Travel Guide: Atlanta


Summary

ATL is the unofficial capital of the South. The city is known for sports, history, top-rated universities and for being 'the city in the forest'. Atlanta, for the most part, has year-round good weather with cold and rainy weather being short-lived. Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympics in 1996, which may explain why they have such an active & outdoor culture, especially in places like the BeltLine. I highly recommend neighbourhoods such as Inman Park and Buckhead.


Food & Drink

Top Restaurants

1 Beatlecat • Upscale oyster bar & cocktail lounge featuring globally inspired seafood & custom drinks. One of my favourite restaurants ever—don't forget to try the Fish House Punch.

2 Le Colonial • French Vietnamese cuisine served in an upscale, 1920s-style restaurant with a plush cocktail lounge. This place gets bonus points for their incredible ambience, especially the bar area.

3 Gaja Korean Bar • Small, hip spot offering a focused menu of traditional Korean dishes given contemporary spins. This place is fun & casual.


Top Bars

1 Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall • Quite possibly the best patio in the world! With a campfire-&-lodge theme, screened porches & local food/drink, this place is an absolute must! It gets packed on any sunny day, so go early to get a good seat or be ready for a crowd!

2 Little Trouble • Futuristic drinks den with a moody, industrial look serving creative cocktails & Asian street food. Another one of my favourite bars ever.

3 Ticonderoga Club • Colonial era–inspired tavern serving seafood, sandwiches & craft cocktails at Krog Street Market.


Markets

1 Ponce City Market • Vibrant converted historic Sears building that is now a market with a food hall, shops & living space. Ponce also boasts an amazing rooftop patio with carnival games, mini-putt and a great rooftop restaurant called 9 Mile Station.

2 Krog Street Market • Located along the BeltLine trail at Edgewood Avenue in Inman Park. The complex is centered on a 12,000-square-foot, west coast-style market and restaurants.

3 Chattahoochee Food Works • Large food court representing American & international specialties in a historic industrial space.



Other Food & Drink

Other Food • The Chastain (breakfast & dinner), Le Bon Nosh, Marcel, Kevin Rathbun Steak (sit outside by the fire), Delbar Middle Eastern, BoccaLupo, Bellina alimentari, A Mano (sit outside on picnic benches), The Gun Show

Other Drinks • VinoTeca, The Politan (speakeasy: Jo Jo Beloveds), Muchacho

Coffee Shops • The Little Tart Bakeshop, Spiller Park Coffe (Ponce), Condesa Coffee, Brash Coffee, Blue Donkey Coffee Co., Urban Grind



Activities & Attractions

Top Activities

1 The Atlanta BeltLine • One of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States. This network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor is enhancing mobility, connecting intown neighborhoods, and improving economic opportunity and sustainability.

2 River Tubing on the Chattahoochee River • Specializes in putting people on the river for an amazing 2 mile or 4 mile float on the Chattahoochee River. What better way to spend time with family and friends than being on the river without a worry in the world?

3 The Roof at Ponce City Market • Boasting exceptional views and warm hospitality, Skyline Park, 9 Mile Station, and the Rooftop Terrace are sure to entertain. Skyline Park includes a Coney Island style boardwalk with mini golf, horse derby race, basketball, skee ball, and goblet toss.


Other Attractions (SITES, PARKS, Etc.)

Sites • Piedmont Park, Lullwater Preserve

Parks • Mercedez Benz Stadium (NFL: Falcons or SL: Atlanta United)

Other Activities • Grant Park Market, The Inn at Serenbe, Decatur



Stay

Areas/Neighbourhoods

Inman Park, Buckhead, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward


Hotels & Airbnbs

H The Bellyard, West Midtown • Located at The Interlock, Atlanta’s desirable new neighborhood for work, play, and everything in-between, The Bellyard hotel is a place where kindred spirits come together to experience a creative and inspired environment. One of Atlanta’s Top 10 Hotels.

H The Whitley, Buckhead • With an awe-inspiring view of the city skyline outside and timeless sophistication inside, The Whitley, a Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel, welcomes guests to Atlanta’s coveted Buckhead neighborhood. Explore our newly redesigned lobby and guest rooms and experience luxury reimagined in chic Southern style.

A Spacious Krog Street Loft • Our beautiful, convenient Krog Street loft is modern, chic and comfortable. This loft is walking distance away from a plethora of bars and restaurants and just a 4 minute drive away from Ponce City Market.