#SitSum Atlanta Recap -Exploring #DiscoverATL

Last weekend I had the awesome chance to be selected to attend the SitSum conference in my city to explore Atlanta and learn more about tourism here. You know, it’s kind of interesting that I really haven’t done a ton of sightseeing in this city. I have never been to the World of Coke or to the various historical homes in the city.

I was thankful that SitSum allowed me to join them and explore the city I have lived in for over 14 years.

Joined by travel influencers from all over the world, I had a great time getting to chat about places I had never thought about going. It’s always great to compare places you have been to see what’s a great place I had never thought about visiting. (I have some new spots on my list for Texas and California)
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I had never been to the Atlanta History Center and I have been missing out. We learned so much history between The Swan House and the Atlanta History Center (which are walking distance from each other).

I love how this center’s curator actually used the input of the people of Atlanta to select the items that are on display. I was able to learn alot that day, including the Jewish history in Atlanta. I know so much about the black history and civil rights history in Atlanta, but I didn’t even know about the problems the Jewish community faced in Atlanta around that same time.

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Ponce City Market is one of my new favorite places! Since the opening, I have been more times than I can count. I typically just go for the food and to people watch lol. They also have some of my favorite stores like Sephora, Anthropologie and more.This market may remind you of Chelsea Market…that’s because it was made by the same developer. I prefer Ponce City Market because it is less crowded lol.  (My favorite popsicle store King Of Pops has a location in here so definitely stop by)

I hadn’t made it up to the rooftop yet where it is a cool amusement park. They gave us a preview before they opened. The skyline views are spectacular. Definitely make sure you hit the rooftop.

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The one thing I already knew about Atlanta was that we are some FOODIES. Atlanta has the most amazing restaurants.

Do you see these Philly Cheesesteak Rolls from Del Frisco’s Grille? I was already a fan of Del Frisco’s. They actually have a sangria with a popsicle in it!

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I had been to the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta, but I had never been to their restaurant Atlas. The vibe was amazing. We sat outside with the fire pits and had light bites and drinks. They had an amazing cocktail with apple cider.

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Definitely check out Atlas and sit outside (if it’s not too cold). img_0757

I am a huge fan of The Shops At Buckhead. I haven’t tried all of the restaurants there yet. I was able to check out Doraku. Let me tell you, their brussel sprouts were probably the best I have EVER had. No lie!! EVER!!! I don’t know how they cooked them or what they cooked them with, but they were perfection. I would go back just for that. Their meat and sushi was amazing too.

I even got to learn how to make sushi!! I had rolled and made a “perfect” sushi roll! I had no idea it was so easy with some guidance.

 

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I think I did a pretty good job, right?? lol

In addition to learning about what this great city has to offer, we also had seminars throughout the day from top travel influencers who provided some great tips. We also had some yummy treats like Harmless Harvest coconut water throughout the seminar. This is one of the best tasting coconut waters for sure in my book! I had them for the first time a couple of weeks ago at ChelseaLovesYoga’s class.

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Thanks SitSum for an awesome time! I explored the city, found some additional great food spots and more!

Are you planning a trip to Atlanta? Head to Atlanta.net for all things great that this city has to offer. Of course you can always ask me for suggestions as well.

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