Whether you are planning an active or indulgent visit, the Atlanta BeltLine has something for everyone. Built on the former railway corridor of Atlanta, the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail is a series of pathways and parks featuring outdoor art installations.
Start the morning in Old Fourth Ward Park and pick up breakfast to-go at Parish for a casual picnic. Parish is right along the BeltLine Trail so you can head north for a few miles or stop at the Bicycle Barn to rent bikes for the day or just a couple of hours. Take in the unique outdoor art installations and enjoy some of the best people watching.
Your travels will take you into Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s very own version of Central Park. If you happen to visit on a Saturday morning, stroll through The Green Market at Piedmont Park featuring goods by local craftsmen. Explore the area by going on a walkabout lunch or head back along the BeltLine to make your way through Ponce City Market, Atlanta’s foodie heaven. Indulge in libations and culinary delights galore! Whether you’re craving oysters, Cuban, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, burgers or fried chicken you can create your own eclectic dining experience. Take your tour 10 floors up to The Roof at Skyline Park to enjoy panoramic views of Atlanta skyline while playing putt-putt and great fun with classic carnival games, rides and treats.
Now that you have had plenty of fun, it is time to relax. Enjoy live music at Superica for authentic Tex-Mex cuisine at Krog Street Market, just a little further south along the BeltLine or sit on the patio at TWO Urban Licks, a local Atlanta favorite.
Since there are many neighborhoods connected by the BeltLine (five in total), it’s worth venturing off the “beaten path” to explore them further.
Start your day at local favorite Murphy’s in the Virginia Highlands for breakfast. Indulge in some of the best biscuits in town and true Atlanta southern hospitality. Stroll down North Highland Avenue and discover local boutiques and galleries. You will run into Freedom Park, Atlanta’s largest linear park at just over 200 acres of rolling green space. View their variety of art installations and for a dose of history stop at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Carter Center.
You have now returned to the entrance of the BeltLine Eastside Trail. Stroll down to Inman Park, known as Atlanta’s first suburb and one of the most popular in-town neighborhoods. Swing by Krog Street Market again, but explore inside, designed like a high-end food hall for a tasty lunch. Grab a burger or sandwich at Fred’s Meat and Bread, Mediterranean delights from Yalla and a sweet treat at Jeni’s Ice Cream.
For another Historical element, continue on the BeltLine Eastside Trail to Oakland Cemetery for a tour at dusk. The cemetery is the resting place for many famous Atlantans, including Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell and Ivan Allen Jr. After your tour, enjoy a casual al fresco dinner on the rooftop of, appropriately named, Six Feet Under for fresh seafood and incredible views of the Atlanta skyline.