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Best View of the City
Boulevard & Freedom Parkway

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta
Weather

Best Vestige of the Old South
Stone Mountain Park 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta off U.S. Highway 78
770-498-5690
www.stonemountainpark.co

Best Sign of the New South
Georgia's new state flag

Best Underrated Attraction
Atlanta Cyclorama
800-C Cherokee Ave. in Grant Park
404-658-7625

Best Tourist Trap
Underground Atlanta
Peachtree and Alabama streets
404-523-2311
www.underatl.com

Best Thing to Show Off to Out-of-Town Guests
Stone Mountain Park
16 miles east of downtown Atlanta off U.S. Highway 78
770-498-5690
www.stonemountainpark.com

Best Thing to Hide from Out-of-Town Guests
Traffic

Best Walking Tour
Virginia-Highland

Best Local Hero
Clark Howard Radio talk show host, 750 WSB-AM
www.clarkhoward.com

Best Person You Love to Hate
Mayor Bill Campbell

Best Local Politico
Mayor Bill Campbell

Best Local Celebrity
Elton John
www.eltonjohn.com

Best Local Athlete
Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves third-baseman
www.chipperjones.com

Best Local Boy/Girl Made Good
Julia Roberts

Best Local Boy/Girl Made Bad
John Rocker
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher


Best Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton
181 Peachtree St.
404-659-0400 and
3434 Peachtree Road
www.ritzcarlton.com
404-237-2700

Best Bed & Breakfast
Ansley Inn 253 15th St.
404-872-9000
www.ansleyinn.com

Best Urban Revitalization Project
East Atlanta Village
Along Flat Shoals and Glenwood avenues

Best New Use for an Old Building
Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts
170 Boulevard Ave.
404-522-5638
www.lofts-atlanta.com

Best New Loft Project
Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts
170 Boulevard Ave.
404-522-5638
www.lofts-atlanta.com

Best Festival
Music Midtown Festival
First weekend in May
www.musicmidtown.com


Best Dog-walking Spot
Piedmont Park
Tenth and Piedmont
www.piedmontpark.org

Best Picnic Spot
Piedmont Park
Tenth and Piedmont
www.piedmontpark.org

Best Place to Cool Off
Centennial Olympic Park
Downtown Atlanta
www.gwcc.com/park

Best Speed Trap
I-75 North

Best Playground
Piedmont Park
Tenth and Piedmont
www.piedmontpark.org

Best Place to Skate / Skateboard
Piedmont Park
Tenth and Piedmont
www.piedmontpark.org

Best Jogging Path
Freedom Park Path
Jackson Street to Candler Park and Inman Park MARTA station to Ponce de Leon Avenue
www.pathfoundation.org

Best Hiking Trail
Stone Mountain Park
16 miles east of downtown Atlanta off U.S. Highway 78
770-498-5690
www.stonemountainpark.com

Best Place to Get Back to Nature
Stone Mountain Park
16 miles east of downtown Atlanta off U.S. Highway 78
770-498-5690
www.stonemountainpark.com

Best Bike Ride -- off road
Tie:
Yellow River
Juhan Road, southeast of Stone Mountain
www.mtbr.com/trails/Georgia/YellowRiver.html
and
Silver Comet Trail
Trail runs west from Smyrna, Georgia through Cobb, Paulding and Polk counties to the Alabama line
http://www.trailexpress.com/ silvercomettrail.shtml

Best Bike Ride -- on Road
Silver Comet Trail
www.trailexpress.com
Trail runs west from Smyrna, Georgia through Cobb, Paulding and Polk counties to the Alabama line

 

Best Golf Course
Candler Park
585 Candler Park Drive N.E.
404-371-1260

Best Public Tennis Courts
Piedmont Park
Tenth and Piedmont
www.piedmontpark.org

Best Day Trip
Helen, Ga.
85 miles northeast of Atlanta
www.helenga.org

Best Weekend Getaway
Savannah
www.savannah-visit.com

Best Morning Drive-time Radio Show
Morning X
99.7 WNNX-FM
404-741-0997
www.99x.com

Best Afternoon Drive-time Radio Show
Clark Howard
750 WSB-AM
404-892-8227
www.clarkhoward.com

Best Sports Talk Radio Show
The Zone
790 WQXI-AM
404-237-0079
www.790thezone.com

Best Rock Radio Station
99X  
99.7 WNNX-FM
404-741-0997
www.99x.com

Best Pop Radio Station
The Beat
WBTS-FM 95.5
404-741-0955
www.955thebeat.com

Best Urban Radio Station
V103
103.3 WVEE-FM
404-741-9833
www.v-103.com

Best Adult Contemporary Radio Station
The Beat
WBTS-FM 95.5
404-741-0955
www.955thebeat.com

Best Country Music Radio Station
Kicks 101.5
WKHX-FM
770-955-0101
www.wkhx.com

Best Jazz Radio Station
91.9
WCLK-FM
404-880-8273
www.wclk.com

Best Non-commercial Radio Station
88.5
WRAS-FM
404-651-2240
www.gsu.edu/~www885

Best Radio DJ
Mara Davis - Z93
WZGC-FM 92.9
404-851-9393
www.z93.com

Best Local TV Newscast
Action News
Channel 2 WSB-TV
www.accessatlanta.com/partners/wsbtv/

Best Local TV Anchor
Monica Kaufmann
Channel 2 WSB-TV
www.accessatlanta.com/ partners/wsbtv/

Best Local TV Reporter
Glen Burns
Channel 2 WSB-TV
www.accessatlanta.com/ partners/wsbtv/

Best TV Meteorologist
Glen Burns
Channel 2 WSB-TV
www.accessatlanta.com/ partners/wsbtv/

Best TV Sports Anchor
Fred Kalil
Channel 11 WXIA-TV
www.11alive.com

Best Columnist
Hollis Gillespie
Creative Loafing
atlanta.creativeloafing.com

Best Local TV Commercial
Wolfman & Donna
Gallery Furniture
1600 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
770-287-0250

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