Atlanta is a great example of the New South. It’s a cultural melting pot of diverse shopping districts, landmark restaurants and emerging chefs. It is both a cosmopolitan city and charming Southern town, with dynamic neighbourhoods that offer first-rate shopping and dining experiences.
Exemplary Shopping Opportunities
Known as the “Beverly Hills of the East Coast,” Buckhead is also home to gracious homes, elegant hotels and some of the city’s best restaurants. Shopping in Atlanta is spread out across numerous districts, but don’t worry, you can easily get from place to place for an uninterrupted shop-fest. Each neighbourhood has a different vibe. Little Five Points, a bohemian and hip neighbourhood in the Eastern part of Atlanta, is popular for its real underground culture.
An impressive two-story glass facade welcomes shoppers at Lenox Square®, an enclosed upscale shopping mall located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. It offers an unparalleled shopping experience, featuring nearly 250 specialty stores. In addition to wonderful sit-down restaurants located at the entrance you can also find other tasty options throughout the property no matter what you ae craving.
The shopping in Buckhead is legendary in that there is another luxury centric mall right across the street from Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza. This beautiful indoor shopping mall boasts 100+ stores and is located right in the heart of Buckhead with quick and convenient access to Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. In addition to a variety of shopping options, Phipps Plaza offers exciting entertainment options, with a 14-screen movie theatre and LEGOLAND Discovery Center attraction and various dining options, including the recently opened Nobu, all of which are sure to satisfy any appetite.
Celebrity Chefs and the Dynamic Culinary Scene
Atlanta is also famous for its thriving local restaurant culture. Chefs Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison of Bacchanalia, one of the top 20 restaurants in the country, prepare light fare with strong flavours. Virginia-Highland, which has many great restaurants and bars, has been voted the best walkable neighbourhood in Atlanta. Many movies and TV shows are shot around the city so if you get lucky you might spot celebrities as you dine and enjoy live music.
Kevin Gillespie from the cooking TV show “Top Chef” runs a non-traditional restaurant called Gunshow in Glenwood Park. The décor is rustic cool and the open kitchen allows diners to watch the action. The restaurant has no menu; instead, each chef personally brings his culinary creations from table to table, dim sum style. If you are in the mood of fast food at The Vortex, you can indulge in one of their famous burgers, named one of the best in the United States.
About Simon Shopping Destinations
With the largest collection of shopping destinations in the United States, Simon Shopping Destinations offer three fashionable ways to shop. More than 100 Simon® Malls, Premium Outlets® and The Mills® are located in or near major markets such as New York, Orlando and Las Vegas. Simon® Malls offer the ideal mix of renowned style icons in an unparalleled retail and dining experience. And with a collection of the finest designer names at savings up to 65% every day, savvy shoppers can’t miss Simon Premium Outlets®. Plus, The Mills® portfolio of outlet, value retail, dining and entertainment destinations offers shoppers a unique experience.
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