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Girls Weekend in ATL: Guide to Planning a Girls Trip to Atlanta

Planning the Ultimate Girls Trip to Atlanta

Planning a bachelorette trip or girls weekend getaway? Atlanta offers everything you could want for a night on the town or a spa getaway without the outrageous hotel and restaurant prices of NYC and Vegas. Here’s what you need to know about planning a visit to Atlanta.

 

3 Places You Have to Visit in Atlanta

There’s no shortage of places to visit in Atlanta. Here are a few highlights you don’t want to miss while you’re in town.

1. Dermalogica Spa

232 19th St NW #7130, Atlanta, GA 30363

At Dermalogica’s spa at Atlantic Station, you and the girls can enjoy Dermalogica treatments like facials, facial peels, and more. Their targeted treatments are great for sensitive or acne-prone skin, and their anti-aging treatments will help you look and feel more youthful and radiant.  

While you’re here, pop on over to Lush Nail Bar for an unforgettable mani and pedi. Chances are you didn’t travel to Atlanta just to get your nails done, but while you’re here, why not take advantage of one of the most luxe nail salons in the country. Lush Nail Bar offers a relaxing experience and uses only natural products to prevent the fumes and odors found in many nail salons.

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Atlanta Botanical Gardens

2. Atlanta Botanical Gardens

1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Atlanta Botanical Gardens is one of the most unique and tranquil attractions in town. With more than 30 acres of secluded natural beauty featuring hundreds of unique species of flora and fauna, you won’t soon run out of things to see. Throughout the year, Atlanta Botanical Garden also offers concerts, holiday light shows, and more.

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Margaret Mitchell House

3. Margaret Mitchell House

979 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Whether you’re a Gone with the Wind fan or just a lover of fine architecture, you won’t want to miss a tour of the Margaret Mitchell House. Don’t miss the chance to explore the home of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and learn more about our scandalous marriages and divorces, her inspiration for the popular novel, and her philanthropic work after its publishing.

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3 Must-Try Dining Spots in Atlanta

Some of the best restaurants in the Southern United States are located here in Atlanta. From fine dining to fast food, we’ve got plenty of options to pique your interest. We’ve done all the work of deciding where to eat; just save room for dessert.

1. Salata Salad Kitchen

265 19th St NW #2155, Atlanta, GA 30363

In the mood for a light lunch made with only the freshest ingredients? Salata Salad Kitchen offers a simple menu with fresh fruits, vegetables, and protein along with homemade, gluten-free salad dressings. Create your own salad with your favorite toppings and choose from more than 50 fresh options.  

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2. The Pig and the Pearl

1380 Atlantic Dr, Atlanta, GA 30363

At The Pig and the Pearl, the name is unique, and so is the food. Enjoy a delicious brunch with bottomless mimosas or an incredible selection of unique Southern foods like Pimento Cheese Croquettes, Buffalo Pork Rinds, Shrimp and Grits, and more.  

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3. Meehan’s Public House

232 19th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Meehan’s offers a selection of delicious brunch beverages like mimosas and 10/10 menu items like:

  • Pumpkin Bread French Toast
  • Biscuit Benedict
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Steak Omelet

For lunch or dinner, we recommend any of their delicious salads made using only the freshest ingredients or a heartier option like shepherd’s pie or a grilled feta sandwich with sweet potato fries.

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Downtown Atlanta

Top 3 Best Hotels in Atlanta

Whether you’re looking for elegance or affordability, Atlanta offers a multitude of elegant and sophisticated yet affordable hotels for your girls trip. Whether you prefer modern over traditional or a continental breakfast and a craft beer at the bar, we’ve got you covered.

1. The Ellis Hotel

176 Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303

The Ellis Hotel offers every modern amenity you could want with the charm and character of a historic downtown hotel. The Ellis Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta within walking distance of the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, State Farm Arena, CNN studios, and more local attractions as well as some of the best shopping and dining in downtown Atlanta.

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2. Twelve Midtown

361 17th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363

Twelve Midtown is located across the street from midtown Atlanta’s premier shopping and dining district and offers contemporary finishes and amenities with affordable prices. Twelve Hotel also offers deluxe apartment-style suites with kitchens and living rooms as well as discounts on admission to local attractions for guests.

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3. Artmore Hotel

1302 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30309

Artmore Hotel offers the elegance and sophistication of a 5-star hotel without the 5-star price. Artmore’s boutique amenities include a private courtyard for hotel guests, pet-friendly rooms, a state-of-the-art business center, and a gym you’ll actually want to visit. Artmore also offers suites with multiple bedrooms and baths, because you know you’re going to need more than one mirror in a suite with your best girlfriends.  

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Top 3 Gifts for Your Man to Buy in Atlanta

You might be planning a girls trip to get away from your man for a few days, but it wouldn’t hurt to gift him a little something when you head back home. From the sports fans in your life to that special someone, there’s a gift for everyone on your list.

1. Atlanta Falcons Fan Gear + Atlanta United Fan Gear

1380 Atlantic Dr #14145, Atlanta, GA 30363

From hoodies and t-shirts to mugs and growlers, the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United Official Team store at Atlantic Station has all the swag your guy needs to rep his favorite teams. Plus, season ticket holders receive 15% off all gear every day.

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2. Tervis Tumblers

264 19th Street NW, Suite #2100-A, Atlanta, GA 30363

Not that he needs any more cups to store in your kitchen cabinets, but Tervis tumblers are the gold standard for drinkware. What makes Tervis tumblers unique? Their double-walled insulated tumblers won’t sweat, so you don’t have to worry about your kids and husband leaving marks on the furniture.

Plus, your drinks will stay cool for hours to come. Plus, there’s a Tervis tumbler for every member of the family. Sports fans will love the team tumblers, and grandparents will enjoy a custom tumbler with a photo of the grandkids. If you’re planning a bachelorette trip, don’t forget Tervis when it’s time to buy your bridesmaids’ gifts.

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3. Victoria’s Secret

230 18th St NW #11110, Atlanta, GA 30363

Need we say more?

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Posted by Erika Smith at 8:23 PM
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