Behind the bar at Diamond Dave's sits a full bar with plenty of mixers. It’s a rare show of restraint at a restaurant that believes quality and quantity can coexist as equals. Here, a choice of 11 sauces, from mild to "crazy insane hot," smothers orders of up to 100 buffalo wings. Twelve-ounce cuts of slow-roasted prime rib soak up au jus and horsey sauce, and a half-pound of beer-steamed peel-and-eat shrimp mingle with the savory tang of a generous dusting of Old Bay seasoning. The excess comes to a head in the deep-fried giant taco, a gargantuan conglomeration of beef, scallions, cheese, and sour cream. Diners looking to prove their eating mettle can tackle Diamond Dave’s Giant Taco Challenge, devouring their mammoth meal in fewer than three minutes for a cash prize, a T-shirt, and eternal glory.
Available from the kitchen every night until 3 a.m., such munchies keep patrons satiated during Diamond Dave's nightly entertainment. Rounds of blackjack and Texas hold 'em raise funds for charity, trivia events tease brains with obscure factoids, and karaoke and DJs inspire fancy footwork on the dance floor. Running within a 20-mile radius of the restaurant, Diamond Dave's free shuttle helps guests stay safe during these revelries. The service picks them up at the start of the evening and whisk them safely home when the night draws to a close.
Located in Kennesaw, Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta Town Center is in the suburbs and minutes from Kennesaw State University and Town Park Corporate Center. This hotel is within the vicinity of Cobblestone Golf Course and Marietta Square.
Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including a sauna, a fitness facility, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.
Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of banquet facilities and a meeting/conference room. Free parking is available onsite.
Atlanta Scuba and Swim Centers' enthusiastic team of instructors and dive masters infuses prospective divers with their passion for the life aquatic, teaching students of all ages to snorkel, scuba, and swim. To energize those on the fence about diving, the team offers a no-pressure introductory Discover Scuba experience, which teaches participants the basics and gives them the chance to breathe underwater to find out if scuba's for them. For those who know they want to be active divers, experienced instructors can put them through the watery hoops with open-water dives, during which students explore their underwater surroundings, swim with sea turtles and manatees, and help lost clownfish find their tiny clownfish cars. The team arranges for diving charters to locales teeming with aquatic life, such as the crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas and Bonaire.
The squad also instructs kids how to swim. With underwater games and a fun environment, children as young as 7 months build swimming strength and coordination. As they learn, students gradually ascend the ranks to more challenging classes that teach skills ranging from basic horizontal swimming to traditional racing techniques such as the breaststroke and flip turns.
With 19 locations conveniently sprinkled throughout the Atlanta area, Solar Dimensions helps clients get beach-ready regardless of their proximity to the shore. Each location features a fleet of UV tanning beds of varying brightness, all waiting to sun-kiss skin in 10–20 minutes and comfort clients with a built-in cooling apparatus or complimentary snuggles from a nearby penguin. Custom airbrush-tanning treatments or automated VersaSpa and MyMyst sunless-tanning sessions forgo light exposure and instead tone complexions with tinted mists that materialize in four to eight hours and last for several days. Both tanning solutions quench skin with aloe vera before tinting it a natural shade ranging from light almond to lifeguard. The trained staff can also hone body shape with infrared body wraps and VacuStep treatments, and brighten smiles with teeth whitening, helping to boost confidence before bodies hit the pool.
The first seeds were sown in 1970, but the story of Smith-Gilbert Gardens actually starts almost 150 years ago. Though the 16 acres of emerald landscape features wooded paths, evocative sculptures, and more than 3,000 species of plants, the jewel in the garden's crown is the Hiram Butler House, an Italianate and Greek Revival blend built by a celebrated 19th century railway man. Today, the house is just one of many points of interest on the estate. An explosion of color greets visitors to the Perennial Garden, where daffodils, bearded lilies, and vivid asters mingle together and sometimes sing a capella. The conifer garden features small and slow-growing bushes and trees that thrive in the Southeastern United States, while the Japanese Maple Grove features more than 30 varieties of this ornamental tree. Other must-see spots include the Cedar Field and Rose Garden, where a single sylvan sentry stands guard over a grassy expanse, and the Bonsai Garden, one of the only gardens of its kind in Georgia.
Elevation Chophouse is aptly named. With its glass wall of windows that stretches up two stories and cuts clear views of the runways at Cobb County's McCollum Field to its liquid-nitrogen martinis and margaritas, Elevation takes upscale dining to new heights. The restaurant is located next to the Atlanta Executive Jet Center and only several feet from the runway, allowing diners to devour classic chophouse creations while watching jets, helicopters, and small planes gracefully taking off, landing, and flapping their wings.
The chophouse prides itself on its steaks, which chefs hand cut, season with salt and pepper, and sear on an open pit of oak and hickory. Pacific rim and gulf shrimp swim onto plates beside classic sides such as loaded baked potatoes and steamed broccoli. Smoking, slushy-esque cocktails infused with liquid nitrogen line up beside spicy red wines and fragrant white wines at one of two bars, which host some of the restaurant?s myriad high-definition TVs. On Saturdays and Sundays, Elevation serves a brunch menu of southern favorites from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.