Things to do in Altanta : Atlanta Beltline

We didn’t have any real plans for Labor Day, so we decided to go do something we have never done before.  We headed to midtown and walked the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside trail near Piedmont Park. Sometimes I question if we have even covered the tip of the iceberg of things to do in Atlanta. And as “native” Atlantans we should probably be ashamed. I am, but that just means we have new things to enjoy, so it’s kind of a win, right?

The Beltline is a 33-mile old railroad corridor that has been turned into trails for walking, biking, and let’s face it, people watching. It’s a fascinating redevelopment program which links major city parks and neighborhoods. What’s even better is that it is a place for temporary art to be created by local artists and enjoyed by the public.

There are green spaces.

Atlanta Beltline East

Graffiti abounds.

Atlanta Beltline East

It’s an artist’s canvas.

Atlanta Beltline East

Atlanta Beltline East
Altanta Beltline East

Our strolls lead us to Ponce City Market where we discovered several new eateries that we cannot wait to try. While we had already eaten Indian prior to arrival, we did not pass up the chance to visit King of Pops. Seriously fabulous Popsicles. We all had the raspberry lime, as seen on my Instagram account, which was refreshing and delightfully full of sweet and tart flavor. I also had my eye on Pineapple Habenero but decided to wait for that one. We will be back, though.

I love that there are four main trails on the Beltline, which means a new adventure the next few times we visit. I’m already looking forward to visiting again this fall when the weather cools.

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