For President's Day Weekend, I took a break from the cold and made a trip down to Atlanta, Georgia. It is a very unique city filled with all kind of history and culture. Today I am sharing my itinerary with you of my trip.
This day was a little uneventful. After checking into our hotel, we went out for a small dinner and then turned in for the night. Already, I had started to noticed how spread out Atlanta was. Definitely put that into consideration when booking hotels, because things are farther apart that I originally thought.
The morning started off in downtown Atlanta, at the Georgia Aquarium. If you plan on going during the weekend, I highly recommend reserving tickets, because it takes away the waiting in a giant ticket line. The Georgia Aquarium is the biggest aquarium in the world, and it feels like Disney World inside. There are bright lights, decorations, and kids everywhere. It takes about 4 hours to get through.
The creatures ranged from local fish, otters, penguins, whales, dolphins to jelly fish, crab, sea horses, and piranha. It featured one of the biggest tanks I have ever seen, with a long tunnel giving you access to above. Inside were multiple whale sharks, the largest creatures on earth.
After finishing up at the aquarium, we headed across the plaza to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There were multiple, but all very inspiring exhibits inside.
Finally, we walked to the other part of the plaza for the World of Coca Cola. The majority of this was very cheesy and uninteresting, although I didn't expect it to be anything amazing. The most surprising part was the room at the end that let you try all of Coca-Cola's sodas, including specialties from all continents around the world.
For dinner, we went to the Iberian Pig, a Spanish appetizer restaurant. They had cheese, meats, and other fresh made tapas to share. Some dishes we got include Mac and Cheese, Broccoli, and Rabbit Empanadas.
The morning started off with brunch at King & Duke. This was probably my favorite restaurant of the trip, because it was surprisingly quiet but the food was amazing. The menu took a cool twist on classic breakfast dishes, and everything was equally good.
The next stop was the Atlanta History Center. This place surprised me. A distance away from downtown, this place was not only museum but an entire plot of land with multiple homes and gardens. Each house had workers who were in character of the time period it was built, and one of them was even included in the Hunger Games movies.
A big place, this took up most of the day, and after we went to a few neighborhoods to walk around. One area was Jenni's ice cream, a well known chain in the South. They have traditional and some crazy twists on flavors. I got rocky road and peanut butter chocolate chip.
We checked into a new hotel that was located more downtown, and then took a walk to dinner at Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill and Brewery.
The last day we wanted a quick stop for breakfast, so we decided on Sublime Donuts, a hip stop near a university with many unique flavors of donuts.
After, we went to Ponce City Market to walk around, and nearby was the Beltline. The detour along the Belt Line was gorgeous, and I wish we had more time to walk or take a bike ride down it. Alongside, we found a crazy thrift shop, with all sort of used clothes, games, furniture and more in a store the size of a warehouse. Returning to the market, we had some Indian food at Botiwalla. It was a unique twist on Indian that I have never had anywhere else.
The last stop before the airport was Honey Bubble Tea, for some long missed bubble tea. It was made with entirely fresh ingredients, and their menu had a wide selection of milk teas, clear teas, and regular hot teas.
I hope the itinerary had enough of options for things to do in Atlanta, and that you enjoyed it! Let me know if you plan on taking a trip there soon, or have in the past and have maybe visited these places. I hope you have a fantastic week!
A seventeen-year-old fashion obsessed girl, who stands just under 5 feet tall.