2200 Avalon Blvd.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
For those in North Fulton, there is no hotter place right now than Avalon. This mixed-use development contains restaurants, shops, a children’s play area and a comfortable movie theater. Avalon offers 86 acres of possibilities to meet up with a friends and enjoy a meal or take in a movie. The retail possibilities include American Threads, Banana Republic, and Tumi. Each restaurant has a patio for outside dining and relaxing.
5288 Buford Hwy. N.E.
Doraville, GA 30340
There may be no better for for friends to share than a good old fashioned taco. They are inexpensive, tasty and are eaten with one’s hands. You can choose from a number of varieties of tacos at one of the best Mexican joints in Atlanta, El Ray Del Taco. At “El Ray” one will discover the magic of handmade tortillas and cooked to order meals that are fresh and a tad bit spicy if that is your preference. Choose from 10 different meat options or opt for a veggie taco and enjoy.
1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
One of the most beautiful spots in the beautiful city of Atlanta is the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Explore the grounds including the amazing collection of orchids. Visit the High Elevation House to see what might be growing in the Andes Mountains of South America. You and your friend can spend all day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and still not see it all. Have lunch at the Cafe at Linton’s and then stay for an evening concert. There is ample parking onsite and adult tickets are $18.95, while children are $12.95. That’s a small price to pay to spend a day getting this close to nature.
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248 Oakland Ave. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312
Put aside all thoughts that this recommendation is a bit morbid and come to realize that this is actually a walk through history. Oakland Cemetery is the oldest in Atlanta and serves as the final resting place for famous Atlantans like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and Mayor Maynard Jackson. When you and your friend aren’t admiring the tombstones, take a look up and appreciate the old oak trees and magnolias. Oakland Cemetery is located less than a mile from Downtown Atlanta and by checking the website, you can see when guided tours are offered.
100 Linger Longer Rd.
Greensboro, GA 30642
Reynolds Lake Oconee has everything for two friends that want to spend a day or a weekend together. From lake cottages to the luxurious Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Bring your fishing equipment, golf clubs, and a desire to relax and rejuvenate in one of the best spas in the country. There is so much going on at Reynolds, it’s hard to pick one or two activities. Great restaurants and a number of hospitable neighboring towns make for a great day trip or getaway.
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