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StringedInstruments
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re: Need help deciding between Nashville and Atlanta for a father/son trip
Alright so Atlanta it is.

Hyatt a decent hotel downtown? Want to stay near the aquarium.


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re: Need help deciding between Nashville and Atlanta for a father/son trip
Ive stayed there. its decent. There are some restaurants within walking distance that are good.

Id also look at staying in midtown as well. You can always get an uber or take marta to centennial park area


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The Spleen
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re: Need help deciding between Nashville and Atlanta for a father/son trip
I've stayed at that Hilton Garden Inn right there and it was fine. May be a better option with the kid because it includes a free breakfast. It's right across the street from the Aquarium, though the Hyatt is closer to the entrance I think. But the difference is only about a city block, so pretty negligible.


Dam Guide
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re: Need help deciding between Nashville and Atlanta for a father/son trip
Why bring him to a city? Go get a tent and some fishing poles and go to the mountains and do some fishing and hiking. Then hang out by a campfire at night.


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re: Need help deciding between Nashville and Atlanta for a father/son trip
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Why bring him to a city? Go get a tent and some fishing poles and go to the mountains and do some fishing and hiking. Then hang out by a campfire at night.


This! You're right there by GSMNP. If you're not down for tent camping, stay in Asheville or Chattanooga.


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DingLeeBerry
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re: Need help deciding between Nashville and Atlanta for a father/son trip
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I thought about the country music museum but he’s not really at a point where he’d recognize bands/artists/etc.


My kids enjoyed the Grand Ole Opry even though they didn’t know the performers.


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GentleJackJones
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re: Need help deciding between Nashville and Atlanta for a father/son trip
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Hyatt a decent hotel downtown? Want to stay near the aquarium.


I mean, it's a Hyatt. It'll be fine.

I think you made the right call. Again, you have the Aquarium, Coke Museum, College Football Hall of Fame, SkyView/Ferris Wheel, the CNN studio, Olympic Park, tons and tons of restaurants (The Yard Milkshake bar) all within 100 yards of one another.

He'll enjoy it.

ETA: I believe the Children's Museum of Atlanta is right there as well.

I much prefer Nashville to Atlanta, but with an 8-year-old father/son trip, unless your guy just loves country music, you made the right call.
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believe the Children's Museum of Atlanta is right there as well.


At 8, I’d say he is too old for it. Fernbank would be much better


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starkvingrad
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re: Need help deciding between Nashville and Atlanta for a father/son trip
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Nashville:
I much prefer Nashville as a city but outside of the zoo, what really is there to do for kids? I thought about the country music museum but he’s not really at a point where he’d recognize bands/artists/etc.


Nashville is pretty boring if you're under 21. Take your son to Atlanta.


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starkvingrad
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re: Need help deciding between Nashville and Atlanta for a father/son trip
And the Nashville Zoo is in a very bad part of the city, just being honest. If one of your main concerns is crime, Nashville is actually more dangerous.
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starkvingrad
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re: Need help deciding between Nashville and Atlanta for a father/son trip
I spend a lot of time in Nashville for work, and while I do like the city, it's mostly one for adults to visit. Also, here's a source about its crime problem. Atlanta isn't even on this list, but Nashville is the 4th most dangerous city in the South.

Source: LINK /

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FBI’S TOP 10 MOST DANGEROUS CITIES IN THE SOUTH

The top 10 most dangerous cities in region 3, and their populations, are:

Baltimore, Md., pop. 618,385

Memphis, Tenn., pop. 656,434

Little Rock, Ark., pop. 198,800

Nashville, Tenn., pop. 668,685

New Orleans, La., pop. 397,208

Chattanooga, Tenn., pop. 177,801

Baton Rouge, La., pop. 228,389

Tulsa, Oklahoma, pop. 405,748

West Palm Beach, Fla., pop. 108,074

Tallahassee, Fla., 191,564




Avoid the hell out of Southeast Nashville (Antioch). West Nashville, South Nashville and Downtown are the safest parts of the city.


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Tigerbait46
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re: Need help deciding between Nashville and Atlanta for a father/son trip
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And the Nashville Zoo is in a very bad part of the city, just being honest. If one of your main concerns is crime, Nashville is actually more dangerous.


Ehhh it's not that bad. It's not an appealing part of town, but it's no more dangerous than a lot of the city.


Santiago_Dunbar
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re: Need help deciding between Nashville and Atlanta for a father/son trip
If you’re dead set on staying in Downtown, I’d try to stay at one closer to Centennial Park. More low key and closer to the World of Coke, Aquarium, etc.

Anything off Peachtree like the Hyatt Regency can have all kinds of late night nonsense on the weekends. Hootin and hollerin in the hallways/atrium and dudes burning rubber trying to flex.


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