Explore the Best Things to Do in Atlanta’s Westside

Over the past decade, Atlanta’s Westside has really come into its own, reinventing itself from an industrial area to a hip, spacious, and distinctly modern culture. From Westside Provisions District to Atlantic Station, old buildings and businesses in West Midtown are getting a makeover and new life. 

Goat Farm Arts Center

Goat Farm Arts Center
There’s beauty in wreckage at The Goat Farm Arts Center.

Turning an unproductive 19th century factory into one of Atlanta’s largest centers for arts and performance, Goat Farm Arts Center produces and presents more than 150 programs annually, specializing in experimental and innovative works. Utilizing non-traditional rustic auditoriums and outdoor venues, a show at Goat Farm is certainly one that will leave a lasting memory.

Terminal West

Terminal West
Find your vibe at Terminal West.

Dance the night away with national touring acts at Terminal West, which has played host to all genres of live music with performances from The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Netsky, Zeds Dead, Leon Russell, Sturgill Simpson, Alessia Cara, Charlie Puth, The Disco Biscuits, T.I., Two Chainz, Disclosure, and many more. Housed in King Plow Arts Center, Terminal West boasts hip crowds, high-tech lighting and sound, and an outdoor roof deck overlooking the historic train tracks of Westside.

Atlantic Station

Atlantic Station
Enjoy fresh air and fine retail at Atlantic Station.

Atlantic Station is an outdoor shopping and dining hot spot featuring a walkable streetscape-style setting with brick paved streets surrounding Central Park. The compact plaza features great boutiques, sidewalk cafes, hip restaurants and a boutique hotel, making it the perfect destination for visitors.

Central park hosts numerous popular events throughout the year – everything from the annual Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival in May to holiday performances, fireworks and the lighting of a Christmas tree in December. There’s never a bad time to visit Atlantic Station!

Westside Provisions District

Westside Provisions District
Westside Provisions District is a great place for families to shop and eat.

Westside Provisions District is a walkable environment with trendy restaurants, eateries and boutiques. Find everything from high-quality, handmade goods from Atlanta’s most talented artisans to the world’s largest selection of authentic modern furniture. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, take a seat at a fine dining restaurant or unwind at Ormsby’s with a game or two of bocce, shuffleboard, or darts. 

Washington Park

Located at the tip of Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail, the 20-acre Washington Park is home to one of only five city of Atlanta natatoriums, a state-of-the-art tennis center, baseball diamonds that host area adult leagues, and two playgrounds for the kids.

Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail and West End Trail

Atlanta Westside BeltLine Tunnel Mural
Westside BeltLine mural

Part of the much larger Atlanta BeltLine, the three-mile Westside Trail and two-mile West End Trail stitch together some of Atlanta’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. As you walk or bike along the trails, check out the cool street art, including the first permanent mural along the BeltLine called “West End Remembers.” The very first segment of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum was planted on the West End Trail, and it’s worth it to see how the native plants have grown to provide food and homes to our birds, bees and butterflies.

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