As Maizah gets older, it's important to me that we take strolls together for some Mommy & me time. We're so blessed to live in Atlanta - where even in mid October, we still have 80 degree days. ATL also has some fantastic places to just walk around - even with baby in tow.
One of my favorite places to stroll as of late is Ponce City Market. It's really like Atlanta's new go to spot. Inside - it's a market full of fun shopping and good food. But the outdoor space is really what makes PCM special. When you head upstairs, you get a great view of the city skyline. And then you can access The Beltline from there as well.
The Beltline is truly one of Atlanta's gems. The 22 mile trail allows you to walk, stroll, run, bike or just find a spot to relax and take photos with friends. When we headed out there this weekend - we saw a little bit of everything. The best part is that the trail enough is wide (and safe) enough for strollers and before you know it, you've knocked out 2 miles without really feeling it. Especially with the Baby Jogger City Tour Stroller.
As a first time mom, I got a big fancy smancy stroller that is super heavy and not so easy to maneuver. And on the contrary, an umbrella stroller just feels flimsy or like it's not enough. That's why I love about the City Tour stroller. It's light, because there's space to put items (underneath) and durable enough to handle a jog or a two year old trying to escape.
Especially if I'm walking in a busy place like Ponce City Market, I can easily push it with one hand to open the door (why is that usually so hard?). The wheels glide so effortlessly and it takes two steps to break down. And folds ALL THE WAY DOWN. I can't tell you how much I love that. (Because I still have space in my trunk.)
The City Tour stroller makes strolling in my favorites places in Atlanta so easy. Check out theirBest Places to Stroll Guide here. Aside from Ponce City Market, here are some other places to stroll when you're in Atlanta.
Centennial Olympic Park
This is especially a favorite in the summer. But it's so close to things like The World of Coke and the Georgia Aquarium, that if you have an open afternoon on the weekend, you can stroll quite a bit of park (they have the cutest playground for your little ones) and have a good time at one of the attractions.
Because I live in Cobb County - which is outside of the city - Marietta Square has been a favorite for years. It's absolutely perfect in the fall. There's the cute little gazebo right in the center, but there's a slew of local shops and restaurant throughout the Square. The weekends get a little busy, but while you're waiting for table for dinner is the perfect time to stroll.
This park is the gem of Atlanta if you ask me. It's the park that gives Atlanta parks a good name (rightfully so) and there's so much you can do because it's so big. So whether you want to take a morning jog or walk with the entire family after dinner, there's room for all of that and more. In the summer, it's perfect for picnics and bike riding. In the fall, amazing for sunsets and kite flying.
This is the only place on my Stroll Guide that costs money, but it is worth it. The Botanical Gardens are absolutely gorgeous - not just in the spring and summer, but even in the fall. There is always an impressive array of exhibits and if you're into photography this is definitely the type of place to stroll and take some snapshots.
Live in Atlanta? What's your favorite place to stroll in the city? Tell me in the comments below! And be sure to check out Baby Jogger Best Places to Stroll Guide.
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