9 Best Places to Stay on the Outskirts of Atlanta

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As the summer begins, families heading to see the sights of Atlanta, Georgia, and surrounding areas won’t lack for things to see and do. Finding a place to stay during your travels doesn’t always involve staying in the middle of the city. Discover nine of the best places to stay on the outskirts of Atlanta.

When you’re visiting Atlanta, you’ll discover many small towns to stay during a day trip or an entire weekend.

Frank Reddy of Atlanta Cubed highlights 13 places to visit near Atlanta. Blue Ridge is a small town close to the Blue Ridge Mountains, a breathtaking site that families would be eager to stay in and visit. The downtown area of Blue Ridge offers art galleries and dining options that any art lover and foodie would enjoy. Covington has antique stores, ghost tours, and antebellum homes for the history buffs, and it has played host to many production crews filming various television shows and movies including “Vampire Diaries” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

Eatonton was the home of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus children’s fables as well as Alice Walker, “The Color Purple” novelist. The town features many cultural attractions and is the self-proclaimed hub for local artists.

The Suburbs

Atlanta has many neighborhoods that will appeal to families and individual visitors. A Movoto article highlighted 10 of the best Atlanta suburbs.

Alpharetta features shopping at North Point Mall and walking trails at Wills Park. Food enthusiasts will enjoy the upscale restaurants in Roswell, and outdoor adventurists will delight in Roswell’s parks and trails, including Old Mill Park and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Visitors to Tucker have many amenities to choose from including the local pub MoonShadow Tavern, the popular restaurant Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill, and Henderson Park’s wooden trails, lake, and playground. College Park is home to the Georgia International Convention Center, which hosts many events throughout the year. Visitors to the area can find many affordable hotel options.

Places to Stay Near the Food

Atlanta is a city that delivers diverse food and drink options. Sebastian Davis of Thrillist offers 10 best places to eat and drink in the Atlanta area, so find a hotel near these great places to eat so that you’re not too far from some great fare.

Brookhaven has an impressive food identity, and people can choose a simple pint of beer offered at Pub 71 or Lucky’s Burger & Brew. Downtown Atlanta hosts swanky spots such as Legal Sea Foods and Polaris where visitors can share a meal with a romantic partner or strike up a business deal with a colleague.

Inman Park packs a culinary punch offering vast cocktail options at The Albert, as well as the famed battered bacon at Folk Art Restaurant. Restaurants along the Buford Highway showcase Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, and Mexican foods. Enjoy pho at Pho Dai Loi, Chinese at Gu’s Bistro, and the best Cuban food at Havana. If you love tacos, hit up El Rey del Taco.

Atlanta and its surrounding cities and town offer an array of options for visitors to find places to stay. The food is good, and you’ll find many attractions worth exploring.

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