the fanplanners guide to atlanta

Every city has a guide, but ours is special. 

  1. We don't sell advertising or take anything in trade for our recommendations.

  2. We ask a lot of locals and well versed travelers what they think (plus our two cents).

  3. We scour reviews and sites of all kinds (because we love to save you time).

P.S. No one calls it "Hotlanta" so lose that from the vocabulary. 

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Hotel Picks

Best Big Box: Marriott Marquis

Best Boutique: The Glenn

Best Buckhead: Grand Hyatt

Best Luxury:  The Mandarin

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Getting Around

Rule #1 - Plan ahead for traffic.

Don't be reluctant to use MARTA. It's a nice system, and pretty easy to navigate. 

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Restaurant Picks

Best for small group: Il Localino Italian

Best Local Flavor:  The Varsity 

Best Sports Bar: Stats

Best Lively Spot: Two Urban Licks

Best Fancy-Schmancy:  Bones

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Tour Picks

Georgia Aquarium

CNN Center Tour

World of Coke

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Nightlife Picks

Best for late night:

Best for jazz and drinks

Best for romance

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Shopping Picks

If you like malls: Lennox Square

If you have fat stacks and like malls: Phipps Plaza

Quaint spot: Virginia Highlands