The *Perfect* Mother/Daughter Weekend in Atlanta

If you and your mini (no matter her age) are overdue for a girls weekend away, let me take the planning off your to-do list. Since tons of parents travel to Atlanta specifically for the Aquarium, which is truly a magical experience, I planned the trip around that. But, this Atlanta itinerary is a good start even if you’re in town for other reasons. And keep scrolling or check my LTK if you need outfit inspo before the trip.


If you’re kicking the weekend off early and arriving on Friday my suggestion is to go straight to check in at the St. Regis Atlanta. After you’ve unpacked and settled in your room I would head out and spend the afternoon recovering from your travel day by the hotel’s pretty pool. Once you’re thoroughly relaxed, it’s time to go back up to your room to get ready for dinner. Reservations, which I recommend making ahead of time, will be at Le Bilboquet, a top Atlanta spot about a three-minute drive from the hotel. They offer earlier dinner times if you have little ones and are amazingly accommodating to kids. Not to mention their menu is one of my favorites in town. My suggestion would be to make Friday and early night after dinner, so you’re ready for everything Saturday has to bring.


If you’re in town sometime between March and December our favorite Saturday morning kid-friendly activity is strolling through the Farmers Market on Peachtree Road. After working up an appetite while getting your steps in, Cafe At Pharr offers no frills, quick, and delicious dining; and it’s right down the street. Once you’re properly fueled, it’s time to head over to the main attraction. Disclaimer, I highly recommend purchasing tickets for the Georgia Aquarium in advance, especially if you’re visiting in the summer months as this is a popular time to visit. If you’re not too tired after the aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola Museum is just next door and offers a fun experience. As the afternoon winds down, head back to Buckhead and, if time permits, spend some more time decompressing by the pool, eventually leaving with enough time to get ready before dinner. This time our reservation is at Umi, the best sushi spot in town. Make sure to order the chocolate kyu for dessert, it’s Elle’s favorite! After dinner, if your daughter is old enough, I’d recommend grabbing a quick drink at The Garden Room – they have the best cocktails. Or, if she’s still little, a nightcap of french fries and a movie in bed will do just fine.


On Sunday morning, if you have some time, Swan House is a beautiful historic visit¬†that should be on your Atlanta itinerary. And Le Bon Nosh for brunch before or after will leave you in perfect condition for travels home. And that’s a wrap on the perfect girls’ weekend for mom and daughter, no matter the age. We hope you visit again soon!

A recent mother/daughter date night look. Wearing our matching platforms, of course. 

We’re not in Atlanta here, but if you need dinner outfit inspo, this still works. And here is a dress similar to the one Elle is wearing, but blue.

The boys tagged along here. But how cute is my ruffle top for a casual dinner? Shop the look.

If you’re visiting at a chillier time of year, shop this little look.

Find more travel itineraries in my city guides, here.

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