GUEST BLOG: Top 7 things to do in Atlanta
by Connor Christopher
Atlanta is one of the best cities to visit when visiting America simply because of all of the exciting things to do. The state of Georgia has played a very important role throughout history, and it draws many visitors year in and year out. With some of the best local foods in the state and plenty of attractions to explore along the way, we’ve put together a list of the top 7 things to do that you should consider if you’re heading to Atlanta.
Woodruff Park is without a doubt the heart of Atlanta. This park stands in the shadow of the skyscrapers of the city, and its glorious landscape is ideal for heading to the reading room, spending a long break from the bustling city to relax, or simply watching the children explore the playground. One of the best things about Woodruff Park is its location; right in the centre of downtown Atlanta. One of the best restaurants nearby is the Sun Dial restaurant, which features various seasonal American dishes. With a Brunch, Lunch and Dinner menu, it’s the perfect restaurant to head to near the park.
One of the most exciting things to do in Atlanta is the food tours. With these you can explore all of the local restaurants and dine just like a local. Not only will you get to visit some of these exceptionally exciting restaurants, you can also discover some of the interesting historical monuments and gardens around the suburbs and the interesting art around the city.
See A Show
One of the exciting parts of Atlanta is that you can see a show before it hits Broadway. The Alliance Theatre and True Colors Theatre tend to stage brand-new works, premieres and also reinvent classic stage shows, so you might be lucky enough to see the next big hit before it makes it to New York.
Eat Your Way Through Buford Highway
Most cities have their own ethnic cuisine neighbourhoods, and in Atlanta that is Buford Highway. Here, there’s an ever-changing supply of restaurants that serve food from every corner of the globe running for almost thirty miles. You can find Mexican, Sichuan, Cantonese, Korean, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine plus many more. You really can eat the world in Atlanta and choosing where to eat on Buford Highway can be the difficult part.
Hike Kennesaw Mountain
Kennesaw Mountain is 1808 feet high and offers some beautiful views. Back in 1864, Kennesaw Mountain actually stood in the way of General William T. Sherman and his goal to reach Atlanta. The Mountain is an excellent place to view the local nature in Atlanta, but make sure to take a picnic with you or you’ll be hungry when you get to the top. If you are a nature lover, then you might want to head further out towards the Nantahala National Forest and stay overnight in Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort for a truly exciting experience surrounded by nature and the thrill of the casino. If you are heading out this way you can test your casino knowledge with the Ladbrokes Top 10 Casino Facts on the way so you’re prepared for when you get there!
Support The Yellow Jackets
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are an American college football team that play at Bobby Dodd Stadium located in Atlanta. This stadium was renovated in 2009 and you can now see the team in person, while diving into some of the most traditional American foods – a hotdog and a soda.
Atlanta being one of the biggest parts of American history still features many white columned antebellum mansions. These awe-inspiring buildings truly will take you back in time, and now they’ve been adopted to become house museums known as ‘A Southern Trilogy’. If you head just north of Atlanta to Roswell, in March you will find the annual Lavender Festival where you can sample various foods made of lavender, such as marshmallows, and discover gardening tips and herbal crafts.