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  • Atlanta BeltLine

    Walk, bike, run on the Atlanta BeltLine

    Explore miles of the Atlanta BeltLine by foot or on two wheels. Once you work up an appetite, stop in one of the many restaurants along the path to relax and refuel. With all the changing artwork, unique neighborhood shops and restaurants, the BeltLine is an easy way to stay active in Atlanta.

    Atlantic Station

    Treat yourself

    See a movie, concert, BB&T Atlanta Open match or a Cirque du Soleil show. Then shop at major retailers and find a local boutique in this walkable, outdoor shopping mecca. Pack a spare suitcase for all the goodies you will bring back from Atlantic Station.

    Centennial Olympic Park

    Spend an afternoon basking in the sun

    Pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy, splash around in the Fountain of Rings, enjoy a nice picnic or play on the lush green fields with Downtown views in every direction. Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame are all only steps away.

    Criminal Records


    While you’re exploring the funky Little Five Points neighborhood, be sure to flip through Criminal Records’ stellar vinyl collection. The legendary record shop is loved by hippies and hipsters alike and is featured in the hit film “Baby Driver”.

    Historic Oakland Cemetery

    Raise Your Spirits With History and Mystery

    Historic Oakland Cemetery is alive and kicking. This scenic resting place has more than 70,000 “residents” including Atlanta legends such as Margaret Mitchell, pro golfer Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first black mayor, Maynard Jackson. The cemetery also frequently hosts events including Halloween Tours, regular weekend tours and a Harvest Hunt.

    Jackson Street Bridge

    Capture A Picture Perfect Memory

    On Jackson Street Bridge, high above John Lewis Freedom Parkway, you’ll find one of Atlanta’s most scenic and photographed views. Pose for an Instagram worthy selfie with Atlanta’s downtown skyline as your backdrop. Fans of “The Walking Dead” will recognize this iconic view of the city.

    Krog Street Market

    Hang out in a hubbub-filled food hall

    If variety is the spice of life, then Krog Street Market is thriving. A bustling hub of authentic eats built into a 1920s’ warehouse space, this market has everything the stomach could crave. You can find tapas, burgers, paleo fare -- and don’t forget the thirst-quenching beverage selection. While food and drink may be the highlight, don’t miss flowers and gifts galore.

    Krog Street Tunnel

    Take in an ever-changing canvas

    Drive, bike or walk through Krog Street Tunnel, an underpass of colorful street art linking the eclectic Inman Park and Cabbagetown neighborhoods. This “community bulletin board” is a unique location for photo and music video shoots, and it’s easy to see why.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

    Walk in the footsteps of a civil rights icon

    Visit the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and see where he preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Explore his legacy at King Center and his final resting place. Then stand in the footprints of change-makers and civil rights leaders on the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park.

    Murals & Public Art

    Marvel at Magnificient Murals

    The city’s vibrant street art is on full display. Many murals come to life during annual collaborative community art events like Forward Warrior, Elevate and Living Walls. Artists are drawn to Atlanta to create these must-see canvases throughout the city. Don’t just bring your phone, bring your camera.

    Old Fourth Ward Skatepark/Historic Fourth Ward

    Ollie from dusk to dawn

    Open from sunup to 11 p.m., Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is designed for skaters of all levels. Atlanta’s first public skate park is conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail with a nearby playground and multi-use athletic fields.

    Piedmont Park

    Play hooky in Piedmont Park

    Truly experience the “city within a forest” with a walk or bike ride through Piedmont Park, home to Atlanta Botanical Garden and Lake Clara Meer. Whether you are going to a massive festival, taking a stroll at sunset with your significant other or taking your pooch to the dog park, this is the place to be on a beautiful day.

    Ponce City Market

    Sip, Shop, and Savor at Ponce City Market

    Located directly on the BeltLine, Ponce City Market is full of adventures. This former Sears, Roebuck & Co. building is home to a number of famous chef-owned restaurants, diverse quick service fare. That plus a mixture of both national and small business retail options will impress any shopper and satisfy any taste.

    The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

    Max out on luxury shopping

    Browse chic upscale boutiques in this walkable European-style shopping destination. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is your slice of the good life. Whether you are looking for Jimmy Choos, a new Louis Vuitton or the latest Warby Parker glasses, you won’t leave empty handbagged.

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