After your first day in Atlanta strolling the Botanical Gardens and Downtown, spend day two on Atlanta’s popular greenway, the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail. It’s 100 percent walkable and provides plenty of opportunities for people-watching and outdoors time. If you’d prefer to ride rather than walk to each destination along the Beltline, rent a scooter or a rideshare bicycle, which are scattered all along the trail.
Begin your morning in Inman Park at food hall Krog Street Market, where local bakery Little Tart Bakeshop sells croissants and coffee, or at nearby Revolution Doughnuts, which often has a line out the door for its innovative doughnuts.
After breakfast, hop on the nearby Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail for some exercise and people-watching. Head south to see the street art at Krog Street Tunnel, or head north to watch the skateboarders at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Check out the many Art on the Atlanta Beltline displays along the way.
For lunch, nestle into one of the many Beltline-facing restaurants. Try New Realm Brewing for pub bites, beer, a downtown skyline view, and a game of cornhole. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall has camping-inspired eats, go to Nina & Rafi for pizza, or hit Muchacho for tacos, toast, and poke bowls. All of these restaurants have ample patio space for a meal in the sunshine.
Head north on the Beltline to Piedmont Park to laze in the meadow, stroll the park trails, and take in the iconic view of the Midtown skyline.
Hop back on the Beltline and backtrack south to spend the latter half of the afternoon shopping at the epic, adaptive reuse retail hub Ponce City Market, which has about 50 different stores. Don’t miss Citizens Supply for local, handmade goods.
Choose from the eclectic selection of food stall options and sit-down restaurants in the Ponce City Market Central Food Hall — Indian street food, biltong, Latin-inspired dishes, hot dogs, Szechuan-inspired dishes, a fish shack, etc. Or take the elevator to The Roof for dinner and a skyline view at 9 Mile Station.
Close out your night by having a cocktail on The Roof at the Roaring Twenties-inspired bar RFD Social, then dive into some mini-golf, ring toss, and Skee-Ball at PCM’s vintage rooftop fairground Skyline Park.