Chomp and Stomp Atlanta

MARTA to Chomp and Stomp

Chomp and Stomp is annual chili cook-off and festival in Cabbagetown in between the Inman Park and King Memorial MARTA stations. In addition to plenty of chili tasting, enjoy live bluegrass music or run the 5K. There are several ways to get to the festival without driving (and you don't want to drive anyhow because … Continue reading MARTA to Chomp and Stomp

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

Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes

MARTA to the Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes

The Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes is a December event that begins at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 501 Grant Street. In addition to a holiday home tour, there's also an artist market and the option to visit with Santa. The closest MARTA station to the tour is the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue/green … Continue reading MARTA to the Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes

Village Theatre

MARTA to the Village Theatre

Village Theatre is an improv comedy club and performance venue that is a short walk away from the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue and green rail lines. In addition to long and short form improv shows, you can sign up for comedy improv classes here. Nearby restaurants include Bada Bings, which is just a … Continue reading MARTA to the Village Theatre

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

LP Grant Mansion

MARTA to the Grant Mansion

The Lemuel P. Grant or L.P. Grant Mansion is a historic Atlanta home in Grant Park at 327 St. Paul Avenue. Grant was a civic leader, major landowner and railroad engineer in the early days of Atlanta. Today the house is one of very few antebellum structures in the city, built in 1856, and was the birth … Continue reading MARTA to the Grant Mansion

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

Summer Shade Festival

MARTA to the Summer Shade Festival

The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival takes place every year at the end of August. There is a large artist market, food, live music, 5K and kids zone. For additional family fun, Zoo Atlanta is also in the park if you want to combine destinations into one trip. The closest MARTA station to the festival … Continue reading MARTA to the Summer Shade Festival

BeltLine Eastside Trail

MARTA to the BeltLine Eastside Trail

The BeltLine is a rails to trail project that encircles intown Atlanta neighborhoods. The Eastside Trail stretches from Piedmont Park south to Memorial Drive and is the largest BeltLine segment complete at this time. MARTA currently crosses this trail in several places.  Choose from: King Memorial Station Take a blue or green line train to … Continue reading MARTA to the BeltLine Eastside Trail

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

MARTA to BaconFest

BaconFest is annual fundraiser for Dad's Garage Theatre Company. The event is full of bacon, beer and bands... sometimes even Kevin Bacon. The event takes places at 569 Ezzard St SE in Old Fourth Ward. There are a few car-free commute options: Walk The closest MARTA station to BaconFest is King Memorial on the blue/green rail line, which is just … Continue reading MARTA to BaconFest

Cabbagetown Atlanta

MARTA to Cabbagetown

Cabbagetown is an intown neighborhood next to Oakland Cemetery that's known for the Krog Tunnel and the yearly Chomp and Stomp chili and bluegrass festival. It is also home to the Cotton Mill Lofts, historic shotgun houses, Little's Food Store and restaurants including Agave and Carroll Street Cafe. The closest MARTA stations to Cabbagetown are the King … Continue reading MARTA to Cabbagetown

Grant Park Atlanta park

MARTA to Grant Park (the park)

Grant Park is a large public park near downtown Atlanta that has a small lake, swimming pool, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, baseball field, farmers market, zoo and the Summer Shade Festival that takes place every August. It is a fast developing area with new restaurants and amenities going up on Memorial Drive and in the south … Continue reading MARTA to Grant Park (the park)

Sweet Auburn Springfest

MARTA to the Sweet Auburn Springfest

May 11-12, 2019

Oakland Cemetery

MARTA to Oakland Cemetery

The historic Oakland Cemetery is at 248 Oakland Avenue SE near downtown Atlanta. Next to the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue and green rail lines, the cemetery isn't just for the dead -- there are lively events throughout the year, including Halloween tours, Sunday in the Park and Tunes from the Tombs, a music festival that supports … Continue reading MARTA to Oakland Cemetery

Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site

MARTA to the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and Historic Site is in downtown Atlanta at 450 Auburn Avenue NE. Near the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue and green rail line, the site includes exhibits, Dr. and Mrs. King's tomb, Ebenezer Baptist Church, King's birth home tour and the King Center. There are several ways … Continue reading MARTA to the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site

Panda at Zoo Atlanta

MARTA to Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta is southeast of downtown Atlanta at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE. It is accessible via two MARTA bus routes and is a 30-minute walk from the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue and green rail lines. In addition to animals (include pandas), there is a children's playground and regular events, including Brew at the … Continue reading MARTA to Zoo Atlanta