Once the stomping grounds of Atlanta’s 19th-century elites—including Asa Griggs Candler, the founder of the Coca-Cola Company—Inman Park has since evolved into a dynamic, in-demand area. History buffs can see highlights like the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, while food lovers frequent Inman Park’s independent eateries, or venture to the nearby Little Five Points area to seek out the city’s trendiest bites and drinks. Other attractions include Freedom Park plus the pretty Springvale Park.
Enjoy numerous ways to discover Inman Park on a range of neighborhood tours. Electric car and trolley tours offer a way for time-pressed visitors to explore, while bike tours provide a more leisurely way to take in its scenery. Civil Rights tours, Southern food and hospitality tours, and “Gone with the Wind” tours also enable visitors to discover other sides of the area.
Things to know before you go
- Inman Park is a must for architecture lovers: look out for Victorian landmarks like the Callan Castle, Beath-Dickey House, Woodruff House, and Trolley Barn.
- Want to taste the best of the neighborhood, all in one stop? Head to the buzzy Krog Street Market dining hall, home to more than a dozen eateries.
- Discover a local’s-eye view of the neighborhood: apartment rental and home-swap sites make it possible to book a stay in one of the area’s Victorian landmarks.
How to get there
Inman Park is located in Atlanta’s Eastside. It’s served by the MARTA East-West line (take it to Inman Park-Reynoldstown Station), as well as the Eastside BeltLine (accessible to cyclists, walkers, and those on scooters) and the Stone Mountain PATH trail. From Downtown, it’s also just a 10-minute drive to the area via Auburn Avenue.
When to get there
Inman Park offers year-round attractions, though it’s best to visit on a sunny day—all the better to soak up the area’s architectural highlights, and stroll down scenic thoroughfares like Sinclair Avenue and Elizabeth Street. If you’re visiting Atlanta in spring, don’t forget to attend the annual Inman Park Festival, or take part in the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade in fall.
The Inman Park Festival
Held over three days, usually every April, the Inman Park Festival is one of Atlanta’s most popular annual street festivals. The event attracts thousands of attendees, and includes live music performances, a festive parade, and plenty of food and drink offerings. Don’t forget to take part in the Tour of Homes: many of the area’s highlight Victorian houses open their doors to the public during the festivities.
- Krog Street Market
- Little Five Points
- Historic Fourth Ward Park
- Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park
- Ebenezer Baptist Church
- Oakland Cemetery
- Fox Theatre
- Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History
- Georgia State Capitol
- World of Coca-Cola
- National Center for Civil and Human Rights
- Margaret Mitchell House
- Zoo Atlanta
- Piedmont Park