By: Shana Adams (@bbgtonline)
Headed to the ATL with your girls for the Sweat With Your Sole Festival and looking for fun things to do? It IS Atlanta, and there is always fun to be had in the A. The ultimate girl’s weekend consists of shopping, sight-seeing, great food and of course night life! Whenever I’m in Atlanta, I make it a point to hit my favorite spots and even some new ones if I have time.
If you haven’t heard about it in your favorite song, Lennox Mall is the place to go for shopping. There are a variety of stores-some high end and some things for those of us who are on a budget. If you don’t feel like shopping and just need to kill some time, this is a great place to do it. Who knows, there may even be a celebrity sighting.
If you’re like me and you’re always looking for a good deal, The Underground is where you need to hit! I’ve found nice earrings, dresses, and shoes for the low and I have no doubts you and your girls will get a few deals. It’s centrally located downtown and it’s literally underground. It doesn’t cost much money and you may catch some very talented street performers out front.
Glady’s Night’s Chicken & Waffles
Get here early! The downtown location is very busy and visitors eat here on a daily. I would suggest you get an early brunch before you go sight see so if everyone is ok with eating at 11:00 ish, then this is the spot. GNCW is home to soulfood with a twist and I guarantee you will love it! Make sure you get the “Uptown” tea for your beverage, so divine!
There is an old school feel to this restaurant. The motif is 50’s ish. It reminds you of the set in that movie Grease. It is also close to downtown (I sense a theme here!). They serve great food at phenomenal prices and if you decide to hit the club, then are hungry afterwards, it’s open 24 hours!
This club was so much fun. It wasn’t crazy, It wasn’t mellow either…it was just right! I haven’t gone recently but the last time I went, it was 90’s night. They played great music and they run drink specials all night. If you’re looking for a relaxing night without club drama, bar atmosphere with some B-boys showing off their moves, check this place out! By the way, it’s underground so it has a NYC feel to it.
I could go on and on about places to go but these are some of my faves. If you want to have a good time with your girls, be sure everybody has their spending money and check out the events calendar online by clicking here. Create an itinerary that has a good mix for everyone. Be sure to look into the following:
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