Honeycoated Nail Spa

MARTA to Honeycoated Nail Spa

Honeycoated Nail Spa is a small, local business offering massage and nail services at 235 E Ponce de Leon Avenue #303, a short walk from the Decatur MARTA Station on the blue line. Owner Niya Toppin uses products that are natural and non-toxic, including essential oils and honey, depending on the treatment. Choose from a … Continue reading MARTA to Honeycoated Nail Spa

Foursquare MARTA

Tech Throwback: Funniest MARTA Station Tips on Foursquare

Ah, Foursquare -- one of the early location-based social media networks that has gone through many changes throughout the years. Part of the site was split into Swarm in 2014, but until then, it was one of the first online networks for check-ins and user tips. There are some interesting relics from back in the … Continue reading Tech Throwback: Funniest MARTA Station Tips on Foursquare

King Memorial train station platform

8 Safest MARTA Stations in 2017

Would it surprise you to learn that multiple MARTA stations have 10 or less reported crimes over the course of an entire year? According to MARTA crime stats, 66% of rail stations can claim that safety record for fiscal year 2017. Here is the list of stations with the fewest crimes (see disclaimers on the MARTA … Continue reading 8 Safest MARTA Stations in 2017

Five Points MARTA station Forsyth Street entrance

Top 5 MARTA Stations With the Most Crime in 2017

Your chances of being a crime victim on MARTA is small. In fiscal year 2017, reported part I crimes (which include theft, assault and homicide) totaled 450 (an average of only 1.2 crimes per day), with the majority of crimes involving larceny, or theft of personal property, according to MARTA crime stats. While you should … Continue reading Top 5 MARTA Stations With the Most Crime in 2017

Restrooms at MARTA stations

MARTA Stations With Restrooms

If you need to use the restroom while riding the MARTA rail system, keep in mind that not all stations can help you in your time of need. Here's what you need to know about available bathrooms and additional public restroom locations in walking distance of stations. Be sure to check on the MARTA rail … Continue reading MARTA Stations With Restrooms

Georgia Dome before implosion

Georgia Dome implosion to disrupt MARTA service on Monday

In preparation for the Georgia Dome implosion, all blue and green line rail service west of Five Points will be suspended on Monday, November 20. Three bus shuttles will provide connections between Five Points and the Bankhead, Ashby, West Lake and H.E. Holmes MARTA stations, and the Dome and Vine City stations will be closed … Continue reading Georgia Dome implosion to disrupt MARTA service on Monday

Azure on The Park apartments

10 Highest-Rated Apartment Communities Near MARTA

If you're looking for an apartment for rent in Atlanta that's near MARTA, we've done some of the legwork for you. These 10 apartment communities are in walking distance of a train station and have an average 4-star rating or higher from at least three different websites. Rating data from Yelp, ApartmentRatings.com, Rent.com and Google … Continue reading 10 Highest-Rated Apartment Communities Near MARTA

Service Alert

No MARTA service on Monday due to Irma

MARTA has suspended all service on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 due to hazardous weather conditions. According to the National Weather Service, Atlanta is under a Tropical Storm Warning until further notice, with wind gusts up to 55 mph possible. Additionally, a flash flood watch is in effect until Tuesday. Visit the MARTA website (www.itsmarta.com) or … Continue reading No MARTA service on Monday due to Irma

Silver Breeze Card

5 Breeze Card Hacks

Now that the new silver Breeze Cards are fully implemented, are you taking advantage of all the card has to offer? Whether you are a pro commuter or new rider, you can level up your Atlanta transit experience with these fare hacks to save time and money. Read on for tips and things you should … Continue reading 5 Breeze Card Hacks

Lolita K. Beyah, lawyer

MARTA to Beyah Law, LLC

Lolita K. Beyah is an experienced Atlanta trial attorney zealously representing clients in cases involving family law, divorce, child support, criminal, DUI, traffic citations, personal injury and general civil litigation. Her office is located at 44 Broad Street NW near both the Five Points and Peachtree Center MARTA stations if you're looking for a transit-accessible … Continue reading MARTA to Beyah Law, LLC

Little 5 Points shopping

5 Things to See and Do at the Inman Park MARTA Station

With historic homes, parks, bike paths, nightlife and more near the Inman Park MARTA station, there's plenty of sights to see and activities to keep you entertained. Here are some of the top things to do if you're visiting the area along with seasonal events to check out. 1. Bakery The Inman Park station takes the … Continue reading 5 Things to See and Do at the Inman Park MARTA Station

Atlanta Black History Month Parade

MARTA to the Black History Month Parade

Atlanta's Black History Month Parade takes place on in downtown Atlanta near several MARTA rail stations and bus routes. This family-friendly event starts at Hurt Park (100 Edgewood Avenue) and travels to Centennial Olympic Park via Marietta Street. NOTE: No parade in 2020 Train Directions For the shortest/easiest walk to view the parade, take any train … Continue reading MARTA to the Black History Month Parade

MARTA bus 16 and 110

5 MARTA Buses That Go to Cool Places

MARTA’s bus service is usually seen as the ugly duckling of transit, and some riders who ride the train wouldn’t dream of getting on a bus. But, if you are visiting from out of town or just trying to get to some of Atlanta’s major attractions (or your job) without driving, there are a few … Continue reading 5 MARTA Buses That Go to Cool Places

Brookhaven MARTA station

Safest MARTA Stations in 2016

MARTA is one of the safest transit systems in the United States. Based on fiscal year 2016 crime statistics, there was an average of only 1.2 crimes per day across the entire system (total of 462 reported crimes). Larceny was the most common type of crime by far. But for the MARTA stations below, they had the … Continue reading Safest MARTA Stations in 2016

Snellville Park

MARTA to Snellville

Snellville is a small city in Gwinnett County that is 25 miles northeast of Atlanta. There is no MARTA service in the area, but there is a commuter bus that connects with the MARTA system. Directions The GRTA Xpress 419 bus operates Monday-Friday and travels between the Civic Center MARTA station and the Snellville Park and Ride lot at … Continue reading MARTA to Snellville

Atlanta Mission

MARTA to the Atlanta Mission 5K

The Atlanta Mission 5K Race is a fundraiser and road race that starts and ends in Centennial Olympic Park near two MARTA stations: Peachtree Center and GWCC/CNN. Registration fees for the event provide one night of shelter and services for a homeless person in the city. Walk-ups welcome on the day of the event. Peachtree Center … Continue reading MARTA to the Atlanta Mission 5K

Ria's Bluebird food

10 Must-Eat-At Restaurants Near MARTA

One of Atlanta's hidden treasures is the food. You can't walk far without stumbling into a great restaurant, and fortunately, satisfying Southern cuisine abounds. If you're commuting on MARTA, here are the top restaurants near rail stations that we would recommend to friends and family based on our personal favorites and restaurant ratings. Note: Restaurants … Continue reading 10 Must-Eat-At Restaurants Near MARTA

Thumbs Up diner breakfast

Breakfast and Brunch Restaurants Near MARTA

In Atlanta, brunch and breakfast restaurants are all over the city -- and many are also near rail stations. So if you're hankering for eggs, grits and other morning staples, grab your Breeze card and take your pick of these Atlanta breakfast spots near MARTA. Buckhead At the Buckhead MARTA station on the red line, choose from three … Continue reading Breakfast and Brunch Restaurants Near MARTA

Mac McGee Decatur

Irish Pubs Near MARTA

It's St. Patrick's Day (or you're just in the mood for a beer), so where do you go? Atlanta has more than one pub to help you celebrate the Irish spirit, and many also feature sporting events from around the world as a bonus. See below for the most MARTA-accessible spots to enjoy a Guinness or … Continue reading Irish Pubs Near MARTA

Mexican food

Mexican Restaurants Near MARTA

Craving Mexican food in Atlanta? View the closest Mexican restaurants to MARTA stations for an easy way to get your fix of tacos, queso and ice-old margaritas. Alma Cocina and Tin Lizzy’s Alma Cocina has consistently ranked as one of the top Mexican restaurants in the city. Located on the main level of an office … Continue reading Mexican Restaurants Near MARTA

Ruth's Chris steak

Steakhouses Near MARTA

In the mood for a filet, New York strip or prime rib? Atlanta is full of steakhouses, some of which are a short walk from MARTA. See the list below for restaurant options that are great for business travelers, tourists or locals looking for a nice dinner out. Ruth's Chris The popular Ruth’s Chris restaurant is near … Continue reading Steakhouses Near MARTA

Pasta

Italian Restaurants Near MARTA

Italian dining is always a solid choice for a date night or nice evening out, especially if comfort food or Neapolitan pizza is at the top of your list. Atlanta’s many ethnic restaurants include a variety of Italian options, some of which you can easily walk to from a MARTA station. See the list of … Continue reading Italian Restaurants Near MARTA

Atlanta Marriott Marquis bar

Atlanta Marriott Hotels Near MARTA

Atlanta is full of Marriott hotels, many of which are near rail stations, if you're planning a trip to the city and belong to the Marriott Rewards program (and prefer a transit-accessible hotel). See below for the list of hotels that are in walking distance of MARTA stations to plan your visit. Note that we … Continue reading Atlanta Marriott Hotels Near MARTA

Dome MARTA Station exterior

Top 10 MARTA Stations for Tourists

If you're planning a trip to Atlanta and intend to ride the train to avoid driving in the city, there's plenty to see and do without a car. However, not all MARTA stations are in hot spots with things to see and do. To help you decide where to go, here is a list of stations … Continue reading Top 10 MARTA Stations for Tourists

Atlanta Chinese New Year

MARTA to the Atlanta Lunar New Year Festival

The Atlanta Lunar New Year Festival is an annual family-friendly event near the Chamblee MARTA station. Enjoy music, food and the popular lion and dragon dances just a short walk away from trains and buses. Keep in mind that trains are every 20 minutes on the weekend, so use the MARTA on the Go app … Continue reading MARTA to the Atlanta Lunar New Year Festival