I recently visited Atlanta for a wedding and witnessed how amazingly developed Atlanta is becoming so I decided to do my first non-NY focused post. The trip opened my eyes to a whole new side of the ATL. My favorite part was definitely Ponce City Market, which is a beautifully renovated marketplace that has several restaurants and shops. For those familiar with New York, the designers of Chelsea Market were the same designers of Ponce City Market. The market is also connected to the former railway, the Beltline, which is now a multi-use trail with street art. Some other good food and shop locations are Atlantic Station and The Shops at Buckhead. You’ll have a good time at any of these three locations.
After you get some food and do some shopping, you may want to head downtown to check out Centennial Olympic Park where the 1996 Olympics were hosted and the World of Coca Cola, where you can taste 100 different beverages. There are a several other sites to check out downtown, but you won’t have time to check them all out so you’ll have to start somewhere. Not too far from downtown you can enjoy some nature and hike the popular Stone Mountain. You’ll burn some calories and get a gorgeous view of the city. Once you’re tired from a day of shopping, eating and exploring, take a nap and get ready for some night life. ATL is known for having some of the best parties and two areas with lots of options to drink and dance are Edgewood Avenue and Little Five Point. After surviving the night you might need a vacation from your vacation, but you won’t regret your ATL trip so start to book your trip.
Side Note: One of the hip-hop artist of the year, Future, is from Atlanta and tickets for his concert at Madison Square Garden with Drake in August were just released. Check out the NYC Concerts page for more details. I’ll be in attendance, should be a show for the ages.