Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Happy Wednesday, and welcome back to my blog ! :)
Very excited to be talking to you guys about my recent trip to Atlanta. It was such a nice get-a-way, and I would definitely go back again to visit. As much as I do like living in Miami, it was a breath of fresh air to experience a change in scenery; I must say that was my favorite part of visitng Atlanta, the dried out, dead trees. LOL. A little strange to type that, but it's true. Reminded me of how you see the trees when they start to lose their leaves in New York, I loved it! It looks like it was still Fall time, even though the weather was comfortably warm. The people were very welcoming and friendly, especially at our hotel. It kind of felt like a foreign place because not everyone here in Miami is so nice...if you know what I mean, haha. Or maybe it was the fact that we stayed at the W, I really don't know. ;) Anyways, the highlight of the trip was visiting the Georgia Aquarium, it was such a great experience, I LOVED it! Oh, and not to mention the food over there; OMG, everything was delicious. One of the mornings we were there, we went to a Waffle house, which I think every state has one, and even the waffle I ordered tasted differently (in a good way) because I inhaled it. LOL (or maybe because I'm a waffle fanatic). 

Ok, I'm done yapping, here are some of the highlights of my trip!
I hope you enjoy & Let me know if you've ever visited or recommend any other places

Thanks for reading.

So one of the reasons I adored the hotel where we stayed was waking up to this view every morning. I would always be the one waking up first while my bf was still snoring just so I could have a moment to myself to eat some breakfast in our room, and people watch from the window; it was the best! We stayed at the "W hotel" in midtown Atlanta. I'd say its kind of like our "downtown Miami". It's literally right in the middle of all the action I would say, which was an advantage. We had plenty of places to try out for breakfast and lunch! Even though some of the days we just grocery shopped to have some things in our hotel room so we didn't have to leave to get anything. ;)

Another thing that I liked about the hotel was that it was connected to this public foodcourt in the inside of the hotel. For instance, there was a entrance way that the hotel has from their side, and you enter through there to what looks like a mini mall ! I thought that was great, especially when guests don't really want to go far to get something to eat or just shop for some quick toiletries, etc. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay there that I was really sad when it was time to leave. 

Location: W Hotel Midtown
188 14th St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30361

So this was the only photo that I was able to capture of my first breakfast in Atlanta. It was so so so good!!! I was the happiest girl ever. Lol. I think that was the best biscuit I have ever tried in my entire life. Yes, it was that good; I can't get over it 'til this day. LOL. The potatoes were great too. My bf and I loved this place so much that we went back twice; extremists..? Nah I don't think so, we just love good food ;) My plate was the "Blue Plate" + their prices are super cheap!

Location: West Egg Cafe
1100 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta Georgia 30318
Browse their MENUS !

The best part, if not, my favorite part of going to Atlanta was visiting the Georgia Aquarium! This is definitely somewhere you have to experience if you are ever in Georgia. They have more than 100,000 animals of about 500 different species! Also, there are more than 10 million gallons of water that they use to fill all of the tanks at the aquarium! That is crazy !!! Just think of how much water that is. So admission was about $35, if purchased online !! If you purchase tickets when getting there, it's a bit more pricey, plus they have great online deals! Also, I learned that they have adult sleepovers and that you could sleep overnight in front of that huge aquarium tank you see above! How awesome would it be to wake up to that?! I thought that was really unique that the aquarium offered that. The aquarium is broken up into different sections where they have many mini tanks with different types of animals; I enjoyed that because each section was named differently and was massive inside each one ! My favorite part of my visit was the "Dolphin Tales" show! It was awesome; they have this huge aquarium auditorium and they executed an amazing show with six dolphins, I was impressed ! 

Location: Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30313

 Jumpin' Jellyfish!

Albino Alligator!

Here is another beautiful place we visited in our stay; Piedmont Park! You see, those are the "dead trees" I was talking about lol...aren't they beautiful?! ;) This park is massive, and I think we walked the entire park because I was so tired afterward; we shot some outfit photos of course, those will be up sometime next week. Another thing that I liked was that this park was walking distance from our hotel, so we didn't need to drive there.

Location: Piedmont Park 
10th St & Piedmont Avenue 
in Midtown Atlanta

So pretty !!! These are everywhere in Atlanta! I'm not sure if they are seasonal or not, but they were beautiful to look at when I was there ;) 

Here are some shots of downtown Atlanta; I actually took these photos on the last floor of the parking garage of the aquarium! It was such a beautiful site ! Oh, you see that "mini" ferris wheel on the right? Well it actually not quite mini at all, IT'S GIGANTIC. We rode that ferris wheel and I almost died of a heart attack, it was so scary. I guess I'm not too fond of heights as I'd hoped. LOL. It was cool to see all of downtown from a bird's view, but I kind of like being on the ground. ;) 

Thank you so much for stoppin' by!

1 comment

  1. Omg! I definitely need to go to Georgia. <3

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