Atlanta, GA

TUESDAY DECEMBER 12TH

  • Ponce City Market: this giant redevelopment used to be a Sears warehouse, but is now home to many restaurants, retailers, offices, and residences; it also directly connects to the Beltline
  • Little Five Points: the hippest place in Atlanta, Little Five has
  • Rag-O-Rama: a large selection of vintage clothes
  • The Clothing Warehouse: new and vintage clothes; their selections includes dresses from all decades of the 1900s

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13TH

  • Stone Mountain Park: located 30 minutes outside the city, this former rock quarry has many walking trails, a lake, and kitschy Stone Mountain Village

THURSDAY DECEMBER 14TH

  • Piedmont Park: this park backs up to Midtown and is home to the Atlanta Botanical Garden and many trails; it’s also the location of the Music Midtown festival that occurs every September
  • Beltline: the Beltline has 22 miles of pedestrian-friendly rail transit (think the Highline in NYC), but the most exciting part is the 2 mile part from Piedmont Park to Krog Street Market
  • Krog Street Market: located along the Beltline, this indoor market has tons of food stalls and a few restaurants to choose from
  • Marriott Marquis: a beautiful brutalist hotel by John C. Portman with floors that curve as they stack
  • Woodruff Park: great view of the classic Coca Cola sign
  • Pho Dai Loi 2: a great Vietnamese find

FRIDAY DECEMBER 15TH

  • Kudzu Antiques + Modern: great vintage and contemporary finds; a great place to find Holiday gifts
  • Dekalb International Market: the most impressive produce selection at a grocery store I’ve seen in my life; they also have a great beer selection and delicious buffet lunch/dinner
  • Downtown Decatur: although downtown Decatur is mostly restaurants, the downtown is very active

 

 

 

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