When he isn't producing concerts for superstars like Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, and Earth Wind & Fire, Dwight McQueen runs Atlanta Black History Tour. Conducted on foot or in comfortable motor coaches, each excursion stops by historic landmarks that illustrate African American history stretching back to before the Civil War. Explore one of the city's seven black colleges, check out the African artistry on display inside the Hammonds House Museum, and visit several places that were dear to Atlanta native Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tours stop by his childhood home as well as Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he was baptized as a baby and later, at 19, ordained as a minister.
Today's Groupon breaks into the home of the Braves without setting off the security alarm. Explore the innermost dugouts of Turner Field for $6 with this Groupon (a $12 value). You get a tour, admission to The Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum & Hall of Fame, and free parking in the green lot.
Certified professional photographer Gene Taylor has fine-tuned his artistic vision while working in photojournalism and portrait photography for more than 30 years. During classes at Your Photo Safari, Gene introduces students to the photographic arts and the workings of DSLR cameras. Sessions begin in classroom settings, allowing students to get acquainted with camera basics as well as advanced features such as setting white balance and reducing blur. After learning how to navigate the multiple settings and buttons on their digital cameras, students traipse to area gardens to explore the natural world through their lenses. The hands-on experience allows students to take home artfully composed shots of plants bathed in natural light or trees planking over riverbanks in a bid for Internet fame.
Raw, steamed, stewed, fried, grilled, or baked—at Six Feet Under, you can get your seafood prepared exactly how you like it. The raw bar serves up three types of oysters, a perfect prelude to warmer meals of steamed mussels, blackened catfish, or crispy fish and chips. Chefs fully embrace traditional Southern flavors with their oyster po’ boys and fried green tomatoes, and they also dip south of the border to whip up tacos filled with catfish, shrimp, calamari, or chicken.
At Six Feet Under, you can find your big-name standbys—Budweiser, Coors, Miller—but only by the bottle. The restaurant’s roughly two-dozen taps are reserved almost exclusively for local, domestic, and international craft beers, many available by the pitcher. This strikes a nice balance between the beer connoisseurs and the happy-hour crowds, a harmony that extends to the cocktail list's eclectic roster of margaritas, top-shelf martinis, and bawdily named oyster shooters.
Everything on the menu pairs well with views of the twinkling Atlanta skyline, which is visible from the rooftop bars at both locations. The two spots were collectively named some of America’s Best Outdoor Bars by Travel + Leisure magazine. Views of the historic Oakland Cemetery, built in 1850, might sway you towards the original Grand Park location—and clue you in to the origins of the pub’s macabre moniker.
Founded by the city in 1850, Historic Oakland Cemetery is a reflective park with lush greenery and architectural monuments for its 70,000 burial sites. Knowledgeable tour guides share tidbits of Atlanta?s history during tours, paying visits to the gravesite of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, and Maynard Jackson, Atlanta?s first African American mayor. Architecture in a variety of styles rises across the grounds, including mausoleums with Tiffany Studios stained-glass windows and gigantic bronze urns. The stone-hewn Lion of Atlanta marks the burial ground of 3,000 unknown Confederate soldiers. The hanging bows of oak, magnolia, and dogwood trees shade visitors, surrounded by the colorful, fragrant camellias.
Those who think scavenger hunts are only for kids haven't experienced Scavenger Hunt Atlanta. The company creates adventures tailored to each individual group, whether for corporate events or birthday parties. Each hunt leads participants in a whirlwind exploration around town, whether they're trying to break a code in a museum mystery, searching for hidden items in the middle of the city, or finding treasure in the wilderness. In addition, the company leads participants on pub crawls, spy hunts, or to murder mystery parties and also create a personalized app for each adventure which is used for scoring and saving all the great pics taken by participants.