Visiting Atlanta for fun, traveling for a business trip, going to a convention or a new resident? There are many things to do and sights to see, including activities and destinations that don’t require a car. Explore our Best of MARTA lists and recommendations to get more from your visit and commute.
Museums Near MARTA
If you’re a fan of museums, view the complete of museums that are close to MARTA stations.
Inman Park Neighborhood: History, Parks and Culture
History buffs will enjoy viewing several Battle of Atlanta historic areas near the Inman Park MARTA station. The neighborhood also has Victorian mansions, parks, bike paths and is near funky shops, restaurants and music venues in Little 5 Points. An additional perk is the BeltLine bus tour that departs from the MARTA station on Friday and Saturday mornings.
For small town charm, head to the Decatur MARTA station for a step back in time. Boutique stores with local crafts, a public square and over 50 restaurants in walking distance (including the must-do Brick Store Pub) make downtown Decatur worth a visit.
View Best of MARTA: Bars to see drinking holes near rail stations. Stations that have multiple drinking destinations nearby include Peachtree Center, Midtown, Buckhead and Decatur. Check out nightlife destinations that are easy to get to without a car for more ideas. Crescent Avenue in Midtown is always hopping, or get a swanky cocktail in the historic Georgian Terrace hotel down the street. Rooftop lounging options include Whiskey Blue at the Buckhead W Hotel or Sky Lounge at the Glenn Hotel.
There are many things to do with children in Atlanta, even when you’re commuting via train. The one-stop shop to keep everyone entertained for the day is the Peachtree Center and/or Dome MARTA stations. Here you’ll find numerous attractions such as the CNN Center Tour, College Football Hall of Fame, Skyview, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.
Some of our favorite downtown restaurants near MARTA are Atlanta Grill at the Ritz Carlton, Alma Cocina, Sun Dial at the Westin, BLT Steak at the downtown W Hotel. Up the street near the Midtown station get a killer burger at the Vortex Bar & Grill or dine at South City Kitchen, Ecco, Cypress Street Pint and Plate or Cafe Agora.