Two Sides of Georgia in Five Hotels

Georgia has always held a bit of mystery for me. It’s where I was born, but I never really lived there. What I love most about Georgia is that depending on where you visit, you are always going to find modern mixed in with traditional southern charm. Each city has a unique signature, and these hotels do a great job showing the many sides of Georgia.

Midtown Casual

Like the area of town suggests, Midtown is the mid-point in Atlanta. The Atlanta Marriott Midtown Suites is a laid back southern smooth hotel situated in the middle of the city and its many suburbs. The casual hotel has an excellent staff and amenities for the serious business traveler and the family on vacation. All the rooms are suite-style which makes it a perfect stay for large groups. Its central location allows easy access to Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Aquarium.

 

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Midtown Elegance

A modern structure in midtown isn’t out-of-place. In fact, it has become a draw for tourist and locals alike. The Hyatt Atlanta Midtown offers guests state of the art rooms with slick gray tones marble tubs and high thread count sheets. The hotel’s neighbors are CNN and Coca Cola. After you spend time exploring Atlanta, return to the hotel and enjoy a craft cocktail in the lobby’s famous Juniper Bar. The huge hotel is exceptional in making each guest feel special and at home.

Buckhead Opulence

East of Midtown is the famous Atlanta suburb, Buckhead. Known for its trendy restaurants, chic hotels and upscale shopping, Buckhead is the place to see and be seen in Atlanta. At the center of the madness is the InterContinental Buckhead. The enormous hotel has incredible views of Atlanta from each spacious, comfortable room. It’s one of those hotels where you want to stay and enjoy. From the salt water pool and jacuzzis to the spa and award-winning restaurants, the Buckhead staple rivals any stay and play resort in the south.

Savannah Luxury

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If the big city isn’t your scene, consider a trip to Savannah, Georgia. Savannah, like Atlanta, is the perfect blend of old and new. With its walking-friendly city and picturesque tree-lined streets, the many outdoor activities make it a draw for families all year round. Located in the center of the world’s largest historical district is the Hilton Savannah DeSoto Hotel. Its old southern charm and luxury are on display in the hotel’s lobby. The rooms are massive and cozy. The staff takes pride in making you feel like part of the family.

Savannah Riverfront Casual

On the edge of the historic district, next to the Savannah River is the Savanna Marriott Riverfront Hotel. It is a modern hotel with comfortable decor and a family friendly atmosphere. Just steps from the hotel, walk the bustling riverfront and grab a drink and enjoy the boats as they sail by on the lazy river. Enjoy the nightlife as the boardwalk offers entertainment for adult and families.

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Hipmunk Hotels: Interesting Sites in Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Dunwoody, Louisville and Baton Rouge

My bucket list is taking me back down south. I found a few small cities big time attractions I can’t wait to check out. A few sports highlights, adventure to a galaxy far, far away, a place to quench your thirst and a trip to the past to top it all off.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

My favorite genre to read and to write is sports romance. So any chance I get, I like to experience a sport spectacle. One of the best places to immerse yourself in college life is at the University of Alabama. Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the Crimson Tide are loyal and enthusiastic fans. Stay at many of the hotels near campus and you can’t help but get caught up in the excitement of college football in this historic setting.

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Huntsville, Alabama

I really, really, really wanted to go to space camp when I was a kid. After watching that movie, pilot school was in my future. I saw myself living on the International Space Station. The dream ended when I failed freshman science. Huntsville, Alabama is the home of Space Camp and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the largest museum dedicated to the US space program. Every year thousands of kids descend on Huntsville and attend Space Camp. These future scientists get to learn first hand what it’s like to live and work as an astronaut without leaving earth. The Center houses replicates of some of the most iconic rockets in NASA history. With a Marriott hotel right on campus stay close to the action and explore the many exhibits and demos at the Center.

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Dunwoody, Georgia

Dunwoody, Georgia is a small suburb of Atlanta. As the birth place of Ryan Seacrest, Dunwoody is a laid back town with a historic vibe. Although discovered in the late 1800, it wasn’t incorporated into a city until 2008. You can check into a hotel on the square and walk to the many restaurants and bars in the area. I found a spot that is a must to experience, especially if you like beer. Moondog Growlers offers craft beer tastings daily and if you find one you like, pick up a Growler and fill it up from the tap to take home.

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Louisville, Kentucky

If baseball is your thing, a stop at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville, Kentucky is a must. The museum has several interactive attractions and a perfect place to learn enough about baseball to impress the most rabid fan. Get your picture taken next to the largest steel bat in the world. Take a few swings in the batting cages and check out some of the great players and their bats from major league baseball.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

I would conclude my trip with a step into history, literally.  At Louisiana State University, they have created the Rural Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The museum is known as one of the best outdoor museums in the world. The museum’s mission is to preserve the way of life in the south in the 18th and 19th century.  The museum includes several free-standing structures from the time and many artifacts used in everyday life during this time period. There are hotels right on campus for you to stay and visit this and other cool attractions in this college/capital town.

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