Parks & Beaches
This urban arcadia has augmented its plant collections with the gorgeous Kendeda Canopy Walk, an edible garden, and outdoor kitchen.
Hosted by the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the parade features hundreds of giant puppets, light sculptures, lanterns and glow sticks, and thousands of cheering spectators along its route.
If there is a lasting and tangible remnant of the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, it is Centennial Olympic Park. As grass and trees have filled in over the years, the park has evolved from a pile of commemorative bricks into a restful oasis.
This paved, mostly shaded route offers a glimpse of the city without the crowds of the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.
This BeltLine-adjacent park is more than a greenspace with pathways and an outdoor theater; it’s a linchpin in the Old Fourth Ward’s revitalization.
The latest in equipment offers kids hours of entertainment, and the compact layout makes it easy for parents to keep a watchful eye.
Fortunately for Johns Creek’s four-legged residents, there’s the Newtown Dream Dog Park, opened in 2011 after a local won the first Beneful Dream Dog Park contest.
Oakland was a nineteenth-century hot spot; couples cruised the grounds in spiffy carriages and families picnicked near their forebears’ final resting places.
The verdant vista from atop Stone Mountain (just a 1.3-mile climb) enables hikers to forget the crazy traffic bustling under the treetops.