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Wandering Through Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward

Your quick guide to eating, shopping, sightseeing and playing in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward.

Enjoy creative cuisine and unique shopping experiences, then dive into history or try something new. Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward has it all.


Bookended by bustling markets, Old Fourth Ward hosts an array of dining options. In Ponce City Market, W.H. Stiles Fish Camp serves fresh seafood, while Hop’s Chicken whips up delectable Southern fare. Down the road, Krog Street Market offers Bar Mercado, and its Spanish tapas, to hungry visitors. 

Ponce City Market
Be sure to stop by Ponce City Market to shop at Candlefish. (Courtesy Jamestown Properties)


In addition to delightful dishes, Old Fourth Ward’s markets offer charming shops. At Candlefish, shoppers can sniff out their favorite fragrance or make their own candle. The Merchant ATL sells vibrant stationery, while Krog Street Pet Works gives you every opportunity to spoil your four-legged friend.  

Eastside Trail
The BeltLine's Eastside Trail takes walkers (and runners) past fascinating art and historic spots. (©Michelle Khouri)


There’s plenty to see in Old Fourth Ward and much of it can be accessed from the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Art lovers will be thrilled with the sculptures they stumble across. History buffs will appreciate the focus on the Civil Rights Movement, both on the trail and at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Another history-themed must see: the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

Historic Fourth Ward Park
Walk around Historic Fourth Ward Park or lounge and enjoy the day. (©Geoff Walker/Historic Fourth Ward Park)


Old Fourth Ward has something for everyone, whether you’re looking to leisurely stroll around a two-acre lake at Historic Fourth Ward Park, practice your kickflip at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark or spend an evening playing Ms. Pacman while sipping a creative cocktail at Joystick Gamebar. Wander through the area and you're sure to discover something wonderful.