John Lewis Hero Mural in Atlanta

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 … Continue reading MARTA to the John Lewis Mural

Atlanta Daily World Building

Historic Sites Not to Miss at Each Atlanta Streetcar Stop

Planning to ride the Atlanta Streetcar and love history? Check out this guide to the top historic sites at each stop to explore the rich past of downtown Atlanta. If you're new to the streetcar, learn how to ride to get details on fares and other things to know. Note that streetcars operate approximately every 10 … Continue reading Historic Sites Not to Miss at Each Atlanta Streetcar Stop

Atlanta Streetcar

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 … Continue reading 5 Ways to Use the Atlanta Streetcar

The Food Shoppe Atlanta

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 … Continue reading MARTA to The Food Shoppe

Balzer Theater Atlanta

MARTA to the Balzer Theater at Herren’s

Home to the Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren's is a historic building in downtown Atlanta at 84 Luckie Street NW near the Peachtree Center MARTA station. Check out a show or an event including the jazz series, post-show discussions or the  spring gala. Walking time is only about three minutes from the station. MARTA Directions Take … Continue reading MARTA to the Balzer Theater at Herren’s

Fire in the Fourth festival Atlanta

MARTA to the Fire in the Fourth Festival

Fire in the Fourth is a new Atlanta festival in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood near the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. The event commemorates the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 with fire rescue competitions, live music and street performances that include fire as an art form. The festival takes place on Edgewood and … Continue reading MARTA to the Fire in the Fourth Festival

Jackson Street Bridge Atlanta

MARTA to the Jackson Street Bridge

The Jackson Street Bridge is one of the off-the-beaten-path attractions in Atlanta. The bridge itself isn't the focus, but rather the skyline view from the bridge. It's a great spot to take a picture and the view also has a claim to fame as one of the shots from the TV series "The Walking Dead". … Continue reading MARTA to the Jackson Street Bridge

Switchyards Building Atlanta

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 … Continue reading MARTA to the Switchyards Building

Skyview Atlanta Ferris Wheel

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 … Continue reading MARTA to SkyView

Courtyard Atlanta Downtown

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 … Continue reading MARTA to Courtyard Atlanta Downtown

Ebenezer Baptist Church

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 … Continue reading MARTA to Ebenezer Baptist Church

American Hotel Atlanta

MARTA to the American Hotel (DoubleTree by Hilton)

The American Hotel (DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel) is in downtown Atlanta at 160 Ted Turner Drive/Spring Street near the Peachtree Center MARTA Station. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, business center and is great for families. Directions Take a red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center station. If traveling from the airport, board any northbound … Continue reading MARTA to the American Hotel (DoubleTree by Hilton)

Fairlie-Poplar Historic District Atlanta

MARTA to the Fairlie-Poplar Historic District

The Fairlie-Poplar Historic District in downtown Atlanta was built in the late 1800s as "Atlanta's new modern fireproof business district". In between the Five Points and Peachtree Center MARTA stations, this area of downtown has the most historic and renovated buildings in the city. In addition to a variety of architectural styles, Fairlie-Poplar also has … Continue reading MARTA to the Fairlie-Poplar Historic District

Woodruff Park

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 … Continue reading MARTA to Woodruff Park

MARTA to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding Hospital

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding is near the Georgia State MARTA station at 35 Jesse Hill Jr.  Drive SE.  It is about a three block walk from the station and near streetcar and bus stops. View directions and map below. Train + Walking Directions Take a blue or green line train to the Georgia … Continue reading MARTA to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding Hospital

MARTA to Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown

The Atlanta Downtown Residence Inn is located at 134 Peachtree Street NW, a short walk from the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. The hotel features free hot breakfast and free Internet, and is also pet-friendly. All trains departing the airport stop at this station and all southbound trains stop at Peachtree … Continue reading MARTA to Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown

Georgia-Pacific Building Atlanta

MARTA to the Georgia-Pacific Building

The Georgia-Pacific Building (also called the Georgia Pacific Tower or Center) is located in downtown Atlanta at 133 Peachtree Street NE, next to the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. It is the world headquarters for Georgia-Pacific and is home to other company offices. As an extra perk for the public, a … Continue reading MARTA to the Georgia-Pacific Building

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Atlanta

MARTA to Holiday Inn Express and Suites Downtown Atlanta

The Holiday Inn Express in downtown Atlanta is at 111 Cone Street, closest to the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. In a historic building, the hotel features a free hot breakfast and 24-hour fitness center. Directions Take any red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center station, including any train … Continue reading MARTA to Holiday Inn Express and Suites Downtown Atlanta

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 … Continue reading MARTA to the Barclay Hotel

Hampton Inn Downtown Atlanta

MARTA to Hampton Inn and Suites Atlanta Downtown

The Hampton Inn and Suites in downtown Atlanta is near the Peachtree Center MARTA station and the Atlanta Streetcar at 161 Spring Street NW in a historic building. Features include complimentary breakfast and a business center. Take any red or gold line train to the station and follow the signs to the Ellis Street exit then to … Continue reading MARTA to Hampton Inn and Suites Atlanta Downtown

Sweet Auburn Royal Peacock Mural

MARTA to the Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival

The Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival takes place each fall on historic Auburn Avenue near downtown Atlanta. The festival highlights the history of the historic street and has an artist market, live entertainment and a kids zone. There are several options for getting to the event on transit: Train The closest MARTA stations are the Georgia State and … Continue reading MARTA to the Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

MARTA to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market

The Sweet Auburn Curb Market is in downtown Atlanta at 209 Edgewood Avenue near the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue and green rail line (view station map). It contains a variety of restaurants and food markets where you can buy produce, meat, meals and more. There are several options for getting to the … Continue reading MARTA to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market

Terrace Bistro at Ellis hotel

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 … Continue reading MARTA to the Ellis Hotel

Ritz Carlton Downtown Atlanta

MARTA to the Ritz Carlton Downtown Atlanta

The Ritz Carlton in downtown Atlanta is a short walk from the Peachtree Center MARTA station at 181 Peachtree Street.  The hotel features an upscale restaurant, The Atlanta Grill, along with a fitness and business center. Take any red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center station and take the Ellis Street exit off the … Continue reading MARTA to the Ritz Carlton Downtown Atlanta

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 … Continue reading MARTA to the Apex Museum