Flying to Atlanta for the Reunion?

Timing is everything when it comes to buying airline tickets. Fares are typically highest from eight to 10 weeks and two to three weeks in advance. The “sweet spot,” so to speak, is four to six weeks before you travel, so try to purchase your tickets then. It’s also a good idea to avoid shopping for airfare on the weekends. Airlines often announce sales in the middle of the week, so look for good deals on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Nervous about your airfare purchase? Experiment with a flight search like Bing, Orbitz or Expedia. Enter your departure and arrival city, as well as the dates on which you want to fly, and the Web site’s price prediction tool will tell you whether prices are rising, falling, or remaining steady, and with what certainty those trends will hold true. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are generally the cheapest days of the week to fly, and trips without a Saturday night at the destination can sometimes be more expensive. If you really want to cut costs, schedule a red-eye flight. These flights usually take off and land in the wee hours of the morning, but they’re typically deeply discounted due to the inconvenient time.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Explore more than 30 acres of breathtaking botanical bliss at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown. Since the Garden opened more than 35 years ago, there’s been more than 50 different updates, new exhibits and upgrades applied to the facility, making these gardens a must see for any family in Atlanta.


5 reasons to visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden lights the night with one million energy-efficient LED lights every holiday season.
Weekly shows and classes include Growing Edibles, Yoga in the Garden and so much more.
Inside the Fuqua Orchid Center, see a rare collection of high-elevation orchids never before grown in the Southeast.
Spend the day with your kids visiting the Children’s Garden, swimming in the Sunflower Fountain, exploring the Venus flytraps in the Soggy Bog, and learning about honeybees in the observation hive.
Walk through the treetops on the Kendeda Canopy Walk, learn about new plants in the Sheffield Botanical Library and discover seasonal edibles in the Edible Garden


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District, an area bounded roughly by Irwin, Randolph, Edgewood, Jackson, and Auburn avenues, was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1974. The district included Ebenezer Baptist Church, the MLK grave site and memorial, the MLK birthplace, shotgun row houses, Victorian houses, the Alexander Hamilton House, the Atlanta Baptist Preparatory Institute site, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Colored Mission, Fire Station No. 6, and the Triangle Building at the intersection of Old Wheat Street and Auburn Avenue.

Much of the area was designated as a national historic landmark district on May 5, 1977.

By Jeff Clemmons - I, Jeff Clemmons, created this work entirely by myself., CC BY 3.0,

Photo by Jeff Clemmons,  CC BY 3.0,

By U.S. Congressional legislation, the site with associated buildings and gardens was authorized as a national historic site on October 10, 1980; it is administered by the National Park Service (NPS). A 22.4-acre (91,000 m2) area including 35 contributing properties was covered, including 22 previously included in the NRHP historic district. The area covered in the NRHP designation was enlarged on June 12, 2001.