By Marlena Turner

There’s something unique about a sprawling city home to a beautiful and lush parks, filled with flowering trails and trees teeming with leaves. Spring is near, and in the city of Atlanta it’s the perfect season to take in the gorgeous scenery with family and friends. Grab a blanket, pack your favorite treats, for here are the best places to picnic in Atlanta.

Candler Park
585 Candler Park Drive N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307 

Candler Park is tucked in one of the coolest neighborhoods in the city of Atlanta, Little Five Points. It’s a park that offers countless pleasures for those visiting. Find the perfect spot for your picnic, after you’re done eating enjoy some activities such as golf, basketball, or tennis. For the kids, there’s also a playground for their continuous enjoyment. It’s also conveniently located near the Candler Park Marta station for those looking to avoid the busy Atlanta traffic.

Piedmont Park
400 Park Drive N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305

Piedmont Park is one of Atlanta’s most historic and most popular parks. Covering more than 180 acres, Piedmont park has lush woods, lakes, skate paths, running and walking trails, and an abundance of perfect picnic spots to choose from. You can spend the entire day at Piedmont Park and take in the most beautiful aspects of the city of Atlanta. The park is also home to many annual event and offers by far one of the best views of the city of Atlanta. Grab your basket, and your special someone for a romantic picnic at Piedmont Park.

Chastain Park
4001 Powers Ferry Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30342

Chastain Park could be considered Atlanta’s second most popular park. It’s a beautiful park that offers many activities for all venturing to conquer its hilly landscape. It’s the perfect place to have a picnic, and after your picnic, you’ll have the opportunity to partake in a game of golf, baseball, horseback riding, or walking and running their trails. Chastain Park is also popular for amazing concerts and events that allow for the perfect evening under the stars for a romantic night picnic with your special someone.

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Centennial Olympic Park
285 Andrew Young International Blvd. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313

Centennial Olympic Park is probably one of the best remnants from 96’ Olympics in Atlanta. It’s located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, and has become the perfect draw for tourist. Bring the entire family on the perfect Spring day for a picnic on the lawn as the kids run back and forth between the Olympic ring fountains. There’s also a kid and toddler park that the little ones will enjoy as well. As you walk the park, pay close attention to the history and the names engraved on the walkways as reminders of one of Atlanta’s most historic events.

Grant Park
537 Park Ave. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308

Grant Park is the oldest surviving park in the city of Atlanta at roughly 132 acres. What makes it such a unique and special place for visitors is the wide range of activities to do and see at the park. Enjoy exotic animals at the neighboring zoo, their athletic fields for playing soccer or baseball, playground for the kids, walking trails, and the beautiful botanical scenery. They have the perfect picnic facility that offers a tranquil and beautiful atmosphere that visitors have come to love.

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