Stone Mountain is a master work of nature that has attracted visitors since the dawn of time. Rising over eight hundred feet above the surrounding plateau



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Spectacular Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain is a master work of nature that has attracted visitors since the dawn of time. Rising over eight hundred feet above the surrounding plateau, the Mountain is a testament to the primordial heat and power that created it over three hundred million years ago…Today, the giant granite monolith is the centerpiece of 3,200 acres of fun. Nature and man have united to provide a park that is entertaining, beautiful and educational.
Stone Mountain Memorial Park, contains the world's largest mass of exposed granite, in the center of a park with an intriguing history and unspoiled natural beauty. Stone Mountain's north face bears the breathtaking Memorial Carving of Confederate heroes Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis. The carving, even larger than Mount Rushmore's, is the largest work of sculptured art in existence. In Memorial Hall guests will have a close up view of the carving while listening to a taped narration of the fascinating history of the sculpture.
Within the park, you may tour the 18-building restored Antebellum Plantation to get a true picture of the nineteenth century agricultural south. A thrilling ride in a Swiss Skylift brings onlookers within a few yards of the massive carving, the paddlewheeler, “Scarlett O’Hara,” on Stone Mountain’s placid lake, and the authentic reproduction of the Civil War steam locomotive, “The General” are all a part of the park’s excitement.
Guests will each have three tickets to be used for any three of the above mentioned attractions. A guided bus tour of the park is also provided.

SPECIFICATIONS...


DATES: April 2004

TRANSPORTATION: 55-passenger coach

TIME: 6 hours

MIN ATTENDANCE: 35

DEPARTURE SITE: Hilton Atlanta

SITES: Stone Mt., 3 attraction tickets included

COST PER PERSON $78.00

LUNCH: Gourmet Boxed Lunch

**Not recommended for those in wheelchairs.

*Note: Admissions, insurance, all taxes and gratuities, and supervision provided by Presenting Atlanta. Quoted costs and tour offerings are subject to change and availability.

A Taste of Atlanta History

This tour offers the opportunity to experience our “brave and beautiful city” with a glimpse into the past and a window to the promising future. Beginning with a scenic driving tour through the heart of downtown, you will get an overview of the city’s history, from its beginnings as a railroad town to its emergence as the economic hub of the southeast, site of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, and home to CNN.


We will begin our tour with … World of Coca Cola Museum, featuring both rare and familiar Coca-Cola memorabilia, a theater showing the soft drink’s long-running hit television commercials, an authentically reproduced soda fountain from the past and displays of the Coke advertising art that has made so many generations reach for the “pause that refreshes”.
Continuing along Peachtree Street, you will pass through Midtown, where the city’s cultural lifeblood flows most fervently. Highlighting this area is the Moorish-style Fox Theater, formerly a great movie palace, today it offers the best of Broadway. Across the street is the Georgian Terrace, once the city’s most luxurious hotel which played host to Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh when they came to Atlanta for the Gone with the Wind world premiere., which is near Margaret Mitchell’s home, The Dump, which you will view. You will see the Memorial Arts Center, home of the Atlanta Symphony and the High Museum of Art.
As we drive north from the city, we enter the landscaped forest of Buckhead, Atlanta’s best residential address. We will drive through this affluent district making a stop to tour the Atlanta History Center. This complex includes the Atlanta History Center Museum, one of the largest museums devoted to urban and suburban history in the United States. Focusing on the history of Atlanta, the museum also tells an “insightful” story of the Civil War’s “Turning Point”.

Also included in the History Center is the Swan House, a dream mansion built in the early 1900s for a very prominent Atlanta family. Designed by architect Philip Trammell Shutze, it recalls the graceful Italian villas designed by Andrea Palladio in the 16th century and the Palladian country houses favored in 18th century England. The house and its 22 acres of surrounding woodlands still stand as a monument to beauty, a memorial to the golden age of Atlanta architecture. You will have a guided tour of the home and see many of the original furnishings. The Tullie Smith House, which adjoins the Swan House, is one of the few extant pre-Civil War houses in Atlanta. It authentically depicts the daily life of simple farming people in early inland Georgia. We will visit this home, and see its surrounding gardens and farmyard, complete with live animals!

Lunch can be enjoyed on your own on-site at the museum or just a short walk from the museum in the West Village Shopping Area.

SPECIFICATIONS...




DATE: April 2004

TRANSPORTATION: 55-passenger coach

TIME: 6 hours

MIN ATTENDANCE: 35

DEPARTURE SITE: Hilton Atlanta

COST PER PERSON: $53.00

SITES: Downtown, World of Coke, Midtown, Buckhead, Atlanta History Center




LUNCH: On Own; or SwanHouse (add $15 per)

*Note: Insurance, all taxes and gratuities, and supervision provided by Presenting Atlanta. Quoted costs and tour offerings are subject to change and availability.

A Shopping Paradise


Atlanta is the shopping Mecca of the Southeast…period. It’s not just that we have a lot of shopping here, it’s that the options are so varied. Today, you will discover all varieties of Southern shopping.
A morning of "antiquing" awaits us in one of Atlanta's most popular art and antique districts. At the turn of the century, Bennett Street was a dirt road surrounded with shotgun, clapboard houses...a small neighborhood. In the 40's, Bennett Street became a warehouse area which housed light manufacturing companies, storage units and car repair garages. In the late 80's, Bennett Street emerged as one of the most uncommon and refreshing shopping areas in the city. A large selection of antique and decorative art dealers have made Bennett Street their home. This arts center is home to 45 galleries, studios, and arts-related businesses, including architects, interior designers & the IMAGE Film and Video Center.
After antiquing, your “Shopping Paradise” extends to Buckhead’s West Village for a little “retail therapy”. There are chic boutiques that can hold their own with the best of Los Angeles or New York City, quaint shops bursting at the seams with antiques and collectibles, and interesting “browsable” neighborhoods all over town. One of Atlanta’s trendiest shopping neighborhoods, the West Village boasts a potpourri of quaint and unusually eclectic shops and galleries specializing in one of a kind gifts and accessories that are sure to catch your eye. While you’re here, be sure to stop by the Plantation Shop, a country store full of unique gift ideas, Cest-moi and Raison d’Etre offering items from fine imported accessories for your home and garden to interior design ideas, antiques, and gifts. Even if you don’t buy a thing, it is still great fun to wander around the area, where you can join in the local’s scene and feel the pulse of the city.
Onto one of the hottest shopping destinations in the Southeast, Lenox Square Mall has an exciting present and links to fascinating events in Atlanta's past. It features hundreds of upscale, glitzy shops, anchored by Neiman Marcus, Macy's and Rich's. Shoppers will also enjoy perusing shops such as Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma.
Lunch will be enjoyed on your own at any of the fine restaurants of choice at the mall. With its warm atmosphere and delicious food, you will find this to be a refreshing break from your day of shopping.

When your hands are full…you will be picked up at the same spot and returned to your hotel.





SPECIFICATIONS...




DATE: April 2004

TRANSPORTATION: 55-passenger coach

TIME: 6 hours

MIN ATTENDANCE: 35

DEPARTURE SITE: Hilton Atlanta

SITES: Bennett St, West Village, Lenox Mall

COST PER PERSON: 36.00

LUNCH: On Own at Mall

*Note: Insurance, all taxes and gratuities, and supervision provided by Presenting Atlanta.

Quoted costs and tour offerings are subject to change and availability.


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