Atlanta is a thriving urban oasis… it’s true. Between the city’s sprawling green space and its close proximity to the mountains, it’s easy to lose yourself in the natural beauty of Atlanta.
In this city, green space matters — which is why the city is committed to the Atlanta BeltLine project. It is the most ambitious, smart growth initiative in the nation and holds unlimited potential for the city’s future. Over 22 miles of old railroads line Atlanta, representing not only our past, but the opportunity to build a more walkable and vibrant future. These vine-covered paths will soon be an emerald loop of parks and transit that will transform Atlanta by increasing our green space and connecting our neighborhoods like never before.
No matter where you are in Atlanta, you’re sure to stumble upon something beautiful. While almost every visitor knows of Piedmont Park and Centennial Olympic Park, there are actually more than 343 parks in the city. Almost every neighborhood has its own private oasis of green space where you can escape the grind of everyday life and unwind in nature. The city also features over 125 miles of multi-use trails. Feel like hiking to Maine? The Appalachian Trail begins in Atlanta. Want to bike your way to Alabama? Hop on the Silver Comet Trail and pedal away. If paths aren’t really your thing, not to worry — Atlanta also plays host to a multitude of gorgeous waterways, from tiny creeks, to rushing rivers and hidden waterfalls. Perhaps most well-known is the Chattahoochee River, which gives Atlanta 48 miles of waterfront.
While the Atlanta region has enough natural beauty of its own to boast about, its proximity to other adventures is unparalleled. Need a weekend getaway? Atlanta is mere hours away from a plethora of beaches, and only a short drive from some of the most beautiful mountains in the country. Whether your perfect weekend is hiking a range or lounging on the sand, Atlanta is close enough for you to do whatever your heart desires.
With warm summers and mild winters, there’s no getting stuck indoors in this city. You have unlimited access to fresh air and the city’s natural beauty whenever you please. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy it.