4:45?


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