Lesli Peterson

About Lesli

Lesli Peterson

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.

She manages 365AtlantaTraveler, a blog that makes new adventures discoverable for nearly half-a-million monthly Atlanta Travelers who seek the best combination of hot spots and hidden gems in, around, and from the South.

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

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

Georgia's Best Parks for Outdoor Lovers
10Best List

Although Atlanta is a bustling city, there is also lots of green space within the city and surrounding suburbs. Atlantans enjoy getting out and walking, running or even taking their dogs out to the park for a fun...


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...