Why We Love Grant Park Atlanta
Play and eat in Grant Park, one of Atlanta’s oldest and most eclectic neighborhoods. Enjoy local restaurants and coffee shops, as well as playgrounds, Zoo Atlanta, and Oakland Cemetery. Also check out nearby neighborhoods, including Downtown Atlanta, East Atlanta, Inman Park, and Decatur.
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Find tennis and basketball courts, a baseball field, a swimming pool, a playground, and walking trails on 131 acres of wooded area. The recreation center has regular classes and a fitness center. Go for a stroll down the wide paths of Grant Park while the kiddos run free. Then, make the short trek over to the Zoo.
Wander through visits with some furry, feathered and scaly favorites at Zoo Atlanta. Play at the two playgrounds, ride the train, do a treetop obstacle course, and enjoy downtime with keeper talks. Save a few bucks by bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy at the park after your visit.
Families appreciate art, architecture, history and nature at Oakland Cemetery. From its famous residents to annual kid-friendly events, this unusual destination offers a lot to love.
Where to Eat in Grant Park Atlanta
With tasty pancakes and other breakfast and lunch fare, Ria’s Bluebird has been a staple in Grant Park for more than 15 years. Get noodles and stir-fries over rice at Doc Chey’s where kids eat free from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekends (for Karma Club members). Get sandwiches, drinks, and produce at Bennett’s.
Grab seafood and burgers at Six Feet Under, directly across from Oakland Cemetery. During less busy times at the restaurant, enjoy the rooftop view of Oakland Cemetery with your family. Grab tacos at Tin Lizzy’s next door or at Mi Barrio, a small, inexpensive Mexican restaurant also on Memorial Drive.
Mediterranea restaurant and bakery serves gluten-free baked goods in the cases. Get lunch and dinner all week and brunch on weekends. Pick up a latte to-go to enjoy while the littles play at Ormond-Grant Park across the street.
On Sundays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., inside Grant Park and near Zoo Atlanta, see celebrity chef demonstrations and great locally-grown veggies, meats, breads, and artisan foods at Grant Park Farmer’s Market.
Grant Park Coffeehouse excites lovers of coffee and tea with lots of chai choices. The display cases of baked goods and warm sandwiches will tickle your taste buds with anticipation.