Have A Short Stay In Atlanta, Georgia? Here Are Some Things To Do
By DeAnna Taylor
Atlanta “Jawja,” oh how we love ya! Sometimes you just need a quick trip to get your share of Black culture and life. And well, this is the perfect place to get it.
If you are in need of a quick getaway to Atlanta or if you are a resident and need a cute staycation, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few suggestions on how to navigate a short stay in ATL.
Book a stay at a nice hotel in downtown
As one of the top travel destinations in the south, there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the city. You’ll find properties from several of the major chains, including the newest from Hilton’s Curio Collection, The Candler Hotel.
This downtown hotel is housed in what is said to be Atlanta’s very first skyscraper, built in 1906. The decor is vintage-luxe with an amazing marble staircase that is sure to be worthy of a few photos.
Eat at some of the country’s best Black-owned restaurants
You can’t go to Atlanta and not indulge in a few of the many Black-owned restaurants there. No matter your taste, there is something for you.
Here are some of our favs:
- Slutty Vegan
- Slim and Husky’s Pizza Beeria
- Old Lady Gang
- Dat Fire Jerk Chicken
- Entrees Hot Chicken
- Milk and Honey
Catch a show, sporting event, or relax at a spa
Of course, what you decide to choose will depend on the sole purpose of your trip. You may be going to meet new people. If that’s the case catching a baseball game at the new Braves stadium, a football game at the newly built Falcons stadium or a basketball game at Phillips Arena is the move.
For a little bit of pampering, Iwi Fresh Farm-to-Skin Spa is your spot. This Black-owned day spa offers facials, massages, as well as hot shaves while using natural farm-to-table ingredients and products.
Finally, you can always catch live music or a concert here. After all, Atlanta is home to some of the world’s top entertainers. For a little turn up, check out 21 Atlanta to see where you can catch the city’s young Black professionals that night or weekend.
DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.