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I'll be spending 2 weeks in June in Atlanta, and will have my weekends entirely free. I am looking for ideas of things to do; I will be alone because I am traveling on business and none of my co-workers are going.<br><br>
Any vegetarian-friendly restaurants I should try?<br>
Outdoor sights to see, hiking, botanical gardens, museums?<br>
Any funky second hand or consignment women's clothing stores?<br>
Festivals or gatherings that would appeal to a crunchy mama?<br>
Any safe and pleasant place to go for a run alone?<br>
Is there any place to rent a bike and go for a scenic bike ride?<br><br>
I would appreciate any suggestions or advice. Thank you!
 

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there is the panihati festival the first weekend of june<br><a href="http://www.e-vedas.com/panihati/whatispanihati.html" target="_blank">http://www.e-vedas.com/panihati/whatispanihati.html</a><br><br>
the atlanta botanical gardens<br><a href="http://www.e-vedas.com/panihati/whatispanihati.html" target="_blank">http://www.e-vedas.com/panihati/whatispanihati.html</a><br><br>
piedmont park<br><a href="http://www.piedmontpark.org/" target="_blank">http://www.piedmontpark.org/</a><br><br>
little five points is an artsy area<br><a href="http://www.l5p.com/" target="_blank">http://www.l5p.com/</a><br><br>
virginia highlands is a bit more upperclass artsy<br><a href="http://www.virginiahighland.com/" target="_blank">http://www.virginiahighland.com/</a><br><br>
summerfest is also the first weekend in june (in virginia highlands)<br><a href="http://www.vahi.org/summerfest.html" target="_blank">http://www.vahi.org/summerfest.html</a><br><br>
rthomas is one of my favourite restaurants<br><a href="http://www.rthomasdeluxegrill.com/" target="_blank">http://www.rthomasdeluxegrill.com/</a><br><br>
but there are lots of total vegan restaurants around too<br><br>
near emory there is the dekalb farmers market, that i LOVE with a passion<br><a href="http://www.dekalbfarmersmarket.com/" target="_blank">http://www.dekalbfarmersmarket.com/</a><br><br>
the atlanta pride fest (supporting LGBT) is later in june<br><a href="http://atlantapride.org/" target="_blank">http://atlantapride.org/</a><br><br>
the high museum of art<br><a href="http://www.high.org/" target="_blank">http://www.high.org/</a><br><br>
atlanta history center<br><a href="http://www.atlhist.org/" target="_blank">http://www.atlhist.org/</a><br><br>
the carter center<br><a href="http://www.cartercenter.org/" target="_blank">http://www.cartercenter.org/</a><br><br>
the king center<br><a href="http://www.thekingcenter.org/" target="_blank">http://www.thekingcenter.org/</a><br><br>
oakland cemetery<br><a href="http://oaklandcemetery.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://oaklandcemetery.com/index.html</a><br><br>
centennial olympic park<br><a href="http://www.centennialpark.com/" target="_blank">http://www.centennialpark.com/</a><br><br>
events in decatur<br><a href="http://decaturga.com/cgs_citysvcs_ced_events.aspx" target="_blank">http://decaturga.com/cgs_citysvcs_ced_events.aspx</a><br><br>
hth!
 

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wow! Thank you, Branwyn - I'll check all these things out! This is wonderful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">wow! Thank you, Branwyn - I'll check all these things out! This is wonderful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"></div>
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i am very glad i could be of some help (and that my bookmarked links could be of some use!). there are lots more things to do in and around atlanta, but those are some of the major points of interest.<br><br>
one link i forgot is the land trust <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><a href="http://www.lcclt.org/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lcclt.org/index.html</a>
 

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Here are options very local to Emory.<br><br>
People like:<br>
Bhojanic<br>
1363 Clairmont Rd<br>
Decatur, GA<br>
(404) 633-9233<br><br><a href="http://www.rainbowgrocery.com/" target="_blank">http://www.rainbowgrocery.com/</a> has a hot and cold food bar and a place to sit down to eat.<br><br><a href="http://www.bicyclesouth.com/" target="_blank">http://www.bicyclesouth.com/</a> is at the corner of North Decatur and Clairmont in the same strip as Rainbow. I don't know if they rent, but they have suggestions on the site for where to bike, and they would be in the know.<br><br>
Clairmont Campus, up Clairmont from Rainbow/Bike South, has an outdoor pool and gym, volleyball, basketball, tennis, a restaurant and you can do wireless internet there. It's in the complex called the SAAC <a href="http://www.emory.edu/HOUSING/CLAIRMONT/saac.html" target="_blank">http://www.emory.edu/HOUSING/CLAIRMONT/saac.html</a>. Clairmont Campus and main campus are on the opposite sides of Lullwater Park, where you can jog, bike or walk in the woods.<br><br><a href="http://www.cshepherdpreserve.org/information" target="_blank">http://www.cshepherdpreserve.org/information</a> is a nice place to walk in the woods, around the pond, and so forth. It's in the neighborhood in between Clairmont Campus and the area where Last Chance Thrift is (below).<br><br>
I do most of my used clothes shopping at Last Chance Thrift which is on Church Street north of North Decatur Road (about 3.3 miles from main campus). It is very well organized and half price on Monday; selection on the weekend is pretty good, as they get the racks full for Monday.<br><br>
PM me if you want me to take you around.
 

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Pigpokey - thank you so much! I may pm you when it gets closer to June. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Don't forget the Carlos museum is right on campus.<br><br><a href="http://carlos.emory.edu/" target="_blank">http://carlos.emory.edu/</a><br><br>
Nearby, the gardens are free.<br><br><a href="http://jerrydiltscatering.com/venuescatorwoolfordgarden.htm" target="_blank">http://jerrydiltscatering.com/venues...fordgarden.htm</a><br><br>
And there's Callanwolde:<br><br><a href="http://www.callanwolde.org/" target="_blank">http://www.callanwolde.org/</a><br><br>
Emory has its own park:<br><br><a href="http://www.emory.edu/ADMISSIONS/about/lullwater.htm" target="_blank">http://www.emory.edu/ADMISSIONS/about/lullwater.htm</a><br><br>
Also very close to campus, hiking<br><br><a href="http://www.mindspring.com/[email protected]/hahnwoods.html" target="_blank">http://www.mindspring.com/[email protected]</a><br><br>
Nearby, one of my favorite little spots,<br><br><a href="http://www.cshepherdpreserve.org/information" target="_blank">http://www.cshepherdpreserve.org/information</a><br><br>
Good luck!
 
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