I found myself in Atlanta for the Florida State vs. Alabama kickoff game. Although it wasn't on my list of "must visit", it's now on my list of "must go back". While we were there, we attended the game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The stadium was a dome, which meant better temperatures and an overall better experience. The flow of the stadium was surprisingly quick. It had just opened, and yet we didn't find ourselves entirely stuck in traffic. While it wasn't necessarily speedy getting in or out, it was efficient for the number of attendees. The best part about it, in my opinion, was the nachos from one of the concession stands. They were easily some of the best nachos I've had. None of that chips thrown into a container with a cup of cheese nonsense. Oh no. These were OVEN nachos. Cool nachos. Fancy nachos. So, if you aren't going to go for any another reason- considering going just for the nachos.
The day after the game we stayed to check out the city a little bit. Because we were there such a short time, we missed out on a good chunk of the city. However, we did manage to grab snow cones and check out Centennial Olympic Park. The park is giant and reminded me somewhat of a university quad. We walked past the Georgia Aquarium, and unfortunately had no time to go in. But from the line out front, it looked to live up to its reputation of being one of the best aquariums in America. The other place I would've loved to stop in is the College Football Hall of Fame, located not too far from the park. It's a museum that gives people the option of paying a little bit extra to get to participate in some field drills-- super cool, if you ask me!
It was a short experience, but the little bit of time I spent there was incredible. I can't wait to go back!