Best Attractions & Activities, Parks: Piedmont Park is Atlanta's Central Park, or at least a mini version of it. Among all the skyscrapers in the Midtown area, this is a beautiful piece of green. There are paved trails that many like to come and roller blade on a weekend afternoon. There's even a dog park for fido. Besides the green space, there's a beautiful pond, a swimming pool, tennis and basketball are available too. People of all different types play at Piedmont Park, so everyone is welcome and no on is out of place. There are lots of free events, so check online sites to see the latest about events at the Park.
Free Things to Do: Catch a 360-degree view of the jaw-dropping Midtown Atlanta skyline at Atlanta's own version of Central Park. Walking trails, a running track, a playground, soccer fields, a swimming pool and a dog park are just a few of the perks to this sprawling city park. Open during daylight hours all year long, it attracts a wide-range of people looking for a fun, free way to enjoy being outdoors. Spend the afternoon jogging alongside the lake or simply throw down a blanket and catch a few rays. Food trucks are a common occurrence, particularly in the summer, so be sure to bring some extra cash just in case. Given its central location and abundant green space, it's also a popular location for various festivals and events held throughout the year.
Family Vacations: This peaceful oasis is popular with busy Atlantans. Enjoy a picnic and an inspiring skyline view, or try out the wealth of leisure opportunities, including swimming, tennis, cycling, in-line skating, soccer, and football. You can even get a history lesson while you enjoy the great outdoors by reading plaques commemorating Civil War battles and other historic events that took place in the area. Piedmont Park hosts numerous concerts and festivals as well. MARTA: Midtown or Arts Center
Local Expert Kelly Skinner Says:
Best Attractions & Activities: "Park at the Atlanta Botanical Garden deck."
Free Things to Do: "Plan ahead. Call a few friends and pack a lunch, a book and a Frisbee. Make a day out of it."
Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Atlantans take in the great outdoors and enjoy a sense of community at this friendly, beautiful place.
Best for Free Things to Do Because: Gorgeous views of the skyline paired with ample acreage of green space make for an idyllic way to spend an alfresco afternoon on the cheap.