For this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we’ve got Georgia on our mind. We’re taking you to the great city of Atlanta, where Vaco provides technology, strategic staffing solutions, and high-level finance and accounting consulting and executive search solutions.
Yes, we specialize in premier talent & solutions, but most importantly, we help people find freedom. We believe in the power of an entrepreneurial spirit, staying team focused, and a true work-life balance.
So whether you find yourself in The Peach State for business or you’re just passing through, our local GA Vaconians have shared their top places to free yourself in Atlanta.
1. Atlanta Botanical Gardens – Julie Cudd, Vaco Recruiter & Account Manager
Looking to enjoy music artists like Sheryl Crow, drink cocktails, take classes from Tai Chi to cooking courses, and more? The Atlanta Botanical Gardens are an ideal way to enjoy the Atlanta fresh air whether you want to walk around the gardens, host a private event, or enjoy some of the offerings listed above. After you spend some time in the Garden, head to the Electric Bistro and Bar on Piedmont Ave for a delicious dinner!
2. Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse – Madison De Jesus, Business Operations Manager
Hungry? Enjoy a juicy and tender steak from Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse! The meat options are endless. Choose from filets or chicken breasts wrapped in bacon, mouth-watering ribs dusted in parmesan, or the house specialty sirloin. You cannot go wrong!
3. Ponce City Market – Paul Lazar, Vaco Recruiter
The Ponce City Market offers countless activities and fun! Divulge in food and goodies ranging from candy, edible cookie dough, authentic Italian pizza, fried chicken, coffee, and so much more. Head to the rooftop for mini golf, to view the breathtaking skyline, and cocktails! If you are absolutely blown away, you have the option to live in one of the luxurious Flats.
4. The Southern Pedaler – Dylan Sharp, Vaco Recruiter
Do you want to experience Atlanta on wheels? Hop on The Southern Pedaler and peddle your way through the streets of the city. The Pedaler is perfect for large and small parties, as there are different size bikes to accommodate any occasion. Rain or shine, you have the option to ride through Midtown or Downtown Atlanta.
5. SunTrust Park, Atlanta Braves Stadium – Kristin Curry, Managing Partner
“For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out, at the old ball game!” Cheer on the Atlanta Braves in their new baseball stadium, SunTrust Park. Not only does the Park offer baseball, but you can also enjoy live concerts, games like cornhole, a farmer’s market, and more! Also, head over to The Battery, the Park’s bar, for drinks and more entertainment.
6. Krog Street Market – Julianna Cinnella, Vaco Recruiter
As unique as the 1920’s warehouse it occupies; enjoy culture, cuisine, and shopping at the Krog Street Market. The openness of the venue makes it easy for you to experience everything the Market has to offer. Treat your taste buds to Pho, ice cream, sushi, or beer at one of the many special restaurants.
7. New Realm Brewing and SweetWater Brewing – Johnny Allen, Vaco Recruiter
If you love craft beer, you cannot go wrong at New Realm Brewing and SweetWater Brewing. New Realm Brewing prides themselves on tradition while also implementing innovation into the many home brewed beers they offer. SweetWater Brewing takes more of an outdoorsy and philanthropic approach as they encourage customers to buy their gear to donate to five partnered organizations that ensure clean water.
8. Georgia Aquarium – Ingrid Rodriguez, Vaco Recruiter
You will seriously love this next venue! The Georgia Aquarium is the biggest aquarium in the world housing more than 100,000 creatures and having one tank that holds 6.3 million gallons of water. The monstrosity is enough to put people of any age in awe. Not only can you see fish, sharks, and dolphins galore, you can also throw private events, donate, and become a member!