Travel & Culture

Restless In Atlanta

In “Restless In” series, Annie and Juliet talk about what they did in a particular city – good and bad. This includes places they visited, restaurants they tried, and activities they did, as well as what they thought of them. Check out other city reviews here.

1. Explore Atlanta by looking for Tiny Doors.

Tiny Doors is an Atlanta-based art project that installs tiny doors in different Atlanta neighborhoods and landmarks, and they’re supposed to blend into its environment. The goal of the project is to inspire curiosity and exploration. I found that it was a great way to check out different neighborhoods because you don’t get the exact locations of the doors, so you’re forced to look around. It brought me to several neighborhoods that I wouldn’t have explored otherwise.

2. Check out opens markets and food halls like Ponce City Market.

Atlanta has come on top as one of my favorite food cities. Instead of looking up restaurants I wanted to go to, I first checked out a lot of markets and food halls. Some that I checked out:

  • Ponce City Market
  • Krog Street Market
  • Caravaca Market

3. Check out Atlanta Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world.

Ever since I visited the Atlanta Aquarium in 2013, I have never stepped foot into another aquarium again because this one is just so amazing. Sure, now the aquarium doesn’t seem as big to me anymore cause I have grown a little bit, but I never lost my awe for aquatic creatures.

And if that did not want to get you to check out the aquarium, then maybe this will: in 2020, the aquarium will get at least 2 predatory sharks. DUN DUN DUN.

4. Get a facial at Iwi Fresh Spa.

Iwi Fresh Spa is a spa like no other, with only fruits, vegetables, herbs, and essential oils as the only ingredients in their products for skin, body, and hair. A lot of my friends, and myself included, would scoff at the price tag associated with a spa session. HANG ON! Iwi Fresh Spa has specials for every day of the week for a price tag that I would be willing to pay.

5. Learn more about human rights at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

One of the most important museums I have ever visited was National Center for Civil and Human Rights. I wrote an entire blog post about it here – it’s a must visit recommendation!

Let me know if you have any other Atlanta recommendations below!

xo Juliet

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