How To Do A Road Trip From Atlanta To LA

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How To Do A Road Trip From Atlanta To LA

A road trip has always been on my bucket list, but with today’s social and professional demands, the question always becomes: who has the time? But when I found my move-out date from my apartment in Atlanta and my move-in date for my new place in Los Angeles inching closer and closer, suddenly there was no better option than to take my things on the road.

Over six days, one of my besties and I drove the 2,175 miles from Georgia to California, stopping at amazing locations in between with distinct cultures, restful accommodations, and incredible cuisine. The trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I’d encourage anyone to consider, which is why I put the guide below together to show you how we did it.

STOP 1: MEMPHIS

We left Atlanta around 5pm on a Friday headed toward Memphis, TN, with my Jeep Grand Cherokee full of all of my belongings. The drive is just short of six hours and with Memphis being in the central time zone, we arrived in the Home of the Blues around 10 pm local time.

How To Do A Road Trip From Atlanta To LA
Credit: Courtesy of ARRIVE by Palisociety

One thing I was adamant about on this unexpected adventure, was staying in hotels that had character and ARRIVE Memphis has that in abundance. With just 62 rooms, the staff is able to deliver the kind of personal touch customer service that makes a stay unforgettable — much like the smell of the fresh bread that’s made in the property’s all-day bakery and café, Hustle & Dough. Vice & Virtue is also on site brewing up the best local coffee the city has to offer.

How To Do A Road Trip From Atlanta To LA

Charming is the way I’d describe our double room which had industrial touches like a brick wall and furniture with iron accents as well as floral wall paper and a wooden barn door for bathroom privacy. For those used to chain hotels in major cities, the size of the bedroom and bathroom will be a welcome –and spacious —…