Quality Suites Buckhead Village
505 Pharr Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 262-7880
Fax: (404) 262-3734
505 Pharr Road NE, Atlanta, GA, US, 30305
- Phone: (404) 262-7880
- Fax: (404) 262-3734
The experts here have all the answers for those who wish to explore the many lakes and rivers Georgia has to offer. Basic and intermediate kayak and canoe classes are offered year-round, and when you're ready to strike out on your own, rentals and trek-planning services are also available. The center puts together a full schedule of guided river trips for groups each season. A special day camp is also held during the summer for youngsters ages 9 to 14.
This is a specialized dive shop founded by 15-year diving veteran Bert Quist, a certified PADI scuba diving instructor who started the business in 1998. Located one block south of Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, the shop offers a broad range of gear, as well as a spectrum of classes and travel opportunities. Courses include introductory sessions, certification classes, corporate outings and certification/travel packages. The shop arranges several trips each year to major diving resorts and is known for its in-depth knowledge of some of the world's most unusual diving opportunities.
Southeastern Expeditions offers rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking adventures in North Georgia and Tennessee. This high-adventure outfit also runs several rope and obstacle courses that will test your coordination and stamina. They have trips for all skill levels, leaving very often, depending on reservations and weather. In Georgia, most aquatic trips take place on the Chattooga River and offer a fun day of exciting rapids and beautiful scenery. If you're in the mood for adventure, try a Southeastern expedition. See website for packages offered, online specials, and lots more practical info.
Classified as a championship course, the 18-hole Chastain links terrain attracts a bevy of golf enthusiasts, especially on weekends. The stately stone clubhouse is modeled after country estates in Scotland and Wales, and provides a romantic backdrop for an afternoon of golf. A pro shop, snack bar, putting green and all the first class conveniences are provided, including expert instruction with the club pro. Resident weekday fees are moderately priced during weekends. Nonresidents pay a little extra. Call ahead for more details.
Chastain Park is one of the largest of its kind in the city. Situated to the east of its namesake neighborhood, it is a popular recreational respite among locals and tourists alike. It features playgrounds, a golf course, tennis court, swimming pool and running paths. In addition, it is a great outdoor venue for concerts. The amphitheater is one of the most famous in the country for setting the standard in live entertainment. Past performances have been by some of the biggest artists in music such as Counting Crows, Lyle Lovett and Jewel.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is one of the largest spectacles of plant life in the Southeast. Sprawling over 15 acres (six hectares), this natural oasis was established in 1976 and is located within stumbling distance of the famous Piedmont Park. It is home to the Fuqua Conservatory and Japanese gardens, both rich in globe-spanning flora. Follow a walking trail, great for couples, and admire exotic rose plantations and carnivorous specimens. In addition, guided tours and seasonal shows guarantee an entertaining botany lesson.
This Midtown specialty shop caters to the growing number of devotees of the extreme sports of rock climbing and rappelling. The facility is home to the largest climbing gym in the Southeast, which features an expansive "bouldering" area and a rotating climbing wall. The challenging obstacle course provides safe trial runs in negotiating overhangs, buttresses and cracks for novices and experienced climbers alike. Reservations are suggested for the daily beginners' instruction sessions, and equipment rental is available.
Located near West Wesley Road in Buckhead, Cross Creek is in a great spot for squeezing in a quick afternoon round. It is a par-3, 18-hole course that is also a perfect place for the beginner to sharpen his or her skills. The course is well maintained and nicely managed, and a pro shop with on-site golf pros is there if needed.
The most expansive and popular of Atlanta's city parks was originally laid out for the Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895, and it now attracts more than 2 million visitors annually. Dog owners, sun seekers and sports enthusiasts flock to the Piedmont Park to enjoy the fair weather, largely unaware that this was the spot of the Battle of Peachtree Creek during the Civil War. Its picturesque locales also offer a romantic ambience. The 189-acre (76.48-hectare) facility is home to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and scenic Lake Clara Meer, and plays host to many of Atlanta's favorite concerts and festivals.
Located on the banks of the Candler Lake at the Emory University, Lullwater Park is an expanse of green that offers stimulating trails across the dense countryside. A popular spot for jogging, it also functions as a beautiful picnic site for families. There is a quaint foot-over bridge, a mini creek and waterfall that give a countryside feel. Enjoy fishing by the lakeside too.
If you're looking for an exciting way to explore the thousands of square miles of North Georgia wilderness, these able guides are the folks to call. Moondance Adventures offers a splendid schedule of guided outdoor trips for teenagers. Trips hit all the major highlights of the Georgia countryside and include a variety of activities, such as hiking, canoeing and camping. Sure to be an adventure for everyone, Moondance is an affordable way to enjoy the outdoors if you like to get off the beaten path.
The Georgia Tech Aquatic Center located in the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center, is a very famous swimming facility in Atlanta. This facility hosts the best of aquatic events all year round. Built in 1996 for the Olympic games, the competition pool is a great place to indulge in competitive laps. The aquatic center has comfortable stadium seating, a diving pool, spa and water slides. The swimming facility is mostly used by the university's swimming teams. The arena also has facilities for swimming camps and water polo practice.