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The Atlanta Beltline

The Atlanta Beltline: Our most recommended tours and activities

Atlanta 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus

1. Atlanta 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus

Tour Atlanta from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Visit everything from Downtown to Buckhead with stops at Civil War Battleground sites and the Swan House. Take a walk along the BeltLine and admire the Buckhead mansions. From Peachtree Center, head to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park for an in-depth look at the life of Dr. King. Continue to Krog Street Market and witness the reinvention of Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. Walk along the BeltLine trail and admire the public art installations. Stop at the booming Ponce City Market - the area's largest adaptive reuse project which houses the Central Food Hall and various shops. Treat yourself at the CNN Center before continuing to Buckhead. Relax on the bus and let your guide take you on a tour of the homes of the rich and the famous in this beautiful neighborhood. See other historical sites, including The Swan House which was featured in "The Hunger Games."

Atlanta: Downtown, Midtown or Eastside Segway Tour

2. Atlanta: Downtown, Midtown or Eastside Segway Tour

Discover Atlanta in a fun and exciting way by gliding around on Segway. Learn about the rich culture and history as you explore some of the eclectic neighborhoods of this fascinating southern city. Choose one of three tours to explore different parts of Atlanta. Each segway tour begins with a 15-20 minute training session so that you feel safe and comfortable as you hit the streets on these vehicles.  On the Eastside Atlanta 2.5-hour tour, see the historic sites and neighborhoods of Atlanta on a relaxed tour that takes an in-depth look at the city’s history and culture. Meet your group at the meeting point and set off, avoiding the busy sidewalks and congested streets. Go to the Inman Park neighborhood to explore Atlanta's first planned suburb, established back in the 1890’s. Continue to the Martin Luther King National Park, located at his boyhood home on Auburn Avenue. Explore the traditionally African American neighborhood of Old Fourth Ward (O4W), where King grew up. Go to the Historic Oakland Cemetery, one of Atlanta’s largest green spaces. Cruise through Grant Park, Atlanta’s oldest public park, and look out for the renovated mill in the artistic Cabbagetown district. Along the way, your guide will stop to introduce you to some of the city's specialty stores and there may even be the chance for food tastings along the way.  On the Midtown Atlanta 2.5-hour tour, experience the soaring skyscrapers and leafy neighborhoods of Atlanta and enjoy great views of architecture and urban nature. Pass the modern skyscrapers of the Midtown Business District en route to the lovely houses of Ansley Park. Marvel at a diverse range of building styles, from opulent Tudor homes to Craftsmen and Italian Renaissance buildings in the heart of the city. Discover one of the fastest growing areas of Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park, bordered by many of the city's top attractions. Glide into Midtown, known for its diversity of restaurants that you cane come back and visit some of them after the tour. Pass the Georgia Institute of Technology, one of America’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Then, escape the hustle and bustle of the city center as you roll past the lush landscape of Atlanta Botanical Garden. Continue to Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, always alive with a range of outdoor activities.  The Downtown Atlanta 90-minute evening tour is a leisurely journey through historic Downtown Atlanta. From Atlanta’s early beginnings, the Centennial Olympics, and current day expansion. Come and see why the city is noted as the Capitol of the south. See sites including the Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Headquarters, World of Coke, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and Georgia State University. Venture into the historic Fairlie Poplar district of downtown. This tour is great for picture opportunities. You will learn, explore, and get sound recommendations on restaurants and other things to do in the area.

Atlanta: Food Tour of Inman Park and the Atlanta Beltline

3. Atlanta: Food Tour of Inman Park and the Atlanta Beltline

Experience delicious Southern Food in all its wondrous forms, from traditional to modern - often with a twist. This small-group tour only takes you to locally-owned restaurants who have won "best-of" awards for their food. In total, visit 6 award-winning restaurants with tastings at each. Some tastings will be smaller, others will be larger, but in total it equals a satisfying lunchtime meal, so come hungry! Atlanta is a city of small, interconnected neighborhoods, and historic Inman Park is one of the city’s most beloved. Over the years, it's become one of the city’s premier foodie destinations. While walking between restaurants, you'll meander through the street of Inman Park and hear the history of how this posh suburb from the 1890s became blighted in the 1960s before being resettled by urban pioneers who renovated the dilapidated Victorian homes, bringing the neighborhood back to its former glory. Then, you'll get the chance to explore the city’s rich arts scene as you walk along the Eastside Trail of Atlanta’s Beltline. The former railroad tracks have been transformed into a pedestrian trail winding through the city. This takes you over to the Krog Street Market, voted one of the country’s top food halls, offering a variety of delicious eats. This will be the final stop on the tour - about a 15 minute walk from where it started.

Atlanta: Ponce City Market 2.5-Hour Weekend Food Tour

4. Atlanta: Ponce City Market 2.5-Hour Weekend Food Tour

Ponce City Market has been named one of the best food halls in the country. Housed in a former Sears and Roebuck distribution center, the market has been created by the same developers who developed New York’s Chelsea Market. This air-conditioned indoor Market is now filled with locally owned award-winning restaurants offering you a taste of the best of Atlanta Street food, without the humidity or the streets! You'll sample the best Atlanta has to offer. Enjoy tastings from multiple eateries including, for example, a cheeseburger where all the ingredients are made from scratch – including the mustard and the ketchup – by the James Beard Award Winning Chef, Linton Hopkins. Bite into a Cuban sandwich and yuca fries from the James Beard Award Nominee, Chef Hector Santiago. Taste Chicken Tikka Masala grilled on Naan and topped with gourmet slaw. See why Oprah considers this Brown Butter Toffee gelato one of her favorites. Adults over 21 also get the chance to refresh themselves with a Boozy Slushy. All the tastings add up to a complete and satisfying lunchtime meal. Explore the secrets of the market from when it was covered in sulfuric springs to present day. Located in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, just northeast of Atlanta’s Downtown, this is still the largest brick structure in the whole of the southeast of the United States. You will also get to venture outside for a short 20-minute guided walk along the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail to explore and photograph the colorful murals that dot its path.

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What people are saying about The Atlanta Beltline

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 158 reviews

This was a good overall picture of Atlanta. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Atlanta. It would have been nice if we could have gotten to tour the Jimmy Carter library other than just riding by it. There were 9 in our group and it was enjoyed by all..

an awesome time with Mary! The tour was definitely educational. We had family from Australia that went home so excited he got a chance to tour Atlanta. Thank you

Knowledgeable and engaging tourguide, Don. Enjoyed his harmonica presentations and stories!

This tour was everything i really enjoyed it Don & Pam were awesome!

Excellent tour. Just the right length. Lots of great information