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One of the better nightclubs in Midtown, Halo offers a sleek, upscale atmosphere to its young and influential clientele. The interior focuses on psychedelic lights and clever designs for a glamorous yet intimate feeling. The bartenders mix up a mean martini, among other house specials and offer a wide variety of premium liquors. So head downstairs the historic Biltmore Hotel to maximize your Atlanta nightlife experience.
The most expansive and popular of Atlanta's city parks were 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.
Sutra defines what an upscale and happening lounge bar should be. Stylish, swish and swanky without being too pretentious, the place is perfect for a late night outing. Come down after work and dance away your blues or if you're tired, then simply sit back and relax with a drink. A few hours at Sutra, and you know where you want to throw your next big party. This place is the big-daddy of all party zones in Atlanta.
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.
The pros at Natural Body offer their professional skills at various Atlanta locations: Buckhead, Brookhaven, Cumming, Alpharetta and Decatur. This outlet in Atlanta's Morningside neighborhood is nestled in a plaza, amidst various stores and restaurants. Among the all-natural treatments offered, the most popular ones are facials, manicures and pedicures, full body massages and soothing beauty care. This spa also features a retail shop where you can purchase the means for further relaxation at home. Take a break from your hectic schedule and spend some time for rejuvenation at Natural Body Atlanta - Morningside. Couple packages are also offered here. Appointments are usually necessary, but walk-ins are accepted as well.
Alleviate the stress of a hectic life with a luxuriating massage at Massage Heights. It has several locations in the city, each offering full body massages for men and women. The outlet at Buckhead boasts a knowledgeable staff that provides an exhilarating experience. Deep-tissue massages, Swedish massage and Pre-natal massages are offered here. Their sports massage offers relief from muscle pain caused by physical activity. Treat yourself to a couple massage with two masseurs working simultaneously on you and your partner, to relax tired joints.
Years ago, the Silver Comet Rail Line took passengers back and forth between Atlanta and Birmingham, Alabama. Now, however, the abandoned line has carried passengers only on foot or on bicycle. This paved trail runs for 13 miles (21 kilometers) through Cobb County and continues into Paulding and Polk Counties. When completed, the trail will extend the entire length of the Atlanta-Birmingham line. Pets are allowed if leashed. You can access this scenic trail at multiple locations; just call for directions.