Have you ever been to Atlanta? I had never been until this summer when I got to visit not only once, but twice. My first time was for a blogging conference and I didn’t get to see much of the city, just the airport and my hotel. My latest visit was a few weeks ago with my family. We attended a family wedding and then hit downtown Atalanta for some awesome sight seeing.
I know this city has a lot to offer, so I am just going to highlight a few places you need to visit in Atlanta when you’re visiting downtown.
My first place (this is a MUST SEE) is the Georgia Aquarium.
This aquarium is amazing! The very first exhibit we toured was Ocean Voyager. It has that famous acrylic tunnel I’m sure you’ve seen.
This famous exhibit also has a gigantic acrylic viewing wall. I think we all stood here memorized for about five minutes. So BIG and so beautiful.
We also took in the Dolphin Show which was pretty spectacular and then we took our private Behind the Scenes Tour. We were able to see how they care for the animals, prepare their food and we even got to view the top of Ocean Voyager where they feed the whale sharks!
The tour was such a wonderful experience not to be missed. After it was over, we got a chance to visit the rest of the exhibits. It was fabulous facility and fun was had by all. This family gives it two thumbs up for sure!
Second place to visit is a great hotel that’s right across from the aquarium, The Hilton Garden Inn.
We were lucky enough to get a room on the 12th floor at the very end of the hall. Not only was it extremely quiet, but the view was spectacular!
The room was super nice and very clean. The bathroom was even stocked with Neutrogena products (which I love) and a little packet of q-tips. I tell ya, it’s the little things that really make this lady happy. 🙂
The beds were so comfy too. After touring around the city all day, this pregnant lady was really happy to have this place to relax and unwind. I may or may have not even ordered a little ice cream from room service for my night cap. 😉
They offer a great breakfast too in their City View Room on the fourth floor.
It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet and kids eat FREE! Super convenient and so good. The chef made me a french toast breakfast with fresh fruit and the hubby got a personalized omelet. We had very happy tummy’s when we left the Hilton!
So if you’re ever in need of a place in downtown Atlanta to rest you weary head, be sure and stop by the Hilton Garden Inn on Baker Street. Tell them Laura from Inspiration for Moms sent ya! 🙂
My third place is a fun location to get some dinner, Stats. This restaurant is located right next to the Hilton, talk about convenient!
They are a sport bar technically, but really I thought they were still very family friendly.
We found plenty to eat! My husband was first to discover the beer tap at the table! I guess Stats is one of the only bars to offer a beer tap system at the table for customers with no bartender needed. This is what my husband says too that….
Good food, good times, good memories. 🙂
My last place is for pure fun and adventure. If you’re ever in downtown Atlanta, you HAVE to ride the SkyView Ferris Wheel.
This was located just a few blocks over from the Hilton. It took us about 10 minutes to get there and it was so worth it!
I didn’t know if little man would be scared but you can probably tell by the picture above, he loved every minute of the 4 minute ride. I’m pretty sure we all did. 🙂
Oh and did I mention the views? Those are pretty spectacular too!
Atlanta was such a neat city and I hope to go back some day and see even more of what it has to offer. Have you been to Atlanta? What are some of your favorite places to visit?Disclaimer: I was compensated for parts of my trip but all opinions expressed are my own. I really love Atlanta!