The are a ton of things to love about the ATL and a lot of things we're really great at -- like fried food, sitting in traffic, and almost winning at sports -- but Atlanta's also got a few problems. About 99 problems, to be exact, including sitting in traffic, almost winning at sports, and all the rest of these...
1. Chick-fil-A is closed on Sunday 2. These 10 drivers are almost always on 285 3. The Falcons season last year... and the year before... and the year before... 4. Ron Mexico 5. The Braves haven’t won a playoff series since 2001 6. The Cobb County Braves 7. There’s only one Metro Mall cop 8. The metal street hole covers 9. Losing an NHL team, twice 10. King of Pops has a cart everywhere except where you are 11. Our $100 million “streetcar” is only 2.6 miles long 12. Everything is sticky in the Summer 13. It's four hours to the closest real beach 14. Hello allergies! 15. Nowhere to ride a bike (without getting run off the road)
This Plane Made An Emergency Landing Due To Farting
16. MARTA 17. People still wear Bluetooth headsets 18. The frat-tasticness of Buckhead 19. 2in of snow turns us into a national news story/joke 20. There are a handful of weekends without a beer festival 21. No buildings pre-date 1865. #thanksGeneralSherman. 22. Rednecks 23. People who have a problems with rednecks 24. We're number one in urban sprawl... 25. ... and sitting in traffic 26. PARKatlanta 27. The Bluff 28. Bandwagon jumpers in every sport 29. East Point: America’s most dangerous suburb 30. Everything is fried, delicious, and fattening 31. Mosquitos find us tasty 32. Everyone’s a transplant 33. No one’s from the actual city 34. It’s too bad for you if you don’t like Coke 35. Politicians trying to shut down Uber 36. Downtown’s impossible-to-navigate, one-way streets 37. There are at least 73 streets named “Peachtree” 38. Rush hour is from 6am to 8pm 39. Every day is a smog alert day 40. Clayton County 41. The Ghetto Burger isn't available after 7 pm 42. There are only 24 Holeman & Finch burgers each night 43. The line at Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles
44. Family’s visiting? Yayyyy... you get to go to the World of Coke... 45. ... and the Aquarium. Again. 46. Having to take antibiotics before shooting the Hooch 47. Mark Richt’s grandpa khakis 48. You can’t read most of the delicious looking menus on Buford Highway 49. People look down on you if you don't have a 404 area code 50. Five Points (not Little Five Points, of course) 51. There are almost too many great rooftop bars... 52. ... but not enough that the ones in Grant Park aren't always wayyy too crowded 53. The traffic while the new dome is being constructed... 54. … and the parking while the new dome is being constructed 55. All the new restaurants you haven’t tried yet 56. All of our school kids need to cheat, apparently 57. Saints fans once a year 58. We’re such a good dating city that competition is fierce 59. Coyotes, raccoons, and rabid foxes -- that’s what we get for being a city in a forest 60. Our "city" is actually 140 cities 61. Woodruff Park: the homeless gymboree 62. Road construction, everywhere, all the time 63. Dodging street crossers on Buford Highway 64. All the shirtless runners in Piedmont Park 65.The panhandler donation meters Downtown 66. Humidity 67. The handful of municipalities without Sunday sales 68. Emory students invading the Highlands on the weekend 69. Street-drinking in Savannah is a 3-hour drive away 70. The A Tow impound lot on a Sunday morning 71. Baton Bob got arrested 72. DragonCon is only once a year
73. Too many amazing BBQ choices 74. The “ladies” at Ponce and Piedmont 75. Going to the “pool” in the fountains of Centennial Park 76. Getting stuck behind a horse-drawn carriage Downtown 77. Having to wait until 10pm on Saturday for free street parking 78. Traffic outside the raves on Spring St 79. Parking in L5P 80. Competing 420 festivals 81. Your Midtown friends not having a couch to crash on for Music Midtown 82. No one you know has tried a restaurant South of I-20 83. The weekend crowds on the Beltline 84. The web of inchworms you have to run through every Spring 85. The crotch-rocketeers on 285 86. Trying to get a number for the Peachtree Road Race 87. Korean karaoke cafes only exist in one tiny portion of Buford Highway 88. Parking in the “neighborhood” outside Turner Field 89. Pretending the “Peach Drop” is as exciting as Times Square 90. Love & Hip-Hop, Real Housewives, The Bachelorette & Honey Boo Boo 91. Trying to keep kudzu out of our yards 92. Luda doesn’t hang out in his own “area code” often enough 93. Helicopters shooting Fast & the Furious scenes at midnight 94. Centennial Park 95. Still waiting on Buckhead to officially reopen 96. The prices at Phipps 97. Instagrams from the top of Skyview Atlanta 98. 1995 was the one, and likely only year, we’ll see a championship 99. The person in the car next to you
Haunted houses are fun because we don’t believe that anything bad is actually happening. But in ATL, they’re a whole lot scarier because they’re always way outside the perimeter (OTP), in suburbs that are basically haunted year-round by the kind of folks we like to stay far away from. Seriously, when’s the last time you were in Lithia Springs, Canton, or Douglasville and didn’t feel uncontrollable fear? Well, every year’s a new chance to face those laughable fears, or confirm that everything outside ATL is scary as hell, so here is a list of haunted houses around Greater ATL open until at least Halloween.
From Los Angeles to San Diego: Every Pit Stop You Need To Make Along The Way
With zero humidity and palm trees in the rearview mirror, cruising down the Pacific coast to San Diego from Los Angeles is summer. Of course, LA traffic can make it less cruiseworthy and more bumper-to-bumper. But with authentic taquerias, whale watching, and iconic surf breaks, there’s a quintessential SoCal pit stop just about every mile of the ride to distract you. Here’s seven summer getaways you can easily hit on the way to San Diego -- just don’t forget the sunscreen and a swimsuit.
The South is known for its southern charm, especially in places like Charlotte, New Orleans, and Savannah. The latter was founded in 1733, which means thousands flock to Georgia every year to take in the old buildings, walk the historic streets, and get a little taste of what colonial living might have been like. Underneath all the charm, however, there are stories of murder, tragedy, and mysterious hauntings.
And now that it’s October, a month where people actively seek out the best places in America to terrify themselves for some reason, you’ll have lots of options for places that are setup to give you a quick-but-safe scare. This is not a list of those places; this is a list of actually haunted places around Georgia that might give you a scare you we're never expecting. Good luck! We’re not coming with you.