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A few hours in Atlanta

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I will be passing through Atlanta on the way to Charleston and I'm considering stopping in Atlanta on the way, probably 2-3 hours. So we can probably only go to one location. Which would people suggest among Little Five Points, Coca Cola world/downtown, or Phipps/Lenox. We used to live near the largest mall in the country (King of Prussia) so we need to know if Phipps/Lenox is really that special. Or would we be better off making a stop in Athens instead? I am planning the trip for October so I have plenty of time. Does Little Five Points have any good record stores, cafes or used bookstores that are worth the detour? Same for Athens. My wife is chinese so she always appreciates a place with good asian food.

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Well, I wouldn't waste those 2 hours in a Mall

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If you want good Asian food - Buford Hwy, a 5 mile+ suburban strip northeast of town around Chamblee / Norcross that is full of Asian shopping centers & restaurants. L5P has Wax n Fax Records, besides Wuxtry was my favorite record store (if you like vinyl & rare music), Criminal Records has a big CD collection, lots of magazines & cool action figures. L5P does have a decent used book store also.

Athens is cool too - plus you really have everything you would want to visit in a small downtown to walk in. Phipps & Lenox Malls aren't that special.

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If you want good Asian food - Buford Hwy, a 5 mile+ suburban strip northeast of town around Chamblee / Norcross that is full of Asian shopping centers & restaurants. L5P has Wax n Fax Records, besides Wuxtry was my favorite record store (if you like vinyl & rare music), Criminal Records has a big CD collection, lots of magazines & cool action figures. L5P does have a decent used book store also.

Athens is cool too - plus you really have everything you would want to visit in a small downtown to walk in. Phipps & Lenox Malls aren't that special.

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I will be passing through Atlanta on the way to Charleston and I'm considering stopping in Atlanta on the way, probably 2-3 hours. So we can probably only go to one location. Which would people suggest among Little Five Points, Coca Cola world/downtown, or Phipps/Lenox. We used to live near the largest mall in the country (King of Prussia) so we need to know if Phipps/Lenox is really that special. Or would we be better off making a stop in Athens instead? I am planning the trip for October so I have plenty of time. Does Little Five Points have any good record stores, cafes or used bookstores that are worth the detour? Same for Athens. My wife is chinese so she always appreciates a place with good asian food.

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I will be passing through Atlanta on the way to Charleston and I'm considering stopping in Atlanta on the way, probably 2-3 hours. So we can probably only go to one location. Which would people suggest among Little Five Points, Coca Cola world/downtown, or Phipps/Lenox. We used to live near the largest mall in the country (King of Prussia) so we need to know if Phipps/Lenox is really that special. Or would we be better off making a stop in Athens instead? I am planning the trip for October so I have plenty of time. Does Little Five Points have any good record stores, cafes or used bookstores that are worth the detour? Same for Athens. My wife is chinese so she always appreciates a place with good asian food.

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Little Five Points is definitely nice little detour for you to enjoy. Plenty of eclectic knick knacks here and there inside each store and vintage clothing to boot. If anything, go for the experience and enjoy city life at its most grittiest and bohemian.

From Little 5, drive through Candler Park and into Inman Park and discover some beautiful houses.

Try and check out East Atlanta as well, which is very similar to L5P in most respects (and right around the corner) but still has its own special charm.

However, if you're looking for a touristy visit, try out the World of Coke. Walk through Centennial Olympic Park, then mosey on through the Fairlie Poplar neighborhood to see Atlanta's old financial district.

Everything I just mentioned is accessible through car OR MARTA. :)

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If you want good Asian food - Buford Hwy, a 5 mile+ suburban strip northeast of town around Chamblee / Norcross that is full of Asian shopping centers & restaurants.

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+1

My wife is also Chinese and we always go to Cafe 101 (just inside 285 on Buford Hwy). This is not typical Americanized Chinese food but the "real deal" Sichuan style cuisine.

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I've heard that a place called Frank Ma's has great Sichuan style cuisine also. Have you tried that one?

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I've been to Sichuan House too ... very good.

Off topic but its funny that everyone calls that Duluth. I believe its technically its in the new city of Johns Creek.

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I've been to Sichuan House too ... very good.

Off topic but its funny that everyone calls that Duluth. I believe its technically its in the new city of Johns Creek.

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I didn' t even know Super H Mart had three locations. I know they're opening a new one in Doraville just inside the Perimeter.

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I didn' t even know Super H Mart had three locations. I know they're opening a new one in Doraville just inside the Perimeter.

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I second what Martinman said. Glad you enjoyed it here. Please do come back and take a look around the city sometime!

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