Roadtrip Destination: Atlanta
San Francisco Giants vs. Braves: June 19th-June 22nd
The Braves are getting a new stadium, and that’s probably the most exciting part. It’s going to be pretty amazing. I’m a bit of a stadium nut, so I love it when new ones are built. Atlanta’s new stadium will cost them, and the city a pretty penny. However, the whole complex is expected to bring in plenty of revenue.
What The City Has to Offer
Atlanta is home to one of the best aquariums in the country. With over 120,000 animals, the Georgia Aquarium is rated the top attraction in Atlanta by TripAdvisor. On top of that, there is the Coca-Cola Museum, and the College Football Hall of Fame! Along with that there are plenty of parks and the Atlanta Botanical Garden is a nice, peaceful attraction.
Atlanta is home to a lot of cultures, meaning a lot of good food from every cultural style. Southern comfort food is always something that you couldn’t go wrong with in Atlanta, but be sure to check out all the options. A melting pot like Atlanta is going to have fantastic food from everywhere. Unlike Chicago, or Kansas City, or even San Francisco, Atlanta doesn’t have a “signature dish.” It just has good food EVERYWHERE. As far as the ballpark goes, it’s a bit of a mystery what will be on their menu.
Turner Field had a “buffalo chicken and waffles” sandwich (holy calories) that sounded fantastic. So the ballpark will definitely have great food, we just don’t know exactly what yet. Be sure to look up options once those become set in concrete.
Overall, a trip to Atlanta would be worth your while. It’s a great city, and the Braves themselves could be really intriguing this year. It should be a good matchup for the Giants, and a fun one to watch. If Atlanta doesn’t work for you, the next few might be a tad bit closer.