25 (or more) things to do in PHX and ATL (done and not done)

4 01 2009

Here’s a rundown of 25 fun things I’ve done in Phoenix. I have started this way to get the creative juices flowing, outing-wise, and I’ll be throwing in Atlanta next and THEN will get into the things I’d like to do.

  • Stroll the Heard Museum or the art museum
  • Visit the Botanical Garden
  • Visit the zoo
  • Ride the light rail
  • Walk through Steele Park
  • Eat Mexican food
  • Go to Wildlife World Zoo
  • Take a historic house tour
  • Browse old-town Scottsdale
  • Grab a tea at Tempe Marketplace
  • See a ballet or performance at Symphony Hall
  • See a performance at ASU (or browse the art museum)
  • Have Japanese food fire-grilled in front of you at Ah-So
  • Stroll by the side of Tempe Town Lake (and catch a concert there or get a gelato)
  • Dance at one of the Mill or Scottsdale clubs
  • Grab a daiquiri at Fat Tuesday’s
  • Go to a ballgame at a field or arena
  • Hike at one of the mountain parks (North Mountain or Squaw Peak)
  • Visit Lake Pleasant or Woods Canyon Lake
  • Browse the Biltmore Fashion Park or Scottsdale Fashion Square
  • See a movie at the Cine Capri (in the BIG theater)
  • See a show at the Orpheum
  • Go to the Arizona Science Center or history museum; heritage square in general
  • Browse the Burton Barr library
  • Browse Encanto Park and kiddieland
  • Attend a marching band festival
  • Go to Organ Stop Pizza and eat, well, pizza
  • Gawk at the funky sculptures in downtown Mesa
  • Ride the roller coaster at Castles & Coasters
  • Hall of Flame
  • World’s tallest fountain (Fountain Hills)
  • Rawhide
  • Indian Casinos
  • See a show at the Valley Art Theater or the Camelview theater
  • And here is 25 things I’ve done in Atlanta:

  • Attend a show at the Shakespeare theater thingy
  • Wander the Atlanta Botanical Garden/Piedmont Park
  • Visit Zoo Atlanta and wave at the panda
  • Walk through Grant Park
  • Georgia Aquarium, Coke Museum
  • Ride MARTA around town
  • See an Improv show at Dad’s Garage
  • See a local play or production
  • Traverse the establishments on Crescent Street
  • Wander Little Five Points and Candler Park
  • Visit a bar in the Virginia Highlands
  • Drive along the edge of Lake Lanier
  • Stroll through Oakland Cemetery
  • Eat dinner at South City Kitchen
  • Grab a delicious hamburger at the Vortex or Five Guys
  • Stone Mountain
  • Six Flags
  • Visit Criminal Records and see a performance
  • Attend a sporting event
  • Wander around Emory University
  • Eat at Sundial
  • See the Big Chicken
  • Visit Discover Mills/Medieval Times
  • Luckie Lounge
  • CNN Center
  • The Varsity
  • See the breakdancers at MJQ
  • Grab a drink at the Trader Vic’s in the Hilton
  • Drink beer at the Brick Store pub
  • Whirlyball in Marietta
  • See a show at the Tabernacle
  • See a movie at the Plaza Theater
  • Go to the Atlanta Puppet Theater
  • Here are 25 things I’d LIKE TO DO in PHX

  • Taliesin West
  • Arcosanti
  • Modified Arts
  • Browse Stinkweeds
  • See a show at the Marquee
  • Visit the Roosevelt
  • First Fridays
  • Eat at Casey Moore’s
  • Visit the revived Gold Bar
  • Find some more awesome Mexican food
  • See a piano duel at the Big Bang
  • Visit the new Cafe Boa
  • Eat at Matt’s Big Breakfast
  • Chicken and waffles
  • See if Pizza Bianco lives up to the hype
  • Heart Attack Grill
  • Police Museum
  • Mystery Castle
  • Find the chopper crash memorial in Steele Park
  • See the “Mofles Museum”
  • Visit the rock & mineral museum
  • Melted Weapons sculpture
  • Hunt’s Tomb
  • Louis Lee’s Rock Garden
  • Metal Corral in Anthem
  • And here are 25 things I’d LIKE TO DO in ATL

  • Check out Loca Luna and the Tongue & Groove
  • Get into Opera for once
  • Do the art walk
  • See a show at the EARL
  • Eat at Parish
  • Go to the DeKalb Farmers Market
  • Take a dance class at the studio in Decatur
  • Take a historic homes tour
  • Eat a Ghetto Burger
  • Visit the Clermont Lounge (heh heh)
  • Trivia Night at Manuel’s
  • Yellow River Game Ranch (near Stone Mountain) or the Kangaroo Conservation Center (Dawsonville)
  • Go to the Atlanta History Center
  • Go to the Natural History museum… the one on Clifton…
  • Walk through East Atlanta in general
  • Taqueria del Sol
  • Spend some time at Lake Lanier
  • Visit the Hooch somewhere
  • Chastain Park amphitheater
  • See a show at the Fox Theater
  • Go to the Fish Market and see the giant fish
  • Go to that Blue Line cafe or whatever it’s called where they cook your food on rocks
  • Dante’s Down the Hatch
  • Track down Lord Dooley at Emory
  • See the White House replica
  • Waffle House museum
  • Kennesaw State University and the Spaceship Earth sculpture
  • Segway tours
  • Gingerbread Party (it’s a holiday thing, can do in 2009)
  • Kraftwork craft session
  • Eat at Papi’s
  • Margaret Mitchell House
  • Dialog in the Dark
  • Museum of Contemporary Art GA
  • Mall of Georgia
  • Buford restaurants
  • Korean karaoke
  • Karaoke in general (well I’ve done a little)
  • Hang out in Marietta Square
  • See a show at the Variety Playhouse and Seven Stage
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