Atlanta, as Seen on Tour!
Southern Pedaler provides one of the most unique ways to see Atlanta. Whether you are a local or a first time visitor, you are guaranteed to get a new perspective of some of Atlanta’s most iconic sites. Since people ask us all the time what they can expect to see on the tour, we figure we’d share with you some of our favorites:
1. Piedmont Park – The Central Park of the South (aka “Better” Central Park), Piedmont Park has been around since the late 1800’s and has long been Atlanta’s gathering place. Its history includes hosting professional baseball, college football, and contributing to the rise of the Allman Bros. Band. These days, the park plays host to some of the South’s biggest events, including Music Midtown, the Dogwood Festival, and Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Our guests enjoy a beautiful ride along the west side of the park when stopping at our partner bar, The Nook – a local neighborhood favorite.
2. The Fox Theatre – Perhaps Atlanta’s most iconic landmark, the “Fabulous Fox” has used most of its nine lives over its nearly 100 years of existence. The beautiful Byzantine-style architecture and magnificent marquee make for the perfect photo op when you pedal by. Despite its history, The Fox continues to improve with the brand new swanky Marquee Club, featuring a rooftop bar for incredible views up and down Peachtree Street before you take in a show. Our Boozie Pedaler Brunch Tour also includes a stop at Public Draft House, which is right next door!
3. Centennial Olympic Park – Centennial Park is the anchor of Downtown Atlanta, built for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Our Downtown route will take you around Centennial Olympic Park and its surrounding attractions, which include the College Football Hall of Fame, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta Children’s Museum, Center for Civil & Human Rights, and Skyview Atlanta. During the summer you can cool off by running through the Olympic Rings Fountain during a tour stop!
4. Woodruff Park / Five Points – Five Points is the historic center of Atlanta where major thoroughfares like Peachtree Street, Marietta Street, Decatur Street, and Edgewood Avenue all come together. Woodruff Park and surrounding businesses have served as a scenic backdrop in many movies and features the ATL sign, which is actually a jungle gym the kids can climb on!
5. The Midtown Sign – Taking it back up north to our home in Midtown, the colorful Midtown Sign sits right outside of Colony Square (the South’s first mixed use development) and is the perfect place to stop for a group photo in front of the giant colorful letters. Even better, there is a green space behind the sign which often hosts food trucks and yoga classes, as well as free ping pong tables on the corner to get your game on!
6. Tech Square – Tech Square is the heart of Atlanta’s booming startup and high tech business community. In addition to a number of startups and incubators, Tech Square is also home to the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business and the Historic Biltmore Building with its famous radio towers on the roof. Our partner bar Cypress Street Pint & Plate is just off Tech Square, and is one of the top local neighborhood bars in Midtown!
7. The Midtown Skyline – This one isn’t so much a landmark as it is just the overall beauty of Atlanta! Midtown Atlanta has become a booming area for businesses and arts & culture. With new high rises going up seemingly every day, Midtown defines the Atlanta skyline, including Bank of America Plaza, which is the tallest skyscraper in the US outside of New York and Chicago!
8. 10th & Piedmont – Just off the southwest corner of Piedmont Park, the intersection of 10th Street and Piedmont is the LGBTQ capital of Atlanta and home of the famous rainbow crosswalks! The intersection also feature two of Atlanta’s top brunch restaurants in Flying Biscuit and 10th & Piedmont (chicken & waffles on a stick!), as well as Zocalo, which is known for having some of the best margaritas in all of Atlanta. Needless to say, it’s always a party when we role through 10th & Piedmont!
9. Margaret Mitchell House – Tucked away on the corner of 10th Street and Peachtree Street is the Margaret Mitchell House, which – you guessed it – is the former home of Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell. Rumor has it she wrote the book while stuck in the house all summer with a broken leg! The old apartment home features a museum all about the author and the book as well as some serious fall colors out front!
10. Crescent Avenue Entertainment District – Crescent Avenue has evolved with the Midtown community over the years, but one constant is that it remains THE hotspot for nightlife in Midtown. College bars and clubs have evolved into hip and upscale restaurants in the past few years. The newest of which – Publico Kitchen & Tap – is a favorite stop of all our guests with their handcrafted draft cocktails and amazing Latin/Asian fusion menu!
These are just a handful of the awesome Atlanta sites you will take in during your tour with Southern Pedaler. The city of Atlanta offers way more than a top 10 list can hold, and our Pedal Guides are always excited to share with you their recommendations for things to do and see and to tell you their personal stories of living in Atlanta!