If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I spent this last weekend in Atlanta visiting my husband while he was on a work trip down there. It was my first time to visit Atlanta and it was a lot of fun! Today I am going to do a recap of everything I did.
I woke up bright and early to catch a flight direct to Atlanta (there aren’t many direct flights out of our airport so this was amazing). I landed pretty early and was able to get on the MARTA (Atlanta’s train system) directly from the airport to downtown where our hotel was. If you are visiting Atlanta without a car I highly recommend doing this, it was cheap, fast and easy! I checked into our hotel, we stayed at the Residence Inn Downtown, and then went off to explore a little on my own while I waited for Miguel to get off work and meet me.
I had heard about this place called The Atlanta Breakfast Club that had great reviews and the menu looked awesome so I decided to walk there. It was packed when I got there but luckily I only waited about 10 minutes for a table and it was worth it. I ordered the Peach Cobbler French Toast and it was so good! If you are in Atlanta, you should eat breakfast here! I would’ve gone here everyday.
I walked through Centennial Park (where the 1996 Olympics were held) and then headed back to the hotel to rest because I had been up really early and it was hot. So I watched some Netflix, read my book and took a nap.
Miguel showed up and we got ready to go to dinner. We had a short walk to Pittypat’s Porch which was the epitome of southern dining. It was a super cute place with good southern food that has been around since the sixties. And they gave you a TON of food!
Saturday we were up and ready to go grab breakfast at the hotel before heading to the World Of Coke. This was an interactive museum all about Coca-Cola (which was created in Atlanta) and it was pretty cool and included a free drink and unlimited tastings of Coke products form around the world. We had a good time exploring and learning about Coke.
Then we walked around a bit and saw the CNN center and Mercedes-Benz Stadium before heading to lunch. I chose to eat at Der Biergarten because I love German food. We sat outside on the upper patio and split some potato pancakes and schnitzel. It was really good! But I am so glad we split because the portions were huge! I recommend this place as well.
After lunch we hit up the College Football Hall of Fame. This was a neat experience but it was super crowded. I’m glad we saw it though and Miguel tested his kicking and catching skills as well 🙂
We went back to the hotel to relax a bit before getting read for dinner. This night we chose Trader Vic’s which is a Polynesian themed restaurant. There are only two left in the US (the other in San Fransisco) but there used to be one in Chicago and it is one of my Dad’s favorite restaurants which is how we heard about it. The atmosphere is super cool and there is a full Tiki Drink menu!
I woke up Sunday and had to head to the airport and go home. But Miguel went to the Braves game after I left! It was a quick 48 hours in Atlanta but it was a lot of fun. Miguel and I really do want to go back (Miguel especially to see his Falcon’s play) plus there is more I want to see and eat of course!
Thanks for making it all the way through to the end 🙂 and for catching up!