"Tourist traps in the ATL" Atlanta Tourist Trap Tip by L1011

Atlanta Tourist Traps: 29 reviews and 12 photos

If you like playing fast and loose with your life, by all means visit Underground and/or Buckhead on a Saturday night. In Buckhead especially, don't forget your bulletproof vest-over the past several years, Buckhead has hosted several random shootings. World of Coke: Total tourist trap unless you're enthralled by Coca Cola products. Centennial Park: There's nothing there, but feel free to go if you want. Pittypat's Porch: Should be awarded a prize for top Tourist Trap in the restaurant category. Stone Mountain: The World's Largest 2nd Place Trophy, but a nice change in the spring or fall.

Unique Suggestions: Take a deep breath and don't spend any more money than necessary.

Fun Alternatives: The Carter Center is fasciating, even if you're not a fan of President Carter. Well worth seeing. The High Museum is good, too, especially when they have a special exhibit. Dailey's is a good downtown restaurant, and downstairs there's a very cool jazz bar. The Vortex and Joe's on Juniper (both in Midtown) have good food-they're both great to go to on Saturday for a late lunch. The Prince of Wales in Midtown is also good-(British pub food)-it's a cool place to go since it's across the street from Piedmont Park, a popular place to hang out, picnic or people watch, especially on Sundays. Everybody's Pizza near Emory has great pizza. It's also fun to go to Turner Field for a Braves game. It's a great facility and a lot of fun-just be sure to eat before you go, since everything's so expensive. For shopping, Atlanta has hundreds of boutiques, but for malls, go to Lenox and Phipps. They're across the street from each other. Of course you could just go up to the Northside near Sugarloaf and wait for the cops to arrive at Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's house.

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  • Written Nov 5, 2005
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