24 Hours in Atlanta

Georgia, Atlanta Guide (B): 24 Hours in Atlanta

This spring our family headed north on I75 on our first big road trip with baby London. Our destination was an epic family reunion in Tennessee, but the 10 hour drive was daunting. With two little girls in tow we wanted to break the trip up a little make it more fun. Our solution? 24 hours in Atlanta. If you are a regular on Amy West Travel you'll know that our family kinda loves great food. Atlanta is currently booming in the culinary world, so it was a given that we were going to seek out the tastiest treats we could find. I've also been in the process of personally seeking out the best Aquariums in America. This naturally led us to the Georgia Aquarium, known for it's world class facility and menagerie of Aquatic wild life. Discover below just how fun our 24 hour adventure in Atlanta was. 

For our stay we chose a location downtown near the Aquarium to eliminate the obstacle of entering Atlanta's infamous traffic. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis was ideally located just a short five minute drive to the Georgia Aquarium and the nearby restaurants we visited. The hotel came as a marvelous surprise to me. The architecture was truly impressive. The concrete structure resembled a futuristic spacecraft with a huge atrium inside. As we traveled up the glass elevator, the kiddos and I were in awe of the "mothership" as we began to call it. In the morning, the husband and I took turns visiting the massive fitness center with downtown views located right next to the spa. From our room on the 14th floor we enjoyed a scenic urban skyline which impressed the whole crew especially at night when it was all lit up. Our stay was peaceful in the spacious rooms which were super quiet at night, a great relief for parents hoping their kids will sleep well in a strange bed.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 24 Hours in Atlanta
Guide Location: USA » Atlanta
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Atlanta Marriott Marquis   Georgia Aquarium   Twin Smokers BBQ   Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria  
Author: Amy West
Read it on author's website: http://www.amywesttravel.com/2016/05/24-hours-in-atlanta-family-travel.html