City Guide: Atlanta
Atlanta City Guide
Welcome to Atlanta, the city of up and coming dreams. Whether you are looking to enjoy your hometown of southern hospitality or visiting for an epic vacation, Atlanta has all your needs. Full of beautiful history, the Atlanta History Society offers guest tours to experience iconic locations such as The Swan House, the Margaret Mitchell House, and more. If you are a Coca-Cola fan, the World of Coca-Cola is a museum showcasing the history of the company. Explore the bottling process, a film on the creation of the company, historical artifacts and of course amazing libations. Get into trouble at downtown’s Little Trouble where you will find a plethora of Japanese Whisky and small bites. Indulge yourself with New American Cuisine at The Lawrence. Enjoy a blissful massage at W Atlanta Downtown, catch a show at the Fox Theatre, listen to live music at Aloft Atlanta Downtown and end the night in comfort in one of The Four Seasons Hotel’s lavish suites.
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta is the Aloft Atlanta Downtown Hotel. This modern tech-savvy design hotel offers a vibrant social scene, live entertainment, Splash outdoor pool, the W XYZ Bar, and Re: Fuel by Aloft. This hotel is your go-to location for the perfect staycation. Head upstairs to the King Room, enjoy the Ra Sushi Bar and jump into bed with your 42” Flat Screen Television. If you are looking to grab a small bite and glass of Pinot Noir or spend your night listening to live shows by top radio artists, the W XYZ Bar offers a social environment for everyone.
The W Atlanta Downtown is a statement hotel among many of its kind. This luxury hotel offers you the opportunity to escape and dive into bliss and rejuvenation. Make an appointment at Bliss Spa and treat one's self to one of their lush spa packages. Sign up for the Triple Oxygen Facial, the Hot Milk & Almond Pedicure, or one of the ever popular Blissage which is a 75-minute full body massage focusing on circulation and detox. Take a dip in the infamous WET outdoor heated pool located high above Atlanta. Even if you don’t like to swim, head over there for the amazing poolside refreshments.
For some much-needed libations, head to Drinkshop or the Living Room Bar for small plates and cocktails. Choose from a variety of their rooms and suites catering to the dramatic design with a hint of a natural element.
Atlanta wouldn’t be Atlanta without its historical landmarks. Located in the heart of the city is the 1929 Fox Theatre. This original movie palace was transformed into a performing arts center showcasing ballets, broadway shows, film series, and more. This 4,678-seat auditorium was originally designed to be a Shrine temple but developed into a luxury movie theatre. Famous for its outstanding architecture, you can find multiple ballrooms, a beautiful ceiling of 96 crystal “stars”, ablution fountains, and more.
Along with all the arts and entertainment comes The Mighty Mo, a 42-rank pipe organ that has left its note in The Fox Theatre history. Upcoming shows include The Phantom of the Opera, Alan Cumming, Norah Jones and much more.
Hennessy Lexus of Atlanta is your one stop shop for luxury vehicles. Looking for a new car? Head over to Hennesy Luxus for great service and gourmet experience. Their large variety of vehicles and onsite employees are there to help create an easy and wonderful car buying experience. The ES 350 is one of the best cars of 2017, with a striking design and the most comprehensive safety system ever offered on this style, it is unforgettable.
The Lawrence takes an Atlanta spin on New American cuisine. Whether you are looking for brunch, lunch or dinner The Lawrence offers a large selection of delicatessens. To start, order the Coconut Kashmiri Octopus or Ahi Tuna Poké marinated in Soy Sauce, drizzled with Sambal and Wasabi Tobiko, sprinkled with sesame seeds and served with cucumbers. For dinner, The Larry Burger is a classic staple dish made with a 3.5oz beef & pork patty. Spend the weekend brunch drinking mimosas and indulging on the popular Chicken & Churro Waffles.
When it comes time to Cocktails, The Lawrence is the spot on the town. With over twenty unique cocktails to choose from this venue has turned “grabbing drinks” into a full tasting experience.
Little Trouble has become a Westside Staple with its iconic design, stiff drinks, and Japanese Whisky selection. This nightlife gem brings to life a Japanese getaway. With its neon lights and moody setting, Little Trouble provides you with a stunningly unique bar and a menu that caters to tasty Asian street snacks such as dumplings, pork rinds, small sandwiches, bowls and more. One of their most popular craft cocktails is the Crane Kick made with Japanese whisky, black rum, pimento dram, lemon, and cinnamon. The “kick” is definitely implied.
Travel back in time and experience the culture and history of Atlanta’s southern charm when visiting The Swan House. This 1928 mansion was built for the Edward H. Inman family. The architect Philip Trammell Shutze created a breathtaking landmark of blooming gardens, exquisite fountains, and many rooms for the family.
The Swan House provides visitors with the chance to explore the home in an open house format which includes costumed interpreters to give a time traveler experience. Guests can roam the outside grounds exploring the exterior decor and beautiful Atlanta views.
Situated in the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown district, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta is the place to stay for southern lush. With an award-winning American Cuisine, blissful spa treatments, breathtaking skyline views, or indoor pool this resort has something for everyone. Upon arrival, head over to Bar Margot to relax and unwind with a glass of wine and a beautifully orchestrated charcuterie and cheese board. Wake up in one of the Four Seasons luxury suites and head downstairs to Park 75 for an unforgettable foodie experience with Executive Chef Robert Gerstenecker. His talent for taking fresh vegetables and transforming them into delicacies is ravishing.
Outside of the beautiful rooms and award-winning cuisine is the Four Season’s Spa. Treatments include massages, facials, seasonal specials, nail care, and even a spa happy hour.
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