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How To Have An Atlanta Staycation

A restaurant with RELAX in the window

It can be easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day. With work, errands, cleaning, seeing family and friends, and so on, finding time for yourself seems only possible by getting out of the city. But what if we told you that to escape the daily grind you don’t need to fly to the other side of the world. For local Atlantans, there are a million and one Atlanta staycation ideas and places to explore right in your own backyard. So look no further than our guide to the best staycation in Atlanta!


Get out of the city and explore the incredible green spaces that Georgia has to offer, or maybe stay in the ATL area and spend a day relaxing in one of the many parks we are blessed with. Ride, skate, walk, or drive through the Atlanta Beltline, Piedmont Park, and Centennial Park, just to name a few. For a detailed look, see our post on the best parks in Atlanta. If you’re looking to get a little more distance between you and your day job, go further afield to the majestic Stone Mountain Park. We run private tours, showcasing the natural beauty of the Park and we can also organize a custom excursion to wherever you want to go with whatever itinerary you want!

Bars & Restaurants

Treat your taste buds to a special meal at one of Atlanta’s many delicious restaurants. We are lucky to have more options than ever before with cuisines from all around the world, which means you could try authentic Chinese cuisine without actually going to China.

As we said, there are a wonderful variety of restaurants here in Atlanta and some of the reliable and trendy new spots in town include Marcel, a succulent, upscale restaurant serving the classic American steak, Miller Union, a spot highlighting Southern hospitality and cuisine with a modern twist, and Masterpiece, an unassuming yet exquisite Cantonese eatery. This is just a small slice of the generous offerings available around Atlanta city. For those looking to wet their whistle, it is easy to find a perfect corner to relax and unwind in a bar in the city. Thrillist have recently shared a detailed article on what they believe to be the best bars in Atlanta if you’re looking for some more information. These are easily some of the best things to do in an Atlanta staycation because there is always a new place to try!

Spa Day

Looking to completely disconnect and let your body melt into the vacation vibe? Then it might be time for a spa day. From a traditional massage to infrared sauna therapy, spas in Atlanta have become just as diverse as our restaurant scene. Check our Reméde Spa or Treat Your Feet in Buckhead for the classic massage, facial, and nail options. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, head to FLO2S, a holistic treatment center in Little Five Points offering more diverse services such as floatation therapy. To ensure the whole experience is as smooth and relaxing as possible, let us drive you to the spa and back home, while your mind is at ease with the world passing by. Take a look at our vehicle options for more information.


Atlanta is truly a metropolis of activities to fill any day with. Whether you’re looking to explore a local market, head to a museum for the day, enter the world of Coca Cola, meet the fish at the famous Georgia Aquarium, or even discover the incredible architecture that the city has to offer—the sky’s the limit when it comes to options. If you’re looking for some guidance, get in touch with us and we can arrange the perfect custom itinerary for you and your group, or take a look at our sightseeing tours, from shopping tours to Black History & Civil Rights tours, or even a classic Atlanta city tour.

Places To Stay

Just because you’re in your own city doesn’t mean that you can’t spend a night or two at a hotel. There is a simple pleasure to having your bed made for you and not having to worry about cleaning. What’s more, Atlanta has a huge variety of places to choose from. Go glitz and glam at St. Regis Atlanta or for an alternative 5-star experience, or take a look at this gorgeous Mediterranean mansion in Buckhead on VRBO. For something a little more lowkey and casual, search for places on Airbnb, we found this cute bungalow in Cabbagetown.

You don’t need to be visiting Atlanta to enjoy everything it has to offer. Take a break from the 9-5 grind and discover all the hidden and not-so-hidden surprises in your own backyard!

– your Roundabout Atlanta team

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