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Atlanta, Georgia in 3 Days

Guest post by espencer

Map tips: each color represents a different day. Click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps.

Day 1

Just had the evening on the first day and had an amazing cajun meal at Gumbeaux’s Cajun Cafe – highly recommend. We stayed with friends in Douglasville, about 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta.

Day 2

  • Downtown Atlanta
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Stone Mountain

Toured around downtown for a little and went to the aquarium which was awesome. We had lunch at The Twin Smokers, which was a great quick bbq place just a few blocks from the aquarium. Went to Stone Mountain, after 4 pm they have a twilight pass that still gets you access to the train, mini golf, and lift. If you do 2 attractions, you’re saving money so it’s worth it. We took the lift up and did the 1.3 mile path up to the peak and back. It was totally worth it, then rode the train at the bottom and saw the laser show at night. It was pretty sweet, had quite a ‘southern’ feel to it. You can hike up or down, don’t need the lift and the laser show is free. The area has a lot of kid-friendly attractions, which was part of the reason we saved money and only spent the evening there.

Day 3

  • Altanta Movie Tours – Big Zombie Tour
  • Pappasito’s Cantina

We did the Zombie Tour part 1, which was 2.5 hours and $65 per person. This is where you go around and visit scenes from The Walking Dead and other movies filmed in the area. An absolute must-do if you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, it was great. I would suggest going on a weekday though because you’re more likely to see actual filming. We missed Captain America III by one week unfortunately. We spent the rest of the day hanging out with friends and had a late lunch at Pappasito’s Cantina – pretty upscale/expensive but good food.

Traveled in May 2015

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