Moms, ever feel like you need a break, but don’t want to spend the money or time to actually leave town? Well, I’ve got some good news for you! There are plenty of great options for a mom-cation in and around Atlanta.
What is a mom-cation? It’s a night (or two) away…by yourself! Whether you’re looking to relax by the pool, enjoy some shopping and dining or check out some local attractions, Atlanta has something for everyone. Treat yourself and take a break from your everyday routine to enjoy a much-needed vacation without ever straying too far from home (just in case you’re needed).
We’ve put together a list of some great options in and around Atlanta just for moms. So read on and start planning a mom-cation!
A Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Midtown! This delightfully restored home was turned into a bed and breakfast after being the home to the Hinman Family for over 100 years. The house is stunningly furnished with art hung on the walls reminiscent of what would be in a museum. The main house offers 6 suites, each with its own soaking tub and heated bathroom floors, no expense was spared in creating these rooms. The Carriage house has two additional suites as well. If you are looking to relax, they offer in-room massages or their guests get 20% off of spa services at the nearby W Hotel Midtown. If you are ready to explore and hit the town, Stonehurst Place is within walking distance of Piedmont Park and the Botanical Gardens. It is also within walking distance of some of the best restaurants in Atlanta including top-rated Lyla Lila, Atlanta Favorite, South City Kitchen, and Café Intermezzo’s famous cheesecakes. Take a quick Uber ride to the quaint neighborhood of Virginia Highlands for favorites, La Tavola, Fontaine’s Oyster House, and Murphey’s Restaurant.
Looking for a “park your car and not see it until Sunday” experience? Then staying at the Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta might be your perfect spot. You will literally have everything you could want for a fun and relaxing weekend. The Hotel’s rooms themselves are so well decorated and relaxing that you might not even want to leave the plush beds, but their rooftop pool could pull you out of your room for some sun. The Hotel is also set in the middle of the Avalon in Alpharetta, which is a huge community full of shopping, restaurants, and even a movie theater! Shop in your favorite stores like J. Crew, Banana Republic, and Kendra Scott, and then when you are ready to have a delicious meal make reservations at Oak Steakhouse, MF Sushi, Superica, or Rumi’s Kitchen (just to name a few) for food and cocktails that will not disappoint! If this staycation is more about relaxing than shopping, you are in luck too. Start your day at The Woodhouse Day Spa and get pampered with a massage or facial. Then head to Parisian Nails for a mani and pedi and end your day at Drybar getting a blowout before dinner. I am not sure you can come up with a better experience! But I will keep trying.
Okay, while not exactly “in Atlanta” Barnsley is a quick drive up I-75 to a weekend of paradise. The Inn at Barnsley offers beautiful accommodations or if you want something more private, they also offer a variety of cottages that are on the property. Do you want to go to the spa all day? And he wants to golf? Not a problem as Barnsley Gardens places both right at your fingertips as well as a pool, beautiful hikes, and horseback riding. When you are ready to unwind for the day, they have an array of dining options to fit your weekend vibe. The Beer Garden offers a relaxed outside feel with plenty of delicious casual options while The Woodlands Grill and The Rice House offer fabulous dining experiences. Or skip the restaurant and order straight to your room.
The Buckhead Experience
Looking for a night on the town for your mom-cation? The Thompson Hotel opened in December of 2021 in the heart of Buckhead and with its beautifully done rooms, impeccable restaurants, and rooftop pool…this will not feel like a staycation at all. There are so many amazing new spots to walk to in Buckhead… whether you are looking for incredible coffee and pastry (Le Bon Nosh), a beautiful new wine bar (Lucien Books and Wine), or a restaurant that makes you feel as if you are eating in a garden from Alice and Wonderland (The Garden Room), there are so many fun places to explore. Nearby Chastain Park always has a fun event schedule happening and their amphitheater has some wonderful upcoming guests if live music is your thing.
We can’t talk about Atlanta staycations without mentioning The Beltline. The Beltline is 33 miles of used-to-be railroad tracks turned walking trails. Along the Beltline are restaurants, charming parks, and huge redevelopments like Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market (both full of fun shops and local eats). Take a walking or biking tour or spend your days visiting the breweries that are scattered across the trail. There are also plenty of funky boutique hotels to stay in nearby for a full experience like Hotel Clermont and The Wylie Hotel both stocked with their own quirky charm.
So, sweet one that takes care of all the things for all the people, if you’re looking for a fun and easy mom-cation, Atlanta is the place to be. With plenty of restaurants, shopping destinations, and relaxing spots to choose from, you can tailor your experience to fit your needs. What will you do first?
Looking for other fun staycations in Atlanta? Be sure to check out these posts from Atlanta Mom.