WELCOME TO ATLANTA!
I suppose it all depends on how much you want to gay it up. Anything in midtown is going to be pretty accepting and is where the biggest concentration of gays, bars and dining are.
During the day, Piedmont Park is always great if you wanna go for a ride, walk, skate, blade, jog etc. On the weekend there is plenty of eye candy.
Dining is pretty wide open, you can go ultra gay with Joe's on Juniper, Cowtippers and Roxx. For Mexican F.R.O.G's is cool in the midtown promenade, very casual place, Also No Mas Cantina in Castleberry hill is fun. For something a hint more upscale try WaterHaven. Awesome food, very gay friendly. Brunch is always fun at the Flying Biscuit, Crescent Moon in Decatur and I think Einsteins on Juniper also has a nice brunch. There are so many dining choices you could practically choose a different place every day and never run out of options.
Atlanta has a huge sports alliance. The softball league is one of the largest in the country see www.hotlantasoftball.org
. There is also Rugby, Flag Football, Bowling, Tennis, Aquatics, Volleyball, Running, Soccer...pretty much anything if you are into a sport. If not, going to the games are always a blast and a great way of meeting nice people.
There is plenty to do outside of midtown once you have a good group of friends to do things with. Stone Mountain is always a nice way to spend the afternoon. Areas where there are a good mix of gay and straight are Tucker, Decatur (Which has a reputation for its concentration of lesbians) and East Atlanta Village. Seems like there are a good group up in the Marietta/Smyrna area as well.
The most notoriously gay gym is going to be the LA fitness at Ansley Mall. Which is for the most part a non stop parade of men. Starbucks...also affectionately call Bearbux is a great place to sit back and watch the men coming and going from LA fitness. It's pretty entertaining watching them pretend like they don't want to be seen yet prance right past Bux everyday all puffed up.
You are gonna love Atlanta. One thing though that I should forewarn you of... Many people that move here have a rough time making friends at first. Atlanta is a very friendly city and for the most part everyone is going to be nice to you, but it may take a little time and effort to make some solid friends. Some say Atlanta is cliquish and you have to sleep with someone before they will be your friend. Don't believe that BS unless of course you choose to feed into it. If you encounter any trouble making friends just remember to keep trying and be yourself and be seen
. Once people have seen you out and about enough, and you make a concerted effort to always say hello to people you recognize, things will fall right into place. Just don't expect it to happen overnight, the guys here have to warm up to you to before going any deeper than the congenial pass by greeting. (I would think this is pretty normal for most cities though) It is such a big gay city no one is desperate for making new gay friends, but most are always open to bringing someone into the fold if they are good people. With all that said, I highly doubt you will have any trouble, with a smile like that. ;)
When you get here make it a habit to pick up a SOVO, David, Pocket Rocket, Gaydar or Creative Loafing. Anything and everything that is going on will be listed there.
Again! Welcome to the big ATL!