Clarion Hotel & Conference Center North Atlanta
2001 Clearview Ave
Atlanta, GA 30340
Phone: (770) 455-3700
Fax: (770) 986-9977
This non-profit organization brings world leaders to Georgia each year in order to promote positive awareness of Atlanta and the state to the rest of the world. Since its inception in 1962, the GVIC has brought more than 17,000 future and current world leaders to Georgia. The organization also hosts eight-week seminars on foreign policy and provides speakers on this topic around the metro area. Membership helps foster the mission of GVIC and enables its members to familiarize themselves with a global community by attending functions with foreign dignitaries. See website for events calendar and more info on the organization.
Prepare for a spine-chilling rendezvous with zombies, ghouls and other monsters at this creepy haunted mansion, located a little away from downtown Norcross. The haunted house as two main attractions, The Dead Ones and The Boogeyman, replete with live actors and heart-stopping special effects to give you the chills. The on-site store offers creepy souvenirs. Check website for more.
One of the city's most popular recreational parks, Brook Run offers something for people of all ages. The 100 acre (40.47 hectare) park offers a lush expanse of picturesque trails for nature enthusiasts. Kids can play to their heart's content at the Children's Adventure Garden. The Skate Park within Brook Run is a well-maintained facility, attracting skaters from outside the city as well. The Dog Park ensures that your pets don't miss out on the fun. Besides this, the park also houses the Dunwoody Community Garden, the grows organic produce. Check website for more.
This lively area standing close to the Peachtree Golf Club is renowned for hosting Drive Thru, one of the city's most popular farmers markets, attracting huge crowds from Atlanta as well as its neighboring cities. With a fantastic selection of restaurants, Old Five Points is a great place to sample local as well as an eclectic choice of international cuisines. Besides the farmers' market, the area also hosts the Taste of the World fest, a culinary extravaganza that attracts foodies from the region. Check website for more.
An expanse of green on the Brookhaven landscape, Blackburn Park offers trails for walking and jogging and sees early morning sports enthusiasts taking in the fresh air. It has a well-equipped tennis center with plenty of courts so that one need not wait for a chance to play. The playground is ideal for children to enjoy a picnic. Other sports played here are soccer and softball.
Established in 1835, Oglethorpe is one of the finest liberal arts institutions in the city. Set in a beautiful campus, with a regal Gothic building as its centerpiece, the university offers numerous academic programs from Master of Education to Financial Planner. The sprawling campus has top-notch academic and athletic facilities, and offers a well-rounded experience to the students. Tours of the campus are available. Check website for more.
Spread across five acres (2.02 hectares), this urban park is named after the city's mayor. Lillian Webb Community Park is nestled in the historic downtown and features sports fields for volleyball and baseball, restrooms, water fountains, swings and an interactive splash pad. To appease your hunger, there are several restaurants dotting around this beautiful park.
This log cabin in the midst of the city is one of the oldest houses. Named for original owner Samuel Goodwin, the home is open for free tours every third Sunday. Goodwin came to the area from South Carolina in 1837 and built the house along the Echota Indian Trail on a 600-acre homestead. The family cemetery, home to five generations of Goodwins, is located nearby amid sprawling magnolias. Lynda Martin, the great-great-great-great granddaughter of Goodwin, currently lives in the house and leads the monthly tours.
This family amusement center offers many activities for the whole family to enjoy such as a miniature golf course, bumper boats, batting cages, a gameroom, and an Indy style go-kart racing track.
This beautiful park is just minutes away from heavily traveled Highway 400, but you won't hear anything over the rushing waters of Wild Cat Creek. A thickly wooded, 1.3-mile (two-kilometer) nature trail meanders along the edge of the creek and forested wetlands. A playground, two baseball fields and a picnic area are also on the premises. Detailed trail guides are available from the nature center to help guests identify indigenous birds and floral species. Pets on leashes are always welcome.
Have you ever seen over 2 million Lego bricks under one roof? If the answer is in negative, Legoland is your destination. Enjoy the interactive Lego laser ride, watch the 4D cinema, learn the Lego secrets and see some iconic landmarks in MINILAND. This is a one-stop entertainment destination for all Lego lovers.
Touted as one of the largest Hindu temples outside India, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a beauty to behold. Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, it is constructed from Italian Carrara marble, pink sandstone and Turkish limestone. It consists of a sanctum-sanctorum surrounded by five pillars symbolizing the Himalayan mountains. The architecture has a fine detailing. Many community activities are organized here.