Plush 4-star Westin features upscale dining and patio seating, within 15 miles of downtown Atlanta
Hotel at a Glance: The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
This recently renovated 4-star Westin hotel is a tranquil retreat north of downtown Atlanta. Guests will find an outdoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs, plus a furnished patio that overlooks a private lake. Rooms are decorated in soothing earth tones, and some have views of the water. Book a junior suite for extra space and a view of Stone Mountain.
- Savor bar + kitchen: Voted one of ZAGAT Atlanta’s top hotel restaurants, the onsite refined restaurant serves Southern-inspired dishes within a sophisticated ambiance.
- A lakefront patio offers a scenic spot, complete with fire pits, to dine or relax on warm nights.
- Drive to downtown Atlanta: it’s 15 miles from the hotel and offers guests access to attractions like the Georgia Aquarium.
- Break a sweat in the WestinWORKOUT fitness studio complete with weight training and cardio equipment.
- Unwind with the help of an array of in-room spa treatments.
Atlanta, Georgia: Urban Parks and Renowned Aquarium in Capital of the South
Named 1 of 50 Places of a Lifetime by National Geographic, Atlanta lies near the Chattahoochee River in Georgia’s northwest region known for its famed trees: magnolias, pines, and dogwoods. Despite a metropolitan population of more than five million and what is considered the world’s busiest airport by passenger count, Atlanta seems to always offer a relaxing escape. Stroll through the 185 acres of botanical gardens, hiking trails, and oaks at Piedmont Park, or study one of the country’s largest Civil War exhibitions at the Atlanta History Center.
Anchored by historical Peachtree Street, the city’s midtown area boasts a thriving arts-and-culture scene. Opened in 1929, the Fox Theatre features imposing Egyptian architecture and a custom-made organ with a network of 3,622 pipes. Tours take place on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. The High Museum of Art spotlights more than 12,000 pieces of contemporary and folk art, ranging from Renaissance paintings to photographs from the civil-rights era. Kids might better enjoy the Georgia Aquarium, located downtown at Centennial Olympic Park. One of the world’s largest aquariums with more than 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water and more than 100,000 animals, the aquarium is home to beluga whales, lionfish, whale sharks, bottlenose dolphins, and more.