Dana Hazels Seith

Correspondent

  • Atlanta, GA, USA

Dana Hazels Seith is a correspondent who lives in Atlanta and covers the area for Forbes Travel Guide. Seith is a Southern-based lifestyle freelance writer and editor with an emphasis on food and drink, culture, family and travel who has lived in places as exotic as Hawaii and as ordinary as Kansas. When not writing, Seith is searching for ohm on a yoga mat or exploring the best restaurant patios in the city. Her work has appeared in DailyCandy, MSN.com, Southern Living, Atlanta Magazine and The Atlantan.

  • On March 22, 2013
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    What are the best day trips near Atlanta?

    If you have a Saturday with nothing on the agenda, you cannot go wrong with a visit to the college town of Athens. Located about 70 miles east of Atlanta, the home of the University of Georgia has great restaurants (I especially love Five & Ten and the amazing vegetarian spot, the Grit), concert venues (historic 40 Watt), and boutiques galore.

    Less than two hours Southeast of Atlanta is Lake Oconee and you’ll feel like you’re hundreds more miles away from the city that that. It’s a fabulous place to unwind, especially at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. This is rustic elegance at its finest. 

    The planned, eco-friendly community of Serenbe is a fantastic place to unplug. Get in touch with nature here in the tranquil setting. Serenbe also has a lovely shopping district and great restaurant (the Hil) make it a perfect day trip that will likely leave you feeling recharged.
  • On March 22, 2013
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    What are the best boutique hotels in Atlanta?

    Courtesy of the Artmore Hotel While Atlanta has a countless number of large hotels to choose from, my favorites are more of the charming variety, giving a stay in the city a one-of-a-kind experience.  

    The Artmore. The Spanish style hotel is a bit off the beaten path with its location in a quieter section of Midtown. It is the perfect size with 102 rooms and 33 suites. Bonus—the Artmore’s courtyard is fantastic for an after-dinner-drink during warm weather months.

    Meliã. While this is a chain, the Meliã Atlanta is the first location in the United States. The Spanish hotel is a hotspot, especially during summer months as its rooftop pool is the place to see and be seen.

    Two downtown hotels I like are the Glenn and the Ellis. Both boast great lobbies and unique rooms chicly styled. The Glenn, particularly, is located near many conference centers including the Georgia World Congress Center and Americas Mart.
  • On March 22, 2013
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    What is the weather like right now in Atlanta?

    March in Atlanta is picturesque weather. It is eagerly anticipated following February’s less than ideal weather. If ever there was a month that isn’t the time to visit, it’s February, where the month dominates cold, rainy, and gray weather. March is a welcome change with folks excited about patio season approaching.

    Springtime in Atlanta has loads of festivals, making weekends perfect for spending time outdoors. The Dogwood Festival (held every April) is one of the most well known festivals and it’s named for the flower that’s in bloom this time of year. Cherry blossoms and Azaleas will also be prevalent with lovely hydrangeas to soon follow.

    The only caveat, which locals somehow manage to get used to, is the pollen. It is completely normal to see cars covered in thick blankets of a greenish-yellow haze of pollen. Springtime pollen in Atlanta is not for the faint of heart; so while the weather is absolutely perfect, remember to pack plenty of antihistamine.
  • On March 22, 2013
    Dana Hazels Seith answered the question: Dana Hazels Seith

    What is the weather like right now in Atlanta?

    March in Atlanta is picturesque weather. It is eagerly anticipated following February’s less than ideal weather. If ever there was a month that isn’t the time to visit, it’s February, where the month dominates cold, rainy, and gray weather. March is a welcome change with folks excited about patio season approaching.

    Springtime in Atlanta has loads of festivals, making weekends perfect for spending time outdoors. The Dogwood Festival (held every April) is one of the most well known festivals and it’s named for the flower that’s in bloom this time of year. Cherry blossoms and Azaleas will also be prevalent with lovely hydrangeas to soon follow.

    The only caveat, which locals somehow manage to get used to, is the pollen. It is completely normal to see cars covered in thick blankets of a greenish-yellow haze of pollen. Springtime pollen in Atlanta is not for the faint of heart; so while the weather is absolutely perfect, remember to pack plenty of antihistamine.
  • On March 22, 2013
    Dana Hazels Seith answered the question: Dana Hazels Seith

    What is the weather like right now in Atlanta?

    March in Atlanta is picturesque weather. It is eagerly anticipated following February’s less than ideal weather. If ever there was a month that isn’t the time to visit, it’s February, where the month dominates cold, rainy, and gray weather. March is a welcome change with folks excited about patio season approaching.

    Springtime in Atlanta has loads of festivals, making weekends perfect for spending time outdoors. The Dogwood Festival (held every April) is one of the most well known festivals and it’s named for the flower that’s in bloom this time of year. Cherry blossoms and Azaleas will also be prevalent with lovely hydrangeas to soon follow.

    The only caveat, which locals somehow manage to get used to, is the pollen. It is completely normal to see cars covered in thick blankets of a greenish-yellow haze of pollen. Springtime pollen in Atlanta is not for the faint of heart; so while the weather is absolutely perfect, remember to pack plenty of antihistamine.
  • On March 12, 2013
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  • On March 4, 2013
    Dana Hazels Seith answered the question: Dana Hazels Seith

    What are the best hotels in Atlanta?

    Courtesy of PWP Studios Like most major cities, hotels in Atlanta range from elegant suites with stellar service, to one-of-a-kind rooms in a boutique setting.

    Our luxurious picks include the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star St. Regis, in Buckhead, the Five-Star Four Seasons in Midtown, the Four-Star Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead and the Four-Star Mandarin Oriental (formerly the Mansion on Peachtree) also in Buckhead. Service is stellar at all of these hotels, so expect to be pampered in high style.

    If something a bit more low-key is your speed, there are plenty of boutique hotels to choose from. We especially like to stay at the Ellis or the Glenn, both located Downtown, and the Lowes, which we adore, in Midtown. All three have lively lobbies, and unique rooms.

    Several spots outside the city include the Inn at Serenbe and the Four-Star Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation at Lake Oconee, which exude rustic elegance.
  • On March 4, 2013
    Dana Hazels Seith answered the question: Dana Hazels Seith

    What are the best hotels in Atlanta?

    Courtesy of PWP Studios Like most major cities, hotels in Atlanta range from elegant suites with five-star service, to one-of-a-kind rooms in a boutique setting.

    Our luxurious picks include the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star St. Regis, in Buckhead, the Five-Star Four Seasons in Midtown, the Four-Star Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead and the Four-Star Mandarin Oriental (formerly the Mansion on Peachtree) also in Buckhead. Service is stellar at all of these hotels, so expect to be pampered in high style.

    If something a bit more low-key is your speed, there are plenty of boutique hotels to choose from. We especially like to stay at the Ellis or the Glenn, both located Downtown, and the Lowes, which we adore, in Midtown. All three have lively lobbies, and unique rooms.

    Several spots outside the city include the Inn at Serenbe and the Four-Star Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation at Lake Oconee, which exude rustic elegance.
  • On February 26, 2013
    Dana Hazels Seith answered the question: Dana Hazels Seith

    What are the best hotels in Atlanta?

    Courtesy of PWP Studios Like most major cities, hotels in Atlanta range from elegant suites with five-star service, to one-of-a-kind rooms in a boutique setting.

    Our luxurious picks include the St. Regis, in Buckhead, Four Seasons in Midtown and the Mandarin Oriental (formerly the Mansion on Peachtree) also in Buckhead. Service is stellar at all three of these hotels, so expect to be pampered in high style.

    If something a bit more low-key is your speed, there are plenty of boutique hotels to choose from. We especially like to stay at the Ellis or the Glenn, both located Downtown, and the Lowes, which we adore, in Midtown. All three have lively lobbies, and unique rooms.

    Several spots outside the city include the Inn at Serenbe and The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation at Lake Oconee, which exude rustic elegance.
  • On February 26, 2013
    Dana Hazels Seith answered the question: Dana Hazels Seith

    What are the best golf courses in Atlanta?

    Courtesy of Sean Akins Productions When the hometown hero is Bobby Jones, you can bet Atlanta has solid places to swing a golf club. While Atlanta’s private clubs are some of the best in the Southeast, there are several public courses that are worth a trip to the fairway.

    Stone Mountain Golf Club. Hit the links on two good courses here including the challenging Stonemont and resort-style Lakemont.  And Stonemont’s opening hole was, until recently, rated as the hardest par four in the state.

    The Frog. Located off I-20 in Villa Rica sits one of the best public courses around. Rated 4.5 stars by “Golf Digest,” the Frog is one of the best in the state and plays host to several celebrity tournaments throughout the year.

    Charlie Yates. Adjacent to East Lake Golf Club (which is the site of the PGA’s annual season-ending Tour Championship) is an 18-hole executive course minutes from many in-town neighborhoods. Players also love Charlie Yates for its large natural turf driving range.
  • On February 25, 2013
    Dana Hazels Seith answered the question: Dana Hazels Seith

    What are the best golf courses in Atlanta?

    Courtesy of Sean Akins Productions When the hometown hero is Bobby Jones, you can bet Atlanta has solid places to swing a golf club. While Atlanta’s private clubs are some of the best in the Southeast, there are several public courses that are worth a trip to the fairway.

    Stone Mountain Golf Club. Hit the links on two good courses here including the challenging Stonemont and resort-style Lakemont.  And Stonemont’s opening hole was, until recently, rated as the hardest par four in the state.

    The Frog. Located off I-20 in Villa Rica sits one of the best public courses around. Rated 4.5 stars by “Golf Digest,” the Frog is one of the best in the state and plays host to several celebrity tournaments throughout the year.

    Charlie Yates. Adjacent to East Lake Golf Club (which is the site of the PGA’s annual season-ending Tour Championship) is an 18-hole executive course minutes from many in-town neighborhoods. Players also love Charlie Yates for its large natural turf driving range.
  • On February 25, 2013
    Dana Hazels Seith answered the question: Dana Hazels Seith

    What are the best golf courses in Atlanta?

    Courtesy of Sean Akins Productions When the hometown hero is Bobby Jones, you can bet Atlanta has solid places to swing a golf club. While Atlanta’s private clubs are some of the best in the Southeast, there are several public courses that are worth a trip to the fairway.

    Stone Mountain Golf Club. Hit the links on two good courses here including the challenging Stonemont and resort-style Lakemont.  And Stonemont’s opening hole was, until recently, rated as the hardest par four in the state.

    The Frog. Located off I-20 in Villa Rica sits one of the best public courses around. Rated 4.5 stars by “Golf Digest,” the Frog is one of the best in the state and plays host to several celebrity tournaments throughout the year.

    Charlie Yates. Adjacent to East Lake Golf Club (which is the site of the PGA’s annual season-ending Tour Championship) is an 18-hole executive course minutes from many in-town neighborhoods. Players also love Charlie Yates for its large natural turf driving range.
  • On February 25, 2013
    Dana Hazels Seith answered the question: Dana Hazels Seith

    What are the best golf courses in Atlanta?

    Courtesy of Sean Akins Productions When the hometown hero is Bobby Jones, you can bet Atlanta has solid places to swing a golf club. While Atlanta’s private clubs are some of the best in the Southeast, there are several public courses that are worth a trip to the fairway.

    Stone Mountain Golf Club. Hit the links on two good courses here including the challenging Stonemont and resort-style Lakemont.  And Stonemont’s opening hole was, until recently, rated as the hardest par four in the state.

    The Frog. Located off I-20 in Villa Rica sits one of the best public courses around. Rated 4.5 stars by “Golf Digest,” the Frog is one of the best in the state and plays host to several celebrity tournaments throughout the year.

    Charlie Yates. Adjacent to East Lake Golf Club (which is the site of the PGA’s annual season-ending Tour Championship) is an 18-hole executive course minutes from many in-town neighborhoods. Players also love Charlie Yates for its large natural turf driving range.
  • On February 24, 2013
    Dana Hazels Seith answered the question: Dana Hazels Seith

    Where are the best places to hear live music in Atlanta?

    From big-name artists traveling with an entourage, to unsigned acts, Atlanta’s longtime been a destination on many music tours. Our favorite haunts have charm that cannot be replicated. 

    Eddie’s Attic. John Mayer, Sugarland, and the Indigo Girls all have played at the intimate Decatur hotspot for live music, Eddie’s Attic.

    Tabernacle. On any give night, the historic Tabernacle hosts some of the best performers in the country. Its stage has seen likes of everyone from comedian Lisa Lampanelli, to mainstream acts like Fun.

    Variety Playhouse. Located in the very eclectic section of town known as Little Five Points (or L5P), the Variety Playhouse is a great place to see bands in an intimate setting. With both standing and theatre-style seats available, there’s not a bad seat in the house.

    Fox Theatre. On the National Historic Register, the Fox is classic Atlanta and its more than 4,600-seat theatre is the premier spot to see everything from touring Broadway acts, to movies, and bands.
  • On February 24, 2013
    Dana Hazels Seith answered the question: Dana Hazels Seith

    Where are the best places to hear live music in Atlanta?

    From big-name artists traveling with an entourage, to unsigned acts, Atlanta’s longtime been a destination on many music tours. Our favorite haunts have charm that cannot be replicated. 

    Eddie’s Attic. John Mayer, Sugarland, and the Indigo Girls all have played at the intimate Decatur hotspot for live music, Eddie’s Attic.

    Tabernacle. On any give night, the historic Tabernacle hosts some of the best performers in the country. Its stage has seen likes of everyone from comedian Lisa Lampanelli, to mainstream acts like Fun.

    Variety Playhouse. Located in the very eclectic section of town known as Little Five Points (or L5P), the Variety Playhouse is a great place to see bands in an intimate setting. With both standing and theatre-style seats available, there’s not a bad seat in the house.

    Fox Theatre. On the National Historic Register, the Fox is classic Atlanta and its more than 4,600-seat theatre is the premier spot to see everything from touring Broadway acts, to movies, and bands.