As bustling as Atlanta can be, you also can relax and unwind. Thanks in part to so much green space, it provides myriad places to take a load off and soak up the atmosphere.
Day spas are almost a requirement for anyone dealing regularly with Atlanta's traffic and fast pace. You can also lose yourself on the various golf courses or tennis courts dotting the landscape.
Insider's Guide: The Best of Relaxing & Unwinding in Atlanta
Again, Atlanta's varied neighborhoods offer a wide range of relaxation possibilities. Find a nice seat at a cafe in Virginia Highlands (Moe's and Joe's, 1033 N. Highland; Murphy's, 997 Virginia) or in the Decatur neighborhood (Sage, 121 Sycamore S; Java Monkey, 205 Ponce de Leon Ave) and just pass the time people-watching. Two other great people-watching locations are Centennial Park Downtown and the Courthouse Square in Decatur. There is a constant flow of passers-by in both spots, and the fountains in Centennial Park are a big draw for seeing kids chase the dancing waters.
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If you're looking for a peaceful way to while away the hours,
stake claim to a patch of grass at Centennial Park.
To melt away your aches and pains, try one of the spas in Atlanta. Two suggestions are Spa Sydell and Natural Body -- you can't go wrong with either spa.
For those who want a little more direction when sightseeing in Atlanta, see the next page to find out about organized tours.