The BeltLine is a mutli-use trail that is slowly transforming the city by encouraging independent transportation, adding a little more green space, and providing businesses a chance to truly flourish! It quickly became the most popular destination for all outdoor-loving locals and visitors of Atlanta. “Let’s go on the BeltLine” is a very common phrase on days with perfect weather- so now that Spring has arrived, I am giving you some insight to my favorite places to stop along the beaten path.
One of the best aspects about the BeltLine is how easy it is to access some of the finest restaurants in the city. I have spent many a memorable day with friends exploring new eateries by snacking at different spots by the trail. The greatest part is- you never get too full because of simultaneously burning off the calories! Not to mention, the choices for places to eat at are numerous: you can visit the modernized, food-halls like Krog Street or Ponce City Market. Another option is to step off into Inman Park and enjoy a meal on any of the beautiful covered patios: you can get a plate of small sandwiches at Victory Sandwich Bar, munch on Spanish tapas at Barcelona, or share an array of tacos at Bartaco. Trust me when I say you will be able to find any cuisine you desire at any time of the day- the more you wander, the more you’ll discover!
It is no surprise that the BeltLine has become such a popular place to drink! Every couple of feet there is a balcony to people-watch from or a patio to relax on with beverage in hand. There is something for everyone when it comes to finding a great spot to enjoy a refreshment: whether it be on one of the trail-adjacent stools of Three Heart Roastery with a perfectly-brewed cup of coffee, on the roof of New Realm Brewing sipping on a local beer, or even throwing corn hole at Ladybird’s outdoor bar with a craft cocktail to-go. There are even pub crawls that occur year-round if you want to stop at multiple places in a row!
My favorite thing about the BeltLine is the endless amount of activities to do and places to visit a long the trail- it motivates visitors and locals to stay active and keeps them entertained. I suggest renting a bike (or bringing your own) if you want to get the most out of your visit. This also allows you to tour at your own pace- bike racks are stationed in front of every major cluster of businesses so that you can step off whenever you want. One option is to stop in one the green spaces, like Piedmont Park, and have a meal al fresco. There are also many shops to visit: I definitely recommend going into Paris on Ponce, which is a warehouse-style marketplace for antiques & oddities of all kinds. You can spend hours walking around in there!
Just like the city of Atlanta, the BeltLine is constantly growing. There is always a new bar to visit, statue to photograph, or store to explore. Now that the weather is ideal, make sure to venture out and see everything that the trail has to offer!
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