Thanks AOL Travel for including Atlanta, Georgia in your list of 10 Hottest Destinations for 2011 – and for naming Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast as the hotel of choice!
#5: Atlanta GA
Southwest may take Atlanta by Sherman-esque storm once its merger with AirTran closes this spring, with fierce fare wars raging through 2011. The hotel scene is booming as well: The Kimpton Palomar and a W (the city’s fourth) are being built while the Hyatt Regency receives a $60 million facelift and the city’s second Hotel Indigo is scheduled to open in the historic Carnegie building. A Legoland Discovery Center, Pirate Museum, and 1.3 million-gallon dolphin exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium are slated to open this year. And that’s on top of the city’s other attractions, from the World of Coca-Cola to a top-notch zoo to the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. When night falls you can party in cutting-edgier Little Five Points and Virginia Highlands or check out the sensational dining and nightlife scenes in Midtown.
Stay: Stonehurst Place, an 1896 Arts & Crafts mansion, has a riveting modern art collection (Warhol, Chihuly, Nan Goldin) plus modern eco-friendly touches like rainwater harvesting, solar power, and biodegradable bath products.