Comfort Suites Perimeter Center
6110 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (770) 828-0330
Fax: (770) 604-9865
This historic farmhouse was built in 1866 as a working farm in the rolling hills of North Georgia. It was later moved to its present address, which is also the site of the natural springs for which this region of Atlanta was named. Faithfully restored to its original appearance, the Williams-Payne House now operates as a museum, and has been fully furnished to accurately depict life in the late 19th Century.
Located in the heart of Sandy Springs, Heritage Green is a public park that is operated by the Heritage Sandy Springs organization, which is a not-for-profit entity that strives to preserve the heritage and culture of the city. Admission is free to the park, which comprises attractions like the Sandy Springs Historic Site, the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, and the Williams Payne House Museum. Also, the park is home to the original natural springs that have been preserved. See the website to know 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chastain Park is one of the largest of its kind in the city. Situated to the east of its namesake neighborhood, it is a popular recreational respite among locals and tourists alike. It features playgrounds, a golf course, tennis court, swimming pool and running paths. In addition, it is a great outdoor venue for concerts. The amphitheater is one of the most famous in the country for setting the standard in live entertainment. Past performances have been by some of the biggest artists in music such as Counting Crows, Lyle Lovett and Jewel.
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.
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.
Surrounded by the residential neighborhoods of Roswell and Sandy Springs, this beautiful park is a popular site for family picnics, quiet strolls, and dog outings. Trails are marked out throughout the park for hiking, running, and biking. Picnic sites are arranged along the banks of the slow-rolling Chattahoochee, the longest river in Georgia. Canoes and rafts are available for rent, and make for great summertime adventures. Take the Roswell Road off Interstate 285, go north to Azalea Drive and turn left for a day of recreation.
The Chattahoochee river provides many breathtaking views and panorama, making it a much popular tourist location in Roswell. The Spirit of Roswell Riverboat provides a joyful experience while cruising down the river with friends and family. Also available on charter basis, the riverboat makes for a great venue to host parties and get-togethers. Located about 30 minutes from Downtown Atlanta, the cruise on the Spirit of Roswell is quite sought after.