From Our Editors
It takes a lot more than knowledge of the area to be an Atlanta Specialty Tours guide. You also have to know the city's history—not to mention how to turn all that knowledge into a compelling story. That's just what guides do on their tours, each of which focuses on a different aspect of Atlanta and its history. The four-hour driving tour, for instance, hits all the city's tourist highlights, from Civil War relics to the sites of the Centennial Olympic Games of 1996. The Civil Rights tour focuses on a narrower band of time, when the first newspapers and radio stations owned by African Americans were founded and Dr. Martin Luther King opened his SCLC offices on Auburn Avenue. Other tours highlight the city's restaurant scene or the unique personalities of its neighborhoods, from up-and-coming Inman Park to Emory/Druid Hill with its college students and hills lined with chanting druids.