O4W has become one of the most popular places to visit in Atlanta, regardless if you’re a local or visiting the ATL. From our iconic Ponce City Market to more under-the-radar things to do, there’s something for everyone in Old Fourth Ward, and we thought we’d break it down for y’all! So keep scrolling for some of Atlanta’s favorite things to do in this precious neighborhood.
1. Savor the flavors of Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market is a continuously evolving central hub here in the ATL. It’s perhaps most famous for its extensive food hall and unbeatable selection of eateries. Luckily, we’ve rounded up all the unmissable eats at this beloved food market. From pizza to burgers, vegan eats and beyond, there’s truly something for everyone! Click here for the full round-up.
As well as the food hall and awesome restaurants on offer, there’s an outdoor amphitheater, a weekly farmers market, an incredible rooftop, and so much more.
2. Visit the Historical Fourth Ward Park
The enchanting Fourth Ward Park is the one of the many parks located in O4W. The 17-acre space is home to that much-needed greenery that Atlanta’s famous for, as well as a splash pad, play ground, skate park, amphitheater, and more! It’s also on the BeltLine if you’re in the mood for a hike, or a bar-hop to remember – whatever suits you!
3. Get your caffeine fix at Chrome Yellow Trading Co.
Chrome Yellow Trading Co. recently made the top spot on our round-up of the cutest coffee shops in Atlanta, and for excellent reason. The industrial-chic hotspot is the perfect microcosm of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, as this influential part of town transitions from its industry-heavy history into a trendy safe haven for local businesses. Click here for a full round-up of adorable coffeehouses in Atlanta.
4. Honor Martin Luther King Jr. by visiting his birth home
You can visit the birthplace of Atlanta’s most famous civil right’s advocate, Martin Luther King Jr. The free ranger-led Birth Home Tours are extremely popular, and you’ll get to see the interior of the home with some unbeatable insight on MLK. The tours are limited to 15 people and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the tour. For more information, click here to visit their website.
5. Enjoy some margaritas at Guac Y Margys
Renowned across the city for their spectacular margaritas, Guac Y Margys is one of the most beloved bars on the BeltLine. There’s tacos and Mexican-inspired bites on offer, but their fruity margs are the stars of this vibrant eatery. Guac Y Margys is one of the many incredible queer-owned businesses in Atlanta. Click here for a full round-up.
6. Support Black-owned businesses at The Village
Founded by Lakeysha Hallmon, this awesome retail experience in Ponce City Market unites Black-owned businesses, curating this exceptional shopping market with so much on offer. From CBD to fashion, accessories to homeware, make sure to stop off at The Village Retail Market next time you visit Ponce City Market. Click here for a full round-up of women-owned businesses in Atlanta.
7. Devour some delicious tapas on Buena Vida Tapas & Sol’s awesome patio
There are so many incredible patios in and around Atlanta, perfect for enjoying a couple of cocktails and something to eat. Luckily, Old Fourth Ward is home to Buena Vida Tapas & Sol, a favorite amongst locals for tapas, sangria, cocktails, and more. Check out our full round-up of the best patios in Atlanta, here.
8. Explore the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a weekend hike or the best bar hopping experience that the ATL has to offer, the BeltLine has become the looping vein of our glorious city. With the Eastside Trail one of the most popular spots on the loop, you can expect people hanging out, working out, eating out, and more. There’s also an ever-growing collection of street art on offer too, including this mind-blowing mural (pictured above) located at the Edgewood Avenue Bridge.
9. Visit Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium
Camp and kitsch collide at this unique bar experience in the ATL. Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium is a special spot in Old Fourth Ward, where you can enjoy some beers, play some ping pong, and discover all the little quirks about this notoriously religious (yet absolutely fabulous) bar. For more information, click here.
10. Eat some hot wings from Jack’s Pizza & Wings
We recently rounded up all of Atlanta’s favorite spots for hot wings, and this Old Fourth Ward gem made the list. Since hot wings are such an integeral part of ATL culture, it would be rude to not turn this round-up into your brand new Atlantan bucket list. For the full round-up, click here.