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Are You Up For An Atlanta Trip?

Are You Up For An Atlanta Trip?

Atlanta, Georgia has been called everything from the "capital of the new South" and "the next international city" to "the best place to do business." 

With the world’s busiest airport, the city is bursting with diversity and full of art, music, and significant national history. 

As the nation’s largest producer of the three P’s (pecans, peaches, and peanuts) you can bet Atlanta has some delectable dishes to try!

Where to Stay:

The Whitley Hotel offers gorgeous Southern hospitality at moderate rates in downtown Atlanta. 

With authentic design and incomparable views of the city from your newly renovated suite, you’ll immerse yourself into the Atlantic culture. 

The Westin is one of Atlanta’s most iconic landmarks. 

Towering 73 floors above the city, this glass world-class hotel is minutes away from two of Georgia's most popular attractions, the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola! 

What to Eat:

Sit down for a relaxing brunch at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall. 

Dubbing itself the “base camp for urban explorers,” Ladybird is Atlanta’s first outdoor beer garden with family-style cuisine. The waitlist is known to fill up quickly, so make sure to secure a reservation in advance. 

The Silver Skillet is ranked one of the best diners in Atlanta. 

Appearing on shows such as Drivers, Dine-Ins, and Drives, scenes from Ozark, Taken 3, and Sons of Anarchy were filmed here! 

Try their chicken and waffles for the full Southern comfort food experience. 

For a fine dining experience, make a reservation at Bone’s, awarded the best steakhouse in Atlanta for 16 years. 

Prime beef and fresh seafood are served in entrees with flavors inspired by our Southern roots. 

As one of the most distinguished restaurants in America since 1979, you must try a signature dish!

Things to Do:

If shopping is your prefered-activity, head over to Ponce City Market

Inside, you’ll find everything from high-end luxury brands to $1 thrifting, smell artisan award-winning chefs and local street food, & find restaurants, bars, antique stores, carnival attractions, retail shops. There’s an endless amount of trinkets and treasures. 

For a relaxing afternoon, dive into the underwater world at the Georgia Aquarium. 

As one of the largest aquariums in the country, the Georgia Aquarium holds over 10 million gallons of water harboring thousands of aquatic species. 

Known for both its tourism and research, the aquarium is dedicated to educating its visitors on preserving aquatic biodiversity around the world through dynamic interactions with fish and marine life. 

You won’t want to miss their dolphin show!

Did you know Coca-Cola is the world’s largest beverage company? 

I certainly did not. 

Serving over 1.7 billion people per day, Coca-Cola is the #1 sparkling beverage provider. 

Opening in 1990, the World of Coca-Cola allows tourists to walk through the history of Coke while sampling a variety of 100 flavors - past, present, and future! 

Taste test products from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. 

Get a good look at the vault that holds the secret recipe to the infamous drink!

Finally, stroll through an American historical site, the Martin Luther King Jr Historical Park.

 This free public greenery honors the significant impact Dr. King made on American history.

You’ll have a chance to visit his burial grounds, birth house, the King Center, his church, and so much more. 

Plus, the Center for Human and Civil rights is next door!

Written By: Abby Ebb (Travel Secrets VIPs Official Intern)

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