Virginia Highland is a popular Atlanta neighborhood that hosts “A Taste of the Highlands” each year in May at John Howell Park. Food samples from the area restaurants and drinks are included in the ticket price. Students rates are available and tickets go up if you purchase the day of the event.
MARTA bus 36 travels to the park, which departs from the Midtown and Avondale MARTA stations. Bus 16 that departs from Five Points also travels near the event. Exit bus 16 at the intersection of N. Highland and Virginia Avenue and walk west (toward Murphy’s Restaurant and not Yeah Burger) for about two blocks to reach the park.
If you want to walk or bike, the closest MARTA station is Midtown, and it is a 30 minute walk from the station. Turn right on 10th Street from the Midtown Station and walk until the road dead ends at Monroe Drive. Turn right on Monroe then a quick left onto Virginia Avenue, which goes up a steep hill (see map below).