Ask 100 different Atlantans, and you’ll probably hear 100 different reasons as to why they love the city so much. With attractions and eateries around each corner, coupled with the eclectic atmosphere and southern charm that pulsates all throughout the city it’s easy to see why so many people simply adore the city of Atlanta.
No matter what neighborhood you find yourself in, fine dining, world-class shopping and rich history combine with uniquely Atlantan attractions that go unparalleled by any other city in the world. Just one trip will have you falling head over heels for the city. Follow along as we explore just what adventure awaits your next stay in downtown Atlanta accommodations.
The Culinary Hotspots
Combining traditional Southern comfort foods with creative culinary delights, the restaurant scene in Atlanta is fit for even the most fickle foodies. No matter what you’re craving, Atlanta is full of eclectic dining options that sure to leave your taste buds dancing with delight.
If options are what you’re after, head north on I-75 from your downtown Atlanta accommodations to the Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market. Every weekend, over 40 food trucks from all across Atlanta set up shop alongside local artists and vendors to offer travelers and locals a chance to explore some of the city’s most unique culinary creations.
Get yourself a serving of classic Americana straight out of the 1920s with a trip to the world’s largest drive-in restaurant, The Varsity! Serving up classically thick shakes, smothered chili cheese dogs and a menu full of other American classics, The Varsity truly does put the ‘comfort’ in ‘comfort food.’
While southern cooking is a sure hit all throughout the city, travelers looking for a little something different should make a point to take a trip along Buford Highway. This rich, multi-ethnic community is home to some of the city’s most mouth-watery Asian-influenced food you can find in the entire country.
No Shortage of Spots to Grab a Drink, or Two
If libations are more to your liking, you’ll be surprised at just how high Atlanta’s craft beer and cocktail scene has reached. With a host of local microbreweries and unique bars scattered throughout the city, you’ll be sure to find one that fits your style.
Since 1997, Sweetwater Brewery has been brewing up good times and even better beer in Atlanta’s Armour neighborhood. A brewery built on good times and relaxation, the Sweetwater Brewery is the top spot to kick back, relax and sip a beer or two as the day passes by.
From gritty to great, The Edgewood Avenue Bar Scene is a sure sign of the neighborhood’s soon to be exploding atmosphere. Whether you’re challenging your friends to a game of ping pong at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping-Pong Emporium, or stopping by the stowed away Speakeasy in Pizzeria Vesuvius, you’re sure to find just the right spot to sip your beverage of choice along the revitalized Edgewood Avenue.
Last but certainly not least, if you want some options when it comes to your drinking, don’t miss a trip to the Porter Beer Bar. Featuring a menu of over 800 beers, cocktails and wines, The Porter Beer Bar consistently ranks among the top bars for beer enthusiasts all across the country.
There’s Almost Never a Dull Moment
Without a doubt, one of the best things about the city of Atlanta is that there is always something going on. Whether for music and munchies or arts and crafts, there is always something to do no matter what season you plan your visit.
For the artists out there, Atlanta’s Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park brings together some of the south’s most superb artists every spring to showcase their sculptures, paintings, potteries, jewelry and much more. If film is your preferred medium, the Atlanta Film Festival brings thousands of movie buffs, directors and film gurus to the city’s finest theaters and cinemas.
Bring your four-legged friends along for the trip and spend a day at the U.S. Disc Dog Southern Nationals, watching dogs of all breeds go airborne to showcase their sporting skill. Or check out some of the city’s must-see festivals including The Virginia Highlands Summerfest, the A3C Hip Hop Festival and more.
Just one stay is all it takes to discover what makes Atlanta the crown jewel of the south. Start planning your Atlantan getaway today by booking your accommodations at The Ellis Hotel, the only independent boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The Ellis Hotel bridges the city’s classical charm with contemporary chic like no other, making it the perfect place to lie your head after a long day exploring all the city has to offer. Book your downtown Atlanta accommodations at The Ellis Hotel today, and let us help you fall head over heels for the city of Atlanta.