Some of the most popular streets in Atlanta take you through serene city parks and fast-paced urban centres. Stroll along scenic roads where you can choose from a variety of local boutiques and small cafés or head to the city centre for beautiful architecture and plenty of nightlife venues for a trip to remember.

    The most famous streets in the city all have their own distinctive character and run through the trendiest neighbourhoods in the city. Whether you’re looking for a day of fun outside or want to spend a few hours exploring Atlanta’s best attractions, these roads will lead you to where you want to go.


    Peachtree Street

    Catch a glimpse of the top sights in the city

    While there are dozens of roads in Atlanta named Peachtree, Peachtree Street is the most popular due to its central location, amazing shopping, and impressive buildings. Starting in the Five Points neighbourhood right in the heart of it all, Peachtree Street runs north and south, cutting the city in half.

    In addition to a collection of luxury shops and fine-dining restaurants, there are plenty of notable landmarks and prominent buildings along Peachtree Street. Some noteworthy sights include the Fox Theater, Georgia-Pacific Tower, Bank of America Plaza (the tallest building in the city), and the High Museum of Art.


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    Auburn Avenue

    The heart of the Sweet Auburn Historic District

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    Auburn Avenue runs right through the heart of Atlanta’s historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood. In addition to being the home of many beautiful murals and historic buildings, Auburn Avenue is where you’ll find prominent museums and memorials including Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home, the Memorial Rose Garden, The King Center, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Tomb.

    If you love festivals, make sure to check out the annual SpringFest, held in mid-May, or the Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival, held on the first weekend in October. Both festivals feature live music, amazing southern food and local artwork for sale.


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    Piedmont Avenue

    Take advantage of the beautiful parks and gardens in the city

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    Stemming from north of the city all the way down through the heart of it all, Piedmont Avenue is one of the most popular streets in Atlanta. Along the northern parts of Piedmont Avenue, you’ll find stunning outdoor spaces and gardens, and if you head downtown, you can enjoy plenty of great restaurants, cafés, shops and bars.

    The Atlanta Botanical Garden sits at the northwest corner of Piedmont Park, right along Piedmont Avenue, and is a great place to spend time with the whole family exploring the children’s garden and tropical rotunda or on an intimate date, roaming through the immaculate 30 acres of serene landscapes. Looking for more things to do outdoors? Head into the park where you can enjoy a public bathing pool, farmers market on the weekends and plenty of walking paths.


    Ponce De Leon Avenue

    Soak in Atlanta’s vibrant culture along this popular street

    Ponce De Leon Avenue is a 16-mile road that runs through some of the trendiest neighbourhoods in downtown Atlanta. Lined with historic houses, art galleries, tattoo parlors, in-vogue eateries, and unique bars, Ponce De Leon Avenue is a great place to enjoy the vibrant culture of the city.

    One of the most popular destinations along the avenue is the Ponce City Market. This historic building was once the headquarters for the Sears department store and has recently been transformed into a melting pot of amazing restaurants, great local boutiques, and hip apartments and office spaces. With ice skating rinks in the winter and rooftop bars in the summer, this market is an awesome place to spend a few hours.


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    Euclid Avenue

    Explore the best record stores in the city

    Euclid Avenue is a lively street located in northeast Atlanta. Known for its many record shops and cafés, Euclid Avenue is the ideal destination for those looking for a trendy, local experience in the city. Head to Criminal Records and Moods Music to browse unique collections of vintage vinyl’s or grab a cup of coffee at cafés like Java Lords, and Village Coffee House, which both offer great beverages and laid-back vibes.

    If you’re looking to explore on foot, take a walk north toward North Avenue, where you’ll run into Walton Spring Park. It’s known for its beautiful walking trails and butterfly garden.


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    Krog Street

    Grab a bite to eat at one of the best markets in the city

    Krog Street is a small but notable street, extending for only a few blocks between the Cabbagetown and Inman Park neighbourhoods in Atlanta. The most popular stop along the street is Krog Street Market, which is housed in a massive 1920s warehouse and is famous for its fresh produce, authentic Southern restaurants, and specialty food stores.

    Another great place to check out along Krog Street is the Atlanta BeltLine Center. The BeltLine is a citywide network of trails that bikers and avid walkers love. The BeltLine Center is a museum and visitors center that focuses on the history and unique attributes of this remarkable urban transportation project.


    Decatur Street

    Discover the history of the city on one of the original roads

    Decatur Street is famous for being one of the original 7 streets in Atlanta and was home to the first theater in the city. Running east to west, this street is now home to many theaters and bars, especially near the famous Oakland Cemetery. It’s also one of the main streets on the campus of Georgia State University.

    For those looking for a good laugh, make sure to check out The Village Theater, a comedy club at the corner of Decatur and Hillard. This intimate performance venue is known for its hilarious local comedians and improv shows. If you prefer to wander around, head to the university to check out the noteworthy buildings on campus like the library, sports arena, and theater.


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    Baker Street

    Spend your day exploring Atlanta's most popular attractions

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    Baker Street is home to some of the biggest and most visited destinations in the city, including Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. While street parking can be a bit difficult along Baker Street, each of these major attractions has a parking garage or you can take the subway or streetcar to nearby stops like Carnegie at Spring and Peachtree Center.

    For a great full day exploring, spend a few hours at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, a huge museum dedicated to the American civil rights movement, then head to the Georgia Aquarium, which is home to more than 100,000 animals. Finish your day at the World of Coca-Cola for some unique insight into the history behind the company and its worldwide popularity.


    Battery Avenue

    Catch a ballgame at Truist Park

    Battery Avenue is known as the main road leading to Truist Park, the Atlanta Braves’ MLB home stadium. With over 41,000 seats, this colossal baseball stadium draws huge crowds and Battery Avenue has plenty of attractions to keep everyone busy. Just across the street from the stadium, you’ll find The Battery Atlanta, a lively shopping mall with a variety of bars, eateries, and live music venues.

    A few steps away is Live! At the Battery Atlanta, a collection of sports bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. If you’re traveling with the whole family, check out The Escape Game Atlanta for a variety of escape rooms or Good Game Atlanta for some indoor virtual games and a driving range.


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    10th Street

    Take a walk through Midtown Atlanta

    10th Street is a busy street running east to west in the northern part of downtown Atlanta. On the western part of the street, you’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants visited most frequently by students at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Head a few blocks east and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Midtown neighbourhood, which is a busy commercial hub and features fine-dining restaurants like The Consulate, and Empire State South. At the very eastern tip of 10th Street, you'll find Piedmont Park and the famous Park Tavern at the entrance.


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    Victoria Zelefsky | Contributing Writer

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