The Midtown Romp is a 7 mile designated walking/hiking trail, which winds through some of the most picturesque, and distinctive areas of the City of Atlanta.
Essentially, this walking path starts at the Woodruff Arts Center, winds down through a portion of the Ansley Park district, through the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Through Piedmont Park, then past such Atlanta points of interest as the Margaret Mitchell house, the Fox Theatre, the Varsity, and the Bobby Dodd Stadium.
There are many spots along the way to just stop, sit and relax, and take in some the scenery of Atlanta at play on a weekend. Take your camera, and expect to get some great photo opportunities.
The weekend I walked this trail, I actually split it into two days. I started at the Woodruff Arts Center, and took my time ending up at Piedmont Park as the sun was setting. There are a handful of awesome places to sit and take in views of the city skyline as the sunsets within Piedmont Park.
There are a handful of really nice patio and small street side cafes along the way, but one specifically to note is the Park Tavern. The Park Tavern sits on the edge of Piedmont Park with a perfect view of the city as the sunsets, and other perfect sunset viewing spots are surrounding the Clara Mere Lake, which is in Piedmont Park.
Clara Mere Lake is where you can see the reflection of the city skyline at night over the lake.
For street-by-street directions with a map, grab a copy of the “60 Hikes within 60 miles” of Atlanta book on Amazon.Com. (See link below video)
If you take your time, and make this a nice easy stroll, and you can plan your timing to enjoy such things as the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Park, dining at The Park Tavern, and perhaps even take a romantic horse and buggy ride around Piedmont Park as the evening sets, and have a nice evening stroll back to your car with fantastic night time views of some of the cities highest sky scarpers along the way.
See the HD virtual tour of this walk…