**Updated January 2023
Atlanta isn’t just the capital of Georgia. It’s also the state’s most-visited site, welcoming more than 50 million visitors per year!
Are you planning to visit the Peach State this summer? If so, you’ll soon find that the city is filled to the brim with things to do, see, eat, and enjoy! From the Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Tech, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden to the World of Coca-Cola and Piedmont Park, it’s easy to fill a week-long itinerary.
However, there’s no denying that driving and parking in Atlanta can be a beast. If you don’t notice it driving down I-75, you’ll realize it while circling around downtown, searching for an empty spot.
Today, we’re here to make your visit a little more enjoyable. Check out these five great spots to park around Atlanta, and reserve one right on our ParkMobile app!
1. State Farm Arena
Home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, the State Farm Arena is a great place to park if you’re looking to catch a ballgame or take in a concert. It’s also centrally located downtown, near the intersection of Marietta Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive.
Around the arena, you’ll find many different lots and garages, all easily walkable and located roughly one-tenth of a mile away.
If you want to be up close to the action, you can park in the arena itself, but expect to pay $40 for a spot. Other nearby parking areas include the CNN Deck, as well as the Ruby Lot. The latter is a multi-level parking garage located just minutes from the arena’s entrance.
You can reserve parking at the State Farm Arena directly through our app! Enter the event you plan to enjoy, and we’ll direct you to the closest parking spot so you can mark that task off your to-do list.
2. Mercedes-Benz Stadium
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is located at 1414 Andrew Young International Blvd NW. Recognized as Atlanta’s premier sports and entertainment facility, it’s also the home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and the MLS’ Atlanta United.
If you’re visiting the stadium for an upcoming event, the ParkMobile app makes it easy to find a convenient parking spot.
Simply follow this link to search for your event and find nearby parking options. If you know your date, it’s best to secure your spot ahead of time. This can help you snag the lowest price and avoid a headache on the big day.
3. Pullman Yards District
Pratt-Pullman Yard is a historical landmark in the Atlanta neighborhood of Kirkwood. The former industrial complex has recently been turned into an arts and entertainment district at 225 Rogers Street NE.
Pullman Yards has been home to movie sets including Hunger Games, Baby Driver, Bad Boys 3, and more. Now open year-round, the venue hosts rotating exhibits, including the Immersive Van Gogh and Stranger Things experiences, two restaurants, Emory University’s Science Gallery, and concerts and events.
Parking is available through ParkMobile when you pull up or ahead of time at the link here.
4. Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market, located on the Atlanta BeltLine in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, is the Atlanta hub for just about everything. Renovated from an old Sears Warehouse, this multi-use development offers shopping, dining, offices, apartments, and events. Once done dining, you can easily enter the BeltLine from inside the building and continue on our walk, bike, or jog (or whatever else!). Popular at all times, you can always find what you’re looking for at “Ponce.”
ParkMobile is the suggested payment platform. You can park in the lot inside the garage, and enter the zone number (222) into your ParkMobile app. You can also pay at the kiosks located by the elevators.
5. Westside Provisions
Hungry for more? Westside Provisions, located on the Westside of Atlanta, is full of some of Atlanta’s best eats. With the likes of Forza Storico, Aziza, Redbird, and Jeni’s Ice Cream for dessert, we hope you come hungry. From shopping during the day, to feasting for dinner, to a round of shuffleboard and a nightcap before you call it quits, Westside Provisions is a one-stop shop for a full day on the town.
Parking is best located in the parking lot off of Howell Mill Road. You can pay via ParkMobile app or at the kiosks in the lot. Most tenants will offer 2 hours of free parking with a code. Westside Provisions can be found in the ParkMobile app at zone 225.
6. Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center, located in Midtown Atlanta, at 1280 Peachtree Street NE, is an arts complex home to various venues and experiences. The High Museum of Art anchors the center along with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Alliance Theater. The Alliance Theater is the top-producing theater in the Southeast. The High Museum of Art offers free admission from 12PM-5PM on the second Sunday of each month.
For more information on the Woodruff Arts Center, including its history in Atlanta, check out our blog here.
Woodruff Arts Center has its own parking garage located on Arts Center Way at 1280 Peachtree Street NE. Parking can be reserved in advance or ahead of time for events at this website here for the Alliance Theater, here for Atlanta Symphony Hall, or here for the High Museum of Art.
Metered Street Parking in Midtown & Downtown Atlanta, and Decatur, GA
In addition to the seven reserved parking sites listed above, you can also find and pay for metered street parking using our ParkMobile app or on parkmobile.io.
Use this map to find the parking zone nearest to your location. When you click on your zone, the map will update to show where the closest metered parking spots are located.
Once you’ve found the best spot near you, you can review the payment options and click “Park Here”. Next, set your time limit and enter your preferred form of payment. Then, you can drive up and hop out!
Parking in Atlanta Made Easier
We know how frustrating it can be when you’re this close to an area attraction, but you can’t find a parking spot to save your life. With our mobile app, we set out to eliminate this stress, so you can enjoy your visit faster.
This list of places to find parking in Atlanta is only the tip of the iceberg. In addition to these five spots, we can help you find places to park all around the city. Explore more here!