Having moved to the outskirts of Atlanta in the middle of the pandemic, we never fully had the chance to explore our new home.
Instead of our normal weekend of sports, meetings, and random outings, we decided to plan a fun-filled weekend for our family in Atlanta so we could get to know our new home.
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Breakfast at Barney’s
Breakfast at Barney’s is an upscale, black-owned restaurant located in the city. While the wait time for a table is probably the least desirable part of the experience, if you don’t mind waiting upwards of an hour to be seated, then I would say this breakfast/brunch spot is definitely worth it.
The food is top-notch, and as a mom of 5 incredibly picky eaters, everyone cleaned their plates and that made us very happy!
This made all of our Willy Wonka dreams come true! Candytopia is an Instagrammable candy museum! While you can’t eat the artwork, there are bowls of candy in every room so you and the kids can indulge as you make your way through. The artwork is absolutely amazing. I still can’t get over the candied Beyonce, Prince, and Cardi B portraits! The final stop in Candytopia is the giant marshmallow pit filled with a half million (fake) marshmallows. Your kids will truly enjoy this spot!
The best part is they operate on a timed entry, so you can pick the time you want to visit. This is absolutely perfect as the guest count is controlled during the pandemic.
With friendly certified flight instructors who are good at answering questions and helping to rid of any pre-flight jitters, iFly is a one-of-a-kind experience that everyone should try at least once!
Indoor skydiving is something I never imagined our family doing, but I am so excited that we decided to give it a try! Everyone, down to our 3 year old was able to try out the giant flight chamber within a powerful vertical wind tunnel. With winds going upwards of 105 miles an hour (if you can handle it), I loved how each flight was tailored to our level.
The staff was amazing and answered all of our questions to help us get rid of the pre-flight jitters!
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.