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Atlanta Boat Show The largest boat show between Miami and New York, this event draws buyers for everything from 10-foot canoes to 85-foot yachts. Over 100,000 people attend, to see upwards of $10 million in boats. Contact the organizers of the Great Southern Boat Show at 1700 Geurgins Street, Norcross; % 770-2790213. King Week Celebrations A week-long series of speeches, films, seminars and music celebrating the birth of civil rights leader and Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. begins with an interfaith service, and ends with a parade down Auburn Avenue, with related events throughout the city.
You’ll find it curiously familiar if you have seen the film Driving Miss Daisy. Curving, winding roads circle around the Tudor, Georgian and traditional style two-story homes. Many of these elegant mansions are situated on large manicured slopes, surrounded by magnolia and dogwood. Druid Hills is located close to Emory University and downtown Atlanta. This is where you’ll find the Fernbank Museum and IMAX Theater, and Emory Village. Little Five Points Named after the Five Points intersection between Moreland, Euclid and McLendon avenues, Little Five Points is Atlanta’s area of eclectic dining, shopping and artistic creativity, reminiscent of New York’s Greenwich Village or Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.
The light rail component of the system operates 240 electric rail cars on 46 miles of track with 36 stations spread along its two lines. Although MARTA rail service is limited to east-west and north-south routes, you will find excellent bus connections at the stations. The bus service and routes are quite comprehensive and Public Transportation 35 Weekdays, trains operate every four to eight minutes between 5 am and 7 pm; and every 10 minutes from 7 pm until 1 am. On Saturdays, the trains operate every 10 minutes until 7 pm; every 15 minutes from 7 pm until 1 am.