Atlanta! ATL. Hotlanta. This city goes by many names and is a well known spot in the southern US. It’s been on the bucket list for a WHILE and I am so glad I finally got to live it up for a few days here! Here’s what all we got into:
- Tiny Doors ATL: This is definitely one of the most quirky activities I’ve ever seen/done in a city. There’s these really small fairy-sized doors painted on walls or columns in several different places around town. We found ours at Center for Puppetry Arts.
2. Center for Puppetry Arts: What’s the Center for Puppetry Arts, you ask? Also quirky-they perform shows here but there’s basically a shrine devoted to history of puppetry in a different area of the building. It is so cool! There’s puppets from all over the world and different eras on one side, and then all kinds of history and memorabilia on anything Jim Henson-related on the other side. They’ve got puppets from Sesame Street, The Labrynth, Muppets, and Dark Crystal! I am a huge Jim Henson fan so I was totally in awe!
3. Chick Fil A Dwarf House: This was such a cute place! It is a regularly functioning Chick Fil A restaurant, but they’ve got a dwarf-sized door in the front that you can go in and out of! Not being a big fan of this fast food chain myself, they do have special menu items here that they don’t carry at any other location so it’s worth checking out for sure.
4. Find the Murals: We saw these littered pretty much everywhere around the city. Just find one and get yo’ pic!
5. Atlanta Beltline: This was such a sweet spot! This is a paved trail with all kinds of stuff along the way from a skatepark, murals, a tiny door, apartments, and restaurants as well. Lots of people are either trying to get from one spot to the other or simply taking a stroll or jog. You can hop on the line at a few different spots in town but we got on at the Ponce City Market.
6. Ponce City Market: A cool indoor/outdoor public market in Atlanta, they’ve got all sorts of shops and restaurants inside. It’s a great place to walk around and grab a bite to eat.
7. Skyline Park: What I liked most about Ponce City Market was the awesome game area they’ve got above it on the roof of the building! It is mostly outside but it’s so pretty at night with the lights and you can get a great view of the city, too! They have carnival style games such as mini golf, skee ball, and big slides. You’ll find both kids and adults in line to play. It’s a haven for fun-loving folks.
8. Grab a Milkshake: Not just a milkshake, it’s a milshake from out of this world, like the NEXT LEVEL of milkshakes, ok?! The Yard Milkshake Bar has a location in Atlanta as well a few other places in the US. They make the most ridiculously delicious milkshake concoctions you will ever lay your eyes on.
9. World of Coca Cola: We couldn’t not visit Atlanta without taking a tour or the Coca Cola headquarters, and neither can you! I’ve been eying this place for a long time because I love Coke, of course. They have a tasting area, a sniffing spot, and all the history of Coke! I highly recommend.
10. Georgia Aquarium: This is the best aquarium I’ve ever been to and I’ve been to quite a few. It’s pretty big with lots to explore but the biggest attraction here is the huge, endless fish tank.
11. Krog Street Tunnel: I don’t know about you but I get a little uneasy walking in a dark tunnel, and it was no different with this one. But there’s people walking around and running through and it also stays busy with car traffic. It’s such a cool spot with a TON of graffiti covering every square inch of the walls.
Atlanta isn’t a major city but definitely is a decent size with so much to offer with all the activities and sights to see! You MUST add this city to your list. I’m glad I could finally mark it off of mine!