Hi, I'm from Europe and I will be traveling next week to Atlanta for a conference. I will be staying in Hyatt Regency down town.
Since the schedule of the conference will be from 8 am to 6 pm, my free time would only be on the day of my arrival, on the day of my departure and then in the evenings after conference.
I would like to use the 2 free days to visit coca cola, aquarium and the CNN center (any other suggestions? )
Thus, i'm left with the evenings of weekdays to go around for city sightseeing and shopping.
Would it be safe to travel around shopping areas for a solo female traveler from 6 to 9 pm?
I will be traveling with marta/taxi/walking from my hotel.
What are the suggested areas and must avoid areas? (this thread from 2005 tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60898-i104-k62883… seems to list a lot of area to avoid, is that still the case in 2013?)
My shopping interest would be on electronics and cosmetics, any specific suggested shopping places for these?
For cosmetics, I also read about Estee Lauder CCO in Discover Mills Mall that I would like to visit. Would it be safe and possible to visit this place from my hotel in the evening?
Thank you very much in advance for your help!