Less than 10 miles north of Downtown sits Atlanta’s chic Buckhead neighborhood – the “Beverly Hills of the South.” Buckhead offers several high-end retail shopping destinations, all within a two-mile radius. Extravagance doesn’t end in Buckhead’s shops, but continues onto the table as the neighborhood is home to many award-winning restaurants.
Breakfast: Start the day at Corner Café and Buckhead Bread Company, named Best Brunch Restaurant in America by OpenTable. Slide into a corner booth framed by floor-to-ceiling windows and soak up the buzz of Buckhead’s morning crowd. Try the signature white chocolate French toast or the sliced smoked salmon platter.
Morning: Head over to where locals shop, Lenox Square, and browse more than 250 stores. Shop designer household items at Neiman Marcus or stock up on vacation garb at Club Monaco. Just across Peachtree Street, enter Phipps Plaza, home to more than 100 high-luxury retailers. Treat yourself to sparkly trinkets at Tiffany & Co. or new arm candy with a Versace handbag.
Lunch: Feast on a classic Southern lunch staple, the heirloom tomato sandwich at Seven Lamps. For a lighter option, try the stone fruit salad made with figs, salsa verde, goat cheese, avocado and curried hazelnuts.
Afternoon: Drive south on Peachtree Street to The Shops Buckhead Atlanta for even more high-end retail options such as Christian Louboutin and Hermes. If you shopped til’ you dropped, opt to travel back in time at Atlanta History Center. Wander through the center’s award-winning exhibitions and visit how the affluent Inman family lived with a tour of the Swan House that doubled as President Snow’s house in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Dinner: Dine at King + Duke, named after Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Enter under a built-in bookcase filled with literary classics. Order the cornmeal dusted Georgia trout, served with gribiche, caper relish and sungold tomatoes and watch it cook before your eyes on a 24-foot open hearth. Save room for a slice of stout spice cake served with local apples, butter and ginger.
Night: Ascend to the rooftop of the W Atlanta Buckhead and soak in the sights and lights of the city with a nightcap at swanky Whiskey Blue.
Visit Atlanta.net/explore/neighborhoods/buckhead to learn more about Buckhead and Atlanta’s other diverse neighborhoods.