It’s a food wonderland in Atlanta and around practically every corner you’ll find someone that calls himself or herself a “foodie.” And whether it’s enjoying a morning delight from Highland Bakery or snacking on pho from Viet-Nomie’s, we’re here for all you Atlanta newbies with some of the best must-hits of Atlanta on the cheap.
You don’t have to be a competitive speed walker or serious cyclist to hop on the Atlanta Beltline. Rent a bike for only $15 a day then ride the 2.25-mile trail from Irwin Street Market to Piedmont Park. Grab breakfast at the Parish Market before taking off. Chef Craig’s croissants ($4) and latte espresso bar are delicious. If you’re in need of a pick-me-up, get the In Cold Blood Screwdriver ($9). Don’t forget to hit up the King of Pops right off the Beltline for a local favorite treat ($2.50).
Before dropping your bikes back off, ride over to the Krog Street Tunnel Pocket Park. This tunnel links Cabbagetown and Inman Park. It’s known for Atlanta’s best street art and an iconic part of the city.
After your morning activities, venture over to Georgia’s oldest brewery, Red Brick Brewery in Collier Hills to grab a cold one. Wednesday through Saturday, these guys offer trivia, live music, tours and tastings. For under $15, you can taste-test several beers and you even get a souvenir pint glass. The Matcha Super Green Yuzu Tea special release beer is worth trying.
To end the day, head up to Stone Mountain to visit the world’s largest piece of exposed granite. Here you can spend the day hiking, climbing or camping. But the best part is the Lasershow Spectacular where the lights are choreographed to music and fireworks, so it’s a nice way to end your day. Tickets are $29.95 for adults.
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.
This spring/summer, Music City welcomes The Printing House, a new hotel celebrating the city’s rich legacy as a hub for creativity. Located at the intersection of Third Avenue and Peabody Street, The Printing House pays homage to the printing press’s influence in and dispersion of music in Nashville’s legacy, from printed sheet music to concert posters to songbooks.
If you think you’ve been to the must-see destinations in Japan, but your explorations haven’t really taken you past the major travel hubs, consider Setouchi. Or maybe you’ve never visited Japan before, but want somewhere off the beaten path, Setouchi fits the bill. A small region in the southern half of the country, the destination offers plenty to see and do, regardless of its size.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
Chautauqua Institution is a unique destination in western New York, which, every summer, hosts thousands of visitors who flock to the expansive grounds to attend a variety of programming all designed with “self and community betterment” in mind. Chautauqua Institution is nothing new; it was founded in the 1870s to provide wealthy Americans a more constructive and educational way to use their leisure time, and, this year, it’s celebrating its 150th anniversary, making it the perfect time to visit.