I had the chance to have a day to play in Atlanta. Having been in the airport dozens of times, seriously, dozens, it was hard to believe that I had never had the chance to explore the Metro area. That is until recently…
I was in on a Sunday, so typically that means a slow start for activities, but with a little planning and flexibility I made the most of it.
ATL Metro has SO many things to do…World of Coca Cola…what is said to be one of the biggest Zip line adventures in the US… the High Museum, Agriculture visits, the list goes on and on. Check out Explore Georgia for all the things to do in Metro and surrounding areas.
If bruchin’ and boozin’ is more your speed…you will be very happy with that too!
Let’s flashback to what I did…
Breakfast was a must and since I travel often, I went to Yelp to help guide my decision. After some browsing I opted to start my day at Buttermilk Kitchen. My #blogfail was that I did not snap a pic b/c I was so hungry I hoovered down my biscuit before thinking twice, and yes, it was slathered with butter, honey and jam. #dontjudgeme
Had to kill a bit of time so I refreshed my coffee, hit Swoozies (which is an adorable store, BTW) for some retail therapy and then Uber’d it to Swan House.
The great thing about this place is that it is operated by the Atlanta History Center so your admission includes the Swan House , all of the other exhibits within (think History of Atlanta, History of Golf, etc.) and entrance to Margaret Mitchell House.I highly recommend their books in the Museum shop as well as they are Regional publications and cannot be found on Amazon, etc. I snagged the 75th Anniversary hardcopy of Gone with the Wind and some great classic cookbooks!
Swan House was beautiful! Let me CliffNote for you…built in the late 20’s for the Inman family, beautifully restored in ’04 and what I did not know until arriving was that this house was used in filming parts of the Hunger Games movie. They even do tours specifically about this. It is really worth the visit. Plan for at least a few hours to tour the house, farm and museum portion and then head over to the Swan Coach House for a bite or cocktail. I will share a couple of photos with you…the master bathroom and kitchen are quite spectacular.
I had the best intentions of heading to Margaret Mitchell House after this adventure, but, I opted to hit up Holman & Finch for a cocktail (or 2) and some nibbles. Food was really unique, the cocktails were exquisite and the decor, so cool.
Later that night we had an event at the Aquarium, which was really fantastic. Prepare to spend a good part of your day here as it really is one of the best in the Country to visit.
Be kind to one another,