MARTA to the John Lewis Mural

The John Lewis Mural in Atlanta is painted on a building in downtown Atlanta at 219 Auburn Ave NE, about a 10-minute walk from the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue and green rail lines. In the historic Sweet Auburn district, there are several other sites to visit nearby including the Sweet Auburn Curb Market […]

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5 Ways to Use the Atlanta Streetcar

Up until 1949, Atlanta had an extensive streetcar network, one that rivaled other major U.S. cities. Then after 65 years of focus on the automobile, the streetcar returned on Dec. 30, 2014. But unlike the original streetcar lines that traveled from downtown Atlanta to surrounding neighborhoods, the modern streetcar, similar to new streetcars in other […]

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MARTA to The Food Shoppe

The Food Shoppe is a downtown Atlanta restaurant at 123 Luckie Street near the Peachtree Center MARTA station. The cuisine is Cajon/Creole and you can also get breakfast. Walking time is only four minutes from the Ellis Street/Peachtree Street West station exit (view map). The Ellis Street exit is at the south end of the […]

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MARTA to the Switchyards Building

The Switchyards Building in downtown Atlanta at 151 Spring Street is undergoing renovations and will be the new home for a consumer and design startup hub. Opening in 2015, the building will offer office and meeting space along with a coffee shop. The closest MARTA station to Switchyards is the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail […]

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MARTA to SkyView

SkyView is Atlanta’s Ferris wheel at 168 Luckie Street NW. The closest MARTA station is Peachtree Center on the red/gold line, and the GWCC MARTA station on the blue/green line is also in walking distance. The ride is open daily and is near other downtown attractions including the CNN Center tour, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola […]

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MARTA to Courtyard Atlanta Downtown

Marriott’s Courtyard Atlanta Downtown is conveniently next to the Peachtree Center MARTA station at 133 Carnegie Way. The hotel features an exercise room, free WiFi, cafe and meeting space. Take any red or gold line train (including any train from the airport) to the Peachtree Center station. Follow the signs to the Ellis Street exit, and after […]

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MARTA to Ebenezer Baptist Church

Ebenezer Baptist Church at 407 Auburn Avenue NE was the church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached his messages of non-violence. Near the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue and green rail line, the church remains active today. There are several options for getting there on transit: Walk It is about a 10-minute walk to […]

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MARTA to Woodruff Park

Woodruff Park is a downtown Atlanta park that is conveniently in between the Five Points and Peachtree Center MARTA stations. Features include several water fountains, chess court, small playground, free yoga classes on Saturday mornings and an open-air reading room with books, magazines and games.  On the last Friday of every month, bicyclists gather here […]

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MARTA to the Barclay Hotel

The Barclay Hotel (formerly Quality Hotel) is in downtown Atlanta at 89 Luckie Street near the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold line and the Atlanta Streetcar. The hotel features free WiFi and breakfast and is near Georgia State University and Centennial Olympic Park. Directions Take a red or gold line train to Peachtree Center […]

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MARTA to the Ellis Hotel

The Ellis Hotel is a boutique hotel in downtown Atlanta at 176 Peachtree Street, also the site of the 1946 Winecoff fire. It is conveniently next to the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red and gold rail lines and across from the Peachtree Center streetcar stop. Features of the hotel include the restaurant Terrace, free Wi-Fi and […]

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MARTA to the Apex Museum

The Apex Museum at 135 Auburn Avenue showcases African-American history just off the Atlanta Streetcar line and near the Peachtree Center MARTA station. The museum has a variety of exhibits and storytelling events. MARTA Directions Take a red or gold line train to Peachtree Center and follow the signs to the Ellis Street/Peachtree Street East exit. At street […]

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