Metro Atlanta

By: Yennah, Sravya, and Shiraja

Information about Metro Atlanta

Metro Atlanta is the ninth largest metropolitan area in all of the United States. It has 28 counties and is about 84,000 square miles of land. The population used to be 5.3 million in 2007. Metro Atlanta is also one of the busiest places in Georgia. It also has some of the biggest businesses in Georgia. The Atlanta metropolitan area was first defined in 1950 as Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties. Butts, Cherokee, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Henry, Newton, Rockdale and Walton counties were added after the 1970 census, with Barrow and Coweta counties joining in 1980 and Barrow, Bartow, Coweta, Paulding, Pickens and Spalding counties in 1990.

College in Metro Atlanta

Emory is one of the best, and most well known colleges in all of Metro Atlanta. Emory was established in 1836. It is known for a Liberal Arts college, graduate and professional school and one of the southeast's leading health care systems. It is located on a beautiful and leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Emory is ranked 20th amongst universities all around the United States in the 2014 rankings. In order to get into Emory a student must have a GPA of at least 3.78.

Famous Person from Atlanta: Asa Candler

Candler was born on 30 December 1851 in Villa Rica, Georgia. His father was Samuel C. Candler. He started his business career as a drugstore clerk and manufacturer of patent medicines. In 1888 he bought the formula for Coca-Cola from its inventor John Pemberton and several other shareholders for $550. The success of Coca-Cola was largely due to Candler's aggressive marketing of the product. Candler made millions of dollars from his investment, allowing him to establish the Central Bank and Trust Corp., invest in real estate, and became a major philanthropist for the Methodist Church. He gave $1 million plus a land gift to Emory University, at that time a Methodist college, for the school to move from Oxford, Georgia, to Atlanta. This gift was influenced by Asa's younger brother, Methodist Bishop Warren Akin Candler, who became president of Emory. Candler also gave millions to what would later become Emory Hospital. The school's original library which now houses classrooms and a reading room is named for him, as well as endowed chairs in the school's chemistry department. He also donated the land for Candler Park.

In 1906 he completed Atlanta's then-tallest building, the Candler Building,Whose intricately detailed 17 stories still stands at Peachtree and Auburn. In 1912 the Candler Building in New York opened.

Candler was elected mayor of Atlanta in 1916 (taking office in 1917) and ended his day-to-day management of the Coca-Cola Company. As mayor he balanced the city budget and coordinated rebuilding efforts after the Great Atlanta fire of 1917 destroyed 1,500 homes. In 1919 he gave most of the stock in The Coca-Cola Company to his children, who later sold it to a group of investors led by Ernest Woodruff. In 1922 he donated over 50 acres of his Druid Hills holdings to the City of Atlanta for what became Candler Park. Candler suffered a stroke in 1926 and died on March 12, 1929. He is buried at Westview Cemetery in southwest Atlanta.

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Schedule for Food

There are many different places to eat in Georgia. Many of the restaurants in Metro Atlanta offer 5 star quality though they aren't actually five star. The restaurants do this because it is extremely expensive to eat at an actual five star restaurant. Some of the restaurants that serve quality food are Olive Garden and PF Chang's. One of the most famous places for lunch is Chipotle and Subway. Both of these fast food restaurants are extremely famous for their service and the quality of food that they give their customers. One of the best breakfast restaurants in the state are Einstein Bros and IHOP. Both of these restaurants are very much famous for the quality food that they serve. Some days for breakfast you might have to eat at the hotel for breakfast if that particular day has an event in the morning.



Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Wednesday IHOP, Chipotle, Olive Garden

Thursday Einstein Bros, Subway, PF Chang's

Friday Hotel, Choice,Choice

Saturday IHOP, Subway, Olive Garden

Sunday Bagel Boys, Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain

Schedule for events

The trip to Metro Atlanta will be from Wednesday July 2, 2014 to July 6, 2014. During this time you will be visiting the World of Coca-Cola, The Georgia Aquarium, and you will have a tour of the CNN studio. There will also be a Fourth of July Celebration at Centennial Park.


You can go to the World of Coke on either July 2 or July 3 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. You might want to go on July 3 because you will be coming to Metro Atlanta on the second of July. The General Admission ticket is $16.00 for adults(13-64). The address is 121 Baker Street NW Atlanta, GA 30313-1807. For more information you can call at (404)676-5151, visit the website, www. worldofcoca-cola.com, or call for a toll free call at 1-800-676-COKE.


The Georgia Aquarium costs $35.95 for adults. The address is 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. For more information you can visit the website at www. georgiaaquarium.org or call at (404)581-4151. At the aquarium you will get a real life view of most if not all sea creatures. There is also a souvenir store to buy everything you want to buy related to sea creatures. You can visit the aquarium any other day that you would like to visit and it is open all day long.


The CNN Studio is open from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The adult ticket is $15 each. The Tour tickets, prices, and timings are on the website. You can visit the website at www.cnn.com/tour/index.html. The address of the CNN studio is 190 Marietta st, NW Atlanta, GA 30303. For more information you can also call (404)827-2300. You can also visit the CNN studio whenever you would like to when you are free.


Stone Mountain is open everyday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The cost for an adult meal ticket is $29.95 (anyone over the age of 11). There are about 15 attractions in Stone Mountain and they are all extremely fun and exiting. You will get a free meal along with this ticket.


Piedmont Park is open daily from 6:00 am until 11:00 pm. It is located approximately 2 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.The maximum daily rate for parking is $15. The address of Piedmont Park is 1071 Piedmont Avenue Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information, you can call (404)-876-4024. The park is a great place to spend free time and relax. There may be extra events that take place at Piedmont Park.



On July 4 at 6:00 pm is the celebration for the fourth of July at Centennial Park. Gates open at 6:00 pm and fireworks synchronized to music begin at 9:40 pm. There is no fee for this event therefore you might want to come a little bit early so that you can get good seats.

Natural Feature

Stone Mountain is located in Atlanta, Georgia. It formed when the Blue Ridge Mountains were made and is part of the Appalachian Mountains. It is a huge piece of granite and goes 9 miles underground. It is 1,686 feet high. It was once used by the Klu Klux Klan in the past. Venable Brothers owned Stone Mountain, but Georgia bought it in 1958. There is a carving of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy on Stone Mountain. It is 400 feet above the ground and 3 acres big. Stone Mountain Park is located in front of the carving. There is places to eat, and a nice grassy area where you can sit down and relax. There is also a trail on the west of Stone Mountain where you can hike or ride the cable car up the mountain. When you reach the top of the mountain, you can see the skyline of downtown Atlanta, most times Kennesaw Mountain, and the Appalachian Mountains when there is clear skies. On Independence Day there is a fireworks show in the evening where many people come to relax and enjoy the show.

Atlanta Campaign and Sherman's March to Sea

At about 8:30 am you will be eating Breakfast at IHOP today. IHOP is one of the most famous places to eat breakfast. It stands for International House of Pancakes. The address of the IHOP that you will be going to is 428 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308. At about 10:30 am you will go to the CNN tour. You should reach their at about 11:30 am and then you will start the tour. The address for the CNN tour center is 190 Marietta st, NW Atlanta, GA 30303. At the CNN Center you will take a tour of the center and know what its like to be a part of CNN. You will also get to see the filming room and all those other rooms that are used on TV. At about 1:30 you will go to lunch at Subway. The address for this Subway is 250 Park Ave W Northwest Atlanta, GA 30313. After you eat lunch you will go back to the hotel and take a little bit of rest until its time to go to dinner. At about 7:00 pm, you will go to Olive Garden once again. The address for Olive Garden is 2077 Northlake Pkwy Tucker, GA 30084. After dinner you will go back to the hotel room and you can rest until tomarrow when you will visit Stone Mountain while exercising.

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a city located in northern Fulton County in Metro Atlanta. Sandy Springs is Georgia's sixth largest city. In 1851, Wilson Spruill donated about five acres of land for the founding of Sandy Springs' United Methodist Church near the natural spring for which the city is named. According to the 2010 Census, Sandy Springs had a estimated population of about 93,853 people. Public schools in Sandy Springs are operated by the Fulton County School System. The current mayor of Sandy Springs is Rusty Paul. The largest employers within Sandy Springs are hospitals,headquarters, and regional offices.

Famous Restaurant

One of the most famous restaurants in Metro Atlanta is Mellow Mushroom. Mellow Mushroom makes many different types of food such as Calzones, Sandiwiches, Soups, and Salads. Though it makes many different types of food, Mellow Mushroom is most famous for its Pizzas. It makes 15 different types of pizza and they are all appreciated by the people that eat there. They make these pizzas in many different other countries traditions such as Thai pizza. The kids menu consists of a choice of Pizza made with French Bread, Meatball and Mozerella Stacks, Pretzel Dippers, and All- Natural Mac and Cheese. The kids meal comes with a drink and a choice of steamed broccoli or organic apple.

Day 1- July 2, 2014

You will be arriving in Metro Atlanta at around 12:00. You will immediately go to the Hilton Garden Inn. The address is 275 Baker St. NW Atlanta, GA 30313. You will be able to drop your stuff off at the Hotel and rest for a couple of hours. Before you go to the next event you will eat at a Subway that is next to the Georgia Aquarium (Your next location). The address of that Subway is 250 Park Ave W Northwest Atlanta, GA 30313 At 2:00 pm you leave the hotel to go to the Georgia Aquarium. You will spend about 5 hours at the aquarium. You will be able to watch the dolphin show, the whale show, and all the other animals. At 7:00 pm you will be going to Mellow Mushroom for dinner. It is one of the most appreciated restaurants for the amazing food that they serve to their customers. You might be taking quite a long ride to Mellow Mushroom. The address is 4058 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30319. This is one of the closest Mellow Mushrooms to the Aquarium. After dinner at Mellow Mushroom, you will go to the hotel and take a little bit rest before the next day.

Day 2- July 3, 2014

In the morning at about 8:30 am you will be going to Breakfast Peachtree Center Station Food Court. The address is 231 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. It is very close to the World of Coca- Cola which is the attraction you will be visiting on July 3. After breakfast at 9:30 am you will be going to The World of Coca- Cola. The address of the World of Coca- Cola is 121 Baker Street NW Atlanta, GA 30313-1807. You will be spending 3 hours at the World of Coca- Cola. During this time you will be able to learn about how Coca- Cola is made, watch a movie about the making of Coca- Cola, go to the museum, go to the place where the beverage is made, watch a 4-D movie, see the advertisements room, be able to taste the variety of drinks that Coca- Cola makes and then go to the souvenir store. After the coke museum at about 2:00 pm you will go to Chipotle for lunch. Chipotle is a fast food restaurant that is owned by McDonald's. It is one of the most famous and most loved Mexican restaurants in Metro Atlanta. The address of the Chipotle that you will be going to is 2020 Howell Mill Rd NW #39 Atlanta, GA 30318. You will spend about 1 hr. 30 min. at Chipotle. After you eat at Chipotle you will go back to the hotel room and take a little more rest for the day. At around 7:00 pm you will go to Olive Garden for dinner. Olive Garden is one of the most famous Italian restaurants in Metro Atlanta. The address of the Olive Garden that you will go to is 2077 Northlake Pkwy Tucker, GA 30084. Then you will go back to the hotel and take some more rest until the next day.

Day 3- July 4, 2014

You will have breakfast at the hotel at 8:00-9:30am. They will serve eggs, bacon, soup, grits, yogurt, cereal, beverages,and snacks. Then you will head out to the CNN Studios at around 11am. The address is 190 Marietta St. NW Atlanta,Georgia 30303 and their phone number is 404-676-5151 for any questions. The ticket prices are $15 per adult,but entrance is free. You will have a 55 minute tour of the building and they will show you around the studio. There will be a souvenir store where you can buy souvenirs of CNN. You may be able to meet one of the CNN News Anchors. Many visiters take many pictures there too.You will stay there for a couple hours. You will then go eat lunch around 2pm at Subway.You will have around two hours to eat lunch before going to Centennial Park. You will arrive at Centennial Park at around 4-4:30pm. There is a fountain,different statues, and a nice grassy park where you can relax,enjoy the weather, and find a spot for the firework show in the evening.Before going to the show, you will eat dinner at one of the restaurants in or near Centennial Park. The gates will open at 6pm; the fireworks will start around 9:40pm when it is dark. The fireworks are beautiful and amazing to watch on the 4th of July. It will last for 1 1/2hours and you will go back to the hotel at 11:30pm and get some rest.

Day 4- July 5, 2014

At about 8:30 am you will be eating Breakfast at IHOP today. IHOP is one of the most famous places to eat breakfast. It stands for International House of Pancakes. The address of the IHOP that you will be going to is 428 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308. At about 10:30 am you will go to the CNN tour. You should reach their at about 11:30 am and then you will start the tour. The address for the CNN tour center is 190 Marietta st, NW Atlanta, GA 30303. At the CNN Center you will take a tour of the center and know what its like to be a part of CNN. You will also get to see the filming room and all those other rooms that are used on TV. At about 1:30 you will go to lunch at Subway. The address for this Subway is 250 Park Ave W Northwest Atlanta, GA 30313. After you eat lunch you will go back to the hotel and take a little bit of rest until its time to go to dinner. At about 7:00 pm, you will go to Olive Garden once again. The address for Olive Garden is 2077 Northlake Pkwy Tucker, GA 30084. After dinner you will go back to the hotel room and you can rest until tomarrow when you will visit Stone Mountain while exercising.

Day 5- July 6, 2014

In the morning, at about 8:30 am you will head out for breakfast. You will be going to Einstein Bros located on West Peachtree and 14th St. The address is 1163 West Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information, you may call (404) 874-1020. You may take as much time as you need at Einstein Bros. Next you will head out to Stone Mountain. Stone Mountain is also located in Metro Atlanta. The address is 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd Stone Mountain, GA 30083. For more information, you may call (770)-498-5690. At Stone Mountain, you can go on the Summit Skyride, the Geyser Towers, the SkyHike, and more. Also you can go to the Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard! Another great option is to go through the Stone Mountain Museum at Memorial Hall. You will have lunch at any restaurant of you choice in Stone Mountain. Some great restaurants include the Waterside Restaurant, The Commons Restaurant, and Base Camp BBQ. If you are interested in golf, Stone Mountain also has an amazing golf course and mini festivals may take place during your arrival. You will stay in Stone Mountain until about 7:00 after dinner. You can also eat dinner at Stone Mountain. If you would like, there is a spectacular laser show at 9:30 PM if you would like to stay longer!