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7 Best Things to Do in Atlanta this Spring

7 Best Things to Do in Atlanta this Spring

Must-see and do activities in Spring 2024

Atlanta is known as “the city in a forest,” because of its lush emerald canopies that line city streets and weave through its eclectic variety of neighborhoods. Just as the sprouting botanicals don their vibrant colors in the sunshine, the city comes alive with endless options for fun – from the return of professional sporting events to headlining concerts and a plethora of outdoor festivals and road races to enjoy the crisp, cool air – making it, arguably, the best time of year to visit.  

Whether you’re exploring a dense botanical garden or cheering for Atlanta’s home team, these are the best things to do in Atlanta this spring. 

Spring Into Atlanta

A Little Girl Standing In A Garden

photo by @thelittlehouseonmainstreet


How better to enjoy the splendor of spring than immersing yourself in a vibrant garden of flourishing flowers? Discover beauty in bloom at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Stroll the picturesque canopy walk before exploring 30-acres of lush gardens filled with tulips, daffodils, crocus and more during Atlanta Blooms! While you’re there, explore the natural wonders of Orchid Daze – one of the largest orchid collections at any public garden in the world. 

A Man With A Bicycle In Front Of A Building

photo by @mystylevia


Step into spring and embark on an Atlanta adventure along the Atlanta BeltLine, located on the opposite side of Piedmont Park. This popular redevelopment connects 45 neighborhoods with 33 miles of walking trails and biking paths - a convenient way to explore some of the city’s top neighborhoods without a vehicle.

The Eastside Trail joins the tip of Piedmont Park, connecting the Midtown, Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park Neighborhoods. You will find countless restaurants, bars, parks and art displays along the way. (Tip: Your 2-mile mark is hit when you’ve reached Jake’s Ice Cream and Krog Street Market).  If you’re interested in street art and murals, be sure to carry on slightly further to Krog Street and Cabbagetown. You won’t want to miss it!

A Bunch Of Different Vegetables On Display

photo by @zagundo


Sprinkle some local flavors into your trip and connect with the makers and creators of Atlanta at one of the city’s farmers markets. Located just a block away from the Hotel, join locals at Piedmont Park’s Green Market on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Green Market season runs from March 30 through December 7, 2024.  In addition to freshly prepared food items, you will find products from local farmers and bakers, jam makers and artisans. Enjoy live music, chef demonstrations and more. The market even provides kid-friendly activities for those traveling with children.  

A Man And A Woman Sitting On A Sidewalk

photo by @curlsandacamera_nik


There is an instant comradery when sitting in the stands to cheer for the home team, even if you’re visiting from another city. It just happens to be that one of Atlanta's home teams is also regarded as America’s Team – the Atlanta Braves. Located a quick 20-minute drive to Truist Park, this year’s home opener is on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 7:20 p.m. EDT against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pregame at Saltwood Bar before venturing to the ballpark, and don’t forget to get there early to snap a photo with Blooper and watch the Heavy Hitters –“the most electrifying drumline in Braves Country.”  Learn more about how and why to visit Atlanta for an Atlanta Braves game

Also, don't miss the excitement and action of the US Women's National Team at the SheBelieves Cup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 6, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. Cheer for your favorite professional women soccer players during the double-header featuring USA vs. Japan and Brazil vs. Canada. 

A Group Of People Standing On Top Of A Ramp

photo by @photorushin


There is no denying, Atlantans love their music and festivals – often combined into one extravaganza. We are fortunate to have a multicultural blend of dreamers, developers, cultural enthusiasts, and adventurers. Whether it be music, art, food, or drink that puts a spring in your step, you’re sure to find an event perfect for your interests. A few spring concerts, shows, and festivals in Atlanta include: 

  • Tour Stops at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena: Some of today’s most iconic musicians are making stops in Atlanta, including Nicki Minaj (March 20-21), Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band (May 18), and Rolling Stones (June 7).
  • Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park, April 12-14. Featuring over 250 artist booths, this annual event is one of the largest and most diverse arts festivals in the country. 
  • Shaky Knees in Central Park, May 3-5. The alt-rock music festival features more than 60 bands, ranging from chart-topping names to rising artists. 2024 headliners include Foo Fighters, Weezer, Noah Kahan, Young The Giant, Queens of the Stoneage, The Offspring, Billy Idol and Portugal. The Man. 


It’s time to spring into action and start planning your trip to Atlanta today. This season, Loews Atlanta Hotel invites guests to enjoy locally-curated art experiences showcasing Midtown’s one-of-a-kind attractions when you make your hotel reservation through our special offer, Park & Stay package. With 414 spacious guestrooms, including 44 suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows, guests have the comforts of home at their fingertips. From an ideal location in the heart of Midtown, to locally-inspired dining and award-winning wellness offerings at Exhale Spa, Loews Atlanta is ready to welcome guests for a memorable stay. 

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