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Atlanta — By Apryl Chapman Thomas on April 30, 2010 at 11:40 pm
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Doin’ the ATL with Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is going to be here soon, so why not treat her to a day (or weekend) in flowersbouquetflickrcreativecommonsbyamiefedora Atlanta. From the Georgia Aquarium (map) to Stone Mountain (map) to all points in between, there’s so much to choose from that you can guarantee a good time will be had by all.

As you plan out your itinerary, here are some places and events in Atlanta that you may want to include, such as:

  • Walk on the treetops, or close to them on the Canopy Walk at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (map). The suspension bridge is secured 40 feet in the area, providing a unique view of the surroundings. Also, happening on Mother’s Day weekend (May 8-9) is the 26th annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour.
  • Enjoy a complimentary sneak viewing of the movie, Letters to Juliet, on May 9 at one of the 14 participating theaters around the metro area. All you need to do is log-on Gofobo.com, enter the theater code and print off the pass.
  • Earn extra points with your mom by dining at one of the many places offering a special Mother’s Day meal.
  • See where some of the famous (and infamous) residents of the city are buried during a guided walking tour of historic Oakland Cemetery (map), held on the weekends through November 28.
  • Listen to the sweet sound of jazz throughout the month of May at the 33rd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival. Held at Piedmont Park (map), the event is said to be one of the nation’s largest, free (yes, free) jazz festivals.
  • Discover new artists, and maybe even purchase a piece or two during the 151 Arts & Market, May 8-9, at 14th Street Self Storage (map).
  • Meander through the exhibits that includes 28 dresses and two diamond tiaras of the “People’s Princess.” Through June 13 at the Atlanta Civic Center (map) is Diana: A Celebration, perhaps best described as an exhibition of her life.

photo credit: Flowers-bouquet, flickr, creative commons by amiefedora

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  • I think that if I ever spent any kind of real time in Atlanta I would probably never leave. I love the AIRPORT with a kind of unhealthy vengeance!

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