Baaahhh…this post was supposed to be finished a few weeks ago as we went to Atlanta at the end of Feb! I’m still putting it up though as hopefully you’ll still find it interesting 🙂
Since moving to Alabama, we’ve been up to Atlanta every year to watch the Supercross at the Georgia Dome. Atlanta is a 5 hour drive away for us and each time we’ve been, we have driven up on the Saturday morning and travelled home Sunday morning after we’ve visited Ikea. This year, we wanted to experience Atlanta properly and do something more than just the supercross, so we decided to stay for 2 nights and do a few ‘touristy’ things.
On the Friday morning, we dropped the dogs off at their daycare place and started our journey. After searching a few things to do on Pinterest, I found a Google Maps tour of The Walking Dead filming locations. Quite a lot of them were grouped together and they were on our route anyway so we decided to go and have a look as we are quite big Walking Dead fans! A couple of locations were just derelict buildings/streets and weren’t too exciting. Then we managed to find Alexandria, some abandoned train tracks and the town that is Woodbury in the show! If you’re a fan of the show you’ll definitely recognise some of these locations. To top our experience off we ate in Norman Reedus’s restaurant and visited a themed gift shop, which had actual show props in the basement!
After our TWD visit, we continued on our journey up to Atlanta. We checked into the hotel, parked the car and then walked over to the Georgia Aquarium. I almost booked tickets in advance but I was put off by the time slot allocation, which is just an hour for your chosen ticket. We didn’t know exactly what time we would get there so I thought that booking tickets ahead of time would be quite a risk for us. We didn’t have to queue up for long though even without pre-booked tickets! Once inside we headed straight to the Dolphin show, which was great but we weren’t allowed to take any photos. The layout of the the aquarium is quite simple and is set up in different habitat areas. The whole aquarium took us about 1.5 hours to walk around. We didn’t do any of the feeding shows or any of the guided tours as it was quite late in the day and they had all finished by the time it got to 6pm.
For our Dinner on Friday night, we walked to the Hard Rock Cafe. I love going to one wherever we are in the World…I’ve already started a collection of Mason jar glasses. I particularly love the ribs and cocktails! Anyone else love The Hard Rock Cafe???
Something we always struggle with when away from home is somewhere good for breakfast. With our last couple of trips, this one included, we’ve tried to research good breakfast places rather than just going for an easy McDonalds option! For our breakfast on the Saturday morning we went to an ‘urban’ restaurant called West Egg Cafe. It was a very hipster style cafe and we had to wait around 30 minutes for a table, but the food was well worth the wait!
For the rest of the day on Saturday we went to the Supercross round at the Georgia dome…our annual tradition!
Before our drive home on the Sunday, we visited Ikea and bought much more than we anticipated. I went in for a veggie peeler and tuppaware boxes. We came out with a variety of kitchenware, curtains, cushions & a new sofa, which we already love! Extra blog reader points if you can tell me why we took the photo of the plant!
There you go, an overview of our Atlanta trip. Has anyone else ever been to Atlanta? If so, let me know what you did as we’re still looking for recommendations for next year!
Now we’re moving on to planning our trip back to England in a few weeks! Eeeeek!