Ed­i­tor’s Itin­er­ary

One of At­lanta’s most pop­u­lar parks was de­signed to unite the com­mu­nity with strolling paths and sprawl­ing fields. Am­ple spa­ces shaded by lush trees make this the per­fect place to catch your breath un­der a blan­ket of blue sky.

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Spend an hour or two ex­plor­ing At­lanta's beloved Pied­mont Park, where the com­mu­nity gath­ers for fairs, fes­ti­vals and other fes­tiv­i­ties.

8 0 MI NUTES IN: Pied­mont Park

Dog­wood trees, play­grounds and ath­letic fields pep­per 182 acres of greenspace in At­lanta’s ver­sion of Cen­tral Park (both are de­signed by Fred­er­ick Law Olm­sted, in fact). Pied­mont Park is home to the At­lanta Botan­i­cal Gar­den and con­nected to At­lanta Belt­Line’s East­side Trail. Eat at one of the many restau­rants bor­der­ing the park, like Park

Tav­ern or The Nook, or enjoy a pic­nic on the per­fectly mani- cured lawns. Eighty min­utes gives you plenty of time to take a stroll and buy a pop­si­cle from the King of Pops cart (look for the rain­bow um­brella). The park is es­pe­cially pop­u­lar with jog­gers, bi­cy­clists, and recre­ational sports leagues, and hosts fes­ti­vals and events nearly ev­ery week­end dur­ing warm-weather months. 1342 Worch­ester Drive NE, Mid­town, 404.875.7275. www.pied­mont­park.org

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