Exploring the Atlanta BeltLine

A few weeks ago, I visited my friend, Kelly, in Atlanta where she had recently moved into her new condo in Grant Park along the Atlanta BeltLine. What a spot! We spent our Saturday morning walking the path and checking out the street art, exploring the adjacent parks, and stopping for a few bites and beers along the way (social distancing, of course!).

In total, we walked about 10 miles (5 miles from her condo and 5 miles back) and snapped a ton of fun photos. The neighborhoods you pass along the way are all very artistic and unique, offering a little something for everyone. Here’s a little photo essay to give you a feel for the Atlanta BeltLine stretching from the Southside Trail to the Eastside Trail.

The Atlanta BeltLine in Photos

Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail
The Southside Trail is still under construction. It’s not paved yet, so you’ll want to wear good shoes on this part of the path.
We spotted this cute book exchange along the Southside Trail.
There are lots of inspirational messages and artwork along the Atlanta BeltLine.
Colorful murals and a paved trail welcome you into the Reynoldstown neighborhood.

The already-paved part of the Atlanta BeltLine picks up in Reynoldstown.

Krog Street Tunnel
The BeltLine takes you through the street art-covered Krog Street Tunnel.
Tiny Door at Krog Street Tunnel, Atlanta
Can you spot the Tiny Door at the entrance to the tunnel?
I had to snap a photo of this creepy (and awesome) painting!
One of many public art pieces along the stretch of path between Edgewood and DeKalb avenues.

The stretch between Edgewood and DeKalb avenues has a variety of unique street art and bars, restaurants, and shops. It’s a great place for a quick bite or a longer break!

You could see signs of this important movement all over town, including through murals that had popped up along the Atlanta BeltLine.
This cool dog mural appeared to be on the building of an indoor/outdoor gym.
You can take a slight detour from the BeltLine for a stroll in Piedmont Park with great views of Atlanta’s skyline!

We took a slight detour from the Atlanta BeltLine itself to make a short loop through Piedmont Park. Then on our way home, we made a pit stop at New Realm Brewing Company. This huge bar/restaurant provided plenty of space for a socially-distant break!

Stop by New Realm Brewing for a beer and a bite. You deserve it – you’ve walked five miles!
The Asian-style Loaded Fries and Spicy Korean Pork Cheek Buns are where it’s at!
Keep an eye out: You’ll spot this Tiny Door on the way back on the pillar of one of the overpasses you’ll walk under.

And these are just a few of our favorite photos from our walk on the Atlanta BeltLine! Make sure you bring a water bottle, a hat, and some sunscreen. You’ll definitely need it on a hot day… we learned the hard way!

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