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Blue Skies and Green Spaces


Explore our hotel near Chastain Park

Two of Atlanta’s most endearing nicknames are “City of Trees” and “City in the Forest.” With a tree canopy that’s just under 50% of the city’s footprint, Atlanta looks quite different from other urban areas. Along with all these trees and green space come many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Right here in Buckhead, you can walk or run through picturesque residential neighborhoods full of gracious homes. Or take a jog along PATH400 Greenway Trail, soon to be part of the ambitious Atlanta Beltline project. As Atlanta’s largest city park, Chastain Park in Buckhead has lots of fresh-air fun: walking trails, tennis courts, equestrian lessons and a city golf course.

For aquatic adventure, join the locals and “Shoot the Hooch” — aka the Chattahoochee River, where you can canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board or float lazily in inner tubes down this lovely waterway. At the Historic Fourth Ward Park, catch air at the city’s first public skate park (skateboard legend Tony Hawk broke it in), picnic by the two-acre lake or let the kids get soaked at the splash pad. Piedmont Park is a city-center oasis with 200 acres of rolling hills and paved trails; take a free outdoor yoga class or bring a picnic and admire the Midtown skyline. Farther afield, Stone Mountain Park is an expansive natural playground for the whole family. Be sure to ride the Swiss cable car all the way to the top.