To me, a holiday is not just a getaway from city life and normal work life. It is a way of re-energizing my batteries by having fun. So I end up doing a whole bunch of different things:
Understanding the cultural mores of the holiday destination.
Enjoying the food and drink.
Indulging in some outdoor/adventure activities and
Visiting parks and gardens too.
One place that afforded me all this and more is Atlanta. My fun holiday in this place began starting to plan out where to park my vehicle at the airport. I found out about a new parking service available for and other airports around the US. The service is very convenient for finding out a great spot near the airport and not paying full airport fees. Afterwards, I was able to spend some time visiting friends and traveling onward to Atlanta, without much worries.
Mix and match
I will tell you why Atlanta is one of the most fun holiday destinations I have been to. Almost every aspect of this wonderful city is a mix and match of immense cultures. Arts, food, architecture, theater, neighborhoods – everything has a touch of multi-cultural richness to it. Take for instance the Midtown district. It is known for its art centers and museums. One of the places that you must visit and spend quality time in is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met showcases works of art from:
Islamic and Indian art.
It also has weapons, musical instruments, and sculptures. Didn’t I say its all mix and match!
For a foodie, Atlanta is a smorgasbord of delights. It has sophisticated restaurants, street food, entire districts devoted to food and traditional restaurants too. If you want to taste global cuisine in all its forms, head straight to Buford Highway. It is like taking a gastronomic global tour in a small space! My favorite destination was Mary Mac’s Tea Room. Established in 1945, this restaurant is Southern food and hospitality at its finest.
Almost 19 acres of place to walk in – that’s amazing for a city dweller like me. But of course, this park is known for its paths that are used by cyclists, skaters, runners and dog walkers galore. Interestingly, there is a picnic area that is dotted by grills! Fabulous space for friends and families to gather for good old fashioned grill get-togethers.
World of Coca-Cola
Atlanta is where Coca-Cola is headquartered and so a visit to the museum is essential! You can taste the different flavors of Coca-Cola from around the world. You can also take home a tiny bottle of Coca-Cola as a souvenir. Interesting place indeed.
Another interesting place is the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum. I love stationery and a visit to this place was drool worthy. Information on the fine art and science of papermaking and the machines that have helped mankind enjoy writing on paper is utterly useful and fascinating.
Walk in the woods
The Fernbank Forest should be on your list of places to go to because this is a huge forest! Walking through oceans of trees and spotting some animals and snakes are a nice way to refresh one’s heart and soul.