The Coolest Outdoor Hangouts in Atlanta

Fall for Atlanta's best places to chill outdoors.
  • Atlantans love Grant Park.
    Atlantans love Grant Park.
  • Piedmont Park is home to lots of favorite festivals. (Sarah Johnson photo)
    Piedmont Park is home to lots of favorite festivals. (Sarah Johnson photo)

Where should you go outdoors in the fall in Atlanta? Autumn in ATL is an excellent time to bundle up (if it's chilly) and get some fresh air. Here are a few of the best spots to catch a little vitamin D and a breeze.

  • The Atlanta BeltLine: The loop that will one day connect 45 different neighborhoods in Atlanta features several trails, green spaces and outdoor places to rest and eat.

  • Piedmont Park: Atlanta’s most famous park is home to several festivals throughout the year, including music festivals like Music Midtown, arts festivals like the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and food festivals like the Atlanta Food Truck Festival.

  • Grant Park: Atlanta is known as “the city in the trees,” and nowhere is more leafy green (or orange in the fall)  than Grant Park.

  • Skyline Park: The rooftop of Ponce City Market is a great place to not only enjoy the city’s horizon, but also to play mini-golf, midway games and just hang out.

  • Decatur Square: Take MARTA a short ride to the heart of Decatur and spend time roaming around the shops, eateries, pubs and music venues in the area.

Beth Clark is a writer and foodie who loves to roam around Atlanta, uncovering the city's quirky, glam, upscale and down-home character. Curiosity is her compass, and you'll find her writing on


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