A Traveler's Guide To: Chattanooga, TN

We took an impromptu day trip from Atlanta to Chattanooga on a Sunday,  I had always passed Rock City signs on my way to Nashville for ATL and I didn't really know much about Chattanooga other than it looked really pretty from a car window! Let's just say we were very pleasantly surprised! Here are some of my recommendations: 

1.  Lover's Leap.  You can see 7 states from this view at the top of Lookout Mountain! It was a $20 admission fee, but it's totally worth it because there are a lot of photo ops along the way!  Keep reading ;) 

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This is a different angle of Lover's Leap! The photo above is located on top where you see the people standing in this photo! But can we just take a minute to appreciate this waterfall! 

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2.  Rainbow Hall.  We stumbled upon this magical hallway on one of the paths up to Lover's Leap. Who knew rainbows were included in the admission price? It's safe to say I'm a fan! 

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3.  Rock City Bench. Stop for a photo op here! Located on the path right after you pay your admission! 

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4. Stir.  Head downtown for a bite at this oyster bar known for their craft cocktails!  If you're a fan of hummus, they have a sampler of 3 kinds with pita, yummmm! See what we ordered in my foodie section! I'm also a huge fan of ambiance when picking where to dine, and this place has it going on!  

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5. Polka Dot Wall.  After you walk out form a tasty meal at Stir, you will notice this vibrant wall across the street. Don't miss the opportunity to snap a quick pic! Warning: You might get photo shamed by this dude https://www.instagram.com/chadots_creep/ 

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6. The Dwell Hotel.  What a gem! Also located downtown, definitely staying here next time we come for longer than a few hours! It's retro, vintage decor is just too cute.  Plus they recently opened a little cafe inside, it's a perfect coffee spot in the AM. Or you can grab a night cap at their bar in the evening! 

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7.  Walnut Street Bridge. It was built in 1980 so you know there is a lot if history here for all of you buffs! Plus it's really pretty to walk across! 

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7 Insta-Worthy Places in Myrtle Beach

1. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.  Pretty self explanatory, there's a beach and a ferris wheel! Perfect backdrop for a photo! Also there's restaurants. shops & rides all along the boardwalk.  I suggest going on the rides before you eat, if you know what I mean ;)

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2. Mutiny Bay Mini Golf. Okay, so this one was pretty unexpected, but I must say the entry way looked like something out of Spain or the Caribbean. 

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3. Ocean Bay Club Condominium.  The entry way here to the beach is too cute and totally worthy of a photo op! You can always find me under the palms, plus it matched my Veeshee tote! 

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4.  Pier 14 Restaurant & Bar.  What's better than a restaurant with a boardwalk and & bar over the water!? And I must say the bar area right before the boardwalk is super cute and has a great view of the ferris wheel! Plus there is even live music! 

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5. Parked Golf Carts. No seriously, haha! They are the go-to transportation to the beach and this one happened to be very cute and parked beneath a palm tree! I stumbled upon it on the side of Ocean Bay Condos, a lot park there so your odds of snagging a quick pic on one of these babies  are pretty good! 

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6. Native Joes Ice Scoop & Grind .  How cute is their decor and sign!? I'm obsessed, plus the ice cream is delicious.  I got the chocolate chip and it was mmm mmm good! (Ps- they also have coffee, for all of you coffee lovers out there!) Ice cream is a must when at the beach and I've never seen a photo of ice cream I didn't like, have you?? ;)

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7. Market Common. Where you can shop, dine & live! Look how cute these colorful houses are! Definitely stop by and snap a quick pic! 

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7 Most Insta-Worthy Places in Atlanta

1. HENSE Wall! This colorful wall is on the Atlanta Belt Line and is a photo favorite! The closest Address is: 985 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

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2.  Jackson Street Bridge.  This is the best place to go for a view of Atlanta's downtown skyline! And yes, this is in the opening scene of The Walking Dead! 

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3. Piedmont Park. Located between Midtown and Virginia Highlands.  I like to think of it as a mini Central Park! Perfect for laying out on sunny days and recreation sports. Pups welcome :) 

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4. Skyline Park.  Located on top of Ponce City Market. It's basically a mini theme park on a rooftop!  Known for it's great views, carnival games and mini golf course.  Oh and the bar, yes there's a bar. Hello Frosè! 

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5. Skyview Atlanta. A ferris wheel located across from Centennial Park. Expect to see panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding areas. There's even a VIP gondola with Ferrari style seats and a glass floor. Total photo op moment! 

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6. Baps Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha.  I like to think of this place as a hidden gem of Atlanta.  The architecture is insane.  Looks just like you transported yourself to India! 

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7. Krog Street Market.  Dining and retail in a reconstructed 1920's warehouse! Located right in the heart of Innman Park.  

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