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Enjoying Southern Hospitality during Three Days in Atlanta with Teens

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The last stop on our mother-daughter Civil Rights road trip this summer was Atlanta. Even though Atlanta is a big city compared to our stops in Nashville, Memphis, Birmingham and Montgomery; everyone we encountered welcomed us with such warmth that we truly understood the meaning of Southern hospitality. While our focus was on Atlanta’s Civil Rights sites, we were prepared to pack as much as possible into our 3 days in Atlanta. Of course, visiting Atlanta with teens, especially one at the end of a history-packed road trip, meant we needed to find the fun, as well as the educational. Our three days in Atlanta were peppered with a bit of both.

3 Days in Atlanta: Where to Stay
Known as the “capital of the south,” Atlanta is a big city bustling with people and often jam-packed with traffic. While the recent trend has been to bring people back into working and living in the city, public transportation still leaves a lot to be desired and it is still very much a driving city. Add that to the scattered neighborhoods where you may not want to walk around after dark, choosing where to stay in Atlanta is important. For our stay, we picked the centrally-located Loews Atlanta in Midtown.
The Loews Atlanta welcomes not just families, but also pets. We were given an extremely warm welcome with an upgrade to a luxury suite, which was so beautiful and large we were ready to move right in.
The living room offered floor-to-ceiling glass windows with sweeping views over the city. There was more than enough space to lounge around on the sofa and chairs, at the desk, or at the dining table for four. It was so comfortable we had to toss our plans for dinner out the window and order room service in our PJs on our last night.

Maybe it was just our floor, but it was quiet as a mouse in our room, which after some stays earlier in our trip, was quite a welcome relief. The separate bedroom offered even more division of space, with a large king bed and huge bathroom. In addition to the soaking tub and double sinked-vanity, we enjoyed the spacious walk-in shower.
We ended up mostly taking a Lyft to local attractions instead of dealing with traffic and parking, but late in our stay I also found out that they offer a hotel car. Based on availability, this is a complimentary service within a certain radius that can really save you money and is more convenient (and nicer) than hiring a taxi or ride share service.
Where to Eat in Atlanta
Mary Mac’s Tea Room 
Mary Mac’s is a classic for Southern dining and a must-visit for first-timers to Atlanta. We had it on our list, but my friend Lesli from 365 Atlanta Family met us for dinner here and showed us what Mary Mac’s (and Southern hospitality) is all about.  Put aside any thoughts of eating healthy, pull on your stretchy pants and dig in. If this is your first time, ask to try the Pot Likker with Cracklin Bread. I didn’t love it but Hannah sopped up the whole cup.
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