Published: March, 2018
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Y'all have fun and enjoy Atlanta's unique and wonderful southern hospitality!
— Cinda Boomershine
  • More about your oliver guide:
  • Trip type: Family, City
  • Activity level: moderate
  • Ideal length of trip: 4 DAYS

to & from

Fly into ATL and rent a car. You will need one to get around.

Where to Stay

  • The St. Regis is our favorite and it is located right in the heart of Buckhead which is fantastic.
  • If you need to stay downtown, The W downtown is always fun.
  • If you want a bit of an adventure (and you want to stay in AirBNB's most wished for listing worldwide), stay in this tree house located in Buckhead 

Where to Eat and Drink

There are so many amazing restaurants in Atlanta, but these are some old-school local favorites that might not be in all the usual travel guides.

  • Henri's Bakery (if you don't want to sound like a tourist, make sure to use the French pronunciation of Henri) -- Pick up their classic Po Boy sub and some shortbread cookies for a picnic in the park.
  • Souper Jenny -- There is always a line, but it moves quickly. Everything they make is delicious, but their Turkey Chili is my favorite.
  • Sunflower Cafe -- The best vegetarian restaurant around but you don't need to be a vegetarian to love it (just ask my meat loving Dad who is now a regular).
  • OK Cafe -- This is the place to go for classic southern food. They open early for breakfast and stay open late.

What to Do

  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens -- this is one of our kid's favorite places in Atlanta. The gardens are outstanding, but the kids area is the best part for us.
  • Atlanta History Center -- Check out the Swan House and the Tullie Smith House for a fun step back in time.
  • Westside Provisions District -- This is our favorite place to shop with a unique collection of stores and some very tasty restaurants.

inside scoop

Spring in Atlanta is magical as Mother Nature explodes with color. If you can, go then.

What to Pack


Looking for more Atlanta scoop, check out local, Katie Kelly’s guide! 

ATLANTA – CINDA B - Suggestions from the Oliver Community

  • Cynthia Pillsbury Says

    Loved dinner at Yebo Beach Haus in Bucktown. It’a A cozy Colorado-inspired ski lodge by winter and apparently a beach-y🏖 vibe during spring/summer. Food and drinks are delicious too. I’d go every season!

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