Taking your four-legged friend to Atlanta, but not sure where you can take him once you get there? There are many great spots for both you and your furry friend to enjoy. Start your trip at a pet-friendly hotel and then head outside to explore.
Piedmont Park, for example, is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. Pack a picnic, go for a stroll along one of the many lanes, or watch others play sports at one of the designated areas. Dog lovers especially will love the park as there is a separate dog park as well as the annual Dog Run. From the park, you can walk right into the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Admission prices are pretty steep, but this garden spans 30 acres and boasts an orchid center as well as a conservatory dedicated to tropical and desert plants, works of art, and a children’s playground. It has so much to offer, you and your companions will be sure to love it.
For a bit of history, head to Sweet Auburn. In this neighborhood you can find sites related to Martin Luther King Jr. It was here that he was born, where he preached and was buried. Going even further than there, there are several monuments related to the Civil Rights Movement. Even if you do not enter any of these, you will have an interesting time walking around and checking out the landmarks that lie dispersed over the neighborhood. Of other historical significance is the Centennial Olympic Parc. It was the center of the 1996 Olympic festivities and now functions as a park with patches of grass, art installations, fountains, and pools.
If you have a rental car, take a trip to Stone Mountain for the day. This massive park is mostly known for faces of Civil War personalities Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. These are etched into the mountain. Nature lovers will be pleased by the wildlife preserve and the nearby beach. To complete your day out, why not visit the collection of historic houses?
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