Atlanta Beltline
Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Beltline

White Street SW and Hopkins Street SW, Gordon-White Park, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303

The basics

A 22-mile (35-kilometer) loop of disused rail lines, parks, and trails that rings central Atlanta, the BeltLine is an ambitious project that seeks to connect the city’s many underserved neighborhoods, provide an accessible way for locals and visitors to get out in the great outdoors, and encourage community gathering. Similar in concept to New York City’s High Line, which renovated a disused elevated railway into a public park, the BeltLine has big strides in mind for Atlanta. In addition to offering walking tours of its trail-side arboretum, free exercise classes, a running club, and bike tours, the BeltLine also operates an art trail comprising dozens of public artworks.

There are a number of ways to explore the Atlanta BeltLine, including walking tours themed around its foodie stops and public artworks. Biking and Segway tours provide a speedy way to see more of the route in less time.

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3-Hour Atlanta Beltline Food, Street Art and History Tour
3-Hour Atlanta Beltline Food, Street Art and History Tour
$99.00 per adult
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It was great seeing the Beltline, Inman Park and all the wonderful historic Victorian homes. The food was an added bonus.
Shelly_W, Feb 2024

Things to know before you go

  • It’s important to follow trail etiquette: stick to the right, ring your bell if you’re overtaking someone while on a bike, dispose of litter, and step off the trail if you need to pause.

  • Some portions of the BeltLine are as yet unpaved; if exploring such trails, take caution, and use appropriate footwear.

  • The Atlanta BeltLine is pet-friendly, and you’re welcome to bring your dog along for the ride.

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How to get there

The Atlanta Beltline currently comprises 22 miles of trails and parks that encircle Downtown Atlanta, and which link 45 different neighborhoods. As such, there are dozens of access points along its route. The BeltLine can also be broken down into manageable portions; some of its most popular segments include the Eastside Trail (which links foodie destinations like the Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market) and the Westside Trail.

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When to get there

The Atlanta BeltLine is open all year long. As long as the weather’s fine, it’s easy to explore and you’ll have good company—over 2 million people use the BeltLine every year. One of the best times to visit is for the annual Lantern Parade, held in May and drawing thousands of revelers with illuminated displays.

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Highlights along the BeltLine

Given its scope, there’s a lot to do along the BeltLine, and you can plan an excursion around its landmarks. Ponce City Market, set in a historic Sears building, is one of Atlanta’s most popular food halls, and it conveniently abuts the BeltLine (as does Krog Street Market, filled with independent artisan vendors). The Historic Fourth Ward Park is a lovely green space (while the Fourth Ward Skate Park is nearby), and the Atlanta Contemporary offers free art exhibitions.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What else should I know about attractions in Atlanta?
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