human settlement in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

South Atlanta is a district in Atlanta that contains the Grant Park, Peoplestown, Lakewood Heights, and Mechanicsville neighborhoods, and is near the world's busiest airport.


South Atlanta contains the neighborhoods:

  • 1 Grant Park. A historical district in the area. Besides the park itself, this area includes Zoo Atlanta and Cyclorama.    
  • 2 Mechanicsville.    
  • 3 Peoplestown.    
  • 4 Lakewood Heights.    

Get inEdit

Map of Atlanta/South

MARTA East/West Line stops at King Center Station. Interstate 75, Interstate 20, and Freedom Parkway provide access by car.

To get to Grant Park, take MARTA Bus #397 from King Memorial Station. By car, exit from I-20 at Blvd SE.




  • 1 Cellairis Amphitheatre (Lakewood Amphitheater). Attend a concert or event    
  • 2 Oakland Cemetery, 48 Oakland Avenue, +1 404 688-2107. Historic graveyard (established 1850) which is the burial site of Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones, and many Civil War soldiers.    
  • 3 Zoo Atlanta (next to Cyclorama), +1 404 624-5822. Open every day 9:30AM-4:30PM; Sa Su during daylight savings time 9:30AM-5:30PM; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. This zoo specializes in primates and African animals but also has Giant Pandas, Bornean Sumatran orangutans, Asian small-clawed otters, and a childrens' zoo. $20.99 (adults); $16.99 (seniors); $15.99 (children).    
  • 4 Starlight Drive-In Theatre and Flea Market, 2000 Moreland Ave SE, +1 404 627-5786. Drive-in movie theater that also hosts a swap meet every Saturday and Sunday.



Extra napkins, please!
  • 1 Daddy D'z: The Bar-B-Que Joynt, 264 Memorial Drive, +1 404 222-0206. M-Th 11AM-10PM, F Sa 11AM-12:30AM, Su noon-9:30PM. Excellent barbecue in a small building with a lot of character. $9-16.
  • 2 Ria's Bluebird, 421 Memorial Dr SE, +1 404 521-3737. 8AM-3PM. Hip breakfast restaurant, voted "best pancakes in world" by NY Times. Come early or be prepared to wait. $5-13.




Go nextEdit

Routes through South
DoravilleDowntown  N   S  East PointHartsfield-Jackson ATL
Sandy SpringsDowntown  N   S  East PointHartsfield-Jackson ATL

This district travel guide to South is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.