The parade of aquatic life that was part of the Ocean Voyage Exhibit of Atlanta's Georgia Aquarium was entirely mesmerizing. My husband and I sat for at least 15 minutes watching one species after the other effortlessly float by in the largest aquarium habitat in the world (6.3 million gallons of seawater). Arrive early to make the most of all this suburb site has to offer. Check out our entire visit via my blog at . Looking up the interior space of the hotel, it's head spinning. I don't think I've ever seen a hotel as large as this before. These two whale sharks call the Georgia Aquarium home. The Georgia aquarium is the worlds largest aquarium with over 8million gallons of water. the aquarium boasts 3 beluga whales, 2 whale sharks, penguins, otters, and 120,000 animals of 500 different species. If you go to Atlanta it is a must visit. The coke-a-cola museum is across the park and you can get discounts for getting tickets for both. 75/85 looking south towards downtown with 10 street building on the left!!!
Found this parking garage next the interstate. Check it out if you want a good view of the city Standing in the Pulse Bar area and looking up to the hotel rooms. So many fun curves to explore. #architecture #stunningstructures #colorful #weekendgetaway #patterns Was the world's largest atrium when it was built. Still a cool hotel if you are in downtown Atlanta. #patterns Looking down, on the left is interstate 75/85. In the middle is 14th street building. The Atlanta skyline, although sparce in some places, I think is very underrated for its architecture and beauty. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is the state butterfly of Georgia. This one is a female. You can tell because of the blue coloring on the bottom of her wings. Exploring the largest aquarium in North America can be an all day event. There are so many amazing animals to see and even a dolphin show. #blue This is a wooden bridge located in stone mountain park just outside Atlanta, Georgia. It's one of the few wooden bridges left constructed from before 1900. And it's also one of the very few covered wooden bridges you can drive on. The covered bridge was built by Washington King and constructed in 1891.
The park it's self has a wooden bridge, working water wheel, a carved relief of confederate generals on the side of the mountain, walking trails, a laser show at night, shops, a gondola to the top of the mountain, an old train that circles the mountain,antebellum homes to visit, and seasonal activities.
It's a great place for a family day trip, picnic, or I'd you like hiking or biking. Resurgens.
'Rising again' is my motto either after thrilling but exhausting treks through the world, here in the Deep South.
Due to my job I'm entitled to use some frequent traveller rewards in certain business hotels. I like the receptionist's face when I walk in with dirty boots and a backpack. This shot was made just before I felt asleep In the spring, he Atlanta Botanical Gardens keeps their Chihuly exhibit open at night. It was magical to wander through the forest and discover these illuminated glass sculptures. It looks like a contemporary art installation but these are swimming Japanese sea nettles in a tank at the aquarium. Mesmerizing! #springfun #kidsfun #weekendgetaway #blue The atlanta botanical gardens are a great place to spend a few hours if you have the time. Located on the edge of piedmont park this conservatory has many different kinds of gardens ranging from Japanese gardens to South American florals. With libraries, indoor exhibits, and fountains located around the grounds you'll feel like you have the entire place to yourself.
With the world of coke, aquarium, and everything else in atlanta, this is a place few know about or plan on; but if you have the time I'd highly recommend it. For being in the heart of the city you truly feel as if you are in a private garden somewhere far away from the city, but the city dots the skyline above the flowers and hedges.
After, you are in the middle of some of Atlanta's best places to eat. I'd recommend flying biscuit which is a short walk down piedmont park and sits on an edge. The Sea was as if it was waving hello every time it swam by! Hanging out at the orchid house at Atlanta Botanical Gardens. #patterns #colorful The Georgia Aquarium is located in the heart of Atlanta and has many interesting marine life species to check out.
Read more at: I'm in love with these undulating lines of the elevators and various floors. I also like the natural Iight flooding the interior space of the hotel. #architecture #stunningstructures #weekendgetaway #patterns This is the most amazing aquarium I have ever visited. Four whale sharks, gigantic manta rays and a vast array of other sea life all in a tank the size of a football field. Tip: get tickets online for early admission and save on entrance fees. #blue #waterlust #springfun #kidsfun #weekendgetaway #aquatrove A few flowers had fallen and were resting in this grass. Midtown Atlanta, with Buckhead in the distance, looking north from the 72nd floor of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. The view of Atlanta skyscraper from the scene of The Walking Dead. Looking like glass tipis, Dale Chihuly's The dizzing view down inside the hotel Reflection Looking up Peachtree street towards 14th street building. Such a great skyline at night! A locally owned restaurant and bar occupies an old structure in Little Five Points. Great for social gatherings. I love the juxtaposition of the greenery with Dale Chihuly's blown glass One of the coral exhibits at this amazing aquarium, complete with a little clownfish Looking down on the lobby from the 34th floor. Such interesting lines. It looks like a couple of interlocking skeletons. #architecture #stunningstructures #weekendgetaway #patterns I took some photos of some orchids at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. There were thousands of orchids in bloom. The Chihuly glass sculpture at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens is even more beautiful surrounded by the Holiday Christmas lights. You should definitely take a stroll through the gardens in late November through December if you're in Atlanta. Jungle Flower, Atlanta Botanical Garden Such a beautiful garden to wander through. It is very close to Piedmont Park. In fact, you can park at the gardens and WALK to Piedmont very easily. #colorful Sea Turtle Use your imagination to see the herons in this Dale Chihuly blown-glass piece in the orchid house entitled This Chihuly exhibit in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens does a great job of setting his works in natural environments. The Manta Ray is one of my absolute favorite sea creatures. They're so graceful as they glide through the water. Oh, OK. Zoo Atlanta is a fun place to visit while in Hotlanta! Be sure to check out the Panda Bears while you are there.
Read more about Zoo Atlanta here --> Dale Chihuly's exhibition at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to celebrate the garden's 40th anniversary is stunning. This glass blown piece is Glass artist Dale Chihuly pairs his red and gold glass reeds with this rectangular fountain in the Japanese gardens for a calming sense of symmetry. #art #colorful Orchids dripping in Crystal--why not? Artist Adam Schwermer turned individual orchid plants into crystal chandeliers in the orchid house. #art #springfun #weekendgetaway One of my Slow shutter shot of a foggy night in Atlanta last week. The Fountain of Rings at the Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. The fountains are on all year round, so it's never a bad time to photograph them. Also this image was taken just before sunset, for those interested in lighting.
Another photo taken at Georgia aquarium. This is near the whale sharks tank. I laid on my back on the ground and on the ceiling there is a domed widow into the aquarium above your head. It gives a great 360 degree fisheye perspective of the tank. At the top of the photo is the whale shark. The Atlanta skyline can be quite beautiful, and when you are sitting in stopped can get a good perspective. The Polaris bar and restaurant is housed in a flying-saucer shaped pod on the top of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Atlanta. It was closed for several years, and recently underwent renovation to return it to its late 60s-early 70s Mad Men-like interior design. SkyView Atlanta, a 200-foot Ferris wheel, opened in Centennial Olympic Park.
It costs $13.50 for adults, $8.50 for kids 12 an under and children under age 2 ride free.
Georgia Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the country. You need all day to see all the wonders, some are interactive. My favorite of all time are the jellyfish. I can sit there for hours just watching them in their magnificence. There are three impressive exhibits of jellies which will completely mesmerize you, if you're a fan like myself. At the center of this gallery is one of the largest living reef exhibits of any aquarium in the world. Living corals and thousands of colorful reef fish are presented in a faithful recreation of a tropical Pacific coral reef, complete with an overhead crashing wave.
#blue #aquarium #travel Close up of a Chihuly glass sculpture. Atlanta Botanical Garden There aren't to many $1 sushi places I would trust. In fact, there is only one. This place is so good and cheap. Their selection is unmatched for the area. For $1.50 you get four pieces. if your in Atlanta they are a few locations. All are really good. Glass blower Dale Chihuly moved into the Japanese Garden with I am sorry I cannot remember the name of this orchid, but the deep #blue petals captured my attention at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. #blue I love this place. About time for another visit. A nod toward Sissinghurst's white gardens, Atlanta Botanical Gardens display their versions. Stunning. #springfun #weekendgetaway Mother knows best!
After recently moving to Atlanta, seeing the Botanical Gardens was the first time I truly felt at home.
#atlanta #unitedstates #botanicalgardens #local Enjoying walking at Piedmont Park. The landscaping is magnificent. Unsigned work at Avellino's Pizza in Oakhurst #HighWithoutWalls Ever heard of a popup restaurant?
I had not until last week. After walking around ikea and Atlantic station doing some Christmas shopping and walking around atlanta we were originally going to have dinner at another restaurant when by happenstance walked by a door. Dressing all the windows was the story of Hudson's North and how this After the Lantern Parade along the Atlanta Beltline, an emerging string of trails and parks around central Atlanta. Jelly Fish...another favorite of mine. I could watch them all day and not get bored. Looking somewhat like balloon animals, these glass-blown View from room Hilton Atlanta. This is the place to stay when visiting Atlanta. After a long day of... whatever, relax at the the Mai Tai Bar at Trader Vic's located in the bottom level of the Hotel. Orchids as far as the eye can see. Several varieties compete for attention, but they all are in the same color family! First trip travelling alone 😍 This colorful pool of sea creatures, part of the fantastic Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, offers a hands-on experience for visitors so inclined to touch the star fish and anemone basking in the limelight.
The aquarium is a must see for young and old kids alike. Go early to beat the crowds; plan to stay the day to really make the most of all this treasure has to offer.
It was a beautiful day to just sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite bamboo shoot. Three out of the four pandas were very active while I was there.
#Panda #Zoo #Atlanta Flower garden full of butterflies This was taken spring of 2014 at Piedmont Park downtown Atlanta GA. It was the only tree that looked like this in the entire park. ❤️👌 Want oak fired cured pork ribs? Who are we kidding, of course you do! Want applewood fire smoked beef? Yes? Okay, go here where they do all their advertising out front. Place is right next to the Westin and across from hard rock. I'd recommend going for lunch they normally have some good specials. The Sweet Water Brewery is a perfect place for you to go for good beer, live music, and a meet tons of people. Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday this place opens up from 5:30-7:30 for tours. You pay $10 at the front and get a glass with 7 tickets. Each ticket basically gets you a glass of beer. I felt like Charlie!
A tip, if you go on Wednesdays, sometimes they will have dank tank beer. That's the brewmasters private tank, and only a select few get to try it ever. This is taken through a telescope looking down 73 floors from on top of the Westin tower at the centennial Olympic park.
On top of the Westin you will find the Sundial, a revolving restaurant that showcases the Atlanta skyline. It's upper floor has observation decks for people to view and photograph the skyline without disrupting the restaurant downstairs.
The park is on the west side of midtown. Dedicated and opened in 1996 this park housed the main plaza for tourists and vendors back during the 1996 Olympics. The BB&T Atlanta open, ATP 250, event is a new tennis tournament trying to bring tennis to Atlanta. Two years ago this event moved from Cincinnati to Atlanta. It is odd that Atlanta doesn't have a bigger tournament, considering Atlanta has the largest recreational and USTA players in the country.
Amazingly, this event is set up on the side of a new outdoor mall in Atlanta. Three weeks before the event concrete was poured and scafolding erected. All. The courts and grounds were created just for this event, and after will be taken down.
For the past couple years I've wanted to go to this event. As a tennis player, it's amazing to see the best in the world play and show that I'll never be nearly as good. So my friend and I went, to what I thought would be the quarter finals, but due rain delays, it was the second round. We got to see Isner, fish, and Blake play their respective opponents. It was a great day! There are vendors and activities around the area. Your tickets are good for all courts, and all day. Just bring lots of sunscreen, I got burned! We love exploring old cemeteries. The historic Oakland Cemetery is the final resting place of famous golfer Bobby Jones, whose well wishers have adorned his grave with dozens of golf balls in his memory. Author of Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell is also buried here, as are thousands of confederate soldiers, politicians, businessmen and women ans other notable historical figures. Love the Hyatt. Built in 1967 by John Portman. An Atlanta classic. #patterns The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Midtown Atlanta opened in 1911 in a Beaux-Arts style that was intended to evoke the architecture of Paris. In 1939, the hotel was the site of the Gone With the Wind Gala for the stars of the movie which had premiered in Atlanta. With a nod toward Sissinghurst's white gardens, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens has created their own versions this year. Here is one of them on display. #springfun #weekendgetaway Color waterfall. Resting Dragonfly The Plaza is Atlanta's independent art-house and reparatory movie theater, and is run as a non-profit corporation. Here its sign is vying for attention with the sunset. #localgem Welcome to the World's Longest Freestanding Escalator. Take a ride on this baby with the CNN Studio Tour. If you're in Atlanta for awhile you should consider the CityPass, which includes this tour along with other great sites like the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coke. View of Peachtree street from the High Museum of Art. Happy Whale Shark Day #gratitudeforgrace #aquatrove Another great shot from my dive in Georgia Aquarium Fish tunnel at the Atlanta Aquarium!! The Trolley Barn opened in August, 1889, as the service and housing facility for Atlanta's first electric street railway line, running from the heart of downtown Atlanta to Inman Park, Atlanta's new garden suburb. Its life as a trolley barn was brief, however, for with the development of trolley technology and the merging of various lines into a city-wide network it became obsolete by the turn of the century. Following years saw The Barn used as a church, basketball court, farmers market, for various mercantile ventures, and as a storage and repair facility for antiques.
Over the middle decades of the 20th century, The Barn, along with its once lovely but forgotten Victorian neighborhood, slid into decay and disrepair until it became ripe for condemnation in the early 70s. But prodded by urban pioneers in a reviving neighborhood, the City of Atlanta purchased the building in 1976 and, in conjunction with the newly-organized Atlanta & Edgewood Street Railway Company (a name borrowed from the original 19th century company), began a restoration program which was completed in 1987. The A&ESRC, comprised primarily of local residents, now manages the non-profit rental facility. Built by Atlanta native Joseph Gatins and designed by New York architect, W. L Stoddard, the Terrace opened October 2, 1911. Over the years most of Atlanta´s famous Visitors have chosen the Georgian Terrace Hotel as their temporary home on Peachtree Street.
The Terrace served as headquarters the Metropolitan Opera when it visited Atlanta each spring in early 1900´s. The great opera singer, Enrico Caruso stayed here 1913 and sent a gracious thank you from London complimenting the excellent food and accommodations. Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh and most of the City fathers purchased six acres in 1850 to be a public burial ground for a young but fast-growing town that already had a population of more than 2,500. It was designed as a rural garden cemetery, a 19th Century innovation conceived as an alternative to traditional graveyards which often were crowded and aesthetically unappealing.
Originally called Atlanta Graveyard or City Burial Place, Oakland was renamed in 1872. By then it had expanded to 48 acres, mainly due to pressures of the Civil War. During the war, the City and the Confederate government added land to bury soldiers who died in local hospitals. As fighting drew closer and engulfed Atlanta, more burial space was needed. After the war, space was added to provide a proper final resting place for soldiers who had been hastily buried on area battlefields. By 1867 the cemetery reached its present size.
In the late 19th Century, Oakland was a popular destination for Sunday carriage rides and picnics. Families tended the plots of loved ones, creating an assortment of lovely gardens. Atlanta’s first greenhouse was established here in 1870. Many distinctions of daily life were maintained in death, as African Americans were buried apart from whites and Jewish sections were separate from Christian.
As the 20th Century unfolded, Oakland increasingly was surrounded by residential and industrial development. The cemetery also was filling up. The last sites were sold in 1884. With the passage of time, many graves went unattended as descendants moved away or lost touch with their antecedents. Oakland fell into serious disrepair from neglect and occasional vandalism.
In 1976, Oakland was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic Oakland Foundation was founded. The City and the Foundation have worked together to stabilize the cemetery and make it an attractive and inviting place for all Atlantans. I loved seeing the Saw Shark glide through the water. I would've loved to have swam in there! It would've been incredible!!  Lion Fish Georgia Aquarium An amazing place and incredible museum honoring a great president #jimmycarter #atlanta One of the biggest and most popular dog parks in Atlanta. Once your pup has played, take him for a walk around the beautiful Piedmont Park. Nice park with a nice view of Atlanta skyscrapers. The Sun Dial is a revolving restaurant with awesome views of Atlanta. It's takes one hour to make a full rotation. I made a reservation for just before sunset to have a day view and night view of Atlanta. It's a bit pricy, but nice for a special event. The lunch menu would have been much more budget friendly. Cool bike parked outside of aquarium
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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric hotel in Atlanta's Poncey-Highland

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Laundry facilities
Smoke Free

An upscale Atlanta suburb

The Highland Inn is in the upmarket neighborhood of Poncey-Highland, a 10-minute drive from downtown Atlanta and close to shops and restaurants. Guests can reach Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 20 minutes by car, and walk 10 minutes to the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum.

Ballroom Lounge

Guests at the hotel can explore the local shopping and nightlife scenes. There are also occasional live music events held in the Ballroom Lounge. The hotel offers driving guests parking on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free WiFi plus cable TV

Established in 1927, the hotel features eclectic, vintage decor in its guestrooms and communal spaces. All rooms come with free WiFi, allowing guests to stay connected during their stay, as well as cable TV for entertainment. Guests can request extras such as a hair dryer and ironing board.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This Art Deco hotel also offers gift shops/newsstands and coffee/tea in the lobby. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Limited onsite self-parking parking is also available free of charge.

The Highland Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Year Built 1927 
  • Express check-out 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Total number of rooms - 80 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Free toiletries 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free local calls 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

The on-site cafe Poncey Highland offers 15% off to all guests.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night
  • 2 per room (up to 75 lb)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • The Highland Hotel Atlanta
  • Highland Inn
  • Highland Inn Atlanta
  • Highland Hotel Atlanta

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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