Atlanta Weekend Trip Day One

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I did a little traveling recently. Over the weekend, I made an impromptu trip to Atlanta just to explore a new city and of course do a little shopping! We had the best time finding local restaurants and gems within such a big city. I am not your typical traveler and tend to find where the locals prefer to dine than the touristy areas. Although, we did participate in a few touristy activities, most of our dining options were locals only.

Day 1: 

The First Stop of the Day: Coffee and Breakfast at Empire State South  DSC_00202014-10-29_0001

This is the cutest coffee shop we stumbled upon!  Located in the business district, this coffee shop has a to go coffee window and bocce ball. The lime green outdoor chairs immediately won me over! We highly recommend the chicken biscuit and house coffee. We were blown away by not only the food and coffee, but also the service.

World of Coke Museum  2014-10-29_0002DSC_0034

The Coke Museum was an interesting stop. The history behind the product is rich and I enjoyed learning more about the branding. I was surprised to find more international guests on our tour than Americans. The last stop on the tour is the tasting room, where we were allowed to taste different coke products from all over the world.

Lunch at Reuben’s Deli2014-10-27 12.54.482014-10-27 13.00.07

After reading online that Reuben’s was on the the top 10 delis in the U.S., we knew we had to try it! We made a few wrong turns and ended up in a not so pleasant area of Atlanta, but eventually found our lunch spot. Inside there were signs that said “Wait here for your order or we will subject you to the processed meat that is Subway across the street”. We both had the classic reubens and were very impressed.

Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta (Hello, Kate Spade!) 

After a crazy morning of Atlanta traffic and tourists, we drove 30 minutes north to Woodstock, Georgia to explore the outlets. This little outlet mall was perfect for a low key afternoon. Stores include Kate Spade, Vineyard Vines, Brooks Brothers, J.Crew, C.Wonder, and Saks Off Fifth. I found several great deals at the Kate Spade Outlet and cannot wait to share my finds.

Dinner at Antico Pizza 2014-10-27 19.55.01

This B.Y.O.B. pizza place is in Westside Little Italy. It is not in your typical neighborhood, and was a little difficult to find. Also, expect to wait in line during busy times. The food was phenomenal and the atmosphere was so fun. We sat at a community table and met some of the nicest people who told us more places to try while we were in town. We recommend the Capricciosa pizza which has mushroom, artichoke, prosciutto, and bufala.

After Dinner Drinks at Skylounge at the Glenn Hotelink-48-h2-e13376662337512014-10-27 21.43.36

The incredible views, gorgeous hotel, and wine all made for the perfect ending to day one of our trip. This rooftop bar at the Glenn Hotel has a killer view of all of the Atlanta landmarks and is a spot you do not want to miss. Surprisingly, it was not very crowded and we were able to snag the prime seating. Go ahead and order a whole bottle of wine, you will want to stay longer than just a glass!

3 thoughts on “Atlanta Weekend Trip Day One

  1. I’m the same when traveling. I always have to find the best local eats and tend to stay away from most tourist traps. However, I HAVE been to the World Of Coca-Cola as well…and tried every single one of the coke products in the tasting room. I was feeling quite jittery after, haha.


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