We took a trip to Atlanta during the holidays to escape the cold temperature of Connecticut. Atlanta is known for being hot, on fire, even. But to our great surprise, it was too windy. 🙁
Started our vacay with Black Friday shopping at
Browse chic upscale boutiques in this walkable European-style shopping destination. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is your slice of the good life. Whether you are looking for Jimmy Choos, a new Louis Vuitton or the latest Warby Parker glasses, you won’t leave empty handbagged.
One of world’s largest aquariums, with permanent exhibits, interactive galleries & animals galore. The world-renowned Georgia Aquarium is something you should “sea” to believe. Stare in awe at the sheer variety of marine life on display, catch a wave from a sea lion or feed the dolphins after their spectacular show. Don’t miss the opportunity to check swimming with whale sharks off your bucket list.
Experience the history of the world’s most famous soft drink. Walk through fascinating exhibits at World of Coca-Cola, get nostalgic looking at classic ads and see a replica of the bottling process. Get a peek at the vault containing the secret formula and tempt your taste buds with more than 100 beverages from around the globe in the tasting room.
The only giant panda twins in the U.S., Ya Lun and Xi Lun, are double the fun and double the fluff! Come see them and the rest of the Zoo Atlanta animals and attractions in the historic Grant Park neighborhood. A fun-filled exploration of the animal kingdom awaits!
Nestled in the northern corner of Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden spreads its roots across more than 30 acres. Explore the lush green garden when it lights up for special events. We visited in the end of November, and yeahhh.. holiday time. It was bliss to see the Nature decorated in Lights.
WHERE TO STAY:
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta hotel you will find an exceptional retreat in the heart of downtown. It is minutes away from the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park and sports events at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Philips Arena.
WHERE TO EAT:
Tabla Atlanta After a tiring day much needed Indian cuisine close to our hotel
WHAT TO PACK :
We visited Atlanta in the end of November when the temperature ranged between 2 and 11 degree celsius approximately (weather keeps fluctuating) which means dressing in layers.