From Centennial Park to the sprawling Georgia Aquarium, historic Inman Park to the bustling streets of Ponce City Market, the city of Atlanta has a way with exciting scenery that’s hard to top. No matter when you find your travel plans bringing you this direction, it’s likely that the list of places you want to see stops you want to make and restaurants you’re hoping to savor is as lengthy as it is thrilling. While it’s tempting to pack a bag full of travel goodies for any and all situations you might encounter in the city, taking time to travel light is a sure way to make the most of your time spent exploring. When you’re hoping to whittle it down to the essentials and focus on the fun, here are three tips for a light Atlanta travel.
Saving Space During Winter
It’s easy to assume that Atlanta’s location in the south makes it a year-round warm weather destination, but this isn’t always the case. Atlanta is prone to winter weather that comes with chillier temperatures and if you travel at this time of year, it’s likely that you’ll need to dedicate space in the suitcase to layers and bulkier and heavier clothing and coats overall. Space-saving vacuum bags can reduce the burden on your suitcase caused by these bulky coats. If you’re flying to Atlanta, you can also opt to wear your cold weather gear on the flight, saving room in your bags for souvenirs on the return trip!
Make 2/3 the Limit
You might tell yourself you don’t need anything else, but then you’ll inevitably stumble upon that perfect souvenir, or maybe two, during your Atlanta adventure. Leave the stress of having to figure out how to get it all home behind by dedicating yourself to only packing your suitcase two-thirds of the way full for your trip. This strategy allows for plenty of extra space on the return for those items you just don’t want to leave behind. Not only will this make your route to Atlanta lighter, but coming back, the extra weight won’t be such a hassle to maneuver since you’ll be well on your way to unpacking soon.
Fold and Go Packing
It’s likely that your Atlanta travel plans will have you out exploring and enjoying the city during the day before heading out to restaurants or bars in the evening. Packing full sets of shoes, and particularly for women, packing extra heels for the transition between events can be a hassle. Instead of taking up space with shoe bulk, consider purchasing a pair of fold-up ballet slippers to get the same job done. These elegant flats can be wadded up and put in a purse during sightseeing and easily swapped out when you’re ready for an evening out.
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