Piedmont Park

Vacation Travel Guide
Piedmont Park which includes fall colors, a garden and a high rise building

This huge green space in the center of Atlanta includes a lake, playgrounds and sports facilities.

More than 200 acres (81 hectares) of trees, lawns and gardens are situated right in the heart of Atlanta, next to busy midtown and just northeast of downtown. Piedmont Park is where people from all over the city congregate to exercise and relax. Extensive walking paths, a lake with city views, a range of sports facilities and plenty of picnic areas have made it a favorite spot for decades.

Lake Clara Meer, in the center of the park, is lined with picturesque fishing piers and surrounded by walking paths. This is a great place to watch locals catch bream, bass and catfish. You’ll need a State of Georgia fishing license to have a go yourself, and rods and tackle are available from fishing stores in town.

Take a leisurely walk or jog the wide paths that wind through the park, including a circuit around the lake that’s just under a mile (1.6 kilometers) long. A loop of the whole park is 1.68 miles (2.7 kilometers). A main promenade through the center runs alongside fountains and meadows.

Piedmont Park includes tennis courts, soccer fields and volleyball courts that you can use on Fridays without a permit. There are a number of stores in midtown that rent all kinds of sporting equipment.

The park hosts a wide variety of events. There’s a Green Market on Saturday mornings March - December, where you can pick up fresh local produce from farmers and bakers. Come in April for the annual Dogwood Festival of Art. The 75-year-old festival runs over three days in spring, and includes art markets and live entertainment. The Atlanta Jazz Festival is held here each year over Memorial Day weekend.

There are picnic areas, grilling facilities, playgrounds and free public wireless internet access throughout the park. The grounds are open from 6 a.m until 11 p.m., however some facilities close earlier.

Street parking in the area is limited, and the paid parking lot fills up quickly on weekends. The closest MARTA station is Midtown, a short walk from the park.

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Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥10,289 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca Cola, and Georgia State University. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,872 reviews)
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Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
3.5 out of 5
188 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥14,354 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 27
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Fox Theatre ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (44 reviews)
"Clean. Beautiful decor in common spaces and inside rooms. Excellent location close to many dining spots."

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥10,616 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
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Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥9,268 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
Hilton Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
3.5 out of 5
188 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥14,354 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 27
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥10,289 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥10,616 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Sonesta Select Atlanta Midtown
Sonesta Select Atlanta Midtown
3 out of 5
1132 Techwood Dr, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥11,175 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
Sonesta Select Atlanta Midtown
Loews Atlanta Hotel
Loews Atlanta Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1065 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥26,312 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Loews Atlanta Hotel
The Georgian Terrace Hotel
The Georgian Terrace Hotel
4 out of 5
659 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥15,291 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
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Midtown Masterpiece (Heart Of The City)
Midtown Masterpiece (Heart Of The City)
Atlanta, GA
Midtown Masterpiece (Heart Of The City)
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Midtown, GA
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Midtown, GA
2.5 out of 5
1231 West Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥12,868 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Midtown, GA
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