24 Hours in Atlanta, Georgia

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24 Hours in Atlanta, Georgia

24 HOURS IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Well, our 48 hour trip turned into 24 basically.  We ended up having to stay in town Saturday for a moving job – life of owning a business!  We left early in the morning Sunday (and extended our trip until Monday) to head down to Atlanta – a 4 hour drive for us from Tennessee.  While it was a hell of a week and we were both exhausted, we were also determined to make the most of our little time in Atlanta.

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24 HOURS IN ATLANTA GEORGIA

11am – Check into Hotel

11:30am – Head to Atlantic Station to Eat, Shop + Walk Around

Atlantic Station is located in the Midtown neighborhood and is a nice little area to shop, catch a movie, have lunch or dinner and more.  We only came to Atlantic Station because that’s where Cirque du Soleil was located but were glad to find a new area of Atlanta we had never been before.

We grabbed lunch at the Yard House – we were really hungry by the time we got to Atlantic Station and their menu looked good.  I don’t typically like eating at chain restaurants when I go to a new place and I didn’t realize they were one but the food really was delicious!  Another option, right next door, is The Pig and The Pearl which would be what we would try next time we are in the neighborhood.

1:30pm – Watch Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS at Atlantic Station

Next, we headed down to the Big Top (tent that the event took place in) and made our way into one of the funniest Cirque du Soleil shows I’ve seen.  Check out what I had to say about KURIOS here.

4:00pm – Sublime Doughnuts

I had two donut places on my list that I wanted to visit while in Atlanta.  Yes, it’s that much of a priority for me.  Sublime was really close to Atlantic Station so we went by and I picked up a half dozen to take with us and try.

5:30pm – Poor Calvin’s

We never did make it to Poor Calvin’s because we were not the least bit hungry by this time.  The only reason I’m leaving something on here that I didn’t experience is because I wanted to go here SO BAD.  I heard nothing but amazing things about this place.  The reviews are amazing, everyone I asked said its amazing.  I almost spent the money on it despite not being hungry but we decided not.  Someone eat here for me and let me know how wonderful it was.

7:00pm – See a Concert at The Tabernacle

After changing our clothes and taking a bit of a break instead of eating dinner, we walked a short distance from our hotel to The Tabernacle – possibly one of the coolest music venues I’ve ever been to where we saw Amon Amarth play – possibly one of the best music performances I’ve ever seen.  It was a good night!  Look out for my upcoming post on my first experience at a Viking metal concert.

8:00am – Eat at Ria’s Bluebird Cafe

Ria’s Bluebird is located next to the Oakland Cemetery and Grant Park making it a wonderful location.  I headed on over around 8:00 for breakfast.  I kept it simple and just got some pancakes and sliced avocado which were both amazing.  They had some other great menu items I wouldn’t mind trying but I was a bit out of it from the night before and just wanted simplicity.

8:30am – Grab Coffee from Octane Coffee

Octane is both a full coffee shop plus a full bar at night and a very popular place to be – evident by the fact that Anthony Bourdain visited.  While it’s a great place to sit, chat with others, work on your laptop or read a book – my suggestion would be to get a coffee to go and head over to Oakland Cemetery.

9:00 am – Walk Around Oakland Cemetery + Grant Park

Oakland Cemetery is one of my favorite cemeteries for sure now.  This place is gorgeous, has it’s own visitors center (what!) and has a beautiful view of the skyline.  I could have spent hours walking around and taking photographs.

Legitimately the prettiest cemetery I’ve been to. #asoutherngypsy #ATL #atlanta #visitatlanta #weekendwanderlust

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10:00am – King of Pops

I first had a popsicle from King of Pops at Bonnaroo last year.  They started in Atlanta so I really wanted another one while we were there.  I got the Thai Iced Tea (one of my favorite things ever) and tasted exactly like it should and I got Kaleb the habanero margarita which was extremely unique and yummy.  We went to their stationary walk-up window location but they go all over the city.

10:30am- Revolution Doughnuts

The second donut shop I wanted to visit was Revolution Doughnuts where I got another half dozen to try.  Yes, that’s a dozen donuts and two popsicles, pancakes in 24 hours.  Judge away.

🍩🍩🍩 #asoutherngypsy #ATL #atlanta #atlantafood #atlantafoodie #donuts #doughnuts #foodporn #yum

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11:00am – Eat at Savage Pizza and Check out Little Five Points

We were then headed to eat lunch at The Vortex in Little Five Points before we headed home but we saw a pizza place right next door that was comic book themed and the nerds in us won.  We each got a calzone and the breadsticks – all of which was super yummy.  I would definitely check out this place if in the neighborhood.  We also had a pineapple habanero beer which was so different but so good.

24 HOURS IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Things we Really Wanted to do but just didn’t have time

  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Clermont Lounge
  • The Vortex
  • Skyview Atlanta

What’s your favorite thing to do in Atlanta?  What suggestions do you have for our next trip there?

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24 HOURS IN ATLANTA GEORGIA


Ashley is the mastermind behind A Southern Gypsy, a travel blog focused adventure, outdoors, wildlife and Vegan food! In between bigger trips, she is delivering the best of her hometown, Nashville. Hates mustard & pickles. Needs coffee to function. Other passions | activism, minimalism, zero waste, books + writing.

3 Comments

  1. Lyn aka The Travelling Lindfields

    May 1, 2016 at 1:49 AM

    Is it my imagination or did you spend almost all of your 24 hours eating – lol?

  2. Tom Stevenson

    June 16, 2016 at 6:00 AM

    Atlanta looks like a very interesting place! Also looks like it has some great places to east aswell!

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