Looking for a New Year's resolution you can be sure to keep? Resolve to see more of Atlanta! Even if you only visit a new spot once a month, that would still be twelve new adventures in your hometown. Here are some fun places to help you break out of your routine:
1. Java Monkey, Decatur: This cafe brings a bit of New York chic to Atlanta's most laid-back little 'burb. Sunday nights they hold an open mic contest judged by audience cheers, but any day of the week is a great time to hang out inside or out with a pour-over coffee and a decadent sweet treat. Bonus: if you haven't been to Decatur Square in a few years, it's worth checking out this adorable neighborhood.
2. Oakland Cemetery: Home to famous Georgians like golfer Bobby Jones, Maynard Jackson, and Margaret Mitchell, the cemetery is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Tours are available at specified times or you can grab a free map and wander through at your leisure. It's the perfect place to get exercise while learning about Atlanta's history.
3. Living Walls: For a quick dose of art or a full afternoon, take a tour of Atlanta's Living Walls murals project. These works were installed in late fall and two of them have already been removed due to criticism from local residents, so visiting them will give you an interesting story to tell while introducing you to new areas of town.
So go ahead, get out there and see a new part of your hometown.