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Atlanta Lovin'

TravelKat Rainwater

I love living in Atlanta, GA. Technically, I’m south of Atlanta but I spend enough time there to consider it home. We can catch a flight to pretty much anywhere. Sample all the different Coke products in the world. Visit one of the world’s largest aquariums. Or relive the summer of 1996 at Centennial Olympic Park. The possibilities are endless.

[ EAT ]

If you know anything about Atlanta, you must know that we’ve got some great restaurants. I feel like I always have a running list of places I’m wanting to try out but these are a couple of my go-to’s.

West Egg | If you are looking for a great breakfast spot you’ve got to try West Egg. I’m a sucker for a good omelet but everything on the menu looks incredible. Warning- don’t go when you are dying of hunger, there always seems to be a wait.

Flip Burger | Flip Burger makes your ordinary burger joint look lame. The decor is modern and the food is superb. The burgers do not disappoint and if you listen to anything I say- order a shake.

Taqueria Del Sol | Who doesn’t love a good taco? Their fresh guacamole and carnita taco will turn you into a believer instantly.

Veni Vidi Vici | My name is Kathryn and I love Italian food. Veni Vidi Vici has been around for awhile but that speaks volumes about how great the food is. I love everything I order! If you’re craving pasta, go.

[ SLEEP ]

Obviously, you can drive into Atlanta and drive back home (if you’re a local, like me) but who wants to do that when we have so many great hotels! We love Priceline so much, it might actually be becoming a problem. There is nothing greater than heading into Atlanta for the night, enjoying dinner, drinks, and dancing. Stay at a fab hotel for the night then wake up and brunching. We typically Priceline in Buckhead (You know Cason has this all figured out by now.) and these are my top picks!

J.W. Marriott | It’s attached to Lenox. Enough said. Whenever we get the J.W. it’s a given that we will need to do a little shopping the next day.

InterContinental | I get excited about the InterContinental because it’s the freakin’ InterContinental. All the Buckhead 5 star hotels are fantastic but this one supersedes the rest! Talk about a luxurious night away!

Grand Hyatt | It is within walking distance of great restaurants. Any time you don’t have to move your car is a bonus in my book. And in the morning when you are dying for a good breakfast, Flying Biscuit is literally right outside the door. It’s perfect.

W | This hotel is too cool for words. I love getting the W for its atmosphere. The place is always hopping and they have a great lobby bar. But the real reason I love getting the W, they have a late night menu. Aka: You’ve been dancing the night away, come in at 2am, and you can order a plate of tater tots. Yum!

[ PLAY ]

There are so many fun things to do in Atlanta. From bars to gardens these are some of my favorite things to do in the city.

Buckhead Saloon | Buckhead Saloon is a favorite bar of ours because it’s the best of both worlds. You can come grab a drink after a Braves game in jeans and a t-shirt or you can go all out for a GNO. It’s a very laid back atmosphere, where anything goes! There is plenty of space at the bar to sit around and talk but they also play amazing music if you have the urge to dance. We’ve spent many great nights at this joint!

Concerts | (Phillips Arena, Aaron’s Amphitheatre, Georgia Dome) Atlanta has a great music scene. Artists are constantly coming into Atlanta so you’ve got to take advantage and catch a show. We just saw Zac Brown Band a couple weeks ago at Aaron’s and it was an amazing show! Drake and Lil Wayne are coming in August…I’d go. Anyone want to join me?

Botanical Gardens | We go see the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Christmas lights every year. It’s always so fun to walk around the garden while sipping hot chocolate. They offer events year round. Currently they are doing Cocktails in the Garden from May-September. Don’t mind if I do!

High Museum of Art | Who says you have to travel to New York to view major artists? I went to the High a couple months back and absolutely loved it. They have anywhere from European art work to modern and contemporary pieces and everything in between. I particularly loved viewing the folk art. If you haven’t been, it’s definitely worth adding to your to-do list.

Whether you’re a local or need a weekend getaway, come check out our city! Atlantans, tried anything new? Let me know!