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Piedmont Park

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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Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown

Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Midtown

590 W Peachtree St Nw, Atlanta, GA
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Emory University Hospital Midtown and Fox Theatre. AmericasMart and Children's Museum of Atlanta are also within 15 minutes. North Avenue Station is only a 2-minute walk and Civic Center Station is 6 minutes.

    Aloft Atlanta Downtown $105
    Aloft Atlanta Downtown

    Aloft Atlanta Downtown

    300 Ted Turner Drive NW, Atlanta, GA
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Children's Museum of Atlanta, AmericasMart, and World of Coca Cola. Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park are also within 10 minutes. Civic Center Station is 6 minutes by foot and Peachtree Center Station is 6 minutes.

      Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
      Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown

      Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown

      1414 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Midtown, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Georgia Institute of Technology, World of Coca Cola, and Georgia Aquarium. Centennial Olympic Park and State Farm Arena are also within 3 mi (5 km). Arts Center Station is 6 minutes by foot and Atlanta Peachtree Station is 12 minutes.

        W Atlanta Midtown $199
        W Atlanta Midtown

        W Atlanta Midtown

        188 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Midtown, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Piedmont Park. Georgia Institute of Technology and Ponce City Market are also within 3 mi (5 km). Arts Center Station is 9 minutes by foot and Midtown Station is 12 minutes.

          Sheraton Atlanta Hotel $179
          Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

          Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

          165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of AmericasMart, Georgia State University, and Tabernacle. Centennial Olympic Park and Underground Atlanta are also within 15 minutes. Peachtree Center Station is only a 5-minute walk and Five Points Station is 11 minutes.

            Hyatt House Atlanta Downtown $101
            Hyatt House Atlanta Downtown

            Hyatt House Atlanta Downtown

            431 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, and World of Coca Cola. State Farm Arena and Georgia Institute of Technology are also within 1 mi (2 km). Civic Center Station is 13 minutes by foot and Dome-GWCC-Philips Arena-CNN Center Station is 15 minutes.

              Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta $284
              Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

              Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

              75 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Midtown, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Atlanta Symphony Hall and High Museum of Art. Atlanta Botanical Garden and Fox Theatre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Arts Center Station is 6 minutes by foot and Midtown Station is 12 minutes.

                Artmore Hotel - Midtown $107
                Artmore Hotel - Midtown

                Artmore Hotel - Midtown

                1302 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Center Stage Theater and High Museum of Art. Atlantic Station and Atlanta Botanical Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km). Arts Center Station is only a 2-minute walk and Midtown Station is 14 minutes.