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RE: Favorite AAC city to dislike
(07-12-2017 10:53 AM)AtlantaTiger Wrote:  
(07-02-2017 09:05 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-02-2017 07:04 AM)panama Wrote:  
(07-01-2017 11:56 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 03:59 PM)panama Wrote:  Ok what did Atlanta do to you?

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I spent most my time stuck in traffic and standing in lines at Six Flags. Our teams are playing so Atlanta gets another shot from me in a few months. This trip I want to check out world of coca-cola and the CNN hq.
Driving or flying? Yeah traffic is some of the worst on the planet. Centennial Park is nice base though. Walking distance to CNN, World of Coke, Aquarium and CFB HOF. And a short Uber or Lyft ride to cool neigjborhoods.

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Driving. We're staying at Holiday Inn Express by the GSU campus. Should make us almost walking distance to CNN and world of coke.

We were able to get Sat for 95 bucks at the hotel. I wish they would announce the game time so I'll know if I need to get Fri night as well (if it's a noon game)

I'm hoping it's an evening game (7pm). Get up early Sat morning, drive the 5 hours to ATL and check in a little after noon. Watch the game Sat evening, and crash after that. Check out Sun by 11 and go hit up CNN and Coke (may only get to do one) before driving home.

that's the plan at least.
I have lived in ATL for 25 years. You are staying in one of the worst parts of town, that Holiday Inn sucks - it used to be a college dorm (and I worked for HI for 9 years) CNN and Coke are not worth it, and you are going to be seeing the tourist parts of ATL. See it from Midtown. Nice hotels, nice restaurants and things to see that are not on the normal tourist's list - instead see Piedmont Park, a stroll down Peachtree Street in Midtown, the Margaret Mitchell House, The High Museum, Country Ham Breakfast at the Silver Skillet, Dinner at Ecco in Midtown. You can walk to everything. Then when you go to the game hop of the subway and you will be near the stadium in 10 minutes. If you want to go to a downtown tourist spot go to the College Football Hall of Fame and the Georgia Aquarium instead.
OK, see here is what you do. There are VERY nice hotels downtown. If youre willing to stay at the Holiday Inn Express downtown cool. Keep that reservation. Before you arrive do a Priceline. You may get a 4 star room for teh same price last minute. From downtown you are a Uber or Lyft ride from a lot of cool stuff. If you have never been to Atlanta then CNN and Cocoa Cola are cool. Aquarium is also in that area as is the CFB HOF which is aaaammaaaaazing if you are a true fan. But you're also walking distance to restaurants and bars around Centennial Park and Peachtree Center. You are close as I said, via Lyft/Uber to Poncey Highlands, VA Highlands, Grant Park, Inman Park and Little Five 5 Points depending on what you like. Midtown and Buckhead are also not far away by car or train. If you choose Midtown as home base make sure you are choosing Midtown above 10th street and not Midtown around Ponce de Leon Ave. Your budget, likes and how you would like to travel should decide where you decide to stay.
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RE: Favorite AAC city to dislike
(07-02-2017 07:04 AM)panama Wrote:  
(07-01-2017 11:56 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 03:59 PM)panama Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:34 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  not really AAC but the cities I didn't enjoy...

1) Nashville
2) Atlanta
3) Jackson MS
4) Jacksonville FL
5) Montgomery AL
Ok what did Atlanta do to you?

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I spent most my time stuck in traffic and standing in lines at Six Flags. Our teams are playing so Atlanta gets another shot from me in a few months. This trip I want to check out world of coca-cola and the CNN hq.
Driving or flying? Yeah traffic is some of the worst on the planet. Centennial Park is nice base though. Walking distance to CNN, World of Coke, Aquarium and CFB HOF. And a short Uber or Lyft ride to cool neigjborhoods.

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I always giggle at people when they complain about traffic. If you live in a big city, you will likely claim your traffic is the worst. Guess what, all of the top 10 cities/markets have terrible traffic depending on the freeway and time of day. it's a given. I've spent a lot of time in Houston, Dallas and ATL, and for the most part, traffic sucked in all three. It is what it is.

Spend a little time in LA, where I've lived, and you will not complain about traffic anymore. As bad as those cities I mentioned are, LA is on a completely different level. Doesn't matter the time of day, the freeway, day of the week or whatever, it is a cluster f. It is by a mile the worst thing about living there and it is why most people leave. Eventually you just have to accept it and deal with it. To a lesser degree, same goes for all the top 10 cities/markets.
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RE: Favorite AAC city to dislike
(07-12-2017 03:29 PM)Moody Magic Wrote:  
(07-02-2017 07:04 AM)panama Wrote:  
(07-01-2017 11:56 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 03:59 PM)panama Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:34 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  not really AAC but the cities I didn't enjoy...

1) Nashville
2) Atlanta
3) Jackson MS
4) Jacksonville FL
5) Montgomery AL
Ok what did Atlanta do to you?

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I spent most my time stuck in traffic and standing in lines at Six Flags. Our teams are playing so Atlanta gets another shot from me in a few months. This trip I want to check out world of coca-cola and the CNN hq.
Driving or flying? Yeah traffic is some of the worst on the planet. Centennial Park is nice base though. Walking distance to CNN, World of Coke, Aquarium and CFB HOF. And a short Uber or Lyft ride to cool neigjborhoods.

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I always giggle at people when they complain about traffic. If you live in a big city, you will likely claim your traffic is the worst. Guess what, all of the top 10 cities/markets have terrible traffic depending on the freeway and time of day. it's a given. I've spent a lot of time in Houston, Dallas and ATL, and for the most part, traffic sucked in all three. It is what it is.

Spend a little time in LA, where I've lived, and you will not complain about traffic anymore. As bad as those cities I mentioned are, LA is on a completely different level. Doesn't matter the time of day, the freeway, day of the week or whatever, it is a cluster f. It is by a mile the worst thing about living there and it is why most people leave. Eventually you just have to accept it and deal with it. To a lesser degree, same goes for all the top 10 cities/markets.
I read a couple weeks ago that Atlanta made #9 worst traffic...on Earth. Yes L.A. was ahead of us. I work in IT and have coworkers who have a round trip commute of 3 to 4 hours daily. And yes traffic is 24/7/365. Last week was in a traffic jam on Sunday Night after 9 PM.
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RE: Favorite AAC city to dislike
(07-12-2017 03:49 PM)panama Wrote:  
(07-12-2017 03:29 PM)Moody Magic Wrote:  
(07-02-2017 07:04 AM)panama Wrote:  
(07-01-2017 11:56 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 03:59 PM)panama Wrote:  Ok what did Atlanta do to you?

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I spent most my time stuck in traffic and standing in lines at Six Flags. Our teams are playing so Atlanta gets another shot from me in a few months. This trip I want to check out world of coca-cola and the CNN hq.
Driving or flying? Yeah traffic is some of the worst on the planet. Centennial Park is nice base though. Walking distance to CNN, World of Coke, Aquarium and CFB HOF. And a short Uber or Lyft ride to cool neigjborhoods.

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I always giggle at people when they complain about traffic. If you live in a big city, you will likely claim your traffic is the worst. Guess what, all of the top 10 cities/markets have terrible traffic depending on the freeway and time of day. it's a given. I've spent a lot of time in Houston, Dallas and ATL, and for the most part, traffic sucked in all three. It is what it is.

Spend a little time in LA, where I've lived, and you will not complain about traffic anymore. As bad as those cities I mentioned are, LA is on a completely different level. Doesn't matter the time of day, the freeway, day of the week or whatever, it is a cluster f. It is by a mile the worst thing about living there and it is why most people leave. Eventually you just have to accept it and deal with it. To a lesser degree, same goes for all the top 10 cities/markets.
I read a couple weeks ago that Atlanta made #9 worst traffic...on Earth. Yes L.A. was ahead of us. I work in IT and have coworkers who have a round trip commute of 3 to 4 hours daily. And yes traffic is 24/7/365. Last week was in a traffic jam on Sunday Night after 9 PM.

No doubt it sucks. I'm just pointing out that people living in Chicago, DC, The Bay area, Philly, Dallas and Houston have similar stories and complaints. It's what happens when you're in a place with that many people who mostly get around with a car. NYC and I guess Boston are the exceptions with public transit. And again, with all the other major cities there are times you will get in your car and not run into traffic, that never happens in LA.
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RE: Favorite AAC city to dislike
(07-12-2017 04:11 PM)Moody Magic Wrote:  
(07-12-2017 03:49 PM)panama Wrote:  
(07-12-2017 03:29 PM)Moody Magic Wrote:  
(07-02-2017 07:04 AM)panama Wrote:  
(07-01-2017 11:56 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  I spent most my time stuck in traffic and standing in lines at Six Flags. Our teams are playing so Atlanta gets another shot from me in a few months. This trip I want to check out world of coca-cola and the CNN hq.
Driving or flying? Yeah traffic is some of the worst on the planet. Centennial Park is nice base though. Walking distance to CNN, World of Coke, Aquarium and CFB HOF. And a short Uber or Lyft ride to cool neigjborhoods.

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I always giggle at people when they complain about traffic. If you live in a big city, you will likely claim your traffic is the worst. Guess what, all of the top 10 cities/markets have terrible traffic depending on the freeway and time of day. it's a given. I've spent a lot of time in Houston, Dallas and ATL, and for the most part, traffic sucked in all three. It is what it is.

Spend a little time in LA, where I've lived, and you will not complain about traffic anymore. As bad as those cities I mentioned are, LA is on a completely different level. Doesn't matter the time of day, the freeway, day of the week or whatever, it is a cluster f. It is by a mile the worst thing about living there and it is why most people leave. Eventually you just have to accept it and deal with it. To a lesser degree, same goes for all the top 10 cities/markets.
I read a couple weeks ago that Atlanta made #9 worst traffic...on Earth. Yes L.A. was ahead of us. I work in IT and have coworkers who have a round trip commute of 3 to 4 hours daily. And yes traffic is 24/7/365. Last week was in a traffic jam on Sunday Night after 9 PM.

No doubt it sucks. I'm just pointing out that people living in Chicago, DC, The Bay area, Philly, Dallas and Houston have similar stories and complaints. It's what happens when you're in a place with that many people who mostly get around with a car. NYC and I guess Boston are the exceptions with public transit. And again, with all the other major cities there are times you will get in your car and not run into traffic, that never happens in LA.
There are no times when you get into your car and do not run into traffic here. We call that 1994.
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RE: Favorite AAC city to dislike
(07-12-2017 10:53 AM)AtlantaTiger Wrote:  
(07-02-2017 09:05 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-02-2017 07:04 AM)panama Wrote:  
(07-01-2017 11:56 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 03:59 PM)panama Wrote:  Ok what did Atlanta do to you?

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I spent most my time stuck in traffic and standing in lines at Six Flags. Our teams are playing so Atlanta gets another shot from me in a few months. This trip I want to check out world of coca-cola and the CNN hq.
Driving or flying? Yeah traffic is some of the worst on the planet. Centennial Park is nice base though. Walking distance to CNN, World of Coke, Aquarium and CFB HOF. And a short Uber or Lyft ride to cool neigjborhoods.

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Driving. We're staying at Holiday Inn Express by the GSU campus. Should make us almost walking distance to CNN and world of coke.

We were able to get Sat for 95 bucks at the hotel. I wish they would announce the game time so I'll know if I need to get Fri night as well (if it's a noon game)

I'm hoping it's an evening game (7pm). Get up early Sat morning, drive the 5 hours to ATL and check in a little after noon. Watch the game Sat evening, and crash after that. Check out Sun by 11 and go hit up CNN and Coke (may only get to do one) before driving home.

that's the plan at least.
I have lived in ATL for 25 years. You are staying in one of the worst parts of town, that Holiday Inn sucks - it used to be a college dorm (and I worked for HI for 9 years) CNN and Coke are not worth it, and you are going to be seeing the tourist parts of ATL. See it from Midtown. Nice hotels, nice restaurants and things to see that are not on the normal tourist's list - instead see Piedmont Park, a stroll down Peachtree Street in Midtown, the Margaret Mitchell House, The High Museum, Country Ham Breakfast at the Silver Skillet, Dinner at Ecco in Midtown. You can walk to everything. Then when you go to the game hop of the subway and you will be near the stadium in 10 minutes. If you want to go to a downtown tourist spot go to the College Football Hall of Fame and the Georgia Aquarium instead.

I want something that's close to the stadium. I'm thinking of switching to that really old Ramada next to Tuner Field just so I can walk to the game...again, convenience and price...I've got em down to 81 bucks for the night. (and 15 to park)

but honestly, if GSU doesn't announce times soon I may have to call it off...this 'we will announce times when TV feels like it' doesn't work for making out of town plans.
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RE: Favorite AAC city to dislike
(07-12-2017 06:39 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-12-2017 10:53 AM)AtlantaTiger Wrote:  
(07-02-2017 09:05 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-02-2017 07:04 AM)panama Wrote:  
(07-01-2017 11:56 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  I spent most my time stuck in traffic and standing in lines at Six Flags. Our teams are playing so Atlanta gets another shot from me in a few months. This trip I want to check out world of coca-cola and the CNN hq.
Driving or flying? Yeah traffic is some of the worst on the planet. Centennial Park is nice base though. Walking distance to CNN, World of Coke, Aquarium and CFB HOF. And a short Uber or Lyft ride to cool neigjborhoods.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

Driving. We're staying at Holiday Inn Express by the GSU campus. Should make us almost walking distance to CNN and world of coke.

We were able to get Sat for 95 bucks at the hotel. I wish they would announce the game time so I'll know if I need to get Fri night as well (if it's a noon game)

I'm hoping it's an evening game (7pm). Get up early Sat morning, drive the 5 hours to ATL and check in a little after noon. Watch the game Sat evening, and crash after that. Check out Sun by 11 and go hit up CNN and Coke (may only get to do one) before driving home.

that's the plan at least.
I have lived in ATL for 25 years. You are staying in one of the worst parts of town, that Holiday Inn sucks - it used to be a college dorm (and I worked for HI for 9 years) CNN and Coke are not worth it, and you are going to be seeing the tourist parts of ATL. See it from Midtown. Nice hotels, nice restaurants and things to see that are not on the normal tourist's list - instead see Piedmont Park, a stroll down Peachtree Street in Midtown, the Margaret Mitchell House, The High Museum, Country Ham Breakfast at the Silver Skillet, Dinner at Ecco in Midtown. You can walk to everything. Then when you go to the game hop of the subway and you will be near the stadium in 10 minutes. If you want to go to a downtown tourist spot go to the College Football Hall of Fame and the Georgia Aquarium instead.

I want something that's close to the stadium. I'm thinking of switching to that really old Ramada next to Tuner Field just so I can walk to the game...again, convenience and price...I've got em down to 81 bucks for the night. (and 15 to park)

but honestly, if GSU doesn't announce times soon I may have to call it off...this 'we will announce times when TV feels like it' doesn't work for making out of town plans.
I don't get it all frankly. We aren't UGA. TV time should be irrelevant. Should be a 6 or 7 pm game period.

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RE: Favorite AAC city to dislike
(06-29-2017 02:45 PM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 02:08 PM)invisiblehand Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:31 PM)fastbow Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:16 PM)Stickboy46 Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

Never been to Storrs and this isn't AAC but I'm gonna throw Manhattan, KS as the most boring Major University town.

Nobody's going to disagree with you there. Lawrence draws all the college town craziness in Kansas to it. Manhattan attracts farmers, engineers, and people who can't remember what day Saint Patrick's Day falls on.

Worst city in the AAC? Tulsa, because screw Tulsa.

Wichita is about as exciting as a black and white television. No wonder so many people go to the games.... THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING ELSE TO DO!

It is an impossibility to tell the difference between Tulsa and Wichita in any metric that matters.


T


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Took 48 posts for this truth to come out. It's a tie. Two worst cities in the AAC.


Storrs isn't even a city. Looks like 'hunt country' as in fox hunts on horseback while wearing tweeds.


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