Georgia Aquarium -
Our Spontaneous Road Trip to the Georgia Aquarium -
Father's Day Weekend was coming up and the Wednesday prior, while fishing on the lake, we decided to take our girls on a road trip to visit the Georgia Aquarium for the weekend. We left early Friday morning and made it home by 4:00 on Sunday to enjoy the rest of Father's Day.
This road trip was supposed to take around 11 hours to get there, but because of construction, it took about 13 hours. Time seemed to go pretty fast because of the view. The Smoky Mountains through Tennessee were beautiful and the geological features throughout the side of the highway kept us entertained.
We brought our sweet and loving pitbull with us. We made sure to book a hotel that was dog-friendly and not too far from the aquarium. We even brought him with us to Michigan's Upper Peninsula! He's been around!
Fun Day Saturday
We loved the Georgia Aquarium and saw many animals in person that we would have never seen otherwise, such as the Whale Shark, which is the largest fish in the world! While reading reviews you might notice many people complaining about the price and quality of the food. We've traveled to many places, including 3 trips to Disney World in the last 2 years, and from experience, a venue such as an aquarium is not a place to expect good, cheap food. These places know that you'll be hungry and you'll pay it.
We spent about 5 hours or so at the Georgia Aquarium. There was so much to see and do. We had a hard to pulling ourselves away from each exhibit to move on to the next. We made sure to see the AT&T Dolphin Celebration show, which was awesome.
Ending to an Amazing Day
On our way back to the hotel, I quickly scanned Trip Advisor to find the best place to eat dinner. I found a restaurant called Cuban Diner, which is located in Marietta, Georgia. It's in a strip mall, which my husband wasn't too thrilled about. When we walked in, he completely changed his mind. The smell of the food cooking alone was enough to make anyone drool. This was our first time having Cuban food and the waitress was very helpful. She suggested the Ropa Vieja, Traditional Lechon (shredded garlic pork), with sides of yucca fries and Maduro's (sweet fried plantains). The food was so incredibly delicious! It was such an experience that years later my husband and I still talk about that one meal. Our girls ate everything that we ate and they loved it.
If you're planning a road trip to the Georgia Aquarium, be sure to visit their website for all of their hours and information that you'll need to plan your exciting trip.
No compensation was received for this road trip to the Georgia Aquarium. It was our own family paid trip.
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