Updated: Jul 30, 2019
The US top cities for travel have always been considered to be Los Angeles, New York City, and South Beach Miami, and now a new city has been added to the list — Atlanta.
Locals and outsiders alike have taken notice of its rise, and as a result, Atlanta has begun to be called the Empire of the South. With the variety of fortune 500 companies, historical landmarks, sports teams, and other attractions — it is hard to deny that Atlanta has the “it factor”. It is for this reason that Mbo’Wam has taken the time to break down where and why you should stay in this influential city.
Neighborhood #1: Midtown Atlanta
Wondering why Midtown is our first suggestion and not Downtown? Midtown is one of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods. Films being shot in Atlanta tend to feature various locations throughout Midtown. Examples include as Baby Driver, Selma, and The Hunger Games series (Catching Fire and Mockingjay films). In addition, Midtown is the home of Mbo’Wam’s headquarters, and we love it here! If that doesn’t sell you enough, don’t worry, we have a plethora of other reasons to choose Midtown.
Midtown Atlanta food culture elevates your meals from a basic necessity of life, to an engaging experience of culinary artistry and finesse. Feeling hungry yet?
This variety of innovative and trendy options for dining can be right at your fingertips: many of them within walking distance of our rentals. If you’re looking for a nice southern dish, stop by South City Kitchen Midtown. For all Thai lovers, give Nan Thai Fine Dining a try. Our personal recommendation is the Oceanaire Seafood Room, where the salmon is cooked to perfection. If you do not see your preference of food listed here, we can assure you that there is a restaurant of your choice somewhere in Midtown.
While food is important, we are fully aware that location is a priority for many of our travelers. Midtown gives you the benefit of being close to almost everything in Atlanta. For those who are on business trips to places such as AmericasMart, Georgia World Congress Center, and the Hyatt Regency, these locations are only a few steps away.
These incredible features are only scratching the surface of what Midtown has to offer. We invite you to come stay and experience the magic of Midtown.
Neighborhood #2: Downtown
Next on our list is downtown, the heart of the city. Just as the heart pumps blood throughout the body to function, Downtown Atlanta is a living and breathing location. Its influence touches every neighborhood we discuss and beyond, allowing them to grow and thrive. Besides being known for various streets being named Peachtree, Atlanta is known as the home to many fortune 500 and fortune 1000 companies, such as Suntrust Banks Inc., CNN Center, and The Coca Cola Company and tourist attractions, such as: Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, Children Museum of Atlanta, King Center, and National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Amidst the tangle of Peachtree Streets, downtown is a fantastic hub to be located in if you desire to be right in the iconic action.
Atlanta produces some of the biggest entertainers, and some of these entertainers have popular restaurants. Former Xscape Member and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss’s restaurant Old Lady Gang is extremely popular. It is great for those who like old fashioned southern food that tastes just like grandma used to make. Singer and reality star K Michelle’s Puffs & Petals Lounge is perfect for a girls get together; enjoy a cocktail and Southern small bites. While these are only two Southern recommendations, make sure to explore more of downtown’s restaurant scene while you visit.
There are countless attractions in downtown Atlanta, but you must visit Centennial Olympic Park, one of the remaining treasures from the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Today, the park is a prime spot for festivals, fundraisers, and private events. But what’s best is the fairly new construction of the Skyview Atlanta next to it. The enormous fairwheel is a great way to watch the activities in the park and sun set over the city.
The Georgia Aquarium, Children’s Museum of Atlanta, King Center, and National Center for Civil Rights and Human Rights are great attractions for learning. Whether it be marine life, hands-on exploration, or civil rights — your brain will acquire new knowledge before you depart from Atlanta.
Neighborhood #3: Buckhead
Lavish, luxurious, and lucrative are just a few words to describe what it is like to spend a day in Buckhead. When in Buckhead, it is a chance to experience the finer things in life. This high-end living can all be attributed to the fact that a large portion of the residential area here is the financial district. Buckhead is truly the créme le da créme, and to add a few brownie points, it is also the spot to run into celebrities.
If you don’t know where to eat in Buckhead, don’t worry, we have you covered with a few suggestions. Steak is one of the number one entrees that comes to mind in regards to fine dining, and you cannot go wrong with Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse. If steak isn’t your turf, check out the options for surf. Atlanta Fish Market has the freshest seafood and not to mention that The Fresh Maine Lobster Roll is like no other. For French fare, be sure to breeze into Bistro Niko and try the Brioche French Toast during its brunch hours.
Needless to say, Buckhead offers a variety of fine dining.
One of the best things to do in Buckhead is to shop, and we don’t mean a little shopping. Buckhead is the place where you shop until you drop. There is Phipps Plaza and The Shops at Buckhead for all of the designer labels like Christian Dior, Gucci, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, and more. Lenox Square has designer labels as well as budget-friendly department stores. So if you do not leave with at least a handful of bags, you may have not experienced Buckhead in all its glory and should probably turn around to go back for more.
So which will it be — Midtown, Downtown, or Buckhead? Each neighborhood has something different to offer. Ultimately the decision will be based on your priorities and needs, but do not wait, hurry and book your trip with Mbo’Wam in Atlanta. Your trip awaits at Mbowam.com!