Centennial Olympic Park is a large greenspace in downtown Atlanta with the 1996 Olympic rings, Olympic monuments, Fountain of Rings (bring swimsuits for the kids), amphitheater and playground. Festivals, concerts and special events take place in the park, including Fourth of July fireworks. Additionally, many Atlanta attractions and museums surround the park for sightseeing, including the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Children’s Museum of Atlanta, College Football Hall of Fame and SkyView.
The park is a 8-minute walk away from two train stations: Peachtree Center on the red and gold lines and the GWCC/CNN Station on the blue and green lines. The walk is less hilly from the GWCC/CNN Station. If you’re traveling with kids and need an emergency bathroom en route, public facilities are located in Peachtree Center and the CNN Center.
If any e-scooters are available near either train station, you can rent one to speed up your commute.
Outside the Peachtree Center train station is the Peachtree Center streetcar stop (use the Ellis Street/Peachtree Street East station exit). Pay a separate $1 fee to ride the streetcar to the Centennial Olympic Park stop. Download the ATL Streetcar app for iOS or Android to purchase tickets in advance or via the vending machine at the streetcar stop.
The streetcar also travels to the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site for additional sightseeing.
Bus 26 travels on Marietta Street next to the park and travels to the Georgia State University campus via Decatur Street and on Joseph E. Boone Blvd.