Atlanta

As winter slowly comes to an end, new life is ready to transform Atlanta. Nicknamed the “Forest in a City”, our vibrant metropolis is full of lush landscapes this time of year. A rainbow of blooms line paved sidewalks and a light breeze dances on your skin. With weather this good, it should be punishable to stay indoors!

I’m pretty much allergic to the entire month of April, but if paired with my favorite Warby Parker sunglasses, I’m ready to take on the world. I truly believe that life is too short to literally not stop and smell the roses. So get outside, drive with your windows down and experience the beauty of Atlanta this spring.

Photo by Ryan Purcell

Festival Fun

Atlantans love a festival. With weather as perfect as the kind we have here in spring, can you blame us? I was about to joke with over 70 street names derived from the word “peach,” it’s a wonder we don’t have a peach festival. Except we do. It’s called Peachfest… obviously.

Art festivals can be found in nearly every community all season long. One of the largest arts festivals in the southeast is the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Other great ones include the Inman Park Festival and Chastain Arts Festival. For music lovers, one can enjoy the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Shaky Knees or Shaky Beats festivals. We even have a festival just to celebrate the glory of local brewery, Sweetwater!

Outdoor Adventures

If visiting Loews Atlanta, make sure stops by Piedmont Park and the Atlanta BeltLine are on your itinerary. Both are located steps from the hotel. Designed by the same architect as New York City’s Central Park, the 189-acre Piedmont Park is lined with greenery and an urban skyline, acting as one of the city’s most picturesque locations. On the opposite side of the park, you will find an entrance to the BeltLine, a 22-mile redevelopment project connecting 45 neighborhoods with trails, parks, and public art displays.

Explore 30-acres of exotic flowers, trees, and plants as you walk through the exhibits at Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Have access to a vehicle? Spend the day at Stone Mountain Park, Georgia’s most visited attraction. The park is built around the largest piece of exposed granite and offers activities from hiking, obstacle courses, scenic railroads, and cable car rides to the summit.

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Patio Relaxation

If your definition of outdoorsy is eating and drinking on patios, boy, do I have good news for you. Atlanta’s dining scene is as diverse as it is developed, and you’re sure to find an array of restaurants any direction you turn.

If you’re seeking an option within close proximity to the hotel, you have a vast variety of options. Located right off Piedmont Park, you’ll find Park Tavern and The Nook. Einstein’s and Tap are both great options, as well. Looking for a spot to bring the pup? You can’t beat Henry’s patio.

Drink and dine your way down the BeltLine and stop at 8arm or Ladybird before taking a break at Ponce City Market. Enjoy a refreshing beverage on the rooftop bar at Nine Mile Station while enjoying the best view in the city.

 

Pack your shoes and get ready for your next adventure. It’s time to have some fun and experience Atlanta in full bloom.

Karen