Comfort Suites Northlake
2060 Crescent Center Blvd.
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (770) 496-1070
Fax: (770) 939-9947
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.
Located near the Avondale Train Station, Wild Heaven Brewery is a fine example of Georgia's beer expertise. Established by Nick Purdy, in association with Eric Johnson, this awesome brewery offers skillfully designed handcrafted brews. Innovation is a strong point at this brewery - although it continues a time-tested European tradition of brewing, these creators infuse a dash of zesty American innovation to it. Big on flavor, beers such as Invocation - an earthy, vanilla oak Belgian golden ale, Let There Be Light, a citrusy and light American pale ale and Civilization, a tart English barleywine are refreshing and delightful, to say the least. Try their tasting tours - if you're a beer fanatic, you'd love this place!
Located on the banks of the Candler Lake at the Emory University, Lullwater Park is an expanse of green that offers stimulating trails across the dense countryside. A popular spot for jogging, it also functions as a beautiful picnic site for families. There is a quaint foot-over bridge, a mini creek and waterfall that give a countryside feel. Enjoy fishing by the lakeside too.
The Decatur Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the region and is surrounded by a lush forest. The graves date back to 1823. Today, one can find a fish pond and a migratory reserve for Canadian geese. Ducks, swans and turtles also abound. To glean more regarding the rich history of the site, enroll yourself for a cemetery tour held regularly.
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.
Decatur is a small city located almost 6 miles away from the buzzing city of Atlanta. It has maintained its distinct identity, in spite of its proximity to this capital city. Today, Decatur is known for its numerous historical sites and the different cultural events that take place here. The town has become popular with young families, the gay/lesbian/transgender community and local artists. Hip bars and restaurants flourish in this funky community and there is liberal vibe to the culture and its inhabitants.
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.
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 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.
One of the South's most respected institutions of higher learning, Emory is consistently ranked among the nation's top twenty universities by U.S. News and World Report. With a broad range of undergraduate and advanced degree programs, the school draws students from throughout the United States and the world. The university's main campus is situated in the east of the city, in the Druid Hills neighborhood between the Virginia-Highlands and the neighboring town of Decatur. This sprawling, verdant campus includes most of the school's academic facilities, as well as the highly regarded Emory University Medical Center.
Showcasing ancient Egyptian art, this 45,000-square foot (4180-square meter) museum is a brilliant addition to Atlanta's cultural landscape. Affiliated with Emory University, the museum's permanent collection of over 15,000 objects spans a historical stretch of nearly 9000 years, from the prehistoric cultures of the 7th Century BCE to the 20th Century. The museum also sponsors many special exhibitions, lectures, films, and workshops. Visit Cafe Antico for daily gourmet lunches in a dramatic setting.
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.