Fernbank Museum of Natural History: Atlanta’s Dinosaur Museum – 2TravelDads

Author: , January 28th, 2019

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We visit Atlanta quite a bit since we have family in Georgia, and we’re always looking for new things to do with the kids. On this last trip, we finally got to visit a dinosaur museum: Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History. It was the perfect addition to a family trip to Atlanta.

After six or seven trips we’re always looking for something new, so it’s refreshing to find dinosaurs in Atlanta. The Fernbank Museum is more than dinosaurs though, and we loved it all!

Locale of the Fernbank Museum

There are actually a few really cool sites in the proximity of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Between downtown Atlanta and the Fernbank there is the MLK National Historic Site and Sweet Auburn neighborhood, Piedmont Park, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. There is also the Path, a long interurban trail for biking, running and walking, connecting the Druid Hills area to downtown.

By Rob Taylor – Full Story at 2TravelDads

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Atlanta – City Sundays

Author: , January 10th, 2016

City Sundays Atlanta

Hey all,

Welcome to our weekly series on the blog and our Facebook travel groups – City Sundays. Each week we’ll select a different LGBT friendly city to talk about, and we’ll invite our innkeeper and travel agent/tour operator friends to come talk with us about it as well.

Atlanta is a vibrant gay friendly city, home to CNN, their famous peach tea, and lots of beautiful guys and women with those amazing southern accents. It’s a very diverse city, set amongst the rolling hills of Northern Georgia.

Have you ever been? What did you do while you were there?

Do you wanna go?

Let’s chat! Join the conversation here:

Gay (Men) Travelers: Gay Travel Club
Lesbian Travelers: Lesbian Travel Club
Transgender Travelers: Transgender Travel Club
Bisexual Travelers: Bi Travel Club
LGBT Families: LGBT Families Travel Club

Check out our Atlanta (Georgia) page here:

https://www.purpleroofs.com/usa/georgia.html

And our Atlanta articles on the blog here:

http://purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-blog/?s=Atlanta

Rainbow Days at Six Flags Over Georgia Two Months Early This Year

Author: , March 26th, 2014

Rainbow Days - Six Flags Over GeorgiaRainbow Days at Six Flags Over Georgia will be held at Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on a day significant for our community.

This date will honor and be a tribute to the Stonewall riots of 1970 in New York, one of the beginnings of the modern gay pride movement – and this is the only Pride event in Atlanta in June.

A production of Atlanta Premier Events Group, this annual “gay day of fun” expects to attract some 3,000 or more from Greater Atlanta and beyond.

This year, events include mini-speed dating; rainbow “wedding” ceremonies; special performances on the Main Stage and guest DJs. A Pre-Party Friday night and an After Party on Saturday night are planned.

Also new this year will be free HIV/AIDS testing in the park.

There will be several levels of sponsorship, beginning with Presenting Sponsor to Bronze, Silver and Gold, and all levels are being sold now. Vendor tables this year will be $300 for companies and organizations that cannot afford a full sponsorship. Past sponsors include Coca-Cola, LivingSocial, Monster Energy Drink, Gayborhood App and others.

Admission to the all-day event is available in packages from $24.99 to $49.99 which can include parking, park rides, evening buffet and live stage entertainment. The prices are significantly less expensive than purchasing the amenities separately.

Prior to the event, T-shirts will be available for $12 on our web site. If any shirts are left, they will be sold at the gate on Saturday.

Tickets are available for purchase now at http://www.rainbowdaysatsixflags.com/.

The buffet picnic-style meal includes chicken filet sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, potato chips, ice cream bars and Coca-Cola fountain beverages. The meal and DJ entertainment begins at 6 p.m. at the Peachtree Pavilion.

This event has grown by leaps and bounds every year, beginning with just 200 attendees four years ago.

Atlanta Premier Events Group LLC is an event production and management organization that conceives and stages events in Greater Atlanta including celebrity entertainment, concert bookings, award shows, corporate meetings and other special events. It is the producer of Rainbow Days at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Five Things to Do for Free in Atlanta

Author: , January 8th, 2014

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Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some attractions are even free.

Atlanta is a diverse, cosmopolitan city that is home to major corporations’ headquarters, world-class cultural institutions and restaurants helmed by award-winning chefs. It has a rich cultural and political history, plus parks and trails to keep outdoor enthusiasts busy during the many months of the year when Atlanta’s latitude makes it pleasant to be outside. Here are five free things to do and see on your next trip to Atlanta.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HISTORIC SITE

The historic site is operated by the National Park Service. A film and an exhibition of photos, text and video clips in the visitor’s center give a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership role. Up the street is the home where King was born. Tours of the birth home are free but must be reserved in person the day of the tour at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. The crypts of King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, sit in the middle of a reflecting pool outside The King Center. A few steps away, visitors can walk through Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King and his father served as pastors.

Authored By Kate Brumback – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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What to Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Author: , August 15th, 2013

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You’ve bided your time all week. The wait is over. Make plans for your big gay Friday through Sunday with Atlanta’s favorite list of options for LGBT community, arts, sports and bar events.

Friday, Aug. 16
Madonna-Rama! is the annual must-attend free-for-all celebrating the Material Girl’s birthday (top photo). DJ Diablo Rojo works her popular and obscure music and videos; you work her many splendored looks for the costume contest. Dress up, get down and prepare for a supersized freakshow that this year includes the Glitz queens @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

“Strong!” screens to benefit Atlanta Pride with its star, Olympic “strongest woman in the world” and Atlanta lesbian Cheryl Haworth (second photo, right). The documentary chronicles her journey toward the 2008 Olympics and personal struggles with what feminine looks like @ CrossFit Midtown, 7 p.m.

Authored By Mike Fleming – See the Full Story at Project Q Atlanta

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Rainbow Days Returning to Six Flags Over Georgia

Author: , August 8th, 2013

Rainbow Days at Six Flags Over GeorgiaThe Rainbow Days celebrations return for a fourth year at Six Flags Over Georgia just outside Atlanta. Tens of thousands of gay and lesbian vacationers are expected to converge on the theme park for this year’s festivities, which will be held all day on Saturday, August 10. Rainbow Days is organized by Atlanta Premier Events Group, LLC, with The Gayborhood App as presenting sponsor.

The park will be open at 10 a.m. for all crowds, including the Rainbow Days attendees. For out-of-state attendees the best ticket to purchase is the Gold Package, which allows admission into the park, all rides, free parking, and entry into the special pavilion area where LGBT-centric entertainment will perform and a buffet dinner will be served. The Gold Package costs $50 (compared to the normal cost of $100+ for admission, parking, etc.) and can be purchased online at rainbowdaysatsixflags.com.

Authored By Mike Halterman – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Pride Guide – Atlanta, Dallas and Palm Springs

Author: , August 1st, 2013

Rainbow FlagDidn’t get enough Pride this June? Pack your bags and head to Dallas, Atlanta or Palm Springs for festivities that will have you seeing rainbows. EDGE has uncovered must-see experiences to add to your Pride 2.0 celebrations.

DALLAS: Texans always do it bigger. On Sept. 15, Dallas celebrates Pride with a long march down Cedar Springs Road.

Don’t Miss: If you’re a fan of nighttime TV soaps, pay a visit to the Southfork Ranch. The latest iteration of “Dallas” has only increased interest in this iconic estate. The 340-acre ranch is 25 miles northeast of Downtown Dallas. Once there, you can revel in the gun that shot J.R. in what was the most-watched soap opera episode in history; Charlene Tilton’s wedding dress; and the site of the funeral for Bobby, who – spoiler alert! – didn’t die after all.

Authored By Steve Weinstein – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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The Gayest Cities Across the Bible Belt

Author: , March 14th, 2013

bibleLooking for gay places to visit across the American South? Edge Boston has a list for you:

In January, the Barna Research Group, a religious research firm, ranked 96 U.S. cities by what portion of their residents recently read the Bible and think it’s accurate – or what percentage is “Bible-Minded.” Although most top-ranking spots were in the Republican-leaning South, SFGN found that some of these cities have sizeable gay populations comparable to places like New York City or Washington, D.C. SFGN compared the Barna data to Census data that shows what portion of a city’s households contain unmarried partners of the same sex. Then, it ranked the most Christian places by their percentage of same-sex, unmarried-partner households to figure out the Bible Belt’s gayest spots.

Standouts include Atlanta and Asheville, North Carolina.

Peasant Bistro in Atlanta

Author: , January 17th, 2013

Peasant Bistro, Atlanta, GeorgiaLocated at downtown Atlanta is this charming French restaurant with touches of fresh seasonable Southern flavors. A romantic and modern setting, overlooking the Centennial Park in the Luckie Marietta District.

By Executive Chef Shane Devereux with tables arranged for privacy and conversation, Peasant Bistro is perfect for one-on-one business luncheons or the romantic dinner. The atmosphere is sophisticated, the cuisine delectable, and the service friendly.

Delicious, relaxed and affordable. The cosmopolitan two-story restaurant overlooking Centennial Park and the Atlanta Skyline. The ground floor more for tapas and cocktails, and the second floor in a romantic atmosphere with warm lightning, for full meals and private events. Along with its sister restaurant Campagnolo, both are are part of the Peasant Group.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog

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Atlanta Jazz Festival Coming in May

Author: , April 29th, 2012

Atlanta Jazz Festival Coming in May“We are reaching an important milestone as the Atlanta Jazz Festival celebrates 35 years,” states Camille Russell Love, Director of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. “We take our stewardship of the festival seriously and salute the leaders whose vision and hard work created this preeminent cultural event, featuring well-known jazz legends and exciting new artists.”

“For the entire month of May, through the performances in Piedmont Park over Memorial Day weekend, Atlanta Jazz Festival will continue the rich tradition of presenting world class jazz, combined with southern hospitality. Whether you like your jazz traditional or contemporary, smooth or eclectic, with big band swing or a Latin beat, we’ll have something to excite your senses and soothe your soul. We invite jazz enthusiasts of all ages to join us for an unforgettable experience.”

This year’s performance schedule includes jazz greats Roy Ayers, Cyrus Chestnut, Kathleen Bertrand, Russell Gunn, Edy Martinez, Ojeda Penn and Johnny O’Neal. Newcomers to the festival include the rhythmic Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra, soulful singer and saxophonist Grace Kelly, and the R&B and hip-hop influenced Robert Glasper Experiment.

Full Story from Edge Boston

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