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Lesli Peterson, Atlanta Local Expert

About Lesli

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. She now serves as the Family Travel Ambassador for Georgia, freelances for several publications and manages 365AtlantaFamily, a blog about traveling with kids and not for them.

When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Special Interests

Lesli knows a lot about:

  • Georgia's Hidden Gems
  • North Georgia Hiking
  • Bacon, Whiskey, and Gluten-Free

Lesli's Special Recommendations for Atlanta

Embrace Atlanta's nickname, "City in a Forest" with dozens of in-town hikes that meander through the city's unique neighborhoods. 

10Best Lists by Lesli Peterson


Ponce City Market: Where community is a verb

Ponce City Market's artisanal eateries, upscale retail shops and rooftop experience – with a modern twist on amusement parks of old – will win you over to the neighborhood attraction. The effort put into...