East Point is a suburban city located southwest of the neighborhoods of Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 33,712. The city name is derived from being at the opposite end of the former Atlanta & West Point Railroad from West Point.
Restaurants in East Point
4.5 based on 19 reviews
Georgia Aquarium is the world's most magical aquarium. Situated near Centennial Olympic Park and World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta,Georgia, Georgia Aquarium offers its guests an experience like no other. Across six separate galleries, with more than 70 amazing habitats, 10 million gallons of water and thousands of species of marine animals, guests will marvel at, learn about and come to better understand such majestic aquatic animals as whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, beluga whales, sea otters, African penguins and thousands of species of exotic fish and other animals. The spectacular AT&T Dolphin Tales show combines incredible natural animal behaviors with dynamic theatrics, a Broadway-inspired musical score and a compelling story, which together underscore the connection between humans and the animal world. The animated "Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow," for all ages, tells an entertaining but important story about conserving and protecting animals and their natural environment. Cafe Aquaria offers delicious sandwiches, salads, pizza, pasta and delectable desserts. Two gift shops give visitors the chance to take home a treasured collectible. Special animal encounter programs offer the chance to go behind the scenes and come face-to-face with dolphins, sea otters and penguins. Guests can even swim or dive with whale sharks and manta rays in the world's largest aquarium habitat (at 6.3 Million gallons), Ocean Voyager built by the Home Depot. And an onsite parking deck immediately adjacent to the aquarium means quick, easy-to-find and affordable parking.
We went during spring break week, so it might not always be like this. But the place was so crowded we didn't really get to enjoy any of the exhibits for being jostled along. I had always heard it was a fabulous aquarium, but I will never visit it again, nor do I recommend anyone try during a typically "busy" week. I bought tickets in advance, because I had heard the number of attendees was regulated. That number should be lowered. I had driven 5 hours with my grandchildren for this attraction and we left after an hour because it was PURE chaos.
4 based on 89 reviews
Recently had the pleasure of coordinating an event at The Georgia International Convention Center. It was a pleasure working with such friendly and experienced staff. The one stop shop concept for sound/lighting, food and the best preferred vendor list imaginable, put everything in place for a successful event. Yanous, Dianne, Sharon (Proof of The Pudding), Reggie (Housekeeping) and other GIC staff thanks for helping me create a most memorable occasion. I could not have done it without you.
3.5 based on 27 reviews
The U Bar offers the ultimate experience in food, sports, and entertainment in East Point, GA.
I went to the U Bar on a Friday night and it was packed! The atmosphere of the bar is very fun and laid back. They played great music- most of it is rap music! They have $10 pitchers of mixed liquor and $2 drinks. $20 hookah, 25 cent wings. I suggest going early because it took us over a hr just to get seated at a table. There isn't a dance floor- lot of ppl just dance near their table or around the edge of the seating area.
I recommend going here!
5 based on 11 reviews
Arches Brewing is a craft brewery located just north of the Atlanta airport, in the arts district of Hapeville, GA. Our focus is bringing the best of old-world and modern brewing practices together to deliver many beer styles never commercially brewed in Georgia. Our biochemist-brewmaster, Jamey Adams, brewed his first batch of beer over ten years ago with the idea that beer could be made better through chemistry. Through many hours of brewing and tasting, we now have over 30 different distinct recipes. We have a strong emphasis on classic & seasonal lagers, but also make many American styles along with several strong Belgians. We believe doing things the old way makes for a cleaner, more complex and balanced, delicious end result. We offer many year-round styles along with many seasonal lagers which follow the European brewing calendar. We will also offer specialty and limited-release beers throughout the year available only at the brewery.
Discovered this brewery recently and it was a very pleasant surprise. Nice little tasting room and comfy outdoor area with picnic tables lounge chairs and fire pits.
Tried 5 beers and all were good. My favorite was their flagship brew Unseasonal.
What was particularly nice is that while many of the breweries around here seem to focus on hoppy beers, these guys don't.
Recommend a trip to Hapeville to check them out.
4 based on 11 reviews
Immerse yourself in World of Coca-Cola, the one and only place you can explore the story of the world's most popular beverage brand. It's a place where anyone can experience moments of happiness and wonder. At World of Coca-Cola, inspiration is around every corner - from the vault where we secure our secret formula, to world-class art and memorabilia to more than 100 beverages to taste from around the world. With opportunities to meet the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, take a VIP Guided Tour - and more - it's no wonder that the World of Coke is a must-see among the top things to do in Atlanta, Georgia.
My daughter and her friend loved it! I was surprised at all the information I was able to take away from the visit. We will probably go again on an off season day to really slow down and enjoy the day.
3 based on 1 reviews
It's a small locals kind of neighborhood park. It was a short walk from my hotel so I checked it out. A bit of green space and playground area for the kids. It was clean, quiet and nicely maintained.
5 based on 4 reviews
My son and I decided to kill a little time local to our hotel and saw that the city of Hapeville listed a depot museum that was close to still functioning tracks. Or hope was to spend a few minutes checking out the small building while waiting for trains to go by.
Then we went inside, and our host and the curator of the place transported us through generations with amazingly well organized displays and very thoughtful and representative collections. We are no strangers to museums, living near most of the Smithsonians, but this visit had our attention from moment one. Almost every item on display had an interesting story related to it, and it was clear that our docent loves what she does.
From the collection of WWII memorabilia to the very specific first class place setting, every item had a purpose and context, including the unique time-lapse Hank Aaron photo that captured his historic hit and the run around the bases. Somehow, a Curtiss JH4-Jenny and a V-Disc collection found their proper place along with typewriters and an electric hair fryer, and we learned something about each.
Return visits are recommended, as they change periods of history a decade at a time. Eventually, we hope there will be a book published filled with her stories.
Should we return to Atlanta, we will definitely return here. If you go, skip the Coca Cola advertising tour and go here instead - you can walk across the street to a local pharmacy / fountain and get a lime rickey or lime sour and make better use of your time.
5 based on 1 reviews
The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects The American Civil Rights Movement to today's Global Human Rights Movements. The Center features four immersive and thought-provoking exhibit spaces, including a continually rotating gallery of items from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, where visitors can view the personal papers and items of Dr. King. The Center also provides designated event spaces and educational programs inspiring visitors to join the ongoing dialogue about contemporary movements for human rights around the world. The Center for Civil and Human Rights is open 7 days a week. Regular Hours: Closed Monday, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM (Last admittance at 4:00 PM) Sunday, 12 PM to 5 PM(Last admittance at 4:00 p.M.) Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
This museum has a huge collection of recordings, videos and artifacts to recount the story around civil rights in the USA and how it relates nowadays to civil rights around the worlds as well as the fight for greater equality.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
Recently restored to its original gilded look of the 1920s, the Fox Theatre features "Mighty Mo," a classic Moller organ with over 3,600 pipes. The lavish theatre currently hosts Broadway musicals, comedy shows and dance companies throughout the year.
Fox Theater is a real show place. The Moorish architecture is a real show piece. Seating on the main floor can be visually challenging. Probably a better sight line for a show would be the first balcony. Acoustics could be better as well. The large open venue makes it difficult to heard some of the dialogue in a musical. Plan on being there well before showtime since security lines can be long. This venue should not be missed since it is a classic building.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Start at the visitor center and then work your way around the three main sites in this historic park: the home in which the leader of the Civil Rights movement in America was born, the church where he preached and the memorial site where he is buried. A major Atlanta attraction, the park draws some 500,000 visitors each year.
We visited the MLK Center on the day after the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. As such there was a fresh wreath at the grave site and there existed various other memorabilia specific to that fateful day in 1968. Our 6 year old wasn’t as interested as we (her parents) were though the outdoor playground was a huge hit! I’ve heard people complain about the Center’s upkeep but I was suitably impressed by it. What I did not see and perhaps I just missed it, was an actual statue of Dr. King. I did however see a statue of Ghandi but I didn’t go there to see or learn about him, great as he was. In my humble view, the Center should focus on Dr. King alone. His story will never grow old. I almost forgot to mention that Rev Dr. Berniece King was there and she was available for a few pictures. The MLK Center is a must see while in the city.
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