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Atlanta, GA Weekend Getaway: Top 10 Things to Do in Atlanta

Atlanta HAS to be one of my all-time favorite places to visit on a weekend getaway. It's only about a 4 and a half drive from home for us, so it's nothing to just plan a trip and hit the road! Not only is a close getaway, but there's always SO MUCH to do in Atlanta that you're sure to have a great time no matter how many times you may visit. I've been visiting Atlanta since I was a child, and I know there's still so many things I have not seen or done.

Back in April, my husband and I (along with two of our closest friends) took a quick trip down to Atlanta our anniversary weekend and we had a GREAT time. We were only there a short time, but we were able to fit in so many things and I'm already looking forward to going back again! I wanted to write this post to highlight a couple of my favorite things to do while in the A! Everything I am about to list, we did not do while we visited this last time, and it may be hard if you want to fit it all in three days. However, I wanted to list some of my favorite things to do (and a couple of things I still want to do) so you can plan YOUR weekend trip accordingly. Don't worry about what you can't fit into the weekend because you can always go visit again! :-)
Top 10 Things to Do in Atlanta

1. Visit the World of Coca Cola
I've been to the World of Coco Cola SO many times. I used to go all the time when I was a kid, but this last visit to Atlanta was the first time in my adult life and I still had a wonderful time! They show this super heartwarming video when you first get there, and then you get to learn a lot about the history of Coca Cola. At the end, you get to sample Coca Cola products from all over the world and it is so cool because some of the drinks are REALLY disgusting. I'll let you guys figure out which country when you visit! :)

2. Visit the Georgia Aquarium
My husband and I visited the Georgia Aquarium on a trip to Atlanta last year and there's SO MUCH to do there! So cool to see all the aquatic animals. Be sure to plan for a whole day because there's so much to see and do!
 
3. Visit Candytopia
Candytopia was one of the main reasons I wanted to visit Atlanta this last time because of all the Instagrammable rooms and the fact that I am obsessed with candy. Guys, I LOVED it. If you have children, this place is for sure child friendly and adults can have fun too! My husband didn't really enjoy it (probably because he got confetti in his eye accidentally in the Trolli confetti room), but women and children I would say definitely will.


4. Eat breakfast or lunch at The Atlanta Breakfast Club
We eat here every single time we visit Atlanta and the food is absolutely delicious! They are only open until 3pm, so you have to go for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. There's usually a wait during their busy times, but it is worth it! Try their chicken biscuits! 
5. Visit the Trap Music Museum
This is something I have not done, but I really want to! Another place with lots of photo opportunities and I love that T.I. is the owner!
 
6. Visit Lenox Mall
This is pretty self explanatory. The biggest mall in Atlanta and it has so many amazing stores. I mean, who doesn't love shopping?
 
7. Have dinner at OLG (Old Lady Gang)
If you watch Real Housewives of Atlanta, this is Kandi Burress restaurant and the food was ABSOLUTELY delicious! Y'all... it's so good. Now I will say we had a bit of a wait, but I would most definitely go again. Be sure to get the collard greens!
8. Take a walk in Centennial Olympic Park
A walk in the park is always fun and this is a free activity the entire family can enjoy. The park is adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca Cola so you can try to work all three in the same day if you start early!
 
9. Visit Ponce City Market
We didn't get to spend as much time as I wanted to at Ponce City Market, so I will be sure to make this a priority the next time we visit Atlanta. There's shops, restaurants, and a cool rooftop you can check out!
10. Visit Atlanta Botanical Gardens
This is another one I have not done yet, but I REALLY want to! The pictures look amazing!

What is your favorite thing to do in Atlanta?


Thank you so much for reading! xo

16 comments

  1. I've never been to Atlanta but I've heard great things! I definitely need to check it out!

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  2. This looks like such a fun time! I've always wanted to go to Atlanta, I hear it's so pretty with so much to do. I actually might get the chance to go in August for a work trip, so this guide is definitely going to come in handy! Also, I love all of the color in your pictures, you found some incredible photo opts!

    Xx

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  3. I have been to Altanta once but didn't cover these spots. Must go back.

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  4. How fun! I didn't know that all of thee things were available to do in Atlanta! I;d definitely love to visit Candytopia and the World of Coca-Cola!

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  5. Wow, I love all of these pictures! It looks like you had an amazing trip and ate some delicious food.

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  6. All of these sound like so much fun!! Definitely need to bookmark this for future reference!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  7. Atlanta is such a fun city. So many great things to do and such a short distance away!

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  8. So I live in Charlotte NC (about 4 hours from Atlanta) and I've never been! What am I doing?! You make it look so fun!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  9. I love ATL. Most of my extended family lives right outside there, so I've been so many times in my life. Though most of the times I've gone have been WITH other family, so they've made the calls on what we do. I've been to the aquarium more than once and love it with all my heart, but I gotta try some of these other options soon!

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  10. This sounds so fun! I think if I went to visit the world of Coca Cola they would have to drag me out that sounds like my dream place!

    xoxo Sarah

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  11. This looks like a fun list of things to do!! I am a huge fan of RHOA and totally want to try OLG!!! Did you catch a glimpse of Kandi or any of her family members? How fun!!

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    Cathy

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  12. I've always wanted to visit Atlanta! Seems like such a cool city

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  13. I've only been to Atlanta once (for a weekend) but loved it so much! Will have to remember these spots for my next trip

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  14. Ahhh! Glad you had so much fun while you were here! You nailed it on the head with all the places to visit!

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  15. There's always so much to see and do in Atlanta. A Brave's game is super fun too!

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  16. I haven't been to Atlanta in years! This post is making me want to book a trip soon.

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