Explore Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail

The Atlanta BeltLine Eastside trail is the most established area on the BeltLine with many restaurants, rooftop bars, breweries, food halls and attractions on the trail. Stretching from Piedmont Park in Midtown to Reynoldstown east of the city, the journey is full of beautiful views, great food, and street art.

1. Piedmont Park

Lake Clara Meer, Piedmont Park
Skyline at sunset at Lake Clara Meer, Piedmont Park. (📷: Gene Phillips,

You can’t visit Atlanta without visiting this historic park. Right off the Eastside Beltline trail, this is the perfect spot to start or end your journey. There is limited free parking along 10th Street however, there is a paid parking deck for access on Monroe Drive.

Where: 1320 Monroe Dr. NE

2. Park Tavern

Right in Piedmont Park, this eclectic bar and restaurant serves fun choices like burgers and sushi with a side of gorgeous park views. There is limited free parking along 10th Street and a paid parking deck for access on Monroe Drive.

Where: 500 Tenth St. NE

3. Virginia Highland

Atlanta Neighborhoods

With several fun walkable blocks, this neighborhood right off the Eastside Beltline across the street from Piedmont Park is the perfect one-stop shop for all things food, fun and fashion. Street parking is easy to find and many businesses offer free parking as well.

Where: 672-600 Virginia Ave NE

4. Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market
Atlanta Beltline Entrance to Ponce City Market.

Work up an appetite by walking the Eastside Beltline Trail to this popular food hall and market. When it comes to lunch spots you can take your pick. Ponce City Market’s central food hall is home to a wealth of options. From tasty entrees for sharing at Atrium to vegan bites and drinks at Bar Vegan, you might need to make two trips to experience all the market has to offer. There is an attached paid parking lot along with a parking deck with easy BeltLine access. In case you are on your bike, safely leave it at the bike parking rack while you grab a bite.

Where: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave, NE

5. Skyline Park

The fun never ends at Skyline Park. (📷: Joleen Pete)

Give your legs a break and take an elevator ride up to the Skyline Park rooftop for an afternoon filled with family-friendly games and attractions. If you’re in need of a pick-me-up check out Nine Mile Station, a beer garden located adjacent to Skyline Park.

Where: Ponce City Market Rooftop, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE.

7. Historic Old Fourth Ward Park

Atlanta Eastside Old Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta Historic Fourth Ward Park fountain

Covering 17 acres, this historic park is the perfect stop if you need to relax and take in serene views. There is limited free parking along 10th Street, and there is a paid parking deck for access on Monroe Drive.

Where: 680 Dallas St. NE

8. Illuminarium Atlanta

Try a new experience at Illuminarium Atlanta

Immerse yourself into a family-friendly experience with laser-projected images of landscapes and wildlife. The cocktail bar with changing virtual backdrops is perfect for an adults-only evening. The Illuminarium has easy access to the Eastside BeltLine trail with onsite valet parking.

Where: 550 Somerset Terrace NE

9. Historic Old Fourth Ward Skatepark

Old Fourth Ward Skatepark

Are you a skater? Enjoy watching some cool tricks. Stop by this edgy skate park featuring bowls, ramps and rails. There is limited free parking along 10th Street and a paid parking deck for access on Monroe Drive.

Where: 830 Willoughby Way NE

10. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Sit outside and enjoy Atlanta’s perfect weather at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall. (📷: Ash Wilson)

Enjoy a patio-style dinner at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall. This eatery prides itself on being the first outdoor-oriented bar and restaurant along the Eastside Atlanta Beltline Trail. Plenty of free parking is available in the lot behind the restaurant, and a bike rack for those riding along the trail.

Where: 684 John Wesley Dobbs Aves NE

11. Yay Beignet

Find delicious beignets steps from the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. (📷: Zachary Gardner)

Grab a cup of coffee along your journey at Yay Beignet. Bourbon Street meets the Atlanta BeltLine at this shop with the best beignets accompanied by delicious Ethiopian coffee. It is located right off of the Beltline for easy access, with a private parking lot available. 

Where: 660 Irwin Sts NE.

12. The James Room

The James Room has the perfect view to the Atlanta BeltLine. (📷: @christopherbw)

Need a nightcap? Make the perfect transition from day to night at The James Room, located right on the Eastside BeltLine trail. This chic speakeasy lives behind a picturesque cafe and can only be entered through the bookshelf-styled doors. If you get there early, you can enjoy a cup of coffee before heading into the Speakeasy lounge which opens at 5 p.m. Parking is available in the Studioplex lot for a fee or you can find free street parking along Auburn Avenue or Irwin Street.

Where: 661 Auburn Ave. NE, Suite 280

13. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home is steps from the Atlanta BeltLine.

Three blocks from the Eastside trail you can find Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. Explore the 35 acres that encompass King’s birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church and his final resting place. Free parking is available on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue between Jackson Street and Boulevard.

Where: 450 Auburn Ave. NE

14. Edgewood Avenue

Edgewood Avenue has plenty to see and do. (📷: James Duckworth)

Step right around the corner into Edgewood Avenue. Known as a trendsetting melting pot, this Atlanta street will liven your weekend with plenty of eateries, nightlife and bars. There are several paid parking lots along the street, with free street parking on the attached side streets as well. 

Where: 670-660 Edgewood Ave. SE.

15. Krog Street Market

Recharge with food and drinks at Krog Street Market.

Fill up with delicious bites from the many independent food stalls in this market. There is limited parking in the attached lot, however, you can find free street parking on many of the nearby streets in the area. Krog Street market is easily accessible from the Eastside trail by foot. Plenty of bike parking is also available.

Where: 99 Krog St. NE

16. Krog Street Tunnel

Krog Street Tunnel
Walk, drive or skate your way through the Krog Street Tunnel.

Liven up your beltline walk with this fun tunnel that links the Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown and Inman Park neighborhoods. You can experience it by car, or on foot with safe sidewalks on both sides of the tunnel.

Where: 1 Krog St. NE

17. Freedom Park Trail

MLK Sculpture on the Freedom Park Trail.

Looking to continue your time on the trail? Connect to the attached Freedom Park Trail for a journey filled with sculptures, a butterfly garden and farmers markets.

18. Stone Mountain Trail


If you’re into biking and exercise, spend the day along the Stone Mountain Trail which connects to the Eastside BeltLine through Freedom Park. 

Where: Freedom Park Trail to BeltLine Connector

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