Three of my best friends and I recently spent a quick–yet lovely–weekend in Atlanta, and here are a few of the highlights. We stayed at the Renaissance in Midtown, and it was a great central location to explore a lot of great sites in this magical Southern metropolis.
- We began our journey with a late lunch at the Dwarf House–the original Chick-fil-A. While I don’t adore some of their “public relations” comments of late, the full-service menu and delish cheeseburger definitely made the downpour that we squealed through to get there worth it.
- Piedmont Park was an incredible Friday evening stroll, and we ended up having drinks at the Park Tavern (which is probably lovely, but they were setting up for and EDC-like rave during our visit.) We promptly left there and had a lovely dessert and nightcap at Murphy’s, whose menu was swoon-worthy.
- No trip to Atlanta is complete without a visit to World of Coca-Cola. While this sound touristic, we greatly enjoyed our trip through memory lane with a video history of the soda company’s advertisements and a chance to hold an Olympic torch from 1996. And meeting the famous polar bear was also a highlight I’m not ashamed to mention!
- We had some incredible meals, including dinner at South City Kitchen (chicken! collared greens!), brunch at the Flying Biscuit, and a milkshake at Flip Burger Boutique. A highlight of our brunch was experiencing the wonder and excitement of a one-man parade, led by Baton Bob (a local legend.)
It was a quick–yet delightful–weekend, and the ATL was the perfect spot for a quick US getaway. While I enjoyed too much local cuisine, our location was perfect for seeing the city on foot, taking in the Southern hospitality, and giggling with my girlfriends.