Hi Guys! Anastasia here. So my last blog told you a lot about me and my life both in the past and present. Too bad I can’t tell you the future, but I’m sure it’s going to be great. Something I really want to share with all of you is how awesome my city is. So many people underestimate how awesome Atlanta is. Growing up in Atlanta has taught me one thing and that is Atlanta is the best place to live. If you don’t want to live here that’s cool, but you should at least visit. Here are the amazing parts of Atlanta you probably never knew about.
Atlanta has the best food ever, seriously. Of course, Atlanta has the best southern food that you are ever going to find. From our amazing chicken to our awesome biscuits you won’t be disappointed. However, Atlanta also has some really cool unique treats that are so delicious you won’t be able to resist them. When visiting Atlanta you have to try the amazing Popsicle from the King of Pops. These are a special treat, especially in the hot Atlanta summers. My favorite flavors are the Chocolate Sea Salt, Cookies and Cream, Raspberry Lime, and Sweet Tea and Lemonade. However, you might find that you like some of their other flavors. My favorite restaurant is Empire State South. I love getting their amazing cheeses for an appetizer, their chicken African squash for dinner, and then their delicious sorghum apple cake. Not only do they have the best food in the city, they have great prices as well. If you want authentic southern food then visit Miller Union. Have the amazing Carolina Trout or Griddled Pimento Cheese and Bacon. You will be so full after leaving Miller Union that you won’t want to eat for the rest of the day. You’ll also be a huge southern cuisine fan too!
So yes, we have awesome food. I think I’ve clearly made that point. However, we also have tons of activities and places to visit. We have an amazing aquarium that is the biggest in the country. You will see seventy habitats with amazing animals. Of course when I go to the aquarium I love to see the huge beluga whales. I think they are the cutest marine animals ever. However, the aquarium also has manta rays, dolphins, sea otters, and penguins. I love the penguins too. They are the strangest little creatures. When I was a little girl I was a penguin in a play. I loved waddling back and force and marching in line with the other penguins. It is fun to watch all the amazing exotic fish as well. I am thinking in the future of getting an exotic fish aquarium. If you are really feeling brave you can swim with whale sharks, that is if you are feeling brave. This is definitely something you don’t want to miss if you ever visit.
If you are like me and the rest of my family you probably enjoy a Coca Cola every now and then. I have to say I enjoy them more often than I probably should. If you do like Coca Cola then you have to visit the World of Coca-Cola here in Atlanta. It is so neat. You can try over 100 different flavors of soda. The machine you try them on is so neat too. It’s this machine that has a touchscreen just like your phone and you can try multiple flavor combinations. Try Cherry Sprite I promise you will love it. The vault that holds the secret recipe for Coca Cola is also here so you might try to sneak in there, but there is no way you will ever get in so maybe don’t try that. I really love visiting the World of Coca Cola, there is something so much fun about it. I would really suggest visiting it, even if you don’t like soda. The history of the company is well worth the visit.
If you like parks then you have to visit Centennial Olympic Park. It is one of the most beautiful parks I have ever been to. Inside the park they have the Fountain of Rings which symbolizes the Olympic rings. You will love this fountain on the hot days of Atlanta for sure. If you are hungry while in the park then you should try Googie Burger. Everything is homemade, they don’t even sure you a frozen burger. It’s absolutely delicious and you won’t regret it. The best part is you are already in a park so you can walk off any calories you gain because I know you are going to want to have more than one Googie Burger. There was one day when I was in a bad mood and I had three of them. I felt so full I thought I was going to bust.
If there is a game while you are in town then you should definitely check out Turner Field. It’s a really great stadium to watch games in and it gives Atlanta a real hometown feel. If you are feeling nerdy like I often am then you should take a tour at CNN’s World Headquarters. You can actually visit the working studios and get a cool behind the scenes look. I’ll be honest I always keep an eye out for Anderson Cooper because I think he is the cutest anchor in the world. I have never seen him there, but that doesn’t mean I can’t wish. And also doesn’t mean I can’t turn up in style when I do visit.
This isn’t even a quarter of all the fun and exciting things to do in Atlanta, but it’s some of my favorites. There are so many opportunities for adventure here you could spend a month seeing everything and still not get to it all. Atlanta may be a huge city, but it’s a fun-loving, family oriented city as well. You will eat well, have fun, get some rest and relaxation, and be able to explore a wonderful city in the United States. Who knows, you might even be able to see someone play the harp while you here.