BeltLine Eastside Itinerary

Take a Self-Guided Tour of the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail

As most locals have discovered, the Atlanta BeltLine is one of the coolest things about Atlanta, and it’s not hard to navigate. Here is a suggested itinerary to guide you on your travels, whether you walk, hike, bike or jog.

Day One

BREAKFAST AT LITTLE TART BAKESHOP INSIDE KROG STREET MARKET

A renovated 1920s warehouse and the former home of Tyler Perry Studios, Krog Street Market is one of Atlanta’s culinary meccas. Retail stalls specializing in high-quality housewares, jewelry, chocolate and flowers round out a complete market experience. Little Tart Bakeshop utilizes local ingredients to serve pastries and coffees and works with local farmers, jam makers, beekeepers and cheesemakers.

Address: Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Walking and Biking on the Atlanta Beltline
People walking and biking along the Atlanta BeltLine

WALK THE ATLANTA BELTLINE EASTSIDE TRAIL

Walk from Krog Street Market to Ponce City Market. Visionary Ryan Gravel first conceptualized the Atlanta BeltLine during his studies at Georgia Tech. The Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail is part of a larger project that will transform 22 miles of historic rail segments into parks, green space and transit around Atlanta. Take a walk through this two-mile segment to discover what makes this project so impactful, and see art commissioned by local artists, as well as the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark.

Skyline Park at Ponce City Market in Atlanta GA
Skyline Park at Ponce City Market

LUNCH AT PONCE CITY MARKET

Housed in the fully renovated 1925 Sears, Roebuck & Company building, Ponce City Market features a central food hall, leading retail brands, living and working spaces.

Skyline Park is bringing old-timey fun to the heart of Atlanta. Perched on the roof of Ponce City Market, Skyline Park is quickly becoming a premium destination for those seeking delicious food, refreshments and good times for all ages. 

Nine Mile Station is an elevated beer garden located adjacent to Skyline Park in Ponce City Market. This sleek, indoor-outdoor space offers sweeping, unobstructed views of Atlanta’s skylines spanning from Buckhead to Downtown. Nine Mile Station serves craft beers, classically-prepared cocktails and delicious, shareable food.

Address: Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Explore Historic Fourth Ward Park
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EXPLORE HISTORIC FOURTH WARD PARK

Historic Fourth Ward Park offers 17 acres of green space packed with amenities for all to enjoy. The main section of the park includes open lawns, a playground, splash pad, outdoor theater and a two-acre lake.

Address: 680 Dallas St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall - Atlanta GA
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall on the BeltLine Eastside Trail

DINNER AT LADYBIRD GROVE

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall prides itself on being the first outdoor-oriented bar and restaurant along the BeltLine Eastside Trail. The menu features shareable “campfire cuisine” that can be enjoyed around the restaurant’s outdoor lawn chairs. Popular menu items include Southern favorites like pimento cheese fritters and fried chicken alongside mussels and barbecue shrimp.

Address: 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Day Two

BREAKFAST AT BREAD & BUTTERFLY

Bread & Butterfly, a café and bistro situated in the heart of Inman Park, is European-inspired and a great space to enjoy a cappuccino and croissant, breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Address: 290 Elizabeth St NE F, Atlanta, GA 30307

DANCING DOGS YOGA

Start the morning off right at Dancing Dogs Yoga. Located in Studioplex Alley, the studio offers power vinyasa yoga classes for all levels in a heated, challenging environment. With class names like Soul Flow, Power Beats and Yoga for Busy People, you’ll end up on the right foot.

Address: 661 Auburn Ave NE #100, Atlanta, GA 30312

Atlanta Eastside BeltLine Aerial Midtown Skyline
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ATL-CRUZERS EASTSIDE ELECTRIC CAR TOUR

Take an Eastside Electric Car Tour that includes an in-depth look into Atlanta’s neighborhoods that surround the BeltLine. The guided 90-minute tour includes both history and scenic views of some of the oldest neighborhoods in Atlanta. The tour will highlight historic sites including Inman ParkMartin Luther King Jr. National Historic SiteOld Fourth WardOakland CemeteryGrant Park and Cabbagetown.

Address: 160 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

LUNCH AT VICTORY SANDWICH BAR

Victory Sandwich Bar quickly garnered the attention of Anthony Bourdain and Bon Appétit with its inventive offering of sandwiches and snacks. The Inman Park location is convenient to the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, making it an ideal refueling station.

Address: 913 Bernina Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Atlanta King of Pops Stand
Atlanta King of Pops Stand

DESSERT AT KING OF POPS

Started by three brothers, Atlanta’s own King of Pops has become a staple at festivals, concerts and fairs around the city. The iconic carts sporting rainbow umbrellas dole out frozen pops made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients for combinations such as blueberry lemonade, pineapple habañero and key lime pie.

Address337 Elizabeth St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

TOUR AND TASTING AT ORPHEUS BREWING 

Overlooking Piedmont Park and Atlanta BeltLine, Orpheus Brewing focuses on wild creations with new hops for inventive beers not found elsewhere in Atlanta. Tour the brewery and taste offerings with names drawing inspiration from Greek mythology and designs from local artists.

Address: 1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

DINNER AT KEVIN RATHBUN STEAK

Kevin Rathbun Steak features Prime steaks from Allen Brothers in Chicago along King of Pops with a menu offering over 50 items.

Address: 154 Krog St NE STE 200, Atlanta, GA 30307

Ready for another day? Start your tour of the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail.

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