Travel opens our eyes to new places, experiences, foods, and so much more. We love our many hotel destinations because each has so much to offer, making guests want to return again and again.

When guests stay at Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta they receive a warm Southern welcome and can enjoy all the Atlanta area has in store. What travelers might not know is that Gwinnett County is hub of Georgia’s Korean community, and visiting allows a glimpse into a rich and vibrant culture that includes great food, shopping, spas, and entertainment.


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Gwinnett is referred to as “the Seoul of the South”, and you should bring your appetite to fully enjoy the Korean cuisine, which has become a large part of the fabric of the area.  Explore Gwinnett shares information on just some of the foods you might feast on when you visit:

“Steamed pork belly. Kimchi. Samgyetang soup. These dishes have become standards on Gwinnett’s menu, as common as fried chicken and potato salad. Ordering a carafe of Soju is as easy as pouring a pitcher of iced tea. You’ll find traditional Korean desserts from rice cakes to shaved ice at Tree Story Bakery & Cafe, Chinese-Korean cuisine at Fungmei and classic Korean street food snacks like Kimbap and Ddukbokki at Yummy Place. These are a few favorites of hundreds of family-run Korean restaurants in Duluth.”

Many Korean restaurants and shops are within walking distance or are a short drive from the hotel, making it easy to immerse yourself in the local experience. If you’d prefer a guided tour, keep an eye out for periodic Seoul of the South tours with Explore Gwinnett.

Read more about what to do and see when you stay at Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta.