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  • Charles Bethea

    Editorial Contributor

    Writer-at-large Charles Bethea is a fifth-generation Atlantan, but his southern accent is faint. Raised in Ansley Park, he now lives in Cabbagetown. His writing has appeared in Outside, GQ, the New Republic, the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. His Atlanta magazine story "Final Exit" won the 2011 City and Regional Magazine Award for reporting.

 

11-13. Play tourist

Fifth-generation Atlantan Charles Bethea checks out three classic spots.

“It’s like an adult Disney ride,” says Audrey. I’ve taken my girlfriend here, 723 feet above Peachtree, to show her Atlanta looks pretty from up high. Read More

49. Dive into the Chattahoochee

Or bet one of your friends to do it

There’s a big hunk of granite along the Chattahoochee River, about twenty-five feet off the water, just downstream from Charlie’s Island where tubers and kayakers beach themselves for lunch. Read More