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What You Need to Know About Atlanta’s Famous Peachtree Streets

If you visit Atlanta, chances are very high that you’ll find yourself on Peachtree Street. Here’s everything you need to know about Atlanta’s famous Peachtree streets, including how many go by this exact name and everything there is to do and see along the way. 

Why is Peachtree Street Famous?

If you are in Atlanta, sooner or later you’ll find yourself on Peachtree Street. Or Peachtree Road. Or. . .(📷: Marilyn Nieves and @gettysignature)

How Long is Peachtree Street in Atlanta?

Participants of the AJC Peachtree Road Race each receive a T-shirt at the end of the event. (📷: Matt Demarko)

Peachtree Street, 6.2 miles long, is the route from Lenox Square to Piedmont Park of the Annual AJC Peachtree Road Race — the world’s largest 10K race with approximately 60,000 participants from all over the world. 

How Many Streets in Atlanta are called Peachtree?

Atlantans joke that if you take a right and two lefts off of any street you will end up on a street with “Peachtree” in its name. In fact, there are 71 streets with some version of Peachtree as part of their name.

Things to Do on Peachtree Street in Downtown Atlanta

Beginning at Five Points in downtown Atlanta there are a number of places to stop and things to see on Peachtree Street.

Peachtree Center

The Hub at Peachtree Center is a one-stop destination for food and essentials.

Easily accessible by MARTA, Peachtree Center is a convenient stop for travelers and business people. As Downtown is a prime location for conventions, corporate and special events, The Hub at Peachtree Center serves as a one-stop destination for dining, services like haircuts and nail care, and shopping for essentials.

Woodruff Park

Relax and enjoy Woodruff Park on a workday or bring the kids to climb the ATL playground.

The geographical center of Atlanta, Woodruff Park is a six-acre green space on Peachtree Street, home to events and a great location to rest or relax during the day. Stop and play a game from the GameCart, enjoy the free Wi-Fi, have a picnic or just soak up the sun.

Peachtree Street crosses Auburn Avenue where you’ll find The Apex Museum, Municipal Market and MLK attractions nearby. Atlanta is an important location in the history of the civil rights movement. The Dr. Martin Luther King National Historical Park is a prime centerpiece and lies within walking distance. 

Centennial Olympic Park and all major Downtown attractions are nearby.

Things to Do on Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta

Piedmont Park marks the end of the annual Peachtree Road Race and is home to many Atlanta festivals.

Peachtree Street runs north through Midtown Atlanta and houses some of Atlanta’s top attractions.

Peachtree Street NE is the home of:

Peachtree Road connects to Peachtree Circle at the Ansley Park neighborhood. Also located on Peachtree Road is the Atlanta campus of Savannah College of Art and Design. 

Things to Do on Peachtree Road in Buckhead Atlanta

Visit Lenox Square in Buckhead Atlanta, located off of Peachtree Road.

Where to Eat on Peachtree Street

Enjoy uniquely crafted cocktails and tasty American cuisine with a twist at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails. (📷: White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails)

As you can imagine, a street with the history and geographical length of Peachtree has a vast quantity of restaurants that line its curbs. Here are the best restaurants on Peachtree Street.

Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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