The Grant Park neighborhood in the Eastside is known for its Victorian mansions and Craftsman bungalows, quaint small businesses, and restaurants. Its namesake park is a gem, the oldest municipal park in Atlanta. Spend a day strolling the park’s walking trails or visit Zoo Atlanta. The park also has a pool, tennis courts, playground, and pond. The Sunday farmers market is a local favorite, drawing neighbors and locals from all over the city.
You might think of Atlanta as a sprawling metropolis full of concrete and cars, but the city has plenty of green space to enjoy. Just when you think you can’t handle the buzz, a lush green oasis appears for a rewarding breath of fresh air. You’ll find parks large and small dotted throughout the city, so it is easy to find a spot to unwind under the shade of a tree. Regardless of the season, the best parks in Atlanta offer respite, fresh air, and access to nature.
Many parks offer the best of both worlds — the Beltline is an oasis of green parks, biking and walking paths, water features, and trees that abuts some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. Pristine parks sit adjacent to museums and other Atlanta attractions, and many of the city’s farmers' markets take place in Atlanta parks. One of the best things to do with kids in Atlanta? Head to a park for some serious playtime. Atlanta’s parks host some of the city’s best annual events. There are state parks within a short drive, an excellent way to recharge amidst pristine natural beauty.
Whether you’re looking for a picnic spot, a place to exercise, or just a little nature to refresh the mind, head to one of these Atlanta parks.
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