By Karen K. Snyder
A longtime resident of Atlanta, our writer hits all of the highlights -- from the recent Coca-Cola museum to old candy Auburn -- in addition to the city's most sensible saved secrets.
Up-to-the-minute assurance of Atlanta's exploding eating scene, including restaurants to fit each palate and each budget.
Candid, irreverent critiques on buying and nightlife hotspots, and suggestion on how to take advantage of of your time and money.
Read about Atlanta's wealthy ancient historical past, in addition to what makes this urban one of many most well-liked new holiday spots within the South.
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449 Auburn Ave. NE (btw. side road and Jackson St. ). 404/526-8900. www. thekingcenter. org. unfastened admission. Mon–Fri 8:30am–5:30pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. From I-75/85 S. , go out at Freedom Pkwy. /Carter middle. flip correct first and foremost stoplight onto side road. stick with indicators to Martin Luther King, Jr. , nationwide historical web site. MARTA: King Memorial station is ready eight blocks away, or take bus three east from the 5 issues Station. Margaret Mitchell condominium & Museum (Birthplace of long past With the Wind) ★ 8 many years after it used to be first released, long past With the Wind keeps to fascinate humans all over the world. yet till this charm opened in 1997, after a 10-year attempt to maintain the home from demolition, disillusioned pilgrims stumbled on useful little proof right here of the recognized booklet or its writer. Now the home and museum are a must-see for traveling GWTW enthusiasts. It’s relatively miraculous that it took see you later for recovery efforts to get underway at the dilapidated Tudor Revival condominium condo the place Margaret Mitchell wrote so much of her epic novel and lived along with her husband, John Marsh, from 1925 to 1932. The constitution was once outfitted as a single-family residing in 1899, then moved to the again of the lot in 1913 and switched over right into a 10-unit condo development 6 years later. It remained an house development until eventually 1979, whilst it was once deserted and at last boarded up. while the newlyweds moved in, they referred to as it “the unload. ” It was once now not an affectionate nickname; in response to a chum of Mitchell’s, she disliked dwelling the following (finances left few possible choices) and could most likely be indignant by way of the thought of its recovery. however the apartment has attracted its percentage of visitors—from all 50 states and greater than 70 nations. the home and museum inform the complicated tale of the well-known novelist. Guided excursions, which final 1 to at least one half hours, commence within the customer middle. earlier than starting the travel, visitors input the theater to determine a 17-minute movie titled it may possibly now not Be Tara, that includes an summary of Mitchell’s existence, and interviews with a few of her family and friends participants. additionally within the theater is an show of images taken of Mitchell in her teenagers and 20s. The journey of the home incorporates a stopover at to the Mitchell-Marsh residence, that's supplied a lot because it was once while the couple lived the following. Mitchell wrote a lot of her novel within the lounge, seated at a typewriter and table lower than the beveled-glass home windows within the small nook alcove. Like so much writers, she most well liked to maintain her literary efforts inner most and could throw a towel over her typewriter whilst pals dropped in—which used to be frequently. The museum comprises motion picture memorabilia and chronicles the making of the motion picture, its première in Atlanta, and the effect that the e-book and film had on society. The travel concludes within the museum store, which includes a number of GWTW collectibles. when you end your journey round mealtime and you’re prepared for a true switch of velocity, stroll a couple of blocks south on Peachtree highway to the Vortex, a rowdy burger joint and bar that serves the very best hamburgers on the town.