Atlanta Travel Diary
I know, I know, I’m FROM Atlanta, but I frequently tell people that I’m not a very good tour guide for Atlanta considering I haven’t explored much of the city and suburbs.
However, I do know of enough things to do to fill up a couple of days to entertain Natalie over spring break.
Foods we ate/things we did/places we went:
a small but quirky modern art museum in the heart of downtown Atlanta
Ponce City Market/The BeltLine
one of Atlanta’s biggest food halls meets the city’s version of New York’s High Line on historical Ponce de Leon Avenue. Ponce City Market houses some seriously good food from restaurants like Holeman & Finch Burger, Hop’s Chicken and King of Pops. After you’ve eaten and guilted yourself into taking a walk, head up to the third floor, which accesses the BeltLine, a running and biking trail in the middle of the city that features colorful graffiti art, a skate park and more
World of Coca-Cola
my go-to attraction for both locals and tourists. I love listening to the story of Coca-Cola, walking around the colorful art exhibits and trying out different Coke drinks until my stomach hurts.
a Southern restaurant I’ve been eyeing for a few years. We finally went, were a bit disappointed with the food, but the fried chicken went great with the honey and hot sauce our waiter brought to us!
Played with not one, but TWO dogs
Stone Mountain is an artificial mountain in Stone Mountain Park that makes for a great, casual hike for non sporty people like myself. Sure, the top doesn’t have THAT great of a view and there’s still a Confederate flag flying somewhere on the grounds, but it is in the area where Childish Gambino grew up…if that helps.
one of the best pizza spots near Georgia Tech in Atlanta, up there with Fellini’s Pizza – this place serves its massive, bubbly ‘zas on wide metal sheet pans, with rolls of paper towels on the table, ready to catch sauce drippings.
one of my favorite Vietnamese restaurants in Atlanta, because it’s so quick, cheap and authentic. It serves substantial bowls of pho in addition to banh mi, but my favorite part is that they sell