The holidays are in full swing and you know what that means . . . FAMILY & FRIENDS visiting every weekend through the end of the year who are off work with lots of time to kill. The first question they ask you “What do you have planned for us?” You think to yourself wow I live here and I have no idea what we should do. This problem has plagued me more than once.
With an already busy schedule, finding the time to plan an eventful and memorable weekend is just impossible at times. After many not-so-great site-seeing trips to Atlanta for my own friends and family, I sat down and planned out the ultimate 48 hours in Atlanta. Packed with Instagram-worthy picture moments, famous landmarks, and of course the best restaurants.
With my ATL guide in the works, it was perfect timing for my cousin to come and visit me to “test out” my perfect Atlanta itinerary. Upping the excitement for the weekend Toyota invited me to try out the 2020 Toyota Camry XSE V6 for the weekend. I gladly took on the challenge. This girl on the go needs a cool, yet functional, car to get me and my pup, Clover, around the city with ease and safety. I have had an SUV for so long I was nervous about driving a sedan around the city but this car had all the bells and whistles. With a V6 engine, I could felt powerful on the highways. Now let me tell you where this Camry took us in style for the weekend.
Day 1 :
But first . . . COFFEE. On the weekends I love to start my day at one of my favorite spots Muchacho, for their famous toast and coffee. With a dog-friendly patio and the yummiest picture-worthy food and drinks, it was a no-brainer to fuel up before heading to Stone Mountain for the day.
Just plug in your phone and enjoy Apple CarPlay. It’s the greatest for using all your favorite apps played through your car. Hands-free navigation check, favorite music station check, voice text messaging check.
If you haven’t been to Stone Mountain it’s a must. I actually hadn’t been until now and I thought to myself “wow I have been missing out”. We took the tram up to the top. I showed Kappie all three skylines that makeup Atlanta. It was the perfect day to take in the view. Of course, we got all the fun pictures too. Stone Mountain has so much to do from hiking, playing in the snow, and a tram to take you up to the top of the mountain. I promise when you take your friends and family to Stone Mountain they will be talking about it for days.
Another fun landmark in Atlanta is the Starlight Drive-In Theater. There are two showings of 4 movies every night. You bring your own drinks, snacks, and chairs. You pay per person and tune into the radio station the movie is playing on. It is a fun experience and beautiful at night. After a movie you can’t pass up a late-night waffle at the original waffle spot started in Atlanta. There is a location on every corner and they are open 24/7. Ending the day with breakfast is always a good idea.
My pup is a huge part of my life. We start a lot of our days going to the dog park so Clover can run and fetch balls. The inside of the Camry has plenty of room for Clover to sit and enjoy the ride to her favorite part of town. I also love the 360 Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan, overhead 360-degree view in Drive and Reverse, and curb view. Can we say wow? With this feature, no pup is ever left behind.
When you are planning to have your girlfriends or family come this time of year going shopping is a must. There are so many great areas to shop that don’t feel like a mall. West Side Provisions has great stores for men and women with lots of lunch and dinner options with a beautiful view of the city. A few other outdoor shopping experiences in Atlanta are Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market. I always enjoy taking people to places with artisan products and a local flare, makes it more personal.
We stopped to fuel up with a great lunch at Little Star Provisions. Their Korean BBQ sandwich is to die for. After lunch, back to shopping for us. Thankfully the Camry has the best reputation when it comes to trunk space. We had no problem fitting all our bags in the back. Even with the sporty look of the 2020 Camry, the trunk still stands up to its reputation.
Pull up to the Hotel Clermont to catch the sunset from the rooftop will wow your guest. It’s something that is free and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. I love visiting this once abandoned hotel that has had the ultimate facelift. This Atlanta landmark is the perfect spot to grab dinner, visit with friends and family, and of course take in the beautiful views of Atlanta.
Thankfully when you go to Hotel Clermont it’s a one-stop kind of place because after the sunset you can make your way downstairs and dine at one of Atlanta’s newest restaurants. Tiny Lou’s is a great spot with great ambiance, food, and the service is amazing. If you love going back in time to the 60s/70s this is the spot for you.
Wow, what a jam-packed weekend with an amazing ride to get us all over town safely and in style. The Camry was once a part of my life, I grew up being driven to school in a Toyota Camry. Having the opportunity to experience, years later, what the Camry is made of and how it can be a part of my life again was such a fun adventure even if it was just 48 hours in Atlanta.
I want to be completely honest with you all . . . I had a hard time giving this car back to the dealership. It has a smooth ride with practicality and luxury merged into one spacious sedan. Between the moonroof, Apple CarPlay, and a wireless charging station you are set up for complete success wherever you need the Camry to take you. I now understand why Camry is “There For Life”. Peace up ATown.
Here is a highlight reel of my weekend: 48 hours in Atlanta.
Thank you Southeast Toyota for sponsoring this weekend. We packed it in and had the best time exploring Atlanta. Mission accomplished and please find my Atlanta weekend itinerary below. See more pictures and my personal experience with Camry on Instagram.
Photography and Videography by Jason Holland Photography
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Meghan Mietchen says
We love our Prius!
being apart of the Toyota family is amazing.
Love this!! Need to make a trip from Greenville ASAP!
Yes, we can switch places. I love Greenville.
NEED to try Muchacho Coffee Shop!!!
Its amazing one of my most favorite atlanta spots.
Brittany Reed says
Such a fun weekend!! I actually am planning a quick trip to Atlanta this next year to visit a college buddy & will definitely use your tips!!
Ohh that is so great to hear!! All my spots are a guaranteed great time.
Great recommendations!! Love your IG page ❣️
I am so glad you loved everything. Thanks for following along.
Make me want to get a new car why don’t ya! So fun!
It made me want a new car too. Thank the lord I have a lease and can explore joining the Toyota family next year.
Wow! I’d love to check out Stone Mountain sometime. Next time I’m in Atlanta, I’ll definitely remember to look at your suggestions!
Yes please do and Stone Mountain is a must visit spot. So beautiful
Hannah Klancic says
Love following you! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s incredibly encouraging to follow a woman that represents a body type that resembles mine. Thanks for being a positive image!
Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I want to be there for you and help you feel your best everyday!
Love your blog and instagram stories!!!
Ohh I am so glad you are here and enjoying both. Thanks for following.
Lacey Johnson says
I love my Totoya! Also love reading your blog 💓
That is awesome. Its a great family to be apart of.
Now that my kids are adult (23 and 25) these are some great ideas for us to do when they are home for the holidays!
I completely agree. This problem started for me when my parents would come to visit me. I wanted to do fun things with them that showed them Atlanta but had a local flare to it. Hope you can do some of these this season.
Love seeing all these fun ATL ideas!
I am so glad you loved them.
Allie Bricker says
Love your pup!!! And I love all these ideas! Going to Atlanta soon and definitely using this as a guide!!
I am so glad. Can’t wait for you to get to Atlanta. Youre going to love your visit.
Jessica H says
Thanks for all the info!!!
Of course!! Thank you for visiting the blog today.
My Camry is 11 years old and still going strong!
That is awesome. I love hearing stories like this.
Oh I’m ready to book a trip!!
Come on girl! ATL is waiting for you.
That red leather!!😍 The Camry is one of the best cars on the road! Great ideas for ATL!
I am so glad you loved my list. Camry is an amazing car. Really wowed me.
Sarah R says
Live your style and these photos!!
Thanks so much.
So fun! Need to plan a road trip!
Yes you do. ATL is waiting for you.
Always the best info!
Thanks girl I try.
Heather E. says
That car looks amazing!!!
It really was an amazing car. Didn’t want to give it back.
Anne Galliher says
Love the idea of taking visitors to Stone Mountain and riding the tram to the top! I will have to do that when my family is in town. This has many wonderful ideas, thank you for taking the time! It was great to meet you at Anthro last week 😊
Thank you for saying hi. My friend ended up ordering the top she tried on. Please tag me in a picture at Stone Mountain. It was so fun putting together a plan or when family comes to visit. Have a great holiday season.
Love your blog! Love this article we are hunting for a new car right now!
Oh girl get to your local Toyota dealership asap. So many good deals to be had and the new Toyota 2020 Camry is amazing. worth the test drive. Let me know what you get.
How fun! Can’t wait to use all these tips!
I am so glad you loved them. Let me know what you try out.
Beautiful video! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for visiting and I love it too.
I owned my Camry for 7years and loved it. I changed it up and got a non Toyota car but the 2020 Camry is beautiful.
P.S you pictures are amazing. It looks like you really had a good time 😊.
Thanks for sharing your story. I hope you make it back to a Toyota one day. It was a fun project and I hope helps people throughout the year.
I am so glad you liked them. Happy Holidays
Alexa Budry says
Thank you for all of your shared and recommendations! You have no idea how much you have helped me with gift ideas and feeling comfortable with purchases because of your great reviews <3
I am so glad!! Thank you for sharing your feed back with me. Means the world to me.
Lindsey Ray says
This is cool! Super fun ideas!
So glad you liked it.
Samantha Boyd says
This is so great! I never know what to do with guests in town.
Glad I am able to help. No more struggling on what to do in ATL.
Carolyn Matulich says
Wow I live in Atlanta and can’t waif to visit some of these awesome places! Thanks for all the great reviews & I want that car!!! Xoxo!!
I know right me too. I didn’t want to give it back. Enjoy trying out some of these spots.
Great tips! Me and my daughter are having a winter break staycation, and even my dog will appreciate these ideas!
I am so glad you like these ideas. I couldn’t leave out the pups.
I am so glad you liked them. Enjoy your day or weekend in ATL
Thank you for.doing this! Very helpful if you’re looking to move or visit ATL!!!
I am so glad you liked it. That means the world to me.
I love following all your posts! Your style is a lot like mine!
I am so glad you are here and thank you. We have good style.
Love this blog and love your style ❤️
Thank you so much.
Wendy Sparks says
Congrats on your collaboration!
Thank you so much. It was a fun one to put together for sure.
New follower! Loving your content!
I am so glad you are here. Thank you so much.
Hannah Craig (@hannahcraig_10) says
I’ve lived in Georgia my whole life, yet did not know about the drive in movie! I can’t wait to check it out. Also, Waffle House is always a go to at the end of the night 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
Don’t you know it about WH. The drive in movie is amazing.
This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing
Of course. I needed it as much as y’all do.
Wow, would love to try that drive in theater!
It was so fun!! I cant wait to go back.
Love your style 🥰❤️
Thank you so much. That means a lot.
Thank you so much.
Jessica Bennett says
Oh this is perfect! I live in South GA about 30 minutes north of Valdosta and I always talk about going to Atlanta with my husband but we never know what to do!!! I have this to go by next time I want to plan a trip!!!
Yes girl y’all need to get up here asap. Its such a fun weekend trip and so much to do or not do in this amazing city.
Jena Glover says
Looks like you had a blast!! What a fun day
It was such a fun weekend.
You had me with the red seats! Who knew Toyota’s were so chic and sporty!?
I know right. The red seats were one of my favorite parts.
Looks like you had an amazing weekend
It really was a great weekend. I loved finally putting together a plan for when people come to visit.
Sarah H. says
Just found your page! So refreshing! Congrats!
Thanks for being here. Make sure you come back for more. Always sharing on my blog.
I love your style and your confidence! You are inspiring and beautiful! Thanks for being you.
Well you just made my whole week. Thank you so much.
Such a great guide!!
Thank you so much. It was fun to put together.
Megan Julkowski says
Love your pup 🥰
Thank you I love her too!
Amber Kidd says
I’d take that trip!! Looks like a blast! Might need to reconsider the Camry!!
100% Atlanta is a great trip and the Camry is amazing. I promise what I said is true, did not want to give the car back.
Michelle Dubin says
Love this post! 💕
Thank you so much.
Thanks for all the wonderful information!
I may not buy a car…but you given me great ideas for a girl’s trip! ❤️❤️
Thats ok. Girls trips are most important.
I especially love your Loft try on 😊.
So glad to here. There will be more to come, promise.
Courtney Stein says
Love this! I have family in Atlanta we plan on visiting soon.
That is awesome. Let me know the places you visit from the list.
Yes … first coffee always!
Especially when its a cute coffee shop.
Kaylee Covan says
Love Ponce City Market!
Its a great spot for sure.
That car is really pretty! I enjoy your blog posts! Happy holidays!!!
I am so glad you liked the post. Make sure you check back for others this holiday season.
Love this so much ❤️❤️
I am so glad
Nicole Yoon says
I live in ATL and you captured the must stop places! There are a few I’ve never tried so I’m excited to try them out
I am so glad you liked my list!! Let me know when you check out the others!