- Eileen Falkenberg-Hull for The AJC
Whether you're planning a day out in Atlanta in celebration of a promotion, reliving the sorority days, or getting a group of girls from the office together, here's what you need to plan the perfect Atlanta's girls day and night out:
Go to Therapy
You can't go wrong with getting your body in prime working order. Choosing one or more of these body-enhancing therapies to start your day of fun will help get you there.
Buckhead Court Shopping Center, 3872 Roswell Road, #A2, Atlanta. 404-890-7066.
A trip into this icy chamber may aid in recovery, ease pain, reduce inflammation and improve overall health and wellness. Cryotherapy will lower the your skin surface temperature to 30 degrees Fahrenheit in 30 seconds or less, then maintain that temperature for two to three minutes.
205 Town Blvd, #A-240, Atlanta. 404-500-1831.
2221 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite Q, Atlanta. 404-343-4973.
Head over to their Brookhaven or Buckhead location where licensed medical professionals will customize a treatment especially for you then hook you up to an IV in a spa-like environment to cure you of ailments such as nausea or heartburn or give your immunity a boost.
Take a different all-natural approach to body beauty with the Arden's Garden Grand Slam, available at most locations throughout the Atlanta area. A series of four shots made up of one ounce each of four juices: wheatgrass, ginger, lemon and cranberry. Each potent, the overall effect is meant to leave you invigorated.
No need to schedule a full salon day to get your nails, make-up, and hair done. Atlanta has plenty of places that can host you and your gal pals for a treatment or two.
659 Auburn Ave #253, Atlanta. 404-525-8344.
Specializing in waxing from brows to bottoms, WAX's Studioplex location has plenty of space for a group but offers private rooms for when it comes time to get your service. Want your nails done? They offer full nail service, too.
3722 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. 404-549-8007.
Offering blowouts, this Buckhead pseudo-salon will get your primped with a look that will hold throughout the day. DreamDry also offers make-up application.
Woo Skincare + Cosmetics or Bluemercury
Both of these cosmetic shops offer spa services like facials, peels and make-up application. While you're waiting for your friends to finish up their treatments, you will have plenty of products to be introduced to in their shops.
No Fright, Just Flights
Now that your group is looking and feeling their best, it's time to avoid the family eating hour and grab a glass or a flight of adult beverages before dinner.
3974 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta. 404-841-1032.
Terra Terroir seems proud of its location in a “strip mall,” between the nail spa and the McDonald’s. It’s just proof that you shouldn’t judge a restaurant by its neighbors. It’s even more proud of the seven Awards of Excellence bestowed on it by Wine Spectator. Sommelier Chris Driollet has a great name and a great palate.
254 West Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-373-5507.
Pinewood's extensive list of flights gives your group of girls the perfect reason to stop by. Whether you're in the mood for whiskey, scotch, or gin, there's flight with a label's name on it for you.
327 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 404-343-4404.
The low-key Westside barbecue joint is now serving up whiskey flights. Your taste buds will get a jump with 15-20 whiskeys to choose from. Most of the whiskeys offered are small batch with mainstays rounding out the list.
The Main Meal
Every girls day out should end with a great meal and Atlanta's hottest dining scene is all in one place these days - along the Beltline. All that's left to choose is what type of atmosphere you're looking for.
684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta. 404-458-6838.
Ready to go casual after a day of pampering and fun? Ladybird's low-key atmosphere makes indulging easy and their Base Camp meals are designed to feed three to four people - perfect for a group of girls.
99 Krog St NE, Atlanta. 770-434-2400.
If you and the girls love to try something new, head to Krog Street Market where there's something for everyone. Whether it's tapas from Bar Mercado, a Philly cheesesteak from Fred's Meat & Bread, dumplings at Gu's, or chili con queso at Superica, you cannot go wrong.
820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta. 404-522-4622.
The Atlanta date night standby is perfect for a girls night out. Big booths, a private room and a patio that overlooks the Beltline mean that there is great space for an evening filled with delicious food.
Remember, Atlanta's best girls days and nights out end with a ride home from Uber, taxi, or a designated driver.
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