Full of history, arts, and adventure, Atlanta is bustling with activities that the CVB’s PR Specialist Lindsey Ford says are great for groups—and they speak to the current climate, too.
“The Atlanta BeltLine is notable since it is perfect for physical and social distancing,” she says. “It is a loop that will one day connect 45 different neighborhoods and feature several trails, green spaces, and outdoor places to rest and eat.”
Many parks and trails have been developed as a result of Atlanta’s urban revitalization program. Lovely natural surroundings make the many trails ideal for biking, and visitors can take an Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum walking tour with a docent through the Eastside and Westside trails. Path 400, once complete, will add 5.2 miles of greenway through Buckhead that will connect to the BeltLine.
Seven miles of the BeltLine is dedicated to the arts—from sculptures and murals to performance art spaces. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine allows visitors to explore the permanent collection as well as changing exhibits.
About 15 miles east of Atlanta is Stone Mountain Park. The famous attraction has 3,200 acres of nature where visitors can camp, golf, and hike or bike along a 5-mile paved road or a 1-mile trail to the summit—or fish and canoe on a 363-acre lake. With each season comes festivals and holiday celebrations in the park, and groups can also take a scenic railroad tour aboard a 1940s open-air locomotive or see the top of Stone Mountain as well as the Atlanta skyline on the Summit Skyride.
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