Intowners don't even have to venture OTP to feel as if they've left the city behind when they visit the EAST PALISADES overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Park at the small lot at the end of Indian Trail off Northside Drive and you can be enveloped by the woods in a matter of minutes. There's none of the crowds that clog the trails on the west bank or the Cobb side of the river, thanks to the seeming remoteness of the high bluff. It's a steep descent down to the water, with rock outcroppings marking the way. Take the time to stop and listen to the sounds of the forest; there aren't many places in Atlanta to find that kind of solitude.
Screw the cheesy pickup lines, if you're looking to strike up a conversation beyond the cost of your meal, buy Antoinette a drink (opt for Jameson) or leave your digits on the receipt (and a big tip couldn't hurt).