Discovering Treasure in Atlanta

Last December I was fortunate enough to accompany family members on a road trip to Georgia and New York. We stayed with extended family in Georgia for approximately a week. While there we visited an area in Atlanta called Little Five Points. The area is very popular and known for the several culturally based stores, sights and restaurants it has to offer.

From vintage thrift stores to feminist bookstores, there is something for everyone regardless of their interests due to the plethora of surprising and quaint locations. My younger cousin and I decided on a boutique that showcased some unique pieces, before spending hours in Rag-O-Rama, a popular thrift store filled with timeless goodies.

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A great aspect of the treasured location would have to be the culturally diverse choice of restaurants available. My family and I were torn on where to eat as we all wanted to try something new. Sushi, vegan, Ethiopian, Thai, soul food, Italian – literally every type of food was at our disposal, and we were positively overwhelmed. We unanimously decided on a Thai restaurant that catered to our group’s picky eaters (some were vegan, and others just extremely picky).

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We were so mesmerized by the few stores we did visit that we didn’t even get to see the whole area. It wasn’t until we were leaving that night that we saw we had only scratched the surface of what Little Five Points had to offer. We vowed that we would return one day with more money and time to spare.

Exploring Little Five Points was definitely my favorite part of the entire road trip and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that has the chance to go. Below is a link that can help you plan a trip to Little Five Points. http://www.atlanta.net/explore/neighborhoods/eastside/little-five-points/reg

Another memorable part of my trip would have to be traveling to the neighborhood of Martin Luther King Jr. While we were there we were able to see the house he was raised in, as well as the church he attended and his daily routes. We were also able to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site Visitor Center that contains exhibits that speak about his life and his accomplishments. We also saw The King Center, which holds King’s final resting place. It was very humbling to see firsthand. If you are interested in ever visiting, which I highly recommend, below I have attached a link that can help with planning your visit.

https://www.nps.gov/malu/index.htm

All photos are the property of Nastassia Clarke.

 

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