Located just a short distance northeast of downtown Atlanta, Piedmont Park is the oldest and largest park in the Atlanta metro region. The grounds were the site of the Battle at Peachtree Creek during the Civil War. In addition to providing walking and running trails, the park has off-leash dog parks, gardens, sports fields, a lake with fishing piers, children's playgrounds, a swimming pool at the Piedmont Park Aquatic Center, and a splash pad for children at the Legacy Fountain. Local farmers and artisans gather on Saturdays at the Green Market, where you may find everything from fresh peaches, handmade soaps, and smoked meats to biscuits, Irish pancakes, sheep cheese, and sheep milk caramel. Look for chef demonstrations every Saturday from 11am until noon.
On Saturday mornings April through November at 11am, you can learn about the park's history on a free guided walking tour, and on the first Saturday of every month, Piedmont Park Conservancy partners with the Atlanta Audubon Society for bird walks that explore the park's many different habitats. The park also hosts various events, from musical entertainment to fitness programs.
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Tourism The French define tourism as “the art to satisfy the most diverse aspirations which invite man to move out of his daily universe.” The Webster’s dictionary defines tourism as “the guiding or managing of tourists; the promotion or encouragement of touring: the accommodation of tourists.” Both definitions are apt for tourism. The private sector of tourism includes lodging, food, transportation, recreation facilities, attractions, travel agents, and tour operators. These in turn are supported by a variety of specialized services, such as research promotion and printing. In the public sector, promotion of tourism on behalf of the state or communities is a major activity. In addition, there is the infrastructure of travel and…show more content…
Most visitors to Miami Beach come from the eastern half of the country; similar resorts on the West Coast compete successfully for the western market. Much of a visitor’s decision is based on his expectations of the city and whether or not it is likely to fulfill them. But how are those expectations formed? Urban Attractions: Most tourists’ attractions are inherent to the city; they exist because of demands and support from local people, combined with the willingness of governmental and other organizations to subsidize certain amenities when necessary. The diversity and quantity of attractions relate closely to the makeup and size of resident population, the city’s historic past, and its national and international standing. Most attractions are not geared specifically to the visitor, with some obvious exceptions. For example, the St. Louis Arch was built expressly as a unique tourist attraction, and at the same time it serves as a symbol of the city’s historic past and present role as a gateway to the West. Atlanta is one of the most successful cases of a nontourist city developing facilities to attract visitors. Concerned about the future of their city, Atlanta’s decided about 15 years ago to take advantage of their location at the center of the fast developing southeastern region of the country. Through extensive redevelopment and aggressive promotion, they launched Atlanta as a business, communications and entertainment heart of the area, until now it